7 tips that help your child to succeed in video editing

1 Feb 2023

The culture and importance of creating, sharing, and consuming digital content -, especially video content - has completely changed in the last decade. The production of films and videos is no longer the privilege of only large film and advertising production companies. Anyone can create and share content that can be delivered to viewers online. Image and video content have become one of the most important communications and sales channels today, so those who have video production and video editing skills can benefit a lot from them.

More and more parents are getting aware of the possibility that thanks to today's modern tools, even children can easily learn digital storytelling and video editing. In this blog article - based on our years of experience - we have collected 7 tips with which you can help speed up your child's video editing education.

Digital creation and video editing for kids - what do you need to know?

At Logiscool, we always strive to follow the latest digital and technological trends in order to always teach the most useful knowledge and skills to children. Besides coding courses, we provide several opportunities for children to develop and deepen their creative storytelling and digital creative skills. Our Video Production Course is recommended for students over 9 years of age, which they can take without any prerequisites or previous experience. The course is held in small groups both in the classroom and online. Kids can acquire a lot of useful and valuable knowledge, such as the basics of filmmaking, video editing, and how to express themselves and tell their stories in the videos they make.

1. Learn the basics of film theory

For children to understand the video editing curriculum, it is essential that they learn the crucial foundations of film theory. At Logiscool, we pay a lot of attention to ensure that our students learn the material of the courses step by step according to their level and age. The basics of film theory is their first step on the way to successful video editing.

2. Get familiar with WeVideo software

WeVideo is an easy-to-use, cloud-based video editing tool that enables students of all skill levels to generate professional-style films, podcasts, and other content. At Logiscool, we use WeVideo in our video editing courses, as children can quickly learn how to manage and achieve success with it. After the video editing course, they can also use WeVideo’s free version for practice at home.

3. Understand the basics of film production

The next important step that makes learning video editing easier and faster for your child is understanding the basics of film production. Once children learn about filmmaking terms, understand contexts, and learn to confidently use the tools and equipment needed for filmmaking, it will have a positive impact on developing their video editing skills.

4. Learn how to shoot different videos

Depending on the type of video and the project, different techniques and tricks should be used. It is a significant developmental milestone for children when they understand the differences between various types of video (for example vlog, advertisement, or report) and learns from which angle, at what resolution, and how these videos should be recorded in order to convey their stories as best as possible.

5. Learn post-production essentials

Learning does not end with video shooting, the fun part is still to come. This is when the post-production works begin. In this stage, children learn different techniques and styles as well as video editing essentials such as creating subtitles and adding different effects to their films.

6. Work on collaborative projects

Participation in collaborative projects during these courses provides the children with many useful skills. They learn how to ask and how to offer help, how to work in a team, how to take responsibility as well as to share both success and failure.

7. Stay engaged

After acquiring new knowledge or skills, children's initial drive and enthusiasm can quickly wear off if they are not given the opportunity to follow through and stay engaged. At Logiscool, we, therefore, support the ambitions of children in two ways to deepen their digital storytelling, film production, and video editing skills. In addition to the Video Production Course, we also offer one-week Video Production camps, for which children from the 10 years of age are welcome. There are no prerequisites for joining the camps.

Video content production is a modern way of creative storytelling, which plays an extremely important role in today’s communication and is expected to become even stronger in the future. Whether it's a vlog, a film, or a report, learning the basics of video production and video editing is a strongly useful and valuable skill that should be acquired at a young age.

More information on the Video Production course and camps: www.logiscool.com