See how the recorded video differs from the original script, and see how planning can make all the difference to the edit.
Use the raw footage I shot, both audio and video, to follow along with the training. Learn by mimicking, the best way to learn a new skill.
Pieces of the masterclass have been broken down into bite-sized sections. Watch in one lesson, or skip to your most needed section.
- INTRO: Meet Your Instructor
- INTRO: Why we edit
- Before we begin...
- Masterclass Pt 1 - The Rough Cut
- Masterclass Pt 1A - The Rough Cut Review
- Masterclass Pt 2 - The Polish
- What's In A Bite-sized Lesson?
- Bite-sized: Editing Software Overview FREE PREVIEW
- Bite-sized: Setting Up Your Edit
- Bite-sized: Syncing Audio & Video
- Bite-sized: Intros
- Bite-sized: Using A Script The Easy Way
- Bite-sized: Marking Mistakes When Filming
- Bite-sized: Jump cuts FREE PREVIEW
- Bite-size: Using & Editing Music
- Bite-sized: Adding graphics
- The Script
- The Raw Footage
- The Checklist
- Congrats! Here's what's next
- More resources for you
- Before you go...
Tors is a television professional who studied all aspects of television production before launching her career spanning almost a decade. She's worked with a BAFTA nominated production team, has her own entry on imdb.com, and has even walked the red carpet several (terrifying) times. She's had chips thrown at her by David Tennant aka The Doctor (it was an accident, he's got terrible aim), she's interviewed some amazing actresses, and she attended the cast and crew screening of Empire Strikes Back at the grand old age of four. Now she lives in south Wales with a large dog and a small cat, where she uses the knowledge she gained in her television years and beyond to change the way online biz owners think about video, step in front of the camera and connect with their audience, one f-bomb at a time.
What do you use to edit?
I use Final Cut Pro X on a Mac. You don't need either of those to be able to follow along.
What editing software do I need?
The techniques shown (other than the advanced section) are all basic techniques that any editing software should be able to cope with. The one thing that makes an absolute difference (and that this course relies on) is being able to see your audio waveforms when editing. If you want to add graphics and music (as I do in this video), you'll also need software capable of layering multiple levels of video and audio. Most free software should be able to do this, but I believe there are some out there that don't.
Can I follow this masterclass on a PC?
The short answer is yes. While your editing software may not look the same as mine, your machine and software should be capable of completing most of the techniques I share.
Do I need to have editing experience to follow along?
You'll need some experience with your own software to be able to follow along, but you shouldn't need much more than that. I talk you through everything that I do and why, so you should end up with advanced understanding of techniques and how to use basic techniques to make a pro-looking video.
Will this class help me figure out content/hosting/marketing of my video?
No, this course will only teach you how to edit talking head footage together. It's not a comprehensive course covering planning, filming and marketing (that's coming!), it's aimed solely at giving you the opportunity to use my footage and follow along so you can learn by doing and knowing what the expected finished product should look like so you have a way to gauge your success.
Can I get a refund?
No, as the material is digital I don't provide refunds.
I want more help when I'm taking the class, how can I get that?
If it's a quick question, drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it needs a more in depth or personalised answer, you can grab yourself a one-on-one session to talk through what you need help with. You can find out more info here: http://torsg.co/services
I have more questions about the class before I buy
Send me an email to email@example.com and I'll do my best to answer them for you asap. I'm more interested in you getting the most out of this course than someone buying when it may not be a good fit so please, don't be shy, ask away!