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5 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Basic Tools

    • 3. Fancify-it

    • 4. Export Your Creation

    • 5. Outro + Class Project

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About This Class

Let's be honest - video marketing is a must nowadays.

Not only does it help build trust with your audience, it also makes it easier to present certain types of information, and opens a lot of doors to repurposing too.

I know it can be intimidating, not only recording - but editing video as a beginner too. And while my best tip for getting comfortable recording is to just start, I hope this class helps make the editing process much simpler.


In this class, you'll learn how to edit a full video using Canva - from the very basics (like cutting video and adding titles) to adding some fun elements (such as animations and background music).

You can use what you learn to edit a small, quick video for social media - or a full YouTube video or Skillshare class.

Essentially I'm giving you the bricks, for you to build your house as you please!

If you want to start creating videos without investing a lot of time (and money) into it - watch this class to learn more!

PS: while you should be able to fully edit your video in the free version of Canva, some of the examples shown in this video may be limited to the Pro version.


If you have any questions, feedback, or other class requests, leave them down below - I'd love to help you even further!

Also don't forget to check out the class project section to implement what you've learned.

And check out my profile (& give it a follow) for more freelancing & social media-related classes!

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Sílvia Pinho

Social Media Manager & Online Educator


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1. Intro: Hey everyone, and lighting me, Sylvia and I'm a social media manager and online educator from Portugal. Today I'm coming at you to talk about video editing using Canvas. If you're watching this video, you've likely heard about Canva. You've likely use Canva before for your business, but in case you haven't, canva is a great graphic design platform used by social media managers and small business owners everywhere to create anything from social media posts to your presentations, business cards, you name it. You can do it with Canva and now you can actually videos using their platform as well. You can get started for free and eventually evolve to a pro account if you'd like. It's not that expensive. I believe it's around $10 a month. I personally stayed in a free version for a very long time and I was very happy with it. But recently I upgraded to the pro version and I got to say, it's definitely worth it. It has some super cool features added to it. In this class, you're going to learn the basics of video editing such as cutting the video, putting clips together and adding titles such as this slide, as well as how to take that clip and intensify it using some other cool features to make it more visually appealing and interactive for your audience. If you have a little bit more time on your hands, at the end of this class, you should be able to create something like this. Lands. So peak here with a simple video for a minute. How to add a video with Canvas class, with Canva, you get actually intensify your videos as I like to call it, by adding transitions 0 to support what you're saying. Fun animations of tall, zooming and district in parts of the video, or even just adding background music to make it that much more fun. Now let's get on to learning how you can do this tail. If you want to start creating videos without investing a lot of time and a lot of money. And Smith definitely keep on watching to learn more. 2. Basic Tools: In this lesson and we'll talk about the basics. This is where you start your video edit things. You're an a, and then you can elaborate down the line on another lesson. But basically if you have the limited time to put together a video, Let's say for social media or something like that. These tools will do the trick. And man, like I said, on the next lesson, we'll talk about how you can take that video and densify it at some more cool stuff to it. I personally going to use a video that I just recorded as he oh, but you can feel free to use any video that you have. You can even use stock footage for yours so you don't have to show up on camera. But without further ado, let's get on to Canvas. So you can see right now on the screen what I seeing I can project. So basically, let's go back. This is the home screen of Campbell. I just clicked on the video and open the video projects. So when you open a new canvas file, you, once you upload your media, AKA the video that you're trying to edit. So you can see right here, I've already uploaded mine so that you can do that here. And then you can find a video or a laptop. Or you can just drag and drop it from a folder to the Canvas window. Now, let me pick this video and you can just drag and drop it onto your project. And I recommend playing the video one. Thank you for so you can see what you're working with. So let's do that right now. You in several video or I'm, I had to edit video with Canada class. If I make any mistakes throughout the video, I can easily are using hat just like this, and then move on with the rest of the day. When again, where you get actually specify our videos as I like to call it by adding transitions, view all to support what you're saying. Flat animations of Saab zooming into certain parts of the video, or even just adding background music to make it that much more fun than or less than odds and learning how we can still. So this is the video we're working with. Like I said, I preferred that is vertice vertice class. This is a very short video and I don't know if you noticed, but I actually left out the part that I want it to cut out of the video. So it's not on the final version of the video. So that's the first step of this lesson. We're going to learn how you can cut out a part of the video. Maybe you made a mistake, maybe you stumbled upon your words, you had to repeat something again. Trust me, happens at time and oh my god, I guess we'll be making mistakes in my videos, so no problem, that's an easy fix using Canvas. So first you want to let me just take off the sound so it's not bothering us for me, I want you leave it in but just make it a lot more quieter so you guys don't get scared when I start talking. Basically, let's find the part that we want to cut out first, shall we? You can just hit the space bar by the way, to hit Play. You don't have to hit play every time. So I want to cut out the part that starts by me saying if I make any mistakes. So I'm finding that part here. So let's run it is you want to put the cursor and you want to click on the part of the video that you want to cut out, the beginning of the particles of venue that you want to get out. And then you right-click and you click Split. So you can split the beginning of the video, the good parts and the bad part of that video. And I want to find the end of that part of the video and you want to get that out as well, split the video in that point. So I found the end of the video clip that I wanted to cut out. Now again, let's do right-click and splits. And what you wanna do is you want to click on the segment of video that you want to delete and then just backspace and it's deleted. You can also right-click and delete it or click Delete on your keyboard. All right, now let's play the video again and see if it makes sense without that little videos segments, hey, everyone is still hate you. Video 4 and I had to edit video with Canada. But when getaway, get actually Fx and Fy, alright, so you may have noticed there, it cuts out a little bit too early. So what we're going to do is we're going to drag this a little further so it makes more sense, you know, so I get side to finish my sentence. Let's try it again. And I had to add a video camera, but when you get okay, still a bit too early, Let's try it again with a little bit more time. Edit video camera class. When you get actually pacifier videos, as I like to call it by adding transitions. So it sounds about right, I would do so more tweaks, but I don't want to butter you guys too much at the end, I'll show you guys the final result basically. Now what I wanted to do is I want to add a title. This is something really basic ones again, but that puts some pizzazz into your video without being a super fancy add on to the video. That's what we're going to be talking about in the next lesson. But for now, let's see how you can add a title. So first, again, you want to split the section of the figure where you want to add a title for me. In this video, I'm seeing the name of the class to how to edit video with class. So I want to add some text on the screen that shows up saying how to edit video with Canvas. So I'm going to find that section of the video. I am going to come back to you. All right, so I found it here. I'm going to split it once again in the beginning and then split it again at the end. Okay, so I didn't need to split it at the end because it's at the end of that segment than we could before. So now let's add some titles. So you want to navigate here to the text section on the left, not to click on it. There's actually some presets titles that we have in here, domains APL browse through here and a little bit to see if I find any that I like. I'll write, you know what? I'm going to try it with what? My bread of fun. So let's try this 1 first. You want to click on it and it's going to be added to your project. Now let's make it a bit bigger. Let's write the text that we want. It's a little bit too big. So let's do like a 100 or 90 so it can show up on just one mine. Maybe we can add some fats like this, so it kind of pops from the background a little bit. Let's add an animation so it shows up, doesn't show up so broadly. You can see here they have different types of animations that you can use. I personally really like the typewriter. Why did? But these are all pretty cool. Maybe I'll use a typewriter because that's my favorite. Let's see how that looks. Let's give it a play that's going back here for an eye and how to edit video with cannabis. Went down wave. Okay, I love it, so I'm going to leave next year. Now let's go on to lesson number two where we're going to talk about how we can take this video and densify it. I'll see you there. 3. Fancify-it: In this lesson, we are going to be taking it up a notch if you already know the basics and you're looking to make your videos more visually appealing. This lesson we'll be giving you some ideas on how you can do that. This is great if you're looking to invest a little bit more time into your videos and create content that will live on for a little bit longer than just your regular social post. Thank something like a YouTube video or an online course and so on. So without further ado, let's get on with this lesson. We're back into the Canvas app and I want to play the second half of the video again so we can both remind ourselves of where we left off with getaway, get actually pacifier Vegas, as I like to call it by adding transitions, view all to support what you're saying. Fun animations of solve, zooming into certain parts in the video, or even just adding background music to make it that much more fun. All right, so in this lesson as you've just seen, we're going to learn how you can add transitions to your videos, how you can add B-roll. And it mentions how you can zoom into maybe your face or some part of your video and certain parts. Lastly, how you can add some background music to make it more appealing to your audience. So let's start out with the transition. So once again, you want to remember that the most crucial tool to know encountered by is the split tool. We're going to use it basically for every single effect on the outline. So first, you want to split your video in this section that you want to add the transition. So let me find that section. Let's try it here. So you want to split the video. And now you want to come down here to the plus icon in the middle of these two sections. And you want to add transition. You can see here some examples. The dissolve, which is personally my favorites. It's not showing to you well, but basically just face from one section to another. There's the slide one. There's a circle wipe where once again it's not showing properly, but it's basically coming and the circle is coming in. And then there's lightweight. But my, my favorite one for the sake of this video is going to be the slide. That's the one I'm going to choose. Because it's more clear that there's a transition happening at that part. So let's play this back again so you can see the transition in full effect and by adding B-roll to support. Okay, So I don't like particularly where I put, let me delete this and try to get an so you can just hit Command Z or Control Z on your keyboard. And it should go back to where you started. Now, let me try this again. I'll speed it up so you guys don't have to sit through this. Okay. So i now like what I did here. So let's go on to you the second thing to add onto your videos, which is B-roll. Now you can obviously film your own B-roll and uploaded like we've done with the other video. So you can upload your B-roll here to Canva and drag it onto your image. But for the sake of this video, I'm going to be finding some stock footage for B-roll. So you want to two elements once again and you want to search, actually have done this before, but you want to search for what it is that you're trying to search for. So I'm going to do video editing. And you go here to the videos. And I personally chose this one, but you can see you have a lot of different options here. Some of them are only for pro accounts, so you'd have to keep that in mind. But like I said in the intro, the pro account, but it's definitely worth it. Specially if you're looking to use stock footage or stop video and images and whatnot. Alright, so once again, before we add the B-roll to our project, we want to Plate the video clip into the park and we want the Bureau to be n, so it should start in this transmission so we don't have to set the initial part of the butt. Let's find the end of this clip so we can split it once again. Okay, so I wanted to split it right here. And now let's select the part of the clip that you want. Let's add the B-roll. You can't actually, this is a part that kind of annoys me alone with. You can't make it full screen right now. It's kind of bugs out. Hopefully they change that in the future. But for now, let's leave them little border that I will employ a lot of people I know it ready. But let's leave that little border for the sake of this video. And actually something you should pay attention to is how long your video clip is. So you can see right here it's 2.4 seconds. So when we add the B-roll actually turns into 22 seconds. So we want to come here and make the B-roll only 2.4 seconds. So it's the same length as our video. So we viewed the accurate click on Done, and now it should be, there should be some role in that section of the video. So let's play that again. I adding transitions zeros is important, which are say, find animations on top. I don't really like how that admin, but I'll change it again down the line. I'm not going to bore you guys with that. I also it's so it's so annoying that border thing. I really hope that they change that before you when you're watching goods, they have changed that. But yeah, let's get onto the next thing on the list, which is adding animations. So once again, let's select the end of the clip first so we don't have to worry about that later. And now let's look for the nations. I want to do something with stars and killing story today. So you want to search for stars. And you want to look in graphics. There's usually some animations in there. All right, so already we can see here as star animation, Let's click on it and add it to our project. We can put it right here at the SOP. And then let's look for another one or maybe this one that's zooms in and zooms out. So let's put that in the bottom right corner. This looks pretty silly, but let's keep it at that. Let's play that over once again. In transitions, year-olds is some work which are saying, find animations of top zooming the video. All right, so now it's time to zoom into certain part of the video, like I said. So let's once again select the end of the clip that we want to zoom into. And now you want to go into the clip once again that we selected. And you want to the Alt click on the video. So you select the video, you double-click on the image and now you want to drag the corner to make it bigger. So let's do something super easy and super zoomed in. Let's do it like this. Let's center myself once it can. And let's see how this looks. Let's click on Enter. Let's see how this all looks together. Adding transitions 0 to support what you're saying, plan animations of top zooming into certain parts into video, or even just shouting back on museums and make it that much more fun. All right, Now it's time for the fun part. Let's add some background music to our video. You get actually once again, you get imported from your library of sounds. Make sure that you're specially, if you're using this for YouTube, that you're using copyright free music. Like I said, you can upload it right here, or you can search for it. And the elements section, which is what I'm about to do. Cyp, fun. Let's see if we can make this a unified with some audio. Isn't there a shorter way? There's a shorter one. Let's played out. Why? So we don't have to wait forever. This is really a kid saw. Not that. You know what, like, this is still a little bit childish, but I day it. But let's put it in the background of our video. Maybe we can lower the volume a little bit so it's done. It's not as apparent that it's so childish. Okay. Lead slower it I don't know what this is off screen. Okay. Let's lower the sound of that and let's play it to see if we like silky here when several video or I'm I had to add in a video. When again, buddy, I think it's still a little bit too loud, Don't you think? Let's try to lower it a little bit more, maybe 20 when it actually specify your videos. I'd like to call it by adding transitions 0 to support what you're saying, planet, Mars innovating, or even in background musings and making that much more fun. Let's get on similarity. Okay, I like it, but let me try a little bit lower. Alright, That's perfect. I'm not going to touch it anymore. And that's the end of this lesson. Now let's get onto our lesson where I'm going to show you how you can export this and then use it wherever you feel like. 4. Export Your Creation: All right, So this step may be a little bit self-explanatory, but I decided to include it in anyway because I really want you guys to be able to take what you create and upload it to YouTube, social media, or even the class project down below. So let's go back to Canva and learn how you can export your creation. So you see this download button right here at the top. Yeah, it's really that simple. You click on it. You can, you can actually select which sections of the video you want to explore it, but I'm going to assume that you want to export them all. You want to make sure that it's an MP4, which should be by default. And you want to click Download, and then it does take a little bit to export. Maybe you can use this time where it's exporting to start typing in your text into the class project so you can share your creations with the other students and with myself as well. I would love to see you guys this creation. I'm actually going to try to upload this as my own class project. I don't know if I can upload my own AS project, but if so, I will upload this video as a class project city at this point, you just have to wait and you'll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor and share it with oil. I'll see you guys in your child. 5. Outro + Class Project: All right, if you reach the end of this class, I really hope you guys enjoyed it, that you learned something and that she now take your new leaf found skills and put them to the test. Like I just said in the last lesson, and I challenge you guys to edit a video for yourselves and leave it down below in the class projects. I'll be setting the example and uploading this one that teaches Dave throughout the class, in the class project on level low. And I can't wait to see you guys his creations. I don't know what you, you put personally everytime. Hi, class. That really helps me a lot to practice what I'm learning either as I'm learning it right there at the end. So I highly, highly encourage you to not leave this until tomorrow, lockout an hour of your time today and get this done. Edit a quick video. It doesn't have to be a feature length film, but added a quick video like a 30-second, like the one I just did, and leave it out. Hello for the class and for myself to see. Yeah, I would love to see it. And if you have any questions and in requests for future classes or any feedback at all, let me know down in the comments. And if you're interested in learning more about social media or freelancing, you can check that her classes in my profile and you can follow me to keep up to date when I post my next slide and I'll talk to you guys soon. Bye.