This video came to me Friday afternoon – translation: quick edit. 13 minutes of footage, on tape (meaning real time capture instead of moving files).
The Oklahoman’s Jim Beckel did a nice job of shooting this story. Lots of shots that involved movement and pans, not just the typical set shot on a tripod. I’m all about working with video like this. You have to be careful that it doesn’t become motion for the sake of motion. But in this case it worked, given the somber subject.
Three different songs were used as a music bed, they help illustrate the mood changes. I tried to space out the answers a little to give it pacing.