Awesome Editing Tips
It’s not unusual for me to post links to “editing tips” type post because let’s face it, that’s what I do!
However occasionally I come across a “tips” article that really does rate more than just a link to it.
The problem with most of these posts is that they give quick tips without much explanation and although that’s fine for what they are an understanding of the “why” goes a long way.
If you have followed this blog for any amount of time you will have gathered that although I don’t try to load the site with too much technical information I still believe that an understanding of why you should do something a certain way is of greater value than just saying to do it that way.
In the spirit of that I found a “tips” article this week that really strikes a good balance between telling you what to do and telling why it should be that way in straight simple terms.
Camera Techniques to Manipulate Size
Now clearly this site is not really aimed at people who are into video production in any professional sense of the word.
Just about everything I have posted here is directed more towards the home user or at least enthusiastic amateur who simply wants to make better looking videos.
It is for that reason that the guides I have written are very basic and cover just the foundations of what makes for good video, and when I say “good video” I mean that from the viewers perspective.
For all of us there are times when we feel we have pretty much shot the footage we needed at a pretty good standard.
That we have followed the basic rules of editing and have come up with a final product that we “think” should look OK.
We walk away from it for a few days to cool off and get our heads out of the project (ALWAYS a good idea!) and return only to find that there is something wrong.
Not something drastically wrong, something obviously wrong… just a kind of “there’s something not quite right here” kind of feeling and we can’t seem to put our fingers on what it is.
At this point the problem you are running into is that of knowledge and experience.
Enough knowledge and experience to know that all is not well with your project but not enough knowledge and experience to work out what it is.
It is this point I try to address with my weekly blog posts by gathering wherever I can find them, tips, tricks and tutorials by the pro’s that won’t get your head spinning with technicality but will add to your overall arsenal of knowledge.
Armed with these new tools you can then go out and give them a try to gain experience.
The video below is a prime example of what I am talking about.
In the video the presenter goes into very clear detail about how there are ways to manipulate the user experience and perception of objects and people through different camera setup tricks and it is well worth watching.
YouTube Video Optimization
Under the Getting Your Videos Online section of this site there is a guide to correctly optimizing any video you upload to YouTube.
It covers how and why you should be creating your video titles and descriptions in a certain way and the reasoning behind it.
Because of that I am not going to go into it all again in detail here but it is vital for you to understand and implement those steps if you want to gain any traction with YouTube internally or with any exterior search engine like Bing or Google.
Now the guide I have written is pretty straightforward but theses days every little bit counts so below is a link to a very long and very detailed article on the same subject.