You’ve been shooting videos for all your life but not once you ever tried editing one. Perhaps, now is the right time. Learning how to cut and stich clips, whether on a simple software or a commercial editing studio Dubai, can be a great help. You can take advantage of your video editing skill in two ways:
- You can edit in a way you exactly want. You don’t have to communicate how you feel to an editor and how the short film should go. You can take the DIY approach and do precisely as you want it to be. The project will become more personal and memorable for you.
- You can save from the editing costs. There are few commercial editing studio that offer post-production for a low cost. In Dubai, this service can be hefty with the exemption of Tambi Studios. You can avoid the hassle of putting out money from your pocket when you learn how to enhance and revamp a raw video on your own.
Here are some of the fundamental points to remember when just starting to learn video editing.
Avoid doing jump cuts. There is nothing an audience hate more than a jump cut. A jump cut is when two different shots from one camera setup but with a different subject is placed consecutively. This is usually done by amateurs when they want to delete a certain part of the scene. You can get away with a jump shot by using a fade transition.
Cut clips creatively. When you have a subject speaking in front of the camera, never cut it on the same time the person stop talking. You need to inject creativity. Most experienced video editors insert dramatic shots or try to pan left or tilt up to the blue sky. They would stitch this to a scene where the camera is panning to the right or tilting down from the sky.
Work in an organized manner. Bring out the story board and follow it. If you are working on a computer software, it is best to name the files according to their manner of sequence so you won’t lose track of the proper flow.