Chapter 5. Editing Techniques

We’ve shot our video, now it’s time to capture and edit it into final form. Though many detailed books have been written on video editing, we can break it down into a seven-step process and cover the most important points in a single chapter—when you’re producing for business or educational use, the editing is typically focused and simple.

Of our three scenarios—executive briefing, group discussion, and interview—the interview is clearly the most complex from an editing perspective; you’ll be weaving multiple sources of video, interview footage, cutaways, and noddies into one video. For this reason, I’ll use interview footage to demonstrate the points made in this chapter.

I’ll start by describing how to split, trim, ...

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