Editing your music video


  • Age: Any
  • Time: Ongoing
  • Skills: Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Materials: Computer, Internet access, Paper, Pens, Free Editing Software (e.g Move Maker or iMovie).
  • Outcomes: This activity is the next step after you have recorded video footage and offers basic outlines on preparing your music video


Paper edit:

Watch all the footage and make sure you have what you need. Review the shoot plan and then start into doing a paper edit and label all the footage if not labelled already and map out the order of the footage by identifying what clips you need and what sections of them.

Identify your edit software

Please note there is lots of paid packages, but most people don’t have these on most PC’s you will have free software as part of your windows package you usually have Windows Movie Maker or on Macs you should have I Movie.

Import your footage

These packages have an add media package which let you input the clips you have.

Order your clips

Make sure you put the clips in the correct order.

Audio Music

Use the audio track you have.


Hint – Some tips on how to edit and import can be viewed here

Check your video and export

If you are happy with your videos and want to upload it to YouTube, Facebook or your blog you need to export.

Hint – Here is a video on how you can export a video

Tip - Remember to review the shoot plan and check with the people or person that has shot it and check you have all the footage you need.



How to edit using movie maker (PC) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlL1b9aEN0E

How to edit using I-Movie (Mac) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_5oZ0vI968

How to Edit Music Videos | Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUYLukTCXY4