SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO EDIT YOUR VIDEO

Editing your video is the final step after your record your video. Editing is a complex but principal step. Attractively editing your video will draw students towards your course.

Some tips on editing videos are:
  • Plan and prepare ahead. Planning and practicing once are beneficial. Then, you will be more comfortable while you are filming the course.
  • Continuously shoot and remember that you are editing the video. It means that you should take various shots like close shots, wide shots and zoom in or zoom out the camera when needed. Remember that the camera should be steady all the time.
  • Cut out all the useless shots where you are stammering or other unusable footage.
  • Add some effects. Some effects can be applied so that your video is more pleasing to the eye. But remember that it is an educational video. So, do not use too many effects.
  • Plan and prepare ahead
  • Planning and preparing ahead is the key strategy to shoot flawlessly. Planning will help you to remember what to teach after each section. Preparing ahead will help you in continuously filming the course without much interruption. Therefore, you will have to cut out less footage.
  • Shoot but remember that you are going to edit the video. This tip is the best for courses where you have to perform a task. Try different angles so that your students can have a better view of your tasks. Take various shots like close shots, wide shots and zoom in or zoom out the camera when needed.
  • The camera should not shake. Use a tripod if needed. Keep the camera steady all the time.
  • Cut out all the useless video

    Cut out all the shoots where you are stammering. Also, cut out the shots where you are inaudible and shoot again by speaking louder. You may also use another audio to do a voiceover in that clip. Always remember that your voiceovers should be in sync with the video. Any delay or advancement of audio is unsuitable. It may result in a hindrance in learning for the students.

    Add some effects

    Using effects in the video will add more polish to the course. It should be simple. It is an educational video. So, do not use too many effects. Make sure the main focus goes only on the course. The video effect should not be too distracting.

    List of editing software you may use

    Some easy-to-use editing software is:

  • List
  • Filmora
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • All of these are usable on Windows, Mac, and Linux.