The Edit Decision List
Once you have completed your log sheets, you can decide on the sequence of scenes you will put together to complete your project. This is the Edit Decision List (EDL).
As part of this sequence, be sure to write out any special titles or credits you need to add and note where they appear in relation to the video footage.
This is also the time your should pick out any special music or sound effects that will add that touch of professionalism to your finished tape.
VideOccasions has a small library of licensed music and sound effects to choose from for the background to your video.
If you intend to use copyrighted music from your own records, tapes or CDs and you intend to put your finished project onto the World Wide Web you should secure permission from the copyright holder. If your project contains copyright protected music, it is very likely that Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook will remove it.
What's important in making your EDL is that it makes sense to you; that you are able to pick it up several days after you've started working with it and understand it clearly as you work with VideOccasions editors on your project. It will save you editing time, and time is money.
The start of your Edit Decision List might look like this:
|1.||Title: Sunshine Day:
Grandma's 75th Birthday Party
[Graphic behind title is Pic #1]
|2.||Susie and Bo on walk||00:01:12||00:01:35|
|3.||CU Susie shoes||00:01:35||00:01:38|
|4.||Grandma at door||00:02:17||00:02:30|
|5.||Caption: Let the Good Times Roll|
[Begin music: Cut 12, CD #8]
[Graphic behind title: Video 00:24:33 - House]
Last modified 1/11/13