6. Editing

Complete summary of the video (with screenshots!)


Editing

During the editing process you will be working with your footage. You may be:

  • trimming clips
  • stitching clips together
  • adding transitions
  • adding music
  • adding titles and credits
  • adding captions
  • adding callouts

The editing or post-production process can really make a difference to the overall quality of your video. However, it is very easy to go overboard. It is usually better to take a less-is-more approach and keep your use of graphics minimal and tasteful.

It is important to remember that whatever changes you make to your video clips in your editing software do not affect the original video file.  If you are not happy with a special effect or if you have trimmed to much from the start or end of your clip, you can always go back to the original.

Extra content:

There are many resources online for images, sound effects and music that you can add during the editing process.

Background music – YouTube Audio Library is a great site for royalty-free music

Sound effects – Audio Micro or Soundcli.ps

Images – Flickr

Clip Art – Microsoft Office Images

Saving your Video

After you have finished editing you will be exporting your movie in a video format for upload to YouTube or SeneMA.

Typically you will save your file as an MP4, WMV or AVI, depending on what editing software you are using.

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