I know that Twitter can be very helpful on IT and technical matters, and being a man with no Mrs at home to ask and being a bit of a thicko on technical innovation I am hoping somebody out there can help.
My Daughter, Priya is really keen on making videos. This goes along these lines: She grabs my camera and/or her phone. Runs off with youngest sister. Takes short videos of “village life” and herself and her sister doing stuff in the foreground. She then comes home, occupies “my” slot at the computer for an hour, uploads all the video clips, chooses some rather crass pop song, and then merges it all together to create a video.
But the thing is this. For the first time in her life, she has really found something that she is proud of. I’m not just saying this as her Dad, but she has an artistic ability in putting words and image together in a very meaningful (and not always obvious) way.
(not wanting to get the violins out) but Preez has had a few knocks in life, and finding this outlet for her artistic and creative nature may well be the making of her.
To date, she has been using an odd assortment of cameras and phones and using free “trial” video editing software.
I am writing this in the real hope that someone can advise me what editing software is “standard” and any tips on what video camera to get for her would be appreciated too. Christmas is just around the corner…