Creating and Editing Video to Accompany Manuscripts

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BACKGROUNDThe use of video can enhance the learning experience by demonstrating procedural techniques that are difficult to relay in writing. Several peer-reviewed journals allow publication of videos alongside articles to complement the written text.OBJECTIVEThe purpose of this article is to instruct the dermatologic surgeon on how to create and edit a video using a smartphone, to accompany a article.METHODSThe authors describe simple tips to optimize surgical videography. The video that accompanies this article further demonstrates the techniques described.RESULTSCreating a surgical video requires little experience or equipment and can be completed in a modest amount of time.CONCLUSIONMaking and editing a video to accompany a article can be accomplished by following the simple recommendations in this article. In addition, the increased use of video in dermatologic surgery education can enhance the learning opportunity.

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