When I was taking my first steps in the video editing field, I thought that I can learn anything by trial and error(or by listening to my teachers in Uni).
I did learn a lot of stuff and became more familiar with different video editing software. However, finding the right tutorials from the beginning would’ve saved me a lot of time and effort. And although I’m very thankful to my professors and mentors throughout the years, I really do strongly believe in the power of a good tutorial.
That’s why I’m writing this article. I’ll give you a quick idea of some the best tutorials for video editing so that you can start editing with the right knowledge and quick.
Youtube is the easiest and most accessible way when it comes to learning. Luckily, there are a lot of tutorials on this platform that can help you to edit professionally.
Cinecom was created by Jordy Vanderput. He uploads new videos every Tuesday and Friday. The channel offers video editing tutorials, tips, and tricks, as well as hacks for when you’re filming.
In addition to the channel, there’s also a website. It’s really useful since the tutorials are more organized, and it has courses too. You can find courses for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.
Moreover, the courses are categorized for beginners, intermediate, or advanced levels, so you’ll be able to find something suitable for your skills.
This channel can help you through your whole career in filmmaking and video editing since it has a wide variety of tutorials.
Justin Odisho’s channel on youtube is your place to master Adobe Premiere Pro. It has tons of tutorials on it, as well as some tutorials for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and more.
Justin is a video editor and creator who used to work before for Adobe, so you’ll be getting your lessons from an expert in the field.
What’s outstanding about his videos is that he offers detailed videos on every effect, filter, and tool to help you edit videos with good quality.
Beside the channel, he has a podcast where he discusses topics related to video editing.
Their channel is dedicated to Adobe After Effects, with tutorials on almost all native effects, so you won’t need any extra plugins.
Aside from their tutorials, RocketStock offers After Effects templates and video assets. They also give you access to curated collections which makes your job easier.
These tutorials are suitable for filmmakers, video editors, and motion designers. Furthermore, I like their blog because it offers unique tips and informational content.
This is the perfect channel for beginners. Bai offers videos for all the basics you’ll need to take your first steps. Their tutorials work as a guide for all the programs you might use so that you can start editing with a background.
The channel is mainly designed to help beginners with different software from Microsoft Office to AutoCAD. However, they have playlists for almost all the programs you’ll need while editing; Davinci Resolve 16, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and VSDC.
This channel is a must when you want to start using a new program with a clear idea of what it can offer.
Peter Mckinnon is a photographer and filmmaker. His youtube channel offers different types of videos. From reviews to documentaries, vlogs, and hacks.
However, he still produces tutorials to help video editors. You can find tutorials on Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.
Generally, I’d recommend this channel if you tend to shoot your own footage and edit it later because it covers almost everything, from buying the right gear to the final touches.
Tutvid was created by the web designer and photographer Nathaniel Dodson. At first, I thought, “what does this have to do with video editing?”
Through his channel and website, along with all the photography tutorials, he offers video editing tutorials with rich content.
You can also check his website for full access to the whole set of tutorials on Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Filmora9.
This channel is really handy if you work on video editing and photo editing as well.
Meredith Marsh created this channel to help other YouTubers with their videos. You can learn outstanding tips on how to run your youtube channel and tutorials on how to edit your videos.
The tutorials she offers are suitable for home videos, and GoPro ones. Not only you’ll find hacks for GoPro, but also for the famous editing software such as; Premiere Pro and VSDC.
VidProMom is more suitable for a hobbyist. It’s also handy if you need to learn video editing in order to start your career on youtube.
This one is something else. If you use or want to use Adobe Premiere Pro as your software of choice than this is tutorial for you.
It was made by the editor of Linus Tech Tips, this video goes into extreme details and has some tips and tricks that even seasoned professionals are coming back to. It’s more than 4 hours long, so there will be a lot of pausing but it’s o so much worth it.
When I first heard about online courses, I thought that I might be paying a fortune. I was glad to find out that there are some free online courses, and some affordable ones as well.
Larry Jordan is a director, producer, editor, and trainer. His website is designed to deliver courses on different Adobe tools, as well as Apple tools for video editing.
Larry Jordan has worked in the media industry for 50 years. He’s a professional at what he does, so you’ll be investing in a worthy material.
The website offers some free tutorials, but you’ll need to subscribe in order to view the courses. They have 3 subscription plans that start at $19.99 per month. The only downside is that the courses can’t be downloaded for you to see them later.
Pluralsight is a platform for various technical skills. Among these technologies, you can find different video editing courses on Adobe tools.
The website gives you a 10-day trial so you can see for yourself what they offer. Also, they have learning checks, that are basically short quizzes to make sure you’re on the right track.
In addition to that, the website has a useful feature, which is downloading videos. All the courses cover different levels so you can enroll whether you’re a beginner or not.
Video editing is a really cool job, and the results can be magnificent and really jaw dropping, if done right. There’s more than one way to learn how to do that properly, as I said, you can go to Film school, work as an intern in one of production companies in your town or just straight learn it from YouTube.
All you need to do is pick the right software for you and for the job, learn about it however you like, and you’re good to go. Happy editing!