Excellent video editing techniques and mastery are crucial to create amazing, awe-inspiring, and engaging videos. In addition, to having in-depth video recording skills, a videographer who has relevant video editing techniques will stand out and create videos that will not only attract attention but are also phenomenal.
Are you a videographer searching for video editing techniques to learn? Read this write-up to the end and be empowered.
This editing technique is used to show the passage of time. It is mainly used to summarize or shorten the length of time of a specific event in the story, but it captures the notable and important events. It shows the progress of a story without boring the audience. As a videographer, if you master this technique and apply it when recording, your recording will be exceptional.
Jump Cut I’d used to cut out portions of time within the same frame or scene. The technique lets you push forward in time, and it is the most commonly used technique in a montage. Remember that the purpose of cut is to connect frames or actions in a straightforward flow.
J and L Cuts
J and L cuts are used to tie two scenes together by making either audio or video overlap onto the next scene. In ‘J cut,’ the audio comes before the video is seen (synched) while in an ‘L cut,’ the footage appears first before the audio. Master these cuts to create engaging videos. A perfect example on J cut is cutting to the audio of a train horn before showing the video of the train while cutting to the video of a drummer first before releasing the sound of the drumming is the best example of an L cut.
Cut on the Action
Another video editing technique you should master as a videographer is to create interest and make the audience focus on the action by changing the camera angle and focus on the action on the screen. For instance, in a football match when a penalty is awarded, cutting on the action is used when the ball on the penalty spot is focused (CU shot) to make the audience concentrate on the action on-going and to follow.
These are effects for a transition from one scene to another. Be prudent in the type of wipe or fade (fade in and fade out) effect you use depending on the kind of video you working on.
As a videographer, you can plan your video shots in line with the types of technique you intend to use or each scene to make your editing easier and seamless.
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