NOT HAPPY With Your Video Editing? 8 SIMPLE Editing Techniques and Concepts To Make BETTER Videos!

Are you feeling frustrated with the quality of your video editing? Do you want to take your videos to the next level but don’t know where to start? Look no further! In this blog, we will discuss 8 simple editing techniques and concepts that will help you improve your video editing skills and create better videos. From basic editing tricks to more advanced concepts, we will cover everything you need to know to enhance the overall look and feel of your videos. Say goodbye to mediocre edits and hello to professional-looking videos with these easy-to-implement tips and techniques. Let’s get started!

NOT HAPPY With Your Video Editing? 8 SIMPLE Editing Techniques and Concepts To Make BETTER Videos!

All right, I’ve got a question for you: Is your video editing absolutely as effective as it could be? If your answer was no, this article could help but it might not be in the way that you think. Often when we think about getting better as video editors, we think we need to learn a bunch of super fancy and complicated tricks to get there. But what really makes great edits is a firm understanding of some pretty simple basic editing concepts and then, of course, practice, practice, practice. So in this article, we’re gonna go over eight super easy editing techniques and concepts that you can use to become a better video editor today, with one extra little bonus at the end. Once you’ve read through the whole article, head down to the comment section and tell me which of the tips you didn’t already know about. If you can honestly say that you knew all of them, you’ll win a little something special. So, let’s dive in!

Cutting on the Action

At its most fundamental, video editing is taking a bunch of clips, cutting them, and putting them together. But how do you know when to cut them and where to attach them together? One option and our first editing technique is to cut on the action. If you have two matching clips of the same action with different angles, you can combine those clips together seamlessly by cutting during the action in each shot. For example, if you have a wide-angle shot and then a close-up, you can show the beginning of the action in the wide angle and then in the middle of the movement, cut to the close-up to finish that action. Cutting on the action can subconsciously hide the cut from the viewer, making them feel like they legitimately watched the same action happening from two different angles.

Cut To the Beat

If we have music in our scene, we can use that to our advantage by making some of our edits fall on the beat of that music. This technique doesn’t necessarily hide the edit, but it does help to make the edit feel purposeful. Cutting to the beat can also emphasize the cuts in a way that gives them importance, using builds and big hits in your music as points to show important subjects or actions.

The J Cut and L Cut

Editing isn’t just about how you place the video clips, but also what you do with the audio. The J cut involves extending the audio of clip B earlier to overlap the end of the visuals from clip A. Similarly, the L cut involves extending the audio from clip A at the end to keep going while we’re seeing the video from clip B. These cuts can be used to transition between scenes smoothly and make a scene full of cuts feel less choppy.

Eye Trace and Match Cut

Eye trace is guiding the viewer’s eye through the frame so that they don’t have to be searching the entire frame to figure out what they should be looking at. Match cut is when we go from one clip to another where something matches in both clips connecting the two seamlessly.

These simple editing techniques and concepts can make a big difference in the quality of your videos. Remember, practice is key, so keep honing your skills and experimenting with these editing techniques to enhance your video editing capabilities.

FAQ

  1. Why am I not happy with my video editing?

    There could be several reasons why you are not satisfied with your video editing. It could be due to lack of experience, not using the right techniques, or not paying attention to important editing concepts.

  2. What are some simple editing techniques to make better videos?

    1. Cut out unnecessary footage
    2. Use transitions effectively
    3. Add music or sound effects
    4. Color correct and color grade
    5. Utilize text and graphics
    6. Pay attention to pacing and rhythm
    7. Use keyframes to add motion
    8. Keep learning and practicing

  3. How can I improve my video editing skills?

    Practice is key to improving your video editing skills. Watch tutorials, study films and videos you admire, experiment with different editing techniques, and seek feedback from others to help you grow as an editor.

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