If you are a video editor mulling over switching NLE software or are thinking of expanding your skill set to incorporate another video editing software suite, this article might help you sort out your priorities.
All too often, an editor will bounce between multiple editing programs, never learning the software's true potential or the speed and freedom of keyboard shortcuts. Editing is an art; it's easy to get caught up in the technical aspects of an editing program and lose sight of this.
How many Oscars does it take to prove this point?Three time Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker ("Raging Bull," "The Aviator," and "The Departed"), who also has four more Academy nominations ("Woodstock," "Goodfellas," "Gangs of New York," and "Hugo"), is a great example. When you watch her work, you can see the rhythm and the pacing, which varies appropriately from film to film. But her art is so much more than that...[continue reading]