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The Basics of Video Editing: Video 101

[1]The following lesson was created by Vimeo for its Vimeo Video School [2]. It’s used here with permission. Look for a new lesson each week.

Editing video clips together can be really fun, especially once you master a few basic features in your editing program. With a bit of patience and experimentation you’ll be producing smoothly edited videos in no time. For an overview of what you can do in a standard editing program watch the video below.

Here’s a recap of the main concepts you need to know to use a video editing program:

Wow, we covered a lot of stuff here! Give yourself sometime to let it all sink in, editing is a powerful skill and it takes time to learn it, but there’s no reason you can’t start out with a simple video project. Jump into it!

Remember to SAVE frequently, you don’t want to lose those precious edits!

Ready for more? Click here to learn the basics of editing with Apple iMovie [4] or view more lessons at the Vimeo Video School [2].