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Create TikToks & Reels Using the InShot App: An Introduction (for iPhone)

teacher avatar Shelia Huggins, Lifestyle & Business

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Course Introduction to Using the InShot App


    • 2.

      What is the Inshot App


    • 3.

      How to Download the InShot App


    • 4.

      How to Import Video and Photos


    • 5.

      Working with Aspect Ratio Zoom and Backgrd


    • 6.

      Importing Audio into the InShot App


    • 7.

      How to Export a Project in InShot


    • 8.

      8 CrCreate a Project using the InShot App


    • 9.

      Course Wrap up


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About This Class


Stop feeling like you have to carry around a digital camera, or a bulky camera with a bunch of lens, light boxes, and microphones. You don't have to. You need to be able to produce content quickly and efficiently, and you can best do that on your iPhone. Content is king...they say. And those who can respond to trends are leading the conversations and are seen as the experts in their industry.

Video content is going to continue to grow, and in this course, you'll learn a few of the basic techniques that you need to master on the InShot app. Here's what you'll learn.

  • How to import photos and video content
  • How to import audio
  • How to add text
  • How to change content size for different platforms
  • How to export your final project
  • How to record a voiceover and so much more

This is an introductory course. You'll directly what to click and where. It's a hands-on course, and it's best if you've already downloaded the app. If you haven't there's a lecture at the beginning of the course that teaches you about that also.


  • Content Creators
  • Social Media Managers
  • Social Media Marketers
  • Creators making YouTube Shorts
  • Creators making TikToks
  • Creators making Instagram and Facebook Reels
  • Beginners looking for an introductory vertical video course
  • and more


  • iPhone
  • Download the InShot App

***Please note that for this course, I am using the Pro version which has a few extra features.


You'll get a 3-page instruction guide to assist you while you learn these introductory techniques and to assist you when you create your project. The document is available under the Project Description.

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Shelia Huggins

Lifestyle & Business




Shelia Huggins is a North Carolina business law attorney and lifestyle strategist, and she's ready to help you reach your goals. She's taught numerous legal courses, including Entertainment and Business Law in the university setting. She has a certificate in Documentary Studies from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and has worked on several documentary projects.


Shelia has spoken at Wake Forest University School of Law, Duke University School of Business and formerly served on the Board of Visitors for the School of Business at North Carolina Centra... See full profile

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1. Course Introduction to Using the InShot App: Hi, my name is Sheila. Welcome to the course introduction to creating TikTok and YouTube videos using the shot. Now, in this course, you're going to learn what the n shot at does. How to download the app, how to import videos and photos, how to import record audio, and how to export that all into a final video. So if you're interested in making videos using an app on your phone, then you should definitely consider the n shot at. Now, using your cell phone, you can quickly and easily create TikToks and upload them in minutes, you'll become more efficient and you'll be able to create TikToks at anytime and just about any place. I use the app to create videos on an almost daily basis. And at this point, I've created over 600 videos using a variety of video editing programs. And I can tell you that the app is one of the best video editing tools that I've used so far. That has a business attorney and maintains several social media platforms and websites. Yes. I don't really have a lot of time to create digital content. In addition, I frequently work with businesses to create content. So guess what? I know what it feels like to have all these ideas for content, but not have a lot of time to move on those ideas. So if you're looking for a beginner's course on using Insert, then let's get started right now. 2. What is the Inshot App: In shot is an editing app for videos and pictures. You can use it with music so that you can easily make basic videos or even advanced videos. Let's head over to the chat app where we can see some of the features. All the things you can do with video, music and effects, voiceovers, a text filters and effects, video transitions, picture in picture, keyframe, all sorts of tools that you can use. Collages, smooth, slow motion, stop motion, reverse video and more. You can share your blogs and social media to get more likes or edit videos with music and pigs for TikTok. Here are a few of the reviews that I was able to find so that you have a little bit more understanding what it does. Excellent app, hardly any crashes, saves dress and exports timely, even if I move to a different window. Very helpful at here, perfect for making branded TikToks and such highly recommended. Only thing I would say is it needs a few more effects features. But other than that, I had zero issues from in shot. Thanks developers. I don't think I've ever felt moved to write such a rave review for an app before. Okay. Another person says, awesome, love this app so much an IG influence or recommended it and I downloaded it a year ago, even though this is an introductory course, the app has a lot of features. You can do a picture within a picture, animate texts, add transitions, since they add audio recording, crop pictures and videos, freeze the video, flip and reverse video. Yeah, it's a pretty good app for you on your phone. So there aren't really any excuses anymore. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to edit videos, then this is probably the app that you're looking for. 3. How to Download the InShot App: The first thing you need to do is to download the app. You're going to go to the App Store where you can click on the search bar at the bottom, type in, in shot once it pops up and you're looking for in shot video editor, you can now download it. There's also a pro version and that's what I use. So while we're here, let's take a look at a few things. Once you find the shot app in the App Store, you can go ahead and download it and you can take a look at some of the features that they have in this short video that plays in the App Store, you can see effects, transitions, all of these things that, well we aren't going to cover in this course because we are focusing on having an introductory level. But in the end, you will eventually learn how to use some of these tools and features so that you can level up your content. Now if you haven't downloaded, you'll open it up and we're ready to go. 4. How to Import Video and Photos: Let's start by opening the app. And if you're like me, maybe you have some projects in draft. That's what you're going to see at the bottom click the plus sign. And it will take you to the page where you have all of your content. Now, first there you will see you have video content that you can add. There's also a photo content that you can add. And then at the very end you'll have all of your content together that you can see in one place. Now, if you click on Materials, there are a lot of materials here for you to check out. Intros. You can see there they're intros that you can actually use in your project. Then you have outros, which you can also use in your project. And I'm just gonna go through these so that you can take a look at some of the variety that's here. You have transitions, you have sociable, you and you can see that that's also some green screens there that you can use to, but this is great for your social media pages. You have other features here built in with green screens, so that makes it even more interesting. You have all sorts of shots here. You've got pictures that you can add in. And again, you can see the green screen, they are built in. You've got the volume picture. These are things that are already built in that you can use in your projects and then you've got some features. So if we go back here, one of the first things you can add is a blank space. You will see that here at the top. Check on that and that will open up. You now have a new project and this is what it looks like when you go in your new project. For a bigger look here, I'm going to open it up so that you can take a look at it. One of the first things you might want to think about adding, if you're not adding photo or video content would be texts. So we would just click on texts. And it's usually one of the things that people use blank spaces for. But suppose we don't want to add text. Suppose we want to start off with some video content or some photography content here we're gonna go back to the page with all of our content on it and find something that we want to add. So I'm going to take a look at this and see what kind of video I may want to add to my project here. And I think I'm going to go ahead and click on my eggs here. And it's going to take awhile a minute for it to load up. And then there you can see I have added this content to my project and it will add the complete video that you have recorded there. So that is what you will see. And of course that blank space is still there. It just moved further down because I inserted the video first. And I also think I will add just another short clip here so we can see again how that works. And again, it just pops right in to where ever you want it to go. Now that we have that and let's go ahead and see what it looks like to add a photo. I'm going to pop over to photo here. I'm going to find just some picture that doesn't even really go with what we're talking about. But I'm going to select a picture, go ahead and add at the end. And there you go. We now have that picture That's in our project. Also. What you have left is a very crude version of a first project in shot where I've just thrown in a couple of videos, some blank space, a shot. It's not in any particular order. I haven't used any features at all. This is just a very basic, it is just importing the content into the projects so that we have something that we can start working on it. You'll see all of the pieces on the very bottom there. And that pretty much sums up how you bring content into your project. 5. Working with Aspect Ratio Zoom and Backgrd: One of the things that you need to think about when you start a new project is the size of the content. So let's go ahead click the Plus Size and let's find some content that we can bring into the project so that we can discuss aspects, size, zooming, ratios, those sorts of things so that your content can fit into the type of social media that you're going to be using. So in this case, you see I have added a clip. It's a vertical video. And you'll see they're sent for YouTube that 16.9 ratio. That's not going to work for TikTok. So the first thing that I need to do is to make sure that I'm picking the right ratios. So you want to go to the bottom and choose TikTok. And as you see that will automatically change your videos so that it fits the full screen. So that's one of those things you want to think about. Now next, in addition to ratios at the bottom, you can also use the zoom feature to either zoom in or zoom out. You can also go left, go right. You can have a fit where it just fits the screen and then you can have full where it goes across the whole screen. Now let's go to background because that's the third one here. You can change the background and you can see how blurred the image is behind the video. If you don't have a full screen, then you can come back in and select what you want it to be behind. It could be a picture which looks awful in this case, that's never anything that we would choose quite like that. But if you wanted to do something really created, then yes, you could put another video behind it. You can also choose colors. You can choose some of the gradients and designs that they also have at the bottom. So if you're looking to do something really creative, there are a lot of features that are already built in. You don't just have to go with gradients or solid colors. They also have patterns that you can choose and you can decide how much space you want to fill in behind your video. Because remember, you can zoom it in and zoom it out and get it to the exact size that you want while you're going through and trying out all of these different kinds of backgrounds. Now I'm gonna go back in and choose another video. And of course we've got it ready to go so that it fits the screen. There. We have a few videos in here. But here's the thing to think about. Once you decide what you're going to have in terms of Zoom and ratio. So across the bottom is where you'll see the different sizes. So remember I showed you YouTube first, and so it automatically fits the screen. You have the zoom feature where you can definitely change things. But having that aspect ratio at the bottom is very helpful because you can just click on what you need. You also have the Zoom dial here where you can just move it back and forth to get it to the size that you're looking for. And of course you still have the background feature where I had the blurred image behind it. But now suppose you wanted to do a horizontal video on TikTok so you can have it full like that, but you could decide that you want it horizontal and maybe you don't want that blurred image behind it. Maybe you decide that you want to do some sort of something creative. Like maybe one of the patterns behind it that you see here that I have also that you're seeing. So you could take that horizontal video on TikTok, stick it in there, and then have a pattern or a gradient around it. Or you can just keep it nice and clean and simple and do something like adding texts. But you've got lots of options. 6. Importing Audio into the InShot App: Now let's talk about adding audio. Here is a clip of mine, and yes, you can hear the background sounds in it from outside. But suppose it was quiet and you find that you either want to add music at different sounds or maybe you want to add your own recording. Well, how do you do that? There are three things that we're going to be talking about, music sounds and recording. Alright, so first I've got a clip here and we're going to go to the music part and look at music. Then there's also affects. And then finally, there's a way for you to actually record and add your own voice over it kind of like I'm doing here. So let's go back and talk about each one of these starting with music. One of the things that you can do is to extract audio from video you already have. So if you click on that, it'll take you to your videos and you can pick something that you want to work with. Also, you can go ahead and add music that you have on your phone. You can also choose favorites if you have some favorites that you've saved. And then also you can choose music that you may have imported. And as you see here, I've imported a lot music. You can also use music that comes with the app. You just want to make sure that you are following their attribution requirements when you use it, then you have the effects. Now, you can see here that there are quite a few of those listed. I use these all the time whenever I'm recording just to sort of add a little punch to it. If we open one up, you can see that there are lots of different sounds for each of those. So there's a lot for you to choose from among in terms of if you want to add different sounds to the TikToks and other content that you're creating. And don't forget, even with these sound effects, you can also save some of your favorites so that you aren't having to go through all of these to figure out What's the best sound is going to work. Okay, so we've gone through music and effects. Now let's talk about recording. You can record audio directly on this app. And this is exactly what I'm doing right now. So you're going to hit the microphone. The red square is going to pop up. And then when you're done, you're just going to hit that. Check if you like it, the x, if you don't, then you'll be done with that. If you have multiple tracks of audio, then they will just show up down here at the bottom, layered on top of each other. So it could be music, it could be sound effects, and it could be recorded. Now that you know some of the ways to add different kinds of audio, Let's go in and see exactly how It's done. What happens when you get ready to add audio. So the first thing I wanna do here is maybe go back and pick out some music and you just click on it and it will pop into the space wherever your cursor is. That's where it will land now, that doesn't mean it has to stay there. You can take it and do lots of things with your audio once you have imported it. So you can go in and you can split it up, delete a portion of it. You can move it around. You can do lots of things with it. Now, let's also try an effect. It's done the very same way. I'm not gonna do transition here. Let's try a different sound. Again. You just click on it and it will pop right into that space where your cursor is. And you can see my cursor was at the end of the original music that I had just added. Now there are lots of other things you can do with this too. You can control the volume, you can fade in and fade out, and you can pick different pieces of audio to do that with. So there you go. Now you know how to insert audio. 7. How to Export a Project in InShot: Now it is time to export our final project. So I've pulled together some video clips here. Just a short trip going to the grocery store so that we'd have something to work with. So you see all of the clips there at the bottom. Those are the clips that we're going to use to make a final project. This is how you pull everything together and you render that final video with everything together. So you're going to click that top button there, hit Save. You can see here the different resolution sizes that you can save. So you have four K, you have 1080, which would be high definition, and you have the 720, which would be just your standard definition. You also have the frame rate that you can change and then whether or not you want which format you want to actually save it in. Now one of the things you want to think about is more features and items you have in your project, the bigger the file size is going to be. So you see my estimated size, there is 150. If I had more picture in picture, if I had a lot of different transitions, a lot of texts, if I had multiple audio tracks, then that would cause that file size to be longer. And it would also result in this portion here where it is rendering the final video project to take longer. So the more features that you have in there, the bigger file size you're going to have, then also, the longer it's going to take for you to render this project. So keep that in mind if you're on a really tight time frame. And that's your final project. At this point, you'll find your project back in your pictures folder. So let's head back over there. That there's also the final video down here at the bottom that has been rendered. And now you have your final project. 8. 8 CrCreate a Project using the InShot App: Now for your project, you're going to create a 30-second video. So let's go ahead and open up the project. You will need to pull in video or pictures, insert them. Let's also add a title so that you will have that for your video. Put that at the beginning of the video so that you have things in the right order. Import pictures and photos. Not anything particular, but you can try to tell a story if you'd like to do that. Add audio by recording yourself. Now, shoot for goal of thirty-seconds and then render the final video and share your project. 9. Course Wrap up: The best thing about being able to have these efficient tools right on your phone is that you're able to do some of the other things that you really want to do. You can jump right out into the world and start recording. And you don't necessarily need all of the fancy tools and fancy equipment that you think you need. You don't necessarily need to spend a whole lot of money. You can now learn so many techniques and be able to use them right on your phone. So those are some of the things that I hope you've picked up in this particular course. Some of the things that will help you as you try out in shot for some of your projects that you're working on. So thanks for taking the course and enjoy all of what you've learned in this course. Thanks.