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Most importantly keep practicing and keep in mind when you create your video you want to lead the viewer through some type of story. Not a story in the sense of “Once upon a time…the end” but a story that leads the viewer from one point to the next in a way that makes the viewer want to watch the video to see what happens next. Such as in yours, if you would have shortened up the paddling and capitalized on the surfers riding the waves it would have been more interesting. By showing so much of the paddling it gets boring for the viewer and honestly you really only have seconds to set the hook, keep them hooked and land the viewer on your video.
Keep making videos, keep practicing and you will get there. What i found works for me is I do the shoot. Afterwards, I will usually not look at it for at least a day. Then do the first edit in post. And again I will watch it a few times during the first edit but will let it sit for a day or so and then look at it again with a critical eye – “Would I watch this if someone else made it?” I ask myself this question on everything I do including still photography.
Keep the videos coming – good luck.