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CapCut for Beginners: Short Form Vertical Video Editing for Shorts, Reels, and TikTok

teacher avatar Marielou Mandl, Video Creator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      UPDATE: Sharing Your Class Project


    • 3.

      Tools You Will Need


    • 4.

      Capturing Footage


    • 5.

      Understanding Aspect Ratios


    • 6.

      Knowing Your Way Around


    • 7.

      Importing Footage


    • 8.

      Resizing and Rotating Footage


    • 9.

      Editing the Image


    • 10.

      Muting Audio


    • 11.

      Adding Music and Using Extracted Audio


    • 12.

      Adding a Voice Over


    • 13.

      Adding Text and Subtitles


    • 14.

      Editing Demonstration: Compilation Video


    • 15.

      Editing Demonstration: Process Video


    • 16.

      Exporting your video


    • 17.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

TikTok, YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, - oh my! Short form vertical videos are everywhere and if you have tried to create this type of content using the tools included on the social media platforms, you already know it can be a struggle. 

This class is here to help you with that! Knowing how to edit this type of content in a video editor, instead of using the limited tools provided on social media platforms, is going to free you up to be more creative and much much less frustrated. 

In this class, you will learn the basics of video editing using CapCut - an app available on both iOS and Android (for FREE as of the time of creating this class). 

You will learn video editing concepts including how to:

  • Trim and Rearrange Multiple Clips
  • Add Music
  • Add Voice Over
  • Add Text and Subtitles

Once you complete the class project, you will have a short form vertical video to upload to the platform(s) of your choice and the skills to make multiple styles of vertical video content! 

Don’t worry if you are not a pro content creator - if you have video clips on your phone that you would like to edit, then this class is for you!

Meet Your Teacher

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Marielou Mandl

Video Creator


Hi there! I'm Marielou Mandl - a full time content creator encouraging you to create your own content.

I always have multiple projects happening simultaneously but they are all linked in the fact that I must create, release, and repeat. Video content is my passion and I love to share my knowledge with beginners to build their confidence using the tools they already have on hand. I want to help you have a good time making content because it should be fun!

I am constantly making content for my YouTube channel, as well as TikTok and Instagram. Stick around long enough and you will definitely see my cats, Gizmo and Zilla!

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1. Introduction: Video editing is not just for the pro's anymore in the fast-paced world of social media. So many of us want to be making videos quick, often and as easily as possible. And I'm here to tell you that you can already do this with the tools you have on hand, like seriously in your hand. Hey, there, I'm merely mantle and I love to make videos. I've been a content creator for a long time and learning to edit video is what took me from being a casual video taker to actually making my ideas into something I was proud of. And I want to help you make videos that you're proud of in this class, I'll teach you the basics of video editing on your phone will be learning on a free app called cap cut, which is available for both Android and iOS. So everybody can hang and you'll be able to take the concepts you learn in this class to pretty much any video editing program that you want to after this, the choice is yours. In our class project, you will make a short form vertical video with multiple clips of voice-over music and subtitles. You'll know how to trim, rearrange, and resize videos to any size that you need them to be. It's gonna be great. This class is good for anyone that wants to make better videos, whether it's for their business, their brand, or just for fun. Because you can make videos just for fun. I'm telling you you can do that in order to get started. You're going to need a phone that can take video space on your phone to keep video on it. And the video editing app cap cut. Once you learn the basics of video editing on your phone, you're going to free your creativity from the restrictions of the video editing tools provided by the social media platforms. Because to be honest, they can only do so much. So if you're ready to level up your creative video skills, I'm happy to have you in class. Let's do this. I was aggressive. Let's do this. 2. UPDATE: Sharing Your Class Project : Hello, from the future of when I recorded those last videos. At the time of recording this video, this class has reached 1,000 students. Thank you guys so much for partaking in this class. I wanted to do a quick video update on how to submit your class project. I didn't realize this, that you have to use a link in order to upload it. Otherwise, me and other students are not going to be able to see your project in order to give you any feedback on the class page. You're going to go over to submit project, which will take you to this page. And you're going to have to add a link. You can add a project title, a project description. Now because our project is a video, you're going to have to upload it to Youtube or Vimeo or somewhere where you can upload a video and share a link and upload it and share the link. So I've uploaded my video to Youtube and we're going to go over here to share, so I can copy the link. We will copy that. And I will bring it over here and paste it into the project. I'm going to add the link into the project description just in case. Then I'll add a little title. And when all of that is done, you're going to press Publish. Now I can see that my project is included here with your class projects. There is no place to click on the link that was added through the link button, but I can copy and paste the link that you put in the description. So if your project doesn't have that, I haven't been able to see your project. So please go in there and edit it. And then copy and paste a link so I can take a look at it and give you some feedback and support your work again. Thank you so much for taking the class. 3. Tools You Will Need: In this lesson, we're going to go over the tools that you need for this course and to get started with video editing on your phone. Of course, in the world of video editing and in the world of just phones, there's a lot to choose from. But the most important thing that you need for this course is a phone that can take video. The video editing concepts that we're going to learn in this course will work on both iOS and Android phones. It's on you to figure out how to record on your phone because we will not be going over that in this video. Now that we've got the phone under control, we need to make sure there is space on the phone to capture footage and to export the videos that we're going to edit. All phones are different. You just need to figure out how to make sure you have space on your phone. Because the worst thing is when you get to the point of capturing footage or just exporting your final video and then you can't because it's full, you got too much stuff on your phone. So there's different things that you can do. You could send things to a Google Drive. You can find a way to export things to your computer, lots of different ways to do it. But again, that's on you to figure out how to do on your phone. The next tool that you will need for this course is super important because this is the app that I am going to be teaching you how to edit on. It is cap cut is made by ByteDance, which is the same company that runs TikTok. They get like video editing for short form and video editing for social media. They get it. It's fun. It's a fun app and it's free. It's free for iOS, it's free for Android phones. So just go to your Play Store, go to your app store and download it. That's, that's what it looks like. That's what the icon looks like. You'll find it. That is all that you need in order to participate in this course. But I do have some optional tools that just good for video making. In general, a tripod or something to hold your phone. It doesn't have to be fancy. You can prop your phone up against things. It's not that big a deal also, a light is really helpful. You can find all sorts of options for lights, or you can just use natural light, which is my favorite. It looks the best. So if you can use that, then then go with that. And depending on what you are making, a microphone that you can plug into your phone is helpful, but again, not necessary for this course that's more intermediate and advanced level video making. So if you don't have it, don't worry about it. Something to keep in mind is that all phones, all operating systems, and all apps are a little bit different. So there's going to be some differences depending on what you're looking at. But you should be able to find something similar to what we're talking about when we're talking about different features or different functions within the app and within the phone. And for your class project, you do not need to have the tripod, the lights and microphone, any of that, you just need the phone. You need space for video footage on your phone, and you need the app cap cut because that's what we're learning. And speaking of footage in the next lesson, I'm going to talk to you a little bit about capturing footage. 4. Capturing Footage: In this lesson, I'm going to go over some things that you should think about when you are capturing your footage in this course, it is not a videography course, so we're not going to get into too much detail about capturing footage, but I want to give you some things to keep in mind as you get started giving, giving the footage that you need for your video. My number one recommendation for video is to start with the end in mind. So you have an idea, you have something that you want to create, go backwards from there. So you have this idea, what do you need to capture? What pieces of a video do you need in order to execute that idea? This final concept doesn't need to be super clear, but you do want to keep in mind idea when you are capturing footage, it just makes things easier. Some people work really well by pre-planning their footage and they will make a shot list and that can be in your notes app. I do that all the time where I'm like, I know I need to get a close-up, I need to get far away footage. I need to get talking footage, all sorts of different things that I know I need to get. I will write them in my notes app oral, write them on a piece of paper and make sure I capture all of those things that I need to capture. It's not necessarily something that you have to do. Some people work better. Random footage that can just be collecting footage throughout your day, throughout your week, and then seeing what you can put together later. So the pre-planned footage is better if you have a specific story or something you really want to make sure gets executed in your final video. But the random footage is great for a vlog. You just know you're going through your day. The more that you do videos, the more you're going to know what kind of footages that you need to get for the type of video that you want to make. The last thing I want you to keep in mind when capturing your footage is, where is this going to end up? Are you trying to make something for YouTube? Are you trying to make something for YouTube shorts because that's even different. Is it for TikTok? Is it for Instagram? Is it for a Facebook ad? Is it for TV? Is it just to share with your family and friends? Just keep in mind, where do you want this to end up? So you can know how to capture that when you're taking your video. Like I said, we're not going to go into too much detail as far as capturing footage in this course. But there are a lot of things that you can keep in mind on your phone. You want to figure out how to get the best quality for the type of video that you're making. So that doesn't necessarily mean that you need to put your settings on the highest, highest settings, but you do need to keep in mind what is the best settings to get the best result that you'll be happy with. And you'll have space for organizing your video footage is really important as well. So in your camera roll, depending on the type of phone that you have, you may be able to group things into folders so you can keep all the footage for this video idea together and please, please, please wipe your lens. You don't need anything fancy for that and you can just use a t-shirt. Maybe you've got a microfiber cloth, but every time you film, I want you to wipe in that lens. For our class project, we're going to be making a short form vertical video with multiple clips. So you're going to need to film in vertical and you also need to get multiple clips for the project. So that may be footage of you talking, it may be footage of you walking around. It maybe footage of other things in your world. You just gotta get a bunch of different types of footage. And remember that every piece of footage that you take, it doesn't need to be perfect. You just need a second or two. You just need little blips of things and you don't have to utilize everything that you fail. I have so much footage that has never seen the light of day, but I got it because you gotta just get footage. The footage that you need to capture for the class project is going to be one of two different themes. You can get footage of something that you love or are proud of, like your cats. Or you can get footage of a process, something that you can show beginning to end in multiple clips. In the next lesson, I'll cover sizing and format for different social media platforms because there's so many different things that you can do. And it's really whatever it is that you want to make happen. You can do it, but I'll walk you through it so you can know what we're looking at. Oh, I'm so excited for you. 5. Understanding Aspect Ratios: In this lesson, we're going to go over some sizing and formats for social media because you all know there's so many things that we can do. There's so many options. But I'm going to break it down for you. The first one we're going to go over is what you are seeing in this video right now. And that is landscape 16 by nine. So that is widescreen. There's different formats for widescreen, but for the purposes of what we're going to get into 16 by nine, landscape is the landscape video you are going to get if you were to film from your phone. Most things that are on their standard settings, landscape video is good for a lot of things. You'll see it on YouTube, you'll see it in a lot of courses, and you will see it on TV. The next one that we're going to talk about is square, which is one by one, which is not one that we're going to see too much more of anymore. It seems like Instagram is kinda phased that out. That was the regular square block of video that we were having to work with for so long. I believe Facebook ads still uses that, but you can still post the square videos on Instagram. But it's not something that I see too much any more. But if you need it, This is the size and the one we're going to work on with this course. And our class project is a vertical video, nine by 16. This is what a lot of us are seeing lately when we are consuming content, because we're consuming content on our phones, it works really well because it takes up the entire screen of the phone and you don't have to hold the phone with two hands. That's my theory, at least I've been really passionate and excited about vertical video for a long time, especially short form vertical video. And just over the moon that all of the platforms are embracing this like everything from YouTube shorts and of course, TikTok, Instagram Reels, Pinterest, short-form vertical video. Here, we're doing it and you're going to know how to do it as well. Another thing to keep in mind with the social media platforms is the video length. Now with friends and family, the length is up to you. That's your choice. But if it is for the social media platforms, it really depends on what you are trying to get done. They all have different things. I could list out some numbers now, but by the time I post this, it might be different. Just make sure you take a look at the video links for various platforms depending on where it is that you like to post. 6. Knowing Your Way Around : In this lesson, you're going to learn your way around cap cut and a lot of the things that I'm going to show you in this lesson, you're going to find them in other video editors as well. So keep that in mind when you go and try other programs later. It's important to know your way around before you edit because that can help you figure out what you need to shoot because you'll know what you can do once you get into the editor. So it is helpful to know your way around a little bit before you get into editing. Something to keep in mind is that these apps always are changing and they're always updating things. So depending on when you're watching this, something might have changed in name. It, we've moved to a different place in the app. So keep that in mind. If your app doesn't look exactly like mine is, because these things are always being updated. If there's something that you can't find, let me know and if I found it, I'll be more than happy to tell you where it's at when you first open your app, it might look a little bit different because you're not going to have any projects already in motion. So down here, when you're working on your projects, which are the video files that you are putting together to a final video. These are your projects and you don't have to finish them all at once. You can save them and come back to them later. So here's all my projects that I'm in the middle of or I've already exported, but maybe I want to work on a little bit later. I want to keep them for reference. But when you're ready to start a new project, you can tap on New Project. That's going to bring you to an import page where you can pull in a video. And this is the editing window. Once you're in here, there is a lot to look at and a lot to play with. But the most important thing for you to learn right now is the timeline. And this here where your video file is, is the timeline. And that's where we're going to be working with multiple pieces of footage and manipulating the footage to get our final video with your timeline, you can use two fingers to either zoom in or zoom out so you can get a little bit more detailed as to where you are editing. So if you want to see a specific frame, depending on what you're trying to edit, you can zoom in and get really, really close. Or if you want to see the project as a whole, you can zoom out and you can see that there at the bottom you're going to see a menu of different things that you can do. Now, tapping on one is going to bring you to a sub-menu. So if we tap on Edit, It's going to bring us to all these other options to do edits on. You also get another menu if you tap on the video in the timeline, that will bring you to the Edit menu as well. And then if you need to back out, there's a little arrow, you can back out. And now you're in the main menu. This menu for audio text stickers, overlay tons of stuff in here that you should definitely play with a lot of it we're going to go over in this class, but feel free to go in here and just click on things and see what they do. It's cool. I'm giving you permission. You've got a play button here. So if you want to play back your video, you can play that and you can pause it. And if you need to see your video in full screen, there's a full-screen button there so you can review your work. I actually used that a lot so you can see what your video looks like on the phone in its entirety. Once you start making some actions, you start making some edits. You'll see this little arrow will give you an option. This is undo and redo. If you did something on accident or you did something you've decided it's not exactly right, you can undo it and then fix it. No big deal. Up at the top you can see that there is a place to choose the size of your video. I like to keep it as close to whatever I shot it in. So depending on what you shot the video in, you should try to match it up. If you're not sure what any of this is, just leave it as it is. I like to do 1080 at 30 or 1080 at 24, depending on what I want the video to look like. This button here will bring you to export and that's going to take your finished project and then send it to your camera roll. If you're in this project and you want to go back out to the main menu and maybe work on a different project or start something new. You can press the X in the corner, and that's going to bring you two, the main menu, on the main menu in the top corner, there's a little gear you tap on that it's going to bring you to your Settings. And there's a few different things that I suggest you change while you're in here. The first thing I want you to change is add default ending. I want you to make sure that that is off because it adds a little cap cut graphic at the end of your video that you don't necessarily need unless you want that. You can have that on there, but I always have it off by default. Otherwise you're going to have to remember to get rid of that every time. You've got a lot of options for language in here. So if English isn't your first language or maybe you're trying to learn another language. You can put it to a different language and I'll help you out in your project list. If there are projects here that you know you're done with, you can delete them by pressing Edit. And then you'll be able to select it and then press the trash can at the bottom. And then you will delete those projects and they won't be taking up space on your phone. Another option you have is shortcut, which is going to basically edit a video for you. I never choose it because it just kinda does whatever it wants to. And what we're learning in this class, how you can edit a video the way you want to edit it. Don't worry about that. Play with it if you want to, but we're not learning about that in this class. Now you know your way around cap cut and you'll be able to find a lot of these things in other editors to, for your class project, you're getting footage of something that you love or a process. And we're going to be bringing all of those into cap cut to edit. So keep that in mind when you are working on this, you can get all of those clips. You might already have clips of that in your phone already to work with, but go out and make sure there's multiple clips that we can work with. And speaking of clips, in the next lesson, you will learn how to import that footage into cap cut. Let's do it. 7. Importing Footage: In this lesson, you're going to learn how to import and add footage to your project because you can't work on the project if you don't have any videos here in cap cut, we're going to press New Project. And then you're going to choose the videos that you want to use for your video. From here you can select different folders in your camera roll. You can also choose from some stock videos. You can also choose from live photos and regular photos if you want to bring those in, if you want to trim just a part of a video, you say you have a 20-minute video, but there's this 30-second clip that you know you want. You can just choose that section by tapping on the video. It will open it up. In the bottom corner, you're going to see trim. And then you can just select the section that you want to choose. It will bring it in. You don't have to worry about being exact with this because you can trim it down some more once it's in your project. But if you don't want to do that, you can just select the video. It's going to bring the entire clip and you can pick one clip or you can pick multiple. Now that your footage is in the timeline, you can use your two fingers to zoom out and then you can see all the different clips that you have brought in here. Now, if you want to get rid of one of them, if there was one that you accidentally brought in, you can select it. And then at the bottom you're going to see Delete. You can delete it and now it is no longer in the project. But if you need to add something else, you can press this plus sign at the end. It's going to open your camera roll again and then you can bring the videos that you need back in. The videos that you brought in can be manipulated so you can grab them and you can move it around. You can change the order. And then you can also highlight the clip that you want and then drag ends to trim it down. A thing that I prefer to do instead of trimming them down, which I think this is a little bit more precise, is to get to the exact moment that you want to clip from and then highlight the video and press split and then delete everything else before that, because sometimes when you're using your fingers, it's hard to get precise. And that I find is a little bit easier to get. The cut that you want. If you tap on these little boxes that are between your clips, That's going to bring you to some transitions so you can mess with those. We're not going to go over that in this class, but a lot for you to play with. Now you know how to import and bring video clips into your project and move them around and do a little bit with them. I want you to keep in mind that you can work on things as you go. So if you've worked on a video and you have gotten all your video clips in there and your something's missing, you can go and get that footage and then add it into the project. Or if there's something that you're like, this isn't quite right, you're not quite sure what to do with it. You can leave it, go work on something else, and come back to that project later. For your class project, you want to make sure you're adding multiple clips of either something that you love or the process that you're going to be sharing with us. In the next lesson, you will learn how to resize and change the format of the video in case it's not the way you want it to be. 8. Resizing and Rotating Footage: In this lesson, you're going to learn how to resize and rotate your videos if you need to. This is important because you might have captured footage and it was landscape, but you need it to be vertical or it's vertical and you need it to be landscape depending on where you need it to end up. You can work with the videos and there's a lot of different things that you can do. So it's good to know how to do this. Something to keep in mind is that if you have footage that you love, but it doesn't fit the format of the social media platform you're going to post it on or wherever this video is going to end up, you can still work with it. You just got to think a little bit creatively about how you're going to present it. You can do frames, you can do graphics. There's a lot of things that you can do. So don t think because it's not the right format for wherever you want it to go with that footages useless because it's not it's totally useful. You can do stuff with it. For sure. I have here a landscape video clip, but I want to make it vertical. So what we're going to do is with nothing selected, we're going to scroll to the end. And we're gonna go to Format here. In format, you can see that you can do fit, which is going to default to whatever the size of the video clip is, nine by 16, which is vertical video 16 by nine, which is what it already is, one-by-one, which is a square. And then there's some other options for you to play with as well. So if we want to make it vertical, we want to do nine by 16. Now it looks like it just shrunk it down a little bit, but I'm going to change the background so you can see what has happened here. So if you go to Canvas and you go to color, we're going to change the background to a different color. Let's just make it red for now. This entire thing, my little video plus the red is the video that will export. So I don't want all of that space. We can work with it a little bit more. What I'm gonna do is tap on the video footage and using my two fingers, I can resize it. I can zoom in to whatever size I want. So if I want to fill it all the way, I can do that. If I want to bring it down just a little bit because I don't want my face all zoomed in like that. I can do it this way. Then you can put graphics on the top of the bottom. You can also put like an animation in the back if you wanted to, or even another video and all of that you can change within this canvas menu. You go to Canvas, you can go to background, and then you can upload something from your camera roll or you can choose from their options. You can also do blur, which is just going to duplicate the footage that you have and put it in the background. So it has little effect that looks like this. We're gonna go back to that for, for now. Another thing we can do is rotate the video. So again with our two fingers, we're going to grab on. We can move it around. We can make it bigger or smaller and we can rotate it. Now if you just want to reposition it, one finger will do. And you can see these little blue lines kinda pop up. Those are telling you that the video is centered at the top. You have a little graphic that comes up that tells you the degrees. So if you want to make sure it's completely straight equal to 0 degrees. Now, it's not cricket. Now what if I have a vertical video that I want to make landscape? It works the same way. We're going to scroll over to format. We're gonna go to 16 by nine. I'm going to change my Canvas so you can see what's going on here. And now we can select the video and re-size it just like we could with vertical. What if you don't want this extra space over here? You can actually add another video in here, and that's going to be an overlay. So that's if you want to have multiple videos playing at the same time, whether they're stacked on top of each other, which is a little bit more of an advanced technique. We're just going to stack two side-by-side here. We're going to click on overlay. It's going to open up my camera roll, and then we're going to pick another video to add in here. Now you can see that the project has two videos in the timeline that are stacked on top of each other. So again, we can take this one, we can move it around. We can put her over here. And then luck. You can do that same thing with vertical format as well. For the class project, your video needs to be vertical. But now you know that it doesn't matter if your footage doesn't work or not. You can make it fit. You can do it. 9. Editing the Image: Another useful menu will be the adjust menu. So with nothing selected, you're going to scroll all the way to the end to adjust. And here you can change your brightness contrast saturation. There's a bunch of different things you can do to change the color and the look of the image. Say your footage is a little bit dark, you can, you can mess with it and maybe find something that you feel really good about. Nephew went too far, you went too hard. You can press reset and then it will reset. The image. Not going that route is going to give you this thing called an adjustment layer, which is a layer that is on top of your other video that has the adjustments on it. So I like doing that because you can easily delete that if you don't want it or if you need to put that same change over multiple clips, but if you know there's like a specific clip, you can tap on it, scroll over to adjust, do the same thing here, make it brighter, change the contrast, and all of these different adjustments here. And you can even apply it to everything. If you know, all of the clips need to make that same adjustment. You can zoom in and you can see here there's the little symbol. There's a little symbol here that says that it's been adjusted. So if I would want to unadjust it, go to Filter, go to adjust and press reset, and then it'll take it off. I can also do use the back button if I want to get rid of all of that. In the next lesson, you're going to learn what to do with the audio that came with that video when you imported it because maybe you want to use it and maybe you don't. But I'm going to show you what you can do with it. 10. Muting Audio : In this lesson, you're going to learn what to do with the audio that comes in with the video that you brought in. So that's the audio that was recorded when you recorded the video. It's important to know what you wanna do with this because maybe you want to use that audio or maybe you don't. It makes a difference. This is a clip of me talking. So there's audio that came in with this video clip, but say, I don't want to use that talking, I just want that footage. Here. At the beginning of the timeline, you'll see a button that says Mute clip audio. So if you click on that, it's going to turn the audio off for that whole timeline. You can turn it on and you turn it off. If you turn it on, then you'll hear it. If you have it muted, than you will not hear the audio from any video in that timeline. Now say you like, you want to keep the talking here, but you don't want the talking here, then you can select that clip specifically. And on the bottom you'll see there's a volume button and then you can turn the volume all the way down for that clip. Keep in mind when you are creating that. You can have some video clips with audio. You can have some clips without audio, even if you're not talking. So sometimes when I'm doing an unboxing, I like to keep in the sounds where the box is opening or something's getting unzipped or something's getting placed down because it gives it a little bit of energy, but I also sometimes shoot it and have no audio on it at all. So I can just put music on it and not worry about it. You can do a combo. You can have your sounds playing, you can have the music playing. You can put them together. You can change the level so they work well together. There's a lot that you can do, but at least now you know how you can turn the audio on and off depending on what you are creating for the class project, I want you to mute at least some of your clips so you can do a voice-over later because that's going to be important in what we're learning in this class. In the next lesson, you will learn about adding music and extracted audio, which is one of my favorite tools. 11. Adding Music and Using Extracted Audio: In this lesson, you will learn how to add music to your videos and you will learn about extracted audio, which is going to let you do all sorts of things. Adding music is important because it can change the energy and the vibe of the video that you're making. So if it's a sad story, if it's an energetic story like your music can change everything. And extracted audio is a tool that I use to get different sounds off of videos anywhere on the Internet, like off of social media. So if I want to edit a video to a trending sound from social media, most of the time I'm using extracted audio. This project has a clip of my cats and I don't want to use the audio that came with the camera. I'm going to add other audio on top of it. So I'm going to first mute the clip audio. So now there's no sound on this video at all. Underneath the video, there's a button that says Add audio, also in the menu on the bottom, you can see audio. Those will go to the same place. If you want to add a song, you can go to sounds and it's gonna give you some options here, cap cut has its own menu of music that you can choose to use. If you log into your TikTok account through cap cut, it's going to bring in your favorited sounds in the TikTok app and you go to the folder, it's going to show you audio that you've previously extracted. So I've used extracted audio a lot. This is where they land after you've extracted them. But we're going to bring in a song just from the cap cut menu. So we're gonna go to vlog. You can preview some songs, but we're just going to pick something. You're not gonna hear it because I just don't want to get into any usage issues, which is something you definitely need to keep in mind when you are using music, is what you are and are not allowed to use on different platforms, which changes all the time. So make sure you double-check yourself. But you can see here this is the sound wave and this is the music that has been brought in. Now the music, you can adjust it the same way you can with the video clips. You can split it, you can delete parts of it, you can extend it, you can shorten it. And then you can also put multiple little bits audio in there as well. With the audio selected, you can see you can change the volume, the fade. You can do a couple of different things here. Match cut is a fun thing to play with, but that's a little bit more advanced, so we're not gonna go over that in this class. Now, the thing that you may want to know about the most is extracted audio. If you are trying to make videos for social media, I've got my video clip of the cats. It's muted in my camera roll. I have a video from social media that I saved that has the audio that I want to use. So you can do this a couple of different ways. You can screen record the video or you can download the video, but we don't need the actual video part. We just need a video clip with the audio that we want. We go to extracted and then we can select what we want. So this is a social media clip that's got a trending sound on it. I just want to use the audio. So we're going to press Add and it only brought in the audio for that video. So I don't have the video, just the trending audio and then I can cut my video how I want to excellent when pulling audio from the Internet, from other sources, do be aware of what you're allowed to use and what you're not allowed to use on the social media platforms as of the time of making this video, if it's on the social media platforms, it's pretty safe to use in the same way as long as you're not monetizing it or you're using and some commercial sets that you're getting paid for it. There's a lot of different rules about that. That's not what this class is about, but do make sure you cover yourself before you get in trouble and use stuff that you're not allowed to use. If you are someone that really wants to participate in the trends on social media, extracted audio is the tool that will help you create your content with the trending audio without having to make the videos in the social media apps. It's my favorite. You can download the videos. I screen record videos often in order to pull the audio out. Because when you pull the audio out, if for some reason it's too long, you can trim it down to just the part that you need is really great. You can even use it to put together multiple sounds, which I do sometimes as well. So I've got one clip from one trend and a clip from another trend, and I want to stack them together. You can do that using extracted audio as well, because you can extract multiple clips into the same project for your class project, if you want to add some music, you can, if you want to add a trending sound, you can, but do know that we are going to add some voice-over, which is what you're going to learn how to do in the next lesson. 13. Adding Text and Subtitles: In this lesson, you will learn how to add text to your videos. So if you want texts bubbles to pop up depending on what you're trying to showcase in your video, you're going to be able to do that. And you're also going to be able to add subtitles so people can know what you're saying, whether or not they can hear the audio texts and subtitles are important because they do help to tell your story and make sure the viewer understands what you're trying to convey in your video as often as possible. I tried to have texts, subtitles, or both in my videos to make sure that the message that I'm trying to showcase in the video comes across. It also keeps it a little more visually interesting here in my project, I have the audio muted in the clip. So I'm going to record a little bit of a voice-over. These cats are so cute. This is gizmo and Scylla, and I just want to cuddle them all day. They are so cozy and they're the best. I love these cats. We finished that voiceover and now we're going to add subtitles with them. So with nothing selected, you're going to click on Text. Here. You're going to push auto captions. You can do the original sounds. So if it's a talking video where you're talking, it can caption the sound that came with the video. It can caption the voiceover or you can do both. We're going to select a voiceover. It's going to take a second for it to generate the captions, but it is pretty good. It works a lot faster and you can see that they popped up here, but they're a little bit light, so I like to go in here and make them a little bit more bold. So we can select them on the image or you can select them in the timeline and the corner you're going to see some little buttons. The x is going to delete it, the little squares is going to duplicate it. The little arrow circle is going to rotate it and the little pencils so you can edit it. So we're going to edit. You can edit the words that are in there. If you need to correct the spelling or something like that, you can do that here, but I also like to change the style. I tend to go with yellow for most of my captions just because I like the way that it looks, but you can do other things to make it stand out so you can put a background around it and that will help it stand out. And then if we want to relocate it so it's a little bit higher, you can put it at the top, you can put it at the bottom. You can also do some effects to it. You can make them bubble are, and you can do some animation. You can even change the font so There's a different font that you love to use. You can add that in here. Now if you want to, you can also make them bigger. Just know that it's not going to stack. You're going to have to go into the textbox and stack it manually. If you want to do that, when you edit the look of one of the captions, it is going to change all of them from that session of captions. So if you're wanting to change things individually, you're going to have to recaption that section. In addition to captioning the voice-over, you can just add other texts like text bubbles and things like that. So with nothing selected again, you'll go to Text, and then you can go to add text and you can type in what you want. And again, you can change the style, effects and a bunch of different things. So this one defaulted to the one that I used last, but you can change it and then you can also resize it and rotate it as feels good. Now here in your timeline, you can see that it is underneath the image and you can shorten it or make it longer. You can also split it. So say I want the words to change in the middle and I want it to look exactly the same. I can tap on that. I can split it. And on the second one, I can go to the pencil up here. I can edit and change that word. Now they're the same style and then they are in the same spot. So as I go along, it's going to change. If I need to move that one over here, I can change that the lot that you can do depending on how you want to tell your story. So definitely play around with it because there's a lot of options for adding text and making it something special to your video. Keep in mind when you are doing your subtitle that you might have to go back and double-check to make sure everything is spelled correctly. Everything is capitalize where it needs to be and things like that because it is imperfect, but it does a really good job of getting a lot of the work done for you and you don't have to add everything in manually for the class project. I want you to add subtitles and at least one text bubble aside from the subtitles. Just so you get experienced doing both of those things. You may not need to do both of those things in a lot of videos. But for our project, I want you to find a way to incorporate both of those things. In the next lesson, I'm going to demonstrate some edits so you can see the whole process. 14. Editing Demonstration: Compilation Video: In this lesson, I'm going to demonstrate editing a compilation video. So that can be a vlog or it can be a grouping of different types of videos that you want to put into one story. We're going to start a new project and I'm going to bring in multiple clips. So it's a compilation of video clips. So we need multiple video clips. Just take a few cat ones here. And in a video clip, if I need to trim down specifically, I can tap on the video and I can go to trim and just get the portion of the video that I want to keep when I'm ready, I can add those clips. The next thing I wanna do is zoom out so I can make sure they are in order that I want them to be in. I want to split this one because I maybe want to use that there. Let's see. I just want for this, I just want the part that gets zoomed in. So just to like that point, I'm going to delete this one for this, I just want the part where she turns so I can split that. I can delete the rest. I just want this part here so I can split that and I can delete that part, this clip. I do want to delete part of this. So let's go like they're split that. I'm going to delete this part. This is a longer clip, so I need to find exactly what I want to with this c. Let's start with this part because we can always fine tune it later. We just want to get close. We just going to keep this little bit right here. And then for this clip, It's not sized correctly, so we're going to resize it. So I'm gonna make sure I just trim it down to the part that I want. You can do it in the other order as well, but we'll make sure it's highlighted. And then we're going to use our two fingers to zoom in and see if there's something we want here. Oh, it's so cute. I'm going to split that one. And then I do know with this clip, I want to have a little zoom in moment. So we've got here, she comes up and then she, she looks at the camera. So I want it to zoom in there. So I'm going to split. And I'm the one that I want to zoom in. I'm going to select that and zoom in. So it's not going to do a slow zoom into it. It's just going to jump cut to be closer. There's other ways that you can do this as well, but that's a little more advanced, so we're not going to cover that in this class. So now this video is currently 52 seconds and I want to, I want to get it down a little bit more. So let's see what we can get rid of. This can be shorter. Let's get rid of the rest of that. Just need a little second of that for these compilation videos, I really like short clips, alright, and if you need to backup, you deleted something you didn't want to. You can press back. In, press forward. You can also slide these things. I like to use split just because I can get more precise, but you can also slide it to the clips that you want. Alright, let's get rid of this 131 seconds. I want it to be less than 30. So if I get rid of that clip because those were both the same. Now we're at 24 seconds and I think we'll get rid of this clip too. So now we're at 15 seconds. It's exactly 15 seconds. If I want to change the order of things. So because these two clips are the same, maybe I want to move this one to earlier in the video. So now we've got Zillow clip. I gotta give them a clip. Zillow and then gizmo, and then Scylla and then gizmo. Now, once it's edited, I'll work on the audio. So I want to mute the clip audio here, and I would want to add some music so I can go to audio, you can go to sounds, and then I can find something that is cute. So let's go with something in the fresh area and then we'll just we'll just pick something and this one's fine. Then you will listen to it and then adjust it how you want. Then when you're ready, you press Export and then it will go to your camera roll. In the next lesson, I will demonstrate an edit of a process video. 15. Editing Demonstration: Process Video: In this lesson, I will demonstrate editing a process video. So I'll process can be an unboxing or you could be taking us through a tutorial, something that has a beginning and an end. We're going to start a new project here. We're gonna show the process of cracking open this egg. So we're going to show the egg. The egg is already been foiled. We just want like just the part where we snap it or we hit it on the bowl, show it. Crack it. I mean, I want to back up just a little bit. Bam, split that. And then we'll start to peel it. And then this, because I want to show all of this, I'm actually going to speed that up. This clip. We're going to select that. I'm going to go down here to speed. And then we're going to go to, let's see if it's currently 18 seconds and I want it to be like two seconds. So we will move it to right there. So let's see what we got. Egg, bam, peel. Cool. Yeah, We even, it can be less than that. Now we want to go to like binding it open. We want like little sign of approval here at the end. Again, I like to use split just because I can get more precise. All right, this is now 12 seconds, so we've got the egg, we crack it, open it, and then we show the goods or years. Then I actually want to make this a little bit faster, but just before it bursts. So I'm going to split that because I want this to be in real-time at this one, I want it to be a little bit faster. Let's make it like to x. Let's see. Now we have a 10-second video. And look at that. Nice. I can take that video, export it as is, and add music in the social media platforms. Or I can add music while I'm still in CAPTA. In the next lesson, we will talk about exporting. 16. Exporting your video: In this lesson, you will learn how to export your video, which is important because you need to be able to get the video out of cap cuts so you can put it wherever you want to put it, post it on social media. You can send it to your mom, whatever it is that you're going to do, you need to export it in order to do that. Here in CapCom, I've got my video the way that I want it to be. And then I'm going to go to Export. Up here in the top corner, you've got a little arrow and align, that is export. I'm going to tap on that and then it's going to send it directly to your camera roll. So from here, you can send this video directly to TikTok, to Instagram, to Facebook, WhatsApp, and some other things. But I'd like to leave it from there and then go into my camera roll. And then you can see that the video has shown up in there. So now when I go to wherever the social media platforms are, I can upload them the way that I would upload any other video clip exporting can sometimes be the most difficult part because you feel like there's so much more editing that you can do that the video is not perfect, but I do want you to remember and keep this in mind. That done is better than perfect because the more that you edit, the better you're going to get. So export the video, you can always go back and do some more edits if you need to. But done is better than perfect because there's always more you can do. Just export it, get it out there, create it, release it, and then you can make more videos. 17. Final Thoughts: Like with most things, video editing gets easier. The more you do it, the more that you do it, the more you're going to understand the tools that are in the editing apps, which can help inform how you're shooting your video to begin with and how you're coming up with ideas to begin with. Because you know how to edit. There's so much that you can do in telling your story. You can free yourself from the tools that are in the social media apps. And you can just make the video you want to make. But do know that the buttons do move depending on the program or the aperture using something might be called something else. But all of these things are the basic concepts video editing. So no matter what program you go to, you should be able to find some version of these things, but press buttons, there's so much in here. Press things, break things like you have the original footage so you're not going to mess up the footage. If you just mess with it in cap cut, you do your edit as long as you don't delete the original, you can mess with that footage in cap cut. It's not gonna do anything to the original file, but try things, try different things. Try putting footage forwards, footage backwards. Try putting things in weird order. Try recreating scenes from TV shows that you like. There's a lot that you can do, but you won't know until you try it. But once you're editing, do get to a point where you can export it and feel good about it because done is better than perfect. I like to say It's good enough. I don't need it to be perfect. I just needed to be good enough because I'm going to keep making more videos. So it gets to the point where it said, it's good enough, export it, and then move on to your next video. Thank you so much for joining me for this introductory class to editing on your phone. If you want to learn more, let me know. Feel free to connect with me. If you have questions you can totally reach out. I am more than happy to help you. And if there's something more intermediate or advanced that you would like to learn with video editing on your phone. Let me know because then maybe we'll make a part to sequel. I can't wait to see your class projects and how you grow as a video editor. See you next time.