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Hello and Welcome to the DIY Video Editor

These days most of us have access to at least some kind of handheld video recording device whether it be one dedicated to the task or simply the ability to capture video on a mobile phone.

Some of you may want to produce simple home movies, some of you may be thinking of yourselves as future YouTube video stars and others may be just looking for a place to start learning how to edit your videos a little more professionally.

Unfortunately most of the available information on shooting better videos, editing your videos effectively, choosing the right software, handling audio and all the parts that make up this subject are spread out all over the place.

Here at the DIY Video Editor I have tried to isolate the basics and provide a starting point for anyone wanting to get into video production as a hobby, as a path to a more professional end or simply as a a family duty!

You can get to everything through the menu system on the right and just hit the Contact button in the sidebar Menu of every page to ask me anything, or if you prefer just Comment on a Post and I’ll try to help out as best I can.

Recent Posts

What is the 180° Rule, Anyway?

The 180 degree rule is one that is taught everywhere when learning about film. This is a classic rule that makes movies easier to watch for the viewer. With this rule you are pretending that you are facing the same direction without turning the camera further around which might make people nauseous. It's an easy way to keep a story linear and make sure you can tell a straight … [Read More...] about What is the 180° Rule, Anyway?

The Friday Roundup – Free Audio FX and Better Skin Tones

15+ Free Household Sound Effects with Room Tones Yay! Let's kick off with some Freebies! The good folk over at Shutterstock are offering some free sound effects and background noise this week and as usual there is no sign up or email stuff required. I particularly like these ones because they include some ambient types sounds which you can add (appropriately) to any project. As … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – Free Audio FX and Better Skin Tones

Project Organization

Editors are always looking for tools that will help them manage multiple projects, regardless of whether they work on their own or as a part of some team. The most pressing need is for software that will manage and organize projects, and visualize workflow of media that flows through the system. This will also enable the editors to access the material from an archive, if needed … [Read More...] about Project Organization

The Friday Roundup – Run and Gun Shooting Plus Bokeh Effects

A Guide to Creating High-Quality Run-and-Gun Vlog Videos When it comes to modern video trend occurring on places like YouTube I guess there are only a few real categories. You have straight vlogs with someone talking to the camera, "How To's," and demonstration type presentations. Most of these are done in a reasonably controlled setting and as such allow for a "set up" of some … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – Run and Gun Shooting Plus Bokeh Effects

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