Adobe Premiere Rush (iOS, MacOS, Windows)
Take a look at this brand new product, Adobe Premiere Rush. Premiere Rush offers a limited free version - you can create as many projects as you want, but you can only export 3 free videos. Here is how to get started with Rush.
Adobe Premiere Clips
There is also an older mobile version of Rush: Adobe Premiere Clips is available in both Apple App Store and Google Play. You can create a free Creative Cloud account, edit and save your videos on your phone or in the Cloud and sync with the professional editing app, Adobe Premiere Pro if you have it on your computer. Here is the video on how it works:
More options: Instagram (smartphone apps)
Some of the video sharing platforms allow for basic trimming, enhancements and text elements editing. In Instagram, for example, you can record video directly in the app, or you could upload previously recorded clips from your phone's Library (Gallery). After you add a clip, click on Trim option and then you can trim the clips, as well as add additional clips to include in your video. Take a look at Instagram's Support Section to learn how to edit video in this app.
Instagram allows sharing short videos - up to 60 sec. If you have a long video, you would need to start using IGTV - a newer video-only channel on Instagram. Check out the Support Center to see how it works. Keep in mind that IGTV only allows vertical videos. Currently, you can only access video uploads and trimming features through the app, not your computer.
If you upload videos through YouTube, you can access basic video editing and captioning features through your web browser on the computer. iOS app also offers a limited set of video editing features.
Are there any editing rules to follow?
I'm so glad you asked! Why, of course there are rules. Video storytelling has many purposes, and each purpose has its own set rules, techniques and editing styles. It's just like grammar, style and punctuation we use to write stories with images instead of words.
We will not discuss these in detail in this class, but click on each of the slides below and read about the main video editing rules. Next time you're watching a movie, you will definitely start noticing how these rules were used.