Can video editing fix everything? Even though my videos would suck without video editing, I know that it can’t fix all my problems. Make your video editing easier by avoiding these mistakes.
Can video editing fix everything?
If you think video editing will fix all your problems, then you’re wrong. Video editing can’t fix these mistakes. If you want to find out more, keep watching.
I’ve said this before in a previous video, but my videos would definitely suck without video editing.
Even if I know that, I also know that video editing does not fix everything. So if you’re here to get some video editing tips or you’re a beginner at video editing here are some things to avoid to make video editing easy for you.
Let’s start with lighting. Video editing will not fix bad lighting or at least not 100%. You can brighten up a video and balance color, but it doesn’t totally fix the problem.
Confused by 1080p, 720p, 4k, 5k, and so on? Choose the right video dimensions for video content. Whether you’re making videos for social media like YouTube, IGTV, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Facebook or creating a webinar or summit, check out this video to film in the perfect dimensions for the platform that you’re using.
Are you filming videos for social media? Don’t know what dimensions to film your videos in? In this super short video, I’m going to show you which video dimension to choose when filming your videos. Whether you film social media videos for YouTube, IGTV, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Facebook or create webinar videos or summit videos, keep watching to find the perfect dimensions for your platform.
Choose the right video dimensions for video content
I was editing videos for a summit and each speaker filmed their own videos and turned them in. I was so shocked at the different dimensions that people chose to film their videos in.
Video dimensions are important because it could potentially make your videos look crappy. For example, the ideal YouTube video dimension is 1080p, which is 1920 x 1080. You can even get away with 720p (1280 x 720).
If you film your video at 360p (640 x 360) and try to blow it up to 720 or 1080, then your video will look pixelated. It’s the same as when you blow up photograph.
As I mentioned in the previous video, Loom is great because you don’t have to download it. It’s actually web-based. You use a chrome extension to use it. It’s perfect for sending quick videos to clients or to team members explaining how to do things. I’ve seen some people answer questions in facebook groups using it too.
HOW TO RECORD YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN USING LOOM
First, go to Loom.com. In the right-hand corner, you see the blue button that says ‘sign up for free’. You need either a Google account or Slack account to use it.
To record videos, you have to have the Chrome extension. Once you click the Loom icon on your Chrome bar, you’ll see the record tab on the right-hand side of the screen. You have the option to record the screen + camera, the screen only, and the camera only. We’re going to choose the screen only and hit the ‘Start Recording’ button.
If you didn’t catch that video, then watch it here. It should be in the cards in this video, which is in the upper right-hand side, the icon that looks like a lowercase ‘i’.
Filming in sections will also help make video editing easier. Instead of editing one long video, it’s faster to edit sections.
Another thing to do while filming is to clap every time you make mistakes. If you see a big spike on the sound wave from where you clapped or if you see the clap, you know to disregard this section and go on to the next. This saves so much time in editing because you can just fast forward past the mistakes instead of wasting time watching each mistake.
Do you make a lot of mistakes on camera or want to create a more polished feel to your videos? Fix these mistakes with video editing. Here are 5 things you can fix with video editing.
If it wasn’t for video editing, my videos would probably suck. I’m awkward on video and make a lot of mistakes, I have a quiet voice, and I’m not too keen on my background situation.
Fix these mistakes with video editing
If you’re having trouble being confident on camera, video editing can be a big help. I’m not going to lie and say video editing is the key to solving all your problems because, to be honest, it can’t fix everything. BUT, if you’re looking to create a more polished, professional video, then video editing is a solution. Here are 5 things you can fix with video editing.
01 Color Correction
First, let’s start with color correction. One of the first things you should do when you’re editing your videos is to fix the color. To make it simple, we’re just going to focus on white balance.
You’re going to make sure that the whites in your video are white and the blacks are black. Sometimes when we’re filming, depending on our lighting and environment, the color looks different.
For example, sometimes when you’re filming there might be like a yellowish hue or the video might be too oversaturated. Those are the most common problems when it comes to filming.
Luckily, most editing software makes it easy to color correct footage. Here, I’m using Adobe Premiere Pro, and if you go to the Lumetri Scopes, you’ll see the white balance eyedropper. You just use that dropper on the white area of your footage and it’ll correct the footage color automatically.
Here’s a tip, when you first start filming you can hold up something white (like white poster board) and then you can use the eyedropper on that when you edit your videos.
02 Color grading
People sometimes confuse color correction and color grading. You should always color correct your footage, but color grading is an option.
Color grading basically sets the mood for your videos. For example, horror movies always have a darker setting to make it look spooky and creepy.
So what can color grading do for your business? It adds to your branding. You almost forgot that I’m also a brand designer, huh?
It can help add a cheery mood, a chic mood, a bohemian mood and so on. One of my favorite YouTubers to watch is Carly Cristman. If you watch her YouTube videos, browse through her thumbnails, and check out her Instagram, you see that everything is desaturated. I think she even made a joke that she hates color. This desaturated look is a part of her brand and definitely makes her stand out against her competitors.
Does it feel like it takes too much time to film your videos? Learn how to film your videos faster.
Does it feel like it takes too long to film your videos? Do you want to be able to film multiple videos or have batch days for filming so you can save time and focus on your business?
Well, this week, I’m going to show you how to have quicker video shoots.
When I first started creating videos, it was so nerve-racking. I hated (and still hate) being on camera so filming was a big issue for me.
The longer I filmed or the more I messed up my lines, the more I wanted to stop creating videos.In fact, there was a time, I think a month, where I just gave up since I didn’t have the time, but now I’ve found a way to create quicker video shoots, and the secret is in planning.
How to film your videos faster
The first thing you need is a script. You have to know what you’re going to talk about right?! Well, I always have a script. It doesn’t have to be a full script. You just need an outline so you stay on topic.
Want to know how you should frame yourself when filming your videos? Here’s how to film yourself for your YouTube videos or other videos meant for social media.
If you’re new to filming, you might not think about how you should be framed when you’re filming your videos.
Actually, this video is going to be really short because you only need to know how to frame yourself for YouTube or for other social media.
In this week’s video we’re going to learn how to frame yourself in your videos. Don’t worry, I’m not going to make this complicated. It’s not like we’re filming a movie with multiple characters and different scenery.
How to frame yourself when filming
So we’re going over simple camera compositions. It’s sort of like photography, but I don’t know if they use the same terminology as in filming.
The first thing we’re going to talk about is distance. First let me show you a long shot. This has the subject faraway in the footage.
If you’re filming videos for YouTube or social media, you never want to have a long shot, unless it’s B-roll footage.
The reason for this is because you’re here to have more of a conversation with your viewers. For example, here I am having a one on one conversation with you. It’s sort of like talking to your friends.
If you’re having an important conversation, you’re not going to be way across the hall, the field, or a restaurant having a conversation. You’re going to be talking face to face, unless you’re yelling across your house to your family. It’s sorta rude, but acceptable.
Looking for a simple, lazy way to film your videos? I have the solution for you. I’m all about keeping things simple and convenient. I know that one of my biggest reasons for not filming is because I don’t have time. Saving time and convenience are a big win for any business owner.
The simple way I film my videos
In this week’s video, I’m going to show you the simple way I film my YouTube videos with a webcam. Well, I usually film all my videos with a webcam or my phone, even though I own a Canon (7D).
The reason I don’t use my Canon, is because I have to set it up. It’s not like I’m filming a movie, it’s just videos for YouTube, so I just use my webcam.
Don’t know anything about lighting when it comes to filming your videos? Here’s an easy youtube lighting setup for beginners.
Lighting is important when it comes to filming your videos. Light can make your videos look more polished or more high quality. Bad lighting will destroy the quality of your footage.
I thought long and hard about what type of lighting setup I would focus on, and I decided to make this video on the lazy/cheap way to get the best lighting. Basically, I’m going to show you what I use for lighting.
You’ve heard of 3 point lighting, right? I’m not going to do that here. It’s time-consuming and I don’t have an official studio. So those lights are hidden away downstairs in a closet.