Five Common Video Editing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Video editing, much like photo editing, carries with it its own set of clichés and pitfalls. And while style is a very personal thing, these are five things you might want to avoid if you want to keep your videos looking professional. 

Sometimes, just because you can, it doesn't mean you should (someone should have given me that advice as a teenager). Coming to you from Justin Odisho, this video highlights five such mistakes, many of which are crimes of opportunity, as Premiere Pro provides the tools right there, making it all too easy to fall prey to their siren songs. And while some of the questionable choices are pretty blatantly egregious, Odisho offers a lot of very practical advice as well:

  • Subtlety goes a long way in preventing your work from becoming gaudy. 
  • Carefully consider your shots in-camera to aid in building proper transitions in post.
  • Though a bit nebulous, pacing and timing are crucial to a successful edit.

If I've learned anything about editing, it's that unless I'm going for a highly stylized look, keeping my edits understated almost always gives a more elegant final product. Oh, and never use the page peel transition. 

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he didn't even cover exporting