This is actually an interresting discussion brewing here... So if I might continute to spin on that for a bit.
Planning a good clip is decently hard, as well as music and tempo, etc. There has to be a decent flow of how the theme is layed out, then the tempo with ebbs and flows has to be worked out, preferably synced to the music, etc, not to short, not to long, etc. All that and then editing makes video a fairly high step to get into IMO. I did some video back in art-class in school, but at that time it wasnt done digitally but with videorecorders and editing tables.
But the worst part is, I always forget to actually put fraps into loop mode so when I do some really nice intensive stuff I have often found that I didnt have fraps on loop-record. Although I have a few nice things that I have recorded I've been thinking of getting into a montage. After some 600 hours in game, theres bound to be a few interesting moments.
Btw, what editing suite are you using ?
I've done alot of fraps'ing, but I havent really done any real montages except a few small cuts on some sniper shots. But nowdays, I dont find that kindof thing all that interresting compared to the rest of the "battlefield moments" that has been had. I had one going in BC2 that was on hunting blackhawks as a sniper, but never got around to actually editing and doing something of all the clips I Frapsed.
Current ones - http://www.youtube.com/user/Damocles20D ... rid&view=0
Mostly because I havent found an editing suite I'm comfortable with. I've used virtualdub for cutting down stuff I dont want to save thanks to the direct stream copy, and also some compressing.
Frapsed a nice thing a couple of weeks ago and wanted to do stretch the time on certein parts and not others, just to start learning a sw-editing suite. Tried our premiere elements. Nope, wasnt any way I could find to do easily, had to cut apart the clip, streth every individual part and then splic em together again. Worthless. Tried out the real premiere pro trial... since I'm used to photoshop. Voila. Premiere was like... open effects windows, expand timeline controls, ctrl-click for keyframes and voila, edit the speed/streth of each segment on a timeline just by holding controls, and then adjust the transition controls around each key. Give you a very nice curve over the transition and speeds over the whole clip. Took something like 10 minutes from never having seen Premiere Pro before. Either it's me that just cant find the controls in Elements, or it's way to dumbed down.