How Video Editing Can Be Successful or Disastrous
Editing is a vital part of the video production process. In fact, you can have the best camera equipment, the most experienced film crew and a creative story, but without a professional video editor, your video will be nothing more than a glued-together series of clips. Images, sounds, special effects and voiceovers are all part of the editing process.
A skilled video editor will combine them, so the final product markets your company, explains your product or service, or relays a testimonial in an aesthetically pleasing way that will hold the viewers’ attention and convince them to take action. In fact, when asked why he thought TED talks videos are so popular, founder Chris Anderson credited production value.
“He explained that they treat each presentation like a music video – great lighting, different camera angles, engaging graphics, audio mixing, etc.,” said Entrepreneur.
Before You Hire a Video Editor
A great marketing video takes a lot of planning and preparation, so consider the message you want to relay and determine who comprises your target audience. Also decide where you plan to use the video – your website? Facebook? YouTube? TV? This will help you strategize how long it should be.
Even the most skilled video production crew will have difficulty creating an effective marketing video without quality content, so plot out your marketing message and objective before the video shoot begins.
Make Your Mark in the Sea of Videos
Editing is widely referred to as the most important step in the post-video production process for a reason: Your audience is bombarded by video. In fact, eMarketer says U.S. adults spend more than five hours a day consuming some form of video content. The fact that your audience consumes so much video content means a poorly edited video will stand out – and not in a good way.
Editing mistakes such as sloppy cuts or ill-fitting music not only speak poorly of your brand, they’re also painful for your audience to watch (which means they won’t). On the other hand, a well-edited video can turn customers into brand ambassadors.
Sound Editing Is Key to a Great Video
If you’ve watched a suspenseful or scary movie, you know the impact that music and sound effects have. The same holds true in marketing. Breaking a stick to make a pickle sound crisp or adding the right music at the right time can keep your audience engaged. Don’t believe us? Try out different music tracks to test how your video’s mood and voice change with each one. When you know what you want to say and how you want your audience to feel while they view your video, you’ll know the right music when you hear it.
The editorial process is one of the final steps before sharing the final product with your audience. With professional video editing, you can develop a marketing masterpiece, pull viewers into your brand, and show them who you are and what your service or product is all about. If you have questions about video production or how professional video editing can help build your brand, shoot us an email, and let’s talk about it.