Video Editing Basics will teach high school students proper video cutting, how to narrow down 3 hours to 10 minutes, pans and zoom-ins, effects, and where to use them, audio, and sound effects, storytelling, and how to structure video footage. This course is designed for budding You-Tube Stars, and others on social media that use video: Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms that utilize video.
Videos are becoming more prevalent and with video editing software readily available, delving into video editing has become accessible to anyone with a computer who is willing to invest in learning the skills.
Students will submit a 30-minute video at the beginning of the class to use throughout the year. At the end of each unit, students will be asked to submit a 3-5 minute video for review. Each unit will focus on new skills, building on previously learned skills and culminating in an end-of-year project.
Topics in Video Editing Basics:
- Unit 1: Focus on introducing the software and cutting footage. Students will effectively narrow down footage while focusing on telling an engaging story.
- Unit 2: Focus on some of the simpler video effects. Students will learn the proper use for slow-motion, speed-ups, pans, and zoom-ins.
- Unit 3: Focus on background music, musical pauses, and sound effects.
- Unit 4: Introducing more complicated video effects and developing an understanding of how to use them.
- Unit 5: Mix video with sound.
- Unit 6: Putting it together in a finished video.
Required Materials: Wondershare Filmora X–it’s $39.99 for a one year subscription. This is the software we will be learning.
Middle school or Junior High Students who want to be challenged may also join this high school level class.