Video Essentials: Basics of Editing

Video editing is a critical part of the video production process. In this course, you will learn the key techniques of video editing that can support video-making in your classroom. 

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
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What we provide:
  • Practice activities to do on your own
  • Examples from other educators
  • Free online tools recommendations
Master the basics of video editing   Analyze editing choices
Learn the basic techniques of sequencing, trimming and transitions.    Examine several examples of video and how editors sequence shots.
Learn how to add music and audio effects   Make a final video project
Learn how the strategic use of audio can enhance your production.   Bring together your learning, combining video, audio, text, and transitions.
  • Why Edit?
  • Basic Video Editing Steps
  • Practice: Sequence Breakdown
  • Transitions
  • Practice: Three Shot Sequence
  • Music & SFXs
  • Practice: Adding Sound
  • Titles and Text
  • Practice: We'll Fix It In Post!
  • Next Steps
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This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Audio and Video micro-credential. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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