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Calling all filmmakers! Learn how to make a movie with the filmmaking tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- An editing system
Select an editing system
Select an editing system. Not everyone has the budget for an Avid setup, or even Final Cut Pro, but there are still plenty of great options for all types of filmmakers. Final Cut Express is very affordable.
Load your raw footage
Load your raw footage onto your computer’s hard drive.
Practice basic editing
Arrange some sample clips on a test timeline to get used to your editing system.
Explore the different types of transitions available for editing.
Learn other basics
Learn all the other basics of your specific editing program. You’ll want to be able to do whatever you want when editing your film, so study and practice as much as you can now.
When you feel confident, start editing your film.
Make a rough cut
Make a rough cut of the film by finding the best takes of every scene and assembling them.
Lay in audio
After you’re happy with your rough cut, lay in music, sound effects, and so on.
Keep working. Editing your movie may take months, but you’ll gain skill and insight with each passing day.