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How did you get better at editing?

Discussion in 'Video Editing, Recording, Software & Hardware' started by scott faulknor, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. scott faulknor
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    Ive been trying to watch videos to be able to edit better. Just wondering where you learned to edit better?
     
  2. Scootakip [Lana]
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    I've been doing it for around 10 years now. It just takes practice and time
     
  3. DigiBox
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    Practice makes perfect.

    I first learnt editing when i was in middle school screwing with windows movie maker and then graduated to sony vegas. A lot of practice and dedication will get you far.
     
  4. Crown
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    You could watch tutorials but better than that IMHO is observing how videos, TV shows and movies etc are edited. Observe the timing, the type of music they use, the B-roll between main scenes, the camera angles etc etc. Watch a show like "Real housewives of wherever" - It's a crappy show obv but usually very well edited because they have to fit hours of filming into 40 minutes.
     
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    Tutorials are great. But honestly just mess around with new things and with practice you'll get better.
     
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    Consistency is key! I also chose a program that I am semi familiar with. Since I am used to Adobe's applications interface, it didn't take me long to get accustom to Adobe Premiere, and now I can't live without it!
     
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    Practice of course. Also, watching other similar content teaches you many things as well. I switched from Sony Vegas to Adobe Premiere and my video quality increased, solely because I felt more comfortable in the new program. That’s personal preference though.
     
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    Practice over time and you'll get better, after watching a bunch of tutorials I now watch TV shows a lot differently, I watch how they did their edit and what shots they are using, and I take from that and try to improve my own stuff.
     
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    Ditto for the above.

    Be ruthless. Cut out the flab.

    A long video isn't necessarily a good video.

    So chop chop chop until it's just how YOU would like it.

    Rob
     
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    Thanks, I do watch a lot of videos of some pretty amazing edits, but I have no clue how they are doing it. I like the whip transition but can't figure that one out.
     

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