5 Steps to Editing Your Own Explainer Video

5 Steps to Editing Your Own Explainer Video o, you decided to shoot your own promo or explainer or promo video for your business. You followed my advice about lighting, locations and recording, and now you have hours and hours of footage. Now what?

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Keep in mind, this article is all about style and technique. What it’s not about is what software you should use, keyboard shortcuts, what every little icon on the screen means.

There Are Plenty of Great Tutorials

Instead, I’m going to teach you about editing techniques and principles that have applied to every movie since D.W. Griffith invented the close-up, and will continue to be useful until we start downloading virtual reality experiences directly into our brains. It doesn’t matter if you use Avid, Premiere, Final Cut or a Moviola. This post is about editing. Step 1: Organize your footage — Fotothek_df_pk_0000165_012 via Spain WhatsApp Number List Deutsche Fotothek This is a step that’s easily missed in your hurry to start editing. This would be like throwing all your clothes in your suitcase without folding them first. It’s going to create a big mess, and you’ll regret it later. First, create a bunch of “bins.” This is an old term that comes from the days when actual film was physically cut, and placed in buckets hanging around the editing room.

Think of Them as folders and You’ll Be Fine

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(Most editing software uses a folder-like icon nowadays, anyway.) How many bins you’ll create really depends on the complexity of your video production. You can start with the basics—Interview and B-Roll. The Interview bin is obviously for the footage of your speaker. If you interviewed multiple subjects, create a bin for each person. If you have a large, complex business, you may want to split the B-Roll bin into smaller, more manageable bins: Warehouse, Shipping, Office, etc.

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