Editing and Burnt Out? Use the Tiny Reverse Pomodoro Technique

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Many (most? all??) of us are burnt out but still have deadlines we have to hit. These videos aren’t going to edit themselves. Hush over there, AI people. Here is a strategy that I use when I need to get stuff done but haven’t the willpower to move my mouse. I call it the Tiny Reverse Pomodoro Technique.

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The One Habit I’m Focusing on to be a Better Editor in 2023

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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