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5 Basic Editing Principles


In this video we explore 5 basic principles of video editing. Whether you're new to editing or have years of experience, it is important to have an understanding of some essential theory to help keep your projects on track.  With these tips in mind, your videos will hopefully maintain your audience's attention and increase its perceived production value.

There are 5 different elements we cover including jump cuts, B-Roll, cutting on motion, the 180 degree rule, and using motivated cuts.  As an addition, we also briefly cover the theory of how the direction of the subject’s motion impacts the tone of your video.  We hope these tips can help improve your next project, regardless of how much editing experience you have.

If you have any questions, please ask them below in the comments section. Also, be sure to check out all of our other awesome Premiere Pro tutorials and After Effects tutorials. 


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