Megan Lang

Changing the world with video

Joined April 2020

About

IMPACT

Sep 2018 - Present

Hi I'm Megan, the video editor at Impact! I love all things video. I have two dogs that are the center of my world, and a passion for sewing and drawing!
If you like to do fx first like color correction, you can totally do that and get those all set before continuing on to do the actual edit - and to make sure you aren't slowing down the playback, you can toggle all those fx on and off easily (including cc on master channels)...
Did I know this neat little trick before last week? no thought I'd share in case anyone else could use it! (More to come I'm sure)

What're your tricks that should be obvious, but maybe could help someone else out? See More
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I've found making templates for folders in Finder, and Premiere/AE templates have saved me a lot of set up time.

I have a template folder that has all the parts of post production I need, along with a premiere file already loaded with commonly used assets.

Do you guys have any other tricks for templates/repetitive tasks for post-production? See More
I took this course not to long ago and figured I'd spread the word! Audio is definitely my weakest skill, and this guy had some awesome tricks like automatically ducking the music to your speaker. He probably saved me like 10-20mins per video.
Let me know if you guys check it out! See More
We have taken some production equipment and lights and set it up in the office to record our learning center content. I threw together a test video so we could look at how it looks and feels and sounds. Any feedback you guys have would be awesome!

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Thank you!
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Megan Lang
This looks great! Love the colorful background! I think you're right about the lav mic being the answer unless there's a way to sneak that rhode mic closer but I assume it's a camera mounted one. You already have a great, knowledgable vibe so I'm excited to see it when you really get going!
Someone recommended www.epidemicsound.com to download background music for my They Ask, You Answer videos. I know I have to get the licensing right otherwise my videos can be blocked from Facebook and YouTube. A $15 per month personal license turned into a $50 commercial license which is more expensive than I want to spend. Looking for a more reasonably priced source for background music I can post on YouTube and Facebook. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. See More
Megan Lang
We use envato market (we have a subscription but you can also just use audiojungle!) I think sometimes Youtube is finicky with the license stuff but if you just show them the license that comes with the song it usually works out. We used to use artlist.io as well which was more expensive and not as corporate sounding tracks, but still a good quality choice.
I recently came back from a day of filming to find that one of my files was corrupted. For some strange reason my card wrote two files for the same video (even though I did not have that function on) and I was able to get my footage off my card and on to a timeline. I'm interested in knowing if anyone has any methods of recovering corrupt footage or salvaging a corrupt card as I feel like I may run into this problem again later on and I won't be so lucky. See More
Megan Lang
Oh boy, glad you were lucky with that time! I haven't had any good experiences unfortunately. sometimes if a card won't read i've used a different card reader and was able to salvage it, but that's about it for me!