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Lesson 8. Shooting and Assembling a Very... > What Editing Does to Video

What Editing Does to Video

Even though you have only three clips in your Clip pane, you have ample coverage to make a short movie. (Actually, it will be less a movie and more what is called a sketch.) The traditional way to approach iMovie is largely clip-based, meaning the program is designed for you to drop clips of video into your workspace, drag them around until they are in the right order, and trim their length so they don't bore people. While this is a perfectly legitimate way to approach your video, it misses both the power and fun of editing, so you won't do that here. You will take three shots and cut them up into lots of smaller pieces. By arranging the pieces, you can control the viewer's experience.

As you look at Christopher's video, instead of seeing three clips in the Clip pane that need shortening and organizing, recognize his video as 2 minutes of raw footage taken from three vantage points.


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