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Video Editing

Do you want to understand the rules broadcast professionals use when editing a TV show?

Do you want to improve the quality of your videos, to the point where your audience can’t get enough?

Are you moving from still photography to video, and is editing a major challenge?

Are your videos just not getting noticed and shared on your YouTube channel?

Are you are a professional video editor, but not getting noticed because your work is technically fine, and not creatively outstanding?

Then you have come to the right place.

Who are Operators and Editors.

In the pro broadcast world, there are two types of editors: Operators and Editors.

An operator is someone who should be an expert at the software, understands codecs, as well as the export parameters needed for broadcast. Very often, these people are not particularly creative, because creativity is not their main focus. Often, it’s the technical side of video that excites them the most.

Before you do this course, I have a question:

  1. Do you mainly want to be taught all the technical stuff regarding video production? often mostly referred as (an operator-editor) Or. . .

  2. Do you want to become a creatively intuitiveclever video editor, creating amazing content from your own video sources, or other people’s footage? (referred to as an Editor) If yes, then this course is for you.

If you answered 1, then this is not a course for you. This training does not focus on the tech stuff at all. Because, honestly, very few creative people are experts themselves. We will support your training with internationaI Professionals specialised in broadcast TV as an editor for over 3 decades, won awards in New York and Cannes, and yet are still only having a basic understanding of the tech stuff. Because, believe it or not, we don’t really need it in this training, and neither will you!

I am an editor. I am not an operator.

Editing video (understanding the software) is a straightforward, if complex subject. It is taught all over the Internet. But find me a truly creative video editing course. I can’t find a good one anywhere. So I created this one.

Editing video is easy to do, but difficult to do well.

The trouble is, most video courses on the net are presented by filmmakers making wedding videos and low budget music videos. Very few are broadcast professionals. That is the reason why most of these training focus primarily on software, which requires limited creative insight. The reason why this course is not too much focused on the software used in editing but on developing your creative ability.

The syllabus

  • Part One: Preparation for the edit. Knowing where everything is frees you up to be creative.

  • Part Two: How to capture your audience within the first 20 seconds and keep them riveted.

  • Part Three: Music choice, music montage editing, back timing for effect and more.

  • Part Five: Editing styles. Lots of examples of styles and their affect on the audience,

  • Part Five: Transitions, pace and the story, and editing techniques,

  • Part Six: Lots of actual broadcast examples. Why they work and the techniques used,

  • Part Six: You-tube and presenting to camera. We talk software to assist you in making the right choice. Also, helpful tips on creating a You-tube channel and make money from it.

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You will learn:

  • How to attract, grab and hold onto your audience,

  • How to entertain your audience, and have them wanting more,

  • How to make your edits seamless and integrated,

  • How to select music, and avoid the dangers of bad music choices,

  • How to avoid the traps amateurs often fall into,

  • How to use the power of visual elements,

  • The importance of the audio track. Oh, so important!

  • Music montage editing— easy to do, but difficult to do well,

  • How to edit dialogue,

  • How and when to use transitions,

  • How to maximise the power of sound effects,

  • Some stuff about YouTube.

  • Editing software and what’s good, and what’s less good.

        All these skills will make your editing experience easy and intensely creative. You can become a great filmmaker.

You will need:

  • A broadband Internet connection,

  • A laptop or desktop computer.

  • Editing software able to edit multi-layered audio tracks. Manipulating multi-layered audio is fundamental to good editing. Any edit software with multi-layer capability, able to handle your source footage, will do.

  • A basic understanding of video editing. As this is not a software course, you will need an understanding of your software, how to ingest media from your camera card, and how to set up a time-line to begin editing.

  • An ongoing project would be an advantage so you can practice some of the techniques shown right away,

  • A sprit of learning something new and intensely creative,

  • Be prepared to have some fun.

What if I am an Editor and not an Operator.

Editing video (understanding the software) is a straightforward, if not complex subject. It is taught all over the Internet. But find you will find that to get a truly creative video editing course out there you need somebody who can show you the ropes or even the best tutorial out there to engage so that you don’t throw away your hard earned money. SkyPro Institute of Languages and Technology Video Experts created this course to fulfill that need.

Is Editing video easy to do, or is it difficult to do as well.

The trouble is, most video courses on the net are presented by filmmakers making wedding videos and low budget music videos. Very few are broadcast professionals. The proof is that most video editing courses focus primarily on software, which requires limited creative insight. 

Fortunately This course is not primarily going to focus on software.