Basics of Video Editing: A Guide for Beginners

Welcome to the world of video editing! If you’re just starting out on your journey as a video editor, you likely have a multitude of questions.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the fundamental aspects of video editing, providing answers to key questions that every beginner should know.

What is Video Editing Called?

Video editing is the art and science of manipulating and rearranging video shots to create a seamless and engaging story. It’s often referred to simply as “video editing.”

Also, video editing can be seen as a process of adding and removing unwanted aspects of video clips to make it a seamless story.

What Do You Call a Person Who Edits Videos?

A person who edits videos is commonly known as a “video editor.” This individual plays a crucial role in shaping the visual narrative of a video.

It is also important for you to know that video editors are not just the humans that edit videos but also the softwares used for video editing.

What Do Most Video Editors Start Out As?

Most video editors start their journey as enthusiasts or hobbyists, driven by a passion for storytelling through visuals. Many gradually transition into becoming professionals as they refine their skills.

Watching how videos are made and you pick interest in it pushes you to desire to become a video editor. Also, most times you’ll want to remove errors encountered during video recording. When you finally engage in the process of removing the errors, your desire to become a good editor emanates.

It is also important to inform us that a lot of video editors today have one thing or the other that spur them into becoming the video editors that they are today.

How Do We Edit Videos?

Editing videos involves a series of steps, from importing raw footage to adding effects and exporting the final product. Common video editing tasks include cutting, trimming, and arranging clips, adjusting audio, and incorporating transitions.

By understanding these foundational concepts, you’re well on your way to mastering the basics of video editing. Check out our next guide where we explored the professional aspects of this exciting field.

By Sir Chike

Sir Chike is an Imo born teacher and actor. He studied at Alvan Ikoku Federal college of Education (AIFCE) Owerri, Imo state. He has obtained the following qualifications; 1. Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in Political Science and Social Studies. 2. Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) in Social Studies