So i have really been getting into this whole editing stuff now and i'm really starting to take an interest in it. I have been working on something a bit larger than before by throwing a few clips together that i got from someone who is holding an editing contest. I'm not really aiming to win it but i just grabbed the clips because it gives me something to do in my spare time, just thought i would leave you guys a few really helpful things hear if you also are looking at editing using AE CS5:
Twixtor: This allows you to slow down the time on clips and lets you really emphasize those moments where you want something to be noticed or to stand out. (i find using this at the end of the kill feed in FPS games during the reload to be most effective.)
Magic Bullet Looks: This is a color correction program that allows you to change the color to suit situations (E.G. a darker map you may want to use a fairly lighter blue background to really bring out where the people are discretely without using huge contrast and making the clip ruined because you made it far too light)
Knoll Light Factory: I really enjoy using this as it adds the flare to wherever you want it to be. (you may have noticed the use of this in the top/right hand side of my first video where i was still fairly new to it)
Hopefully these are good to any of you using AE CS5 and i do believe you can get it on other editing software as well. There are tutorials everywhere for these addon's on youtube and there are most likely other bloggers who may have some more information in depth on these.
Anyway i hope this helped you all and will be posting my new video once it is completed :) !