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Edit for YouTube: Video Editing Basics in Final Cut Pro

teacher avatar Daniel Nwabuko, Demystifying Photography x Videography

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction

      2:29

    • 2.

      Class Project

      2:19

    • 3.

      Intro to Final Cut Pro

      4:09

    • 4.

      Creating a Library

      6:52

    • 5.

      Importing Into FCP

      8:21

    • 6.

      Creating a Project

      6:23

    • 7.

      Adding Clips to Timeline

      6:14

    • 8.

      Cutting Your A-Roll

      12:13

    • 9.

      Cuts & Transitions

      12:59

    • 10.

      Graphics: Titles and Lower Thirds

      12:32

    • 11.

      Using Graphics to Tell Your Story

      7:33

    • 12.

      Keyframing and Animation

      7:57

    • 13.

      Sound Design

      13:51

    • 14.

      Recap & Conclusion

      3:08

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About This Class

The editing of a video is where we bring all the video ideas together. No matter how good the lighting, the cameras used in creating the video, if you miss it in the editing, the video may not do very well. 

In this class, we will be demystifying how to edit Youtube videos - for beginner creators. Whether you want to learn how to edit vlogs, product reviews, you want to create some tutorials, or you're just curious and want to know how video editing works; this class would be a great fit for you. 

We will be: 

  • Breaking down how most video editing programs are structured;
  • Learning how to import and arrange your clips in your video editor; and 
  • Learning how to arrange your clips in your timeline to create your final video

We will also be learning about cuts, transitions, and B-Roll which are all fundamental skills that are used by video editors to achieve a great edit. 

This class has been created with the beginner editor in mind to help you walk confidently through the subject of video editing. 

There are lots of different video editing software on the market today but for this class, we will be using Final Cut Pro - a beginner friendly editing software. That being said, no matter what program you decide to use, this class will still have a lot that you can learn from as the knowledge gained here is transferrable to other editing programs. 

We will be working together on a project throughout the duration of the class, so that you can get a hands-on experience, not just theoretical knowledge and by the end of this class you will have a draft for your own Youtube intro video. 

If you're looking to learn how to edit your own YouTube videos or you want to gain a behind the scenes into the world of video editing, join me and let's have some fun learning together. 

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1. Introduction: Editing a video is really where it all comes together. No matter how good the lights, the cameras, or even the events that happen in the video are. If you miss it in the edit, that video might not do very well. So in this class, we're going to be demystifying editing Youtube videos for beginner creators. What's up y'all, Daniel here and I'm a photographer, videographer, and I create content teaching you how to create your own content. In this class, you're going to be learning how to create videos for Youtube. Whether you're looking at logs, reviews, tutorials, or you're just looking to learn how to edit videos in general. This class is designed to give you a bouncing board for you to begin your journey. We're going to begin by looking at the general structure of most editing programs on the market. And then we're going to move on to arranging your clips so that they're easily accessible to you as you make your way through the editing process. And finally, we're going to look at putting all your chosen clips on the timeline to arrange them in the order you want and create your final video. We'll also be talking about cuts, transitions, and how to add some B roll to your video in order to support your primary story. And if you don't know what any of what I've just mentioned means, well, we're going to be demystifying everything in this class. This class is designed for beginner creators who are looking to take their first few steps into the world of video editing. There are lots of editing programs on the market today. And in this class we're going to be using Final Cup Pro. That being said, no matter what programs that you decide to use, there's still going to be a lot for you to learn from this class as we'll be looking at fundamental terms that you can transfer from one program to another program. So there's definitely something in here for you throughout the class, we're going to be working on how I created my own Youtube introduction video so that you can get some hands and experience, not just theoretical knowledge. By the end of this, you're going to have at least your first draft for your own introduction video. If this sounds like what you've been looking for on how to edit your own Youtube videos, or you just want to get a look into the behind the scenes of how these videos are made, join us for this class and I'll see you in the next lesson. 2. Class Project: Welcome and thank you for deciding to take this class with me. I think it's going to be a great class together. I think there's a lot to learn here and I'm really excited to be able to journey with you through the process before we jump into everything that we have planned for the class. I just want to take a moment for us to talk about the class project. The idea of the class project is that you're able to get some hands on experience. I don't just want to talk about this thing that we're doing during the editing process. I want you to be able to do something as well. So that by the end of this class, you're able to come up with something tangible, something to be like, this is what I did and I got out of this class. The project set for this class is that you will be editing your own Youtube channel intro video. Now through the class, you're going to be learning how I edited my own Youtube channel Intro video. And I want you to be able to do that by the end of this class. So by the end of every lesson, we're going to summarize what the lesson was all about. And each lesson has a part at the end called your turn. So your turn is where I'll be telling you what to go ahead and do on your video, on your video editing software. So that as you make your way through the class, you'll be able to come up with something by the end of the class to show that you have taken this class and that thing would be your Youtube channel intro. That being said, I think it's going to be a good idea to first of all, go through the entire class just so that you get a general overview of what editing looks like, the behind the scenes of editing. And then come back and use this class just as a pointer, you know, to get this one detail and one detail from here. And of course each class is titled so that if there's something you're missing from a particular section, from a particular lesson, you'll be able to find it easily. I think this is going to be really exciting. So if you've been looking for a way to get that video out your system, welcome here. I'm glad to journey with you through the process. Let's go ahead and start off with lesson one. See you in class. 3. Intro to Final Cut Pro: Before we jump right into editing, I want us to take a look at the program that we're going to be using. Again, we're using Final Cut Pro and we're going to be looking at this program. Just to get a quick breakdown of the general structure of all editing programs. I want to say most editing programs are set up the same way. You would generally have the same kind of things. For example, say timeline. You need a timeline in every program, so you're going to have one. The thing is, where is it going to be? And most times they're usually set up in the same places, but in case they're not, in case you're using a program that's different, feel free to just take the names that I'm giving and find out where it is on your program. So this is final cut pro. This is a general layout of the program. This is what it looks like. There's nothing here right now, but we'll be adding things in. I just want to show you what it looks like. So on the top left here, we have the part that is for the library and the browser. So library, just the same way the name sounds is where you have all the documents, all the audio visual pictures, you know, whatever it is, the music, sound, sound, sound bytes that you're going to be using for your editing. That's where we keep them. Everything comes into the library. The browser is where you're able to look through files. So if you have a video file and before you put it on the timeline where you're going to be editing, you kind of just want to see what it is. Get a preview of it. Just click on the video file here and it would show you the content of that file. Now right here in the middle is our preview window. So if I click on the video, because I want to check out what the video is, that preview window is where the video is going to be showing up. That's where everything is going to be showing up. And as you can see, I put my face there right now, just so you can, you know, you can get a glimpse of what it looks like. And that's kind of what it looks like when an actual video is playing. On the right of that, we have the inspector window. Now, by the way, I just should mention that all of these windows, you can kind of just click on the lines that are associated with thumb on the edge of thumb, click and drag. Click to re, arrange and all that kind of fun stuff. So the inspector window is where you make changes to a selected media. So for example, if I have a video and maybe I want to change the volume of that particular video, the inspector window is where I'll do that. It also lets me do things like color grading, Lots of that good stuff happens. And of course, as we move farther in the series, I'm going to be showing you exactly what it is that happens there. And, you know, you're going to be seeing all of that stuff. And now for the main part, I think this is the main parts. This is where everything happens. This window down here and you can see it's the widest is taking up the most real estate is our timeline window. And that is where we created a series of events that's going to be happening in the video that you're creating. For example, this video you're watching right now, was created on a timeline. That is to say I say A, I say, I say C, and then I put them together on the timeline. I can make a clip of A, a clip of B and a clip of C and put them together on the timeline. Now of course, I can also record A, B, and C and then kind of rearrange it and make it like put C to happen before A. That is called non linear editing. That means, you know, I'm able to change the arrangement of things. All of that happens on the timeline. So that's kind of a generality of what most video editing softwares look like. And these ones are called ans non linear editors. Again, just like I mentioned because you can record ABC but then rearrange it to be CAB, or CBA or BCA. Whatever the case is, we're going to be working in this space and of course I'm going to be explaining things as we go further in the class. So sit back the next lesson. We're going to start importing stuff, or we're going to start looking at how the libraries and all of that good stuff works. Seeing the next lesson. 4. Creating a Library : In the previous lesson, I did a quick breakdown to show you the anatomy of video editing softwares and the different things that they have in them. Well, in this lesson, we're going to start bringing things in. We're going to start moving some media into our editing software so that you can actually see how things really play out. Now let's go back and take a look here before we start editing. One of the things that I really encouraged that you should get used to is make sure that you have some sort of system with arrangement of your media. For example, I'll show you what mine looks like. You can see that for every media. And remember that in this class we are doing a YouTube channel intro is what we're doing, right? And so for every I've already dated, you can see the name right here. I have 2032 and that's just numbers that I keep track of. And it also has the name YouTube channel intro. So that is the name of the folder that is going to contain everything that has to deal with creating this YouTube video, this YouTube channel interval. So you can see that I have them numbered out. And the first thing is first raw footage. I have all the raw footage. That's where everything goes. And I'm gonna go ahead and click on that raw footage so you can see what is in it. There's an arrow, There's a bureau, there's an iPhone, and I know that you may not know what the arrow and Bureau are just yet, but if we track with me, I'm gonna be explaining that to them a little down the road here, but the arrow comes from just one camera. I'm going to do a preview here so that you can see what that looks like. I'm just gonna go ahead and that is this camera. This is the view that we're gonna be getting from the arrow camera. Okay, I'm gonna go ahead and show you the B-roll camera. And also idea is the same. You can see here if I move it, you can see that this is a different cameras, so this is pretty much angle two. And then I also have one that says iPhone. That's because I also recorded with my iPhone. So I have two of them here. You can see that. And so I'm just gonna go ahead and show you a preview of that. Kind of looks like the arrow camera, but you can see that as different both in quality and in the angle. Point is I want you to create a system that you use to arrange all the audio, the videos, and on mine here you can see that we have the raw footage stored in one place with a different cameras. We have the video assets which we currently don't have any, but we may be adding some here if we need. So in the future, we have audio assets. Audio assets would include things like soundbites and maybe sound effects, or maybe a song that I want to be playing throughout while the video is playing. I'll put that in audio assets, photo assets, makes sense. And then for the project library file, whenever you start a new project, when you start to do a new video editing in Final Cut Pro, it creates a new library, a new project. And I'm again, I'm gonna be showing you what those things look like in Final Cut Pro. But I usually like to store that somewhere in the folder that contains anything that has to do with that video that we're creating. That to say you wants to arrange your videos on your computer properly before you open up your editing software. Trust me, it will save you a lot of time. It would alleviate a lot of stress. I've been in situations where I literally recorded a video and I throw it on my computer, had to go out, come back. When I came back, I did not know where I had my video, so I couldn't edit that video. Cost me time, cost me stress. I just want to say save yourself from that and get yourself some sort of arrangement system and feel free to copy mine if that works for you, back into our editing software and we're gonna go ahead and do an import. Now, there's a few ways to do an import. You can see there's an arrow right here. It has the down, downward pointing that is for importing, but I tried to click it and we can't do any clicking right now. The reason is because there's no library open. Now gonna do a quick breakdown of fun how Final Cut breaks down its structures. Final card has this tiered system of arrangements. If you're going to create any video, if you're going to create any projects, the first thing it wants from you is that you create a library, a library that is going to contain all the folders. A library that is going to contain all the information, audio, photo, video, whatever the case is, a library. Now, after the library Photoshop would now start meeting you to create events. Now, inside of the events is where there are different events. Just as an example, I might create a library and the name of the library is how to edit a video class. But then there are different lessons inside the class. And so I have to create those events. Those are those lessons in it. So it needs a library first and then an event next. And then thirdly, it needs these things called projects. Now projects are where the editing, the tiny little edits work. That means maybe I want to put class one and class two and class three. I can make a whole project and mini-projects for that class one, and then a project for class two, and then a projects for class three. And so that is kind of how that works. Again, I'm gonna be showing you all these things so that you're not just working on theoretical knowledge. So I'm gonna go ahead File New and I'm going to be creating a new library. I'm going to hit that. And of course this is going to be asking me, where do I want to store the library? Like I mentioned before, I want to store that library under my Project library files that I've previously created in the YouTube channel intro document. So I'm gonna be storing it here and I'm going to be naming it and hit Save. And now we have a project library. Now you can see that our project library selected here, but at the same time, you can see on the right are inspector has started to come alive. Just like I previously mentioned. Inspector has thought it's come alive with different information with regards to the library. It's asking different things with regards to the library. Now, I would not be too concerned about that right now because we haven't really done anything in the library. In the next lesson where we're going to start talking about what's actually important. The footage into the library 5. Importing Into FCP: So let's go ahead and begin importing. Now you can see that the import media logo has shown up here or the icon has shown up here. We can click that to import. We can go ahead and click this one down here. And you can see that when you hover over it, it says import media from device or from cameras, from whatever the case is. You can also hit File and go ahead and hit Import and media. By the way, there's some keyboard shortcuts and I'm gonna be going through as we go through our lessons here. And you can see that for this one for importing is Command I. So I'll go ahead and hit that imports and it pulls up our important window. So all you wanna do here is you want to go ahead and locate the file that you're gonna be working with. In this case is 2302 underscore to YouTube channel intro. So all we have to do is just go ahead and locate that. Now I've gone ahead, I've located my file. It might be quite tempting to just go ahead and click on the File and then click Import selected. But it'll be a great idea if we're actually able to go through the things on the side here just to know what those things are and so that you can have smooth editing process. Again, the whole thing about this whole editing thing is that there's a lot of pre editing that goes into the whole process. You have to do a pre-production work of arranging things, making sure that you are setting things up properly so that when you get into the editing phase, you are good to go. You don't have any problems and you're not coming running back to make changes and all that. So let's go ahead and look through all of these. So as you can see here, the first question is asking me, is do you want to add to an existing events? Now, in this case, Final Cut Pro goes ahead and it creates, automatically creates an events for you, create an event and it dates the event according to the day. So of course that's what it has done there. You can either use that or you can create a new event and then name your event and all of that. I personally don't bother about that. I'm fine with the day. I'll go ahead and do that. Now, next thing is the files. It says files. Do you want to copy this to the project library files which you want to leave them in place. Now the reason Final Cut Pro is asking this is sometimes you can be working off an external hard drive or the folders are, the videos are stored, it's actually stored on an external hard drive. So it's saying, do you want to leave files in the place where they're stored? In this case, it's on that external hard drive, or do you want to copy them to this project library file? So that means it would make a duplicate file of the original and move them into that project library file. I don't wanna do that. I don't need to do that. If I put an SD card into my computer, Final Cut Pro knows that it cannot work of an SD card as the cards are not strong enough to take on the weight of editing. Final Cut Pro would say, Hey, you need to move this file out of that place. So it would not say, I don't want to leave that found the place where it is currently that places too weak for me to work. It's going to move that fall over. It's going to give you the option of moving that file over to a place of your choice. So probably in the library. So that's what that means. Now the next thing it asks you is if you wants to use the keywords, now for anybody who's a Mac user, you probably know that you can just pick a thing, right-click on it and you can add tags to it. So it's pretty much just asking you, do you want to use that tags associated with that document that you'd like to bring into Final Cut Pro for us to use as part of an identification of that particular video. If you want that take on debt from finder tags or it also sees from folder. Now of course, I did some arrangements. These are them right here. Raw folder, video assets, audio assets. Do you want us to imports those identification tags and bring them into Final Cut Pro personally, I choose, yes. So it's going to be doing all of that for me and creating some more arrangement inside of Final Cut Pro. The next thing is analyze video personally, I don't deal with these much. This the top part where it says whether you want to balance the color or find people. Again, Final Cut Pro, it has this effect where it can actually look through people's faces and identify their faces, commonly used in documentary. I don't need that. This is not a documentary is asking whether it should balance out the colors. No, I don't need that. I want to do all the editing color anything myself. I need to do any of that. So I'm not taking any of those. Next thing, transcode, create optimized media and proxy media. I personally usually create proxy media. And the reason for that is files are large. You want to create a three-minute video, but because of all the mistakes in it, you end up creating a 10-minute video. So those vowels become really large files. What's an optimized media and proximity, proximity especially would do for you is it will take that 10 min file, say this one is a three gigs file. It would remove some information from it, maybe make it slightly blurry, just decrease the quality by a little bit, and then create a smaller replica of it. That way, when you're editing, your computer is not suffering so much work. It's not editing a ten gig file. It's now editing a file that's just one gig because it created a copy of it. And handling a one gig file is easier than Handel at ten gig file So that's what it does. And then that's what you're working with, edits. And of course, when you're exporting, you can tell it's hey, link on my LinkedIn, one gig file, link it right back to the original file. That way you're exporting in the original quality as compared to your one gig. I hope that makes sense. Then it's just asking what kind of codec is it's going to bring into this. These are more advanced options. I must say codecs are relatively advanced since we're working with beginner stuff, I usually go with progress proxy works for me. H.264, that's kinda what your phones record in. So it's just pretty much just asking which of these do you want to choose? I do ProRes. It's higher-quality, works for me. Then it's asking about the frame size. So the frame, how much would you like me to divide that original media if it was ten gigs and I say make the frame size 50%. That means the next valley creates for the proxy is going to be about five gigs. And of course you can see that it has all the different options here. So you can do that not just by percentage, but you could also do that by dimension. Analyze audio, generally don't touch those ones. Again, I want to do all the audio editing myself so that the computer that I would not go ahead and mess anything up for me so I don't even check out those. You can look through them because some of them are quite helpful like this removed silent channels. That means if there was any time you were not talking in your video, it would actually cut out those parts of that video because chances are they're useless. But then again, they're not always. So you kinda wanna be very sure if you're going to be checking any of those. And so that is kind of how that works. And say it's close window after you start imports, import the selected stuff. That is what I'm going to be going with and I'm gonna go ahead and hit that imports. And you can see that now it's just started to populate everything. You can see that all the videos have now come into Final Cut Pro and we are ready or almost ready, I guess, to start editing. And I'm going to go ahead again. This is the library section. This is the browse section. I'm going to click on the Library parts and you can see that it has those events ready for me, those tags, the arrow, the raw footage B-roll. And if I click on raw footage, you will see what is stored in the raw footage, what is stored in the arrow, what is stored in the B-roll, what is stored in the iPhone, exactly how I wanted it. So now that we have successfully imported our media, we have our library up and running. We're going to go ahead and start looking at what happens when we bring things in and how, what is the final step of arranging things before we go ahead and start throwing things on the timeline. In the next lesson, we're gonna be talking about that. Stick around 6. Creating a Project: In the previous lesson, we talked about importing media into your library. Well, now that we have done that and we have things settled and we have things set up a little bit. We have our library, we have our events, we're going to start looking at. Are there any other things that we can do to help us in the editing process, in the preparation stages before we start creating our project. So let's go ahead and jump right back into Final Cut Pro. As you can see, we have all of our footage here. And just like earlier mentioned, you can see that there are different angles, different cameras, different readings. And you can also see that our inspector channel has come alive. Again. There are different things that the inspector can do here. You have things that are concerned more with the video part of the video or the audio part, and then just general information about the media that we're looking at. And you can see the name of it, you can see things associated with it. So all of these things are contained as part of the information of the video. Now, we have different angles showing kind of similar events. And the first thing that we want to do, I personally, I just like to make sure that everything is okay. And so I like to do a quick run through of the videos just makes it that everything is okay. From my recording, I know what my main angle is and it's this one right here, the 2300 to W3, basically video W3. And that's my main angle. I know that this is my phone angle because I can see the quality in it. And by the way, you guys are gonna be seeing a lot of behind the scenes here, just seen a lot of the craziness that happens when you have to record videos. And of course with this one, I noticed the BTS. So the first thing I'm going to be checking out is my main video. I'm going to go ahead and play that. You play that by hitting the spacebar button, just hit space and it will play whatever you've selected. Three. Alright? So as you can see, I know that things are fine with this one. And as you can see, I did a camera one, camera two, camera three. I personally like to just check and make sure that everything is recording. I currently have this camera right now. I also have this one back here, and I did the same thing just to make sure everything is recording, of course, including the mikes this way, just shown a little bit of a behind the scenes. So hello. So I'm gonna be doing the same for the other videos. Now you can see I went to camera 12.3 and then I did a class. Can be two or three. So you see that collaborate there, that clap. I use it for myself to sync my audios around. If I if I have multiple cameras going on, I use it to sync my audios. That is to say at the place where I clap on one video, I should be clapping in another video. I'm gonna show you how that works later in this lessons. But I'm going to show you that it's the same thing for the other videos as well. And just so you know, in Final Cut Pro and with some other programs as well, space block is to play the video. But you have hotkeys and shortcuts like J, K, and L. If I hit the J key, it's going to rewind the video. If I hit the J key again, you can see makes it faster. I'm going to hit L. L does the opposite. Spacebar. Hit L1 time. You can see that I am coming into frame, hit L again. And you can see that it makes things faster. So the more I press the L button, it makes things faster, of course, up to a certain point. And then that, that's how that works. So I've hit that camera wants to three again and then the action clap. So I know that I'm wearing I need to be I got I've got the right video and then I'll do the same thing for the third one just to make sure again, that was a little bit. So I know that these are the videos that I have. The first video was this one, the second one is this one. And the third one from my phone is going to is probably going to be the 49 because I checked this out before. So let's take a look here. Spacebar to preview, hit the L to move faster. 23. Beautiful. So the three videos that I'm going to be needing from this currently are the W3, that one there, this other camp to W3 and the 644.9. Now I'm going to go ahead and make a project. You can see here it says new project, there's nothing there. And remember that we have the libraries, we have the events in the library, and then we have the project. So I'm going to create a project where we can go ahead and start working to clipping up, snipping these videos in front are called pro here all I have to do is click that. I can do that can cleave that just by hitting the new project. Or I can also go here, File New Project. You can see there's a hot key there, Command N, new projects. It's asking me for the project name. Is there an event and all of this fun stuff. Now you can have custom settings. I'm not going to be going into that right now. Most programs do not need you to enter in every single custom settings. So if you're not sure of it, just go back to the simple settings when you start feeding it videos, it would automatically create the settings for you. So I'm gonna go ahead project name. I'm going to name that channel intro. I'm going to say number one. The reason I say number one is personally, there are times where I have to create more than one of these videos or somehow structure them differently. That's not always the case, but number one, just for starters, I'm going to hit Okay, and now we have our project. We are finally in that space where the timeline down here is alive. And we can start doing the chopping up of our videos to get our story out of it. In the next lesson, I'm going to go ahead and start pulling things into our timeline to create what it is that we mean. Seeing you the next lesson. 7. Adding Clips to Timeline: We're gonna go ahead and start throwing things on the timeline. We've done a good job of creating our projects. It's time to start breaking things down and putting them on a timeline. When it comes to putting things on a timeline, know, honesty, different people work different ways. So I'm gonna be showing you how I do it. Feel free to change some of the things that I do. So for this particular video, I already have my main video. I have my main camera. I noticed this one right here. Now, here's the thing just in case I might forget which ones I selected, because remember the three cameras, three different angles. I want to make sure that I have all of them. In Final Cut Pro. If you tap on a certain clip in the browser and you hit the key F, you can see that a green line just appeared above it. F means that's a favorite. That means hey, you liked this video. Now you can see that this particular video is completely circled in yellow. That is to say that the whole video has been selected. Is there a way to select just a little part of the video because maybe I don't want the whole video. Maybe I just want this part of the video and this chunk of the video. The answer is yes. Let's take another video. For example, say we have this camera W2, okay? And you can see that when I hover over the edge of that video, I get an arrow. If I click and drag that arrow, you can see that that yellow line starts to move. That is called our end point. Now the point on the other side is the outpoint. So if I click on the out points, I can click and drag. And you can see that it's not selecting the whole video anymore. It's selecting a part of that video. And I can go ahead and actually hit F. And if I hit F, you can see that a favorited that part. Now, this is not my favorite. I don't have that as a favorite, so I just hit Control Z and he took that off because I don't need that video currently. At least. The idea is sometimes and some videos you have an end point and an out point, and that's just what part of the videos you'll want to select. Is there some things that you want to select this compare to selecting the whole thing. So that's what the endpoint is. Like. I said, keyboard shortcuts for everything. If I click this video and I want my endpoints to be where the red line is. Instead of dragging, I can just hit the button. And you can see that when I hit I on the keyboard, it creates an endpoint I can create. I can go to another part of it and hit the 0 button and it creates an outpoint. That's an in and an out. In this case, I want the whole video to start with. So I'm just gonna go ahead and drag the whole thing adds to the edges of the video. Now, for me to drop this video on my timeline, very simple. There are three keys I want you to remember. There's a q, there's a W, and there's the E. I probably should have started with the e because what the EAD does is when I select the video, whether it's the full video or a part of it. Once I hit the E button, it drops the whole video on the timeline, given me the opportunity to begin work on that video. And so it just puts the whole video there for you. Now, there is the W key and there's a Q. I'm going to show those with some other examples. By the way, I'm just gonna go ahead and favorite this one and favorite this video as well. And I can see that we have three favorite videos because those were the three videos that I had marked out for. The ones that I'm going to be using on this particular project. So I'm gonna go ahead and in the case of say, this second video, I'm going to click on the video. You're going to select a clip. I'm going to hit the, I let it play space-bar, play with the space bar for a little bit to pause it right back and hit 0. Now you can see that in Essex selected just a little clip pro tip. You can actually zoom into your videos that are in the browser with the command plus and minus buttons to see exactly where you are. Fine-tuned things a little bit. And so I'm gonna go ahead and that video that we selected, you can see right there, I'm gonna go ahead and hit the W. And I don't know if you noticed that, but right here in the middle here, that video was added. It's right there. So that's that video. I'm gonna go ahead and play this for you, capturing the world around us, including my own. So you can see that it creates a breakpoint wherever you have that line and inserts a video there. That's what the W button does. I don't want that. I'm going to hit Command Z, take that out, and go back into our browser, get the actual videos we want. So whenever you have things zoomed in this way, if you want to get back to exactly what it looked like initially, if you just hit shift and Z, we see that it brings everything to just a general layout so that you're able to see everything. Okay, so what I want for this one is I want the whole video to be selected. But as you can see, it has something already selected and you can just hit Delete instead of what you hit option and x. And you'd see that it would de-select that everything in there has just been wiped out. Again. I personally want the full video. Select the whole video and to drop it on the timeline. I want to drop it onto the timeline, but I don't want to drop it somewhere in-between the timeline because it's just a replica of the first video except from a different angle. So I'm gonna be dropping that with our hotkey. Q. Go ahead, hit that cute. And if you notice, it kinda dropped it right on top. It dropped it where the timeline thing was. But I'm going to just easily drag that all the way to the beginning. I'm going to do the same thing for our last angle here. Select the whole video. I'm going to put my cursor at the start so that it doesn't drop. It's somewhere in the middle. And then I'm going to go ahead and hit Q. And you can see that we have all three videos here. Now that all our videos have been added onto the timeline, we're gonna be talking about making cuts to this timeline. Now this is the part that people would just generally call editing, except editing has a lot of different things underneath it. So in this part, we're gonna be going ahead and we're gonna be making cuts to the timeline 8. Cutting Your A-Roll : The previous lesson we looked at using your shortcuts to drop things into the timeline. This is already looking like a complex timeline, but we're going to be simplifying it as we go through our journey here. By the way, the reason behind shortcuts is they will speed up your process so much. It's all about the micro 15 s, 5 s here. When you compile all those things together over three-hour period, you'd see that it saves you a lot of time whenever you have multiple videos that are showing the same thing from different camera angles is called multi cam. The meeting is in the name multi and cameras. But we're just gonna be dealing with the one video here and working with that for today just to keep things less confusing. Alright, now that we have the video that we're gonna be working with in our timeline. This video is called a row. A row is the primary timeline that you're gonna be working with. So we're gonna be working on this video. The first thing that we're gonna be doing is we are gonna be cutting it up into how exactly we want the video to go given the April, we also have what we call the B-roll. The B-roll would be more for supporting videos. So for example, if I want to tell you how maybe I took a walk, I might be narrating to you that, Hey, I took a walk downtown or I went to the beach, but then I have a supporting video of say, a beach maybe showing me taking a walk on the beach. So that's kinda how it works. But in the meantime, we're gonna be stained with the April so that we can get this done. So I'm gonna be telling you the hotkeys for cutting and all that in this program. But the idea is different around different programs. So let's go ahead and take a look here. We're gonna be doing a lot of start and stop with our playing so that we can identify points where we want to stop and cut and all that kinda stuff. So let's go ahead and start watching this video. 123. Alright. I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to stop right there. The reason I'm stopping right there is first off, this part of the video where it's blurry and where I walk into the frame. I don t think I need that part of the video, so I'm going to be chopping that off. I want to start from where it says camera one. And so you can see my play head in red here. I'm going to hit the back key on teal. I'm just going to press and hold it. And it goes all the way back. And right now I'm just moving forward. I just want to adjust it to the place where I want. I think I'm going to I'm going to start from right before I say camera one. I'm going to start from right there. And in order to be able to chop off the part that comes behind this, there's a few things that I can do. I can go to the edge of it. You can see that it has this little curvy thing. I can go to the edge of it and actually drag it in. That's one of the things that I can do. I'm going to drag it out just for example sake. Another thing is I can literally make a cut in that position where we have the play head on this program, the shortcut is B, and B stands for blade, even though it shows a scissor. Some programs you might have it actually named scissors and you can find all of the tools here. These are the different tools that come with the program. So you have the blade, the zoom, and you can see all their hotkeys by them. I'm going to click that away. And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go ahead and just click on that particular place where we have our playhead. And what happens is it divides the videos into two different parts, the part before and the port after. So I'm gonna go back, hit a, or I can come back here, click select a. When I click that, you can see that that is one whole video by itself, just apart when I'm walking into the frame, I don't want that. I'm going to hit delete. And you can see it's gone. I'm going to press my Spacebar again to play this. And you can see three. Beautiful, That's where I want it to stop. I kinda wanna show that camera one, camera two, camera three, and then I want it to stop right there. And then the next thing that's going to come in is probably going to be me talking. Just as a tip. You can see right here, there are sound waves that are associated with the video there at zero right now I'm going to turn them off, just exaggerate them a little bit. Not a very good idea if you're going to be doing recording. But just in this case, you can see that it shows there is just deafness in this place. It doesn't sound like I'm doing anything here. And you can see the behind the scenes. It's me literally walking. Thank you for checking out the channel My name is. So you can see that where we have sound waves, That's where I'm talking. And so I want to go ahead and I'm going to be taken out the dead ends. I'm going to be playing through the video and taking out the dead ends. Again, the only tool that we're using here is the Blade tool. Select, just cut out whatever we don't want. I'm gonna go back and I'm just going to turn the volume down. So again, three. I'm going to pause the video there. If I press and hold, beat it, it gives me the blade tool and if I let go, it gives me my Select arrow to back. But if I tap B, it changes into just the blades to, I'm just going to be pressing and holding b just to make things move faster. Press and hold, beat, cut right there. I'm going to cut right here again, where I see that my sound waves are out and select what's in-between. Knock that out. Now let's take a look and see what we have. One camera to three, right? Welcome and thank you for checking out the chin. Of course, you can see that. You could see my hand come and touch, touch something goes towards the camera. Before I said before I did the greeting. So I'm gonna go back in there because there's work to be done. I'm gonna go in there. I'm going to be zooming in Command Plus to zoom into a timeline. And you can see that I missed out just a little bit of that silent parts. I'm going to go in there and I'm going to close that gap. Let's try this one more time. Alright. Welcome and thank you for checking out the channel. My name is Danny. Beautiful. So now we have an introduction and then we have Daniel introducing himself and his YouTube channel, which you're also gonna be doing. So that's kind of how this thing works. Nothing too crazy about it. I'm gonna be going throughout the video, I'm going to zoom right out so I can see my whole timeline. We shift said I'm gonna be going through the whole video, shopping out all the things that I do not want. Maybe I'm going to show you a few places where I do things. I'll go ahead and play this a little bit more and see what we have on this channel. We're going to be talking about all things content creation related. Now you can see my hands reaching towards a camera. That's because I have something that has the notes of what I'm gonna be saying and it was attached close to the camera. It's a tiny little teleprompter, really. Of course, you don't want that in the actual video. So I'm gonna be cutting all of those places out where I see myself reaching for the camera. Let's take a look and see right here the creation related, right, as this age-related, I'm going to go ahead, I'm going to make a cut right there. Now, by the way, wherever you have a cursor, if you hit Command B, you'll make a cut there. That means you don't have to change into the scissor. You don't have to change into the blade to just hit Command B. There's a lot, a lot of shortcuts. You need them overtime, but just stay with a basic ones for right now, over time, you can add to your arsenal. So don't get too worried. If you're creating another command V place. I'll take that out. And let's see what we have here. I'm just going to play from the beginning. And after this, I'm going to speed up the video and I'll meet you at the end. I'm going to start from the beginning. 123. Alright. Welcome and thank you for checking out the channel. My name is Daniel. And on this channel we are going to be talking about all things content creation unrelated. If you're interested in creating your own content and you're not exactly. So you can see that the idea of how it works, and it's, again, I'm going to zoom right here because you can see, I'm just going to use my arrow keys. And you can see that you can see my hand coming right back. When this clip starts, we're going to use my zoom in. And I'm going to take out that part right there because I'm, by the way, I'm just using the sound here. I can see where there's no sound and I'm just taking it out. Okay. Let's try this one more time. Things, content creation unrelated. If you're interested in creating your own content and you're not exactly. So that is how we're going to be creating the a cots. The first thing first, I want to take out all this silent points. I want to take up points where I was not focused, things like that, but I'm keeping the whole message in and this is what your ACO is going to meet off while you are creating your own videos. So at this point, I want you to walk with me, create your a carts to really have me playing in the background or whatever you want and just create that a cot and we'll go from there. Alright, so I've gone ahead and I've made all the cuts that I want. Now at the start of the video, if you did check, I did because I usually do. This video was 3 min and 20 s long. You could have seen that somewhere at the top there. If I'm able to put that in here, I tried to do that, but if not, just believe me, the video itself was 3 min and 20 s long. And actually we can actually take a look here. Let's see from the original video, you can actually see here where it says 310. This is a clip, forgive my face. From the original video. So let's get back to here. So let's say it's 310, but after cutting, we have come all the way down to a minute and about 40 s somewhere in 40-50. This is to show how much of time you can cut out in your cutting process. And this is just a short little bit of behind the scenes of how much more people who are recording videos have to record in order to create the edits that you get. If you find that you are editing way more videos and you thought you would, Don't worry about it. Don't get stressed about it. It happens. The editing process is where we come back, put everything on the table, and cut out all the junk that we don't need. So I've gone ahead and I've done my editing. I've cut out all of that stuff and a few things that I should point out to you while I was going through my editing. There are these things called markers. Now my markers, you can hit the end button. So if I have my play head right here, I can actually just hit the M, M for Mark, leave a mark and you see that it leaves a marker. Now the markers, the function of them is you can leave a note, I can literally double-tap this notes and saves. I wanted to leave a marker here. And that's how markers work. And the idea is that you can literally leave notes while you are editing your stuff. So just be aware of that. It's something that helps. Now let's take a look at some of the markers that I left here. For this marker, I'm just going to double-click. I said transition here. Here. I said Jake caught here, both of which I'm gonna be showing you how they both work. Both transitions and J cuts. But in the meantime, I just want to let you know that markers that are very important. So we're going to go ahead now that we're done the cots in the next video, we're going to start talking about transitions, how to go from one color to another. Cons 9. Cuts & Transitions: In the previous lesson, we looked at how to chop up our video, how to cut it up to get our story in tax to make it make sense. Now we're going to start looking at how to smooth things out. It's just a little bit so that the cots that we've made makes sense and they're not distracting. Let's go ahead and jump right in. I'm going to start off by playing this clip here, three. Alright, welcoming. You can see that I do the clap thing and then I go right into talking. Now, one of the things I've considered for this video is the pace. I kinda want this video to have a quick, fast paced Everything. We're just moving from scene to scene. A lot of times you see this on YouTube is a thing that is at this point, except it on YouTube. So to SSR for whatever videos that you're making, you can probably do it except you're looking to make things like documentaries, storytelling. Then in cases like that, it's a little more dicey because you, the story has to flow. But in these talking head videos where you're just seeing my face, It just seemed my head that allowed. So we're going to stick with that because we're creating a YouTube intro video. So I won't mind to go fast paced really, bam, bam, bam. And so that's what we're looking at. So right after the clap, I jump right in. So I'm gonna go ahead and play a little more of this video and see if there are any things where we could change, make things a little smoother. All things content creation unrelated. If you're interested in creating your own content, whether that's short form. So you can see right here, I'm going to start playing from right here, just less. Take that again. On this channel we're going to be talking about all things content creation related. If you're interested in creating your own content, whether that's short form. So you can see that in-between here related, if you're interested in, it just jumps right into the next video. Now sometimes that works, some other times it doesn't work personally. I kinda like to ease into the next video by just making a little bit of a change. By the way, Visa card hard cuts, hard courses where you jumped from one video right into the next clip or from one clip to the next clip without anything to ease into buffer that space. And sometimes can be really hard. So there are these things called transitions. And the function of a transition is the goal transit from one clip to another clip is as simple as that. Now every program has them on Final Cut Pro. You can find it somewhere down here on the timeline. It's just at the bottom here. And you can kinda see that sign is kind of like a merge sign where two things meet. And so if you click that, it's gonna give you a bunch of transitions. Now, I should say that not all the transitions would you see on my end, some, some of them have had to pay for and purchase. You might have to do that over time, or depending on what software you're using, you might find what you want. Okay, so one of the ones that I personally like to use is this just a camera transition? And this is my personal favorite. And it's a very quick remember, the whole point of this video is, I want it to move quick, quick, quick, quick, quick. And so all I gotta do is I'm going to carry this transition, drag it over to the timeline where I want it, and that's where I'm going to place it. By the way, you can see that if you hover over the transition, it kind of gives you what the transition does. You can see the first, the first video or the first frame. And then as you swiped through the transition, it swipes into the next one. So let's take a look and see what that looks like here. Things content creation related. If you're interested in creating your own content, whether that's shore, see how smooth that went. It was not just punch, it was like less swipe over to the next page. Let's see what's happening on the next page. Transitions make everything just move a little more smoother. So I'm going to zoom into my timeline here. With transitions, you can actually increase or decrease the duration by clicking at the edges and you can drag it out, or you can drag it in. Now, if I drag it in, I'm decreasing the duration of a transition. So that means the effect is going to be quicker. So I've just done that here. Let's take a look and see what that looks like. And encourage unrelated if you're interested in creating your own content. So you can see that it went real fast. I was a little too fast for my liking. I think I want a little more buffer room there. So let's go ahead and open this up just a little bit more. Let's see, related. If you're interested in creating your own, I kinda liked that works for me. He gets the job done smooth. So I love it. I think we're doing great there. So I'm going to go to the end of the next clip just to see, okay, is this something that we should do in there as well? We're gonna be going through. By the way, this is another clip I've zoomed in and let's take a look and see what we have and just going to just picking random points in plane to see how the one clip goes into the next clip, maybe even some tech related stuff. Well, you're on the right. We're gonna be going through understanding the basics of create. So again, we have another heart cots. And the thing is with the transitions that I have, I don't want a dizzy you out. I don't want everything to be like swipe, swipe, swipe. A little bit of it might become a little too much. There's other things that we can do to the videos. So you can see that again, we have a hard caught going from here and just going into the next one. By the way, if you hit the S button on your keyboard As you scroll with your mouse through the timeline, you'll be getting a preview play of it. I personally don't like it. I keep it off. I hit my S button, turns it off. And you can see it right here. You can see this icon right here. This is the icon that is for skimming. So I like to keep my turned off. When you turn your skimming on, you can either turn the skimming audio on or off, and that's the icon right there. So if I hit S, you can see schemes with audio, but if I don't want the audio, I can just hit that right there. And now we're skimming without audio. I personally don't really like my skimming. Turned on, hit the S button, I turn it off. Okay. So we're gonna go back again. See what this looks like. You're on the right place. We're gonna be going through. Understand? Okay. So like I said, hard caught. What am I gonna do with this video? What am I going to do to make it just slightly different? So kinda compensate for that cut. One of the things I like to do is just a little trick. I click on the video and I'm going to go into the inspector part of the video. I'm actually going to zoom into this video. Here's how that's going to work. I hit the scale or you can see that there are lots of different options here. You can crop the video from the left and you can see it's cropping from the right, top and bottom. That's not what we're looking for. We can also distort it. Many things that we can do. I'm gonna hit Command Z, but here what we're looking for his work, trying to scale it. I just want to zoom into it. I want to punch into it. So I'm gonna go ahead here, hit that scale. I can see my hair is starting to go out of frame. That's no problem. What I'm gonna do is with the x and y values, x is the horizontal plane and y is the vertical plane. So I'm gonna go ahead, hit my x when it goes into the negative, you can see that I'm moving lefts, positive, moving rightward. So hit my x go low, negative, hit my y, come down just a little bit. Now, I'm going to take a look at the previous clip. You can see where my face is. I kinda wanna keep my face in the same position at all times. This is something that would make or mar your video. Sometimes it's one of the unwritten rules. So I'll say keep your face in the middle at all times. If your face is in the middle. But you can see that my face here, it goes from being somewhere around here and it shifts a little bit. I don't like that with a new video, I want to move that back hitting the x. Let's take a look. And you can see that my face is relatively in the same position. That's kinda what I wanted and I'm going to draw it down just a little bit with the y-value and the scale. All. I'm also going to reduce that value just a little bit. So we have that scale. Now, let's take a look and see what this looks like. Okay, we're gonna go back and play forward some tech related stuff. Well, the right place, we're gonna be going through understanding the basics of creating content now. And you notice that that zoom, it kinda looks like, okay, something happened. The cameras zoomed in and it feels as if it was the zoom that change. Do you want to really recognize that there was a really hard cuts that happened in this space. That's one of the tricks. Just making these tiny little changes might save you so much in the long run. Videos and less distracting and tiny little things like this. I think I'm going to go ahead. I'm going to click on that video and still make it smaller. So my head is not so big in the frame. Let's take a look here. We haven't at 01:03 and I can see that we have a low black space at the top here. I'm going to zoom out from this. You can see that I just hit this year to zoom out. So I want to see a little more of a frame and tiny little changes, tiny little changes. I'm going to pull the video up so that it's not getting out and creating black spaces in the frame. Because if I hit the Y too much, you can see what it does. It moves the whole video. I don't want that. Alright, so let's go back play this one more time. There's a lot of going back to play your videos. I hope you get it at this point, but don't worry, it gets better. You get quicker with these things, your shortcuts, all of these are here to help you. Let's try that one more time. Well, you're in the right place. We're gonna be going through understanding the basics. I hope you can see how it looks, just a little smoother than just having a hard cut. These are all preferences, but these are all things that I use in my video. So the next time you're watching a video and you see something punching, maybe it was a hard cuts. Just maybe the next kind of caught that I'm gonna be introducing you to is the one called the jacket. Now the Jake got is where you have the audio from the next video come in while the previous video is still showing up. Of course, I'm gonna be showing it to you. I'm gonna go back here and just punch this back to fit so that it fits in the whole box. And like I mentioned earlier, you can make this smaller and do whatever you want. But let's stay focused on what we have to do here. So I'm gonna go ahead, just play this portion is going to be more. I'll also share my now, like I mentioned earlier, I want a quick pop, pop, pop. I want a quick video. I want things to be moving real quick. But here you can see just by looking at the audio signals that we have a lot of space going on here. Great. So what I want us to do is I want to make this move faster. I mean, I want to make a hard cut there, but because I couldn't make it hard cuts, but I don't want to. Instead what I'm gonna do is something called a J cuts for that, what I'm going to have to do is I'm gonna go ahead and select this clip. I'm going to right-click on it. I'm going to lift it from the storyline. And of course you can see the shortcuts there lift from the storyline. And what it does is it removes that clip from the primary storyline, and then it just leaves a space on the primary storyline. Clip up above, but leaving a space. Then what I'm going to go ahead and do on Final Cut is I'm gonna go ahead and shrink that space so that the audio, you can see that the videos overlap. If I put my play head there, you can see that the videos overlap. And so you would have the audio from one of them coming in before the other video has disappeared. Now of course, I'm gonna go ahead and play this. Let's see what it does. You more. I'll also share my insights. It is going to be more. I'll also share my insulin is very subtle, very subtle. I might need a little more space from this one. So I'm going, I'm increasing the dead space in the first video. So let's see what this looks like. Going to be more. I'll also share my insides. It's very subtle, very subtle. And that's kinda how you want to keep your editing. Don't want everything to be too obvious. You don't want anything too crazy, too distracting, just very subtle. I play that again one more time. Use and this is going to be more, I'll also share my insides. It's very subtle and that's all that we need. So I'm gonna go ahead, make these cuts, make these transitions whether I want a J caught or is this a hard caught or a transition, I'm going to go ahead and put them into places where I wanted the video. And you go ahead and do that to your own YouTube intro video. And I'll see you in the next lesson. 10. Graphics: Titles and Lower Thirds: So now that we're done cutting up our video, adding in all i transitions and having the skeleton of what we're gonna be working with. The next thing that we want to do is we want to bolster what it is that we're saying, are we doing in the video? Here's the thing about video. Videos are a visual experience. The audience who's watching you, they do not want to be told what is happening. They want to see what is happening. That's the whole point of making a video. If you want to describe, you probably should be doing like podcasts and things like that. But in the video world, I just want to see it. How does that play into videos? Let me just give an example here. Let's say I make a video and in the video I say my name is Daniel. You see something as simple as that needs a visual representation. And this is where things like titles come in, which is what we're gonna be talking about in this video. So let's go ahead look in this video and see how we can create these visual representations of several things that will be mentioned in the video. Let's jump right back in. Just a little change that I made here, I actually added a j cut at the start of the video here I'm going to show you what that looks like. Alright. Alright. I kinda put that clap to match with where I was saying What's up. So it just gives it that. Like I said, the idea for this video is we want to get something that moves fast, something moves quick. We've got to hit all the action points. And we're gonna be talking about SON sound design later on and just seeing how few things which sound can make a difference in the video. But right now let's keep focused. We are still on the visuals. Let's go ahead and look at this video. Welcome and thank you for checking out the channel. My name is Daniel, so let's pause right there. I just said my name is Daniel and I want something on the screen to come up and say My name is Daniel because I just did an introduction of my name. Again, visual experience. I wants to show something instead of just saying something. So let's look at titles. Titles, or basically any inscription that comes up on the screen. Anything that is written on the screen is called a title. Now there are different kinds of title. They're the ones that we call the main titles and these just titles, I just show up anywhere on the screen, but there are specific ones that we call the Lower Thirds. Lower thirds are they called Lower Thirds, whether SEO titles, but they call lower thirds because they show up in the third quadrant of the screen on the lower half or in the lower section of it. I'm gonna be showing you that because that's what we use when we do things like descriptions or we just want to lay emphasis on something else. So let's jump right in here. Final Cut Pro, you would find your titles at the top left of the screen. Here you have our library. You have music and photo library, which would be the music and photos contained on your computer. I'm not using anything directly from my computer, not yet. Here you will find titles and generators. These are two things that I hear a titles and generators. Under titles like I mentioned earlier, you have your titles, your main titles, and then you have your lower thirds. Titles are things that you can purchase. So for example, all of these ones with the naming front here, I actually have purchased just because I liked the way they look graphically. But if you're just looking for something simple, and because this class is a beginner class, I'm just going to make it all simple. We can actually go to where we have the building and the build out. Now this is a majority of the titles that are contained here in Final Cut Pro. And if you want to check what they look like, feel free to just scroll past them and you would see that while your cursor is going over them, you'd see how they appear on the screen. You can see this one's a little extra, has all the design going on? Personally? My favorite one, lots of times there are two that I use majorly. The first one is cost them because the custom one, it really just pops off. It really just shows up on the screen. And then the second one I have is my second favorite is the typewriter. And you can see how it does that. So let's go ahead and drag the typewriter from there, drag it and put it on the timeline here. Now we can see what happens. He's Daniel, and on this channel we are going to be talking. Now. Currently, it's saying My name is title, which is not my name. So I'm gonna go ahead and click that typewriter. Remember, when you click on something, you want to make some changes to it. Our inspector is where the inspector part of the screen is where we're going to make any changes to it. So that's where we're gonna go. The inspector has a few different components to it. You can see this one says text on it, and you can see the options here. I can change the font. You can see right there as I scroll through is actually changing the font. I can also change what kind of, you know, how thick the font is, bold, semi bold, and all that. I can also change the size of the font, and I don't want this to be too big, so I'm going to leave it at the default cylinder, the Inspector, I can click here show the texts inspector where it actually gives me the option of changing the name This is where I'm going to type in my name. What's up you all my name is Daniel. Go ahead. Put that in there. Now you can see that my name shows up right in the center. I don't want that. Let's go ahead and play this and see what it looks like. My name is Daniel, and on this channel we're going to talk. So I don't want my name to show up in the center. And I can see that my name also comes in a real too slow for my liking. Remember it's a fast-paced video. This is typing it just a little too slow. Don't like that. We're going to change all of that. So first things first, I can move my name from the center. How do I do that? There are a few different parameter here where you see position x, y, and z. You can see that if I drag on the X, you can see that it moves around. It moves my name around anyway, drag the y, it goes still moving, but in this case, it's going vertical. X does a horizontal. Why does a vertical z does 3D space type thing. So you can see how it's doing that. So I'm going to put the z on zero because I don't need that. I'm going to go back to the why. Bring it down a little bit. I kinda wanted somewhere low here, move it to x and it's in the middle. Now kinda shows they're not the cutest thing. Usually names like this, you probably have seen this before, but they usually put them on the sides here just as an introductory type thing. Hey, my name is Daniel and there's the name showing up. So sometimes the cursor would also let you just drag it, which is the best way, easiest way. You don't have to deal with the x's and the y's is dragging and leave it where you want. So it's where I want it right now. Another thing is that this has some animation and you can see that it animates itself in. Now because of the duration of that clip right here, you can see how long on the timeline this is going to go for is going to go start my name all the way here and it's going to stay all the way to the end here. I don't want that, so I can actually change that duration, drag that. And let's see how that works. So you can see in this case, it doesn't even get the chance to finish up the duration. So we have a problem. I want to drag this out just a little more and you can see where it finishes, Daniel, because it's shown on the screen there. You can see that it spells out Daniel, but then it disappears. So point is, this is a lower third. This is, we've created a lower third. We've created a title that shows our name. But this is a little basic for me. I do not want to use this title. There are gonna be lots of title options with whatever program it is that you're using. And so feel free to play around with those, mess around with those, and see what you can come up with. Now, for me, I'm personally going to be using one that I usually use. And I got that one from this company called motion VFX. I love their stuff and so I use their stuff. It's something I had to purchase. I think it's right here in the features one or no, I guess it's in the tutorial one and tutorial. There you go. So you can see right here, it says Lower Thirds right there. And you can see that there are a few different options for titles. You can see how the different titles work. So I'm actually just going to go ahead and drag one title and put it right there and make it as short as I want it to be. And I'm going to click on this typewriter one. If I hit the V button, it disables. Whenever you hit V in Final Cut, it disables a clip or whatever you have selected. I'm gonna hit the V button on the typewriter one, you can see it's disappeared. And I'm going to click on this lower third one. And I'm going to go into the inspector where I can make changes about it. So you can see here, there's a title texts. My name is Daniel. I put that in there and there are lots of different parameter that I can change. So I'm gonna go ahead make some changes to this. So as you can see, I've made that change and you can see that it goes quite smoothly. I'm just going to play that one more time. My name is Daniel. And on this channel we are going to be talking about all things. So you can see the animation just smoothly comes in and then the animation also just smoothly disappears. Exactly what it is that I'm looking for. Just something to keep in mind. Quality of your lower third is actually matters. Quality of your title matters. So just keep that in mind whenever you picking a title or lower third, things like the funds, things like the animation of it. If you don't want any animation, just keep it simple. Sometimes I don't even use the animation. I turn it off, let that thing just pop in and pop out. Keep it simple, always the best. Another thing that I noted in the video is right after we say my name, after we've mentioned the introduction, or My name is Daniel, the next thing I said was this channel is based on content creation. And you can see it right here. Is content creation related? We're gonna be talking about everything content creation unrelated. Now one of the things that I want to do there is again, a visual representation of that content creation. And so I'm gonna be going back to where I have my titles and I'm going to be bringing in a title. Now again, if you're just starting off with the basics, you can definitely use in the Butte and built out and see what you have there for, you know, your different titles. But I do have one that I already used as I'm going to bring that in. I believe it's this guy right here. So big tide is called the big title one. And so that's the one that I use. And you can see a preview of what it's gonna look like when I play it in and increase interrelated. So you can see I say content creation unrelated and it kind of pops in like that. I'm just going to drag that back a little bit. I want the title to be coming in the moment. I'm seeing that content creation, things can't increase interrelated. Alright, move that back a little more. Zoom in things content creation related. And you can see that the moment I say content, content creation is coming up. So that's exactly how I want it. I'm going to go into that title, make sure I have everything in sight. And then I'm going to do some editing of that title. I've made the changes that I want, so I'm going to go ahead and play that one more time again. Editing videos is all about you make a change. You play it to see what it is that you've done. That is the whole game of editing. So it takes a lot of time, but the more you get used to it, you get better at it. Let's take a look and see what we've done. My name is Daniel, and on this channel we are going to be talking about all things content creation unrelated if you're interested. So you see that we've done, My name is Daniel and this channel we're gonna be doing all things content creation related. That's what we have for the titles. Go around, play around with the chattels, see what you have. I'm gonna be going through the video and seeing all the places or the spaces where I need to put in titles or something where I feel like I want it to be descriptive. Go into my titles, rinse and repeat. Go to my title, select the ones that I want. Put them on the screen there. Rinse and repeat titles, lower thirds. That is very important. So it's good for you to know that 11. Using Graphics to Tell Your Story : In the previous lesson, we talked about how we can use titles and lower thirds to make your videos more interactive. While in this lesson, we're going to be taking that just a little step further and showing how we can use more graphical components to make the videos even more interactive. We're going to be looking through again some of the clips from this particular video and seen places where we can make something creative. We can create something from what we've already created. Again, are a cut is the foundation of what we're trying to create. So let's see how we can make that a cut even more interactive. I'm going to go ahead and play this video from a point that I selected here. Let's see what's happening here. If you're interested in creating your own content, whether that's short form or long form, but you're not exactly sure where to get started. So right there, if you're interested in creating short form or long form, you're not sure where to get started. Emphasis on short form and lung for him. There's something there, I think there's something there for now for me creatively, whenever I think about short-form content, I'm thinking about things that we're probably going to be consuming on our smartphones. So I'm thinking of making that look smart phoneme, make it look short form content E, where how the videos are long as compared to wide. So we're watching a wide view. And now the small difference I'm going to make is just by making it at the point where I say short form, I'm gonna make it to one of those vertical videos so that it gives that short-form feel. So let's go ahead and take a look and see how I'm gonna do that. So first things first, I want to mark my in and out points. If you are interested in creating your content, whether that's short form, short form happens right here. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to cut this because of what I'm thinking I'm gonna do. I'm gonna be cutting this video right here, split it scissor, blade to with the beat. And let's see, ORM, or long. So it says short form right here. And long form begins somewhere about here. I can make a rough cut desk fine, but here's what I wanna do to this video desk in-between. I want to shrink the size of it. And so we're gonna be going to our inspector because that's where we make all the changes. Go to our Inspector tool and we're looking at the video components. I'm not transforming, I want to crop it. That's what I'm gonna be doing. Cropping. I want to take a little bit from the left and I want to take a little bit from the right. So I'm gonna go ahead and take out, and you can see what happens here. Taken out some video from the left part, taken out some video from the right part. And you can see very quickly that that gives it, that it makes it feel as if we are watching something on a smartphone. So that is all the effects. But let's see if we can make this better by doing anything more than what we've already done. Again, we're gonna go back, play this and see what we have this short form or long form, but you're not exactly sure where it gets. I think I liked the fact I think I like what it is that we're getting. So let's go ahead. I'm gonna be, I want to add a little more. Now, the moment I'm thinking is short form. I'm thinking what platforms do, the short form content thing, we're probably thinking Instagram Reels are probably thinking TikTok or YouTube shorts. So I'm thinking what have I put the logos of those short-form content people accompanies on this particular screen just to give it that edge of, again, short form. So let's go ahead and do that. And we're gonna go ahead and go back to library here, this is our library. This is all the stuff that we have in our library, just our videos. And I'd previously told you that whenever you want to get something into the library, you just hit the imports button. But there actually is another way. Now, you can see, you can take a look here and see that I actually went ahead and found some logos to show those short form content spaces. So I'm going to go ahead and select those logos. The ones that I want. What I'm actually going to do is I'm just going to go ahead and drag them from here and just drop them here. And you would see that the moment I do that, now, you can see that they're all here in the library. So you can see here that I have this one for Instagram Reels. I have this one for the TikToks, I have this one for the Facebook or the YouTube stuff and this one for YouTube shorts. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to put them in that space. And by the way, just so you know, you can layer things on top of each other and that way things will overlap and show. So right here, the playhead, when I put the playhead here, you can see that it's kind of chaotic because it's trying to show a TikTok and it's trying to show and Instagram and it's trying to show a YouTube shorts and then a youtube and it gets real chaotic. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to layer them on top of that video. I believe this is the one right here on top of that video that talks about short-form content. I'm going to shrink them and make sure that they fit right in there. So go ahead and shrink them all. And I think the only three that I'm gonna be using are these three. So I can go ahead and actually just disabled this YouTube one because I don't need it right now. So go ahead and play this short form. Now you can see that it's a short form, but then it covers the whole video. I do not want that to be the case. So I'm going to click on each one and I'm actually going to shrink them and make them smaller. So I'm going to be scaling all the logos. Click, shrink it. Kinda making them similar sizes just so we have some cohesion. And you can see that that is what we have right now. Next thing I'm gonna do is I'm going to be actually be moving them to different parts of the screen. Another way that we can move things if you don't want to come into this position, the transform and then position, you can actually hit the transform tool right here on Final Cut Pro. Again, different programs have similar stuff. So just hit the transform tool and it actually lets me just drag and move stuff around. Just make sure you have what you want selected, drag and move stuff around. And for the TikTok, one same idea, drag, move it around. That's how we get that done. Another thing is we can actually make the shrinking from right on top of it. Make it smaller just by clicking and shrinking in size. I want these to just hang around while I talk about short-form content. Let's take a look at that one more time within short form or long form. But I kinda like what we're getting here. I think this is the idea that I was going for. I just want these to hang around here and we are getting what I want. Now. Of course, this can be used for whenever it is you want to add photos because these things are actually photos, their logos, yes, but they are photos of the logo. So these are photos. So you can use this method for photos. You can also use it as an add-on videos that are supporting Your whatever it is you're saying in your cuts in the main line of your story. You can also add videos. They call them be rows, as I earlier mentioned. So you can do this and then just go around the videos, see places where you can add stuff to it. And make sure that you story that you're trying to tell is coming to life 12. Keyframing and Animation: In the previous lesson, we talked about adding in some graphic components to help tell the full story of the video that you're trying to create. In this lesson, we're gonna be looking at animation with something we call keyframing. A keyframe is a marker that decides the starting and the end point of an animation. So let's take, for example, I want to tell you about camera and the camera is nowhere in sight. It might be nice for me to just make a little bit of an animation, something exciting. Again, we're showing in the video not telling. So I want to show you that camera, but I want to bring it in, in style. So watch this camera come on screen and watch it go out of screen. That is keyframing, where it kind of comes in and then goes out. That is all Keyframing. And I'm gonna be showing you how to create a keyframe, jumping right back into our video here. If you are interested in creating your own content, whether that's short form or long form, but you're not exactly sure where to get started, especially with the technical stuff like camera gear. Or you're wondering about all the different softwares and maybe even some tech related stuff. So especially in the place of camera gear, I can't remember exactly what it is that I said, but that place where he goes, especially if you're looking for Let's go ahead and play. It's like camera gear. With the technical stuff. Like camera gear, especially with the technical stuff like camera gear. I want to show you some camera gear so that, you know, okay, this is exactly what I'm talking about. So let's go ahead and see how I can make some camera gear. Just come real quick into the screen while I'm talking about it and maybe disappear right after I finished talking about it. So again, I'm gonna be using a drag and drop method to do some imports. I'm gonna go ahead and I've selected some cameras that I have worked with. And I'm going to select those and I'm going to be dragging and dropping them on the timeline. Again, this is us importing them into the timeline. And as you can see, I had previously cut around them just to get the shape of the camera. So we're gonna be working with that. I'm going to show you the example for one of them. And then of course I'm going to multiply that effect and show you how to do it on more than one camera at a time. So I'll just go ahead and disable all the other ones. Let's focus on this one right here. And let's see where I say camera year, especially with the technical stuff like camera gear. So it's right there. I think we're right at the right place. Let's play that one more time. Like camera gear, so good. I liked the way it just comes in. Of course, you can see that this is too big, but I have my transform tool selected already. I'm going to shrink this, make it small. I want it to end up being here. And I'm going to hit Done. And I'm actually going to go ahead and hit the V button to make all these ones active. By the way, just drag and select to make them active. And hit my transform tool. Where do I want this one to be? So let's see here. So I've made them all the size that I want them to be. I'm gonna go ahead and I'm just going to stack them on each other so that when I put the play head on top, you can see how they all appear with each other. And so at this point where I'm talking about camera gear, I have a bunch of cameras showing up on the screen. That's kinda the idea that I'm going for. Let's take a look here. So we have five of them. I think four is just enough because we have 123.4 symmetry. Love it. So I'm just going to keep those there. And so I'm gonna go ahead and turn these ones off, select them, hit the V button, turn them off. I think I can go ahead and delete this one. I don't think I need that one more time. We're going to be playing the video. Stuff like camera gear. Good. So you can see that it just pops up. Now I do not want us to just pop up. I want it to come from outside of the screen and come into the screen. How are we going to do that? I'm going to go ahead and zoom into my timeline a little bit. So the first thing I wanna do select a start point and an end point. So let's see where I start seeing camera gear. You can see from our timeline here at the camera, the word camera starts from just about there. I'm gonna go ahead, increases volume. If we're looking at our audio, you can see that right here is where I start seeing camera. So I'm going to put a mark, they're going to hit the end button, select our photo, hit the end button. And right here. So how do you make a keyframe? Again? Inspector, you click on what you want and you go into the inspector. And now you see the signs on the side right here. These are all key frame marks. They tell you that, hey, this particularly effects can have a keyframe added to it. For the keyframing, we want the camera to start from outside the screen and wanted to come in. So here's what we're gonna do. I'm gonna go ahead to this mark and I'm going to put a keyframe there. So how I'm gonna do that is I'm going to hit the button here, Add keyframe, and you can see it has added a keyframe, it turns yellow, so that means out of a keyframe. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go back to the timeline here. I'm actually going to hit my back button, just 123. And you can see what that does. That actually adds another keyframe points. I'm actually going to make that just too. And so I'm going to hit the keyframe button again. Now we have one keyframe here and the other keyframe where this mark is. Now remember the keyframe is animating the start point and the endpoint. So we have this point where the playhead is and the end point is going to be right here where the marker is. So what do we want to do at this point? I actually wants to increase the x value so that this thing goes out of screen. That simple. Now what happens is in-between this point, the next point, it goes from out-of-state screen and it comes into screen. Let's see how that plays out. Camera gear. Now, did you see that? Let's do that one more time of like Cambridge, you. So you can see that it goes from out of the screen and rushes into the screen. Because we said, Hey, in-between this point and this point, I want to make the journey from here and cover this distance. So that's kind of how keyframes work. You can use keyframes for a lot of things. You can use key frames to make the videos kind of zoom in, zoom out, something, pop into the screen, pop right back out. And so I'm gonna be doing that keyframe effects. And I'm going to be doing it for all the other cameras that we had. So let's take a look here. Let's turn them back on. And you would notice quickly that if I hit the button like Cambridge, you can see that just one of the cameras rushes in. One of the cameras has a keyframe on it. And so I'm gonna be doing that for all the other cameras. So now that I've done that for all the cameras that are going to be coming on-screen. Let's see what fat is going to look like. Like camera gear. So you can see the moment I say camera gear, bunch of camera gear comes into the screen. That is how keyframes work. And so again, just like we've been previously doing, I'm going to go around my video, take a look and see if there any other places where I want to key frame anything. And you're gonna be seeing all these tiny little things around the video. And it's usually a combination of all these things that make up a good video. 14. Recap & Conclusion : So let's do a quick recap of everything that we have done so far. We started off by creating our initial cuts. Our cuts. We talked about doing some hard cuts and we also talked about J cuts. We went on to talk about making transitions in order to alleviate some of those hard cuts and, you know, make them a little smoother than what we had initially. We then moved on to adding lower thirds and titles, and then creating some more graphic components just to help tell the story better for what it is that we had going on. And then we finally added some sound effects. These are all the things that come together to create a video. These are all the different things that as editors or as people who are editing videos, we have to put together. Of course, this class is a very basic class just to do. The introduction videos can go as far as having to do some more color grading and even creating sound effects of your own. But in this class, I just wanted to make sure that by the end of this class, you are able to sit down and cut through a video and add everything that we need phrase to tell a good story. I hope that at this point you've been able to get something from this class. I hope that you've been able to put together your Youtube intro and I hope to see your projects in the project section of this class. And just like that, you have completed a class on video editing. Thank you so much for journeying with me. I hope you've been able to pick up one or two things that help you on your editing journey. Or for those of you who are looking into editing for the first time. I hope you've been able to grasp behind the scenes of what happens when we edit videos. I just want to say congratulations, because you have dedicated yourself to sitting down through a class. And that dedication is definitely one of the components you're going to need for video editing. Do not forget to go over again and complete your project. I'll be waiting and looking forward to seeing what you guys put up in the project gallery section of this class. And of course, it doesn't have to be a full video. It doesn't have to be completely complete. If you have half the video done and maybe you have questions, concerns, feel free to upload it on there. Send a message in the discussion section of this class or even put it as a caption of whatever it is you post in the project gallery of this. And I'll be more than happy to look into it and help you through the process. If you want to see some of my work field for the Poe me an Instagram, check out the Youtube page and let me know that you're coming from here. It's always great to meet some of y'all across different platforms. Thank you so much for taking the class. It's been a pleasure being able to walk with you through the journey. My name is Daniel, and until next time. I'll see in the next class take here.