Video Editing Basics Part Two

A Little Hollywood Magic
So what do you do if you want to communicate the sense of excitement that the kids are experiencing at the entrance to the zoo if you didn’t get a shot of that?
This is where the true sense of editing comes in.
If we continue with our example of the zoo trip you will most likely find that you have a shot of the kids looking excited in a relatively…
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The Friday Roundup – Aspect Ratios, Basic Editing Cuts and more

Aspect Ratios – Film Editing Pro
I thought I might kick off this week with a little educational pice on the subject of aspect ratios.
These days we tend to deal mainly in 16:9 aspect ratios for home use with the occasional foray into 9:16 or even 1:1 for social media.
The subject of aspect ratios in movies has a long and very interesting history covered in the video…
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Some Video Editing Basics


Before you get into the process of editing that mountain of video you have had slowly piling up it is worth taking the time to figure out just where you are going with your video editing.
On these pages I will cover a few of the basic concepts so that you can gain a clearer understanding of what video editing entails and what you should be expecting to achieve.
Most people…
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The Friday Roundup – Editing Templates, Drones and Motion Tracking

VideoStudio Instant Project Templates
I mentioned last week that I have been helping a friend get set up to regularly post videos to her YouTube channel.
Finally after a year or so enough people have told her that regular posting is one of the keys to success in that space!
Now that she has a little spot set up with good light and a reasonable camera she has begun to…
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The Friday Roundup – Video Editing Secret Sauce and Cinematic Tips

My Secret for Making Better Videos
Well, they say the devil is in the details and although I am not quite sure who “they” are or whether it has anything to do with the devil… the details do count.
A common complaint I see from amateur video makers is that they have trouble lifting their projects to the level of some they see online.
They tend to think in terms of…
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