This video was made for very new filmmakers and video editors.
I got a lot of requests from a lot of new filmmakers to explain the timeline in a video editing system
I thought this was odd. Surely (don't call me Shirley) there must be a ton of videos covering this.
I didn't look at everything, but most of the tutorials I saw jumped into all the editing features and what all those little buttons and widgets do, but I couldn't find anyone who had simply explained what a timeline does, and what it's for.
That's why I made this video, because of all the requests, and because someone will want to know this.
I imagine a lot of people will think this video is too basic or stupid or whatever, and I don't care.
I don't think there is anyone who first started out in filmmaking, ran up a video editor for the first time, and didn't think or mutter the words, "Holy s**t!"
Hopefully this video will help those who requested it, and other new filmmakers in the future who want to know what a timeline is.
The Basic Filmmaker