If you desire to be an editor, it is best to hone in your skills to differentiate yourself from others. Five of the hottest tips from the most successful and famous professionals include organizing yourself and your editing timeline, using the audio track mixer, cleaning up your audio for messy spots, organizing selects, and pancaking timelines. Using these tips and tricks will not only help you become a professional, but also save you costly time in the long run.
- The faster you are as an editor, the more jobs that you can do and this also allows you to charge more for projects.
- Being organized will allow you to edit quicker as you will know exactly where every tool is on your editing software.
- Group audio and video assets together on certain layers to make them easier to find and spend time scrubbing and adjusting videos if there are problems.
“However, while there is a myriad of skills you can and should hone as you step into the pro-level ring, there’s one aspect of editing that you’ll want to make sure you establish before you do: your workflow.”