I have edited and re-edit some of the footage I have shot over the years numerous times. The most revamped edits being my travel videos. It seems a little time passes and you get a new idea of how you could portray something. Your idea of the trip changes, or your skills improve, or you notice a shot that you never used and it sparks a new idea.
One of my first posts on this blog was about my video postcards, and as of today I have officially re-edited all of the videos that had originally been in that early post. For nostalgic reasons, I left the original South Dakota road trip edit that I made over a year ago uploaded, and thought it would be nice to pair it with the new one. The idea isn't ever to replace those old edits, but refine them. You'll find a lot of the same shots are used again, but the mood is different. That's the thing about traveling, you can take as many pictures and shoot as much video as you want, but it's near impossible to recreate all the excitement, frustration, wonder, joy, anxiety, etc. that you experience while there.
You can decide for yourself what you think of these two edits. I've said it before, but all of my travel footage serves as material for editing exercises simply because there's so much of it. I don't see that changing any time soon, but for now, enjoy the new edit of my 2007 South Dakota road trip as well as the original edit made last year.
NEW South Dakota Video
Original South Dakota Video