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Video Editing For Beginners From Scratch - Final Cut Pro X Mini Class

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10 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. 0) Learn How To Edit Videos Like A Professional With Final Cut Pro X

    • 2. 1) Welcome To Our Final Cut Pro X Mini Course for Beginners

    • 3. 2) Our First Project Welcome To Our Course

    • 4. 3) Getting Started With A Basic Final Cut Pro X Setup

    • 5. 4) Part 2 of our Final Cut Pro X Setup

    • 6. 5) Getting Started with more Final Cut Pro X Examples

    • 7. 6) How To Speed up and Slow Down Your Clips for Cinematic Effects

    • 8. 7) More Tools and Shortcuts in Final Cut Pro X

    • 9. 8) Advanced Options and Color Grading in Final Cut Pro X

    • 10. 9) Our Class Project and Review

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0) Learn How To Edit Videos Like A Professional With Final Cut Pro X

1) Welcome To Our Final Cut Pro X Mini Course for Beginners

2) Our First Project Welcome To Our Course

3) Getting Started With A Basic Final Cut Pro X Setup

4) Part 2 of our Final Cut Pro X Setup

5) Getting Started with more Final Cut Pro X Examples

6) How To Speed up and Slow Down Your Clips for Cinematic Effects

7) More Tools and Shortcuts in Final Cut Pro X

8) Advanced Options and Color Grading in Final Cut Pro X

9) Our Class Project and Review


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1. 0) Learn How To Edit Videos Like A Professional With Final Cut Pro X: Would you like to learn how to create an edit? Professional videos using final cut Pro 10 Well, in our complete mini class is for you. Highway name is Joe Paris, the best selling online instructor of the complete Final Cut pro masterclass in this mini class. This is designed for beginners to share with you the basics of final cut Pro. We dabble with a few of the intermediate things, and also we have multiple, many projects in this class to give you a taste of flavor, of what it's like to actually start editing with final cut pro. So if you're ready to start editing and creating amazing videos for potentially your social media or any other project, go ahead, guys and click that enroll now button and join us for this mini class. 2. 1) Welcome To Our Final Cut Pro X Mini Course for Beginners: Hello and welcome to our final cut Pro 10 tutorial video series. This video tutorial, Siri's is a beginner's crash course. That's right. It's a mini class. Guys share with you some of the basics of Final Cut pro. The goal of this class is to create a project on how to actually make a really pretty cool video from scratch that you could use for your YouTube channel, maybe your instagram social media or anything else that you'd like to in your life. So we're going to go through just the basics in this class, and I'm thinking about actually creating a bigger, more comprehensive class. So take a look out for that in the future. But I want to just dive into in our next video here, actually getting started with Final Cut Pro, and we're going to do a project, a little mini example right away. That way. You're actually getting in here and really learning this stuff, so I'm gonna link everything in that video. There's going to be a separate little thing there for you guys, and, uh, let's go ahead now and get started with Final Cut Pro. 10. The basics. A quick little crash, many class for you guys and I'll see you in our next video 3. 2) Our First Project Welcome To Our Course: welcome to our final cut. Pro class guys. My name is Joe Paris, and let's get started. That's right. We're going to make that exact example that I just showed you that 15 2nd clip. You're gonna build it with me right here, Right now. You see, I believe that the sooner that you get in, we do some examples together. The good news is, it's all built into final cut pro and everything else guys is linked for you. Okay, so I have links for you so that you can download the clips and we're gonna build this exact project together. And it's really not as hard as you think. Welcome to our class. All right, so a little crash, many lesson right away, And then we're gonna get into setting everything up, all of that. But I want you to get excited about editing, and I want you to create something right away. So let's go ahead and do it, guys and get into a blank kind of project. Right? So your project probably looks like this. Okay, go ahead and click this little down arrow and you'll begin to import. Now. How do you actually import guys What you do is you click this import selected once you go to your desktop and you select the clips once you've downloaded them. OK, so I'm just using the default desktop right here. You can go home. You can really put these clips anywhere you want to, but once you've located them, just go ahead and click import selected, and then they're going to show up right here, and then you'll have your song in here as well. You can also just drag and drop all of these into final cut pro. Okay. So, literally, you could just take him from your desktop, drag him into this little window, and then they'll be right here. Okay? So once you have everything there, it should look like this. You have your cinematic trailer. Ah, the little wuss sound, The airplane clip, the beach clip, and then the song. All right, so here we go. Let's go ahead and build this. So the first thing that I want us to do is we're take an airplane clip. We're gonna bring it down low, we're gonna take our beach clip, and we're gonna bring it down low as well. Okay, So just drag and drop it in there. All right, I'm gonna teach you other ways to bring your clips down low. But for right now we're in Dragon Drop. I'm also going to zoom in a little bit here. So we get a little bit closer the way that I zoomed in as I clicked Command and the plus sign. OK, commanding. Plus and that got me to zoom in. Now I have my two clips, OK? And when I want to do here is I just use the 1st 16 seconds of this song. I'm gonna go ahead and grab and drag and drop this underneath my clips, okay? And then from here, I'm going to listen and I'm gonna go ahead now and go to about the 16 2nd mark. You can see it's playing and the way that you play this is you hit the space bar, guys. Okay. So you can just bring your little ah, play head here. You could also drag it about the 16 2nd mark on what I want you to do now is click the be on your computer. Okay, The letter B. You'll see you have this little blade. Now go ahead and click on your mouse and it will make a blade cut. And then we want to click a the letter A to that. Go ahead and get rid of this sound. And there we go. We're get to go. All right. So we now have our two clips, and we have our song underneath. Now we need to make a transition from our airplane clip to our beach clip. What I want you to do now on your right hand corner, you'll see that we have these little windows here. Okay? Or should I say these little lot taps go head to click this tab right here. This little bow tie. This is your transitions, okay? With your transitions, and I want you to click all you can see, I have a bunch of other transitions in here. You guys might not have these. Don't worry. It's OK. Click on zoom. Okay, so type zoom, not click on type zoom. You're probably you probably won't have a lot of these. You'll probably just have these ones here. Okay, So what I want you to do is find the zoom zoom transition. Okay, take this transition. Click on it. will become yellow. You then can kind of move it. I want you to take it and drag it in between these two clips. Now, if it gives you there's not enough room. That's fine. We're gonna create the transition anyways. Okay, Now, from here, we're going to zoom out just a little bit Wouldn't move over. So we've just created is this zoom transition. But what I want you to notice here, in between these two clips, whom is it is a little bit long, So I'm gonna go ahead and shorten this to about yeah. 15 OK, so 00 colon 15 And what's gonna happen is it's going Teoh transition a little faster fast. That was so right there is perfect. Now, the next thing I want you to do that, I want you to find that cinematic trailer and go ahead and drag that down. OK, so this is our little wuss transition. We're gonna place it right in between, okay? And right on top of this transition. So it almost goes off right at the same time. And it gives you that womb now on the beach. Awesome. So we have our clips here now, Right? We have that first little part here. We got the music, but we need more. How do we reverse it back? So we go from the beach, back up to the airplane. There's actually a really easy way to do this. The easiest way to do this, guys to make a compound clip. So we're gonna go ahead now and get rid of the extra black space there. We're gonna grab all of these things and yellow. OK, so basically, I'm just clicking and I'm highlighting everything there and then I want you to right click , and I want you to go up to new compound clip. OK, well, this is going to do it is going to create another clip just like this one. Now we're gonna have to get rid of the sound here for this. And what Not so actually, what I'm going to do. So I'm just going to do this part. So just this transition is I don't want this sound on everything in there either. Go ahead. New compound clip. I want to do new one. Go ahead and click. Ok, and now it's created this compound clip for us. Okay, So what I want you to do now is to grab that clip, hit the command. Copy. I actually don't even need to do that. It's going to be in the bottom here as new one. Okay, you can do that. You can copy and paste this over just like I just did there. Okay, so now you have two of this exact same click clips next to each other, or you get rid of that, You just take the new clip, drag it on down right next to each other, and you're good to go. If you're having trouble lining things up, there is little snap icon right here so you can snap your clips so that they fall right in place with each other. That way, they're not, like, all over the road. So that snaps in place. Now we have these two clips, but you can notice there we go from the beach, then we're back in the clouds and we go back to the beach. That's not what we want. We want to reverse. So how do we actually reverse this clip so that we're able to have that reverse motion click on the clip mixture It's highlighted in yellow from there. Click on your little wheel gear icon here and then I want you to go reverse clip. Go ahead and click on that. Once you've done that, you'll see this reverse clip minus 100%. And then it will make everything go backwards. So let's see if we did this correctly. Perfect. So now we have the base of our movement here. We'll start up in the beginning. Got a nice little transition right there on the beat. Even is like we move backwards, right? So wash the people right here. I will watch the move backwards. Boom. Right on that little beats boom. So then now the music is going The last thing that we want to do You hear, guys that you wanna add in a welcome to our class. Okay, so there's a few different ways that you can do this. The easiest way is just to add in a title. If you go ahead and you click on this T here, go ahead and use your three d title. This basic three d I'm gonna go ahead and just drag and drop, And from here you should have like a basic three D text I'm gonna do. Welcome to our course. Now, this is really, really big, So I'm gonna go ahead and drag that down a little bit. Perfect. I'm gonna go ahead and move that right towards the center. Excellent. So right now it just goes from the airplane. Welcome to our court. Now, the reason why is going so quickly is because I can drag this out to the end of the music. Okay, so here to go a little slower now with the in and out of the welcome to our class. Yeah, Steve's a little bit and stay, stay, stay. And then it's gonna go back a little bit better. So you're probably wondering, though, how did I get that other film role? The way that you get the film role, guys, is you. What you need to do is need to scroll down here in your tea, your titles, all the way down to your generators. All right, you click on generators, you'll have a bunch of these different generators. Now, I have some custom ones. Okay, so you might not see all of these, but if you keep scrolling down, scrolling down scrolling down, you'll find one that says, Filmstrip. This one is built into final cut. Pro is going to go ahead and click and drop that down now. Going to go ahead and play everything here. We're going to shorten this with the music. There we go. Good. Now you can see here as I've recreated this, I want to make this a little bit bigger. Yeah, that should be good. Perfect. Right now that the center there, it always tweak these things around. There we go. Perfect guy. So now you've gone through that entire process, and I know that was probably a lot. You're probably scrambling right now. You're probably trying to put things together. That's okay. If this was too overwhelming, move onto the next video, guys, I'm gonna take you through the entire walk through. We're gonna go through now in the next video. Actually, the course syllabus. It's a quick little one minute video About what? You're going to learn to the restless class, and then I'm gonna set everything up for you. But hopefully now you've gotten an engaged hands on demonstration of how to create a pretty cool, nifty little clip here. Just using too little videos that I shot with my iPhone, reversed it through in some music through in a wuss transition. And now we're starting to rock and roll. I would have more examples in the restless class guys, Hopefully you've enjoyed this, and I look forward to doing more of these tutorials and seeing you in our next video stay tuned. 4. 3) Getting Started With A Basic Final Cut Pro X Setup: All right, guys. Once up, hopefully you enjoyed that quick little video where we went through a project based example . And now we have final cut pro here. It's pretty bare when I walk you through the basics of Final Cut Pro and then we're gonna go through a few more videos to get you editing, and then that's gonna be about it. We're gonna have another mini project at the end of this class, and then that's gonna be our crash course. So when you first download final cut pro and then you double click on it, you're probably gonna let have something that looks very similar to this. Now, I want you to know that you can always click and drag these windows around. Okay, I'm gonna walk you through what each one of these windows are and how they kind of operate . So let's go from left to right here, over here. If I click on this little arrow, already have my library and a bunch of other events ready to rock and roll for me and projects, So that's because I've been using Final cut pro for a while. You might just have nothing up here you might actually have to set up your own library to do that clicked on file, open library or you're gonna go to new. Actually, I think you're going to go to library. And from here, you title your library. You could put it on your desktop. You can put it on a hard drive wherever you really want to, and then you go ahead and save it. And then from there, it'll give you something that looks like this. And this is where if you right click, you can add a new event or a new project. Okay, so I have a bunch of these events here. Events guys are basically folder. So if I click on a new event here, let's do this with you. Let's do you new one now. There's a bunch of information that comes up here. You know, the format, the resolution, the frame rate, this you can change at any time. So don't get too hung up on this. I just do the 10. 80 p. The resolution's fine. 30 frames per second. It's fine. But you know what, for example, is due 23.98 or 24 either one of these is fine guys. I'm gonna go ahead and click. OK, now, once I click. OK, that can see that I have this. That was an old project. It's called new one. OK, so you could see how it's his new one here. And ah, inside this new one. If I double click, I haven't Untitled project. Okay, so I can title this project. Example. Many class. Okay. So basically, you have a folder and event is a full there than inside the folder. Is this project okay? So in each project, you have a timeline underneath here. Okay, So I walk you through the different windows. Now you have. Ah, this is what I would call this your import window. This is where you're gonna be importing your media. So let me give you an example of this. If I did my instagram videos. So these are the new Gucci shoes I got. It was kind of fun. I went to the Big 10 tournament also with my father. So that was fun. You can see I have my media uploaded here. I have a song. Have all my media uploaded in this window. Now, as you can see here for school right there. This is my window where the video actually shows up. OK, so we can call this whatever you really want to call this, But this is what I call the preview window. So I can preview what my video is going to look like in this window. Now I like to have this a little bit bigger. Normally, I wouldn't have a to smile like to have a little bit bigger. And that way I can actually really see what's going on there. And basically, if you hover over anything over here, it shows up in your preview window, not download. But here, down low, is below our timeline. Okay, so this is our timeline. You could see now I've just dragged and dropped our video in here. This is our completed video, and, uh, you know, this is where you're gonna be making edits. You're gonna be adding things on top. Don't worry. We're gonna get to the timeline here in a second. But since I dragged this down, you can see now this other window here is our inspector. When Right now you can see with this video, I have the positioning I have the blend mode top and bottom stabilization. And if I click on these guys over here, this is going to take me to my color wheel. And then this is gonna take me to my sound, okay? And, ah, the color wheel is I mean, that's a whole nother tutorial for a whole nother time, which means we'll get into in this class. But basically, here you can play with a lot of different aspects, depending upon what you have going for you here in the bottom on your timeline. So, depending upon the video, the type of video, you might see some different things here. So those are our main windows here, and you can always move these around. I like to have it set up just like this. For me, this feels the best. It's most comfortable. You can always re arrange these windows. Okay, so, um, I'm not gonna get into that just because I feel like most of you are probably gonna stick to this default one s. Let's continue on here. In our next video, we're gonna go through mawr of the modes and, um, some of the preferences. Okay, so we'll talk about the preferences, how to get even more stuff set up. So see you guys in our next video stay tuned. 5. 4) Part 2 of our Final Cut Pro X Setup: All right, guys, What's going on? We're gonna call this video part number two of our set up, and you learn the basic windows here. And now that you've kind of got some stuff going on, let's go ahead and get started with Maura of the basics and set up. So, uh, here's your basic set up here. If you click on the final cut pro at the top, right hand corner or left hand corner, you're gonna go to the preferences. Okay, so in the different preferences here at the top, you have your general. OK, so if I click on general eyes going to give you the time display audio units, color correction, inspector, all that kind of fun stuff. So you can always adjust this however you want to for editing. Okay, um, this is some important stuff to talk about here. When you do, it's still images. Okay, So, like, if you take a picture and put it into your video, it'll default to four seconds For how long That that picture is going to overlay on the video. Now I'll show you an example that in a second, but basically you can change. This is If you want to audio, fade, duration, you can always change this. The transition duration is a second. So the default here. I'm pretty sure this is the default. I just leave it at the default. And, um, yeah, the audio showing reference way forms is actually really important. You can see here, guys, how these wave forms on the video are kind of popping up. You could see them here in this video. In this video, it's really important. And even down here in my timeline, you can see the way forms. It's really important to have these wave forms because when you're editing your videos, you want to be able to see where you're talking at certain points. And if you need to actually, have you stopped talking in your video, maybe you want to edit out of certain section. It's a lot easier to see the wave forms rather than trying to listen. And here for some of those things while you're editing your video. So I always have my reference wave forms on your timeline. Gay. So position play head after the at an operation. I have that on show detailed trimming feedback. I also have that as well. Playback. All right. So rendering. Basically, when you upload new videos, you want the rendering process to start happening. Because a lot of these videos now more than ever, guys, especially for using four K or heavy duty cameras, a lot of gigs you're gonna be ah, really using some heavy file. So you want the rendering process toe happen almost right away. So advi defaults 0.3 seconds. That's fine. Again, I don't play. I don't change a lot of you setting. So you kind of play around with what you want to hear. And, um yeah, so, um, yeah, if the frame's drop on the VR headset, I don't even use this one. So let's move on. Important details. This is important. So when you actually go to import your footage from your desktop or a hard drive or from an SD card, you want to leave your files in place. Okay, here's why. If you're copying your files to a library storage location, you're going to be doubling down on how big these files are and they're gonna eat up a thana memory on your computer. So let's say you have a terabyte of space on your computer. But, you know, if you have a project that has 500 gigs, that's half of your computer space on one project. Okay, so I always leave the files in place. I have external hard drive guys that have an eight terabyte hard drive, and it's a beast. So but this is what I do. And I make this video. So, uh, for you, I would highly recommend depending upon your projects. If you're looking, do this somewhat seriously. Get yourself a to to 4 to 8 terabyte hard drive. You pick one of those up at your local store, guys, honestly, and you could buy it off. Amazon, right around 50 to 100 bucks for something like That's not too expensive, but it is well worth it. And if you're going to be doing any sort of video editing, I highly recommend having that. So this is important thing. Talk about here. Keywords again. I just have these checked off. That's fine. Here's another really big thing that's important to talk about trans coating. So when you're working with your files and final cut pro, it can bog down your computer, and I have the fastest Mac book pro available right now, Like I spent thousands of dollars on this Mac book Pro is a laptop. And that, uh, what was interesting to me is that the Mac book pro is actually faster than some of the I. Max. So, um, I got the works here, OK? And even though I have the works, you can really slow down your computer with these heavy files, and it just takes a while for the computer to understand what's going on. So I always work with proxy media. Okay, So, proxy media guys is a lower resolution media file that allows you to much easier lee work with your files so it doesn't lag. Okay, So what I mean by lag is if I had this video down here on, I wasn't using proxy media. It would take the computer a while toe, actually render through meaning, understand what this video is, and then be able to play it back and watch it and, you know, make edits and adjustments because there's a lot of information for the computer to be working with. So you want Teoh used these proxy media files? You'll notice that, um the quality won't look as good on your computer when you're working with it. But when you go to render it out, you're not going to render it as a proxy media file. Okay, so don't worry about that just quite yet. But I highly recommend if you're having trouble with a lot of big media using the proxy media last but not least, guys the destinations, basically, where do you want to upload this stuff, too? So you can go right to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, all that kind of fun stuff. You can export your file, you know, directly to your computer. And, uh, yeah, it's really nice that they have some of these things. Okay, so you can do streaming. Uh, you can do a blue ray player. You could do a DVD email, and these are the destination. So you could add custom destinations here by clicking this plus button. All right, you can subtract them, use click right here at destination. Okay. And then, uh, you know, you can save current flames DeMeo all that kind of fun stuff. And, uh, that's how you get started with that. So those are the preferences guys. So hopefully you've enjoyed this video in the next video, we're gonna get into some editing. We're gonna start actually doing some stuff. And that was just the beginner's guide here. Guys, there's so much more I could be discussing with you about setting up your preferences. But for times six and for everything else, I think it's a good start. Hopefully, this was helpful. I'll see you in our next video. We're start editing. 6. 5) Getting Started with more Final Cut Pro X Examples: Hey, what's up, guys? So, uh, I'm gonna get my ugly mug here out of the way in the second. But, uh, in the last couple of videos, we went through the preferences kind of the basics. And now we're gonna actually play around with some of the tools here. We're into a little mini edit, and then we'll get onto some more advanced stuff, and then we're gonna be done with this class. We have our project at the end, so make sure to stay all the way to the end, guys, because you're going to be doing a project. We're doing it together, and I look forward to seeing you there. So let's go ahead and get started with some of this fun tools, tricks, tips, kind of things that you could start doing and adding for your videos. Okay, so, first and foremost, you got to get your videos on the final cut pro guy. So how do you do that? You have to import your videos now. The easiest way to do this is honestly to just drag and drop your video into our import little window here so you can literally just drag and drop in here or click on this little down arrow on the left hand corner. You can import your media. Okay, So if you click on this, it'll take you to like, your desktop or wherever you have things and you just double click. So if I have a picture here, I double click on this. Right? So this was, ah, picture of a bunch of money in the World Series of Poker, so I double click on that. It's imported, and now it is in our window. OK, so, um, it's really that simple. The import either videos, pictures or whatever else you want Import. That's how you got it in here. OK, so now you've imported it, though. How do you actually start doing some editing? Well, let's talk about some of the tools and some of the really fun things here the final cut pro has to offer compared to some of the other editing software. So we're gonna start over here and we have these on this bar here. We have a few different options here. I always have these skim snap things turned on. This is the audio skimmer. So let me turn my audio up here. So I click on this. See how if I skim over the clip is making that noise. So, uh, let me go ahead and take that off. See, I was going back and forth. Now, I'm not making any noise. Case That's your audio skin. The snapping. Okay, so I really like the snapping tool, because if I click and drag this picture down below, it's gonna snap it right next to the other one. Okay, So if I get rid of this snapping, put this here. And if I bring this here, okay, it's not gonna snap in place. That's not snapping in there like it's having a hard time finding that spot. Yes, it'll still kind of snapped down here just because there's nowhere else for it to go. That's why it's doing that. But if I click on this snap icon again, you'll see if I click and drag over, it snaps right to the end of that clip. Let's check out our effects. Okay. If you click on these Ah, little window here. These are your effects, guys. So this is really kind of fun. Ah, you have your color board. Okay. So Ah, basically you could add in on and make the colors more vibrant. This is your color correcting. And there's so much more that goes into this fifties TV. You got 3 60 You got Aurora. Like, look at this is kind of fun. Um, and it's changing up here. So it gives you a preview, guys, just by kind of highlighting Ah, your mouse over the top. Here, this is like, uh, blur. So, as you see, it's really blurry, more blurry. So Ah, these were different effects. Okay? And there's so many different ones here. Okay, there's keying, There's lighting, and then I have some custom effects myself. You can always download these off the Internet, but to youtubers have some fun ones. But these air your effects. Okay? So again, if you want to use it effect, actually on the clip, let's go ahead and take it on our our money clip. Here. We want to add the blur. You just click and drag. Okay? It'll highlight over the clip and you let go. And now it's become blurry. Okay, you see, house comes berry on then in your inspector is going to give you even more options here. so the amount of blur so you can see that's not that much. Now there's a lot. Not that much. A lot. And you could do horizontal. Okay. So you can see how it's becoming more horizontal there. The Blur. So, yeah, it's becoming there. Vertical. Okay, so now that we've taken both of those down, we don't have much of a blur at all. Then there were going to boost the blur even up a little bit with this, um, option. Okay, so it's how you kind of play around with some of those things. And, uh, in order to undo those kind of things, you command Z Okay, so you can see I'm hitting Command Z. And there we go. Everything is gone. All right. So that is Ah, really nice keyboard shortcut. And we'll get into some keyboard shortcuts here in another video. But let's continue forward here. I'll tell you, add in some effects, okay? And you can again, you could die of real deep into this. We're not going to dive that deep into it. I want to show you get the basics on how to use it and ah, yeah, that's a really fun stuff. One thing that I really, really enjoy using and what makes final cut pro very unique is the masking. Okay, so if you do like a draw, a mask or shaped mask or, uh, any sort of mask here. If I click and drag my draw mask on top of my clip, it's gonna give me these little 10 Icon and Aiken draw and have some control points here. So let's say I wanted to mask out the box and just be left with the money. Well, let's say I started here. I click Make another control point here, and I'm going through this very roughly, guy. So bear with me here with this You can really get the fine details if you really want Teoh . But basically you're playing connect the dots and then there we go. So, uh, what I've done here is I've taken everything out, but what I've highlighted around now, if you want this to do the opposite, what we're gonna do is invert the massive I click on this in the Inspector. Now you can see that it's removed that Okay, so if you're like, Well, I clicked around that, that's that's what I wanted to remove. Click this invert masked guys, OK, and it will give you that option. So that's a quick little tutorial on how to actually masks some stuff out. Um, you know, with the feather here, you can make the, uh, this a little bit bigger and smaller. Fall off a well, See how you can kind of play around with that. So the edges now look a lot cleaner. Okay, um, some things that you can try their transforming, inverting the mask again. Like I said, um, And the shape type and yeah, So there's so many different things that you could do withdraw mass guys, and we'll be playing around with this in our project. So stay tuned for that. Let's go ahead now and click our next little bowtie here, and this is going to be our transitions. Okay, so our transitions, this is where editing becomes fun to me. I really enjoyed transition. A transition is when you go from one place to another in your video, right? So, um, go ahead and grab this so you can see there in the very first little three seconds of this video, we have a bunch of different quick transitions. Ready? Let's watch this again. So it's boom, boom, boom, boom. Nothing crazy there, but there are some really fun transitions that you could do. One of these transitions is the zoom transition around. You've probably seen this on lots of videos. If you just type in your search bar here, make sure you're under the all tab zoom. Okay. You might not see all these up there. You're gonna see a few of these up there. The one that you'll probably see is this one. If I click and drag this transition between these clips here Okay. Was gonna ask me is ah, do I want to go beyond the media here? Yes, I do. Just for demonstration purposes and watch makes a really kind of cool zoom transition. So just by clicking and dragging the transitions in between clips in between certain points of your video, you could have a pretty cool effect. So let's try that again. You see, it zooms right on in, and there's so many different transitions. I love having so many different transitions. In fact, some of my favorite youtubers have some really cool transitions. I've actually bought a few packs from them. And, ah, case you're wanting to see some really cool transitions. I would highly recommend checking out YouTube videos. YouTubers and I'm currently working on potentially making some of my own transition so we'll see if that ever comes through. But right now, I don't have these ones for you guys. You're gonna have to do a little bit outside research to find them, but they're not that difficult to find. And, uh, I wouldn't worry about that too much for our beginner's class. Okay, so you should have plenty of transitions to work with. And ah, that's how you work with them. You just click and drag them in between your clips. And let's say I want a transition from here to here and make cool Treads isn't Let's go right there. Great. I'm going to click on the Beaky is gonna give me my blade tool option. Okay, go ahead and click there, and I've sliced right in the middle of that clip. Now, we haven't talked about the tools yet. That's gonna come up in our next video. But for times six, right, click the beat. And, uh, you know, let's say I wanted to do with do a glitch. Flicker. Okay, so I'm here. Okay, so I was kind of fun, so you can see how it's like a TV screen flickering between one of the other list from the sound off here. But here I am, in the Big 10. Tournament 12 Okay, so, um, right there is the transition. That's actually not a bad transition for that. So, uh, guys, you can play around with this so, so much. And, uh, just wanted to share with you the little toolbar here on the right hand side. And our next video, we're gonna get through some or of the shortcuts. Ah, the keyboard shortcuts. We're gonna get through a few of the timing tools up here. Okay? We're gonna get through all these. Actually, the short cuts, some of the basic shortcuts that I use. And there's a whole list they'll add and attached to this course as well. Hopefully you're enjoying this so far. And, uh, we're gonna get into a few more videos here, and then we'll start our project. Thanks, guys. I'll see you very soon. 7. 6) How To Speed up and Slow Down Your Clips for Cinematic Effects: All right, guys. Hopefully you enjoyed our last video where we went through the transitions. We went through our fax. Now we're gonna go through, and we're talk about the re timing option here. Okay? We're talk about Are cropping or transformation and distorting tool are re timing options. I can see that. If I click on this little gear wheel. Little drop down arrow. Slow, fast. Normal. Hold blade speed. Custom reverse clip. This is where you can make your video clips faster or slower. Rewind them. Instant replay. You could do all these fun things here, guys. Right in this area, and I'm gonna go through some of the basic one. So let's go ahead and is you out a little bit and I click on my clip here. Okay, So let's say I want to make this faster. So right now it's, you know, normal speed. Let's say I want to make it faster. Click here. I'm gonna go fast, and I'm gonna do it. Let's do it eight times as fast you can see. Whoa. My clip shrunk by about eight times. So I go ahead and play this. It's like fast motion. Look how fast that that's going okay, so we actually undo that. Here's the normal speed now. Okay, so there's normal and another way to get into this instead of clicking your re timing tool is if you click on this drop down arrow, you go to slow, you go too fast, normal, or you could do a custom. Okay, So if I want to customize this, if it's at 100% which is normal, and I wanted to make it half the speed, I'll do 50% click enter, and now you can see that it's a slow and it's orange. Okay, so orange means you're slowing down. If you do 150% now, make it even faster. This blue is going to give us the faster, and it's a great way that kind of see where we're going. You can see how the clip has shrunk now because we're going that much faster. If we go to 50% it's that much longer because now we've actually extended the clip because it is Ah, it's gonna be a little slower. Slower, slower, slower. So that's how you play with this. Okay, so we got to play this now you can see it's slower. He's got that slow motion. In fact, this is a way that you could add in the slow motion effect, which is very, very popular with a lot of YouTubers these days. And ah, a lot of videos. In general, people want that slow motion kind of fun cinematic effect. The way that you do that is you have a higher frame rate and then also, uh, you slow your clips down. So that's ah, great way to do that. You want to reverse your clip? OK, so let's say wanted to go backwards, right? Go ahead and click here. Click reverse clip and you'll get this reverse slow. Okay, Well, it might not say slow might say normal for you, but right now since aren't clip has already slow. Okay? And the other guys are going backwards. It's going backwards there. This is backwards. Film. Okay, group. It's got a fund. The basketball literally comes out of there. And, uh, yes, I see out of the loop. So that's how you reverse your clip, guys. Very simple. And ah, really easy way to do some of these things. I let you play around with some more of the stuff you want to rewind or instant replay or any of these kind of things. But for time six, I think you get the point. So let's go ahead now and undo this is get us back to normal. There we go. And let's go ahead now and play with our transform our crop and distort. So to transform the clip, all you do is you drop down arrow click here, make sure you're highlighted. The clip that you want. Okay, go ahead and click. Transform. Now you're going to start getting these, uh, blue dots around your clip. You're gonna have this one right here in the center. You have this little rotation thing here in your inspector. So if I click on the rotation, you can see now the clip is rotating WEU. That's kind of fun. And all I'm doing is circling here and rotating. You can type in okay, specific numbers. So if I want to do, let's say like 1000 I will take me to 1000 right? If I want to do 500 take me to that exact spot. All right, so we're gonna undo all of this and get us back to normal. There we go. Rotation is at zero degrees, so that needs normal. And acid like again if I want to do 1 80 There we go. Alex. Completely upside down now and then. If I want to go back hit zero, we're going to go. So why would you actually use this? Well, there might be some clips in some media that you want extend to make a little bit bigger, make a little bit smaller. Maybe you want to make a picture in a picture. See how I was able, Teoh, drag this around here just by clicking these blue dots. You could make it wider. You can really extend the clips here and make it bigger. You can zoom in, uh, gonna undo all of this and get us back to default. Here. There we go. Uh, that's why you would do this, right? So it gives you Mork custom ways to play with your video clips and pictures. And, uh, that's how you do it. Right? So if you click here in the middle here too, you can move the entire clip here on it gives you this yellow kind of snapping area. So right there, you can see the cross here is that we're right in the middle Were all the way to the left year. Although it right, if I want to get back to the center, there's true center. Okay, so that's the basics there. Cropping. Okay, So if I come down here and I click Crop is going to give me three options, like in trim, I can crop like in Ken Burns. Let's walk through these to trim, right? If I basically just come over the clip, there we go. If I just want to get, like this So fi over there, I have trimmed the clip and I click done. And now that's that. Okay, So that's all it's gonna show now. Is that And then in the black. Okay, so it's trimming the clip. We're gonna undo that. It's go back. Yeah, right. So if we go back Teoh clicking here, basically, we have our trim our crop option. Okay, so now we're crapping in using this box. Okay, um and it's going to give us not just that little area in the black space is going to say we go right on the player here. The ball click. Done. Now we've completely cropped in, and ah, whole video is now in our preview with video window. It's not just a little space than everything else Black. Okay, so now it's completely zoomed in. Kind of a cool effect, depending upon how you want to zoom this in. So I click on the picture here, and I clicked on Ken Burns is gonna give me the start all the way. I want to start with the whole thing, and then let's say yes. So, uh, yeah, that's fine. We'll start right in the middle here, and if you click, there's thes uh, end. Okay, So you have two boxes that you're playing with here the start and end, and there in green and red. And from there, if I click done, Okay. Now, if I go to the beginning of the clip, but I click play, you could see how it zooms into the middle there. Okay. So the way that you get that effect again, come on. Here. Come to crop Ken Burns. And then the starting clip is where you want the beginning of the shot to start. And then if we wanted to go really, really small here. You're going to lose a lot of detail, but maybe right on their done. Now it's gonna start all the way out, and it's going to zoom all the way in to that clip. OK, so that's how you use that Ken Burns effect. So in our next video, I'm actually gonna go through the keyboard shortcuts. I know I've been getting through there. Haven't gotten to that yet, and then we're gonna click here. We're gonna go through all these different tools for you to use, and then we're gonna get into our project. So I'll see you guys in our next video. Stay tuned. Thanks again for watching, and I'll see you very soon. 8. 7) More Tools and Shortcuts in Final Cut Pro X: All right, guys, What's going on? Joe Paris here and in this video. We're gonna go through the tools now in the keyboard shortcuts. Okay, so if you click the letter B while you're, you know, working through Final Cut pro, it'll give you the arrow. If you click the letter B, it will give you the Blade Z ISF resume. Okay. Positioning is for P trays for tea and raise selection is are in the his hand. So let's go ahead and use some of these and let's see why we would use these. So a is default, right? B is your blade. Okay, so I just click the letter B on. If I click the letter A goes back to the regular. A narrow beat for the blade Blake guys just let you chop up the clips to see how I'm clicking here as chopping up the clip down below. That's what your blade to will do, So we'll go undo. This is an easy way to make segments in your clip. That way you can add in transitions and a bunch of other fun stuff. The blade tool I use all the time. Let's go ahead and do the positioning tool now. So if I go ahead instead of fighting, be with Okay, get this other kind of fun, little arrow. And if I click and drag here, Okay, you can see how I'm able to position these clips, right? Kind of in between some of this and this is making the other clips smaller. Okay, so you can also go ahead and click and drag in from this yellow option here. I don't use the positioning tool that often, but this is kind of what it will do for you. So we'll go back out of their back to our default. It will go two rz tab now. Okay, so I just click the letters eat. If you click the letters, you get this little microscope option here. OK? So it's a little magnifying glass. Actually, if you double click here, you can see him getting closer and closer into the clip, making it that much smaller. Easier to work with of a hit the z again. Okay. I'll just keep getting there now if I want to zoom out. Okay. Uh, you just back out by clicking that option again. The command keyboard shortcut for this is command plus and or command minus. Okay, s. So that's kind of a fun little option here. Helps you zoom in and out of your clip. So if you really want to get in there, let's see here really fine detail into this one. Part of the video you can do. So that's why you would use that. You guys are arranged election guys, Basically, let's say I just wanted this middle part of this clip. I would click, and I would drag that range out to you. Say there. And now I have this where I can work with this. I can delete it if I want Teoh. Um, that way you don't have the blade and blade out all that kind of fun stuff. You confined select specific ranges here using the range tool. Okay, so the hand each forgot that one. We're gonna grab certain clips here. Okay? The hand tool will allow you to grab and dragged down clips from your timeline. Okay, so this hand tool basically highlights three entire clip here. Okay? And then you can drag it down into your timeline. I don't use the hand one that often the mean when I use is a OK, so hopefully there's been helpful. And let's talk about now, the keyboard shortcuts. Okay, so here are essential keyboard shortcuts for final cut pro Guys, I'm gonna try my best to actually link this down below. So you guys gonna have a copy of this as well? Um, but basically, Okay, uh, we're gonna talk through and walk through these keyboard shortcuts that are gonna be potentially very helpful for you. So I okay the letter I sets your in point your your first point. Okay. So, um, let's go through an example of our I and Oh, in pointed out point in the space bar, plays are footage. Let's talk about these three first. All right, so welcome back to final cut pro guys. If we go ahead and let's say we want to just take a little bit of this video, you can click the letter. I start right there and have this yellow box over your video clip. And let's say I wanted to only go to there, I would go. Oh, now I have completely done that right there, and I can click and drag it down the space bar guys allows you if I'm having my clip down in my timeline. If I just click on the space bar, it'll start playing the clip exactly where you have the play head. So this is your play had right here, guys. And yes, you can just click and drag your play had here I quit the space bar. There we go. Stop the space bar or stop the video clip. OK, so let's talk about a few more of these shortcuts. Guys, the Q drops the clip to the primary storyline. The W inserts the play had this was shift everything else down. E shifts towards the end of the timeline de overrides footage, Command Z. And, uh, this is going to be your undue. As we've talked about command shift, Dizzy will redo command a select all your clips, the blade tour. We Freddy talked about some of these tools here. We've actually just gone through them and ah, so let me show you here. Ah, a couple of these other shortcuts. The w inserts the play had, um and then in search, the timeline is e Okay, so w e and D D will override the footage. Let's give you an example of this. Alright, guys. So I'm back in final cut pro. Let's go ahead and use the W and the e key. Okay, so w basically here's my play head. OK, so let's say I want to take this picture and just a little bit this picture. That's fine. I want to insert it directly into this clip right here. Gonna go ahead and click on this. Inflict w and it Boom. You go right in between that clip there now, guys. Great keyboard shortcut if you want to work with it. If I wanted to add this to the end of my video clip those. I just want to get it down there. Go ahead and click, E. Okay. So, you know, you can see not only I have one in the middle here for W, but I have one here at the end for E. Okay, so there's a couple of these that I've gone through here for you. I highly recommend that you take a look at the list guys because there's so many more to go through. But as a basic beginners tutorial, just want to share this with you. Okay? So we're gonna go through in our next video, a little bit more of an advanced tutorial, smaller little one, and then we're going to our project guys. And then that's gonna be it for our class. So hopefully have enjoyed up to this point look forward to seeing you in our next to videos . Stay tuned. 9. 8) Advanced Options and Color Grading in Final Cut Pro X: All right, guys, What's going on? Welcome back in this video, we're gonna go for a few of the more advanced things here with final cut pro in particular . We're going to be working with color grading. I'm gonna share with you how to color. Great. Because up to this point now, you should be fairly comfortable with Final Cut Pro making all the different edits that we've done here so far in this class, you know, being able to actually go through and do all that kind of fun stuff and then our project and actually take you through a miniature little example at it where we're going to render it out. Meaning we're actually going to publish the video. We're gonna create it that way. You see everything from the beginning to the end now, through this class. So before we get there, though, I'd like to walk through color grading. Okay, so let's go ahead, and I'm gonna click here. And there's a few different ways that you can get to color grading. But I always do. Come in six. Okay. When I do command in the six key, you can see here now on. My inspector window. I have the color grading tab section open here. Now, there's a lot to go into. I'm just going to dabble with some of the basic stuff for you here, and we're gonna move to a different scene so we can actually start to see some of this. So you can see here, guys, we have our color. We have our saturation, and we have our exposure. All right, so for our color, this is our main master. All right, so you click on the master here. You can see that this Hi. Lights up and you could see it. We're at 110 degrees right now, and basically, we can move this around and you can see if we move into the green. We're getting more green. We move it a little bit darker. And this is like almost pinky. We're getting some some some more pink there. Some of that color. You could really move it all over the place, but this changes everything. Okay? This is the master. If you want to undo command Z again, we'll bring you back to where you started your shadows. OK, so if you take our shadows and We want to make our shadows more green. You can see how we're playing with shadows there. It's not doing everything, but this is our shadows. OK, do this. We're gonna have our mid tones. All right? So if we do our mid tones up and down, you can see how, uh, like the background here, we're getting on the scoreboard so you can see on the scoreboard here. That's definitely lining up a little bit more. And then the mid tones in the skin tone colors as well as we kind of moved this around. So we're gonna undo that back to where we were. And then last but not least, here are highlights. Okay, so again, you're highlighting up and down. You can move this around, however you want. Teoh changed colors, and that's pretty basic, right? But there's a lot more. Okay, so let's go ahead and dive into saturation. Now you click on this tab, you're gonna go to your saturation. You have your master. Okay. On the right left hand side Here, you have your master. You have a shadow. You have your mid tones and you have your highlights. But go to my master here. It's gonna change the saturation for everything. Okay, so if I go down right, we're losing saturation. Meaning? We're losing some color up now. It's like super bright colors. Okay, so you really see the yellow popping there, and, uh, you know, it almost looks fake, but you may want to actually use this sometimes in your videos, right? If you really want to have a dramatic effect. Okay. Also too. I forgot to mention this, but this could be helpful to you can always just type in a number here. Right? So let's say I wanted 25% right? I could enter. It'll go right to that spot. You could be more precise. You could do the same thing with colors. Here, you type in your percentages, and it will go to a certain spot on the little map there. So we're gonna go back down to zero. Let's play with our shadows, right? Same thing here can always type in on. Then you could just go up and down. Okay. So, again, this isn't the greatest example to show shadows we don't have. There's not a lot off shadow to be shown, but if we drop down the shadows could make a little bit darker. Boosted up. There's less shadow in the example. Okay, so mid tone, same thing up and down. And then your highlights the same thing up and down there. So play around with this, right? There's no right or wrong to color grading. Guys, I think it's really important for you to understand that that there's no right or wrong to it. You can kind of just figure out where you like it to be. And, um, yeah, color grating can make a really big difference, though. So we're gonna go through that here in a second as well. So we're back down to zeros in the last thing. Here is our exposure. All right, You got your master exposure here. Whoa. Exposure means bright or dark. OK, so all the way bright. All right. So overexposed. Meaning there's too much light coming in. We're going to get a lot of white light. We go under exposed. We're going to get blacks. Okay, so this is kind of cool, actually, if you really want to under expose your video, it's kind of a cool effect saying with the light right. Like it could be kind of a cool effect, depending upon what you want. So the key with exposure is guys is to try to nail the exposure out of the camera. Uh, that way, you don't have to play with this in post production, but let's say it was a little bit darker, right? Or maybe we wanted a little bit darker. You could always play with exposure when you do postproduction. Okay, so you got that. You have your shadows. Okay. Same thing here, up and down with exposure. This is where you'll really see the shadows coming in. That's interesting. There with drop the shadows way down. Um, here, you got your mid tones. Okay? And then you have your highlights as well. So let's go ahead and actually color great this scene, and it's gonna be perfect, because this is zoomed in and it's coming out of an iPhone. So it's not the greatest example here, but since we're on it, we're gonna roll with it, So I'm gonna leave the color alone. I like the colors here, but the saturation. Yeah, We're gonna bump up the saturation a little bit. I think that is good. Drop the shadows down a hair from the mid tones. Uh, Missy, the baby thing here, guys, you gotta play with it a little bit on a bump it up a little bit about their looks. Good of the highlights. Yeah, there's a little little bit. Okay. So, uh, what you can do to see before and after is if you click this little check mark, that's before and after. Now you can see is a little bit more bright, right? There's not a whole lot going on there, but it's just a little subtle difference, and it could make a difference. Now we're gonna play with the exposure. So we're actually gonna drop exposure down a little bit. The master one that takes care of all of this. Okay, so now we're gonna go before and after you can see how much more vibrant the colors are and how When we dropped down, our exposure were almost a little too exposed to you with our camera. And now this looks significantly better with just a few adjustments there. Okay, So, um, that's how you really That's the basics of color grading. Now there's so much more to color grading, guys, there's actually different color boards that you could have You could have ah, color wheel by clicking on this little drop down there. Are you going to cover Real? The color curves the hue saturation. So just briefly go through this. We go to the wheels here. Okay? Basically, you're controlling the same things here. Master Shadows highlights mid tones. Okay, a different temperatures, a love that is right here. If you like the wheels, that's cool. You can use whatever you want to use. You have the color curves. Okay, So same thing here you have your Louisville, your red, You're green, you're blue. You can play around with these and again, this is this is super duper advanced guys. And for this, you know, little class here. Um, but it's gonna kind of breeze through this, OK? And then we have the hue saturation curves here again, you can really, really dial in. But for most the things that you're gonna be doing, guys, a quick little color grade is really all you need. And unless you're producing like the Mona Lisa, you probably don't need to dive into deeply with this color grating stuff. All right, so hopefully that was helpful. Let's talk about generators. Okay? We're talking about titles, and we're gonna talk about, um, a few of the basic stuff up here. Okay, if you want to add music and all that kind of fun stuff here, I know that we haven't completely gotten into that yet in this mini class. So titles you click on the little tea in the left hand corner. Here, you have a bunch of titles, a lot of default ones. You want to use the title, just drag and drop. And then from here, you can move. Your play had over the title, you can double click on the title and for here Now, you could start typing in. Okay, So e x a example, right? And then from here, if you wanted to actually move this around, you can double click again, and you can transform your title. Okay, so if you click here, click transform, you can see I can move my title where I want to move it. Okay. And that could be very helpful. If you want to adjust the size, you have all the different sliders and adjustments of size and alignment rights. You can align it from forward back, middle spacing. You keep moving down for some of these titles, guys, you can get into so much more stuff. You can click on the you know, you could have a fabric, so you have to be plaid if we want to look at that plat now, it's kind of fun. I mean, there's just so many different things that you can choose to do. So I would highly suggest that you kind of customized this for whatever you need it to be, Right. So, um, I think that's the most important thing. Honestly, I I don't ever use this anymore. Like I'm trying to be practical with what I'm teaching, you hear, Like, I don't ever use this, so I'll just do a default font. Have it be, you know, again, uh, color coordinated toe what I'm doing. And then that we press go, you know s Oh, this is an option here. This is how you get your different titles. Okay? If you want to add titles, you can add titles and is a plug in as well. I have some of those, you know, nice plug ins. Here's a plug in on uh, you can see how it's Ah, Got a nice little motion design here. And there is a gun. So I like these clean, lower thirds. There's a bunch of different ones you can find online for free. Guys, just literally do a YouTube Google search and just upload these two. Your final cut pro. OK, so that's how you add titles. Very basic. Very simple generators. Okay, so you have generators here, you probably like Well, what's the generator? Why would I use a generator? Generator is something that's, like, always moving kind of custom, right. So let's say I want to drag and drop these clouds on here. Right? So we have a generator that allows us to move these claws and you can see the movement is very subtle here, but these clouds, but you can always speed it up rights. If I wanted Teoh, uh, make this go faster. Go back here and short in the clip. Okay. Maybe you can't make this go faster. You know you can't. So for this generator, it won't allow you to for some of the other ones you might be able to, but I had specific. When you can't here are just curtains, right? You got some blobs, so you know, you can have This is a background. Um, and you can use this, like, if you just want words. Right? So this works really well with title. So if I go back to my three d title, I have a title here. I drag and drop that in there, and I know I'm going a little quick here, but stay with me. Here is my custom three D title, and I have some movement there in the background. Right? So it looks clean. Looks fun. This is something that you can cut to an overlay. And Ah, a little different. Let me get to another generator. That's gonna be a little bit better. As an example, it's gonna have a little bit more to it. Some of these air custom guys okay, So meaning I found these on the internet. There. Custom again, Uh, free ones. But here's like a wave one. Right. So there we go. Like, that's a different generator, right? Like if you want to start like a intro, welcome to our movie. Like, that's kind of cool. You know what I mean? So this is why you would use some of these things. They got pages one. So here it's like, you know, if you're like, welcome to our story and hear that you know, that we're gonna turn the pages of the book and, uh, you know, really, uh, enhance the movement of Ah, inanimate as well. Okay, So here's another like origami one. Must be a good one to show, so you can see how it's like thes custom animations, right? And kind of fun to use. Okay, so the filmstrip one, you should have all of these that I'm showing you. This should come pre installed in your final cut pro. And it's kind of cool, like again if I just threw the welcome to our class. You've seen use this. So hopefully this has been helpful. And some of the more advanced features guys there, some even mawr advanced stuff here. We didn't even really talk about masking that much. Will have to try to get through that and into our project here and do a couple of the really fun things. But again, this was just a beginner's crash course. Many class and I hope that this has provided value to you if it has. I really appreciate your feedback on this. And I look forward to seeing you in our very lost video. Guys, we're talking about our class project with hands on, Dive deep through everything together. And I can't wait to see you in our class project coming up in our next video. 10. 9) Our Class Project and Review: All right, guys. What's going on? Welcome back. And in our very last video here, this is going to be our project. And I'm going to do something really kind of raw with you guys were gonna use everything that final cut pro has to offer. Like, just what final cut pro has to offer to create a intro and or outro little video. Okay, so, uh, where it is going to dive into? I'm going to use as much of the stuff as you've seen me use here in this class so far to reinforce the learning and for you to follow along. Hands on. All right. So I would like you to follow along with me here. You can see we have a blank final cut pro opened up here, a new everything. So we're just gonna dive right on in, and we're just gonna be a scree Ativan as possible and kind of see what we can do. So the first thing I'm gonna lay down is a generator going to go ahead and go to my titles . Gonna go to generators and let's go to the film Strip one filmstrip. Okay, go ahead and lay that down. We're gonna extend this out a little bit. Um, 30 seconds is fine. Okay, so we're going to let this play. We don't even need it that long. My like 15 seconds. Fine. 15 2nd intro from there. I'm gonna add in a title. Okay, so we're gonna do this basic three d. Okay, so it's going to come in, and then it's gonna come out on us. Um, and that's the one that we're going to do. We're in drag and drop that down. And now, once you've dragged and dropped that down, I'm going to zoom in by pushing command A plus. There we go. Come in. Minus. That's good. There. You see it on our expect? Er, we have our basic three d title to go ahead and type in glass project. Okay, so for a class project here, boom, it kind of comes on in, and then it kind of fades out. Now, I'm actually gonna extend this a little bit longer to about seven seconds. That's totally fine. We'll shorten this to 10 seconds. Yeah, that's good. All right. So don't have to be perfect, but here we go. Here's our class project. All right. So from here, from about four seconds, Shortness, about four seconds. Here, put here. And that's gonna be our little beginning part. And now I'm gonna choose another generator. Go ahead and choose something interesting that everyone should have. Here. Let's go ahead and shoes the glide. Okay, so then click and drag to glide down here, and we'll let that play for a few seconds. Great. So I would like to do is transition between these two. So gonna go ahead and click on my transitions. I'm gonna find the transition here. Let's go ahead and do a blur in between these two the glossy in and drop it in. Okay, so from now, it's on to go. Class project blur to our next generator. Okay, so we're incorporating another element here into our video. All right, so you can choose any of these blurs guys, have you just type in blurs. You should be able to find this as well. All right, so from here, let's put some music in. Okay, So here's how you put music. And I don't think I've necessarily gone through this in this class Over here. You have your, um, music, little bar here for iTunes. So if you have iTunes connected, this is really, really important to connect your iTunes. If not, you can do to ground band, or you could do sound effects. Okay, so we're gonna do sound effects. That way, everyone should have these sound effects built in, and you definitely should have the sound effects built in. So, um, let's listen this 1st 1 here, Lotus. Okay? I think that's kind of fun. So we're click and drag our lotus down, and we're gonna snap it right at the transition part. So if we go here right, we're rolling. No music class project that as soon as we transition. Okay, so maybe we'll go a little bit beforehand, see how that works. Now, I kind of like that where we had it. Yeah. So right is the transition. I like that. Okay, I like that a lot. We're gonna click the be for our blade tool. We're gonna trim that there, hit a and then we're going to delete the rest of that. Okay, so right now we have the little introduction, and then we have the lotus. All right, So what I'm going to do next since we have our song in here in this in here is I'm going to find another animated video that I've actually found on the internet. I'll actually try to link this as well for you guys to use. We're gonna go ahead and now drag and drop this into Ah, are clip here so that we have this fun little animation on top of our gliding animation as well. So to do that, I'm going to go ahead and import our new cliff. Okay, guys. So I want to share with you how you can actually get this exact same clip the way that you do it. Guys, to go toe pics obey dot com. That's p i x a b a wide dot com type in flowers and you'll find this Rose flower. You can use this royalty free. Absolutely free guys all have to do is download it once it's downloaded on your computer, you then can upload it to final cut pro. Let me show you how to do that now. Okay, so we're back on final cut pro. Guys, go ahead and click this little down arrow here and then from there on your desktop you want to find the rose? Okay, so you sort it by name, but for me, it was in the download. So I'm gonna go back to my home folder, and I'm gonna go to downloads, and then I'm going to go to one of the content was created. That's how it was sorted. And then here's the rose on a double. Click it. And now it has imported that directly into final cut pro. Let's go ahead and click and drag that over the top of our clip. Perfect. Let's go ahead and watch. So now the roses here. But we don't see the generator underneath. I want to do something a little bit different. I haven't talked yet in this class, and we're gonna make the opacity here less so you can see both. I'm gonna go ahead and click on my rose clip. I'm gonna go ahead and turn the opacity down, Okay? We're gonna turn it down to 50% and you can even double clicking here and type in 50 and hit. Enter. All right, so now that's actually move this over the transition. Perfect. So when it comes in, there we go. So now you can see the background here, and you can see the rose kind of a cool effect. OK, in fact, we're gonna play around with some or effects like clicking on our affect tab, and then we're gonna go to Oh, and let's go ahead and drag this aged film to the bottom of our collide. Okay, so now we have aged film kind of Look here, you can see that coming through with the rose and on the background. Okay, So let me walk you through that again really quickly. Just all have to do is go ahead and click on our effects tab. Go to all you can just scroll down a little bit. You'll see aged film or if you just type in aged film. There you go. Click and drag that right on top of our glide. Okay, As soon as it's highlighted. Like this, let go. And you should have the age film right on in there. All right, so we're gonna wrap up here with our little mini project. You should see here that we have the rose coming in. Great. All right, so right there, we're gonna shorten things up a little bit. you guys can kind of play around exactly where you would like this to be shortened. Last thing we're gonna do is do another generator, Okay? And in fact, we're going Teoh, go all the way down toe flow. Okay, So should have this flow generator here. We're here, and we're gonna flow. Now we want to flow in by clicking here to our transitions, and we're gonna do a directional flow transition in between. So now we go from here, and then it flows nicely into the next clip. And then we're going to add our last little title here saying thank you for a class project . So we're to say thank you for taking Oh, our course. Okay, so you can go ahead and realign this. That's kind of more in the center. Ah, say that looks pretty good for us. You want to change the font the size you can. Okay, I'm just gonna leave that right about there is fantastic. And we're even going to make this a fun little metallic color, huh? Let's go to do some crow. Oops. There we go. Now we got the chrome lettering coming in. Let's see that. Yeah. Look, at that. That's kind of fun. All right, so that is our little mini project there, guys. Okay, so we went through, you could see that we kind of built like a new class project. We transitioned. We added a new video. We did some facts, We did some transitions. We did some more titles. And this is just the basics, guys. Okay, so I know we did some more stuff in our very first project example. But again, if it's many class, hopefully this gives you a flavor, a taste of some of the things that you can work with. And, ah, there's even more to work with. If you would like to learn mawr, I have bigger, comprehensive classes. Guys on final cut, pro teaching you some more of the advanced stuff. This class is not for the advanced stuff. So if you want some more advanced stuff, check those out. And I look forward to seeing you guys in mawr videos and classes. If you've enjoyed this video class guys and it was helpful to you in any way, I really appreciate your feedback. Give it a big thumbs up if you've enjoyed it. And I look forward to seeing you guys in Mawr. Many classes and video tutorials in our next classes and serious coming up, so stay tuned.