Simon Gibbs

Film and Video Editor

Ethiopia 2005, Video #1

Release date Monday, February 28th, 2005


Back in 2005 I spent three months in Ethiopia helping on a charity project. I was filming clips of my experiences and wanted to share them with my family.

I had a windows laptop with a copy of Windows Movie Maker. Using this I pieced together the footage I had, using music to make these short music videos. This was the first one I ever did, and shows my first ever experience of editing a video.

It was eventually joined with a six others over the month of February making a thirty minute long video. This was burned on to VCD and sent home to my parents as a surprise. It was immediately shown to friends and members of their church who were supporting me.

This video will always be special to me, while I didn’t dive deeper into editing for many years after this, it shows where my initial interest began.