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Creating a high quality video requires a good script, good equipment, and good actors. However, even with all of these things, your video can end up looking or sounding terrible if you don’t also employ good video editing techniques. Becoming skilled at video editing takes time. You won’t get good at it overnight. Here are 7 common mistakes made by video editors who are still learning the trade.

Poor Framing

This mistake is listed first because it is primarily a mistake of the director, rather than the editor. The director should be ensuring that the framing is consistent and even while making the video. However, if the director fails, then it is up to the editor to notice the mistake and correct it. Usually, if the framing is poor, you can change to a smaller aspect ratio and make adjustments.

Jump Cuts

In specific circumstances, jump cuts can look great. But in most short videos they will simply look jarring. It is usually better to use transitions between scenes to make the video more smooth. If you do want to experiment with jump cuts, start with cuts between different camera angles of the same scene, to get a feel for them in a less jarring situation.

Incomplete Transitions

Speaking of transitions, there is also a common mistake made when using transitions. If the video between clips doesn’t overlap, you will end up with black video between the clips. This is just about as jarring as a jump cut and is something you should look for when using transitions.

Graphical Inconsistency

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. The key word here is “foolish.” Maintaining consistency in your graphical style isn’t foolish. It is critical to creating a good video. Font, color palettes, and line thickness should all remain consistent between graphics.

Poor Audio

Poor audio usually occurs because one of your audio tracks is either too loud or too soft. Fixing this is relatively easy. Adjust the volume of the tracks until it reaches a level that sounds “right.” This is more art than science, but it is easy to screw up if you don’t watch out for it.

Inappropriate Music

Like the first mistake, this is often a problem of bad direction. The difference, however, is that the editor is usually in control of putting in the music track. As such, you should be able to recognize when music simply doesn’t fit a scene and advise the director immediately so they can make a different choice. A poor fit is usually due to music being the wrong tempo for the scene or having inappropriate lyrics.

Leaving in Sensitive Information

Video often catches more than it intends to. Your video might have caught a brand name on an employee shirt that you don’t want visible or maybe an image of proprietary software. It is critical to carefully watch every scene and prune or blur anything that shouldn’t be visible.

Learn from Your Mistakes

Video editing takes time to master. You won’t become an expert overnight. If you want to best avoid making mistakes like these and other less common mistakes, hire the services of an experienced video company. Working with people who are more experienced will help you avoid mistakes and teach you advanced techniques that will help future projects.


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Framing photos is done to draw attention to the most favorite photos. Framing places the subject of the photo strategically in relation to other objects of the shot taken. There are various kinds of framing available. The most effective framing technique should draw attention to the subject of the image. Additionally, the technique should block other parts of the image that are not pivotal using something else in the scene. There are many benefits associated with framing the images.

The main benefits of framing include:

Frames give the photo on which they are used a context. For instance, when an archway scene is framed it tells the general setting of the surroundings. Some plants in the foreground will convey the information that the shot was taken somewhere out in nature. Therefore, framing should be done carefully to make sure that the photo does not lose its main context.

Framing is also important in giving images a sense of depth and layers. Framing is useful in bringing objects to the foreground. Also framing arranges the objects into three categories: foreground, middle ground and background. This arrangement gives an extra to the shot taken.

Framing the shot is also important because it leads the eye of the viewer to the main focal point of the image taken. There are many different kinds and shapes of frames. Some of these shapes have the capability to draw the attention of the viewer into the picture. Also, it has been proven that some of the shapes not only draw the eye to the image but they keep it there for a while longer. The frames are thus functional in acting as barriers between the main subject of the shot and the exterior world.

Frames also bring out an intriguing aspect of the image to the viewer. Many times, what viewers cannot see in a shot but perceive that it is there tends to attract them to the image. Clever framing can make the viewers to wonder a little or imagine what is concealed behind the frame. Thus, as they try to decipher the available objects in view, they are able to fully analyze the shot effectively.

Framing of shots taken come in various shapes and sizes. Each shot should be effectively scrutinized to make sure that the correct and most effective framing design is chosen. The frames do not need to go around the edges of the image completely. They may cover just one or two of the edges. Before framing an image, one should first ask themselves whether the frame will add or take away some value from the image.
In some cases where the wrong frame is chosen, it may clutter or make the original shot take look crowded. However, in some cases, a well selected frame can convert an ordinary shot into a stunning and magnificent shot. Also, when choosing a frame, one needs to consider whether they want their frame to be in focus or not. In some instances, a blurred frame adds a sense of depth and mood to the shot. In other cases a focused frame adds context to the shot.


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