The Spotlight Guide to Basic Video Editing

An actor's guide to basic editing video for self-tapes and showreels.

We take you through step-by-step instructions on how to start editing video for your self-tapes and showreels. We'll be demonstrating in DaVinci Resolve but the way the software works is very similar to other applications such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and even iMovie.

You'll learn how to:

  • Isolate the bits of the footage you want to use
  • Join videos together
  • How to fade in and fade out
  • Adjust the audio volume on your clips
  • Add a title card
  • How to export your edit as a video file for upload to the internet.

Let's get started:

We have lots more self-taping advice and tips for your showreels if you'd like to learn more. If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on Twitter! or email us at [email protected].