Updated: Jul 28
Video editing is a super valuable skill to learn, but it isn’t a standard skill us dietitians are taught at university. It's something you have to seek out and learn independently.
There are so many options of courses for dietitians at your finger tips, but I hope that if creating more professionally edited videos is on your goal sheet, you'll keep reading to learn more about my video editing course for dietitians.
I also included a link to my newest freebie, a Video Editing Cost Guide, which breaks down the cost of software and equipment compared to outsourcing and hiring a professional video editor.
If you're still reading I assume video editing is something you want to learn, but maybe don’t know where to start? Or maybe feel like you don't have time? Or perhaps you can't invest in the equipment or software right now? Or maybe just feel overwhelmed?
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It’s a common feeling to be a little overwhelmed by all the software options, investing the time and money, and learning a program.
If you've ever been volun-told to do a video project for work or school there’s usually a deadline attached to it, which can easily evolve into a situation where you have to just “do what you can”, maybe get a little stressed out that it’s not perfect and finally concede that it’s “good enough” and move on.
Not a particularly accomplished feeling.
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An Online Course Option For Dietitians
That overwhelm over where to start is why I created the Video Editing Accelerator, a self-paced online course for dietitians wanting to learn how to edit videos.
Maybe you've had a negative experience with editing in the past and as much as you want to give it another go, there's still a little hesitation.
The Video Editing Accelerator takes you through each part of the editing process to reduce overwhelm and give you structure to your creation process so you feel like a confident, competent creator.
I didn’t want my editing course to just cover editing though, because if I was someone just jumping into the video-making game for the first time, I’d need some help and guidance throughout the whole process.
This video editing course covers brainstorming, scripting, filming, AND editing.
The course also covers additional topics I felt were helpful and valuable, such as creating closed captions to make your videos more accessible and managing your video files using onsite and offsite backups.
Video Editing Accelerator Course Curriculum
Here’s an overview of the course curriculum:
Modules 1-3 cover some foundational information and the pre-production component
(Pre-production is all the planning you do before filming)
Opportunities dietitians have to use video
Why video is important for dietitians
Clarifying your niche/target audience
Confidence on camera
Good storytelling in video
Brainstorming video ideas
Scripting your videos
Module 4 covers production basics
(Production is the filming process)
Equipment and what you actually need to just get started
Behind-the-scenes of my filming process
How to screen record on a Mac
Modules 5-10 covers post-production
(Post-production includes all the steps involved in editing the footage into a finished video)
How to use iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Canva
Setting up and importing footage
Cutting clips and putting them in order
Adding effects to the video and audio
Adding text and closed captions
Creating social media content, blogs, and newsletters from the video
What You'll Learn in the Video Editing Course
You’ll learn basic editing techniques including compiling clips into a video sequence to more advanced techniques like adding transitions, blurring, and adjusting color and audio. It may sound complicated, but I walk you through each step and you have access to a private Facebook group to ask questions.
The Video Editing Accelerator covers my WHOLE creation process so you have guidance and help with coming up with ideas, scripting videos, picking out equipment, filming, and editing.
Plus I share my tips to feel more confident in front of the camera if you struggle with the idea of filming yourself.
In the editing modules, I walk you through editing 3 videos step-by-step, start-to-finish, in THREE software programs - iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Canva.
I structured the course this way so you can get a taste of several programs and choose one that will work best for you and your video needs, or maybe narrow down which programs you do or don’t want to use.
The course also has an extra module that walks you through how to create 5+ pieces of content from one of your videos so you can start to create more content faster.
Video Editing Income Opportunities
Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to confidently create professional looking videos and hopefully discover new ways to earn an income from making video content.
Learning the video editing techniques I teach you in this course will open you up to more income generation opportunities in dietetics and so many other fields you may find yourself in the future:
Online nutrition courses
Pre-recorded and professional presentations and webinars
Engaging email funnels with videos for your target audience
UGC (User-generated content) and other freelance video creation projects
Freelance video editing for other dietitians or professionals
An audio or video-based podcast
Stock video content production
So many things!!!
I don’t exclusively edit content for other dietitians, my other primary area of editing experience is creating demo reels for actors. You can 100% apply these skills in other areas.
If you’re ready to learn video editing, check out the full Video Editing Accelerator curriculum here and enroll today:
Should You Hire A Video Editor?
Maybe you’re excited to learn editing or already love video editing like me and want to do ALL your editing yourself. That's great!
However, there may be a time where you decide it doesn’t make financial sense to do it yourself because there are more important money-making business activities you’d rather spend your time doing.
If that’s the case you’re probably ready to hire someone to help.
Grab my Video Editing Cost Guide which breaks down the cost of software and equipment compared to outsourcing and hiring a professional video editor.
This guide will help you determine whether you're ready to hire or not:
If you're ready outsource your video editing project you can schedule a free 15 minute discovery call to discuss your project and I can provide you with my rate sheet.
Let me know in the comment section below - what video editing topics would you like me to cover next?
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About the Author
Sara is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, artist, writer, and video editor. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nutrition from Oregon State University. In 2021 she founded The Kerrminator LLC, which specializes in creative services for Dietitians including video editing, graphic design, and content creation.
Are you interested in starting a side hustle and want to learn more about the potential of video for your business?
You should check out my ebook, Embracing Video to Communicate Nutrition. It offers guidance for exploring your options and steps to get the ball rolling on your new venture.