Video Editing 101:
Edit a Short Project with Ian Moore

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Editing is the post-production process of selecting and compiling raw footage into sequences that form a consistent final product, a movie. In simpler words, it is editing that makes the story come together. Do you want to know how to edit? Learn with Ian😎

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Ian Moore

Video Editing: Ultimate Beginner's Guide by Ian Moore

Do you want to know how to edit? Editing is the post-production process of selecting and compiling raw footage into sequences that form a consistent final product, a movie. In simpler words, it is editing that makes the story come together. Learn more with Ian 👇

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Intro

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Video Editing

19

Organizing your project

149

Bins

345

Stringouts

405

Color coding

613

Editing

1045

Adding music

1134

Transitions

1442

Sound design

1538

Wrap up

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Meet Your Instructor

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What you’ll learn

Learn your shortcuts to save a tremendous amount of time during editing.

Try things out – be as wild and insane as you can think to grab attention.

Being creative is important but you can't be creative if you can't find your footage – be organized.

Back up your footage, use proper titles, organize raw footage in bins and work in color-coded timelines.

Masterclass chapters

Video editing

In this chapter, Ian will show you a short project he has been working on. He will show you a 30-second version and a 1-minute version of the video. Later, he will use the project to explain the editing steps from A-Z.

Organizing your project

Number one rule: always have a backup of everything. You never know when things go wrong with your computer or with a drive, so always think about safety when you start editing a project. Ian will show you more organizing tips for editing videos.

String-outs

A string-outs will get all your footage in one place. They are the tool for getting a handle on precisely what footage was shot. Ian will show you how to use the string in this chapter.

Colour coding

Colour coding your footage is a tool for staying organized. Every color has a different meaning. You can set keyboard shortcuts to color-label your footage easily. Ian will walk you through color coding in detail in this chapter, and how important it is in filmmaking and post-production.

Editing

Be creative when editing. Think about the purpose of your short video and try different things out, and be wild. As Ian would say: "Take risks and have fun with it!"

Adding music

Ian will walk you through the steps of adding music to your video. Try to play around with the song you choose to fit the audio to the footage. You will learn how to do that step by step in this video.

Transitions

Transitions make your video smoother when jumping from scene to scene.

Sound design

In the same way, as you color code your footage, you can color code your audio. The sound design allows filmmakers to flesh out the aural world of a film to enhance the mood, atmosphere, and tone. Ian will show you how he deals with sound design in his projects.

About Your Instructor

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Ian Moore

Creative director, Cinematographer, and Editor

Santa Monica, California

“When it comes to the creativity of editing, there is nothing wrong that you can do. Take risks and have fun with it.”

Ian Moore is a creative director, cinematographer, and editor working with creative content, music videos, commercial work, and action sports content. More about Ian and his work on his site: www.uwowi.com.

Want to learn more about video editing? Check out the article about the 13 popular types of film transitions or our guide on video editing.