Enhancing a video

During this time everyone is inside, staying safe or not going out in groups. I decided last weekend I would go on a hike since there are usually not many people out on the trails. I get restless inside, especially on a Saturday or Sunday.

After the recent rain, there was a good amount of water running off of the cliff/bluffs on this trail. That all led to some waterfalls and I am not sure if they’re normally running like they were that day since I have never been down this trail before.

Now to the topic. I didn’t take my audio recorder and I didn’t have my on-camera mic attached at the time I took all of these shots in this video. So, when I was editing the video I thought it would be a much better experience to watch if I added some natural sounds to the video. There is so much more you can do to enhance a video with just using the right audio and though this is a very simple example of that, I am excited to get more into this as I start researching techniques more and learning myself.

Check out the video and let me know what you all think!


Thanks for coming back for another blog. I think I might do one more blog this week about my experience and thoughts on the situation the world is in right now. Mostly for myself to look back and see years down the road, on how I was taking it and my thought process during it vs after it’s over.

Check out my other videos while you’re probably stuck at home. Find me on Instagram @derekliving and @DLsports. I am also on Twitter @ThatPhotog1