Use The Same Techniques As Pro Video Editors To Craft A Movie Worth Living.

Preparations, Plugins, And Presets Are Your Super Powers.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
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9 min readMay 22, 2022


“Give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths.”


How prepared are you for what’s to come?

How often do you learn from others?

Are you just learning from your failures?

I edited my first video back in 2005.

It was just a compilation of pictures that I animated.

Then I forgot about video editing for a decade, up to 2015.

I bought a Macbook Pro laptop with the iMovie video editing software two years before that.

I created my Youtube channel in 2012:

I was not uploading any videos.

I got serious about video editing in 2018 when I started my #ChillaxingWithMad series.

I did interviews with my colleagues at work. Unfortunately, I cannot share the videos externally as they were filmed on the premises.

However, I will launch my #ChillaxingWithMad Live sessions in the coming weeks.

If you want to watch those live sessions, subscribe to my Youtube channel.

From 2018 to mid-2019, I have been using iMovie to edit my videos monthly.

Then I outgrew iMovie, and I decided to elevate my game. I bought a Final Cut Pro 10 license, the Apple Professional video editing software.



Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

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