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Editing for beginners | Adobe premiere or other

Theresa Khalil, Something Unique

Editing for beginners | Adobe premiere or other

Theresa Khalil, Something Unique

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13 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Editing your first film/video

    • 2. Organizing files

    • 3. Creating a project

    • 4. Software interface

    • 5. Cutting part of a scene

    • 6. Working with the timeline

    • 7. Adding images

    • 8. Adding text

    • 9. Adding music

    • 10. Adding transitions

    • 11. Adding effects

    • 12. Exporting the final fle

    • 13. Final Project

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About This Class

This course will teach you how to edit your first film/video

You don't need to have previous experience. I am using Adobe Premiere Cs6 but the information applies for other editing software as well. 

You will learn 

- How to organize and prepare your files for editing

- How to create a project

- The interface and working with the timeline

- Cutting part of a scene

- Working with the timeline

- Adding images

- Adding text

- Adding music

- Adding transitions

- Adding effects

- Exporting a final file

- Project

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Theresa Khalil

Something Unique


Hello, I am Theresa Khalil, Arabic writer, documentary filmmaker, content creator on YouTube and more..

Art, culture and creativity are my passion.

Arabic is my native language and I have been teaching Arabic for foreigners since 2002.

I hold a master degree in documentary filmmaking and always filming and creating content for UniqueTV channel

I have 3 books published.

I would like to share with you my skills and my passions which will help you pursue your dreams and have a positive impact on your life.

Let's stay in touch!!!

- Learn more and get inspired by my lifestyle  on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/fokaira

- Watch inspiring documentaries and join an out of the box community on https://www.youtube.com/c/uniquetvfilmSee full profile

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1. Editing your first film/video: Do you want to edit a Finn or video and you have no previous experience. This course is for you. I'm Treasury drama documentary filmmaker. And as you know, when a documentaries on a budget, we usually end up editing it by ourselves. So in this course I will take you step by step on how to prepare your files for anything, how to get familiar with the interface, how to work with the timeline, how to add text or image or effects and music. And at the end, there is a project where you can apply all what you learn. So I hope this course would be helpful. And if it is, don't forget to rate it. And also, I have another course from your first documentary. If you are new to filming anyone to learn how to fend your first documentary, See you in the course 2. Organizing files: Theo. First step in editing is to organize your files. You may organize it according to the shooting days. So they one day, two day three or maybe according to the location. So I had some shots in the bedroom. He had some shots in the forest, so you can arrange it. According to the location, you can find your own organizing system that is suitable for your film. Then we move to the next step that will save you time when editing. You need to watch every clip you have, and you need to rename it. So the first thing is for me to watch the clip and see what is going on inside. So I see here that she is going downhill. Okay, so I will add to the name of the file in addition to the serial number giving by the camera walking down his. And this number is important because it gives me the sequence. The time sequence off what was shot before. What? And here in this clip, I see her reaching the hearts. Okay, reach hot. And you do this with every clip, every photo, so it will save you time. You don't need to watch again everything in order to figure out what will be your rough cut or how you are going to edit, so it would make it easier. 3. Creating a project: the first step in anything is opening the software here. I'm using other Premier CS six starting a new project, a new file for anything. Now I need to find a location for this project or this file. Here. You can see that I'm editing this video for the editing course, and I created a new folder, and I named it Create a project. I select the folder, and now I need to choose a fine name project. Here we have the settings. What some things you have used when shooting. Probably You have used the high definition settings. Even if you were shooting with your phone, it has also ah, high definition HD possibility. So if you were shooting slow motion, you can choose HD 50 or 60 frame per second for slow motion. But if you're shooting normal speed, then it's probably the 24 or 25 frames per second. And this what I would choose here high definition 1080 by 1920 pixels. This is the high definition, and here I have my file or my project where I would be editing my fear. Next we will be identifying each part and how to deal with it. 4. Software interface: in this class, I would be showing you the interface of the program and how to import a file. As you can see, this is the interface. Here is an important part, which is the timeline where you put all the clips together in order to form the final Phil . It is divided into video tracks and audio tracks. Here you have the sequence section where you can watch all the clips that you put in the time line. On this side, the left side, you have the project. Been where you can import all the clips you will be using in the editing. And if your interface doesn't look the same, can go toe window workspace and reset current workspace, and it will reset the interface to the original look. You can change the section wets on height by moving the bar up and down or left and right, depending if its horizontal vertical and what is comfortable for you when editing. Let's import a file. Go to the project. Ben, right click import or another way is filed important. Go to the folder where you have your files, which you organized already, and select the clip that you want to use and your phone. So, for example, here I would be using this clip. Just an example, And how can I watch it? Double, kick, double click on it. It will show on the source screen. You can play that lift from the play bottom and stop it. You can select a certain part that you want to use. You can see also that there are two parts at the bottom, one for the image and one for the old You. If you want just the image of the clip, you can drag it to the timeline. So now you have it. Also on the sequence right side screen. If you want to delete it, just click on it and from the keyboard, select delete. You can also dragged the old due to the audio track, and, if you want to delete it selected and delete from the keyboard. If you want both audio and the video, then you can drag the whole clip to the timeline, and you can deal with it altogether. Let's import another file right click import another clip. Double click so I can watch it. Drag it to the timeline. I can drag of course, a part of it. But I will tell you later how and when you play on the right side. Then you can see both of the clips playing after each other, and that's how you will start building up your fin onto the late, open a window on the two clips and delete from the keyboard. And this is the interface on how you can import are five. 5. Cutting part of a scene: if you remember in the previous lesson, we learned how to import. Ah, file file import. Let me importa clip. Now let's take this one with the dog, You double click so you can see the video. You can play it, okay, and you can drag it as a whole to the timeline. But what if you want to have part of the cape? So, for example, I want this part when the dog is in focus, how can I take just a part without taking the whole clip to the timeline? There is a bottom here, cold mark in another bottom called mark out. So you chose where you want to start. Let's say here and then you mark in and then you go toe where you want to in this clip and mark out. And then when you direct to the timeline, you would have just this part that you selected so you can do the same for another part of the clip or another clip. I will select, for example, when the dog is sitting just before he said Marken, and after he said, mark out and then take this part and now you can play on. This is how you can select part off the keep 6. Working with the timeline: today it's all about the timeline. So here is the timeline. As you can see, this arrow is the tool here called the selection tool. This is the one that I can point to. Something I can drag. I can drop and let's as usual, import a clip. So this is a pan. As you can see, I can play you with the selection toe, will liquid it before in the previous lessons and let me choose apart and move it to the timeline so you can move the cursor to where you want toe view on the timeline. All this with the selection tool you have here. The video you have here, the old you Let's say that I want toe take a little bit more off this clip. You go at the end of the clip and you find the cursor changed to this red cursor. Then I can extended. Okay, let's move the clip to any part of the timeline. And if I want to, I just want a little I want toe reduce the length the same way I can go at the end and then drag it backwards so this you can control the length off the clip. Your putting. You can do this from both sides. The beginning of the clip and the end of the clip. Let's import another file the dog again. Stop! Move it to the timeline. Of course, if you want to begin from the beginning off the timeline you can select on drag open a window, select and drag to the beginning. All moving toe where we want or you can select one. Move it, Put it back All this with the select two. So let's say that I discovered here that I don't want I want until just reached the house and then cut. I don't want more so you can see here there is the cut tool called the razor to you Put the cursor where you want to cut and then you cut. So you see here there are now two parts off the clip again with the selection tool, I will select the part I cut and delete from the keyboard. Now I can watch both. So this how you can cut a clip on the timeline? Another important thing is slowing and speeding up. So I would think this clippers an example, right click you have many options, but we are now concerned with speed and duration. If you make it 50 like half speed, that's playing. See, you see the movement is slower speed and duration. Let's make it 150. Speed it up. It is faster so you can speed up or slow the motion in the clip. Another important thing is the old you. So if you want to raise the old you goto old you gain on the same, make it five and let's put the duration the speed back to the normal speed 100. And let's get another clip where we can hear the sound better or do you gain five? It's louder, 20. So that's how you can control that owed you off the sound inside. The timeline depict, and that's how you can deal with the timeline. The most important to tools is the selection tool, the razor, and how can you speed up and slow down the speed of the clip and also the old you 7. Adding images: dealing with image is very important. So how can you import an image in the program the same way you import a video clip, right click import and select the image, and you can simply move it to the timeline and included in your video? If the signs of the image, as you can see here, is not exactly the size off your screen, then you need to go here. In effect, controls opened the open the small cursor, and you can make the scale bigger like for example, 130. So now it fits in the screen. Sometimes you need the image as it is all you want to add it to the video so you can move it from this strike to the track above by the selection tool, and that's import a video. I will get the dog again. So this is just on example. It's not a real project, and at the end of the course we will have a real project drag and put here. So, as you can see now, I can see the video because the images on top of it. But what if I want to show both the image end the video, Then you can select the image go to effect controls. Let's make it 50 the scale. And what if I just want to put it here in the corner? You can go to the position and you see here the cursor will look differently. So when it changed the cursors shape, just click and drag, so it will. You want to move it to the right, reduced the position if we want to move it vertically. This is the vertical one. Also drag. And it depends like if you're dragging left or right, it changed the position. No drinking, right. And until it's OK, here is good for me. Sometimes you are talking about a certain topic, and you want to show a picture of it. I came. What if you want to put a symbol, let's delete this photo. Select and delete from the keyboard. Right Click import and let's take this PNG find BNG File usually has a transparent background click and drag, and you can hardly see it. So here in this bar you can make things you can zoom in or out in the timeline. So now I can see the image I put its very short Let's extended make it stay for a long time the whole time off the clip. But as you can see, it is so big. So I want to change the size. Select again. Go here to the motion. Let's make it 35 and maybe we can put it also in the corner. You can write here the numbers if you know, but it's easier to just click and drag. So this is how you can control the image. Different kinds and how can you use it in your project? 8. Adding text: How can we attics to the video that's import a video. As usual, I have this shot off a car and I want to add text. For example, car and the project been. You will see here at the bottom this small square click on it and then you will find title . You can give a name to your fixed that's a car and chose the text tool click and the screen and right call. Of course, here this is, Ah, front. That is not understandable, so I can go here and change the front area. For example, you can also from the select tool you can expand the size off the text click shift on the keyboard at the same time so you can make it proportional. You can make it bold. You can change the color from the title properties you see here there is Cutler's Let's make it black, and you can place it wherever you want. There are other options here also where you can, for example, at an outline you can select what color is this outline. You can make it, for example, the same color as the car's, so now it looks much better and clothes. Now you can take this text and drag it to your timeline rules. Expand the text to start at the beginning, off the clip, or you can make it start a bit later. So we start first with the car and then the world appears. So this is how can you add text Do your bid you. 9. Adding music: How can I add music to my video? Let's get as usual video clip. Move it to the timeline. I want to add music to this part. So right, click import and go where you have your music. I will select this classic Hold off double click. You can listen to it here I will take this part and you can see here There is the I told you track drag owed you only this small icon. You can move it to the to the timeline you see here the music is bigger than the video. So I can simply with the cutting or the razor tool I can just like what I want to cut and remove the extra. So now I have music on my video. Okay. Another important thing is to control the loudness off the music. So sometimes, for example, you want to talk during the video. So you want tohave the music but you want to keep it low. So how can you control the music? You go here in the old you mixer and you check where you have your music track. It's here on old you three. So go told you three and select touch touch allows you to control the level off the road. You. So let's test oh up. No. So I can control according to my need during editing David. So that's how you can add music to your clip and how you can control it. 10. Adding transitions: Let's talk about transitioning from one clip toe another. We have here two videos as you can see the famous car and the doc clips, and I will apply to them some of the transitions. So let's move them. Tow them timeline and I want when I begin showing the clip, I want to fade in. So you go at the beginning of the clip. You see the A change to this shape, right click and apply default transitions. This would make a fade in from black. You see how it started to fade in from black for want a transition from one clip to the other. I should be in here in the middle between the two clips. Go to effects video transitions, and you will see a number of different transitions. Let's go to this soul and whatever transition you like here you can just drag on drop in between. So this is dipped white. You will see that it made a white effect in the middle. I can, of course, choose other effects or transitions, and I can end also by going to the end of the clip right click, apply default and make a fade out so it's watch all the transitions did in center split, and here is the faith out, and that's how you can make a transition from one clipped the other or at the beginning, or the end off the clip. 11. Adding effects: working with effect is very important because when you have a scene that has bad lightning or you want to adjust it somehow, then you definitely need the effects. So let's make a test right click import and let's elect one scene again. The cars move it to the timeline and let's see what effects we can use here. Goto effects Good to video effects. The small arrow and let's try through camp. Select the effect and drag and put it on the clip. This effect can make you change the scene toe black and white so you can convert the situation toe zero So it's black and white or anything in between. So that's one important effect if you want to delete the effect you select and it from the keyboard, color correction, fast color correction or corrector. This allows you in case you're white. Balance is not correct, so you want to make it more blue or more green. This you can use if you have problem with the white balance, or if you want to change the mood of the scene to certain mood cold or hot and again, you can simply if you want to lead it select and delete Loom. A care was also something important. If you have a dark scene and you want to lighten it up a bit so you can use this care to do so. Of course, there are many other parameters that you can change, but this is the simplest form off using the effect stylized can also have here threshold which can convert it into something like animation. So with one single click, of course, you can also work with the barometer here and control how it is and those are some effects . And of course, you can discover more on your own. And I hope that now you can play around with your scenes. 12. Exporting the final fle: So how can you export a five now? We already have. Let's let's assume that this is our film, the current on the dog. And this is the friend I want to scream. So how can I get it out of other Premier and have it as a video file? Go to file export media and you will see here former age toe 64. This is a high definition format. It will export a high quality fire, and here you have many options. So if you're going to screen the same a big screen and you want to show all the details, you want the most high quality file, then you choose high definition 1080 25 and you see here that the file sizes 64 megabytes. So it's big if you are going toe. Screen this on YouTube and you don't really want a big size file. But you want something that is good quality with a reasonable file size. Then you can choose YouTube HD 10 80 and now you see that the file size became 16 may get by, so choose the name. I would call the film and exports and you see here that it's being exported in the place 13. Final Project: So now we're going to make a project. We're going toe it. It a short video. So I would open the other premiers, and I will select a new project. I would save it in the project folder, and I will call it pro trick as we are going to edit high definition, as I said and it was shocked as 24 or 25 frames per second. So this is the option. I'm going to choose this fight. Okay? I have here my project. I already have the files, so I'm going to continue renaming the files. I'm Jake. What is the content? Here's some plant 00 Siri, plant some pasta. 004 First, just for me to know what is the content of each file gift? There is 05 gift. And here I have the local. Okay, so now I have my files ready. We're going to import those files. I can open a window, select all of them open. And now I have all those files. So I want to make a short video. You just talking about this YouTube channel. So I would start with a clip off me. You can select which part I want. So the part when I'm from the back and then turning and that's it, I would stop here. We can also do it the other way by selecting the part I want here. So I select I want to start here, mark in and then mark out and then take it to the timeline the same way and take it to the timeline. And finally the gift. Okay, let's watch all the clips. And now I want to add some text. So I want to say que creativity which was a fund. Make it bold. We can hear select Ah recently I think college can also make it bigger as much as we want shift from the keyboard to make it proportional Center it. And now I can drag it e so I can after me turning around I can add creativity. So, for example, I don't like how the frontier is not clear. So I will double click and try to a change. Make an outline black. So now it's more visible Kerry activity I can make And if I want the same front and everything, I can just copy and based I can name it something else. Listen to and change this to healthy. I don't see like center it. So that's how it would be aridity. How's your life? We can, of course, which maybe we can put first healthy life because we have the food first. And then I can also add some effects. Goto effects Go to transitions. Let's say we're going to start with Stretch, so move it here. Healthy life. I don't like it. Stretch in Maybe. Yeah, healthy life, Carrie Charity. And we can make here fade out at the end of this clip. I feel that I need some music, right? So that's important music. Go to where you have your music. Okay, I will select Arkin on Let's move it toe any off the audio tracks and we can extend it to the end off the clip and also faded out at the end. So let's watch. So I think this is very good. I just want to put at the end the logo. So I have here the logo. Move it tears. Now I will export this. I can use it as a promo for the channel file. Export media edge to 64 and I would be using it for YouTube. So I will select the YouTube HD B 25. You can select where we wanted to be exported. I wanted in the editing in the project Find the project and save and export. And once it's done, you have a project. I'm sure that you have some clips that you can also ate it together and share it in the project Here. In this course, I would love to watch your projects. Let's watch what we have. Final project open and here you have it. I'm looking forward watching your projects. I also would appreciate if you read this course if it was useful for you.