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How to Edit Videos In Adobe Premiere Pro 2024 as a Beginner

teacher avatar Dylan Reeves-Fellows ⭐️, YouTuber & Professional Editor

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome & Class Introduction


    • 2.

      Premiere Pro Workspace


    • 3.

      Important Editing Tips!


    • 4.

      Cutting Together Your Video


    • 5.

      Key Engagement Tools Part 1


    • 6.

      Key Engagement Tools Part 2


    • 7.

      Audio, Mastering & Music (KEY!)


    • 8.

      Color Grading In Premiere Pro


    • 9.

      Overlays, Facecam & Reaction


    • 10.

      Editing Styles (KEY!)


    • 11.

      Motion Graphics


    • 12.

      Edited Video Review


    • 13.

      The Class Project


    • 14.

      Well Done & Thank You!!


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About This Class

Learn Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro 2024 as a Beginner Today!

Welcome to the ultimate beginner's guide to video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro! Join me, Dylan, a successful YouTuber with over 60,000 subscribers and 7 years of video editing experience, as I walk you through the process of editing your own videos easily using Premiere Pro CC. Whether you need to edit videos for work, your YouTube channel, or other projects like interviews and films, this comprehensive course has got you covered.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for three types of individuals:

  • Complete beginners who have never used Adobe Premiere Pro before.
  • Those who want to enhance their video editing skills.
  • Aspiring YouTubers looking to learn the ins and outs of video editing.

Even if you already have experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, this course offers valuable techniques to help streamline your workflow, discover hidden tips and tricks, and refine your editing style.

What you will learn:

This course provides a step-by-step learning approach that covers all aspects of video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Some of the key topics covered include:

  1. Creating a Project In Adobe Premiere Pro
  2. Understanding the Adobe Premiere Pro Layout & its key features.
  3. Adding video footage to the timeline & Video Editing Best practices
  4. How to Edit your Videos, Editing Shortcuts, & Customization
  5. Adjusting Clips, Positioning, Zooms, Motion Graphics, Logos & Text 
  6. Mastering Audio In Adobe PP, Adding Music, Audio Effects & Nesting Clips
  7. Color grading techniques using color correction, LUTs, curves, filters, and presets. Adding cinematic touches like vignettes and black bars.
  8. Creating Reaction Videos & Face Cams In Premiere Pro, adding B-roll incorporation, and audio syncing.
  9. Comedy editing techniques, including pacing, splits, How to edit a youtube video

Join me in the Premiere Pro Masterclass 2023/2024 and unlock your full editing potential. Enroll now to gain the skills and confidence to create captivating videos. Let's embark on your editing journey together!

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Dylan Reeves-Fellows ⭐️

YouTuber & Professional Editor


Hello, I'm Dylan!

Im a successful YouTuber, Presenter, Entrepreneur, and Online Teacher. Below you will find the main selling points on why you should watch my classes! If you're looking to learn something new then you are in the right place - Especially if you want to learn about YouTube and Editing!

I run a Youtube channel with over 60,000 subscribers, have a podcast, and a dedicated student platform called Student Ear. I have 7 Years of Experience In Video Editing, YouTube, Adobe Products, and Business creation. BSc Economics & Finance Graduate of the University of York Professional Acting MA Graduate

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1. Welcome & Class Introduction: If you are a beginner to video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, then you are in the right place because today I'm going to be teaching you everything you need to know on how to edit amazing videos. You see once upon a time, I was also a beginner when it came to video editing and learning Adobe Premiere Pro. And it can seem quite a daunting prospect. However, I know this and this is why this course is taught in an easy to follow along manner where I'm going to take you through things step-by-step and show you exactly how I do everything so that you can follow along and learn at home. My name is Dylan, I'm a full-time content creator. I've got over 60,000 subscribers on YouTube. Five years of video editing experience in Premiere Pro. And this course is going to cover literally everything in Adobe Premiere Pro from starting out with the basic layout, how to cut a video to color grading, motion graphics, everything. And who knows if you're looking to get into YouTube, I'm going to offer a few gems as well as that is my background. So I hope you choose to enroll in this course and there'll be a class project linked down below. So please, once you've finished this course, have a go the class projects, create your own videos and I'll give you some feedback. And if you go onto enjoy it lever of view down below as it really helps me out. But without further ado, let's jump into the first section of this course. 2. Premiere Pro Workspace: Welcome to class one. In this class I'm going to be taking you through how you can open up Adobe Premiere Pro and make it to the timeline so that we can import and add our own clips to edit for future classes and future videos. At the bottom, you'll notice Adobe Premiere Pro 2023. Click on that and then it will bring you up to the Adobe Premiere Pro screen. It's gonna look something like this if you're new to Premiere Pro. And it'll give you a few little tips and tricks if you really want to read through them, we're just going to close this down as today. I'm gonna be taking you through everything that you need to know. The first thing you want to do is select New Project in the top left-hand corner right there. And then it's going to bring up some sample content that you can find an edit if you don't have anything yourself that you want to add it with. But all we're gonna do at the top left-hand corner, again, it's going to say project name. I'm going to change this to Dylan's course. And then in the bottom right-hand corner down here, you'll notice it says Create and the project location at the top there, where my mouse is, that is where the file that we're creating is going to be saved as so if I select M1 Dylan fab 2023, this is the folder where all of the materials saved from this project is going to be located. So that's great, that's where I want it to be. And then I'm going to select the Create button in the bottom right-hand corner. Once I select that, it's going to bring me up to the homepage for Adobe Premiere Pro. This is exactly what you're going to see every single time you open up a video and begin to edit. Now, the very first thing that we're going to want to take a look at is what is happening on the screen. The top left hand corner is going to say source. Now this is all of the clips that we're going to drag and drop into this project. This is where all the clips are going to be located in the source section. Now you've got Effect Controls here is where we're going to add effects later on, like fade-in, fade-out, adjusting the volume, adding call motion graphics, that sort of stuff. We're going to be controlled around here. Audio clip mixer, this is what we're going to alter the audio below this, I'm going to actually go back over to the source so we can see what clips we add below this, just above my little face cam. Again, we can drag and drop media here is going to have all the effects again, like we said, a similar panel to drag and drop onto our project file. And this is where we choose the effects and above is where we control them. And again, just basic stuff here. We've got a few little adjustment tools that we use throughout. So e.g. drag-and-drop, Track Select. I'm going to cover all of these due very soon, but just be aware that all of these tools have a different function, whether it to be to add text, to move stuff along, to cut and split clips, or to do a few other functions. Now the timeline is where we drag and drop all of our logos or sound effects or music or videos, and they all come up on this lovely section at the bottom. And then that is where we edit our stuff. The top right-hand corner as central graphics is up right now, depending on what panel you select from this drop-down menu. This is what will come up here. So for color grading, we'd have color up. If we were looking at what clips were in the assembly panel, we'll select assembly and it comes over here. So really, again, it sounds very complicated right now, but you just have to trust that. I'm just making you aware of what everything does and what everything is. Don't worry about understanding it completely right now because this was a whistle-stop tour. We're gonna go through every individual section very soon in a lot of detail and it's going to become super clear. I promised, but I just wanted to get a real quick overview done over some of the things that are in Adobe Premiere Pro. So what I would suggest doing is making sure that before you again, you select the editing workspace. This is just a nice default workspace. While we're going to see everything that we need to start with on the screen. Right now. I'm going to take you through how to add clips to your timeline. So firstly, you want to go to your desktop, go to the folder where your clips are located. And then we're going to simply drag and drop those clips directly onto the timeline. And so right here is all of the footage that we're gonna be working with in today's course, we've got some footage walking around as if it's a blog, some footage of me sitting down and we're going to create a really cool video. And then I've also got some computer overlays where when I'm talking about stuff on screen, I'm going to have a face cam and then actually have myself. So we're covering a wide range of stuff in today's course. But to start with, I'm going to add the default that bulk footage to my timeline. Now that bulk footage is mostly media is sitting down on in front of the cameras, so I've highlighted it. Then I'm going to drag and drop it onto the timeline sequence. It then begins to import all of the thumbnails and the videos. And you'll see that this section up here has now got my video right here. And there's me talking through all of this stuff we're about, as you can see here, 31 min. So there is exactly 31 min of content I've added to this timeline. Now another thing that I am going to do is I've got some other stuff that I'd like to add. This is overlays from my computer. I'm going to drag and drop those. And then I'm going to highlight them, drag and drop them onto my timeline as well. Now I'm going to make sure that these are a bit further back. We're going to push these away to the back because for now we're not going to be working with them. But as of now, all of my clips that I'm going to need in today's course, in today's video editing, projects are all on the timeline. I think that that is a great way to kind of go about starting off your first edit is to make sure that all of the clips you want to use in the video or on the timeline. So we have everything organized in one place and all you have to do is drag and drop. Now again behind me, behind this face cam, you'll notice that all of the clips that I've dragged and dropped or exactly on the Dylan's course section. If I was to change my layout to assembly really quick. You'll notice again, here are all of the clips in today's project located in the assembly panel. But I'm going to head back over to the top right-hand corner. I'm going to select the editing layout again because I think this is the easiest as a beginner. It is now time to start editing. Now the way I'm going to take you through this editing process is that I'm going to basically go along and edit the video as I would normally edit it. Now there's a few things to note about why I'm doing this, but I'm going to save that for the next class. So thank you for watching class one. Let's jump into the class too. 3. Important Editing Tips!: So welcome to class. In this class I'm going to be taking you through a few video editing principles that are going to save you a lot of time and going to help make your process so much more efficient. Now as a video editor, I've learned over the years what is the best way to go about doing stuff. So e.g. if I was to add music right now, all of the music that I want to add to this timeline, what will happen is that once I had the music at the bottom here, if I then wanted to cut the clips of me talking in the video, I would end up cutting and splitting up the music, making everything disjointed. If I added the music without cutting the video, then I would have to readjust the music every time I cut the video. This would mean that the process of editing becomes a lot slower, a lot more time-consuming. Now, over my seven years of video editing, I've learned a lot of tips and tricks. And in today's course, the way I go about editing this video is going to include all of those tips and tricks. So it's easiest if you're a beginner or somebody who's looking to improve their video editing. If you follow everything that I do in the order that I do it. So I just wanted to make that very clear because it is a key principle of video editing that the order you can do stuff in can help make your videos so much better. And also when you find that when you become a longer-term editor, you really want to be as quick as possible and get projects done as quick as possible. This is exactly why I want you to follow the exact order I do stuff in. So again, it sounds like a rather silly thing to say, but it took me years to learn this. So first off, right now, the only things I'm adding to my timeline of the video clips, that base of our projects. All the other extras, the logos, the music, they're all going to be added later on. But right now we're focusing on the base and as well in today's course, the way I'm going to teach you is that I'm going to show you and talk you through the exact way that I edited video so that you can copy along at home. And I think by me doing this, it really helps you get a greater understanding of how to truly edit a video to a high standard 4. Cutting Together Your Video: So welcome back to class three. And this one we're going to be taking a look at making the first cut of our video in Adobe Premiere Pro. So whenever we create a video, regardless of what the video is, you, there's always gonna be bits of dead space, e.g. like here, or here, where in the video the person is thinking or the person's not quite doing what they was meant to be doing. So e.g. we can often spot dead space as we like to call it by looking at the audio. The audio is this bottom line here on the timeline, right? The top half is split into visual elements like logos or graphics or anything like that, along with video, the bottom half is split into video, audio, sound effects, music, and so on. So that is quite a key and useful concept to understand. But to start with, one of the first things you want to do as a video editor in a Premier Pro is to simply cut out all of the dead space that's not being used within your video. So to do this, what you do is if you're using a Mac, you can press C for shortcut. And what this does, it brings up a razor tool. So this razor tool right here is what we're going to use to split the clip. If C doesn't work, then simply head over to this menu. Click on this. Once this blue is highlighted. And what happens is, you'll notice is that if we then go on to our timeline video clip, we'll notice that we can split with this razor tool different elements of the video. So by splitting it up, what happens is we're essentially turning into separate pieces of video. Now this is very valuable because e.g. now, if I was to then head back over to my selection tool by clicking or pressing the shortcut. If I zoom in on my trackpad, I get closer into the video timeline and I can really get close to those edges of the audio clips. So e.g. I'm then going to go in-between the two video clips, where I just literally split the clips and I'm gonna drag by clicking and holding and moving left and get rid of all of that dead space in the video clips. So by dragging and dropping this, I'm able to get rid of the clips now as well. One thing you can do is you can split the razor tool, the elements of dead space off. So what I did was I split here and I also split here. I can then click on that individual clip now because we separate it by using the razor tool and press backspace, backspace or delete, and then that clip disappears. Another thing that when you get advanced the video editing is this process can be done a lot quicker by using shortcuts Q and V, e.g. so you can literally zoom in, find the start of the audio which is going to be useful. And then press Q or w, sorry, by pressing Q at trims that the start of the clip and by pressing, pressing W at trim to the end of the clip. But let's say e.g. right here, if I wanted to trim the start of this clip and I use the shortcut queue, I'd recommend trying the shortcut. I just accidentally delete all of that initial content. So what I want to do is Edit Undo at the top right there. So if you want to make changes by going forward or back, head up to the top, select Edit, and then undo or redo based on what you want to do. So what you do in this situation where I'm talking e.g. it's all useful content. There's a break of dead space that I want to get rid of. But then I'm talking again. So this is when the razor tool comes in handy. You'd select the razor tool. You go to that middle of the dead space. It's split right in the middle of that dead space. Go back to the selection tool, zoom in, then simply drag one side to make sure that there's no dead space. And then drag to the other side to make sure there's no dead space. Now, alternatively, what you can do, e.g. if I wanted to read, drag out those clips because let's say I trimmed them wrong. All you have to do is, let's say if I trim too much audio, you just read, drag it out like that, exactly like that. Nice and simple. And we're looking for here is fused to get zoomed in and to really trim close to the edge of this audio so that everything is nice and smooth and so that the audio is clear, concise, and doesn't waste a lot of time, not all of the dead space. Nobody likes dead space and video editing, whether it'd be for client projects, YouTube videos, social media projects. We all like fast-paced stuff nowadays to keep you engaged. So by deleting that dead space, that is exactly what we're doing. We're making sure the videos engaging, which is key for whatever project it is, let's say e.g. in this situation right now, we've got a gap, right? We've got this gap right here. If I want to subsequently move this video clip to the left. Oh great. They're gonna be joined. Once I quickly zoom in, go over here and drag and drop this on a drag-and-drop this back. It's nice that they're nicely joined, right? However, what is actually happened is dragging drop that clip. I then created a gap here. So I move this one across Baba and then created a gap here. So you can see that if you have multiple different video clips and you're trying to edit them together, this is gonna be a real time-consuming problems. So what we wanna do is in this situation, we want to double-click and it will say ripple delete. And then what ripple delete does is it makes everything to the right of this clip move close and to the left and join this other clips that everything is now joined. Everything's moved in the same proportion. Now e.g. another thing you can do, a very cool tool is the track select forward tool. By selecting this, what we can do is we move to whatever point in the timeline we want to move to Then by clicking e.g. here, it highlights every single clip to the right of it. So e.g. then I can move every clip to the right of the cursor where I selected later on in the video or I can move it closer to is a very useful tool when you've got multiple different elements, not only videos but music and logos, you can use this tool to move everything all at once. Basically, you can change it from the right to the left if you click down and hold it. But what I'm gonna do right now is Vi, the exact same processes that I've just showed you. And for the reasons that I explained, I'm going to trim all of my video clips and get rid of all of the dead space. So that might videoclip has a base layer of engaging content and I'd like you to the same home if you're working on a project. And I thought to say that a big advantage of using Q and W, the shortcuts, is the one we actually use Q and W to trim the start of the clip, e.g. it automatically moves everything to the right-hand side inwards. So it's like a ripple delete plus a trim in one. So it's very useful to learn to use q and w when you look at the actual worldwide. But when you look at e.g. the worldwide rankings, so e.g. right here, I made a little mistake, right? This section right here is where I made the mistake and this is where I repeat the same phrase again. So what I wanna do is I wanna get rid of this little section right here, because that's the mistake phrase and then add in the good phrase. So I'm going to trim in the middle, started this mistake and then at the end of the mistake. And then in this case what I'm gonna do is I'm going to just going to delete it, ripple, delete e.g. and then I'm going to tidy it up to make it flow. The previous clip, what UCL ranks e.g. ten finishes right there. I'm going to press W to trim the end of the clip, and then I'm going to press Q to trim to the start of the clip. But when you look at e.g. the worldwide rankings, and it flows very nicely now, perfect just what I was after. Now another thing that I'm just going to quickly point out is their right here. I've got two goals at doing my video intro. So whatever this is, let's say you've done two takes for a client video or personal YouTube video, or to takes of certain B-roll. The best thing to do is to line both takes up side-by-side. So right here I've got an intro, a brand new video on the channel guys. And then on the other side, exactly the same thing. A brand new video channel guys today we're throwing it back to some old school student blogs calling the things that I would personally look for when it comes to deciding what clipped to use and what one to delete when I'm going through this trimming phase in the video. The very first phase of creating a video is I look at what the lighting is like, what's best in terms of energy, and what kind of flows nicely. Sometimes it's nice to choose a clip that flows really well. Now what makes a clip flow is to do with how many mistakes you make and how much you'd have to trim the clip. Maybe it's just what looks prettiest or maybe you just, you just like the way you're looking at sound clips. So that's really what I'm doing now as well, is not only in my trimming clips, but I'm also deciding what ones to use. So e.g. there is this one right here, the second one, you guys today, I do love my energy, but I'd say something about the lighting is almost nicer in the first one, I've got a more relaxed tone. So welcome back to a brand new video on the channel guys today. So I'm going to have a little chop and change. I'm going to decide what one I want to use. But also remember that when it comes to the magic of video editing, if you did two takes, e.g. I. Could say the first half of the first take and then I could use the second half of the second take. All I'd have to do to do something like this is, let's say e.g. I want the intro of the first clip. Guys today, we're throwing it back. Welcome back to the channel guys. I want that from the first clip and I want to replace that, that clip there. Welcome back to the channel. I want to replace it and move it onto my second overall intro. Hey Brandon video on the channel guys. So I say exactly the same thing. I'm going to split both clip elements up. Then I'm going to drag both clips next to each other. So these two right here that I've highlighted is saying exactly the same thing. I'm then going to drag and drop the first clip over the second right now. So welcome back to a brand new video on the channel guys. Today we're throwing it back to some old school student blogs content. I've got the lovely relaxed intro of good lighting on the first from the first clip. And I've attached that first take to the second take where I've got more energy, so I've got the best of both worlds there, or from a little bit of magic when it comes to video editing. So that's another thing to be aware of when you're creating the first cut of your videos. So just I'm throwing in a few little nuggets here that listen, this is going to take you a while to learn fully and understand fully what I'm, what I'm doing. So don't worry about all this stuff just yet, but this is stuff to think about as you become a better video editor and just learn about. So again, stick to the task right now of trimming that very first piece of video that you've added to your timeline and making it nice and simple, getting rid of the dead space. And then we'll go on from there. So there we have it right now, I have just finished up trimming my introduction to my video. I've trimmed my video clip that was all one to start with, unless there's two. And now you can see that this clip has been split up multiple times. And it now looks like 20 different video clips. That's absolutely normal. And that is what we need to do in order to make sure that our video is engaging, has no their space, and so on. Now a key thing to do in Adobe Premiere Pro is to be consistently file and saving at the top right there, or pressing Command and S as a shortcut to save, saving your videos is a must because if it crashes and you lose the progress, that is not good at all. Now as well, you notice towards the end of this video, I've got more clips that we're going to come onto later on in the course. But right now, we're just going to focus on building up and making sure that this intro is engaging as good. And also it has a lot of elements to it, that it doesn't matter how long or short the club is. The stuff I'll teach you can be applied to every single thing that you add it. So we're going to deep dive into getting this intro up to a fantastic level. I don't know why I keep pausing the video on some rather unflattering poses, but yeah, right. Let's, let's get on with the next class. Thank you for watching this one. Your clip should roughly look and your videos roughly look like this. If you're editing along nice and trimmed 5. Key Engagement Tools Part 1: Hello and welcome back to class. For in this class we're going to be taking a look at engagement tools now, engagement tools are what we use to make our videos super entertaining to increase the watch time. And thus whatever project you're working on, whether it be Youtube videos, the algorithm is going to pick it up and you're gonna get more views. Or if it's for a client base project, you're gonna be able to make sure that the client is happy because they're going to watch the whole thing, be entertained and so on. So what we're gonna do is add graphics to our screen from our computer and add sound effects and audio. Now we're gonna be adding steel graphics to start with here. Later down the line, we're gonna be adding motion graphics there, the cool ones that move, but we're going to start off basic now whenever I'm editing a video, once as we did in last class, you make the first cut of the video by trimming out all of that dead space and emerging two separate clips together because they had, you'd like the first part of the first clip and the second part of the second clip. Once that's done and you've trimmed up all of the clips nicely as I've done right here. This is the next step that I undertake. I made sure that I add all of the small little sound effects and graphics to my video just to make it that'd be more engaging, right? So to do this, identify a spot where you would like to add an arrow or a circle or a logo or anything that it might be for me in this video that I'm making right now in the intro. The intro is when you really hook people into your video, no matter what the project is, the intro is a key component of this video editing rights. So always I'm looking to make the video as engaging as possible at the start. So as you just saw, I say, what today we're gonna be reacting to the best universities in the world. Now what I'd like to do here is really emphasize this. Now there's many ways I can do this, but one way I'm going to choose today via engagement tools is I'm going to add text to highlight those words. Okay, So as I was saying before, we can add arrows, we can add circle sound effects. To start with, I'm going to add a nice bit of text to the front of my video. Now this can be done via emotion graphic, but right now I'm using text. So what we're gonna do is simply t for shortcut or come over here and select the type tool. Then we're going to find the ruff element and the rough place we want to add the text for me is that little intro section. I'm going to tap here. And there we go. I can now type on the screen and notice on the timeline the pink graphic has appeared. Now this is basically our texts graphic. So if I type in the best e.g. you knees in the world, right? So now we're at the situation where we've got our texts on our screen. We now notice that it's slightly off the screen, so we want to move it to the center. I'm going to come over, select the selection tool, drag and drop this text right here to the center, so it's in line with the Play button, that little circle. And now when I was this, if I hit play as the video clip is playing, as soon as that little purple box starts with a text in, that's when it pops up, right? So just here. And then when does it end? It ends when it disappears. So now we're going to look at customizing this reacting to. So firstly, you want to make sure that your text is in line with when you say the word. So you can choose to have one world come on the screen at a time. Or you could choose to have the whole sentence common in a band motion all at once. So this will be the band motion. The best universities in the entire world for 2023. Exactly like that. Okay, So for me, what I wanna do is I actually want to shorten this clip so that when the last word I say, in 2023, the clip is going to end. Let's say you want to edit the text, you can simply press T, select the type tool, come over to where the text is highlighted box and you can delete it and type again. When it comes to customization, we'll come on to that in a second. But something I like to do and a key video editing tip here from somebody who's been in the game a long time is rather than have all of the texts cap at the same time, having one-word come up at a time. As I say, it is really a great thing to do. So what I mean by this is it's going to say instead of all of it at once, it can be like the best universities in the entire world, etc. So that is what I'm gonna do today, one word at a time coming up in line with when I say the words because it's super engaging. Now a key pro tip That's going to save you a lot of time is that before we actually split up this clip, the texts clip, and add the words one-by-one to our, to our video. We actually want to customize the text first, get it in the right font, the right shadow, and everything like that before we go into edit it. So if we simply select the text by clicking on it on the timeline, zoom in there so you can see it better. It highlights it in the right-hand corner. We'll see it automatically opens the essentials graphics panel. I'm still in the editing layout. What we can then do is on the edit section, select the text. And it brings up this massive menu of all this stuff that you can do. What we're gonna do is select text fonts here. And we're going to choose a font that we might want to work with. So for me I'm looking for something maybe bold because I think that always helps to stand out. Not quite that. I do. Yeah, I'm gonna go with one of the first ones I selected, the Ariel black e.g. then I'm going to add a shadow. Shadow is what you'll see. Your background is this right here, so you can add a background. You can take the background box if you want to make it more see-through, bring opacity down to zero. If you'll make it fill up, bring it all the way to the top I'm going to leave background of stroke is something that you can add an extra highlights on the outside. I don't really use this too much. Phil is the color of the text. You can change it around. White is often a great color to use and have. But one thing I'm gonna play around with now is the shadow. Shadow just emphasizes your clip ever so slightly. I'm going to take the shadow to black and then I'm going to scroll down. The opacity can stay close to 100%. I want the distance of the shadow from the words to be just above zero. And then I want the thickness to be just ever so slight. And I want to turn down the size spread to zero. I'm going to make this 100 per cent. Then I'm going to change the angle actually of the distance that it's away from the texts, the shadow that is so you see that now the ankle moves into different way when I increase the distance, make it a bit smaller, make it a bit closer. I just wanted to ever-so-slightly emphasize what I'm saying with the text. So there's the shadow customized. You can't see it too much because I got a little black on black going on here. But if we make it bigger, you'll understand that it does actually make a nice difference. If you want to make the text to italic, you can change it here. Make it bold, change it here. Make all caps. Do it right here. I'm going to leave this as all caps. And then I'm also going to increase the font size a bit because I'm going to have one more cup at a time. I'm going to make this a 191 font size. I'm going to actually go back to my text tool pressing T. I'm going to delete the rest of the text, right? Because I just want one were to come up at a time. This is exactly what I want to have my screen. Another very cool piece of knowledge that I've gained over many years is if you want the text to come up directly in the middle, we're customizing the first and only texts layer we have right now so that when we add extra texts layers, all of these default settings are applied. I'm going to select the center line tool. Then I'm going to move by having my arrow tool back out, drag and drop this clip back to the center Screen, going to resize it again slightly. You don't always have to change the text size here, you can just drag and drop the box. Now this means that with this central line setting on the when we add new text is automatically going to come to the center. So now what I'm gonna do is now I've customized the text. I wanted to say. When I say v, I want that to come up when I say best, I want best account and so on. So firstly, I'm going to drag and drop this text layer to the length of the clip. So this is exactly where I want my text to end because I finished saying the sentence I want to highlight. Now a little cool trick we can do is get our ripple delete out right here, raises all sorry, razor tool and split the clip. Well, we want the text to end. Now, if we have this magnet on here, snap in timeline, it basically means that whenever we make adjustments, if they're roughly close to each other, e.g. like, it's easier for me to now stop the length of that clip at the split because the split just acts as like a little magnet and it pulls stuff together. So that's why I've split that clip here. I'd also always recommend splitting the audio and the image together at the same time. Now we have split that clip here. The text is easy to drag and drop right here. It just gives you an idea of what's going on. I'm now going to split up after every word I say, the texts layer, right? The best universities in the entire world for 2023. Cope. So now I've split up the text. At the moment. It all says the same thing we're now going to do is change the words of that text, right? So they said we're going to leave that as there. The second one is going to change the best. So I'm going to press my T for text tool. Highlight that. Type invest. Perfect is in the center. Same again, select the T for text tool universities was a nice long word there. So now we're looking something like this. And again, finishing off this whole process. And I want you to do exactly what I'm doing here today. Because choose a phrase from your intro within the first 20 s and highlight it with some sort of texts to really make it stand out. So I've just finished doing mine. And this is now what it looks like, right? I'm going to turn up the volume so you get an idea of it. The best universities in the entire world for 2023. Now, fantastic that it just adds a bit of energy to the video and it's really what we're looking to do. Now, if you've messed up the timing slightly, you can adjust it without having to edit the clips. So e.g. maybe I want to universities to come slightly later. I select the university's texts bark has now be split up the text bar into seven or eight different clips. And I drag and drop it roughly in line with what the audio starts. That's a nice low life hack right there for analysis. The audio can also guide your visual. So like wherever you see the audio star that might represent a new video, a new cue for us for a visual. Now going to drag and drop the best to fill up the space home and do the same again in the stars to be later, entire stars a bit earlier. So I'm going to shorten in their increase in tire and the rest of it works quite well. So it's all about just ever so slightly when you're editing. Once you've created the base layer of emphasis, the engagement tool, which is slightly fine tuning it, okay, engagement tool one done, and that's all to do with adding texts. Now while we're on adding texts that let's say if you wanted to just add a little sentence or paragraph text tool back out, type in whatever you want in the entire world and Tableau. And you can customize it exactly like we did before. So when it comes to tax, Let's say if you wanted to add a load of small text to the bottom of your screen as well. Because text is a key engagement tool that everybody uses and it is often one of the most powerful ones. Again, you simply select your T and let's say this time you didn't want to do something bold. You just wanted to type in some small neutral text, right? So again, we just undo some of these settings which changed the form back to Arial, the default setting, which is somewhere around here, right here, with unhighlight that the bowls, and we'd get rid of the shadow. And then we get rid of this. And you can see what we're coming back down to just normal text. So e.g. here we're trying to get normal texts, normal text. Text. Delete it all, type in. If you are enjoying this course, don't forget to leave a review e.g. right, then if it's in the wrong place, simply tap on the box, tap the arrow tool, tap the text, move the box around however you'd like it, position it wherever you would like it. Drag and drop the box to adjust the size, put it in the corner, and then alter the timing of the texts by dragging and dropping this box like we did with the video. If you want to add two layers of texts at the same time, simply drag and drop your second layer of text up a video layer up to the same spot as your other texts. And you'll now see that we have two layers of texts on the screen at once. You can assembly, keep on doing that. And that is roughly if you want to customize it the same process as before, but that is a text overview as an engagement tool, a very key engagement tool. That is how you're going to work with it. You know how to change color, change the font, change the size, direction, length, how to split up all that stuff. You've now gotten the locker. We're now going to delete this because we don't want this this additional text 6. Key Engagement Tools Part 2: Another cool thing that we can do to really emphasize the text is to add a little sound effect for when the first word pops up. So how do we go about adding logos and sound effects and other engagement tools to our video timeline. This is how we do it. So e.g. we find the folder with all of the stuff we want to use. E.g. you have to download PNG images from the Internet or sound effects from the internet to be able to use them. But in this case right here, swish, swish and cutscene sound effects, right? So I'm going to add these to my timeline. Simply drag and drop to the bottom half now because it's an audio effect, then you'll notice that all of these other sound effects that I have now downloaded and got into my Premier Pro project. You can find Freesound packs online, just go on YouTube and find some free sound effects. And you'll find some libraries where you can download sound effects via YouTube videos, download them, drag and drop them straight onto your page, and then listen and choose what sound effects you think would work best for me. I think this bubble pop sound effect to the bottom here is going to work best. I am now going to drag and drop and trim that bottom audio clip as we've done before many times now. And then I'm going to drag and drop it in line with the first bit of texts that I, that I have on my video. So as soon as we hear this sound effects at the same time, the bubble hop Santa Fe is going to come in, there, is going to then come up on the screen. Okay, so let's play through to the best universe. And it is, it works quite well. It's a tiny bit loud right now. So a little trick, we're going to look at audio bit more in the next class, but we'd want to lower that audio down. Okay, so we're gonna save that for later on. But that is a rough essence of what we're working with. So as well as adding call audio clips like that to really emphasize the texts that is emphasizing the video intro, making it really engaging. We can also add some additional emojis, e.g. in my video right now I'm talking about the best universities in the entire world. Maybe I'd like to add a few little what our graduate caps to my timeline, e.g. so if I find the emotive, I like this one right here. Drag and drop it straight onto the top layer of my, of my timeline. Now we always want to make sure that we don't drag and drop stuff over the video because then we end up deleting the video as so. If that ever happens, press Command Z or edit, undo, and you'll get a second chance at doing it. E.g. never drag it over your other clips like this because then you basically make the other texts we created disappear. So again, Edit, Undo or Command said there's a shortcut to go backwards. I'm, what I'm gonna do is find a place to add this cool emoji. Maybe I'd like to add it just over the longest word in my intro. Universities double-click on the object on the screen and then highlights up the layer that I've added to my video at the top. And then I can use my trackpad or use the arrows to make it bigger or smaller. Exactly the same process as the text. So maybe I'm going to add this right here in-between the u and the n. But I wanted to start at the same time as the word. So if I zoom in, I'm then going to drag and drop my object, my graduate hat, to start at exactly the same time as the university's texts. Now the magnet tool, which is should be on your screen automatically. It's great to have on because as we said before, it helps snap it into exactly the right place. Now if we play this little intro once I've trimmed it down to the end, that the university is what? We're going to have, something like this. The best universities in the entire world that looks at very nice indeed. So let's play the whole short intro that we have going on at the moment. So welcome back to a brand new video on the channel guys today withdrawing you back. And you know, I'm watching my video right now and part of me thinks that in their mission to always strive to make the most engaging video possible. Maybe I don't need this. Welcome back to the channel guys. Maybe I can just go straight into today. We're throwing it back to some student loans content. So in this engagement tools less than so far, we've looked at adding texts, customizing the text, adding logos and adding sound effects and splitting up the clips to make it engaging. Now another cool thing we can do is add stuff like arrows if we wanted to highlight something within the video. So e.g. I. Might want to add an arrow right here to highlight screenshot that's coming later on in the video. So again, drag and drop it onto your timeline may show us in the PNG format. Otherwise you're going to have a horrible background. And then let's say if there was a little screenshot from the video, the later on that I wanted to teach people at the start with. Then I would go to the end clip of my video where I'm going to find the screenshot. And I would add that screenshot, started my video. Now this is the screenshot that I want to add. So if you've got a screenshot from later on in your video that you want to add to the start of your video. Simply hover. You'll click your mouse cursor and your line here over the clip that has the screenshot. Then we're going to select this button right here, export frame. We're going to choose the location greatest going to my main folder. We're going to write test. I'm going to scroll back to the start where I just laid down the arrow. I'm going to find that screenshot. Drag and drop it onto the same place as the arrow. And now you can see that we're making progress. We're adding another cool little effect to the intro of our video. We're now highlighting some texts that is coming later on in the video to really make people hooked and engage with the video. The same principle can be applied for any photo and the image. Anything you wanna add at the start, you can do it exactly like this. Now, I want to make this screenshot bit bigger. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to double-tap. He then brings me up the corners of this piece of the imagery. I'm then going to drag and drop it. I really want people to see the University of York is what I'm looking at. And then I want to change the position of the arrow. So I'm gonna double-click the arrow. I'm then going to maybe even rotate it around. So when I hover near the corner, right? Yes. And I'll put it right here. Then. We're going to have something like this season, the entire world for 2023. Now, this is a series that I used to do all the time. Since I've moved on to live with Dylan. I haven't been as active on the scene, but trust me, today I'm back with a nice worldwide. And then I'm going to drag and drop these two clips to the point in the video where I feel I'm talking about these university rankings. So whenever you've got Eclipse and you're highlighting something with an arrow with the screenshot on the video, you want to make sure that those two things appear directly in correlation to one you're talking about those things says no point me being like, Welcome back to the channel and then having random clip of a university rankings, I have to put these clips on when I'm talking about university rankings. I've added a screenshot from later on down the video that shows a university ranking for UCL. And I've got a comparison between one ranking and another ranking, right? And that's what I'm highlighting. This is something that I talk about later on in the video, but by kind of teasing it at the start and the intro, the video, it keeps people hooked. That is why we do it. That is why it's always good to have a slight teaser element at the start of the video. Now, if e.g. I. Hid all of my extra layers, if I didn't have anything. I'm just talking about it. It's not as engaging. As soon as I add a little screenshot, it becomes a little bit more engaging, right? As soon as I added arrow, even more engaging and as soon as I add text is the icing on the cake, it just makes everything that tiny bit more engaging and that's what keeps people hooked. Now another very cool thing we can do is firstly, add a slow Zoom. I've shown you how to add all of these elements, right? You know how to move arrows, add text. One thing I would say is if you've added text e.g. to your screen and you now want to move the image or the arrow right? You'd normally double-click on the image. Happy days. Wait, why is, why is it moving the text and not the image? Now, in this situation, right? If you're trying to move something else after you've already added the text. What you have to do is simply select the potluck tool, toggled track lock on the layer with the text. What this means is now that we can select the text layer. And so whenever we double-click on this image right here, the actual image is going to be selected if the same thing is happening and for whatever reason you're trying to select the background image. But one of your other layers, like the arrow or the text is being selected, you just need to padlock up the layers on the timeline that have the arrows or the other logos. And then you'll be able to get to the bottom layer. They are trying to move around. So it's all to do of layering here on the reason why you're automatically selects the text layer. So we're going to unpack these and start cracking on. And remember, that's why I say if you look at what I did, I added the background image, then added the blue arrow, and then I added the text because that's the easiest way to do it. It's taken me a while to learn a whereas if I added the text first, and then you've got to move around the text and the arrows and everything else, which takes a lot more time. So doing it in chronological order and really build up the picture from nothing to what it is, is the best way to go about things. As I was saying, one thing I would now want to do this is moving on to advanced video editing. But like I said, this is a full beginner to pro course. I'm going to make a slow zoom happen here, just to increase engagement even more. So firstly, I'm going to lock up the paddle up by the pad, lock the layer with the text on. Same for the arrows. And then I'm going to double-tap and select the background image. I'm then going to go into Effect Controls and the top left, right here. And I'm going to look at video. Then it's going to say motion. It's going to say position and scale. Now by moving these things around, we can change the position of clips and the zoom levels as the video goes along. So as the video moves, we can slice Zoom. So this is what I'm gonna do, right? It's about a slow zoom. Select the start of the imagery, zoom into the timeline. Put your cursor over the start of the UCL image, make sure it's highlighted. Double-tap both position and scale. Right? Then we're going to drag the cursor all the way along to the end of the clip. Right here. Make sure it's highlighted again. Double-click. And then we're going to zoom in slash, make it bigger right here. So I'm making it bigger. I don't want the number nine to go off the page. So I'm going to drag and drop and move the position of the image to the right a bit more. And we're gonna get something like this now if we play it back and make sure you have two dots At the start and the end come up for this. And there'll be wrapped around the ten to 15 mod. Well, when you look at that, it just makes it that tiny bit more engaging. That is what we call a bit of magic in the making. And let me do the same again here. Lovely GI bleed, zoom in a bit faster. Move that here. Happy Days. If we look at the engaging, the intro we're building, we've got something like this, yellow Manchester, and there'll be wrapped around the ten to 15 model. But when you transfer goods, the worldwide rankings, ranked like night, the speed of the zooms there. That also creates an emphasis on the effect that I'm trying to create. I'm trying to be like, Well, take a look at this e.g. that's not right, because when we take a look at this other ranking, it is like this. And this, That's what speed of the Zoom also emphasizes. So again, that's a bit more. You'll pick these things up over time. But just to recap, we've covered zooming in on certain photos and images, adding arrows, texts for emphasis, thinking about the position in which we can add these adding sound effects, adding that single text, we're covering a lot into them this lesson. So keep going. I'm sure you're gonna get there. And it also, one thing I say is whenever you're creating your own video, come back to this lesson. Just refer to whatever it is that you want to add your own video. Refer to a part of this lesson that covers that. So if you want to add text, refer to the star. If you want to zoom in on a clip or a picture, refer to this a little bit. Now. White right here. I want to add a little photo snapshot effect because I feel like Darby, a very cool engaging photo sound effects to add. So once you've downloaded your sound effects from YouTube or wherever else, same as before. Drag and drop it onto your homepage, make it in line, trim it down. And then a little cool trick we can do if we want to, let's say e.g. add the sound effects and the style of this bit here. And on the started this bit is we can select the Santa Fe we just added. We can press Copy, go over to the style of the other clip, and then press paste Command C or Control C on this highlighted come over here, command V. Exactly like this. Again, you can see we're slowly padding out and building this intro. We will thirty-seconds down, we got a very cool effect. Let's save it so we don't lose any data. Now another thing that I noticed is I'm rewatching this video. We looked at how we can zoom into a separate image on the screen. You can also zoom in to your videos to make them engaging. So if we wanted to do this, we want to highlight the SAT and video clip that we want to zoom into. And then what we can do is zoom into that. Now if we only wanted to e.g. Zoom into half of this clip, whatever whatever section of the clip you want the zoom to happen on is where you're going to split it. So for me, I want it to happen on this whole thing. So I want to start with a slow zoom from here all the way to here. If I only wanted to zoom to happen up to the middle of this clip, then our gamma rays, it's all out. I'd split it in the Zoom would happen from here, here, right, under that course, I'm going to same processes before engagement tool. I'm going to effect controls double-click position. Yes, yes. Scroll to the end. Yes, yes. Zoom in. Boom. Let's see how this looks. Now. This is a series that I used to do all the time. Since I've moved on too long. I'm liking it. I'm just gonna move it down slightly as active on the scene, but trust me, today I'm back with the bank and these worldwide, so yeah, I'm pretty, I'm pretty pleased with how this is going. Another thing we might want to do is just as we're starting to build up the intro now is add a bit of music. Now you can get music from places all over the Internet for you can pay for it and get some free, royalty-free stuff. You can go on. Find that yourself. But once you've downloaded some songs and they're in your folder, then you simply drag and drop them onto your timeline. Now it's worth noting that depending on what projects are on or using or what is four, you'll probably need a different license by, let's say e.g. I'll include one of my own songs that you can practice with non commercially, non online in this video and course content. But you simply drag and drop it onto your timeline, making sure it's below all of your other effects. And then less if we hit play, what does this happen? What does it sound like? What happens to any Brandon video is far too loud and we might want to trim the the elements of the video or the audio clip in line with exactly what we're trying to create within our video. It's the same process as before. We trim line exactly like this. If we want to split it, we can split it and move it up exactly like this. If you want, have a little break in the text, a break in the music to emphasize the text, and so on. So yeah, this is another tool that we can add to help create engaging content. So for me right now, Let's just recap before we're wrapping up this class, this masterclass right here, this one has been heavy, but remember refer back to each individual section as you're needing it. We've added logos, we've added text, we've added screenshots, we've added arrows, we added sound effects, we've added music. We've looked at why it's important and how we can zoom into text, how we're creating engagement. I mean, goodness me, we've learned a lot in today's class. I would definitely encourage you to take some time, process it, go back over whatever you need to. And right now, I'm going to take exactly the same principles as we've just learned in this class. And I'm going to fine tune everything at a few more bits here and there. So we're ready for the next class. But thank you very much for watching. Take care, and I'll see you in the next lesson. 7. Audio, Mastering & Music (KEY!): Welcome to class five. Now in classifier, we're going to be look at altering the audio on our video, on our music and our sound effects. Now, as we discussed in last class, adding graphics and audio is a great way to make the video engaging and to make it flow really nicely. Now we ended off after we added a few elements like logos transition zooms with an intro that looks something like this. Now I'm going to play it. And what you'll notice if I turn up the volume, the best you can really hear what is being said. Because the audio at the bottom right here, the music, the background music is far too loud at the moment. So how do we change the volume of this and how do we increase the volume e.g. of our audio track where our video in which we're speaking as well. So for every clip that you want to increase the volume with, hover over it, it Double-click and scroll down until you see Audio Gain. Here you can type in ten. And what this does if we zoom in, it adds an increase as the audio by ten dB. Now, you might want to increase it a lot depending on how quiet it initially is. So maybe you wanna go plus another another seven. As you can see for me that, Oh, if I zoom in, the audio is almost peaking. Now, on the right-hand side here, the audio bar is absolutely booming, so this is a bit too high. So I'd say that roughly with a clip like I've got right now, I can roughly judge how loud my clip is to start with. You're probably only going to need about an extra three or four dB on this audio clip. So when you're playing around with the audio is roughly about listening and seeing what feels right and making sure nothing peaks. And checking this bar over here. If you make the audio too loud, just adjust the gain again, but this time, put a minus in front -12. Now for me, is still a tiny bit on the higher side round here, but it's not permanently blasting their higher red zone. I'm the audio gain at one more time by double-clicking, going and minus one. For me, that's about right. It occasionally hits the top. But most of the time we're in the nice greenish zone. And then if we take a look at the actual audio clip at the bottom, there's not really too many peaks. Maybe you could go down one more. But in essence, that is what you want to do for every clip now, depending on if you're filming a vlog or a sit down and talk video, the audio might be constant, or it might not be if the audio is constant, like in this video right here, because I'm sitting down and I'm exactly the same length away from the microphone. This short as throughout the rest of the video. So a cool little trick you can do is highlight all of that clip, all of the video clips, not the sound effects and not the music because we're going to deal with them later on. But just the video clips exactly like so. It can be the audio and the video doesn't make any difference, or it can just be the audio. And then I'm going to do the same process if I wanted to adjust everything. Double-click audio adjust plus four. Now, every single clip has increased by four, is saved a lot of time. Now I did already adjust this one at the very end, so I'm just going to readjust this one and go down by four. Now, the same process can be done for our audio clips and our sound effects. Sometimes sound effects can be a bit too loud. Let's double-check Manchester. And there'll be rankings, ranked ever so slightly a bit too harsh, often sound effects, we want them to be subtle. So as we can see, it's quite a sharp sound by the sudden spike in audio there. So I'm going to hover over these two sound effects since they're the same audio gain, minus about a five on these Manchester, maybe even a minus one more. I talking to the minus two, you see yellow Manchester and there'll be ranked around the rank ligand. And that is exactly perfect. This is exactly what we're after. Again, we're just adjusting the audio so it's perfect formula. We're watching it at the clips because there's nothing worse than having overpowering audio from a sound effect relative to your voice. The best. The bubble pops, alright, maybe go down by one or two. And then we're going to deal with the music. So right now we'll come back to any random video and the music is far too loud now one or two different things we can do with this is overall we want to decrease the whole thing by about ten dB because this is just meant to be background music right? Now there's a few things we have to cover with audio. Often, you might want to have a montage piece of music, whereas loud at the star, then if somebody starts to speak, you want it to become a bit quieter. Now, you can do this via fades, but often fading in and out with effects in the effects panel. If we select here, it doesn't really give us enough control, in my opinion. Now as a beginner, I think there's a really easy and cool way to do this, change this effect and, and have more customization. And I use this now as opposed to those effects. And it is simply by finding the point where we'd like to music The suddenly get a bit quieter and splitting it using our razor tool like we saw before, and then adjusting the music. So e.g. previously using the razor tool right here We split the clip about here. Now, this is about 7 s in. So ideally, so we get a feel of the video. I'd like the intro music to be a bit louder in the first 7 s, then I'd like it to quiet and down after those first 7 s. So what I do once I split that clip right here, the audio clip is I'd maybe leave this first set of audio now because it's split into two different parts at a higher dB and volume. Then the other part, the second part, I want it to be a bit quieter. So I'm gonna go like a minus five. And then I might even create a third parts. We get really in-depth, some subtle background music minus five again. Now, to do this, what did I do? I hit the razor tool, shortcut C, split a clip here, selected this individual clip, audio gain minus five. Boom, job done. Again, we'll notice a few things. Guys today. The audio doesn't really start until this point right here. So I may want to trim it by dragging and dropping when I'm on the arrow tool, which is V, I'm just going to drag and drop it just said the audio starts directly as I start speaking, I'm going to highlight all the audio. They're the only things I want to move using my Selection tool again, the arrow right here. Then I'm going to drag and drop this towards the front of the track. Now we've got something like this. A brand new video on the channel guys with throwing your bag with some old-school guys today with throwing your bank or some old-school student blogs, content, and reacting to the best universities in the entire world. Now, for me, I think I can reduce all of these clips by another minus three dB, so I highlight them all and move on from there. Now we're going to come on mostly two effects later on. But there is something cool I want to show you when we're adjusting audio. So firstly, it's going to be adding a cross-fade. So I made myself down to that corner right here because I want to now talk to you about a crossfade is a very cool effect if you're on the editing panel like we are at the top here. Once you're on the editing section, you'll notice we're on beyond Effect Controls by default. And at the bottom where it says Projects, they'll also say effects. Now select the effects panel. And then what we want to do is it will give you something like this. We want to look for audio transitions, crossfade, and then constant power. So what this does, it basically means instead of going from allowed section of music at the star here, too, a lot quieter. Instead of just dropping like this, it's going to drop nice and slowly. And it just creates a subtle transition. So simply all we do is once you've got this effect on the left-hand corner, highlighted drag and drop it to the middle of this clip. Same again to the second clip. And then we can zoom in on the timeline and adjust the length of the cross fade. Now this is a great little trick. And it's now going to sound something like this with an even smoother transition in between. Today we're throwing it back with some old-school student blogs content, and reacting to the best universities in the entire world for 2023. Now, this is a series that I used to do all the time. Since I've moved on to life with Dylan. I haven't been as active on the scene, but trust me, once you've done that, you might want to do the same thing again while you extend the audio clip all the way out. And then little key tip is you, by the end, you wanted to draw people in and then fade out massively into the background. And you can tell when it's roughly faded out. It shouldn't be too far below your previous clip, which has some lines on the audio section by there. Now virtually on kinks, it's ranked like night. They move on to add the constant power shifts. And to me, maybe I could go up one more dB on this track. But this actually is very subtle. And why I like to use in my videos because the discrepancy is still there, but it's not overpowering. The main focus of the video is what I'm saying is exactly right. So there's a cool little cross constant power cross fade effect that I'm always using for my audio. I could also use it whenever I'm splitting up some clips on my actual speaking as well as the actual background tracks. So if you've got two overlapping clips today when you could use it, e.g. on there. But one little thing I will warn you about using an audio when you're speaking. Sometimes it can force your clips to merge two different audio sounds together. So really if you are going to use this, make sure it's really small, like so today withdrawing. And for me I didn't need it on this clip. But you can do this if your audio is really harsh and it's like, hey guys, welcome back to the channel and then bam, you're getting some sort of peaking there. Adding a crossfade onto the track is magic. Cool. So you're making great progress by the way, I hope you're enjoying the course. If you are a lever of you, it really does help me out. And hopefully you're finding, yeah, all of my knowledge very useful. So when we're also looking at audio, one very advanced thing that you can do is master your audio. So whenever you're kind of Within a project, you can master your audio clips so that everything is a consistent level. So I'd like to do this when I finished editing all of my content for the video that I'd highlight all of my speaking clips. And maybe I decide to master the audio, just adds that extra bit of clarity. So I'd highlight all of the e.g. the clips of the audio. I'm going to highlight the visuals as well, because to master an audio clip once we split it up several times, I e this video, you want to nest that the track. Now the next thing, it basically rejoins everything that we split up back together. So it is a very Very useful tool when it comes to mastering and audio track. Because if we didn't, didn't draw it up together, we'd have to add the mastering effect to every single different audio clip, as you can see right here, which would take ages. So it's unethical it together, highlight everything I'd recommend doing the audio as well. Double-clicking, selecting nest, call it whatever you wanna call it on a call, an intro, select. Ok, boom, is now merged together. Now, ideally we also want to link these together. Apparently they're already linked, so we'll get, don't worry about it. But now to really master this track, we're going to head over to this effects panel right here. As always, a quick way to find stuff is to just search for it. Somebody said from master. It becomes on the Audio Effects special mastering, drag and drop it onto this full audio clip. Now in the top left-hand corner, it's going to bring up once it's highlighted here. The Effect Controls menu. Simply select on the custom setup edit. Now to really, you can play around with the settings, but essentially it's gonna be bright right now. But Tammy, listen to some old-school. Yeah, it's not what we want, so let's highlight it again. It's going to bring back up the audio menu right now. And we're going to select from bright hype to subtle clarity. This just adds a slight bit of a difference. Now when it comes to revolve on the right, This is like an echo. We don't really want this enabling a low shelf and high shelf is good just to stop any peaking and to create some consistency to tick these boxes right here. Now when it comes to loudness, loudness maximizer is making SAT and ACT sections louder. Maybe you have a tiny bit on same for the exciter. Then if you want to adjust the overall volume just like we did audio again before, you can do it ever so slightly here as well. Now this makes a very minimal difference, but it also just kind of evens out all that eclipse within the video. So if I were speaking and I went really far back like this, it's gonna be a bit quieter. Mastering. It helps bring that quiet level like from back here a bit closer to the more normal level, right? So that is why so good. So let's play it back to a brand new video on the channel guys today, withdrawing it back to some old school student blogs content, and reacting to the best universities in the entire world for 2023. Now, this is a series that, and boom, it is looking very nice. The audio has been mastered. We've adjusted it. We've added transitions for the audio music that we've got in the background. We've got sound effects at the right volume. And everything is coming together quite nicely. Anomaly audio front. I think that is most of the things that you're ever going to really need to do when it comes to editing audio. Of course, you can trim up and join different music tracks together whenever you're looking on doing a transition between two songs, adding a crossfade is a great thing to do because it can once again just make that transition very smooth and very nice. And overall, I think that you can keep adding sound effects. And it's always about finding what sound effects suit, what it is you're talking about. And that's a skill that comes with video editing practice and listening to all the sound effects out of there. So I hope you found this class for our useful audio editing is very cool that mastering trip I told you about nesting the clips together. Again, super useful. Unless move on to the next class in the course. 8. Color Grading In Premiere Pro: Alrighty Everybody, you're smashing it. Welcome to class six. Now in this one we're gonna be taking a look at the color grading over video clip. And what you'll notice is what I'm doing. I'm giving you a rough overview of everything that we can do in Premiere Pro. And After watching this first section, you'll be able to edit a video to a very high standard without this course eating up too much of your time. And then after this, we're going to delve really into the more in-depth stuff. We're gonna be looking at a color grade. Now, a color grade is when you basically take a clear by this, you can change the background from warm to cold, light, orange to blue. E.g. add a bit more color to your face or had a bit of a fade, et cetera. So It's really a really useful tool and it can really take a video from being very good to looking absolutely outstanding. So whenever you're doing a color grade, right, you'll notice that in last class we joined up all of the separate clips we had here into this one long green clip by nesting it. Now, if we don't join up those clips, we have the same problem as we always have, even when the audio, when we're trying to master it, we'd have to color grade every single clip individually, which we would not want to do. Now, if you've got multiple different clips that you don't always want to nest up because you might be wanting to change them again, changing the timings of them later on. Then the best way to color grade is by adding an adjustment layer. So I'd say that Realistically, no matter what the project is, always color grade by using an adjustment layer. And by using an adjustment layer, you don't even have to nest the clips. To do this. We're going to hover over this track right here, right in line with our video clip number one. But below all of our effects because we don't need to calibrate those. We're going to select Add Track. Now what this does, it moves everything up without changing the position. And then if we head over to our assembly, so we click up in the top right-hand corner, select the assembly panel. All of our tools and video clips and logos we've imported and sound effects a role in this assembly panels so we can see exactly what we have in our video editing project right now. So what we're gonna do is we're going to select new item down here, adjustment layer right here. Select Okay, it's already got the right default settings. It's going to call up here as plain black. And we're going to drag and drop it directly onto our timeline. Now, we're going to head back over to the editing panel because it makes it a bit nicer. We can see more stuff about what's going on. And we're going to drag and drop this adjustment layer. To the end of our clip. Select the adjustment layer. And what this is, it's like a little mask over the top of our videos. So e.g. now, whenever I go to color grade, I'm not actually changing the original video clip right here. I'm changing like a mask on top of that clip. So it's like a really cool little tip and trick. So if I now go to the tunnel at the top here, I select color. I'll see I got Basic Correction right here. Can change the warmth, change them all to zero, the tint, which is obviously a bit extreme. But sometimes if you're doing some crazy amount, one that the saturation which makes you go red and orange as well. Or I can just change the general brightness. The general increase the black ****** make it more faded and washed out, highlights increasing the whites. Shadows increasing the whites again realistically and increasing the Fade. And then real whites make it nice and bright, and then the blacks. So that is play around with those you'll find exactly what you're looking for. I can reset it like this. To go back to the default, I can press OK. And Photoshop has a go automatically color correcting what they think works best. There's a few default lots that you can install. I'm going to show you how to install certain Lutz properly later on. Let me reset this, had the line store well, and yet you can see there's quite a, it's alright, It's alright. But the way I like to get and do stuff is I like to get a bit creative sono reset this. I'm gonna go to none. And I'm going to leave basic correction for now. I'm going to head over to the creative panel and I'm going to look at all these default settings that we can play around with and select and see what kind of color grading essence we'd like to fulfill. So there's warm blue, blue ice somewhere around here. Right here is a bit of a color fill. I can go to something quite neutral, selling black and white like this, and so on. Now a cool thing to note is when you're checking what progress you've made in the color grade. And other great thing about doing the adjustment layer is we can then hide the adjustment layer by clicking this side and we get the original back. We can undertake this I and this layer comes back right here. We can do the same with the effects. We can press the I, they disappear past the Eigen, they come back. So it's a great way to check whenever you're using an adjustment layer, what difference is actually making. So for me right now, obviously I don't want to have a black and white. I'm going to find one that looks quite nice. Maybe I'm thinking it's a bit strong right now. This looks quite nice bit orangey though Maybe, maybe big HDR. Let's see how we get on with that. So once I've got the right one, I want to use a mid tone it down. You rarely want to be over 35, 40. In a situation like this, I think the optimum is 20-30. Apparently a video editor professional told me that when I starting out from this baseline, we can see I've just got a bit more color in the video. I've just got a bit more saturated clips and it's looking actually quite nice. So from here is when I start to play around with maybe adding a tiny bit of a fade, just a tiny bit. The clips already quite sharp so I wouldn't change that. Maybe do I need any more color in there? A bit more vibrant so I don't wanna look to read maybe a tiny bit of vibrance. If I change the saturation, it becomes a bit too much. So I'm gonna type in 100, get the default number back right there. Now, this is what I like to go back over to the basic correction and play around with it just to make it maybe a little bit sharper, maybe a little bit nice and bright increase the shadows, maybe a tiny bit more because right now the clip is, is quite dark, especially on my t-shirt. If had a little girl and changing the blacks, I don't want it to become too faded, but maybe a nice little one here. How the y's doing the wiser, quite fine. Anyway, and you'll see that I'm bringing this clip to life just very subtly. And that for me is what it's all about when it comes to color grading. Now again, there are some curves that you can change. But for me when you're starting out S curves and so on, they're not really as vital to use as just getting in perfect and the creative and Basic Correction tabs can, we can increase the shadows here using much more of a manual way. And again, you can undo small touches you make whenever you're using these, these filters by pressing undo at the top or Command Z or Control Z, if you like using shortcuts. Always select the highlight, the adjustment layer if it's not coming up and you can't do stuff because your adjustment layer isn't selected. Then you can also play around with the blur if you wanted to bless stuff out and so on. Again, color correction, just play around with it, you'll figure it out. It's all about that when it comes to when it comes to this. I think this looks quite nice, but I've got it on right now. I'm not going for something spectacular. There's not a lot to color grade. I don't, I don't want it to be super cinematic. If you want it to be super cinematic as well, you can add black bars, we'll come on to that later on. You can also add some really intense color grading. You can download lots online, which I'm gonna show you when you can download how to download external fonts, lots, color gray packages and so on, later on as well. So this is really your basic color grade. If you want a Vision app, white VNet right here, black one right here, creates a very dramatic feel. And then you can roughly change the position of that. So I'm gonna go back to zero. I'm gonna go back to 50 right here as well. So for me as far as color grading goes, I'm like, Yeah, that looks really clean. I'm really happy with that. So I would personally leave that there. Now another thing that a lot of people might want to do is add black bars. Now, the easiest way to add black bars show videos. I know many of you might want to do this as well, is to add an adjustment layer again. So same process at track. We're gonna go over to the assembly tunnel panel in the top right-hand corner. And we're going to find the adjustment layer right here. We're going to add it. Okay, I start a new one, drag and drop it onto your timeline, increase it all the way to the very end of the track is always head back over to the editing panel. And then what we're going to actually look for in the effects section right here is something called crop. Find it such it drag and drop this crop onto the adjustment layer. Nothing's going to happen. Don't worry about that at all. But in the effect controls scroll down to the left. And we want to change this top crop to ten per cent, right? It adds a black bar, change the bottom crop, ten per cent adds a black bar. If you really want to adjust how deepen and thick these crops are, just change the percentage. Maybe you want a small minimalistic crop of three per cent. That looks quite nice. And this is really great for whenever you're creating B-roll or really that movie like content or cinematography, and so on for me in this video right now that I'm creating black bars on quite necessary. So in actual fact, I'm just going to delete this adjustment layer if you want to view it before and after, as we said before, you really use the AI tool. So black bars are a very easy thing to create an add onto your content. And whenever we're doing stuff with adjustment layers, whether it be color gradings I just showed you or creating black bars, I'd often say leave them to the very last until you've done all of your other stuff like your sound effects, you're trimming your logos and so on. Because basically now e.g. as I was saying at the start of this course, the reason why you follow the order I do stuff in is because if I wanted to say e.g. chop out something in the middle of this this audio clip, right? I'd have to split it right here, split right here, and zoom in, trim, e.g. this bit. Now it's like, well, I've got to trim the audio. I've got to trim the adjustment layers of the color grade and the crop. It just becomes an absolute kerfuffle because the audio would then not be synced up in line. The adjustment layers will be really yeah, you can see exactly why I told you to follow the order. I do stuff and when it comes to adjustment layers of music and so on. So I'm gonna delete this. I'm going to delete this track again. This is how you delete it. Double-click once you've highlighted that track, and so on. We're back to where we were a few seconds ago without the black bars because that my content doesn't need it right now today. But I thought I'd check that in right now because I know it's a very popular thing that people like to add to their videos, especially when it comes to color grading. So now in this course lesson, you've learned how to calibrate, how to add vignettes, how to add black bars. I think that while she perfect and get a real sense of a feel for what it is that you're trying to do to do a new color grade. These are three really key components that you can play around with non-stop and get it, get a feel for exactly what your style is and how to, how to do it properly. Now, as you get a pro or back onto the color grade layer, really, you play around with the S curves, e.g. so the S curves often you'll find that e.g. some of the pros might create a few different points within their, within their curves. And they'll create something, the shape of an S. So I hope you found this class very useful, Well done with smashing through this course. Thank you for being on board and I'll see you in the next class. 9. Overlays, Facecam & Reaction: Hello and welcome back to class seven. Now in this class we're going to be taking a look at overlays. And this relates to doing reaction videos, face cams, or just interchanging between different video clips within the same synchronized piece of footage. E.g. so far in this course, we've looked at how to build up this intro. Now this can be replicated throughout our whole, entire video. All of the tools and skills I've shown you from engagement tools, color grading, audio, background music. There is enough right here to make a solid video. Now another thing that when you're editing videos that you might like to do. And in the case of my YouTube video that I'm creating on this journey of this course is that I've also got myself reacting to a few elements on screen. So e.g. I've separately filmed myself with a camera, talking while reacting to something on my computer screen. Now I've also recorded my computer screen. So e.g. on the right here, I've got all of my computer screen footage and on the left, I've got me talking about those things that I'm seeing on the screen. Now, as we said before, audio layers at the bottom right, here on the left, and then at the top, visual layers. So e.g. if I was to drag and drop layover here, it removes the video of me talking about what I was reacting to, but it's kept the audio which doesn't work. Command Z or edit undo to go back there. Now, when we work in layers, what we want to do if you're e.g. wanting to create a reaction video, you want to overlay some B-roll on top of you talking about something, we're simply just going to drag and drop both elements of the second video away from that same timeline that the original footage is on. And then we're going to highlight it and drag and drop it over the top right here. So the key to this, and the key to editing videos like this is that you want to sync up the two videos to start with. Now, as soon as you've seen those videos up to start with, it makes the whole entire process so much easier. And that is a key tip. Now how can you sync them up? Now this is really important that when you're recording two separate things. So e.g. my computer screen and then me talking in general, I've made sure that if we zoom in at the bottom right here, I've got both pieces of audio on. Although I don't need both audios to be recording, I did that purely so that when it comes to the editing process, I can simply and easily ensure that I can now match up the audio peaks between both clips. So if we zoom in on here, you'll notice there's a slight pattern right here, right? It's exactly the same. This makes editings ten times easier. So I'm really just going to zoom in as close as I can. I made sure that for this first clip, we're all nicely lined up. And pretty much as far as things go, we are quite nicely lined up. I'm going to turn up the audio right here. Let's jump into the 2023 rankings and it's perfectly sink. Now this means that whatever I'm talking about on the screen is going to match with me speaking in real life key tip right there. So if you've got B-roll with no audio, then that isn't as important. You can drag and drop it however you like. But if you're talking about something specifically on the screen in your project, your credit crowd-funding video. And you're talking about e.g. this section of the movie trailer. At that point, then you wanna make sure that everything's in sync. Element number one in sync will then notice around here that the second clip right here, I've got one big long clip for the screen. But then in actual fact, for my speaking, I've got two separate clips. So I'm going to cut this here, split this here, and then we're going to try and match this up again. So taking it in and look at it, thanks the recording both sides of the audio, I can now matched up in accordance with the audio peaks. Now putting the padlock on right here, just to ensure that I don't mess around with the middle two layers right here. Going to trim this by drag and drop, highlight the clips. And then in this occasion, because we're working with another audio clip here, we don't want to use Q and V, the shortcuts because it can trim that as well unless you put the padlock on, which is what I've done. So e.g. precisely drag and drop this. Let's try and line this up. That's a bit too much. So I'm just check that right now with the audio on is perfectly synced up. Now I'm just gonna go through the rest of this video clip and the rest of my content are here. They've remaining part of the content, which is all talking about what's on the screen. And I'm going to sync it up exactly like you just saw. Alright, So we're back in the game now as well. What I'm looking to do in this situation is create a face cam. So whenever we're creating a face cam, that is the first step. The second step is to ensure that e.g. now you cannot see my face. This is because it's actually behind the screen. The screen overlays. So what we wanna do is actually rearrange these clips. So I want to highlight the middle to right now, drag and drop them down below my other audio clip. And drag and drop it above my other visual clip. And then the two in the middle that I want to have are the audio and the picture for my screen recording. So I'm going to do that. Drag and drop these back is quite tedious process. So now we cannot see the screen recording clip. However, there is something that I want to do right now to make my life easier going forward, we've got two different sets of clips The in-between those clips, there's four different splits. So clip one is obviously the screen recordings clip, clip to is gonna be me talking right here. Now just to make my life easier because there's four trims in those clips from when we synchronize the audio, I now want to re, set those clips into one big one to make my life easier when it comes to placing the face cam and zooming in and getting rid of this, this black bar right here. So e.g. again, you'll learn this as time goes on. If I was to zoom in and crop out that black bar on this clip right here. I then have to do it for this one and this one and this one. However, if I actually nest the clips together, then I would only have to do it once. So I'm gonna do that process right now as we did before. I'm going to scroll down here. I'm going to select nest, which is right here. Same again, I'm going to lock those middle two layers, and I'm going to nest the second set of clips. This is exactly what I want to be doing. And then it's going to be nested sequence three and perfect, they're all nicely together. Now the first thing I wanna do in this situation right here is I actually want to crop this, this, this video clip, but because of this little poll, which is that it doesn't look the best. So I'm tempted to crop it just so it looks a bit like this. Now when it comes to cropping, that is not a crop dashes the Zoom In, which means if I was to make the clips smaller for a face cam, I would still have that black rod there. So what I'm gonna do is go back to the original, head over to the Effects panel and search for crop. I'm going to drag and drop that onto the whole nested sequence. Now by dragging and dropping it onto the whole nested sequence, it means that the whole clip is going to be cropped instead of just one of the four that we previously had. And then I'm gonna look right here. Now I'm looking to crop pretty much the same ratio for all of them, let's say 20 per cent, it's too much, 10%. That should do the trick, or the top, the bottom, the right, and the left, right, and that's a tiny bit too much. So let me try five. Let me try five again. Let me try five here. And let me try it five here. That is about right. So now that poll has gone, I can even maybe get it down to a six. Now I do want it to be roughly symmetrical, which is why I'm not doing anything probably higher than a six because I don't want to cut my head off too much. But that my friends looks very nice and tidy compared to what we had before. And that last for the whole entire clip. Now e.g. when I move this clip over to the face cam section is going to look very nice to start with. I'm going to look at my video clip. And when it comes to the editing, I want to have the first little bit of me talking nice and big, just introducing that background. So I'm going to leave it this size with this little hint about what's coming up in the background. And then about 05:10 seconds into this, I'm going to move myself slowly via the zooming we looked at before into that top right-hand corner. While you're likely to see at most face cams be in general video editing. So now I've sync up the audio of these clips. I've also nested them so that we have one smooth consistent clip which has allowed me to crop that clip very nice and easily. Now my final step in preparation for using and working with overlays is going to be, as we said before, to create the first cut of this new video. So essentially, now we've got two new videos, ones and overlay ones. The actual me talking, I now need to edit out all the dead space, get rid of all the bad bits. And then I'm gonna see you in the next class. Thank you for watching 10. Editing Styles (KEY!): Welcome back to class eight. In this class I'm going to be taking you through the different editing styles. Now in this course, I've chosen to edit a YouTube video and you're following along learning all of the different tips and tricks and things you can do in Premier Pro to make a great YouTube style video. Now, the reason for this is that when you're editing a YouTube video, you tend to use all of the different things you can in Premier Pro to make that video engaging. Then when you go into Edit montages, Jim videos, corporate or client videos, you might not necessarily need all of the tricks and tips that I'm showing you for this YouTube video. But you can pick and pull everything that you need that you now know thanks to this course and use it within that project. So essentially, by editing a YouTube video is the time when you're going to use most of the features in Premier Pro, in my opinion, especially for short video, because the likes of client videos or corporate videos, they tend to be a lot more smooth with less stuff popping up on the screen, but they still need e.g. a great color grade. The idea as well is that when you're editing a video, once you know how to do everything, It's just about finding your style and finding what works for the type of project you're working on. So bearing that in mind, Let's crack on with class eight. At the end of last class, I basically said, we've now sync up the audio for the screen and my actual camera recording. But before we want to go around adjusting anything else, I do want to trim the clips. And by trimming the clips, it allows me to have a following video that's super engaging. So I followed exactly the same process for trimming these clips as we did at the very start of this course. Now the one thing I said to make sure of was that you want to trim both clips at exactly the same time. So there's no point in just trimming, just e.g. the screen audio and the screen picture and not trimming my face cam because then that makes it go out of sync again. Every time we was trimming something, the idea was that not only do I trim the top one, but I trim both clips as I just did. I split all of the clips, which that means that when I use my shortcut to go to Split and trim everything, everything trims in line and stays in sync. So make sure when you are trimming used to in both elements, a few little updates that I've done so far of things that you know how to do is that I've turned down the audio for the small secondary clip from my computer screen. Now I turned on this audio instead of the one from my camera because my computer audio isn't as good a quality. We know how to turn down the audio. We saw that before as well. You notice along here, I've added some texts. Let me just turn down the volume. E.g. I've added some texts and I made it rotate. And what you'll also notice at the bottom is I've added some sound effects, some bubble pops, and then a little camera. And I've also added a image. Now the way that we add an image is simply like we added the video to start with, where we just drag and drop that image from our file onto our timeline and drag and drop it like that. It's really simple, so I'm sure that you remember how to do that from earlier on and you can. Now the reason why I've done this is all about engagement. So we're looking at style one. Youtube is all about fast pace and making stuff pop-up to keep everybody engaged when we're talking about engagement. And take a look at this and let me know what you think. Students satisfaction school, how hard they are to get into the prospects of the graduates. And then we often make decisions based on this table is going to be over two years, one year incentives. And I remember looking at right, York's, York's the highest one. Realistically with a link I'm going to get into on this table. Let me go here. There's quite a lot of fast-paced cuts, high-energy editing, and a lot of stuff popping up on the screen. Now this is great for YouTube style video because we're always looking within that 10 min on average to retain retention. So focusing on the YouTube side of things for now, we've got a very fast, high paced intro with Zooms, with texts. But there's a lot of stuff that I did in the trim that was specifically for YouTube. The style of the tremor was doing was for YouTube videos. So if we take a look up here, I've got a few clips that I've actually trimmed out, e.g. of my actual main videos that we've just done. But I copied and pasted them over here so I can show you why and what I did. Let's take a little look. Let's take a look at the top three universities in the world for 2023 at number one. So right there, you'll notice that I said, let's take a look at the top three units for 2023. And then I go at number one. Now, my idea here is that I remove that first bit of the clip because I don't want to for a YouTube video e.g. to introduce the concept and then show them it again. I want them to just be suddenly hit with the revelation of the number one university in the world. And I don't want to build it up too much and drag it out too much because I've already said that before. And I don't want to waste any of their time because on YouTube, as soon as they click away from a video, you're kind of lost. So e.g. in that case, I just want to hit them straight away. This is number one and they're like, Whoa, that's number one. Okay. And then just as they process that, I want to move straight on to the next clip. Stack consistently engaged. Now, if it was a corporate style video or more video that was allowed to be at a slower pace where you're not competing for attention. So maybe a client video, then you know what? It is quite nice for an explainer video as well to have that introduction of what's coming up next. So e.g. I. Would keep that in a client video or corporate video, but I wouldn't keep this pre-introduction for a YouTube video because on YouTube, retention is key. And you know what I mean? There's so much competition that people just click off stuff. So yeah, that's what I ended up with. That's why number two, I was just trimming this clip. So at the start of it I kind of give a bit of small talk about a waffle. Let's stop there because that's what we need to do. But just remember those rankings. So we're gonna come back to them in a second. And for the use for a YouTube video, for a client with air for a corporate video, you wouldn't really want any waffling. There are any small thought because everything should have a purpose in the video editing. So e.g. in this case, I remove it, that little intro. So if I zoom in, if I just trim that, but just remember those. And then I move on to my next point where I give a bit of an opinion on stuff that is what the viewers want to see and that is why I cut that out there and I would do the same for any other style of video. Finally, finally, when I take a look at this little last clip, but just remember those rankings, we're going to come back to them in a second. For the UK tables and the guardian, etc. These are all roughly stay the same places. There's a few changes here and there, but roughly the same. So again, I'm talking here, I'm saying that all these rankings are roughly the stay the same for the difference sort of websites. And whilst it's true, what I actually want to do for a YouTube style video where I'm looking to keep everybody super engaged because I'm going to trim that. And then basically get straight on to the actual rankings. Because as soon as they're going into the rankings, that's what the view is therefore on YouTube in this case from my video and it's engaging. They're getting more information and more value. So really, when it comes to editing styles on YouTube, you're looking at in essence, what does it add value to my viewer? And what can I take out of this video where I still flows and makes sense, but then the video shorter and quicker. So e.g. let's take a look at this ray paths and to learn from on creating YouTube style videos were all done in the editing as well as Mr. Beast, e.g. have a six-minute video, right? He cured and help to 1,000 deaf people. He would have filmed hours and hours and hours of content, but it's all condensed down into a six-minute video. Now the reason for this is the watch time is key. So we're looking to the same sort of principles. Again, he spent loads of money days traveling around the different yachts, is a 45-minute video. Same for the plane tickets is a 12 minute video. So really, when it comes down to YouTube, you're looking at quick, short, fast content, high-energy, good delivery, just to keep people engaged in terms of general editing style. Now, again, corporate projects at different client projects that different short films are different. Let's take a look at this. So e.g. this is my show real. And when the clips in this were edited, it's done in a very smooth, real, natural way. And you can tell it's a very different style to what was before. However, notice that the tools I've been showing you to utilize and use when creating YouTube video. I black bars, color grade texts they used in the show, real and other projects as well. So let's have a little watch news, see the pace difference. I need to tell you something. Very chill. Whereas if we go back to the start of my YouTube videos satisfaction score, how hard that is to get into the prospects of the graduates. And it's all going on. There's even a zoom right there. So notice The, whilst, this course is teaching you to do everything and how to do everything in Premiere Pro. When it comes to what you're going to be using for your own journey. It really depends on the style of projects you're working on. But hopefully, this shows you again firstly, how to add a YouTube videos. And a great way as I've eyes I'm doing and as I've shown you. But again, firstly, I hope this helps. But again, firstly, I hope this. But first, but I hope this lesson within this course has shown you firstly how to edit a YouTube video and the style you should be aiming for. Again, look at all of these trims. I've made high-energy, fast-paced, note that space and just cutting out anything that doesn't add value. Look how many cuts are made, hundreds, just to make that YouTube video as engaging as possible when it comes over to climb projects, it, depending on what the project is, you're going to be using a very different style of cut. Maybe it will be one cut every now and then, e.g. like here. But it's not going to be nowhere near as many as this, which is really micro cuts. Generally a corporate video, short films, client videos. They're gonna have a lot less cutscene than the likes of a YouTube video, but I hope that helps see you in the next class. 11. Motion Graphics: Welcome back to class nine. In this class we're going to be taking a look at motion Graphics. What are they? How do we use them and where do we get them from? Firstly, a motion graphic or loads of different things. They could be, for example, a background that you see on someone's video like this. They could be a little icon that pops up on the screen above a video. And it has a sort of animation or motion is a graphic that has emotion. It's in the name, but they're literally a whole load of different things. You can adjust the size, you can change them. And these motion Graphics could also be titles or transitions as well. They can contain data and information, which is notably amazing for if you're doing a pitch video or a corporate video, motion Graphics like these are fantastic. As well as this. You can also have sound effects with the motion Graphics because you can see right here this transition, it comes with a little swoosh sound. And then we've got a nice little call out here, highlighting anything within the video that we might want to highlight. This really does take any video you have to the next level. And it is great for increasing the quality of the videos. Now when it comes to YouTube videos, you do use motion Graphics, but I'd say that motion Graphics are great for corporate or client videos when you're just adding that extra layer of professionality, right? So firstly, I've moved up here because I want to take you through how we can find the default motion Graphics that come with Adobe Premiere Pro. So what we're gonna do is we're going to head up to this top right-hand Workspace panel, and we're going to select captions and Graphics. And right now, I'm gonna show you how to add your first motion graphic to your timeline. Once we're on this panel right here, we're going to select Browse. And then we'll see two sections, my templates and browse templates from Adobe stock. Now Adobe Stock is going to have a select amount of templates that we can buy or ones that are free. Now the ones that are free, we can tick this box and it comes up with six pages of transitions and other stuff. So for example, right now, if we wanted to add a circular reveal title, I can drag and drop it. It downloads it, slash loads it, and then you'll notice that it's on my screen. So if I actually move this panel slow trick right here, move these panels across just so my screen becomes bigger. If I now play my, my Video. Always the same metrics. I've got this very cool transition with title. Now, obviously I wouldn't put a title over me speaking. I put it, for example, in-between to clips of change. So for example right here, less, less, find a good ones, put it in just so I can show you when as a good place to use it. For example, here I go from being on screen to moving on to a bit of video where I'm not looking at a computer screen, I'm looking at what's inside my house. I would put the transition over the change of these two clips because that is a transition in itself. So if we look at it, we can see it's fully read right here. So at this point here I'm going to press C or get my cut tool out at the top here, raised at all and split it here. So now what I want to do is when the screens fully red dots when you want the change of Clips to happen. And this is a pro tip. And the reason when you want the change of Clips to happen, when did screens fully red is because then it seems professional. You don't get any lag between the two transition changes. So I'm gonna move my transition right between the green and blue clips, right between the screen and the impulse and video clips. And I'm going ahead over here and see is that line up properly? No, it's not. It needs a bit more bit more still, a bit more, still, a tiny bit more still. Perfect. That is fully a nicely lined up, which should make this transition look absolutely seamless. So let's give it a little play. And you see that, right? Amazing. The transition happens super smooth. However, if I wasn't to line up properly, you'll notice that the transparent bid will be during the change of the clip, which means that viewers can see the change in Clips, meaning the transition isn't smooth. Let's play it again. It's just not quite as smooth. So we're gonna move this back here. And once we have the transition in place, we can pretty much click on it right here on our timeline. Select the T for text button, highlight where the text is double-click. And we can now type in whatever we like to this. And then we can also customize the text and the right-hand side here, just as we normally would as I showed you earlier on. So we can type in interview and then time, we can just customize this transition anyway, we like. So again, that's a motion graphic that's added, that's a default one that comes from the Adobe Premiere Pro marketplace and it was a free one. If you want to add another transition or mode, the callout, go back over to browse, make sure you're on the Adobe templates, and then select one to drag and drop. So for example, maybe I want a social media lower third. Now a lower third is, for example, as you'll see in a second, something that comes just in the bottom of the screen. And it often is to add extra information. So for example here, dynamic lower third. And maybe I want to add this in to highlight something that's being shown in the video. It looks quite nice. It's a very smooth transition. Now sometimes the change in motion Graphics text, you want to head over here to the central graphics panel which was on, instead of browse beyond edit while it is highlighted. And then I will say texts controls 0102. And here we can also change the text. So I'm gonna say Pro text number two. Perfect, just if I wanted to add, make a bit of FUN or have a little bit of a joke in the video, I could add this. But this is also great for highlighting if you're doing, for example, a client room tour or client House tour Just to highlight what room urine, or to highlight walk place your next or sometimes call-outs as we'll see in the browser if we go back up here, that allow you to add loads more texts at the bottom so you might be able to give information. So really what I'm saying is that this is how you use motion Graphics. This is how you get them to start with when you're just loading up Adobe Premiere Pro, the nice, easy way. And then you choose and customize them based on what type of video you're creating. So most of the time YouTube videos, you can use motion Graphics. They look great, but really inclined videos. This is what really stands you out. So for example, we, we've, we got an end card here that we could use at the end of a, have a youtube video. So if I load this up, again, this is dedicated for YouTube. You've got something saying subscribe previous video, next video. And some of the templates you'll find are built for YouTube and some of you for more corporate stuff. So really it's about playing around with what you can find inside that panel for free and then customizing it, right? There's some great stuff in there, elusive wedding slides. So for example, let me play it over this clip right here. And obviously I would add the photos into this wedding themed motion graphic. And here we can see we can control the text, we control the style. We have lots of variables on what we're able to control. So really what it is, is importing that motion graphic by dragging and dropping it from the panel and then customizing it. For example, I can add three images right here. And these small touches really make a great big difference when it comes to creating a high-quality video. So I'll leave this one in here. Now, I'm going to go through my entire video. I'm going to look at what motion Graphics I have and what I can add in order to add a bit of value throughout the videos. So maybe if there's not much happening on the screen, I might add a motion graphic. So for example, along here it's a lot of me talking, but not much other than scrolling down on the screen. So I might add a little fact about Use it or I might add a little call-out to show some extra information on the screen just to keep people engaged. But just before I go on to buy my motion Graphics to this video, we can indeed add an import, our own motion graphics to Premiere Pro. So if we go online, we don't always have to use the Adobe Stock ones if we head over to my templates now I've got loads because I actually purchased a motion Graphics pack online. But what we can do is in the bottom right-hand corner right here, it will say install motion Graphics. Now, if you've downloaded a motion Graphics pack from online years, plenty of tutorials out there on how to do that on YouTube. I'd recommend having a little look. Or if you've Googled more free motion Graphics, Adobe Premiere Pro, and you've downloaded it and it's in your downloads folder. Simply, what you wanna do then is install motion graphic templates. So you click on this when you're in Adobe Premiere Pro, you find the right file that you're looking to install, you click it and that Motion Graphics Template than installs into your template section. Now for me, again, I've got the free ones. I've got a pack installed already. I won't do this, but I strongly encouraged if you like motion graphics and you end up using the free ones a lot from Adobe. Look into expanding your package. You can even get some premium ones from Adobe themselves. So really I think about doing that if you're enjoying using motion Graphics. For now, for me, what it is, I'm going to go across my video and I'm going to add motion Graphics in to my video. Now as well. When you do get advanced, you can actually install an extension now and extension if we go up here to Window. Notice if we go to Extensions, I've got a motion Pro Workspace extension, which means that when I click up here on the top right-hand corner on my Workspace, I've got one called Motion Pro Workspace. And all of my motion Graphics pop up in this little panel right here. And I can then seamlessly select all of my different motion Graphics that are available and Add and drag and drop them to my timeline nice and easily. Now, for me, as I was saying earlier on, when you're changing between clips or topics, adding transitions, which are like this right here. Further transitions, flat transitions, and they add a little sound effect. That's a great thing to do. 12. Edited Video Review: Hello and welcome back to class ten in this course. Right now we're going to be taking a look at and reviewing the video that we've created so far in the course, because I've uploaded it to YouTube. It is performed very well and it currently sits around 3,000 views. It was very well received. And so we can determine that the video we created so far and all the skills that I have taught you how to utilize in Premier Pro are great for creating engaging YouTube videos. And so I wanted to break down the final product is such and show you exactly how everything has come together and how we've used all the different tools to make a successful video. Now this kind of caps off the first part of this course. The second part, we're going to be taking a look at finer detail things. I'm looking at editing different styles of videos. I'm going to show you a lot of the tips and tricks that I've learned over the years for this taking quality to the next level and to basically help you save a lot of time, there is so much that you can learn in Premiere Pro that will save you so much time going forward. So that is what we're gonna be looking at in the second half of this course. But for now, let us break down the reacting to the best universities in the world. For 2023. Today we're throwing it back to some old school student blogs content, and reacting to the best universities in the entire world for 2023. Now, this is a series that I used to do all the time. Since I've moved on to life with Dylan, I haven't been as active on the kinesin, but trust me, today I'm back with the bank. So I think straight away, well, we can see is that I'm really making the US the most use out of the text popping up on the screen to keep people engaged. The little inside information jokes that are kinda pop up and then asterixis, and then the changes in zoom levels. I think I talked about that a bit in the course. But literally, zooms can make a video so much more engaging and fast pace. And then I've got Q and most of music, because I changed the music to reflect the type of story I'm now telling, but having that Q emotive music come up on screen is like showing a little inside joke with the audience, which is quite nice. Again, notice that I, every time I kinda changed the subject of what I'm talking about in the video. I try and change the background music as well, because that helps separate each part of the video. And it also helps to bring a new lease of energy to the video topic which keeps people engaged. I've got a nice little motion graphic there to help people liked the video, and so on. Again. Another cool motion graphic right here, containing a lot of cool information and then a transition. It's like small stuff like that. That transition was very smooth. I had a sound effect. The motion graphic also came up on screen to share a lot of information. And that can make a really big difference to the quality of the video. I said before about motion graphics should mostly be used in corporate videos. Yes, That is very true. But sometimes if I'm making a YouTube video or an informational video, then you do have, you can add motion graphics. But it's just more common to see them in the sort of more professional corporate videos. So again, what I'm looking at right here, I've got the two different layers on the screen. I've got my face cam and I got my actual computer screen. And notice how sometimes I'll dissolve one or the other or zoom into my face like just then I'll zoom into the screen. Whereas got the specific universities that I'm talking about. And again, those Zooms just help to make and shift the viewers focus. Now when I can shift the viewers focus, they almost means that they're looking at something new and they stay, become more engaged. So really what this YouTube video is all about engagement, because if we think about it, zoom right there, highlighting exactly what I'm talking about. It keeps people engaged because there's not too much happening in terms of on the screen or me and the background doesn't change. So to keep that as sort of engagement, I am zooming in and highlighting bits and bobs, Cambridge, Oxford, and so on. At number one, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a score of 100 out of 100. It's in Cambridge, in the US. Number two, the University of Cambridge, 98.81, 0.2% behind Massachusetts, which you haven't really noticed a difference though. And here's the thing, Robbins or Cambridge quite a few times now, once for business and wants to interview the students there. Again, another transition to kinda show the viewers what I'm talking about. I've always talking about the bins Cambridge a few times. So it's alright, Let me just add a five to ten clip proving that I've been to Cambridge before because that proving it kind of adds credibility and also to smooth transitions where there's a small wash, a small transition. And that really helps keep the video nice and smooth as opposed having a hard cut into that video, hard cut back out, a transition. Just kind of, I don't know, it's a very relaxing, smooth, it feels professional and you go, Oh, nice sharing, talking about it. It comes up very nice and chill. Whereas if it was harsh, there's something about it wouldn't be as flowing. It helps keep the flow of the video, which is so important. No matter what the project is. Here, I've got another video layer on the screen. I've lined it up exactly with my face cam to keep it nice and symmetrical. I think as well. The way to white video layers, as I mentioned before, is exactly like you're adding a logo on the screen. Exactly like you're adding a motion graphic. You just drag and drop the video clip with the audio to a layer above the original two videos, making sure you don't overlap it. And that's how you get this sort of effects I talked about. We're going to cover more of this a bit later on. But again, that's small little adjustment of adding an extra video on the screen. It just helps bring something new and something fresh which can make a big difference to the quality of the production, too much sense. Now the reason why this sort of thing happens as well, having a reliable face cam in the sense that right then I just blew up my face cam to the size of the whole screen. But it's still maintained its exact high-quality definition, which is very key because let's say if I was filming on a device and I did it low-res because I thought it's only going to be small in the corner. If I then wanted to have the freedom to blow that picture up in the edit and make it full screen. It'll be too blurry. So one thing I think I've learned as well as my YouTube and editing and all that sort of journey is always filming the highest quality possible and always give yourself as many options as you possibly can when it comes to the edit, because the more options you have, fine, you might not need to use them. It might, you might spend an extra ten, 15 min cutting the video. But if you've got those options, it goes an extremely long way to helping you create the best quality content because half the time, right? Film two or three intros. And I'll be like, Oh, I didn't need to fill my third one. Well, that first one was probably fine. But the fact that I've then filmed three intros, I can then choose all the different parts of those intros and cut them together seamlessly. So sometimes having more content is definitely merrier in that sense. But yeah, so motion graphics color grade as well. You probably have noticed it, but eye color grade is very smooth and soft. You wouldn't even know that it's been fully color graded, but it looks very nice. And it's all about text, music, changes in scene and subjects relate to changes in music and speed and so on. So I hope this gives you a rough idea of what we've built so far. If you'd like to see the full video, I'll leave a link down below, but for now, let's move on to the second half of this course. 13. The Class Project: So welcome to the class projects. But before I tell you what it is, congratulations on completing all of this course because I know that it's a really long grind to get through all of this content to learn it, you've now got a very valuable new skill, and I think that it will serve you well in this digital age. So congratulations once again, but let's move on to the class projects now, for those of you that are going to do the class project, what I want you to do is to choose a video you have, whether it be a vlog, sit down and talk video and edit it using Premier Pro, covering all of the things we talked about today. Or there'll be cutting the video color grading, sound effects, motion graphics sent over to me and the box down below. And then I'll be able to give you some feedback on what I think you could do to improve it, what I liked. And hopefully after you get the feedback as well, you'll be an even better video editors. So congratulations again on completing all of this course. I really do look forward to seeing your class projects, and I'll see you on the outro for one final bit of advice. 14. Well Done & Thank You!!: Congratulations on completing this entire course. It really is a great skill to have video editing. And in today's age, like I said before, everybody wants somebody who can edit videos or edit photos. And it's kind of like now you can add videos using other Adobe products or Photoshop. It becomes ten times easier. If you enjoyed this course, I would encourage you to keep learning and let me know what your plan is with this knowledge. Now if Premier Pro, what you're gonna do, you're going to create a YouTube channel. Is it for work? I really would be interested in seeing what you guys are gonna do with these skills. Thank you for watching and I'll see you again soon.