Learn to edit videos

A step by step masterclass

The future is video, from consuming YouTube videos, Netflix series and even TikToks - the world is moving towards a video based future so why not learn the skills of video editing to be apart of the movement.

Who is this masterclass for?

Is this course for you?

  • No Experience Necessary

    You have no experience in video editing and unsure on where to start? This course goes from the absolute basics of picking the right software, downloading your footage from your camera or phone, putting clips together with music and ending with exporting your project into a consumable file (to be played back on your phone or uploaded to YouTube).

  • Hobbyist

    So you have dabbled in video editing before and you are looking to take your skills to the next level? In this course we show advanced level editing (picking the right music and colour grading your project). Perfect for those hobbyist's who enjoy video editing and want to take their skills to the next level.

  • Advanced Editor

    Have you been running a YouTube channel and wanting to know some tips on storytelling, creating and engaging story through cuts, music and utilising sound effects to elevate your content? After editing over 1000 videos and our content being seen over 200 million times - there's a lot of knowledge I am excited to share with you.

Why Learn From Us

We make videos that people will watch. On YouTube we have had nearly 100 million views on our channel and have gained 900,00 subscribers - on Facebook that number is doubled with one video alone getting over 50 million views.

Instructor

One half of Flying the Nest, Stephen is the film-maker and editor behind the popular YouTube Channel. Back in 2015 we both quit our jobs, sold everything and booked a one way ticket to Hawaii, there we picked up a camera and started filming our lives that turned into a career of full time travel. From studying film making at Film School in Australia to directing & editing TV commercials, Stephen learnt most of his skills by just picking up a camera one day and starting a YouTube channel which blew up into one of the most subscribed and recognized travel channels in the world with over 1.9 million followers.

Stephen Parry-Valentine

Course curriculum

  • 01

    1. How to use this course software

    • Thank you

    • How this course works

    • What you will need (Editing Software)

    • Join the Flying the Nest Academy private Facebook Group

    • Video Contest - $500 In Cash Prizes

  • 03

    Downloads (LUT's, Music Licenses)

    • Music Licenses (FREE TRIALS)

    • LUTs (FREE DOWNLOAD)

    • Sound Effects (FREE RESOURCES)

  • 04

    Module 1: What is video editing?

    • What is video editing?

    • What video editing software should I use?

    • Final Cut Pro X vs Adobe Premiere Pro (which is better?)

    • Free Vs Cheap Editing Software

    • My Video Editing Setup (What I use at home and whilst travelling)

    • Premiere Pro free trial download

  • 05

    Module 2: You don't start with the edit

    • You don't start with the edit (you start with a purpose)

  • 06

    Module 3: Where do we begin? (With organization)

    • Module Intro: The importance of file organisation

    • Downloading your footage off your camera (and organising it effectively)

    • Bonus tip (Back up your footage, not once, not twice)

    • How we back up our footage and what HDD's do we use?

  • 07

    Module 4: A Chef preparing his chopping boards (creating a sequence)

    • How to start a project and set up a workspace in Adobe Premiere Pro

    • What are "Windows" in your project?

    • How to import footage into your project

    • Organising your project with bins

    • Creating a Sequence

    • Moving your footage into the Sequence

  • 08

    Intermission: Premiere Pro 101

    • How to cut up your footage

    • How to move and re-order your footage

    • How to remove audio from your footage

    • How to stack footage & layer your footage

    • How to edit vlogging scenes

    • What are B-roll scenes?

  • 09

    Module 5: Meal prep (First run through)

    • First draft editing "vlogging & b-roll footage" [Part 1]

    • First draft editing "vlogging & b-roll footage" [Part 2]

    • First draft editing "vlogging & b-roll footage" [Part 3]

    • Editing drone footage

    • Editing GoPro footage

  • 10

    Module 6: Second Run Through

    • Second Run-through - Putting it all together [Part 1]

    • Second Run-through - Putting it all together [Part 2]

    • Second Run-through - Putting it all together [Part 3]

  • 11

    Intermission: Music 101

    • Introduction to Music

    • YouTube Audio Library (Free - Royalty Free Music) Walk-through & Review

    • Facebook Audio Library (Free - Royalty Free Music) Walk-through & Review

    • Free Music Archive (Free - Royalty Free Music) Walk-through & Review)

    • Soundcloud (Free & Paid - Royalty Free Music) Walk-through & Review)

    • Epidemic Sound (Paid Music Subscription) Walk-through & Review

    • Musicbed (Paid Music Subscription) Walk-through & Review

  • 12

    Adding some spice (Music is the real flavour)

    • Adding music to your project [part 1]

    • Adding music to your project [part 2]

    • Adding sound effects to your project

  • 13

    Titles

    • How to add text and titles to your project

  • 14

    Colour grading done quick

    • Colour grading with LUTs

  • 15

    Putting it in the oven (lets export this)

    • How to Export your video

  • 16

    Thumbnails

    • How to create a Thumbnail for your video (Free & Paid)

  • 17

    Get seen more than heard (Subtitles 101)

    • Why Use Subtitles?

  • 18

    Uploading to YouTube

    • Uploading your video to YouTube

  • 19

    Wrap up

    • Course wrap-up and congratulations

    • Earn $$ for recommending this course

    • Before you go

    • PSA Video Contest - $500 In Cash Prizes

FAQ

  • When will the course go live?

    The course is now live and is ready for you to join.

  • Is this a live course?

    This course has been created with your time and schedule in mind. You can join at any time and go through the entire course at your own pace.

  • Do I need any skills in video editing?

    Nope! This masterclass is aimed to teach you the entire process of how to edit a vlog with zero experience required.

  • What video editing software will we be using?

    The entire course will take place in Adobe Premiere Pro. There are skills that can be applied across all software's but you will need to purchase the software to participate. Inside the course I have linked to a 7 day trial provided by Adobe for new accounts (subject to Adobe's T&Cs*) and not Flying the Nest Academy.

  • Is this course just for those with YouTube Channels?

    Flying the Nest Academy was created to encourage those who are interested in create engaging content to build an audience. However, we have come across plenty of people who just want to make home and travel videos to be enjoyed, which is covered in this course.

  • My Question isn't here - what can I do?

    Just email Stephen at shop@flyingthenest.tv or DM on Instagram (www.instagram.com/sparrystake) and I am more than happy to answer it.

Reviews

5/5 Stars

Kierran Voelkl

5 star rating

“Cannot speak any higher about this course! The ability to be educated by one of the best vloggers in the world assures you are in good hands. We are very lucky that this course exists and recommend any Youtuber who feels a bit lost/ Overwhelmed t...”

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“Cannot speak any higher about this course! The ability to be educated by one of the best vloggers in the world assures you are in good hands. We are very lucky that this course exists and recommend any Youtuber who feels a bit lost/ Overwhelmed to invest in themselves with this Video Editing Masterclass From simple organisations skills, editing skills/workflow and storytelling. It gives an opportunity for those who want to turn their simple holiday video's into a very wholesome, entertaining and attention-grabbing masterpiece's that we all know and enjoy from Flying the nest. Thanks Stephen and Jess for revealing your ways so we might one day share a life like yours!”

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MR L T BURZYNSKI

5 star rating

“I started watched Flying The Nest in 2019 when my Mum stumbled across their lovely YouTube channel and knew how much I love travelling and recommended them to me. The vlogs are very wholesome, mesmerising and each time I watch, a new thing ends up...”

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“I started watched Flying The Nest in 2019 when my Mum stumbled across their lovely YouTube channel and knew how much I love travelling and recommended them to me. The vlogs are very wholesome, mesmerising and each time I watch, a new thing ends up on the bucket list. So once I heard a Video Editing Masterclass was being made I had to immediately enrol! Not only are the vlogs exceptional because in this class Stephen proved that experience pays off and he certainly is an expert at his craft. While quickly navigating the system, nothing felt lost in translation. Everything was understandable, motivational and friendly; I already had experience in Premiere Pro beforehand, however, he runs through very narrow details it would be easy to pick up as a novice. Overall, it was clear that Stephen has put his heart into making this course the best it can be. If any future courses are made (Jess needs to be included too!) I will definitely be intrigued to enrol further with this lovely travelling family. Yours sincerely, Lewis Burzynski”

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Claudia Hackney

5 star rating

“This course was brilliant!! I learn't so much about editing how to make the best videos for my audience!! There was an abundance of tips and tricks that I will be using from now on!! ”

“This course was brilliant!! I learn't so much about editing how to make the best videos for my audience!! There was an abundance of tips and tricks that I will be using from now on!! ”

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