How I got into video editing

When I was 15 years old, there was no Youtube.  The only central location I knew about for finding interesting videos was Kazaa.  That’s where I found this:

If you know anything about the history of sports, you’ll definitely want to watch it.  It’s kinda slow for the first minute, but trust me, the whole thing is awesome.

ESPN’s “Images of the Century” catalyzed my interest in video editing.  I must have watched it 100 times back in high school.  I remember showing it to several of my friends, and being amazed that this video could give all of us goosebumps.  It was the first time I became consciously aware of how powerful images were when combined with the right music, and how pacing and transitions could rapidly seize a person’s attention and put them in a trance.

I owe a lot to whoever edited “Images of the Century.”  He awoke my appreciation for the art of editing, as well as my desire to go out and learn it.

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Charlie Hoehn is a speaker and the author of Play It Away (“Here's the cure to your stress!” -Tony Robbins) and Recession Proof Graduate. He has presented at the Pentagon and three TEDx events. His article about the importance of play is the #1 result on Google for the search “cure anxiety." He was the former Director of Special Projects for Tim Ferriss, and helped launch The 4-Hour Body (#1 NYTimes bestseller, million copies sold). Charlie's work has been featured on NPR TED Radio Hour, Forbes, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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