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How to edit a b-roll sequence as fast as possible - My video editing workflow

Joey Bettenbroek, Filmmaker & Video Editor

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12 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. My Premiere Pro Workflow - Introduction

    • 2. Sort your footage

    • 3. Trim every clip

    • 4. Change the order of the clips

    • 5. Grab your music

    • 6. Decide what kind of video you want

    • 7. Make the beginning

    • 8. Place the clips on the music

    • 9. Add crazy effects

    • 10. Add sound effects

    • 11. Color grading

    • 12. Thank you

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About This Class

This is a very short class on how I edit a B-roll sequence. This is just my workflow that I wanted to share so people can learn from it.

With a b-roll sequence, I mean a video that contains different short clips edited together to give you a visual impression. Most of the time these videos do not contain a very good story but they are visually appealing.

I often make these videos to put them on my social media, but also for companies that want a visual recap of a certain event. I do this in 10 steps that I want to share with you in this class.

After watching this class I hope that you have some inspiration to evaluate your own editing workflow to find things that you can improve.

remember that this is not an in-depth software tutorial but an overall workflow I'm sharing. For more in-depth video software classes check out my Skillshare page.


1. My Premiere Pro Workflow - Introduction: I always love to hear the creative process of other people that make something great. And that's why I want to share today with you my ten easy, in my opinion, steps to create a awesome Piero sequence. I will do that in my editing software of choice, Adobe Premier Pro. Hi, I'm Joey. I'm a filmmaker from the Netherlands. And besides making a really good video marketing products, I also like to make something that's just looking good. That's what I call a simple Bureau sequence. And in this class I want to share with you my ten steps to create a bureau sequence like that. And with ten steps, I mean, really ten steps from the beginning to the end. And just to be sure with a simple Bureau sequence, I mean, some loose footage that is added nice together with some awesome music that is just looking good, but not like with a really good story behind it. I will explain these steps like very quick and straight to the point. So if it goes a little bit to pass for you, no problem. You can always watch an episode again or maybe asked me a question. No problem. So let's jump right into step one in the next episode, I hope to see you there. 2. Sort your footage: Step one, sort your footage, soldier Fourier, it's in your editing program or on your computer, makes a nice folders. For example, if you shoot with different cameras, putting them in different folders, don't get too crazy, but make it clear for yourself the way I saw my footage, it's really simple. For example, I shot with different cameras. I shot with my iPhone, I shot with my GS5, and I shot with my drunk. So I will make different folders for different cameras. So this is then I have like one drone shot. It's not even mine drove shots. And the rest of the footage is create five. You can go crazy and sorted by time or location or things like that. But I will keep it quite simple and quick. 3. Trim every clip: Step number two, cut every clip and keep it chronological. Cut every clip you showed and you like and you want to use in your source monitor and throw it on your timeline to import my footage. I made a sequence. What I will do now is opening a my main folder for the main camera, I shut my footage width and then go by every clip and cut it in the source monitor. So now we'll go by every clip in the soil. And if I think okay, this is a nice shot, which this isn't this one alive. Then I already Market in and mark it out. And I will drag the clip on my timeline if they think it's too shaky or I already want to have an Islam motion. I will do that here too. Duration speed 15, that's already in slow motion, so it's good to go. And I will do that with every clip, which is a lot of work. So make sure you do it fast because it's a raw edit and not final. So now I trimmed a lot of videos. So you have like 20-30, 40 depends on how many clips you shot. You have them trimmed role on your timeline. So if you shot a lot of clips and you trim them all, it will probably look something like this. 4. Change the order of the clips: Step number three, now change the order of the clips. So most of the time you can keep it chronological if you did the right job filming your footage. But otherwise you can switch some clips. If a couple of clips look good together, you can throw them together. And maybe you have different nights shots from different days, but you can also mix them together. Just a simple example, over here I have a shot of the feed of a man, and over here I have a shot of a man grabbing a drink. So if you think those are two shots that can go together, you can just change the order. So you can take this shot first and then you can grab the other shot of the feed. So you grab that shot and put it right next to the other one. So now we have two shots together. So in this way you can build the order of your shots. For example, keep in mind the movement. If you have two shots moving forward, put them together. I wanted to start the video with a overall shot of the boat. And then after that, I want a shot of the few of the boat. And after that I want a shot of maybe the water of the boat and not a shot of the sunset, for example. Because, because the sense that is at the end of the video and not at the beginning, of course. So again, build up the order of the shots you want them to be. So again, Bill up your video with the shuts, you got. 5. Grab your music: Step four, grep, music. Maybe you already have music in your mind or you already chose some music. If not, this is the moment to search for a nice music to put under your bureau sequence. Keep in mind that you can get lost in this and you can search music for hours. Don't do that. Time is money. And if this is free work in, don't earn money with it. So be quick for picking music. I have three recommendations. The first one is the YouTube audio library. There are a lot of songs in there. And if you do a good search, you can find some really great ones, also, some really crunchy ones. But there are a lot of good songs to keep in mind that you can only use this for YouTube. Another recommendation, I have a SoundCloud. If you found a good son on SoundCloud, you can message the artist and maybe you can use it in your video or portfolio item. And other tip is if you searched for music, you can go to tracks and you can filter it on commercial use. And most of the songs over here you can use commercially because it's tagged as you can use it commercially. And the last one is a famous one because its sponsor of a lot of YouTube as its epidemic sounds. I use it myself, but it's paid. So this is a paid option I really like I think is worth it, but you have to decide it for yourself. 6. Decide what kind of video you want: And most of the times in step five, I started thinking what kind of video I want to create. And with that, I mean, is it going to be a quick, fast speed ramp Video or is it going to be a CIO, slow-motion, nice in a medic she arts video. And it's possible that you started this process with one ID, but then you found music that gives you another five, and it completely changed the whole thing. But in Step five is time to think about that. So after I search for music, I downloaded a couple of songs. And with those songs in mind, I can think about the video I want to create. For example, this is a really smooth kind of countries are more like a love song. This is kind of in between. I really liked it. But it was kind of cheesy. I wanted to create a portfolio item, but I also wanted to create something to put on Instagram. So I wanted it to be quick, like a one-minute quick edit. So that's why I chose the last one, because it has a lot of fleets to edit musical. I hope you enjoyed seeing me dense. So now I know what kind of music I want to use and I know what kind of video I want to make, and that's a quick edits. 7. Make the beginning: Step six is make the beginning. And you'd probably think, yeah, of course, no shit, Sherlock. But it's really important to really start with the beginning because of the music where you're using texts in the beginning or you're using a slow in coming bureau at the beginning. Will you use a voiceover At the beginning? You first have to think about that and kind of make it already because otherwise the music is not correct. On the the other bureaus, the beginning, I already chose some shots I want to have at the beginning. But that's not the only thing I want to do in the beginning because I was thinking about maybe having some texts at the beginning or a voiceover. So after our chose to have texts in the beginning, and that means that I have to keep a couple of seconds free for the text. So the beginning is now wait too long. That means I can also edit the music so on different beads and then stick them together again. And that will probably work. 8. Place the clips on the music: Step number seven is, then cuts the bureaus under the music. So listen where the beat is. And then cut your clips on top of that bead. And now it's important to play with speed, slow-motion, speed, RAM. So speed and slow motion, to give it a nice 5p. Now I have two beginning and now I want to place the other bureaus unto the music. And I will do that by putting markers on the music, on the beat of the music. So I know that I can switch from one shot to another. So I will put the other bureaus now on top of those markers. Maybe because I like this shot, I can leave it longer and I don't have to change. B was every bead. So now I do have something. So now I have the basic Bureau edits. But this is step number seven. It's the most important part because now you have to really make the video. Think about slow-motion thing about speeding up your footage. So think about speeds, REMS that slow-motion and speeding up the footage. Maybe you can do a really quick B-roll part. So like 7B roles in a couple of seconds. This is the creative part and I know you can do it. Keep practicing. You get faster and better in it. So good luck. 9. Add crazy effects: Step number eight is add grazie effects. So the most of your video is done now, but maybe you want to do some nice transitions. Maybe you want to do some nice color sky replacements things. Now's the time to do that after you got the rest of your clips. So after you did that, you have probably something crazy looking like this, at least that's what I have. I also made it beginning with tax credits from speeds Rams. I did a nice timing with the BI roles. So now we're going to add crazy effects. With crazy effects, I mean, a sky replacement, crazy transitions which don't have a lot of overhead to have like a shot that goes down here and then I have like a normal stable shot. So that's a moment I can do like a really smooth slide transition. And then it will look something like this. That's better. So this is the moment you can add things like that. 10. Add sound effects: Number nine, add sound effects. So you have your music, maybe you have some idea of the clips you shot, but mostly to use sound effects to create an extra depth in the listening part of your video. It gives a little bit of an extra layer in the Phi p feel when watching the video. So just add some, you can add a little push. With a transition. You can add some footsteps. If you see someone walking, you can add some wind. If it's really windy place. I did not do a lot of sound effects, but added like two or three overall sound effects. That is the C, And that's the wind because it's a really windy place on the water. So if you only play the Sun affects, you were heard this. And if I put that under the music, just like classy and not that loud, it's a really nice effect. 11. Color grading: And then step number ten, and that's the last step in this process for me is do color grading. So color grading, I always call a grave with a Adjustment Layer show. I will not put the effects directly onto the clips, but I will do the adjustment layer. I used a lot and I used the teal and orange blood on this clip. I don't use it. You and orange effect a lot. But if I do, it's in a situation like this when it's underwater and it's also really blue, blue water, blue sky. So that's lost thing I did on this video. And now it's time to render. If you want to see the result of this video, you can check that out. In the last video I made last week for my laptop, collaborating is a kind of hot process. So that's why it's the last step of the standard steps. So I do the color grading and then of course, she step 11 rendering. Of course, yes. So these were 11 steps, but of course you have to render the video and then you're done. 12. Thank you: So hi guys. I hope you learned at least one new thing today. And if you did gain a little bit more knowledge about how I added my bureau sequence, then I would love to hear like a little review from you on this page for this class project, of course, want to see your version of a bureau sequence. This can be like maybe a minute, but this can also be like 20 or 30 seconds. I would also love to hear which of the ten steps had the most impact on you and which you will bring along when you're editing your footage the next time. If you want to see more of these kinds of classes, you can always watch my profile, may be follow me to keep up to date with new classes, but you can also watch me on YouTube on chute. That video is my youtube channel. There are lot more tutorials, but also like reviews and tips and tricks videos. And if you want to follow me personally, that's also possible on Instagram at Joey trousers. So I hope to see you somewhere on one of these platforms. Then. I wish you all the best for now, and I can't wait to see you another time. By.