Coding & Tech

Afternoon Video Editing and YouTube Club

This is an ongoing club for students who want to make videogame or Fortnite videos for YouTube or just work on their editing skills in an interactive engaging environment.
281 total reviews for this teacher
17 reviews for this class
Completed by 226 learners

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Mon May 23

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:50pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
7 learners enrolled

Next on Wed Jun 1

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:50pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

This club is to empower students as they learn a new skill. They will get faster over time and I want to be there with them as they run in to difficulties.
I have been a professional video editor for the last 19 years and a gamer for the last 25 years. Teaching my own boys about video games and some of the basics of video production is one of the most fun things that I get to do. My goal is to keep things relaxed and make sure that students can learn without losing sight of the fun of gaming and video creation. As a parent I fully appreciate how "gaming homework" could be a cause of tension or exploited as a loophole if there are existing limits in place. Outside class time work should be about 30% gaming and 70% editing.
Homework for this class is more of an independent study. The most successful students will be motivated to capture gameplay and experiment with editing software on their own and come back to class with lots of questions.
If the student streams on Twitch/YouTube/Mixer etc they are probably already familiar with how to bring their footage over to their computer. If they are not, I have a class just for how to bring the footage to the computer to edit called "Get Ready to Edit Fortnight Videos" available here on Outschool. Message me if there is not a time available that works for your needs.

If the student already has a preferred video editing software that is great! If not, I recommend starting with DaVinci Resolve 16 because it is very high end but offers a free version that has most of the functionality that students will need.

Finally, video files start to get large rather quickly and they will accumulate as students do more video work. I do recommend getting an external hard drive so that they are not filling up a family computer hard drive. This is not necessary, but it will help avoid a surprise situation down the road. Look for USB 3 and a size of 1TB or more. For students recording gameplay on a PC (or Mac) I recommend having something like OBS Studio set up to record straight from that PC on to an external storage device.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
As a student continues to attend we should be able to take multiple videos from start to finish and actually have a regular YouTube channel with their own content.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The majority of students want to make montages of themselves playing games like Fortnite or Destiny. These are shooter games which by their very nature do depict shooting, guns, grenades, explosions, and shooting at other people in-game. I personally will not be showing any footage from any game rated higher than T for Teen (I mostly play Destiny 2) but I cannot fully control what kinds of other games or content other students are allowed to play or what they discuss.


Daniel DeZago
Lives in the United States
Learn Video and Technology from a Professional
281 total reviews
258 completed classes

About Me

For the last 18 months, I have been teaching on Outschool about things that interest me because teaching is a great way to learn. I started teaching on Outschool with classes just related to video editing for gamers. I've expanded to encompass... 
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