First of all, and most importantly, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Dave in Oz for allowing me the privilege of using his video as an example. Many times my observation has been that most videos posted are simply too long. Below is an example of what we've been talking about. Originally, I had typed out a too lengthy explanation. Rather than blathering on, I'll “show” you. Watch both videos below. The original full-length video is 7 minutes, 2 seconds and the edited version is 2 minutes, 11 seconds. The edited quick/dirty version was completed in less than an hour. It is not definitive. It uses the same music. There was no attempt to edit to the music. Trying to cut this video to the music contributed to its overall weakness of the presentation (and it's length). We shoot “motion pictures.” The image should come first. Putting the music first can (and will more often than not) create many problems and unnecessary challenges. Editing is challenging enough as it is. ORIGINAL EDITED DOWN The goal is to be brief, to the point, and leave the audience wanting more!