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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.

You may want to produce simple home movies, see yourself as a future YouTube video stars or just be 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 and hit the Contact button to ask me anything you like, or if you prefer just Comment on a Post and I’ll try to help out as best I can.

Recent Posts

The Friday Roundup – D.I.Y Foley, Match Cuts and YouTube Tips

How to Create Foley Just briefly, Foley is the art of recreating sounds in a studio to be used later as part of a video or movie sound track. From Wikipedia: Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films, videos, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. When you see a western movie and hear the horses walking across the ground, … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – D.I.Y Foley, Match Cuts and YouTube Tips

A Guide to Using B-Roll Effectively in Your Video Edit

B roll should be part of your editing technique because the film on its own might be bland and boring without it. B roll is something that you use to add different little tidbits of information to. You sometimes need to cut away some parts or add to them and that is where B roll comes into play. You can insert additional shots into your main shot. You can also clean up or edit … [Read More...] about A Guide to Using B-Roll Effectively in Your Video Edit

On Being A Good Interviewer

Making a good interview video requires paying special attention to some aspects of the video making process. First you have to make sure to do the research on the interviewee so that you can easily ask questions that they understand, answer easily and are relevant to what you are trying to show. This not only makes for a better interview but also helps the subject feel like you … [Read More...] about On Being A Good Interviewer

The Friday Roundup – Editing Classy, Adding Depth and Teleprompters

Keep Your Edits Classy - Tips For New Editors Generally speaking Casey Faris makes almost all of his content from the perspective of using DaVinci Resolve. This one is a little different in that although he demonstrates what he is talking about in Resolve the actual subject of the video is the act of editing itself. In other words what he is showing is truly universal and has … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – Editing Classy, Adding Depth and Teleprompters

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