Video Editing Made Easy With Shotcut Video Editor

Shotcut Tutorials to Get You Started Editing Videos Quickly in 60 Minutes or Less

Course Summary

Get started editing your own videos with Shotcut Video Editor. Shotcut is a free, video editing software for Windows, Linux, or IOS.

This course is designed for a beginner video editor to get started with video editing quickly using the free Shotcut video editing software.

The Shotcut tutorials covers the following main topics

  • How to get started quickly so you can start editing the videos you recorded
  • Overview of Shotcut layout, and tools
  • Basic video editing like splitting, joining, transitions
  • Adding titles, annotation, music, and overlays
  • Exporting your video in high definition, HD
  • Multi track editing and green screening technique

Each video lesson is kept short so that you can zoom in to a particular lesson in the event you forgot how to create a certain effect. That way, you save time without having to re-watch a lengthy video tutorial just to get to a part you want.

You should be able to create your first video in about 60 minutes even if you are new to making videos. There are also advanced lessons for you to create videos with more effects.

Review from the lead developer of Shotcut

As the lead developer of Shotcut, I reviewed the entire course, and I think it is very good. James clearly and accurately explains many thing from basics to more advanced techniques such as picture-in-picture, chroma keying, and using custom HTML. The lessons are sequenced in a nice progressive manner, but you can also directly visit specific topics ~ Dan Dennedy

Reviews from students

Okay. I'm thrilled, so far. Your videos are bite-sized, allowing me to comfortably learn without overwhelming me. I am so happy I bought this course. Thank you for being thorough and taking the time and effort needed to make it comprehensible for me. I was completely overwhelmed and intimidated by the Shotcut interface until watching you first two video chapters of this course.

You explain and demonstrate it so clearly that, suddenly, it wasn't so scary. Then I watched video chapter number 3 on simple editing. That made sense. Finally. I'd watched all the tutorials on, but it never made much sense. You are absolutely awesome as a teacher. Thank you. ~ DL Keur

... the content of your videos is clear, well-planned, and concise, and the video quality itself is very good. I would certainly recommend the series to others interested in using Shotcut, ~ Chris Brandon

At this point is really awesome, it goes to the basic and explain very well and easy which is good to people like me that no have experience in editing. Wanna see more!! ~ Leonardo Rivera


Whenever there are significant changes to software or new features being released, I will create new videos to cover those changes. As a student, you get access to all those update.

Note - there were minor changes to Shotcut since this course is recorded. These changes are addressed in the Shotcut Updates section, and the tutorials are in being updated to the latest version, Version 19.01.27 of Shotcut .

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you sign up. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start, and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?
You have unlimited access to this course for one year - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you're unsatisfied with your purchase in the first 14 days, let me know and I'll give you a full refund.

I don’t just teach Shotcut, I use it regularly for creating my own videos. This entire course including the video above was edited with Shotcut.

Who is this course for:

  • Beginner, and intermediate video creators looking for a easy to use video editing application
  • Make videos for your business or for fun, and you wants a pro level video editing software on a budget
  • Marketing video creators who want to create videos quickly
  • Upgrading from much simpler video editing software.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me clicking here.

Course Curriculum

Christian Mentz

I was sceptical after a bad experience with paying for E-learning. But as I was really frustrated about my results in learning shotcut, I took the risk and paid the price for this training. What should I say: I am totally convinced by this training! After one day of concentrated learning with James Woo I solved all the problems I had with my film project, now I love shotcut, .. The training is organized in short chapters that teach you everything you must know, the videos show all single steps and Mister Woo explains. And whenever I am not sure about something, I can rewatch the relevant clip again. It comes even better: There was one problem I couldn't solve, so I wrote to James, sceptical if I will ever get an anwer at all (like I said, experiences in E-learning ...). After 2 hours I had my answer. Mr Woo explained me, detailed but easy to understand and very friendly, how to solve the problem with my film. Sorry for overwhelming enthusiasm - I guess its because I was really pi**ed off after trying to learn shotcut for 3 days on my own with no good results.

Dave Ives

This course got me up and running with Shotcut in no time.  I back to the course whenever I get stuck (forget something or use a feature I haven't used before) so it's an ongoing resource that continues to be a valuable part of my Shotcut toolbox..

Guillermo Vasquez

"Went from a total beginner on video editing, to adding my first edited video in 'YouTube' in less than four hours. I couldn't say this first video is prefect, but by following James' training tips, I should be refining my video editing skills in the days/ weeks to come."

Norman Brisson

"I like Shotcut but with this course, I now love it enabling one to understand the finer points of its usage, a must have for new users."

Course Pricing

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