Did Sora just kill video editing?

Ross Zeiger
February 20, 2024
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Hey everyone,

These emails contain the latest updates to the course, to Descript itself, and interesting content creation news.

Today in 5 minutes or less:

Sora - AI Video: Is video editing about to become obsolete?

Course & Service Updates: Account Issues, Pricing Changes, Community

Descript News & Updates: Version 83

儭 Future Course Updates: More Descript-adjacent Skills

Sora - AI Video

Sora is a new tool from OpenAI that is taking the internet by storm. With nothing but a text prompt, it generates realistic video.

The days of video editing and human involvement in video might be in its final years

Check it out: https://openai.com/sora

Course & Service Updates

Account Issues: Its come to my attention that some users arent able to access the course. It seems to only effect members who signed up with Descript Mastery back when it was in beta i.e. before about November 2023. If youre effected and you cannot access the course, send me an email (ross@descriptmastery.com) and Ill get you back in. My sincerest apologies for the inconvenience!

Pricing Change: Due to growing demand, I've made some updates to my tutoring rates and packages. However, if youve booked a session with me previously, I value our work together, and I'm happy to extend the rate you paid at our last session indefinitely.

This means you won't be impacted by the price increase for future sessions. If you have any questions or want to discuss scheduling, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Community: Im excited to announce that there is now a Skool community for Descript Mastery and its free to join!

The vision for this community is that its a place for you to ask questions, share your Descript projects, and connect with other Descript content creators.

Link to join: https://www.skool.com/descript-mastery-5888/about

Descript News & Updates

Version 83 is here!

TLDR: new AI stock voice, more layer control on titles, more customization on speaker labels, UI changes, and a fix to the screen recorder on MacOS.

Heres what you need to know:

YouTube video by Descript Mastery
New Descript: AI Summarize, New AI Stock Voice, and More

Future Course Updates

In the coming days, my focus is on adding lessons to the Descript-adjacent skills modules. Expect lessons on camera setup, Youtube optimization, how to get started as a freelance video editor, and more.

Let me know what else youd like to see added!

And as always, please share your feedback and ideas. I add video lessons for every question I receive.


Ross Zeiger

Descript Mastery