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Video

How to turn your video idea into a channel that connects

How do you create a video channel that’s actually good — that you can consistently produce without working yourself to death? There are no simple answers, but we've done our best to come up with some guidance.

Podcasting

Rough cuts: finding your story

Here we’ll delve a little more into rough cut techniques, in hopes of helping you focus your efforts so you can get a first cut faster.

Podcasting

How to use background music in your podcast

Here, we share some tricks for selecting good background music for podcasts. We also offer an overview of music licensing, including copyrighted music in podcasts.

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Learn the 10 best video cuts every pro editor should know
Video cuts are used to edit transitions in films and videos, they play a key role in storytelling. It’s on the editor to choose the best types of cuts for the narrative.
Video equipment: What you need to get started
If you want your videos to look and sound professional, you need to get your hands on a few essential pieces of production gear, which you can borrow, rent, or buy.
Starting a video podcast: A guide for beginners
If you’re looking for a primer on video podcasting, with a full breakdown of all the options out there, you’re in the right place.
A guide to video rough cuts (and how to make them less rough)
A rough cut is where you focus on shaping your story and honing your message. It’s essentially where you organize the beginning, middle, and end of your story, so you can see the shape your story is taking.
How to plan a video production
It’s important to make managing your video production as simple and efficient as possible so it doesn’t break down and kill your burgeoning video channel.
Getting started: Essential podcast equipment
While the equipment for podcasts matters, we’d advise you not to spend a ton of money at the outset. Focus on nailing the content, and not creating a state-of-the-art setup.
How to nail a good podcast topic
Knowing how to turn an idea for a podcast into an actual, repeatable, compelling show is critical for any podcast creator. 
How to write for your own voice
Writing in your own voice is harder than it sounds. Here's some expert advice to help you make it easier.
How to use background music in your podcast
Here, we share some tricks for selecting good background music for podcasts. We also offer an overview of music licensing, including copyrighted music in podcasts.
Fine edits: Techniques & shortcuts to make your podcast sound pro
There are a zillion ways to do fine cuts — techniques, tools, keyboard shortcuts (or “hot keys”) — and no right or wrong way. So we asked a few pros for their pro-est tips..
Replace script track: a new way to create scripted content
Now you can swap out your script track — ie, your voiceover — and Descript will automatically align the new version with all your music, visuals, and effects. We call this “Replace script track."
Descript Storyboard: What's new for podcasters
Descript Storyboard release is focused on video, but it also contains some exciting new features for podcasters and audio creators
All-in-one audio & video editing, as easy as a doc.

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