5 Practical Tips to Nail Fast-Cut Editing
5 Practical Tips for Fast-Cut Editing
Another useful and generous video tutorial from Brandon Li sharing in under 5 minutes what took him years of trial and error to achieve (i.e. fast-cut editing). Neat.
After learning how to pick the right frame for the right type of scene you want to shoot, Li explains how to bring it home in post so a fast-cut editing doesn’t look like a messy chaos bu reaches its goal: bringing up the energy level of your video.
Here are Li’s 5 practical tips:
Tip #1: Simplify Your Shots
You can do that by:
- centering your subject
- zooming in on your subject
- using a silhouette
Tip #2: Punch In & Out of Your Subject to Keep Your Viewer Oriented Spatially
It’s a two-steps process:
- You either start wide and punch in
- You start close and punch out
TIP #3: Keep the Subject Moving in the Same Screen Direction From Shot to Shot
TIP #4: Follow a Dominant Shape, Color or Luminance Between Shots
TIP #5: Establish a Cause and Effect Between Shots
I absolutely love these five tips, and Li always illustrates his tips with examples from his own work. Watch the video below and take notes:
check the archives for a taste of it.