Video Editing Tips

By Dan Ope Makinde

Learn Important Terms

The video editing industry require you to communicate with other video editors or clients, which means you’ll have to learn a lot of lingua-franca.

Basic concepts include the following:

Jump Cuts –

Cutting out portions to skip boring or predictable moments and preserve visual interest.

J Cut –

Audio precedes the video.

L Cut –

Video precedes the audio.

Montage –

Sequence of clips showing the passage of time, usually for a transformation or character development.

Cutting on Action –

Cutting when the subject is moving instead of after each movement to create a more interesting and fluid
scene.

Match Cut/Match Action –

Cutting together two visually similar shots or scenes

Cutaways –

Adding transition pieces that don’t include the main subject or action to show the surrounding environment and set the mood, add meaning to the scene, or aid dramatic tension.

Please Note.
These are just a few out of Editing Encyclopedia, and more terms to learn.

All you need to do is take the time to read and do your own research.

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