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DIY Filming and Editing: How to Create Cinematic Beauty Videos

teacher avatar Shirin Nahvi, Photographer and Videographer

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11 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Orientation

    • 3. Mood Board

    • 4. Shot List

    • 5. Lighting

    • 6. Filters

    • 7. Camera Settings

    • 8. Recording The Video

    • 9. Editing Part 1: Rough Cut

    • 10. Editing Part 2: Color + Final Touches

    • 11. Conclusion

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About This Class

Learn how to create content that will stop the scroll. Join content creator, photographer, and videographer, Shirin Nahvi, as she teaches you videography basics to create cinematic beauty videos for social media. 

Shirin’s class covers:

  • Creating a mood board & shot list
  • Tips & tricks for filming video
  • Shooting during golden hour
  • Using your manual camera settings 
  • Shirin’s favorite filters
  • Editing workflow in Premiere Pro

Knowing how to create short form video content for social media is a highly valuable skill, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned content creator. 

What if beauty is not your thing? You can utilize the technical camera and lighting skills gained from this class to create content across various niches.

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Shirin Nahvi

Photographer and Videographer


Hi, I'm Shirin! I'm a Los Angeles based content creator, photographer, and videographer. I’m also the founder of Ziba Studios, a creative agency for beauty brands. I was one of the four Adobe Creative Residents for the 2021-2022 year.


Whether it was for photography or film, a camera could be found in my hands since childhood. As an avid lover of English, I have a sweet spot for writing, as well. Naturally, I received my B.A. in Cinema and Television Arts with an emphasis in Screenwriting and minor in Business Management.


I have worked with brands like Adobe, Maybelline, Derma E, Patchology, and Erno Laszlo to name a few.

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1. Introduction: You can learn how to create cinematic beauty videos in under an hour with no experience necessary. You only have a few seconds to grab someone's attention as they're scrolling on social media. Let me show you how to create content that'll stop the scroll. My name is Shirin and I'm a Los Angeles' content creator, photographer, and videographer. I recently wrapped up my creative residency with Adobe, and now I host a series of video editing one-on-one on a daily life. This year, I also launched Ziba studios, a production company for beauty brands. In this class, I'm going to teach you how to create a 15-second beauty video for social media from start to finish. This class is for content creators of all levels who want to level up their production skills. Even if you're not into beauty, you can still apply these video and editing skills to your content. All you have to do is replace some beauty products with whatever your content is about. Look, here's a shot of me substituting matcha for a beauty product, same lading, same camera settings, different niche. Am going to walk you through pre-production with moodboards, end shortlist, tips and tricks for filming video and my editing workflow. You'll learn how to understand the manual camera settings and shoot during golden hour. Stay tuned because I'm also sharing my all-time favorite filters for fun effects. I'm so excited to teach this class because I want to share the knowledge that I've learned over the years that I wish I knew when I first got started creating content. You really don't need a professional studio to get started creating content. You can use objects you have around the house as props and DIY backdrops. Remember, it's not about the gear, it's about using what you have creatively. Let's make some magic. 2. Class Orientation: The project for this class is to create 15-second beauty video for social media. With a heavy focus on short form video content on social media these days, I wanted to create a project that allows you to build skills that you can apply to your work, and apply to a real life scenario. My favorite part about this project is that it's beginner friendly. If you're watching this and thinking but [inaudible] I don't have professional lights or camera equipment, don't worry, I got you. I'm going to be using my professional equipment, a Sony A73, and editing in Adobe premiere Pro because this is what I do for a living, and I've gotten to this point after many years of shooting just on my phone. But you can follow along and you can honestly shoot all of this, and edit it on your iPhone as well. Adobe Premiere Rush is a great free app that you can use to edit on your phone. Fun fact, a lot of my first YouTube videos, were filmed and edited on my iPhone. I started off using iMovie on my iPhone and then eventually I transitioned over, I got an actual camera, I start using Premiere Pro, then I went to Final Cut, and now I'm back in Premiere Pro. I've been all over the place and I've definitely leveled up over the years because this is now my job, this is what I do. But if you're first starting out, just use your phone and figure out if you even like doing this before investing tons of money into professional equipment. Before we begin, I want to remind you that creativity is a process. That's why it's called, the creative process. Expect to face challenges along the way. I know, I do all the time. Maybe the shot doesn't come out the way you want it to, maybe you get to editing and you're really struggling with figuring out how to edit. That is completely okay and part of the process. Come back and re-watch this class if you get stuck at any point. Something I like to do is watch the whole class from start to finish, just to get an understanding of everything. Then come back and watch it a second time so that I can actually follow along. Now, get ready to let your imagination run wild because we're about to make a mood board. 3. Mood Board: Let's begin. We're going to start off by creating a mood board. Mood boards are super helpful because they help clearly communicate the creative direction of the shoot. This is where you can include color palettes and images that reflect the [inaudible] of content you want to create. Download the mood board and shortlist pdf in the resources tab and let's get started. Here we are in Photoshop and this is the mood board template. Photoshop looks more intimidating than it actually is to use. Don't be afraid of it. Once you learn where everything is, It's easy-peasy. I'll show you the essential tools and features you need to know to make a mood board. If you don't have Photoshop, you can follow along and apply the same concepts by creating a board on Pinterest. Now, let me give you a little Photoshop tour. Over here at the bottom right, you'll see we have our layers panel. Within this panel, we have these three different folders. The first one is the Page Setup and you'll see that it has this lock icon. This means that everything within this folder is locked off. If I press the drop-down, you'll see we have all these different layers in here. This is this top line right here, the bottom line right here. The text appear as mood board and also the white background. You don't need to worry about changing these, that's why they're locked off. You can just ignore those. Next folder that we have is images. If you drop this down, you'll see these are the three placeholders to insert your photos. This box here on the left indicates the frame for the insert photo here part. When you go to dropping your reference images, they'll get inserted into this frame, no matter the dimension of the photo. More of this in a bit. The next one that we have is our colors. These are the four circles that you see down here. You can individually select them and change the colors. To change the color, all you have to do is go over here to your Properties panel and then change the fill so if I click on the fill, you can see it, now I can change the color. These are some of the colors that I have recently selected. If you do want to select a color based off of an image that you insert in here as a reference, you can go to the eyedropper tool right here. This looks like the little eyedropper. So if you press and hold, it'll bring up all these other selections as well. All we want to do is just select the eyedropper tool so I will just select that and we're good to go. Now you'll see this eyedropper tool comes on screen. Let's say I want to pick this gray color, I'll just click once and now we have selected that gray color and you'll see it appear right here. To bring that up in the fill for this first circle, you want to make sure that you have the color one selected, that is the first circle and you're going to go over to the fill in appearance. Click it once and that gray color will pop up right there. Now if I press that, my circle will become gray. This is really great because let's say you want to reference a color that is in a picture, you can use this and get the exact color that is in that picture. If for whatever reason you're not seeing this properties panel, you can go up to Window and then select Properties from right there and then same thing with the layers. Now I'm going to press Command Z, just to bring that back to black. The first thing you want to do is start off by establishing your color palette. Are there any specific colors you want to stick to you for this shoot? What is the vibe you're going for? For this class, I'm going to create a video for national lipstick day for the makeup brand Buxom cosmetics. I know that they have a bold, vibrant, and sophisticated vibe in their content so I'm going to stick to contrasting pops of color. If you don't have a color palette in mind, use the colors on the product packaging as inspiration. Let's bring in the product image for inspiration. You'll see right here, I have this Mood board inspo folder where I have a few different images that I want to reference for my mood board. This one right here is the Buxom lipstick shot. This is just a shot that I took on my iPhone. This doesn't have to be anything fancy. All you want to do is just get an idea of the product that you're shooting and the textures, background colors, anything like that. Let's say I want to insert this photo where it says insert photo here. All I have to do is click and drag this and then just drop it in and boom, there you go. If you do want to resize this, you can go up here to the move tool. If I just click this tool right here, you now see we have this bounding box created around the image. Now I can press Shift and click and drag this out to scale it up proportionally if I do want to make it bigger, but I don't. So I'm just going to press this icon right here to cancel that and bring it back to how it was looking. Now take note of this layer right here for photo 3, you'll see that the image got dropped in to this box on the right. That's what I was talking about earlier when I was saying when you put in a photo, it will basically go right here and this on the left is just the frame for the image. You see the image is larger by a little bit on the sides, but it's been placed within that frame so even if it's bigger, it'll still look nice and neat in your mood board. Let's go back to the color. I do know that I want to have black so I'm going to keep this first circle black. Then let's go to the second one. To select it, I can click right here and you'll see this color 2 layer has now been selected. Let's go back and use the eyedropper tool. Again, I'm just going to click the select that. Let's reference the shade of the lipstick. I'm going to press on the lipstick and now we have selected the color of the lipstick right here. Let's go to appearance. Click and then we can change the fill by just clicking on that pink shade. Now we have that added to our color palette right down here. For the next color, let's say I do want to do silver. I still have the eyedropper tool selected. I'm going to select the silver off the product packaging and then I will select this third circle by going over to the move tool again, then clicking on color 3. Another way that you could do it is just by selecting on the layer right over here. You see if I go to color 4, now the last circle is selected but let's go back to color 3. Now again, we'll just go to fill and choose that gray color. Now let's choose our last color. I'm going to select a color 4 in the layer over here. Let's go back to the eyedropper tool. Let's just select this area right here and select this off-whiteish color. Now I will go to the fill once more and then bring that over. Now we have this neutral beige right here and we have our color palette good to go. This looks fabulous. Next, let's pull some more images that inspire the creative direction we want for the shoot. I usually browse Instagram, Pinterest, or refer to my previous work to source images. When I'm sourcing images, I look for different elements that inspire me like composition, lighting, and textures. Let's bring back this Mood board inspo folder that I have saved to my computer. Here I have some background inspo. For this one, I knew that I loved this black background going on here and I do want a black background for this shoot. I don't necessarily need to include this photo because this photo that I've already inserted right here has some black and that's enough to indicate to me that I want to have some black background for this shot. The next one that I have is this lip swatch inspo and this was taken as a screenshot from one of my YouTube videos. I know that I want a shot that focuses on the lips so I'm going to include this in my mood board. Again, to include it, I'm just going to click and drag this over and drop it, and boom, there we go. Now, the resolution isn't the best because it was a screen recording but that doesn't really matter. All I really care about here is knowing that this is the type of shot that I'm going for in this video. Now, let's pick a last image. Again, going back to this folder, the last shot that I have is this star filter inspo. This was an image that I took myself and I know that I want to have this star filter effect in this video so let's drag this in as well. Boom, there we go. We're good to go. To get rid of this blue box around the image, I can just select the move tool and then click right here in this darker space and it'll get rid of that box. Now when I'm looking at my mood board, here's what I know. I know that I want to have a star filter effect. I know I want to have a close-up lip shot and I also know that I want to have the product, in our case the lipstick, against a black backdrop. I know that I want my color palette to be these colors right here that we have selected at the bottom right. I want to [inaudible] for you is to put your own creative spin on the shots. You don't want to blatantly copy anyone's work. If you're going through Pinterest for example, and you're finding images from another agency or another creator or whomever and you're putting that in your mood board, don't copy the shot exactly. Switch up the lighting, switch up the product placement. You're really just looking for very specific things in these shots that inspire you. Again, like the texture, the type of product, a composition, the lighting, but you don't want to copy anyone's work. To save your mood board, you can go to File, export, Save for Web, and then from here, you can choose which settings you want. On the right here, you have all these different settings that you can change for export. The first one that we have right here is your file format. If I press the drop-down, you have all these different options. Jpeg is perfectly fine, so I'm going to keep that selected. The next one that you have is the compression quality. Right now it's at the maximum which means it's set to a 100 percent. We have maximum resolution. This isn't necessary but always keep it at maximum because I can. From here you can just go through and press Save. We'll leave everything else as is. From here you can choose where you want to save it on your computer and you can also change the file name. Right here in the save as, I will go ahead and change this, and I'll just add Buxom cosmetics underscore mood board template dot JPEG. Let's say you want to save it here, I'll just press Save and boom, you're done. To recap, when creating a mood board, establish a color palette and add images that inspire the types of shots you want for your video. As we continue, take a moment to think about the story you want to tell about the product you're shooting. This will help you create a shot list. Now finish your mood board and I'll see you in the next lesson. 4. Shot List: Awesome. Now that you've created a mood board, it is time to create a shot list. A shot list is where you get really specific about the types of shots you want to shoot. This will make your life a lot easier when you go to shoot because you know exactly what you need to show and you won't waste anytime. Before you begin, it's helpful to think about the story you want to tell about the product you're shooting. Now, this doesn't have to be anything revolutionary or complicated. In my case, the story is as simple as how I put on my lipstick. If you're struggling to think about a story, try thinking about it in terms of the tutorial. What do you want to teach others about this product? If you're still struggling to come up with ideas for a story, here are some other ways you can think about this. You can try framing this as a before and after video, as a how-to-video. You could even get really easy with it and just do an oddly satisfying video. The focus for those videos is typically just creating a really satisfying product video to look at and that could be as simple as just doing a product swatch or showcasing the texture of skincare or something among those lines. You could even have fun with it and do a whole concept like how I get ready for a date. Now, let's hop back in to that shot list PDF and we can start breaking down our shot list. I'm doing this on my iPad, but feel free to print this out or follow along on your computer. When making a shot list, make note of the scene and shot number, the angle of shot you want, and the lens. You can also list any props, backdrops, or other materials you need for the shot here. For scene 1, shot 1, I want a close-up using my 90 millimeter lens and this is going to be a shot of me opening lipstick. For scene 1, shot 2, I also want a close-up and I'm going to be using the 90 millimeter as well, so I'm just going to use these quotations to indicate that. This shot is going to be me opening lip gloss. Now, we're going to go on to scene 2, so I'm going to change the color. I love using colors. I'm such a color person. This is going to be scene 2, shot 1, and again using the same close-up and 90 millimeter lens. But this shot is going to be applying a lipstick. If you're wondering why this is a different scene, it's because it's going to be a different setup. You'll see once we get to filming. Then for scene 2, shot 2, again close-up 90 millimeter, and this one is going to be applying a lip gloss. Personally, I love using a 90 millimeter lens for product shots but feel free to use whatever lens you have. Now we have our shot list, we're good to go. The last thing I like to do is have my assistant roomie who will look over it for final approval, and approved. To recap. When making a shot list, think of the story you want to tell and make a detailed shot list of all the shots you need in order to tell that story. As you're creating your shot list, start thinking about the lighting you'll need for these shots. I'll break it down for you in the next lesson. 5. Lighting: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use natural light for your videos. No fancy lighting equipment necessary just a gold sun. For this class, we're going to shoot during golden hour. Golden hour is a time right before sunrise and sunset. Pay attention to the lighting in your house during golden hour. Take note of shadows on the walls, highlights on the floors, and just anywhere where you see a contrast between shadow and light. Golden hour it gives us beautiful self light and long shadows. Try placing your product in the light and framing the shot with shadows to create more visual interest. Something I like to do is place reflective products like glittery eye shadows directly in the light to really highlight the texture of the product. To recap, pay attention to the lighting during golden hour and try to think of ways to incorporate shadows and highlights into your shop. In the next lesson, we're talking all about leaf favorite filters to use while filling. Get excited. 6. Filters: In this lesson, I'm going to share my top three favorite filters to use while creating content. By no means is using filters necessary. However, if you want to learn how to add some fun effects like these little sparkling effects or prism effects to your videos without any editing necessary, let me show you how. First step, we have the star filter. Star filter creates a starburst effect and it works best with strong light sources like the sun. When using a star filter, the stars may not be as pronounced when using a small aperture. Now, if I'm speaking a foreign language to you right now, hang tight because if we're going to talk more about aperture and all the camera settings that you should know about and all those little film words, so stick with me, we'll get there. Keep in mind that star filters also won't be as effective in shots without a strong light source. For example, I would not use a star filter in a shot with indirect sunlight, or a product placed in a shadow. It's just not going to work. I also would not use a star filter to shoot a product that does not have a reflective surface. Next step, we have the kaleidoscope filter. This creates a kaleidoscope effect, and it'll create different effects at different focal lengths. This one is so much fun, especially for having the products showcase right in the center of the shot, and then having all these different prism clones of the product around it. You can also spin the top of the filter while you're shooting, and this will help to add some more visual interest to the shot. Last but not least, we have the linear prism filter. This creates a linear abstraction effect, and it will create different effects at different focal lengths. This is really cool for just getting some more interesting prism shots. It's also so much fun, and similarly to the kaleidoscope one, you can rotate the top to rotate the position of that prism effect, and it just looks so cool. Just really have fun with these. There is no right or wrong way to use them, but it's definitely fun to use. To recap, my favorite filters are the star filter, kaleidoscope filter, and linear prism filter. Use these to add some fun effects to your videos without any editing necessary. Before we begin shooting, let's go over camera settings. I'll see you in the next lesson. 7. Camera Settings: In this lesson, you're going to learn how to use the manual settings on your camera. If you've never used manual settings before, or are intimidated by it, we're going to break it down and make it super easy to learn. When setting your camera to manual, there are five main settings you want to pay attention to. First is the aperture or f-stop. All you really need to know here is that the higher the f-stop, the more everything is going to be in focus. The lower the f-stop, the blurrier things will get in the background. If you want to blur your background, lower the f-stop. If you want to get real technical about it for a sec here, let me explain. The higher the f-stop, the smaller the lens opening, which means more depth of field, which means you have a sharper background. On the flip side, the lower your f-stop, the bigger your lens opening, which means the less depth of field and the blurrier, the background. Next up is the shutter speed. This is the length of time each individual frame is exposed for. For film, your shutter speed should be double your frame rate. If you don't know what frame rate is, we'll get into that in a sec. But in my case, I'm going to be shooting at 24 frames per second, which means, my shutter speed should be set to 1/50. I know you may be thinking, but 24 times 2 is not 50, but on my camera, 1/50 is the closest that I have to 48. I'm going to be using one. Now let's talk about FPS or frames per second. Twenty-four frames per second is the standard for cinema, it creates smooth motion, it looks the most realistic. We are going to be shooting at 24 frames per second. Next up is the ISO. This is the light sensitivity of your camera. The lower the ISO, the more clear your image will be. Whereas, the higher your ISO, the more you can start to introduce grain into shot. I tend to keep my ISO around 100 whenever possible. Sometimes I will take it up to 200, maybe 400, just depending on the situation. But typically, I will keep it at 100 to get the most clear image that I possibly can. Depending on your camera, even setting an ISO 400 may give you a really grainy image. Just experiment with your camera and see which settings are best for you. Last but not least, we have the white balance. The white balance refers to the color temperature at which the whites in your shot look true white. But it's not just about making sure that your whites are true white, it's also about making sure that all the other colors in your shot, are properly balanced. You want to adjust your white balance to your lighting situation. If you take a look at this chart and pause it, you'll see that there are different settings depending on your lighting situation. In our case, we're going to be setting our white balance to 5600 Kelvin, because this is a setting for daylight. A common beginner mistake is to not double your shutter speed when you're filming video. Remember, if you're shooting at 24 frames per second, set your shutter speed to 1/50. Let's say you're filming at 60 frames per second, what will you set your shutter speed to? You guessed it, 1/20. You get it, you're smart. Another common mistake is forgetting to adjust your white balance. Before you begin shooting, take a second to evaluate your lighting situation and go into your white balance settings and adjust it accordingly. To recap when filming on manual, pay attention to your aperture, shutter speed, ISO, frames per second, and white balance. You are now ready to film. Join me in the next lesson and we'll start shooting. 8. Recording The Video: Now that you've completed your pre-production, let's begin production. Something you can do is have your shot list and mood board handy while you're shooting so that you can refer back to them. That way you can just be on track. You can do this by having it open either on an iPad, your laptop, or even on your phone, and having it set next to you while you're shooting. If it's easier for you, you could also print them out. First, let's talk gear. I'm shooting on my Sony a7 III with the Sony 90 millimeter macro lens. I have my camera in this small rig cage, which allows me to easily place the camera vertically if I wanted to. You could also use an L bracket for that. I have this quick release plate mounted to the cage for easy removal of the camera and then I'm putting on the star filter. As you can see, this is the cage and around it, it has all these holes where I can screw in different accessories or things like my quick release plate. When I mount it on the side like this, I can then place my camera vertically. Right now I have a place at the bottom so I'm just going to be placing the camera horizontally just like that. Then to stabilize the shot, I have my camera set up on this monopod. You could also use a tripod. I like that the monopod is more compact and I'm always right next to it so I don't have to worry about it falling over. Now, I have my camera connected to the Sony Imaging Edge mobile app which doubles as a monitor on my phone and makes it really easy to see what I'm shooting. Right now, I'm looking for the highlights on my skin. As you can see, right now, everything looked nice. It wasn't too blown out. But once I bring down the F-stop, look at the detail, you're losing the details on my fingers and that's what I'm looking for. I know that an F-stop of 5.6 is not the right setting for me in this lighting condition. I'm going to bump it back up to something higher. Keep in mind that as the lighting changes during golden hour, you will likely have to keep changing your F-stop. I'm using a t-shirt that's weighed down by one of those camera lens cups as my backdrop for the first scene. Here is scene 1, shot 1, where I'm going to be opening the lipstick. Something you want to keep in mind here is to have separation between your subject and the backdrop. In my case, that's going to be separation between the lipstick and that shirt. The more space you have in between those two, the blurrier your background will become. In this case, since we're using this black t-shirt, you're going to lose the texture when the t-shirt is further away, which will make it look like just a black backdrop and not a black t-shirt. Here you can see I am getting the shot for scene 1, shot 2, which is opening the lip gloss. Next, moving on, we're going to scene 2, which is applying the lipstick and then the lip gloss. As you can tell, I switched my camera position from vertical to horizontal because it's easier for me to film this lip scene in this way. Once we get to editing, I'll make it fit within the vertical aspect ratio and I'll show you how to do that as well. As you're filming during golden hour, you'll likely notice that you're going to keep losing light because naturally, the sun is moving. I'm always chasing the light. If you find yourself having to re-position, just know that is completely normal. I do it literally all the time and I did it 100 times while shooting this. Now that we have all our shots, we are ready to edit. To recap, when shooting, get creative with items around your house and use them to serve as backdrops for your shoot. We've got all our shots. Join me in the next lesson and we'll begin editing. 9. Editing Part 1: Rough Cut: Now that we have all our shot, it's time to begin editing. Let's jump into Adobe Premiere Pro and we'll create a rough cut. Welcome to Adobe Premiere Pro, a rough cut is the first edited version of a video. All the footage is placed in sequential order, but the finishing touches have been yet to be added. There's a great quote from Martin Scorsese about editing. He said, "If you don't get physically ill seeing your first rough cut, something is wrong." No, I'm not saying this to scare you, but just to remind you that we are not going into this aiming for perfection. If you're going through editing and you find yourself struggling, maybe a footage doesn't look right to you, you don't like the order that they're in, that's completely okay and normal. This is a creative process and this is where you really get to flex your creativity and truly sculpt the story that you want to tell. If this is your first time in Premiere, I know it can look really intimidating and overwhelming, but we'll break it down for you because once you understand everything and all the basics, you're going to be like, "Oh, this is so easy and it makes a lot of sense." Premiere is composed of different panels. You see right now, you can tell that this panel on the top left is selected because it has this blue box around it. Now. If I go over here to the source, this one will be selected. Here, the Tools are going to be selected. Now you'll see Program has been selected. If I go down here, my timeline has been selected. Let's break down what all these things mean. First and foremost, I want you to pay attention to this top bar right here. These are all the different workspaces that are within Premiere. Basically what this means is that if I go over to Editing, this workspace will now be set up in a way that is optimized for editing, at least in Premiere's eyes. Then if we go over to Color, now the workspace has been shifted and you have different panels up that will help you color your video and so on. You can also make a custom workspace, which is what I did for myself over here and I named it Queen. In order to make a custom workspace, you can really start from any of these workspaces and start taking out panels, adding in panels, to customize it to however you like. For example, let's say I want to get rid of this text panel. I'll just click on this pancake icon right here and then I will close the Panel to get rid of it, and I'll just go through and I'll do it for pretty much all of them. Let's say I also want to get rid of Effect Controls, but I only want to keep the source. The source is a preview of your footage, so the source panel gives you a preview of your footage. Down here within Project, you see I have these different folders. If I go down to Folder and I double-click, for example, let's do this one. Now you'll see my source clip has changed. This is just giving us a preview of what these are. Now let's say there's a panel in here that you're looking for and you can't find it. What you can do is go up to Window and then you see all these different options here. These are all the different panels that you can bring up. Let's say as an example, I want to bring up Lumetri Color. I'll just click it. Now Lumetri Color has been added over here to this panel on the right. Now let's say I want to save this as a workspace. I'm happy with all the panels. This looks good. I'm going to go up here to this pancake icon and I'm going to choose Save As New Workspace. Now it'll give you an option to name it. Let's name this Skillshare. There we go, and I'll press, "Okay". Now you'll see at the top, Skillshare workspace has been added to my workspaces. Personally, what works for me is this. I love having things more clean and streamlined because it just helps me edit more efficiently. Let's start with the top-left. I have my Effects panel, and this is where I can access different effects like audio and video effects. Then I have my Effect Controls. If I was to add any of these effects as an example, if I was to go here and let's say I want to add low-pass. Once I add that to my clip, I can then access the controls for that effect here. The next thing that we have is our Project Panel. This is where you can access all of the assets for your project. You'll see right here, I have all of my project assets already organized on my external hard drive. I do this before I even dive into Premiere. This will help me a lot in staying efficient when I'm editing. I highly recommend taking the time to setup project folders like this and break it down. You'll see within the first one, I have project, so these are my Premiere projects. Then I have my footage organized by different categories. For this one, this is the class project. These are the files that I'm going to be using that I've already imported right here. To import your footage, the main ways I like to do it are either just dragging and dropping these. I'll select them and then drag and drop them over. Since I've already done it, it'll just make duplicates right here. I'm just going to press Delete to get rid of those. That's one way that you can do it. You can also go to File, Import, and then you can choose the Footage right here. Let's see, it would be Class Project and there we go, and you would just press Import. The next thing that I have is an audio bin, and this is where I like to add things like VoiceOver if I happen to do VoiceOver on a video or music. The last one is Other, and this is where I like to add adjustment layers for when I'm coloring my video. That's for part 2. We'll dive into that in a bit. Next, over here I have my Source Panel. This Source Panel gives me a preview of the footage that I have in my Project Panel on the left. If I double-click to select this Footage, I'll get a preview of what it looks like over here in my Source Panel and I can use this play head right here to scrub through and see what that footage looks like. Next, I have my Tools right here, and then I have my Program Monitor. This gives me a preview of the clips that I have on my timeline, so down here, this is my timeline. Since I currently don't have any clips on here, that's why you're not seeing anything over here in the Program Monitor. That's all you really need to know to get started in Premiere. First, I'll talk about how you can make a new project. This whole workspace right here, this is a project. If you're starting out, what you want to do is after you have in Premiere, you're going to go to File, New Project. From here, you can give it a name. Up here, let's just call this Demo. Then you can choose where you want to save this project down here. Then everything else, you can leave pretty much as is. From here, you will press, "Okay", and that will create a new project for you. Since I've already created a project, I'm going to press "Cancel." This is our project. The next thing you want to do is create a sequence. As you can see, if I toggle this down, right now I have a sequence and it's called National Lipstick Day. This is a sequence that is open down here in our timeline and this is the same sequence that we're getting a preview of in the Program Monitor. You'll notice that it's vertical. Typically, when you create a new project in Premiere, by default, it will have a horizontal aspect ratio. But let me show you how you can create a vertical aspect ratio. You're going to go up to File, New Sequence. Now, you'll see I already have custom preset saved, and I'll show you how to create custom presets as well. Typically for YouTube, what you would do is go down to something like digital SLR, choose 1080p, and then 24 frames per second. This one right here. From here, what you can do is go over to Settings. Now within video, you'll see you can change the frame size. Instead of 1920 by 1080, I'm going to change this to 1080 by 1920. Now we have a beautiful 9 by 16 vertical aspect ratio. To make a preset, you can go down here to Save Preset, press it, and then you can give your preset and name. This is where I would title it something like vertical 9x16, just so I know the aspect ratio and then I would press "Okay". Since I've already done this again, I'm going to press "Cancel". But that's how you would do that. Then you can also give your sequence a name. Let's give this a name. I'm going to call it National. Lipstick demo and I'll press Okay. Now you see that sequence has been added to our timeline in our Project Panel. To move this over to our Sequences Bin, I'm going to click and drag this into Sequences. Now that has been placed within there. If you do want to get more of a preview of all the different settings in here what you can do is just over where it says name and frame rate that area right in between. Drag this over and now you can see the full title of your sequence. You can do this for all these different settings is here as well. You can also drag these out if you want to get more of a preview of all these different settings in here and you can do this for basically every panel. I can bring this down or up if I wanted to. I can also select something like this and then drag it over here, so now it'll be in this panel. I don't want that, so I'm going to bring this back over here and I'll shift it over and back to how we were. For the sake of not confusing ourselves, I'm going to get rid of this demo sequence and we will work out of National Lipstick Day. By the way, if you're wondering how you can create a New Bin within your Project Panel, all you have to do is go down here to this folder icon and if you have it over, it'll say New Bin. You'll press that and you'll see you can now add a New Bin and give it a name. Let's choose to call this 5_Graphics, as an example. You can also change the color of this bin. If I close only bins real quick, you'll see that I've given these different colors. To do that, I can right-click on the Bin here to Label and then choose from all these different colors. Let's say I want to make this rows, now it's rows, and that's how you would do that. Let's just slip because we don't need that. Let's toggle down on Footage again. What we want to do now is start adding Footage to our timeline. What I'd like to do is individually go through my footage and set in and out points to tell Premiere where I want the clip to start and end before I drag it down to my timeline. Let me show you what I mean. I'm going to double-click this clip right here, this first one and now we're getting a preview of it in our source monitor. If I scrub through real quick, I can see what I'm doing during this clip and I can choose based on what I'm seeing, where I want this clip to the start and end. I'm thinking, let's go back to the beginning and I want maybe just something like that where we're getting that really cool effect, what a the star filter? Let's go to the beginning of this action, so let's say we want it to start around here. I can also use my keyboard to tab back and forth on Frame by using the left or right arrow keys. If I press the right arrow key, you'll see frame-by-frame, I'm going forward. Let's say I want this clip to start right here, I'm going to press I on my keyboard to set an in point and you'll see right here, we have sent that in point. Now I'm just going to click with my mouse, scrub over and let's say I want the clip to end around here. I'm going to press O on my keyboard to set an out point. To drag this clip over to my timeline, I can either click and drag this icon right here, that film strip and if you have over it, it'll see drag video only. I'm going to drag this over and you might get this message. It says this clip does not match the sequence settings, change sequence to match the clip settings. The reason why it's giving us this warning is because our clip was shot in a horizontal aspect ratio whereas over here we have a vertical aspect ratio. Premiers like, "Hold on, these don't match." What you want to do is choose keep existing settings. This will keep the vertical aspect ratio that we set our sequence two, so I'm going to press that. Now you'll see that the clip looks away more zoomed in and you're losing the detail on the edges and again, this is because it was shot horizontally. Even though we placed our camera vertically when we were filming, ultimately the camera still things that you were shooting horizontally. What we have to do is go into Effect Controls and then change the rotation and the scale to bring it back to a vertical aspect ratio. What I'm going to do is change it to either 90 or minus 90, it just depends on which way you placed your camera when you're filming. I think for me it'll be minus 90, so let's try that out, there we go. Then I'm just going to zoom out, we'll go to 50 for the scale and now are clipped nicely fits within our sequence. Let's go back to the Project Panel, I do want to show opening the actual lipstick, so let's see. We'll keep scrubbing through, maybe we want this part. I'm going to set an endpoint around here and then I'll scrub through. Let's say I want the output to be around here. I'm thinking maybe I want the endpoint actually be around here. I'll just press I again on my keyboard and now the end point has shifted over. If you change your mind at any point and you're like, I want different in and out points, you can always set those. Another way to bring this clip over our timeline is to drag it over from your Project Panel. Now you'll see we're getting the clip with the recorded audio and typically for these videos, I don't like having the audio. What I can do is right-click on that clip, go to Unlink, and now I can select these two tracks individually. We have video up here and audio down here. Since I don't want audio, I'll select that and then press Delete. If you want to zoom in on your timeline, where you can do is use this bar down here and just drag it in to zoom in on your timeline. You could also press the backslash key to zoom in on your timeline. I'm going to zoom out a little bit and let's add in some more clips. I'll go through and just really quick set some in and out points and build out a nice sequence. Here again, as I'm scrubbing through this clip, I'm seeing that this clip just shows me the packaging. I want to get some sparkles on here, so maybe I'll do a starting point of here. Again, pressing I to set an endpoint scrubbing forward and then let's set an out point here. I'm going to drag this down to my timeline. Let's go to the next clip. For this one, Let's scrub through again real quick. This is where I'm opening the lipstick. Let's see, I think I did this second time, just a good mix of options and I like this one more because you see how you see that little drip right there, that's beautiful to me. I know I want this to end around here, I'll press O for an outpoint. Let's go backwards and see where we want this to start. Maybe let's do somewhere like here because I like this star filter effect going on right there. I'll press I, set an endpoint and let's drag this to our timeline and let's keep going. For this clip right here, what I decided to do was get a little bit of a closer shot on the lipstick. You see if I go back to this first one, let's go to the beginning. You see more of the lipstick and the frame and more of my hand. Whereas in this one, it's closer in and I prefer that. Let's choose an internal points for this one as well , that's a nice one. Let's start here, press I go to here press O and let's bring this in. I'm just putting these in, in no particular order at this point [LAUGHTER] or getting cool back through and choose where we want these clips to be. I'm just throwing everything on the timeline that I think is usable right now. Let's go through let's see, do I open it? Yes, I do. Let's see which part we want to use. Maybe here. Let's do this little part. I'll bring this down, and just to make sure I'm not missing anything, cool. I think we're good. Let's go to the next clip. For this one, I just got a test shot, and you can see in this clip is really quick, not really doing anything here, so let's go to the next clip. I've already set in and out points of the part that I want to use for applying the lipsticks. So I'm going to bring this down, and let's scrub through and see which part we want to use for applying the lip gloss. So let's start around here, and then I'll just leave it like that. The reason why I don't want to do the whole motion is because pay attention to this little area. The lip gloss is getting on there. Then when I put it up on the top lip to me, that just looks a bit weird. I don't like how it's not fully covering the top lip. It doesn't look like a nice application, and even though I'm going over it again, the bottom is really where the gloss is at. To me the hunks like the nicest parts. We're going to keep that pretty short. Just this section right here, and I'm going to drag this down. I'm thinking, I want to final shot of what the lips look like. Maybe this shot somewhere around here. So it's pressing I for an endpoint, O for an outpoint, and there we go. So now we have all usable footage on our timeline, and as I scrub through this, you will see that we need to make some adjustments to these clips to make them fit within the vertical aspect ratio. A really cool trick in Premiere that most people don't know about when they are new to Premiere, is that you can copy and effect from one clip and paste it to all the others. Right now what I'm going to do, is right-click and then copy. Now I'm going to right-click, go to label, and select label group. Since these are all the same label color, they will all be selected. Now what I can do, is right-click on any of these clips and then press "Paste Attributes". So now from here, what you want to do is paste emotion attributes, and then I'll press, "Okay". Now you'll see all of our clips have been resized to fit within the vertical aspect ratio. So what that did for us is, if we go back to effect controls and if I just choose one of these, you'll see it has applied the scale and the rotation of facts to all clips because these are all within this motion effect right here. So over here for the lips, I'm thinking I want this to be the other way, so I'm going to change this to 90, and upon looking at it further, I'm thinking maybe I actually want this to not be rotated since I did fill this horizontally, I'm thinking, what if we scale this up? I'm going to scale this up and make the lips fill the frame, and I can also change the position to bring it up a little bit and you'll notice we are getting this block area at the bottom. We need to scale up our clip a little bit more to fill that frame. Now looks pretty cool to me. So let's leave it like that, and I'm actually thinking we'll do the same thing here. I'll just right-click on here, copy then I'll go this clip. Choose it by clicking on it, right-click, paste Attributes, make sure motion is selected, and then press "Okay". Now, no clip has also been resized. Cool, looks beautiful. Let's go through again from the beginning and let's choose the order that we want these clips to be in. I'm thinking, let's get rid of these first two shots. I don't really want my fingers to be in this so much. I really like how the other clip emphasizes the lipstick more. I'm going to choose these to be in the beginning. Let's go back. I'm going to choose this one by clicking on it and then pressing "Delete", and then I'll go over to this one and I'll do the same thing, click and then delete. If I wanted to delete both of them at once, let me just press Command C or Control C, if you're on PC. I can click and drag over both of them to select them and then press "Delete". Now, let's go back and let's find that one lipstick shot. I want this one and this one. I'm going to click and drag over them to select them, and then drag them over, to the beginning of my timeline. Now, you'll see we have some gaps in our timeline, these black areas. What that means is that, as I'm playing through, we're just going to have this block space and we don't want that. Let's get rid of it. I'm going to click in this area and all turn white, that's how you'll know that it's been selected, and then I'm going to press "Delete", and it'll do the same thing right here. Now, let's read through again from the beginning, and let's see if we like this order. We've got the lipstick packaging, lipstick being opened, then we've got the lip gloss being opened, cool, and then we have the lipstick being applied, and then the lip gloss being applied. Then the final result. I like how this one is vertical. It just breaks up the monotony of having it all like this at some more visual interests, so I think I'm going to leave it like that, but maybe let's try scaling it up a little bit, so the lips fill the frame a bit more. Let's do maybe at 70, and I'm really just experimenting here, throwing out random numbers and seeing what works. So 70 looks pretty good to me, now I'm going to change the position and bring it down a little bit so it's nice and centered. Let's scrub through this, looks good. Now, we have all of our clips in the order that we want them, and let's just press play. To do that, I can either press Space bar on the keyboard or I can press the play icon right here. I'm going to press "Space", and we can take a look at our rough cut. That looks amazing. We have a solid rough cut. To recap in order to make a rough cut, go through all your footage, set in and out points to select the part of the shot you want to use, and then add it to your timeline and the order you want it to appear. In the next lesson, we're going over coloring and adding final touches to your video. See you there. 10. Editing Part 2: Color + Final Touches: Welcome to Editing Part Two. In this lesson, you're going to learn how to color and add the final touches to your video. Let's get back into Adobe Premiere Pro. Welcome back to Premiere Pro. Now we have a rough cut, let's add some final touches, color it, and get it ready for export. The first thing that you want to take note of is since this is going to be a video for social media, you want to try to keep it around 15 seconds or less. The way that I know the length of the video is by going over to my program monitor, right up here. Within the bottom right, you will see the total time is roughly 16 seconds. We want to trim down our clips a little bit to keep this 15 seconds or less. This clip right here, right off the bat, this is much longer than any of the other clips. Maybe it drags on a little bit too long. Get to the point, we don't want to see all this. Let's speed through it. I'm thinking, to begin with, let's trim the clips so it starts maybe around here. What I can do is press "V" on my keyboard to bring up the selection tool, which by default will likely already be selected. I'm going to click on this clip right here to select it. Now, what you can do is hover over to the left of the clip, and then you'll see this red icon comes up. It's like a bracket with a red arrow. You can click and drag to bring in that clip and trim it. You can also do the same thing with the ends. If I just hover over it and then click and drag over it, I have now shortened both the tip and tail of my clip, aka the beginning and the end. I'm going to press "Command Z" to undo this last part. I only wanted to trim the first part. Now, there is another way that you can do this that will prevent you having to deal with this gap right here. Instead of you having to trim the clip, select this gap, and then delete it, what we can do is I'll press "Command Z", I'll bring this clip back to how it was. I'm going to press "B" on my keyboard. You can also access this by going up here in your toolbar. This is the ripple edit tool, and if I press and hold down, you'll see you have all these other tools as well. We don't care about those right now, I only want you to focus on the ripple edit tool. This is really cool because it allows us to trim a clip, but it gets rid of that gap. We don't have to deal with it, it will automatically snap to the clip before it or the clip after it if we wanted to trim the end of that clip. That's really cool and I love using this a lot. I'm going to press "Command Z" to bring this back, this tail end. Now we have successfully trimmed the beginning of our clip. If I scrap over, you'll see that clip now starts at that later point, but it's still dragging on for me and the clip is a little bit too long. There's another cool thing that we can do. What I'm going to do is press "V" to bring up the selection tool again and then select this clip right here. Then I'm going to go over here, and in between the tracks, if I hover over it, it'll bring up this icon and I can click and drag up to make these clips appear larger, and we can also get a nice preview of the clips themselves. Now I want you to pay attention to this FX box right here at the top left of the clip. What you're going to do is right-click on that and it will bring up these different options. We're going to go to time remapping and press "Speed". Now you have the ability to add a speed ramp to your clip. Basically, you can choose the specific points in the clip that you want to make faster or slower. But in our case, we're going to do faster. I'm going to scrub through and I'm going to select the point in time where I want this clip to start speeding up. I typically like to do this in-between the clip. I'll have the beginning play at normal speed and then in the middle where the action is happening, I'll usually speed it up and then at the end, I'll leave some time for it to play again in normal speed. To add a speed ramp, we're going to need to add some points. I'm going to press "Command" and then my cursor will change to this plus sign next to the cursor. Now I'm going to press. Now you've added a point, you'll see right there, we have a point added. Then I'm going to go over and I'm going to choose the point where I want this speed ramp to end. I'm thinking in real-time, I want to see the wand coming out of the tube. I will do right here, right before it starts coming out. Again, pressing "Command" and clicking to add a point. Now what we can do is choose this line in between these two points that we set and start scrubbing upwards. You'll notice this percentage is changing and that percentage is the speed of the clip. Right now it's at about 200 percent, I can keep going. Let's try experimenting with about 300 percent. Let's keep going. There we go. Now we have sped up this middle section to 300 percent. Something else that is really important to do is you change these handles right here, and basically, this changes the speed of the ramp. How fast the clip goes into that sped-up part right here. Then you also have an option to smooth out your curve. I highly recommend doing this because it will make the video appear a lot more smooth. If I play through it right now, it'll really be jarring. It will go from this normal pacing right here, and I will just immediately go too fast. Let me just play that for you. I'm going to press "Spacebar". You'll see it really quickly, it just did that. I'm going to smooth this out, we get this nice S-curve, and that is what we want. I'll do the same thing on the other end. Dragging it out and then making a nice S-curve. How far apart you have these handles, determines how quick that ramp-up into the sped-up part is. Right here you will see, it's shorter than here. If I play this through, you'll get a feel for what that looks like when you have a longer ramp or a shorter ramp. Let's press "Spacebar". You'll see that didn't look too smooth. But then this part, that looked a lot smoother because it was a quicker transition. I'm going to bring in these handles and we are going to do the same thing here. I am a really big fan of having quick smooth transitions. Let's play this again and we'll take a look. That looks much better. I do want to go back and change how fast this area is though because to me, it's dragging a little bit, it looks a little bit wonky right now. Let's try making it faster to make it look smoother. I'm going to bump this up to 1,000. This is really just personal preference. This is where a lot of your creativity can come in and you can determine how fast or slow you want the speed ramp to be. I just tend to prefer mine to be quicker. Let's take a look at this 1,000 percent. All right. Love it. Quick, easy, you almost don't even notice that there is this speed ramp going on because it's that quick. Love that. Now we're going to close this gap in between these two clips, by clicking in that area and then pressing "Delete". Now you'll see that the total length of our video is about 12 seconds, which is fabulous. That is exactly where we want it to be. I'm going to bring this back down. The next thing that we want to do is color our video. With coloring, there are two different things, there's color correction and there's color grading. Color correction is the process of making the footage look the way the human eyes see things. Whereas colored grading is a process of adjusting your colors to achieve a stylized look. Let's go over to our color workspace. I'm going to choose Color Workspace right here. At first glance, you might get really overwhelmed. You're like, what is this chart? What's going on? I don't know what this means. That's A-OK. All I really need you to know is that down here at the zero, these are your blacks and zero is true black. Up here are your whites, and 255 is true white. You never want your blacks to go below zero, and you never want your whites to go above 255. Right now, I can see there's a little bit of white going above 255, and we don't want that. We can change that by going over here to our Lumetri Color panel. This is where you can apply all your different color effects. What I'm going to do is, let's start with this first clip right here. You'll see right off the bat, there's definitely some white that is clipping, which means there's really no detail there. To bring that down, all you can do is go to your highlights and then just drag these down. Take note of this curve, you'll see those colors are now shifting down. You can also bring down your whites, and now you'll see our whites are within this nice range. That actually looks pretty cool to me. I like that color effect. If your blacks, as an example, they're up here. Let's say they're up here, what you can do is just lower your blacks to bring that down. That's clearly way too down, so I'm going to bring this back up. I like to keep the blacks pretty close to zero. Not necessarily right at zero, but a little bit above it. That looks good to me. That is color correction in a nutshell. If you want to preview what the clip looked like before, you can press this "FX" icon up here to toggle on and off the color correction. As you can see right there, it's really intense, but now it has been color-corrected and we don't have any of the colors being too black or too white. Let's say I want to copy and paste these colors settings to the rest of the main clips. Just like before, I'm going to right-click, copy, right-click, go to "Label", Select "Label Group", right-click again on the clip, and then press "Paste Attributes". Now, you want to make sure that only Lumetri Color is selected. We're going to uncheck motion, and then within Effects, you want to make sure Lumetri Color is selected then press "Okay". Now you'll see those FX icons changed from yellow to green and that we know that color effect has been added. As I scrub through these, you'll see they have all gotten that same look, and that looks really beautiful. Now let's go back to the beginning of our timeline. What I want to do next is color grading. Let me bring up the project panel so you can see what I'm doing more clearly. What I like to do is color grade on an adjustment layer. Basically, this is just a blank layer that you can add effects to and I like doing this because I get to preview how it looks like without really changing the clip itself. If I want to go back and make changes, I can just do it to the adjustment layer and not have to go and individually apply the effect to all the different clips. To make an adjustment layer, you're going to click this icon right here, looks like a sticky note and you'll press "Adjustment Layer". Now we'll keep these settings as is. We'll press "Okay" and now you see we have this adjustment layer added to our project panel. I'm going to double-click on it. I'll rename this to color grade, and let's press "Enter" to save that. I'm going to drag this into my other end. Now if I toggle down, you'll see that it has been in there. Now what we're going to click and drag this adjustment layer down to our timeline. Then from here, I'm going to press the "Backward Slash Key" to bring back everything on our timeline into view and I will just click and drag on this color grid adjustment layer and snap it to the end of this last clip. Now from here, I'm going to select the color grade and we're going to go over to creative within the Lumetri Color panel. Now you'll see right up here, where it says look, if you press, you have all these different LUTs to choose from and a LUT is a lookup table, basically, it's a preset for your video. If I click on these different LUTs, you'll see it's going to apply a different effect and aesthetic to the video. You can choose whichever one you like. Take your time, go through these, have fun with it. Let's see, I want to go with SL Clean Fuji A HDR. I love the way that's looking, it's giving me a really cool film aesthetic. Typically, I won't leave the intensity at 100 though. I like to bring this down to anywhere between 10 to 20, so it's not as intense. If I toggle on the effects, you'll see that so subtle that you actually can't see a difference. Let's bring this up to maybe a 20. That's pretty subtle as well. Maybe let's do like an 80 for this one. Now let's toggle this on and off and there you go. Our blacks have more of this blue tone to it and to me, it looks really nice. Let's just scrub through the rest of the footage and see how it's looking. I love that, that's beautiful, so that looks really nice. Something else that I like to mess around with sometimes is the faded film. If I bump this up to, let's see, maybe a 20, you'll see that essentially it's lifting our blacks and it's giving us this really cool film effect. 20 is looking a little too intense for me, so let's go to 10, and let's also try five, just so it's a bit more subtle. I like five, I think we're going to leave it at five. The next thing that I like to mess around with is the vibrance. There's a difference between vibrance and saturation. Saturation affects the intensity of the colors in the entire shot. You'll see as I slide, it's affecting all the colors in there. You can really see this in a shot like this. If I go back to around 100 and I began to slide this up, you'll see the skin tones looking really just not natural. Don't like that. I'll just press "Command Z "to bring that back to 100. Now, vibrance protect skin tones and only affects areas that require boosting. As you see as I'm sliding this vibrant slider over, my skin tones' not really being affected. It's really just boosting the color of that pink lipstick. I really love upping the vibrance as opposed to saturation. Let's do maybe something like 30. I like to keep it pretty subtle and let's go back to the beginning and we'll press "Play". Let's take a look. The last thing I want to do is make some final touches to the cuts. This last clip right here is dragging on a little bit too long for me. What I'm going to do is just click and drag over both of these, to select them and just bring them over and now you've trimmed both at once. Now the clip will end around here, I think that looks good. Then also the beginning, I want this to start, I'm thinking maybe around here. Again, I'll just click to select both. What I'm gonna do is press "B" to bring up the ripple edit tool and then bring these over that way, it will just snap to the beginning of my timeline. This clip is also dragging on a little bit too long for me, so I'm going to trim it to end around right there. Again, pressing "B" to bring up ripple edit, dragging it over, and let's take a look at that. Much better. This clip is also dragging on just a second too long for me, so I think I'm going to cut it down to right there. Still have the ripple edit tool selected, just going to bring that over. Let's take a look. It's still lingering on like a second too long for me. I'm thinking maybe, I'm looking at the cap right here. Where this star filter effect begins to fade, I'm going to have it end around there. I'm going to drag that over. Let's take a look, much better. Now you'll notice that as I'm playing this back, this part right here where we added that speed ramp effect is not really playing back. It's looking a little bit wonky, but it's not going to be the case when you go to export the video, you're still going to have that speed ramp effect. The reason why it's showing up a little bit wonky is because our sequence has not been rendered out. You can tell that it hasn't rendered out because this bar right here is currently yellow. If this was green, this would mean that it fully rendered out. You may also see a red depending on your computer and that just means, it's really not rendered out. It's lagging and having a bit of trouble rendering that clip. Something that you can do is change the playback resolution. Right now I have it set to one-fourth. If you have it set to full, you will likely experience more of this struggle to playback the footage smoothly. Typically what I like to do is either have it set to half or a fourth, usually a fourth and this will allow me to get a smoother playback in my program monitor when I'm playing the footage in my timeline. Let's go through and I'll just press "Spacebar" again to take a look at how these clips are looking and this one's currently looking a little bit too quick for me. I'm going to go back and press "B" to bring a ripple edit, and I'll just drag out that clip a little bit. Let's take a look at that. That's a lot better and this looks good. Love it. Now the last thing that we want to do is just trim our color grid. I'm going to press "V" to bring up the selection tool again and snap this to the end of this clip. Now we're ready to export. I'm going to click within my timeline to deselect any of the clips and I'm going to go to "File", "Export", "Media". Now you're going to see this panel right here and if you scrub through this area, you'll see that you'll be able to get a preview of what your footage looks like. Then on the right, you have all your export settings. Typically I like to set this to H.264, but if you dropped down, you'll see that you have the option to export in all these different settings. H.264 is typically the standard for what you see on social so we're just going to leave it to that. You can also do a preset. If you know you want to put this on YouTube, 1080p Full HD, there you go. You have an option for that right there. If you only need Twitter or mobile device or Facebook, what I'm going to do is just leave it at Match Source High Bitrate. Then you can give it an output name and if you click right here, you can also choose where you want this to be saved on your computer or your hard drive. I'll just press "Cancel". Then you can also choose if you want to export just video or just audio. Since I don't have any audio here, I'm going to deselect this and only export out the video. If you're editing on a Mac typically, you'll run into this issue where when you export the colors won't look as saturated as they do within Premiere and this is because we need to add a QT Gamma Compensation LUT. This is just an issue that Premiere has. They're aware of it so adding this LUT is the solution to making your colors look the way they do within Premiere when you go to export. If you use Google and search for Adobe QT Gamma Compensation LUT, you'll find the download link for it. Since I access this all the time, I actually have this folder created for Premiere Pro where I have the Gamma Compensation LUT and all these different LUTs. You want to make sure to have that on your computer. Next, you're gonna go to Lumetri, look/LUT, select this. Then you're going to press here, go to select, and then you want to choose that LUT. I'm going to go within here, I'm going to find the QT Gamma Compensation LUT and then press "Open". This is a glitch that happens within Premiere, it'll say none, even though it has been applied. If you're seeing this and it says none, just know it's there. It's not actually nothing and you'll see that our footage over here looks a lot darker. Now it's not going to look this dark when you go to export, it's just how it ends up looking in Premiere. With everything else, I'm just going to leave it as is and then I will press "Export". You'll see it begins to export out our video and that's really all there is to it. To recap, you can color your video using the Lumetri Color panel and preserve your colors when exporting by using the QT Gamma Compensation LUT and that's it. Give yourself a pat on the back, you have made it. I cannot wait to see your final video. 11. Conclusion: Congratulations, you have now filmed and edited a cinematic beauty video for social media. To recap, the three most important things to keep in mind when filming your video or doing the pre-production with a mood board and shortlist. Paying attention to the shadows and highlights created by the sun and understanding your manual camera settings. The key message I hope you take from this class is to be creative and use what you have to your advantage. Remember to upload your projects so I can see your beautiful videos. Thank you so much for taking my class. Till next time, keep creating and keep learning. Bye.