This was my Senior project for the high school video production class waaaaay back in 1997. This was cut on 3/4" magnetic tape cassettes using the old EDL deck-to-deck process, long before I got my hands on my first NLE. This is from my personal VHS copy. Apparently I've always been a cuts-and-dissolves kind of guy.

I conducted the interview, found the footage, picked the music and basically did whatever I wanted on this video. Paraprofessional Cesar Castillo shot the interview, suggested the Dio song and the triple-beat cuts you see two times during the song. Supervisor Ed Cantu created the opening title graphics and provided the play-by-plays. Fellow student Phillip Hernandez took over editing with my notes for a week while I was on vacation with the family. His work can be seen primarily during the middle segment of the song Higher Ground up until the transition to Stand Up and Shout. The slow-motion work was the original 3/4" tapes converted to Betacam SP and played at half-speed while re-recorded back to another BetaSP tape as the 3/4" decks did not have smooth variable speeds without obtrusive scan lines.

This entire video was a trial-by-fire of linear cutting. All the fancy moves you can make in an NLE environment are easily taken for granted if you've never had to edit this way. The EDL and deck controllers made it easier, but "easy" is a subjective term here.

Directed by JASON R. JOHNSTON
Edited by JASON R. JOHNSTON, PHILLIP HERNANDEZ
Special Guest: ROY GUZMAN
Play-by-Plays: EDUARDO CANTU III
Videography: BRYAN MARTINEZ, GRACIE MONTANEZ, PHILLIP HERNANDEZ, CARLOS CANTU III, JASON R. JOHNSTON, JORGE MARTINEZ, ADRIANA VILLARREAL, NORMA MOLINA, JASON SANDOVAL, IVAN DIAZ, ADRIAN HERNANDEZ
Produced by PSJA CAREER & TECHNOLOGIES STUDENT-PRODUCED TELEVISION

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