This is exactly what you don’t want to have happen. You get an amazing interview with someone on video, but it drags on and on until everyone loses interest. Aaugh! All that work down the drain for lack of some simple editing. This will show you how to do it; and not just a simple edit, but a super-simple edit. This doesn’t just work for Google Hangout videos, but for all your videos. After you watch this, please watch the video at the link below to see how someone else applied these principles. And would you mind sharing your thoughts on this below? Thanks!

    27 replies to "How to Edit Videos Simply and Quickly"

    • Molly

      You’re SO twisted. I love it. Your editing video was hilarious. Thanks. I needed that. Now if I could just figure out how to use my new video camera, I could get to the point where I have something to edit! Stay tuned….

      • Steven Washer

        Thanks, Molly! It’s good to make your work fun if you can.
        Now go use that camera. 🙂

    • Martine Bilodeau

      Very funny, entertaining!

      • Steven Washer

        Glad you enjoyed it, Martine. It was fun to make. (And that’s OK)

    • Sherrie Palm

      You are a hoot Steve, love your stuff! I truly need to understand editing to make clean videos for the nonprof sector (just blasted one last week that sure could have used some edits). I need to take the time to study your material closely!
      Thanks for what you do!

      • Steven Washer

        Thank you, Sherrie. It’s true. When people are thinking about giving you money, they want…strike that…need…to feel it. So editing those videos will do you a world of good.

    • Brad Pollina

      Wow! I didn’t know you could edit youtube videos! Thanks for the information.

      • Steven Washer

        That is a pretty cool capability, isn’t it? Thanks for your thoughts!

    • Robert Searls

      WOW Steve,
      You are definitely one of The Super Heroes.
      I like the way you used all the clutter props on the desk to accentuate the haggard look. I bet it doesn’t usually look like that.
      Also, I really, really like the blue gradient background look you used in this video.
      Keep up the GREAT WORK

      • Steven Washer

        Thanks very much, Robert. And we can thank Apple for the background 🙂

    • Michael Nistler

      Many thanks Steve – yet another blockbuster in your series!

      At 2:40 you mentioned the YouTube download process however I missed the implication of what to do with the finished video. As far as I know, YouTube requires a separate upload to a new/different instance and URL, correct?

      Ciao, Michael

    • Sandra Zimmer

      HI Steven

      You seem to have burst onto the video production scene recently. At least, you are new to me. I am enjoying your videos and techniques. I am learning lots from you. Your great ideas are helping novice videographers enhance the quality of their videos. Wonderful service!

      I am going to apologize in advance for what I am about to say. I mean it to support and not criticize. Please get a stylist to trim your eyebrows. They are very heavy and weigh down your face and hang over your eyes, giving you a dark appearance. You will appear more handsome and open to your viewers. (Do this unless you want to make it your trademark like Groucho Marx. In that case, nevermind! :))

      Thanks for all you are sharing!

      Sandra Zimmer

      • Steven Washer

        No offense 🙂
        “Say the secret word and win $100!”

    • Dave Pipitone

      Really nice! I like all of the tips and the way that you use humor.

      By the way, have you ever used or evaluated VideoScribe @ Looks like a fascinating way to use animated drawing videos.

      • Steven Washer

        I have, and I agree with you, Dave. But people just don’t understand how to use it very well, so the videos generally aren’t anywhere near as interesting as they should be.

    • Dave Piptone

      Steve, what would you say is the biggest limitation? Not being imaginative to tell a story?

      • Steven Washer

        For that solution, the problem is not thinking visually or being too literal. Also, not using the innate capabilities of a drawing program, which suggests withholding the meaning of the image until you’ve made the connections in your explanation, then use the image to complete the concept.

        That takes both imagination and hard thought, but it’s worth it.

    • Jeff

      Once again home run!
      This was the main reason I stayed away fom google hangouts….no mas hombre!
      Thanks Steven

    • Harry

      Excellent and informative video, as always!

    • Steve

      Always deserving of a comment… compelling stuff Steve well done always enjoy watching your videos…

    • Sheryl Kurland

      This information is such perfect timing for me. An elderly couple married 50+ years recently offered for me to interview them, but I’ve been worried about them first telling me all their aches & pains…so I’ve avoided the offer. You gave me the formula to “cure” the problem. Thanks!

      • Steve

        Brilliant! Glad to hear it helped, Sheryl.

    • Peter

      I love your videos, you provide tons of great information, but it drives me crazy that the player doesn’t have a volume control. Every time I watch one of your videos, I have to adjust the sound level in Windows then fix it again later after the video. Can’t you just turn a Vimeo volume control on somewhere?

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    • anne

      Thank you Steve. It’s were I’m heading soon… make it seem easy! I like your eyebrows.

    • Arla

      This was awesome–wish I’d had it before I deleted 4 videos, two of which were good but had incorrect routing info. This would have fixed it!
      Thank you so much!

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