the process of putting all the elements together in such a
way that a story is told. Today's editing is called digital
editing because the editor uses a computer to manipulate the
shots. The first step is to import the shots of video, music
and narration into the computer. Next, arrange the clips in
an order that tells a story. Remember, use the script to put
the story together.
A good editor will edit the video to the beat of the music
Using effects can be fun. But be warned: Too many effects and you
may not be able to show your video on the web.
As you're putting the shots together, watch that you don't
create a Jump Cut.
Give yourself time to edit. Because the video can
be edited in several different ways, decisions on how the piece moves
need to be made time and time again. Allow yourself time to
experiment with the piece you are creating. This is where
the real fun in video storytelling happens.
Think it Through
Break a Tape