Pad is the extra space that you put before and after you take a clip. It is very important to pad your clips so nothing important gets cut off. To pad your clips, you start rolling, then you wait a couple of seconds, then you start filming. When the shot is over, you should wait another couple of seconds so nothing gets cut off. Sometimes when you start recording it doesn't actually start filming until a couple of seconds. When I film, I usually wait 5 seconds just to be sure. It is very disappointing when you have a good shot but part of it gets cut off.
My hardest part was definitely trying to think of jokes. I originally thought of one joke that I was happy with, but it was only 15 seconds long. I needed at least another 15 seconds but I couldn't think of another joke. I definitely struggled with this the most but I was able to pull through it. I think my strength was definitely editing. I already had a good idea of where I was going to put my clips so it was just a matter of placing it and adding effects to it. I think that I could've added some transitions and effects to make my monologue look better. I also think that I could've recorded my monologue better because you could hear the wind blowing a lot in my video.