Video Editing Top Tips
Need some help getting the best results from you moving making efforts? Take a
look at these top tips for some ideas.
- Invest in a tripod to reduce camera shake. Even digital video cameras with picture
stabilization will not elimate camera shake.
- Avoid using too many different wipe effects between scenes. These will
distract your viewing audience's attention.
- If you are shooting a live event keep the camera rolling all the time, even
when changing between different shots. This will ensure that you do not miss a
second of the action and gives you a continuous sound track to work with.
- When shooting a live event take some background shots (e.g. the surrounding
scenery, the audience etc.). These can be cut into you final video to maintain
time continuity or to break long sequences.
- Before you start shooting, draw a storyboard. Think about how scenes will
fit together and the sequence that things will happen in.
- Keep a copy of you final edited movie in the highest possible quality.
Ideally you will have a camcorder with DV-In capability and can store your final
result back onto DV tape.