Video editing is the process and technique of working with video images to create a finished piece of video work. The understanding basic video-making theory will help you know which technical elements of video editing to use. When films were first shown there were no editing techniques. People marveled at simple scenes of workers in a factory with no cuts in the filming or music playing. Now cutting and sound editing are key to the language of modern films. If you have been brought up as a child in an environment where you watched television or films, you already know some of the languages of video. You will be amazed at the number of storytelling and visual storytelling techniques that you know intuitively.
To tell a story in your video, be it a news report, documentary, or fictional work, it is advised to include answers to the following questions;
- What is it about?
- What happened?
- When did it take place?
- Where did it take place?
- Why did it happen?
These are known as the Five Ws.
Resources for Storytelling
What Do You Want to Communicate and Why? How Will Video Communicate Your Idea?
Get your audience to read your film, create an atmosphere, use editing illusions and make a great project!
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