How to make a short film: filming to editing

Magic is made in the editing room: Post-production

Now that you have all your footage and it’s backed up in two separate locations (trust me on this one), you can start editing. Step by step, you’ll see your footage transform into an entire film. It can be a slow process. Don’t try to rush it. A good edit takes a lot of time and is always worth it. To speed things up, you might want to invest in the best keyboards for video editing and the best laptops for video editing.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.