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Learn How to Edit Your Own Videos in Northern Virginia

If you are looking to pick up a new hobby during this time and learn how to produce your own videos, the Internet has tons of free resources to learn how to do it! Maybe you've always wanted to start your own YouTube channel and vlog about what it's like living in Northern Virginia. You've got your footage, but you want to add your brand and a little personal editing flair to make your video uniquely your own. You're going to have to learn how to use some kind of editing software to accomplish this. Luckily for you, it has never been easier to learn how to use Adobe products (an industry standard) or even other brands of editing software like Final Cut (available on most Macs) to make your own channel.

It takes time to master the principles on editing. It isn't something that happens with watching a tutorial here and there. To really grasp the principles behind cuts and mixes, you need to constantly be producing content, and watching tutorials when you hit walls with what you're trying to do. It is hard work, but now is the time to start your new creative endeavor!

When you've got a handle on the basics of producing video, you can step up your game with Adobe After Effects to apply effects to your videos, similar to how Photoshop applies effects to still photos. Some of our favorite sites to find advanced tutorials (besides YouTube which is always great) are Instagram, Reddit, Cineversity, Video Co-Pilot, and School of Motion to name a few. 

Get out there and shoot, edit and create! And if you run into difficulty and need some professional assistance, Gearshift is happy to help you realize your creative vision. Feel free to contact us on our page!

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