Video production has become a huge part of the sports broadcasting industry at the grass routes level. Networks extensively have scores of people covering the professional, and in some areas semi-professional leagues. In Junior and lower levels of sport, the video responsibility occasionally falls to the broadcaster, meaning the guy or girl behind the mic must be a jack of all trades.
If you get intimidated by terms like ‘jump-cut’ and ‘NTSC’, then it could be worth your while to hone your video editing skills. A better understanding of ‘extra’ things like video and audio production can open up extra income opportunities and can also make you more valuable to your existing employer, or more employable to a prospective boss.
Adam Dachis via Life Hacker has a fantastic 5-part series on video editing. It is a little intense, especially for beginners but it’s well worth a read if you’re serious about adding “video editing” to your resume.
If you’ve edited a few videos but have always wanted to step up your game and learn to edit with professional software, now’s your chance. We’ll be taking a dive into the basics of professional video editing software all week. First up: a look at editing environments, the purpose of everything on your screen, and how to do a few basic operations.
Click here to read part one of the series.
If you’re ready to get started, here’s a great list of the best video editors out there.
And for those on a budget, the best FREE video editors for Mac and PC.