For those on a Mac, iMovie is simple and straightforward and Knight Digital Media Centre has a helpful tutorial.
There are also online video editing tools that you can use in your browser. We haven’t used them and some of them require a subscription. If you have any experience with editing in the cloud, let us know in the comments section below!
Remember that the more creative you get with your video editing, the more distracting it can be for your viewer. The best journalism presents the subject clearly without a lot of distracting noise. Fancy visual elements can be very “noisy”, even when they are silent!