Anyone who frequently views talking-head style YouTube videos/vlogs will often notice the jump-cut style of editing that many creators employ in order to cut out mistakes like dropping something, long pauses, or word salads. When videos with mistakes are edited without much care or thought, they end up being quite jarring if not downright frustrating to watch. So, if you're a creator who wants to mask a jump-cut as best as possible, what should you do?
Coming to you from YouTube educator Gerald Undone, is a succinct and incredibly useful video which explains how to go about masking a jump-cut using a variety of methods. I'm not one to put myself in front of the camera, but I still found the video interesting and I did come away with some good tips that I might employ in the future, wether or not I put my face in the frame. Not only does he give advice on how to record for a jump-cut, but he also goes over a few handy way to edit the footage so it appears seamless. He uses Davinci Resolve in the examples, but the methods can also be applied to Adobe Premier with ease
The short video is well worth a watch, not only because of the handy tips that Undone offers us, but it's also a great behind-the-scenes look at how the best creators on the platform pay attention to the small details.