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Video Production: Discover

Tips, tools, and inspiration to start creating a video.

What's next?

Check out these recommended programs, tutorials, and inspiration!

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Leah Howd, Carrieann Cahall, or Heng-Wei Cheng.

Multimedia Editing Programs

There are many programs that allow you to take your video footage and make it look professional.

Choose an editing program that matches your level of expertise and works with the device you plan to use for editing. The links below are just a few of the video editing programs that are available.

Free editing programs

One-time payment programs

Subscription programs

The Hero's Journey

Think about how to create an engaging story when preparing for your video production. The Hero's Journey is a storytelling arc prevalent in pop culture, ancient mythology, and religious stories. If you want to create a story that grabs the attention of your audience, consider incorporating elements of the Hero's Journey into your storyline.


The two editing programs below are recommended because they are free and easy to use. You can definitely try other options as well. Take a look at the quick video tutorials below to see whether either of these options will work for your project needs.

Adobe Rush

Tutorial on how to use the Adobe Rush video editor. You can find the trial version of Adobe Rush at the link in the box to the left under Multimedia Editing Programs. The current trial version only allows for 3 exported videos.


Tutorial on how to use iMovie on a Mac computer. iMovie is also available for iPad and iPhone. You can freely download the app from the App Store on any Apple device.

Knowledge Production Services

UNLV Libraries' Knowledge Production department offers various multimedia resources for all UNLV students, faculty, and staff. Watch the video below to learn about our services, as well as some Video Production basics.


More information regarding Knowledge Production and our other resources and services in areas like Data Services, the Makerspace, and large-format printing and scanning can be found at the link below.

Inspiration & Tips

The links below can be a good place to get some inspiration for your video, more tips on the video production process, and additional resources that can be used in your video production.

UNLV students, faculty, and staff have access to award-winning web-based training for free at LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda). The following training videos will require you to log in with your ACE account.

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