I’ve done some basic video editing before. And both times I used iMovie. One time for a final project in graduate school I had to make a photo story. I didn’t have to work with live movie clips, I worked with still images I’d taken. Second time was putting captions on my wedding video. That was about 3 years ago and neither was too heavy handed. Since then, I’ve had an hour training on Final Cut Pro.
I’m happy to report that has monumentally changed within the past 24 hours. This year for commencement we decided to do flip cam videos of the graduates immediately following our largest ceremonies. We’ve got two big ceremonies tomorrow, but so far, I’ve edited three flip cam movies. Yesterday, I learned how to use Adobe Premiere. And then I edited a video. Today, I edited two videos. They’re obviously not the next Avatar or anything, but I’m pretty proud.