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Edit Professional Looking Cooking Videos in an Hour or Less

Learn the streamlined workflow that I've followed for years that saves me time and actually watch me edit a video live.
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If you're making cooking videos, editing may take you hours and hours. Or, you maybe so intimidated by the idea of editing, that you refuse to do it. This course picks up where my last course "How to Make Professional Looking Cooking Videos" ends. I show you how I edit my cooking videos from start to finish and also spend time showing you how I create several assets that are part of my videos' branding, like my animated logo and end cards. I show you the best places to find the perfect music and fonts for your videos. Armed with the knowledge from "How to Make Professional Looking Cooking Videos" and a step by step walk through of editing, you'll be uploading cooking videos to YouTube that will make you proud and delight your viewers.

Special Note:

I will be using a Mac in the tutorials. However, if you have a PC, you should still benefit from learning the process which you can apply to the software you have.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who makes cooking videos
  • People who are familiar with any video editing software - for the Mac or PC
  • People who have experience using the timeline in video editing software
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What Will I Learn?
Know which features of your editing program you must master to quickly edit your cooking videos
Understand what branding is and what matters more than your logo when it comes to branding your videos
Learn the best way to organize your files before you begin editing
Learn about free and paid resources for logo design, music and fonts
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  • Video editing software
  • A firm understanding of the principles taught in "How to Make Cooking Videos: The Basics"
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 01:34:24
6 Lectures 06:17

Having a great understanding of the basics and some practice will help you as you learn how to edit your videos. Find out what you need to know and why we edit in this lecture.

Preview 02:34

Learn how to navigate the Udemy platform and don't forget to rate and review the course once you complete a few lectures.

Preview 01:29

This document includes features that you should consider when selecting editing software.

Software Considerations
2 pages

This lecture briefly explains the timeline and how its used in editing software.

Preview 00:33

Using keyboard shortcuts will help you edit your cooking videos a lot faster. Find out which ones are critical to learn in this lecture.

Preview 01:04

In this lecture, we review the key points from this section of the course.

Preview 00:37
Editing Workflow
6 Lectures 44:30

This lecture describes the things I do before I begin editing and each step of my editing process.

Preview 00:45

This brief lecture explains how I organize my files for each video I produce. Staying organized is important.

Preview 00:29

This video describes the steps that I take in the next lecture, which is a live demonstration. I include a few things I do before I start editing and what happens during the editing process.

Preview 02:48

Watch me edit my Vegan Cornbread video from start to finish using iMovie.

What I want you to focus on in this video is the process, not the software. Most likely you'll be using a different software program. Remember that all you need to know how to do is drag elements to the timeline and cut the clips to match the narration.

Note to any video editing professionals: I'm sure that my method is not the industry standard. What you'll see is the method I use as a self-taught editor.

Editing a Cooking Video - from Start to Finish

In this lecture, I show you a video where I unmuted a clip and explain why I did it and the other steps I took after unmuting it.

Deciding When to Unmute Video Clips

This lecture summarizes this lesson.

Branding - Your Logo
4 Lectures 11:59

Learn about the role of your logo and what you should consider when designing it or getting someone else to design it.


Watch as I show you how I created my simple logo for DIY Cooking Videos using Keynote.

DIY Options

This document includes 6 services where you can find someone to design your logo.

Paid Resources

In this lecture I'll show you how I animated my logo and created a movie file in Keynote.

The link in the supplemental resources shows you how you can do this with PowerPoint.

Animating Your Logo in Keynote
Branding - Music
4 Lectures 12:43

In this lecture, I share 3 suggestions for selecting music for your cooking videos.


This is a list of 16 websites where you can find free and paid royalty free music for your videos.

Free and Paid Royalty Free Music Resources

In this lecture, I show you how you can create a longer clip for your cooking videos if the one you purchased or downloaded for free is too short.

How to Make a Music Clip Longer

If you have a Mac, you can use GarageBand to create original music for your videos.

Create Your Own Music with GarageBand
Branding - Fonts
2 Lectures 01:19

Adding text to your videos can help call the viewer's attnetion to the ingredients you're using during the demonstration. There are a few things you should take into consideration before choosing a font.


11 websites where you can find free and paid fonts for your videos.

Free and Paid Resources
Branding - End-Cards
5 Lectures 12:25

End cards are not only a great way to reinforce your brand, but they can also get your viewers to act.


In this lecture, I'll show you how I created my end-card template in Keynote and how I change it for each video.

Using Keynote to Create an End-Card Template

Here are the steps to make sure you have an image with Keynote that will work easily in your video editing program.

Cheatsheet: Creating Images for YouTube with Keynote

Here are the steps to make sure you have an image with PowerPoint that will work easily in your video editing program.

Cheatsheet: Creating Images for YouTube with PowerPoint

In this lecture, I show you how you can combine an image and a video in your editing software to create your end-card.

Using Your Editing Software to Create an End-Card
2 Lectures 00:34

This video concludes the course.


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About the Instructor
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Producer at Vegan Cooking with Love

I started making cooking videos just a short while ago on YouTube in April 2012 - Vegan Cooking with Love. I quickly realized that I had a lot to learn in order to produce videos that met my standards. After months of studying and analyzing other videos, I discovered the keys to producing high quality cooking videos on YouTube as a solo producer. Since I improved my production quality, my views have skyrocketed and I have over 10,000 subscribers for my channel. It is not uncommon for people to leave comments on my channel thanking me for taking the time to produce quality videos.

I'm excited to finally share what I've learned so that together we can make YouTube a place where quality trumps quantity.

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