Video editing is not a complex process from the user’s point-of-view. After all, editors used to cut film with razor blades and tape, and then video on VCRs.
The actual process hasn’t changed in 100 years: cut out the bad footage, splice the good parts together. What has changed, and what can get complex, is the visual language editors use in order to convey more information than contained in the footage itself. In this article, I will explore how to achieve a common visual style in Kdenlive: the split screen.