One of the easiest and fastest ways to record a video is using the jump-cut method. A jump cut is when your video is actually made up of dozens (or hundreds) of short little clips all placed together to form one cohesive video.
The benefit of jump cut videos is two-fold:
- It saves time when recording, as you will not need to memorize any long scripts.
- It keeps the video pace moving along quickly, thus keeping the viewer engaged.
To record a jump-cut video, write out your entire script beforehand, but break it up into simple, easy-to-say sentences. For example:
"Have you ever wanted to invest in real estate but lack the down payment? My name is Brandon Turner, and on today’s video I’m going to show you three simple steps for buying real estate with little to no money out of your pocket. The first step is going to be what I call house hacking. House hacking is the process of ...."
Notice how each line is broken up, on it’s own, into short, simple sentences? This will make your recording so much easier. After I’ve scripted the entire video, I simply grab a friend / spouse / kid to help. We click the record button on the camera, and my helper reads one line out loud. I then repeat that line while looking at the camera. Then, my helper reads another line, and I say that line out loud.
This continues all the way through the video, and the other person’s voice is later just edited out, leaving just one continuous, fast-paced narration.