This article discusses the one habit I’m focusing on to become a better video editor in 2023. I’ll dive into what makes a good habit, some examples of my own good and bad habits, and what I’ll be doing the next 365 days.
Video Editing Career
The articles under the Video Editing Career category focus on aspects of life as a video editor. They cover freelance fundamentals like how to charge professionally for a project. Other topics include deadlines, tracking stock music licenses, and project management.
If you want a career in video editing, the resources in this category will make you a better, more confident editor.
Troubleshooting NLE Issues 101
This won’t render. That won’t import. My media is gone. The producer is losing his effing mind and the video was due three hours ago. You have NLE issues and they need troubleshooting.
We’ve all been there. Every editor faces these gray hair inducing situations every so often. Over my time spent in and out of the edit bay as editor and producer, I’ve learned a couple mostly no-brainer things you should do when you are troubleshooting NLE issues.
Video Project Organizer
If you’re a video professional, you need a Video Project Organizer. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “An hour in pre-production saves two in post.” Well, I made a free tool to help save time for your next project.
The tool is a Video Project Organizer (unique name, huh?). It’s a template to be filled in for each project during pre-production. It gives you and/or your team a place to reference all the key information about a project. And it makes sure you get answers to important questions when you’re sitting down to edit the piece.
Lifestyle Changes After Remote Video Editing for 16 Months
At the time of this writing, some of us are around 16 months into becoming video editors that solely edit from their homes instead of the office. Our lifestyle due to remote video editing has changed, for better and worse.
Lots of us have gone back to the commute and stale Keurig coffee that the office gives you. Others, like myself, are still cutting from home at least for the time being.
Over the last 16 months I’ve learned a few lessons about being an editor that I never would have known without this experience. This article will discuss these lessons and the lifestyle changes I’ve made as a result from remote video editing. Maybe you’ve had the same revelations. Maybe yours are the complete opposite. Let’s find out.
Inspiration for Every Video Editor
This short post is for a video editor needing a little bit of inspiration. Being a video editor goes way beyond cutting a video. Hope you enjoy it, friend.
Pandemic Burnout for Creative Professionals
This article discusses the fatigue and burnout that all of us creative professionals are feeling because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Warning: this post is going to be a bit all over the place. It’s coming straight from the heart, y’all.
How to Professionally Charge a Video Editing Project
Every freelance video editor needs to determine how to charge their video editing project. Do I charge by the hour or by the project?
This article and video is on determining which of those is right for you. If you are looking to determine what you’re rate should be here’s my freelancer rate. And if you’re trying to figure out how to bill and accept payments, here’s a discussion I had on that topic.
Can a Video Editor Become a Project Manager?
Are you a video editor thinking about a career change? What about becoming a project manager? You don’t need a PMP to be a good one. A video editor can become the perfect project manager. Here’s why…
Why You Should Become a Video Editor
Why should you become a video editor? If you want to work in the video industry but don’t know where to start, I argue that you should become a video editor. Here’s why…
Corporate Video Editors Don’t Get Enough Love
Video editors in the corporate / business world do not get enough love! There are so many of us out there and we’re under-represented. It feels like most products and services in the video world are geared towards the TV and Film Industry rather than the boatloads of people editing in the corporate / business world.
More thoughts in the video and article below…