The many faces of “A/V”

“Faces” is probably the wrong word to use here. Although, A/V (audio/video – AV from here on in) is a very ambiguous term. For instance, I work in AV and one of my colleagues was previously in AV and is now also in AV, despite the two being completely different jobs.

The AV I’m referring to (that we work in) is luxury residential audio, video and control installations. But, that’s not what I’m here to talk about.

I have always wanted to know a little more about and be a little more capable at audio editing and video editing. So, what with my early start today – remember, I’ve been waking up at 04:30 every day for several days now – I wanted to take on the challenge of learning by doing. It’s only a short clip and only involves very few techniques (some cutting and filters on the video plus looping, equalisation and timing on the audio). Not to mention, the subject of the video is somewhat boring.

I recorded the making of a cup of coffee from the perspective of the kitchen door handle. That’s the best I can describe it as. I do have a few other coffee making utensils in my repertoire, perhaps I’ll make a thing of it to occasionally record a different way of making coffee. I can predict that the shortest of that series will be when I settle for same plain old instant.

Making filter coffee doesn’t have to take a long time.

Based on the time it took me to make a very tasty cup of “Cookie Doodle” cafĂ© noir I really don’t know why the queues at Starbucks are so long. Enjoy!

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