Now that we're all sprouting cameras and seeing the advantages of them for campaigning and so on: http://www.cyclechat.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1531&page=3 I wonder if it would be good to have a thread here where we pool effective video editing and presentation tips. I can't claim any professional training or anything, but I've tended to get good feeback about my videos and would happily pass on the things I think about when making a vid... If we all do this, and make constructive comments, we might all become damn good little film makers! My main tips would be the things I learnt from preparing academic presentations in Powerpoint: Don't let things be too fussy. Follow KISS - keep it simple stupid. Pare your footage down to the minimum to make your point - you may need to keep some extra in, for context, but be selective. If need be, cut snips out (waiting at lights etc) to shorten a longer journey. It keeps the file size down, and makes videos more attractive - I'll watch something 3 mins long, but might not watch something 6 mins.. If you use text, like credits and subtitles, keep them large and clear for easy reading. Don't get carried away with fonts and things. Obviously, how good your shots are is to some extent at the mercy of how quickly you have to react to something, and camera angles etc. Practice aiming the camera (if it's a helmet cam) at things - maybe while you wait at lights -and review the footage later, so that you get to know just what head angle gives you a clear shot... Everything I've done, has been on WindowsMovie maker - it's basic apparently but it does the job, and any Windows user should have it I think.... Er, that's it for now... Any more?