Billy Woods

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A brief tutorial on how to edit videos, for those who are new to it in the age of online teaching. Questions, comments, requests etc. are very welcome (though will of course be prioritised within my own capacity).

  • Introduction video [0m59s]: what do I aim to teach you to do with this tutorial?
    Please note my most important piece of advice: if you can at all avoid having to edit your videos, then do. I promise it's usually not worth it unless the alternative is recording it from scratch!
  • Setting up OpenShot, and an introduction to its interface [2m39s]. OpenShot Video Editor is a piece of free software (available here): it's not perfect, but it's the best I've found for free, and it does the job easily. Here's what it looks like, and what all its moving parts do.
  • Our first project [8m08s]: a slow, gentle introduction to how to use OpenShot to overlay a video file, an audio clip and an image.
  • Deleting a section of audio [2m17s]: how to separate the audio from your video clip and edit it separately.
  • Properties and keyframes [6m12s]: in this video, I take a video clip, separate out the audio track, and then edit their properties - featuring some very basic animation.
  • Snapping elements into place [4m06s]: using the magnet tool on the timeline to make sure everything is lined up nicely and happens exactly when you want it to.