This is a comprehensive page that lists all of the articles on this website and others I’ve written about editing on other websites. There’s a lot. Actually, it’s a lot more than I imagined when I started putting it together.

To begin I’ll list some of my favorite posts. Then I’ll list some of the important pages on this site. After that is a list of all the tutorials I’ve created broken down by software (Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop) then a list of the Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts series. Next is a list of all the posts on this site in chronological order all the way back to the first post in June 2014. To wrap it up are external links to post production articles I’ve written on other sites like Avid Blogs.

If you’re ever looking for something in particular use the Contact page (find the link below in the important pages section!) and ask me. Cheers!

– Josh

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Favorite Posts, Ever.

8 Lessons from 12 Weeks of Freelancing

All the Equipment You Need to be a Freelance Video Editor

Over the Editor’s Shoulder Part I

Meeting Video Professionals, Building Your Network and Finding Future Gigs

How to Become the Best Production Assistant and Assistant Editor

Editing for Others vs. Editing for Ourselves

12 Things I Wish I Knew About Being a Video Editor When I Was 22

Why I Work for Free…Sometimes

Swoopers vs. Bashers

My First Big Screw Up as a Video Editor

Timecode: Is it still important?

Entrepreneuring Video Editing

Important Pages

Start Here

Video Editing Coaching

Avid Media Composer Quick Transition Bin

Contact

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts Series

Command+Edit Podcast (my podcast, this is an external link)

Tutorials

Avid Media Composer

Using the Timecode Window in Avid Media Composer — EVF Tutorial

Batch Exporting in Avid Media Composer

Fixed vs. Elastic Keyframes in Avid Media Composer – EVF Tutorial

EVF Tutorial – Rename Project in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Trim To Fill Effect in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Template Sequence in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Bin Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Title Tool Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – 3D Warp vs. Resize in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Markers in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Change Volume in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Custom Track Number in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Favorite Bins in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Soft Drop Shadow on Titles in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Spotlight Effect in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – How to Create a Freeze Frame in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Change Starting Timecode of Sequence in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Zoom In and Out of Record Monitor in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Changing (Remapping) Keyboard in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Quick Transitions in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Timeline Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Clip Color in Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Paint Effect Overview in Avid Media Composer

EVF Avid Media Composer Tutorial: Set Default Tracks in New Sequences

EVF Avid Media Composer Tutorial: Bins and Folders Setup for New Projects

After Effects

What is an After Effects Template?

EVF Tutorial – How to Create a Grid in After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Export PSD Sequence in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Glow in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Playback Options in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Gradients in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Change Volume Levels in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Make Clip Black and White in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – My 3 Favorite Shortcuts in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Creating Freeze Frames in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Blurry Text Transition in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Keyframing Text Color in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Creating Masks in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial: Creating Guides in After Effects

EVF After Effects Tutorial: Convert Text to Paragraph or Point

EVF After Effects Tutorial: Change Solid’s Color Over Time

Photoshop

EVF Tutorial – Rotate Images and Layers in Photoshop

EVF Tutorial – Foreground and Background Colors in Photoshop

EVF Tutorial – Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

EVF Tutorial – Adding Alpha Channel in Photoshop

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts Series

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 1: Tools

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 2: Marking and Playing

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 3: Moving

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 4: Editing

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 5: Modes, Trimming and Slipping

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 6: Selecting Tracks

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 7: Bins

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 8: Timeline

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 9: Everything Else

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts Exam

Posts (in chronological order)

2017

How Video Editors Get Paid —Command+Edit Podcast Episode 82

The Creation Cycle of a Video Editing Project

Premiere Pro Tips That’ll Save You Hours — Command+Edit Podcast Episode 81

I Got A New Job!

Small Business Tactics for Editors: An Interview with Editor Rachel Bastarache Bogan — Command+Edit Podcast Episode 80

Starting a Post Production Company in Jamaica with Twain Richardson — Command+Edit Podcast Episode 79

Using the Timecode Window in Avid Media Composer — EVF Tutorial

The Office Life — Command+Edit Podcast Episode 78

What is an After Effects Template?

We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

Editing in Japan and Across the Globe

May 2017 | EVF Recap

Batch Exporting in Avid Media Composer

April Update for EVF

Stepping Away from Edit Video Faster

Why You Should Respect iMovie

Straight Up Hard Work

2016

All the Equipment You Need to be a Freelance Video Editor

Ways to Gain Confidence as a Video Editor

Fixed vs. Elastic Keyframes in Avid Media Composer – EVF Tutorial

8 Lessons from 12 Weeks of Freelancing

#first7jobs

Finding Clients as a Freelance Video Editor

EVF Tutorial – How to Create a Grid in After Effects

First Impressions of Premiere Pro

EVF Tutorial – Rename Project in Avid Media Composer

Making the Jump to Freelance

Catching Up

What are MXF Files?

Understanding Workflows: A Tale from the Edit Bay

Why Media Management is Important

EVF Tutorial – Trim To Fill Effect in Avid Media Composer

The Fundamental Flaw in the Profession of Video Editing

12 Things I Wish I Knew About Being a Video Editor When I Was 22

EVF Tutorial – Template Sequence in Avid Media Composer

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts Exam

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 9: Everything Else

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 8: Timeline

EVF Tutorial – Bin Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

Keyboard Shortcuts Exam Pre-Sale!

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 7: Bins

EVF Tutorial – Export PSD Sequence in Adobe After Effects

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 6: Selecting Tracks

2015

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 5: Modes, Trimming and Slipping

Quick Update!

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 4: Editing

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 3: Moving

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 2: Marking and Playing

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 1: Tools

Avid Media Composer Keyboard Shortcut Quiz — Level 1

Figuring It All Out

EVF Tutorial – Glow in Adobe After Effects

EVF Tutorial – Title Tool Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

A Few Updates!

Slating Videos in Your NLE

Exporting Still Graphics from Avid Media Composer

What’s Working for Me in Post – Summer 2015 Edition

23 Posts about Video Production, Post Production, Avid and More

Media Composer Keyboard Shortcut Quiz #1

Giving Unconditional Help and Why I Nearly Cried on Set Last Week

EVF Tutorial – 3D Warp vs. Resize in Avid Media Composer

Over the Editor’s Shoulder: Part IV

Over the Editor’s Shoulder: Part III

EVF Tutorial – Playback Options in Adobe After Effects

Over the Editor’s Shoulder: Part II

Over the Editor’s Shoulder Part I

EVF Tutorial – Rotate Images and Layers in Photoshop

My Course is Live!

EVF Tutorial – Gradients in Adobe After Effects

One-On-One Video Editing Coaching

When You Have Enough Tools and It’s Time to Start Building

EVF Tutorial – Markers in Avid Media Composer

Using Locators for Revisions

EVF Tutorial – Change Volume Levels in Adobe After Effects

Every Safari Shortcut I Know (and it’s a lot)

Being the First Person in the Office Every Morning

EVF Tutorial – Foreground and Background Colors in Photoshop

Working From Home with Avid Media Composer

EVF Tutorial – Change Volume in Avid Media Composer

Reflections and My Big Secret Project Announcement

EVF Tutorial – Custom Track Number in Avid Media Composer

Deleting Database Files and Re-Indexing Media in Avid Media Composer (*this by far is my most visited post)

EVF Tutorial – Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

Focus, Lists and Spirals

Entrepreneuring Video Editing

EVF Tutorial – Replace Layer Shortcut in Adobe After Effects

Why I Have an Awful Logo

EVF Tutorial – Favorite Bins in Avid Media Composer

Turn Off the Clock, Get More Done

EVF Tutorial – Soft Drop Shadow on Titles in Avid Media Composer

Timecode: Is it still important?

EVF Tutorial – Spotlight Effect in Avid Media Composer

Meeting Video Professionals, Building Your Network and Finding Future Gigs

EVF Tutorial – How to Create a Freeze Frame in Avid Media Composer

Why I Watch Makeup Bloggers on YouTube

EVF Tutorial – Make Clip Black and White in Adobe After Effects

2014

Finishing Strong to Start Stronger

EVF Tutorial – Change Starting Timecode of Sequence in Avid Media Composer

End of 2014 Challenge

EVF Tutorial – My 3 Favorite Shortcuts in Adobe After Effects

How to Become the Best Production Assistant and Assistant Editor

EVF Tutorial – Zoom In and Out of Record Monitor in Avid Media Composer

Swoopers vs. Bashers

Vacation Approaches

EVF Tutorial – Adding Alpha Channel in Photoshop

Preparing for Vacation: A Quick Guide for Jet-Setting Video Editors

EVF Tutorial – Changing (Remapping) Keyboard in Avid Media Composer

Editing for Others vs. Editing for Ourselves

EVF Tutorial – Creating Freeze Frames in Adobe After Effects

Fighting Shyness in Post

EVF Tutorial – Quick Transitions in Avid Media Composer

The Power of Presets for Avid Media Composer Editors

EVF Tutorial – Blurry Text Transition in Adobe After Effects

10 Ways to Give Exceptional, Unexpected Customer Service

EVF Tutorial – Timeline Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

Castle Premiere and How a Poorly-Made Montage Can Effect Story

EVF Tutorial – Keyframing Text Color in Adobe After Effects

Conferences – Yes, no or maybe

EVF Tutorial – Clip Color in Avid Media Composer

What marriage has taught me about my NLE

EVF Tutorial – Creating Masks in Adobe After Effects

My week of focus – an experiment for video editors

EVF Tutorial – Paint Effect Overview in Avid Media Composer

Focusing and an Experiment for Video Editors

EVF Tutorial: Creating Guides in After Effects

Why I work for free…sometimes

EVF Avid Media Composer Tutorial: Set Default Tracks in New Sequences

What’s working for me in post right now

Tell, Tell and Told – How I (accidentally) improved quality in production and post

An Editor’s Biggest Struggle

An Hour in Pre-Production Saves Two in Post

EVF After Effects Tutorial: Convert Text to Paragraph or Point

My First Big Screw Up as a Video Editor and How I Became a Master at Capturing

EVF Avid Media Composer Tutorial: Bins and Folders Setup for New Projects

Sometimes Done is Better than Perfect

EVF After Effects Tutorial: Change Solid’s Color Over Time

10 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your String Out Edit

That time I opened a beer and had a website before I finished it

Other Writing

Avid Blogs

Once is Enough—How to Create a Template Sequence in Media Composer

Taking the Shortcut—How to Use the Command Palette and Map Your Keyboard in Media Composer

How to Use Markers in Avid Media Composer to Track Revisions

ScreenLight

The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Gotten About Video Post Production

Success Tips From Five Experienced Video Editors

Avid Quick Tip: Favorite Bins

Avid Quick Tip: Save Title Without Source

Avid Media Composer Quick Transitions

Avid Quick Tip: Opt/Alt + Z, X or C

How ScreenLight Saved a CEO’s Presentation and My Weekend

Avid Quick Tip: Top and Tail

Using the Pomodoro Technique as a Video Editor

Smartphone Uses and Apps for Any Phase of Video Production

Finding Help For NLE Errors

The Edit Bay – A Romanticized View of One Editor’s Relationship With Four Walls

Holiday Gifts for Video Editors

Tips to Keep Your Vacation from Becoming a Working Vacation

Video Editor is Not a Synonym for Motion Graphics Artist

Editor: The Amateur vs. The Professional

Simple Backup and Archiving Techniques for Video Editors

Essential Stock Elements for Video Editors (with Free Resources!)

Start Color Correcting with Avid Media Composer

A Video Department of One

Customizing Your Avid Media Composer Timeline

Eight Avid Media Composer Default Settings You Must Change Today

How to Setup a Video Company on a Realistic Budget