Because of YouTube’s 10 minute rule, I have had to be creative in where I end videos over 10 minutes. I want the ending to make sense, but also leave the viewer wanting to hear the next part. I think the best cutting I did was with Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall Paper”. It is a short story written as a journal of a woman slowly slipping into madness. I ended up cutting each scene at the end of a journal entry.
Kinda cool, huh? I group entries where convenient, but I think the 5 videos break up her descent well.
With longer pieces with less obvious breaks, I just try to make them logical and interesting.