Posts made by CharlesLiu
VA Editing BreakdownHi guys, Today's post will be focusing on vlogging, specifically three editing techniques you can use to spice up your vlog and make it stand out from the rest of the crowd. We will be using one of our students' footage as an example today, Kenji Tanimura. As always, here are the names of each technique with their corresponding time code. **Technique #1: Cutting To The Beat Of Your Music (0:24)** **Technique #2: Overlaying Clips (3:49)** **Technique #3: Pace Your Editing Like A Movie (7:30)** **Technique #3's Video Editing Breakdown (11:50)** https://youtu.be/B-Rx3dj3mHI Peace, Charles
VA Editing BreakdownHi guys! Here's a popular YouTube technique that you see all the time, and for good reason. It's one of the easiest methods to execute, and provides three great solutions to common direct-to-camera problems. The solutions are listed in the timecode/table of contents down below as well as other parts of the video encase you want to just skip around. **1. Introduction (0:12)** **2. Solution #1: It eases memorization. (1:09)** **3. Solution #2: You're allowed to mess up as many times as you want. (1:36)** **4. Solution #3: It cuts out dead space and improves pacing. (2:29)** **5. Common problems/mistakes and how to fix them (3:00)** **6. Problem #1: Not speaking with confidence. (3:46)** **7. Problem #2: Clip timing .(4:16)** **8. Problem #3: Framing. (5:07)** **9. Video Editing Walkthrough (6:18)** https://youtu.be/OcxN-wq1rwE if you have a niche or editing topic or general question you'd like covered, or even if you have some overall feedback, please let us know in the comments. See you next week, Charles
VA Editing Breakdown@designurself Sorry that this wasn't what you were expecting :disappointed: But like Ransyn said, it's too difficult to teach functionality because everybody's functionality is different. My general rule when it comes to learning editing software is this: Press as many buttons, tools, and widgets as possible. Repeat until you eventually see what each one does. Continue repeating until you eventually remember what each one does. This is basically how I learned to edit on Windows Movie Maker on my mom's laptop when I was a little kid. Also, the only difference between professional software and beginner's software is that professional software has more buttons. Hope this helps, Charles
VA Editing Breakdown@CierraBerry Hi Cierra, Honestly, it depends on how important that video is to you and how good your core content actually is. There are some situations where I would spend that much time and some situations where I wouldn't. Situations where I would spend that much time: 1. If this video was important to my channel. (Like a channel trailer) 2. If I believe this will help me grow my editing skills. (THIS IS A BIG REASON TO DO IT) 3. If I believe I can make edits that will impact/enhance my core content. 4. If I don't plan on posting very often. Situations where I wouldn't spend that much time: 1. If this video was not really super important/I didn't put much effort into it 2. If my core content sucks. 3. If my core content is awesome but I want to be able to create and post at least once per week. There are more situations than what I listed, but at the end of the day it's really up to you to decide if it's worth it or if it would benefit you. I hope this helps, Charles
VA Editing BreakdownHi guys, This post will be focusing on one of our Viral Academy students, Jonah Riddle (@jonahriddle) and four common editing techniques he uses throughout his videos. I have each technique covered listed out below next to their timecode in the video (in case you want to jump straight to the specific technique). 1. **Technique #1: The Incomplete Cut (0:15)** 2. **Technique #2: Dropping The Music (1:47)** 3. **Technique #3: Zoom Ins (3:40)** 4. **Technique #4: Using Music To Your Advantage (5:09)** https://youtu.be/hovUw3lp58s As you might have noticed, our first video is pretty simple and short. Future videos will be longer and more informative as you guys exchange feedback and let us know what you'd like to see! So please, if you have a niche or editing topic or general question you'd like covered, or even if you have some overall feedback, please let us know in the comments. See you next week, Charles
VA Editing BreakdownYup, you read the category name correctly. Finally, we will be addressing one of the most heavily requested topics on this platform, and it’s something all of you can relate to in one form or another as a YouTube entrepreneur. Video editing. Video editing is like Jumpcut’s check-engine light. We’ve always wanted to do something about it, but we weren’t entirely sure how beneficial it would be or if it would actually actually be useful. So starting sometime next week, I will be periodically posting walkthroughs on some of our featured VA students and what I think they do particularly well in terms of their video editing/post production process. From there, I will relate it to how you guys can possibly do the same thing in your own videos. If this goes well, I can continue expanding this idea and hopefully introduce more instructional videos of sorts and other topics (such as software how-to videos or more difficult techniques). So please, as these become released, please let me know if this is useful or a complete waste of time. If you don’t know who I am, I am one of Jumpcut’s super sexy video editors. Nice to meet you. Check back here on Monday for the first breakdown. I will be going over @JonahRiddle ’s comedic timing and general editing techniques that help make videos funnier. See you Monday.