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How to Edit your Video like a PRO

Posted On: October 17th, 2017 By Helen Main No Comments »

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Alright, so you’ve read out previous blog about getting your video together, but you’re still having misgivings? Or maybe you’ve uploaded a video, but you’re still not entirely happy with it – maybe you ramble a little, or you’ve got some awkward pauses, even in your best take?

If this is you, or you’re simply looking to give your video an edge, then you’re reading the right blog. We’ve put together some tips on how to wow your potential employers in less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee.

You don’t have to have a whole team working to put together slick, studio worthy content, but with the help of an editing app you can take your best moments and put them together in one fantastic video.

Apps to Help You Edit

Depending on which platform your phone operates on, we’ve found a couple of straightforward, effective editing apps that can help you create fantastic content for your video applications.

iMovie for iPhone

iMovie is iPhone’s signature video editor, and makes it easy to cut and paste clips of your video together, allowing you to present a polished 60 second video for your employers. You also have the option of letting the app edit your video automatically, as well as overlay music and templates to make your video stand out from the rest!

Quik for Android

Android’s answer to iMovie lets you edit your videos in much the same manner – you can add music, allow the app to automatically cut up your video to keep the best bits, and even trim video frames and add filters or in-shot titles.

Tips to Use your Editing App Effectively

Don’t get carried away with gimmicks

While it’s great having all these options at your fingertips, your best bet is to keep your video simple. Anything you add (music, subtitles, filters) will detract from the focus of the video, which is YOU. However, if you can use music, filters or headings to underline key points or pull the focus onto you, go for it – just use them sparingly.

– Let the App do the work

Having access to such effective editing tools allows you to take a lengthy, poorly shot video and turn it into something worth watching. So take advantage of this and really focus on what your saying while you’re filming, and fine tune your results later.

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HELEN MAIN

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