Introduction to Editing

Yeah, hi folks. Welcome back. And this module is going to be slightly Wilder and wilier than the previous modules. And I think you’ll see why as we as we start getting into this, because this basically is going to be a live demonstration of editing and trying to run you through also at the same time the principles behind good editing. So as I say, a little bit wild and wooly. I’m going to break it up into separate lectures for ease of reference. But essentially, you’re coming on a bit of a trip here for the next 20 or 30 minutes. So settle in, okay. Now, the first thing I want to point out is that because I’m actually demonstrating detailed stuff on my screen, this is a perfect illustration of why we, we might adjust screen resolution on our monitors. So you see on now, basically using switch press X on the Mac, but you can maybe adjust your monitor on on a PC using control panels or something similar, and you see how I’ve basically selected 1600 by nine Hundred, which is still a 16 nine aspect ratio. Okay, a widescreen aspect ratio. And the reason for this is that I’m going to be showing little fine detail on the screen. And it’s going to make life easier if you can actually just see that on the fly as I go along. If I had it set at the normal resolution, which on the Mac is 2560, by 1440, all the little buttons and controls in the editing software I’m about to show you would be too small, you wouldn’t be able to read them. So each time I come to those, I’d need to basically put in a call out with a zoom inside the screen recorder, and that will be very laborious. So that’s one example of how you can actually use screen resolution to your advantage. But anyway, let’s kick off basically into this editing module. And the first off is just the basic principles and what we are trying to do is to get you past procrastination and nitpicking into basically creating stuff rapidly. That’s high quality. Okay, so the whole point of the structuring approach that we’ve done with the mind map, the recording approach we’ve done with the teaching. And now the editing approach is basically to do the minimum to get a professional and secure result. Okay? result will be that students will like the love it actually, because basically, you’re authentic and natural, but you know, it’s a professionally made thing. The audio is good, the screen, what’s going on the screen is perfectly professional. And it’s logical and structured because we’ve done that work as well. That’s the whole point. Okay. Now, needless to say, throught whenever you’re creating stuff, so mind maps, or editing documents or projects from ScreenFlow, or Camtasia, videos and all the rest of it. Always keep in mind that you want to keep backups and keep your work secure. There’s no worse feeling than actually having created some editing or created a video losing it, excuse me losing the project, losing the copy of the mind map, simply because you didn’t make a backup. Okay, so backups matter, make sure you do backups. If you really are paranoid about these things, and I tend to be a little bit paranoid, you can use a service like backblaze.com. That does that automatically backs up everything I have into the cloud. It does it in the background. I don’t even have to think about it. If I have a catastrophic theft or fire or something like that, I know that all of my data will basically be secure. I can get it back somewhere.