Video Editing Mistakes 90% of YouTubers Make
Some excellent yet very basic editing tips here especially for videos aimed at a YouTube audience.
Pay particular attention to the section on Jump Cuts and how to keep the eyes aligned to avoid distraction.
It’s a great tip in itself and makes a huge difference to how your audience perceives your videos.
How to Create a Seamless “Throw” Transition
Good example of transitions that almost make purely by shooting (in camera) but then smoothed out in editing.
Done on I believe Final Cut but as usual the software is not important.
The very first sequence shows just how effective an in-camera effect can be if you already know what you are looking for as an end result.
I think a lot of people get this the wrong way around by using the footage they already have and then trying to create an effect.
Far more effective is to imagine the effect then create specific footage for it.
Wide Shot: Everything You Need to Know
The Very Wide Shot, the Extreme Wide Shot, the Establishing Shot and the Master Shot.
They are all “wide shots” but are all different in both the way they are set up and the purpose they serve.
Check the article below for the full story.
Tips To Improve Your Video Editing – Live!
These Live chats with Daniel Batal are pure gold if you are looking to improve not just your editing but also your understanding of editing.
Right at the beginning of this one he completely deconstructs a couple of effects and shows you how to work it all out for yourself.
So rather than tell you how to do something he tells you how you can solve your own problems on your own.
10 Tips for Better Sound Design
Fair warning here with this video below.
It is a mostly more advanced look at the subject of audio in video production and any actual steps done in software are carried out in Premiere Pro.
However I have decided to include it because there are still a lot of tips you can incorporate into your own projects.
Of particular interest is one of the first ones in the video where you add audio to transition points to “sell” the transition.
How to Make Yourself Fly! – Movavi Video Editor
Ah it’s the old Superman/Hitchcock exploding into the air flying effect thingy again!
The difference is that this time we are using Movavi to pull it off and as usual the key is in the shooting and not the editing… although obviously there has to be some editing!
Filmora X PIP Effect – Picture in Picture Tutorial For Beginners
This is a pretty thorough run through of the various settings and controls you have on hand within Filmora X for executing a PiP effect.
Bear in mind that reaction videos are also just PiP effect videos but of course that’s not the only way it is used.
FUN Green Screen Tricks! – Wondershare Filmora X Tutorial
This is not so much a “How to” for green screen but just some great ideas for how and when to use it.
Add Text Behind a Moving Object – CyberLink PowerDirector 19
Getting text to move or appear as though it is behind something on the screen can be a pretty tricky effect to pull off.
It can be done in consumer level video editing software but there are a number of factors to consider.
If you are happy to keep the complexity of the shot fairly reasonable and are using a high contrast clip then you can do it quite well.
PowerDirector – Introduce a Graphic in Segments Using a Mask
Simple but effective method for using masks and keyframes to add interest to an image or graphics elements.
This is also a very good introduction to the features and settings being used to develop your own effects.
5 Things I’d tell me about Resolve – Beginners Welcome
This is a pretty good introduction into the way you probably might want to approach getting started with DaVinci Resolve.
On a personal note there are two main reasons why I don’t use Resolve for editing and neither of them have anything to do with the quality of that software.
In fact Resolve is an absolute beast for editing with even the free version being way more than enough.
For me it is unsuitable due to it being essentially a fully professional piece of kit.
I am not running a computer powerful enough to handle it and I only very rarely work on projects that would require that degree of complexity.
If you are thinking about getting into a Pro level editor then check these tips out for starting in Resolve.