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Why Jump Cuts Are Good to Add to Your Videos

Let's talk about editing basics. Is it okay to have jump cuts in your videos?

Yes, absolutely! YouTube vloggers have made the jump cut a common place technique as you can see here!

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Here, the jump cut helps these videos move along faster and provides energy keeping the audience engaged in the content. In addition, the jump cut is handy as the most simple edit for when you make a mistake when filming. And because we're so used to seeing it on YouTube, it's become a common practice now in all vlog style videos. However, jumping from a wide to a medium or medium to a close-up can add a lot of energy to your videos. Now let's look at those same cuts as jump cuts.


However, jumping from a wide to a medium or medium to a close-up can add a lot of energy to your videos.

As you can see the first example is much more impactful. Why? Well, there's a lot of reasons which we'll dig into in another video but the short answer is ENERGY.

Each framing provides new visual interest and energy as we crop in closer. For now, the main point of this video is to encourage all you video makers out there not to be afraid start using a little bit of editing, including jump cuts. I would really love to hear from you guys:

Is editing part of the fear that keeps you from wanting to make more videos? If that's the case I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Thank you guys so much for watching and I will be back next week!

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