It always amazes me how much time it takes to edit video. Hours of fiddling little details, tweaking, or ripping it out when you decide you got it all wrong.
I am editing drone video, material from mornings and evenings flying in the saddle region of Mauna Kea. I did do a quick video from my first footage in the area, but that was really a learning experience, just seeing what worked and what did not.
This time I am striving for a polished product, not a quick experimental video. That means taking care in selecting each clip, and blending it in properly to the soundtrack and surrounding clips. I am also applying more post processing effects; panning, rolls, and color corrections.
Music is always an issue, the soundtrack makes everything work. In this case I already had a piece of music in mind, a track by a local artist who has graciously given permission to use his artwork.
In the process of editing I end up watching the video hundreds of times, often in little pieces. If I find myself enjoying the product, it might, just might be worth the effort. So far.. So good.