How to edit event video footage.
Create unforgettable event videos with these pro editing tips.
Videos are a meaningful way to capture the feeling of a moment — the people, the sights, the sounds, the mood. Well-done event videos can take you right back to that moment, be it a wedding, a family reunion, an epic concert, you name it. Learn how to edit event videos you can look back on with pride.
Event video editing tips.
- Heighten your senses. Unlike a static photo, a video is totally immersive. That means sounds, movement, color, light, scale — it’s all there. Make sure you capture all of the senses you can, for a full experience. That means investing in good audio recording equipment, in addition to your camera equipment. It means up-close shots so you can see textures and read facial expressions, as well as varied shots to make it feel like you’re really there.
- Mix it up. No matter how exciting the event was, if the video is simply a recording, any viewer will get bored. Splice together your video clips so that you have a variety of shots and angles — wide angle, close-ups, and medium wide — as well as subjects, from people to landscapes to groups. The varied shots make for a dynamic, fast-faced video that keeps the viewer engaged.
- Keep length in mind. You don’t need a five-hour video of the event. Instead, weave together the highlights — the most meaningful and emotional moments. This way, you have a feeling-packed memory that takes you back without taking up all of your — or your viewer’s — time.