Filming your video production is just the start of completing your final project. Editing plays a huge role in how your film looks and comes together. So who do you get to edit your project? In this article you will find the pros and cons of the 3 major editing choices in the video production industry to help you pick the right choice for your production:
1. Editing Yourself
Editing your work yourself has a lot of advantages. You’ll save a lot of money not having to employ an editor. You’ll have the benefit of doing it in the comfort of your own home and who else is going to know your footage better than you do? Sounds great right? Unfortunately there are some downsides. It could take you a lot longer to do it yourself if you’re not confident at editing. You’ll also need to invest money into a good computer with editing software and you may find yourself stuck without anyone to offer an extra opinion.
2. Employing A Creative Editor
You may have the budget to hire a creative editor who you trust to do all of your editing for you. This does have a lot of positives. A professional will work quickly, solve any of your editing problems and be able to turn even the dodgiest footage into great shots. Although, this may not be the best option if you don’t like someone else being in creative control of your production.
3. Editing With A Technical Editor
There are some big benefits from having a technical editor by your side. They will no doubt work a lot quicker than you, which is always good. You will have someone to think and collaborate with on creative ideas and you may even trust them enough to work on your production without you. Sadly though, it’s not always a positive process. You may have to pay them or perhaps travel to where they live and your editing and creative styles might clash. Clashing ideas doesn’t create a good creative atmosphere when you’re stuck in a small room with each other for the majority of the day every day.
There you have it, a simple 3 step guide to choosing who to edit your next production. Each choice has its own positives and negatives, so make sure you pick what’s right for your video production.