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Chapter 3. Editing Basics: Movie Maker and More > Top 10 Tips for Editing Video

Top 10 Tips for Editing Video

Now that you’ve learned the mechanics of using MovieMaker, it’s time to focus on the creative aspects of editing. This top 10 tips list will help you learn about structuring your movie.

1. Create a Beginning, a Middle, and an End

A movie can be as simple as a slideshow set to music or as complex as a story. In any case, you need to create a movie that has a beginning, a middle, and an end, so you need to think about how to set the scene, have things happen early in your movie, sustain the action, and then create a rousing finale or find a natural ending.


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