Let’s talk about being online. Where does your child spend most of their time on the internet?
We’re willing to bet the answer is exactly what we think it is… YouTube.
Now, we’re not saying you need to pay us for getting the answer right but if you want, we accept money through PayPal, Western Uni… we’re just kidding.
We say this to emphasize that video is likely the most important and widespread content creation medium available to us today.
With that said, we want to tell you why we think it is important to allow your child the opportunity to learn video editing now, and why it will set them up well for the future. Here are our three reasons your child needs to learn video editing.
Let’s get into it.
1. Video is the Way of the Present
As we mentioned in the intro, YouTube might be the most powerful social platform on the planet at the moment, which speaks to how potent video is as a medium. There’s a reason YouTube consistently ranks as the second largest search engine on the internet. If you want your child to be able to learn about and become an expert on this ever-so important content medium, it would do you good to understand and truly appreciate that video is where most content is consumed today. Thus, the importance of your child learning how to perform video editing, which will ultimately enable them to become more effective communicators through this medium as a whole, is at an all-time high.
2. The Impact of Video as a Medium is Enormous
Especially compared to traditional words on a page, the impact of video is incredible because of the emotional response it is known to elicit. Some of the most important pieces of content in our world today are videos, such as the “We Are The World” rendition performed by celebrities to raise money for Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so how many does a video tell? We would argue… 1 million. With effective video editing skills, your child can learn how to best capitalize on the potential for this medium to deliver impact by clearly displaying the desired message of the video. Whether your child goes on to send messages about combating climate change or asking people on YouTube or Twitch to subscribe to see their gaming content, the power of video as a medium speaks volumes to why learning video editing is a crucial skill for any child today.
3. Video is the Way of the Future
“By 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic — 15 times higher than it was in 2017 (Cisco). In fact, as of January 2018, 85% of all internet users in the United States watched online video content monthly on any of their devices (Statista, 2018)”.
More and more people are opting for video over traditional messaging through text. Again, there is a reason that YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine. Learning video editing will simply enhance your child’s ability to produce quality content on a medium that a greater number of people continue to lean towards and enable your kid to capitalize on an important trend in all walks of life, from finance (using video to learn about stock trading) to entertainment (catching up on the latest celebrity gossip through YouTube) and more.
We hope that this blog has given you and your child some good initial understanding of why we at Explorer Hop believe that every kid growing up today should start learning the crucial skills involved with video editing as soon as possible.
Video is a medium that does not look to be slowing down any time soon, whether we look at the internet as a whole or even just social media by itself. If you believe that your child should hop on a fast track to acquiring this ever-so-crucial skill, we invite you to check out our video editing course under the umbrella of our Digital Art and STEM programs – where we guide your child through video editing as well as scriptwriting, storyboard development and more!