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PREMIERE PRO CC: Complete Beginners Course to Editing High-Quality-Video

teacher avatar Dennis Schrader, Freelance Videographer and Creator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro for Beginners


    • 2.

      Free Assets for you + Assignment


    • 3.

      Project Setup


    • 4.

      Overview Workspaces


    • 5.

      Media Import & File Structure


    • 6.

      Edit High Resolution Video on a weak computer with Proxies


    • 7.

      Basic Editing Functions (the cut)


    • 8.

      Keyboard Shortcuts for faster editing


    • 9.

      Effect Controls (Position, Scale, Rotation)


    • 10.

      Simple Transition Effects


    • 11.

      How to add text


    • 12.

      How to fix a tilted horizon


    • 13.

      How to add a logo or graphic


    • 14.

      2 different approaches to editing


    • 15.

      sifting through the footage


    • 16.

      Adding music to your edit


    • 17.

      How to find music for your videos


    • 18.

      Enhance your video with Sound Effects


    • 19.

      Basic Color Correction


    • 20.

      Giving your video a look


    • 21.

      Color Grading with LUTs


    • 22.

      Exporting your Video


    • 23.

      More specific Tutorials


    • 24.

      Quick Tutorial How to fix a tilted horizon


    • 25.

      Quick Tutorial How to crop your image


    • 26.

      Change Audio Levels in your video


    • 27.

      How to create a slow motion effect


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About This Class


Where do I get music for all my videos?

I use AUDIIO nowadays! The most important thing for me is simply: How easy is it to find good music? I dont care how many songs they have or add daily or how many big brands use the service.. I need to know, that I can find what I need! And with Audiio I love how easy it is to find what I need. You can look for moods and themes and genres of course. But how useful is the "build" option, where I can select things like "ascending" in emotion or "multiple crescendos". Anyone who has edited before, knows how useful that can be!

Audiio Pro offers music AND sfx for any platform, including commercial work. And here is the catch: Through my link you can get the first full year for just 59$ which is 70% off!

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The Email Script that got me 3 Real Estate Video Clients in 3 Days!: 

My Personal Folder Structure for Video Projects (Ready to Use!): 

Understand the Basics of Filmmaking PDF (Free Download): 

The Camera Gear I use and recommend:

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional video editing software that helps you turn your vision into a real video or film. Although it is a pro-software, it is also a perfect choice for beginners and that is what you will learn in this class.

Start Editing right away!

I have included all the assets and media that I use inside the class so you can easily edit along and follow every single step of the tutorial. Find the materials here:

The goal of the class

You will learn all you need to start making your own first videos. The topics indlude:

  • Creating a Premiere Pro project the right way
  • File Management and Folder Structure to never ever miss a file again
  • Basic edits, cuts, clip arrangement and all that in multiple video and audio layers
  • Use and adjust basic effects on video and audio
  • Create text or graphics inside your videos
  • Editing to Music (and where to find good music!)
  • Use sound effects to enhance your edit
  • How to use third-party templates for color grading, titles, animations, lower thirds...
  • Color Correction Basics
  • Generating a look with LUTs
  • The correct export settings for a great video

and much more! We also included a list of more "random" tutorials to answer often made questions to super simple topics like how to use keyframes up to more advanced stuff like using green screen video files. As a student you can also suggest new topics and I will try my best to add any left-out-topic to the course in the form of a mini-tutorial.

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If you liked this class, chances are, some of my other classes could be helpful to you as well. Here are my recommendations for you:

Instructor Dennis Schrader

I am a fulltime filmmaker based out of Hamburg, Germany and I work with clients to produce real estate videos, documentaries, commercials and event videos.

For the last 1,5 years I have been teaching my video production knowledge to students all over the world. My goal is to teach my students the skills and mindset they need to fullfill their creative goals.

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Hey guys! My name is Dennis - I am a one-man video production company based out of Hamburg, Germany. I love sharing my experiences with others so they can do the same!

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1. Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro for Beginners: premier Pro is a professional level video editing software, but especially for beginners that can be quiet, overwhelming. I still remember vividly my first steps and premier hours and hours off, often really poorly made YouTube videos, going through pages and pages off videography online forums and just trying to figure it out on my own. And when I was done searching for one answer, I barely wanted to keep making the video any more than I wanted to make. And today, almost four years later, I have edited hundreds and hundreds of videos for my clients and for myself, and I'm really comfortable in feel capable inside Premiere Pro. But honestly, even to this day, I sometimes learn new tricks where wish somebody just had told me in the very beginning. And so that's my goal. With this class, I want to teach you all the things you wish somebody would tell you in the beginning, and the good part is, you're still in the beginning, so I want you to save all those countless hours of going down rabbit holes all over the Internet and instead have it all in one place and learn the basic interface of Premier Pro . How to really set up a project and save your media and assets in the right places? I will teach you how to implement logos, graphics, text and even how to create subtitles. You will know how to make simple but good looking transitions, and you will get the basics on masking and key framing. Lastly, we will cover color correction and sound design, and you can follow exactly what I'm doing because I provide you with all my example, footage and assets that I'm using inside the class, and you even get the fully edited sequence to see how it's supposed to look in the end. But now, the best part. I noticed that after covering the real basics, most of the unanswered questions are actually really specific and kind of random, standalone things that maybe don't fit into any normal typical workflow, for example, how to record a voiceover inside Premiere Pro. And that's why I added a section called Quick Tutorials, where you confined individual mini tutorials and if your exact questions not there yet, just leave me comin down below or send me an email and I will make a new tutorial just for you if that all sounds like a lot. Just remember, you can watch the complete class on your pace and select the parts that are important to you. But now enough of talking. I would be extremely grateful to see us at the class and learn how to create amazing videos in Adobe Premiere Pro. See you in the class. 2. Free Assets for you + Assignment: What's up So quick? Little thing I want to say before we start with the editing, I actually provided all the elements, all the sequences, all the project files, all the stuff that I used to edit this film. Right now, I provided this in a separate folder that you can download. It will find it either in the project description on the resource is Paige. I made sure to include everything so you could just edit along, and I thought that would be helpful. Teoh put together the project file for the students to work along to really just have the muscle memory off, putting this room together and not just see the theory behind it, but actually be able to edit along. So I hope that's helpful for you to you and said the edit. 3. Project Setup: thing is exactly why we're here. Don't be Premiere Pro 2020 and obviously the first thing we want to do is fire up the program. So that's what we're gonna do, and you're greeted with this kind of screen. If you start premiere for the first time, it might load for a little bit. If you use it more often like I do, then it should load pretty quickly. So what is the first thing that comes up? So the first thing that comes up is this window here that lets you, you know, either open old or recent projects or just open up a new project for the second this class , We're going to open up a new project so I can show you how to set up a new project. Click No Project. And here we have the new project window. When we can do a bunch of settings, we can get the project and name. Let's do this. In this case, let's say learn premier trove, and we can choose where we want to locate the project. So with this class comes a file that I'm going to provide to you and with a pre made folder structure because one thing that you will learn and I don't want to talk too much about this because it can get a little tedious for a beginner, Perhaps, perhaps, but one thing you want to do with Premiere Pro or with video editing in general or really any kind off creative pursuit, let's say is you want to have your files in order because I have learned myself even very recently that not having a very strict order and having everything in its correct place can lead to real problems. You know, like you might lose files. You you don't remember where you saved this one image or that's the music or things like that. So I've come up with the file structure that helps me keep everything is correct place. And that's where this comes to check, too. So if we look at it for a second, I have this Project folder here for my school share class that I'm going to edit later on. As you can see, there's a bunch of folder shoot. There's media exports, assets, project files, thumbnails, this all types of things that you know, those kinds of elements that I need when I edit that I need when I make a new class. Andi, I use the same for my freedoms videography business because the things that come up are usually kind of almost always the same. And if something stays empty, that's okay. But here, the important part is project file. So what, you click into this you can see Premiere photo shop, aftereffects audition, lead room. Those are the projects those those are the programs that I use. So whenever I start a new premier project for a client job or for a sculpture class, I instantly position the project file within this folder structure. So I know exactly where it is. You know, it's not safe on the desktop. It's not saved in the Documents folder. It's saved in the correct place, so I always find it later on. That's really key, but more on that later. So we saved it here in the correct place. The rest of the stuff here, to be really honest, I have never changed anything of it. I have not really seen anyone change any of those things 4. Overview Workspaces: and one thing that is very important to say that I won say in the very beginning, because I remember how I felt when I saw this for the first time is don't get overwhelmed. I know it looks like a lot. I know there's a bunch of windows and a lot of buttons and all that stuff, and you don't know what any of this means. Perhaps just rest assured that that's going to go away within probably half an hour or something. So we're going to click through those things, explained everything one of them. But the first thing we're going to do is I want to tell you that you don't have to be scared moving things around because that's the best way you can find out how everything works. And if you mess something up, you can always go back and re set to the standard layout off all those windows. And the way you do that is by going to window workspaces and then reset, reset to safety layout. Okay, so if you reset the safe layout, it will go back to zero, so to speak. So now let's take a look through all those different windows because lots of them we don't even need for now. And my goal is to always only have those open that I actually need to have a more clean work space. Let's say project when the source can go audio track mixer can go if it controls program effects. Okay, so the most important window is your project window. It's this one here, and this is basically where you have all the elements that you were going to use in your video editing. So, for example, important media to start it says right, so you will import your footage. Here, you will import your your pictures, your songs, all the kinds of stuff that you're going to use this gonna live in here. So I have quickly opened my other test project, and what we see here is the same kind of window. It just a little bit different set up. And like I said, here, this is the project with no okay. And in the project, when we have media assets, music sequences, music is actually part of assets, and then so let's click ahead. It's a click open media, and that's where our footage is in this case, I'm going to show you examples with my recent travel footage from Egypt from Venice. I was in Yerevan, in Armenia, and more on that later. But that's basically how that works. You know, here we have all the clips and this is, by the way, the same folder structure again like I have in my project, in my project folder on my hard drive. So I imported this this folder called example clips, which is exactly the same folder that I have on my hard drive called example clips. So you see, the structure repeats itself all over, which makes it much easier to, you know, to not lose things again. So the next important thing is your is your time. In this timeline, you're going to move around your footage. You're going toe, assemble your video you're gonna import. You're going to import the clips, the music, the images, the texts, whatever you want to use. It's gonna happen in this timeline, and we can see that there's lots of layers. There's video one V two V three so you can stack footage on top of each other. You can, you know, make layers similar to photo shop if you know how Photoshopped works. Same with audio. We can have lots of layers of audio. Maybe you won't have one layer for dialogue. One layer for music, one there for sound effects. And yeah, that's the timeline. This is the program window, and the program window is very useful because it shows you everything that happens on the timeline. So you can see this cursor here. And this represents a moment in your video in the timeline. Right. So you can see here. This is what, three minutes. And in this moment, when it's on three minutes and eight seconds, it's going to show you in the program window exactly what happens at three minutes and eight seconds. And if you play back your video, for example. Okay, in this case, it doesn't work because there's no video. But if you play it back, you're going to watch what you have right here in the program window. Next thing effects as kind of self explanatory. It gives you really all kinds of effects for everything. We're going to dive into that later again. I'm just gonna give you an overview right now. You have, You know, different. You can save your favorites. You have different video transitions, audio transitions, color grading and all that stuff. All that good stuff. So down here you have. If your audio meters, you can see how loud whatever audio you playback is at the moment, that's very useful. Um, here, in effect, controls for that, we need to have a clip. Just gonna quickly show you for a second here Hubs. So effect controls on what you can do with this is you can change the size of things you know can position that reposition them. You can rotate them, you know, whatever you want, you can make them less opaque. You can speed them up and all those kinds of things very useful, very powerful. And you can always go back to zero like like most things. And yeah, that's kind of the workspace you have right now. So one important thing that's interesting to note is that you can change your workspaces so you can make specific workspaces for different steps of your work flows. And this guy's maybe up here, you can see I have one that's called skin toes, and you can see instantly all the wind has changed, and it's only open what I used to change to correct skin tones. So we have here Victor Scopes don't get Don't get confused more on that later again. No metric color for color grating. And you can have one for audio changes. You can have won for just the main editing you can have one for You know, you can have one all in one where you have all at the same time. It all depends on your workflow, and you will find out for yourself what works best for you. So let's go ahead and import all the files we need to start with the edit. 5. Media Import & File Structure: go ahead and import our video file. So I'm back here at the empty Project File and import Media to start. So there's a bunch of ways you can do that. For example, you can go right, click and import and then search the files. You can go file and import and search the file. You could also go to the media browser and searched the files. So but honestly, to make it really easy, you can also just drag and drop the files from the folders directly into Premiere Pro. And we searched the files that we want to use in this case. Have it saved right here. Video, example, clips and those three folders. And we just copy them into Premier import. And here we go there already Important. That was quick. And so usually, like I said, I want to keep a folder structure. OK, in this case, I don't have my complete for a structure in place you because this is an example project. But let's recreate it quickly. So I have one big folder that's called Media. Okay. And in media, I'm going to have a sub folder that's called Video. I put all the video folders inside video and put the video folder into media. So now we have a click clean and easy. Okay, here we have media. The next thing is, we want to have one that's called sequences. And I have quickly talked about the timeline before you remember, and a timeline in Premiere pro Israel represented by a sequence, you know, so you can have several timelines within one project. Okay, You don't only have one timeline, you can make as many as you want, and one time minus made out of one sequence. So to make a new sequence, we click with right click new item sequence. And here we have a bunch of settings, you know, you can have sequence. So the sequence also tells you about the resolution off the final video, and it tells us about the aspect ratio, you know, like 16 by 94 by 3 16 by 10. You know, And in this case, we just make it easy. 10 80 p. You know, 10 80 p is full HD 24 frames a second, which is, you know, standard. Um, we're gonna click on. Then there's a bunch of other settings that you can change and you confined. You could fight those sequence presets in here. I usually go to digital SLR on 10. 80 p. And for example, if you wanted to do change that into four K, you can go to settings and do that manually. You know, by 38 40 by 2160 that's that will before Cape. But we will work with full HD in this case. So hit. OK, and here we have our sequence right, And we can rename that we can say my travel film. Oh, okay. Now we have our sequence ready. So the next thing is, we will have probably a bunch of assets. So we do another folder that's called Assets and into assets. We put something like music. We put, you know, images that we might want to use sound effects and all that good stuff. So in this case, already searched trust music that I want I'm going to show you the process of searching for music later, but just now, so you can import it to music clips. There we go. Boom. Imported 6. Edit High Resolution Video on a weak computer with Proxies: basically ready to go on that. Now I want to show you a smart little trick that you can use. For example, if your computer is not so powerful and you end up with chopping footage, you know what I mean that it gets too difficult for the computer to play it back smoothly. I'm going to show an example of this right here. So right here you can see that premieres, not playing it back smoothly. You know it's dropping frames in between because it's too difficult for the computer to handle that much workload. So one way you can fix that when the computers not playing back smoothly issue can lower the resolution. The playback resolution, for example. Now a place that have the resolution right? If that doesn't have, you can go to 1/4 and you can notice Now place backs movie, but also the quality. It's worse so you can. In some cases, this might not even work for you because you have to see if everything is sharp or not, and in this case it's kind of blurry because it's 1/4. That's this fast technique that you can do, and I definitely use that in the past. What I do now usually is I just create proxies every single time because the workflow so much faster. If I do that, So what a proxy is is it takes the original video clip and change. It changes it into either a lower resolution clip or a clip with a How can I explain this clip with a encoding method, a clip with the Kodak that it's easier to process for a computer? You know, like they file file type that it's easier to handle for a computer. So the way you do this issue select the clips you want, right click proxy, create proxies, and then you can have different presets. What I recommend is, you know h 26 for It's what most cameras are. Many cameras record. And that's actually what creates the problems for premier. So you can make a low resolution version of that. But I recommend going to quick time going to pro rest and then low resolution proxy or medium resolution, probably depending on how much space you have, because this will take up quite a bit off hard drive space because those files will be bigger than the actual original file, even though they're lower quality because they're not so packed together, You know what I mean? They're not so dense. This would give them more more room, and therefore, it's easier to handle for premier. So I usually go to medium resolution browse, and here we go and see why this makes sense again. So we have our photo structure again in the hard drive on the hard drive. And we have one folder that's called Proxies. I put that into every one of my projects. Whether I use it or not, we can go inside, and here we go again. I already made those proxies and for Egypt, for Venice and for your oven, you can select the folder and go ahead and create the proxies. And then Adobe Media and quarter is gonna make proxies for you. That's what you have. Approx is here. You don't really see them except when you hit this button here, target proxies. And if it doesn't show up in your premiere Pro, you can just go into the plus sign, find it in here right there, and drag it onto this area here. And then you have it and then you talk a proxies. And now and that's usually how I work and how I make sure that I can always You don't have good performance because later on you will notice when you put layers and layers off color grading and effects and all that stuff on top of it, then that's very daunting for a computer that's very difficult to handle, and in this case I'm even screen recording at the same time. So that's even more difficult. So process are very helpful tool to keep editing professionally fast even though you might not have the biggest powered computer. So actually, now that I think about it, sometimes I add it on my little MacBook pro here. And that's definitely not powerful enough to handle. You know, all kinds of four K footage with several layers and stuff. So what I do is when I read it with my computer with my with my MacBook, it's the same thing I create proxies, put them on the SSD that I work from, and then everything works relatively smooth on. That's very helpful 7. Basic Editing Functions (the cut): So now for the next step, I want to show you just a bunch of basic editing tools. You know what? It's what it's actually editing. What can you do and how does it work? So here we have let me close this so it's more easy to see here we have our sequins, my trouble. Film one. We have one clip in here just for simplicity. And, um, that's the clip. Let's take a look at the clip first so you can see there's there's good parts and there's bad parts, right? Sometimes is a little shaky. Sometimes it's not really in focus. So what we want to do and what you usually want to do when you have a clip like this is you want to cut out the parts that are not good. So you just left with the good parts, the useful parts for your video. So let's say we want to cut out whatever is out of focus like this, and we start right here. Here's a focus in here we can start. So let's first basic function when you cut something. When you edit something is actually the cut on Dhere on the left side of this tool box here , the tool window. You can find the razor toe. You can see the shortcut for that would be see. So we click the razor toe, and now we can see a change into this razor blade, and we can go. Okay. We can see clicks to the cursor. Here we can click left, and now we have a cut. So now what that means is from one clip, we made two clips, and now we can drag each one of those individually around on the cut is made. Um, but the video is still there, right? So? So again, let's go back. And this time we do it with shortcuts. Seat, see? Cut. Okay, Same thing. All right. And sometimes you need to cut the audio layer separately, but the clip is still there, right? So the way we delete this now is very simple, which is selected drag over it. Selected hit, delete. And there we go. So now we're left with this. So now we also want an ending point. So let's say we want it to end. I want to end right here. When the woman is passing through the frame as soon as she's gone, we're going to again. See click, click delete. There we go. Beautiful Cliff. We dragged it to the beginning. And now we've learned the first basic function, which is the cut and also the function that you can, you know, you can drag your clips around, which is nice to know. 8. Keyboard Shortcuts for faster editing: the next thing. Before we do anything further, I want to encourage you to start from the very beginning, trying to use some shortcuts because one thing that makes your editing really, really much better, much faster, much more professional is to edit with shortcuts. And it's not very difficult. Actually, you can set your own keyboard shortcuts, and I'm going to provide you also with the list of my personal shortcuts in also link down below. You can find them there in the project. Resource is, but basically there's a bunch of functions you do very often right and cut is one of them. So, for example, for a cut if we get if we upset if we want to, for example, a cut. If you want to make a cut right now, let's say right here I don't click, see and then click with my mouth. I tried to do as much as I can with my keyboard, so I just go a command or or command or control, depending on if you if you're on Windows or Mac Command K cut, that's That's how I usually do my cuts again. Come on, Kay, Come. Okay. Come on, K, and you can do that while it's playing back, even if you wanted to. And then even the next step is, for example, if we already know we want to cut here and then delete the left part. That would be usually two steps, right? Cut as delete. But you also can do is a function that's called Ripple Delete. Okay, Ripple, delete. The name is not so important, but basically what it means that you can make a shortcut that basically starting with where the cursor is right now, where this time cursors, right? For example, this blue line here, wherever this blue Linus, you can instantly cut everything a way that is left or right from this cursor with one single click with one single shortcut and the way do this Scotus with. I do this with Q or W. So, for example, if I wanted to meet everything left off this and automatically ripple in everything that's here right to the beginning, then I had Cube. So let's see what happens. Cute book. So you notice everything that's left from the blue cursor is gone, and this this whole clip is now moved to the very beginning. You know, that's what Why? It's a ripple. Delete. It's not. It saves me time because I'm not doing all those things manual. I'm not going to the thing. Click, click, delete and move forward. It does all that with one single motion done. You can do the same thing to the left. To the right. Sorry. So, for example, take. We only want those two seconds here. Let's say two seconds. You can see right here. Two seconds and everything right of this we want to delete. So we do the same thing. But we don't hit queue. In this case, we hit w gone. And so you might ask, How far does it delete, actually? Right, Because obviously you don't want to accidentally delete the whole timeline. So for this example, let's just duplicate the clip here, you know, make it make a copy and duplicated. And now you can see that if I were to delete everything right off the bloom off our blue line here of the cursor, it's not gonna delete all of this. It's just gonna deleted until the next cut comes. Okay, until the clip ends. So it will cut until here Let's take a look in if that's actually true, and as you can see, it just moved until the next clip. So that way you can go clip by clip and every single time you can cut out the good parts from one clip, and you automatically have direct connections in the next clip. It's very, very powerful, very useful and basically saves so much time because you can edit much more with your keyboard, which is always pastor, then with the mouse. Um, so that's one important shortcut. Another important shortcut is as you get more experienced as an editor, you can save a lot of time, but just moving faster through the timeline. You know, like normal playback. Speed is theirs. OK, but you don't really need to watch everything in real time back to make a good edit. You know, you just need to have. It's almost like reading. You know, you don't need to read at the speed that you that you can, you know, say things you can read faster than you talk so you could speed that up in this case here by making a single change. And that's playback. It's obviously with space bar, right? And then if you had el it goes faster, you can speed it up. I think it's by two times you could make it even more faster. But for example, if you cut dialogue, then you can much easier scan through the whole thing. What much faster? Let's say then playing in real time and you can still hear what people say it up. Right? So that's going to save you, you know, a bunch of time, and you don't even notice a difference because you can still perceive everything you can see. When something is out of focus, you can hear the dialogue. You can do everything you want, but just much faster. 9. Effect Controls (Position, Scale, Rotation): all right, and I want to show you a bunch of basic effect controls. Like we said, like we had earlier already on What can you do with those effect controls here? I took a clip from my Egypt trip to switch up a little bit with this beautiful in the street cat Cute little thing. And let's take a look at what we can do here. So you select the clip, right? You click the video layer one, select the clip, and then you go to the Effect Controls panel. And here we can see position, scale, rotation, anchor point, anti flicker, rapacity, time remapping on. Let's just play around with it a little bit. Let's say we want to zoom in a little bit to make the cat more big in the frame. The thing we can do is we can scale up, let's say, 214 click and type under 40 and but now I feel like it's a little bit much on the left side . So let's move it around to the right with the position tapping on the right with the position thing here and now we haven't moved in the middle, okay, So that's and that's a simple change. How you can reframe with the effect controls. So now let's say Let's imagine that this is not straight and we want to rotate a little bit . You can select rotation and you can, for example, say you want to have 20 10 20 degrees. Okay, so you can do like this. Obviously, now it's kind of like a little unfortunate here, because this clip is not big enough to do that without having a black space here. But that's fine because we can zoom in further. Now it's gone, and now we can do opacity and put it down to 70%. Yes, and those are the kinds of things that you could do in the effect controls right here. It's very basic, you know, It's the basic things you you might want to do, re sizing, repositioning, rotating and some other functions that we're gonna go in later, like masking and timely mapping and stuff like that and opacity. But for now, that's all you really need. With the effect controls 10. Simple Transition Effects: So now let's go back over it from the Fed controls to the actual effects to show you what that can do. I will open and next another clip here. Let's say this one. I don't even know what that is. Let's say so let's say we have those two clubs and we want to make a little transition between them. Right? Because this now is obviously just a normal cut, which is nice. It's find in most cases. But let's say we want to make a cross dissolve. Okay, so I haven't hear second my favorites, but you can just go and search around a little bit. Video transitions that said dissolve and cross dissolve. So we contract that we can drag that on TRO clip to make crosses off. So usually, if you put it in between those two, it will make a transition between them. But in this case doesn't work. And the reason is because the clip here, as you concede if you see this tiny little white edge the gray edge on those clips, that means that that's actually the complete beginning off the clip. So to make crust is off, Premier needs a little bit of information from this clip that goes until here before the actual clip starts in order to make a smooth transition, because it's going to start showing a tiny bit of the clip already here and then make it fully visible here. So the reason at the way we can fix those witches strike in a little bit. So theoretically, this information here still there and then we go here. All right, so now we try again. We drag it on there and that we go, it works. And what crosses off does is this, you know, very smooth. Beautiful. That's cool. Another thing we can do is a dip to black or dipped a white. And what that does is just goes to a black screen in between changes like this same thing with white, that white. And that's really useful because depending on what kind of video you want to make, what kind of style? Maybe the brand that you're working for, the your own style of video that you have it might fit better to have white might fit better toe black, depending on what kind of other assets you might use. So that's cool. Let's say we have a band Wipe. What does that do? Oh, that's that's fancy. Check her wipe. Yeah. So, honestly, I have not used most of them because those kinds of things. Yeah, that's I mean, that's okay, but most of those things are just very to be amateur looking kind of effect. So I would stay away from those those, you know, for the beginning, I would use most across itself, dip to black tiptoe white, and that's pretty much it to be honest. Okay, so now we have a bunch of transitions. We have a bunch of effect controls. 11. How to add text: now. The next thing I want to show you is how to put a little bit of text because probably one of the most often thinks you're going to do is putting some kind of text or images or graphics inside a few video. So let's say we want to Let's delete this clip here. I like the other one better for this. Let's say we start our video like this and we want to have some kind of introductory text right here. You know, this is a little dark area. Wouldn't look very nice. Have a white text on here that says while Come to my travel video, Let's say right so it's very easy here in the project here in the here in the tool box, so to speak. Let's call it through Boxer like this. Here in the toolbox, we find lots of different things, but we also find this typing two of the type tool, which is which is marked by A T, and you can click here. But again, of course, there's shortcut, and it's already written there. T. So when this is selected, when you have your secret, select that you can just hit t. I know I can see that it has this typing kind of looking tour and you just click and welcome to my travel video exclamation mark. Boom! So this is obviously too big. I don't like the fund. I don't like really anything about that, but it was very easy, right? So that's the way you can create text inside Premiere Pro. You can literally just type onto your video like a canvas. Very nice, so you can make it bigger and smaller, just like this, similar to photo shop dragging around. I like it like this. Let's say here and now, let's say we want to change the fund. We don't change the color and things like that. And here we have a very powerful window up here that we haven't talked about yet. Which is the essential graphics, so essential graphics. Basically, it's almost like a word document, you know, it gives you all kinds of possible changes to attacks. You can change the front. Let's say we want something. Leg this. It's a little bit hard to read, but you know, whatever for this case, why not? Looks kind off cool, I guess. And then we can change. We can change the size of it again in here as well. We can change the color, which is important. It can make it blood red. We can make it. You know, Dark blue. We can make it yellow. Let's say yellow that's here. That looks like it. Orange, yellow. That looks nice. I like that. Let's keep it that way. You can also click if you have specific color codes that we you want to use. You can click those color codes in here in that will work, and then you can add some things like strokes. You know, if you look closely, there is a white stroke around Now you can use background. That's actually sometimes useful because in this case you can see it's dark here. So the contrast is nice. That's not always the case, you know. Sometimes it's difficult to put the text that have invisible without looking kind of weird , so you can add a background there like this, and that will create a um, yeah, well, the background behind the text, and you can shape the color of that as well. Let's say on white, if you wanted it to look like this right Can chase capacity and make a smaller Um, it's not always easy to make it look good. You cannot do that in a different way that I'm gonna show you later. But, you know, that's just what you can do, and you can add shadows. So in this case, I think I might actually add some shadow like this. That's fine. So that's the other looks. Oh, where's our text? There it comes. So obviously pops up very rapidly. And now let's think about it for a second. Take a second to think about. What could we do to fix that? Why? How could we make it a little bit more smooth? Do you remember? So now we talked about the crust is off before right and crossed his off doesn't only work for whole video clips like this. This that filled the whole frame. It's not only for transitions like that. You can also introduce different elements in a smooth way. So whatever it might be that you want introduce in a smooth way that is visual. You know, it wouldn't work with an audio clip, but if you have something like this, you can click here drag crosses off over it and let's see what that does. There we go comes smoother, you know, So you can see here, starts out little opacity and comes smoother. You can't even make that a little bit longer by going close enough here and then you can see the cursor changed into this red thing. Then you can drag longer and in this case you just drag the transition. Let's see what that does now. It takes a little bit longer. It's even more smooth. I like that. So let's say we started our video and I wanted to pop up already here. So we dragged this a little bit to the front dragon longer on the end. And now we have a beginning carpet says, Welcome to my travel video. It's a little bit long, right? So we go ahead and click this right here and cut it again. Now that we know there's nothing else there, we want to cut everything from here to right. We can hit again. Ripple, delete, not queue for the left, but W. W. And there we go clean cut. Also, another important thing is that the ripple delete another reason why it's so fast, but also potentially dangerous is it cuts everything every single layer, including audio video that is not locked. So if you lock the layer, then you won't Everyone cut this layer. But if you don't like it, then it will cut everything. So that's one important thing to do. So here we have our first video clip. Awesome quote. 12. How to fix a tilted horizon: So now I want to show you something else. Andi, for that, let me see which clip would be good. You can see that the horizon is not level. So in this case, it actually makes sense to you stay fat controls to make a little bit off a rotation and the way actually, how do you know? So now the question could be how do you even know what's level, What's not? And you can just go here, click left and dragged down this line, and you will position it right where you want the horizon to be. And now you have something that you can work with to find out what's level and to me, maybe 2.3 that looks level to me. Now we just zoom in until the black edges are gone. And here we have a level horizon. Beautiful. 13. How to add a logo or graphic: And now let's say we have a logo that we want to show here because maybe, for example, let's imagine that this is the beginning of the video and this might be a clip that is perfect for the ending. Okay, so now we want to show our logo right here in the sky. So for that, we need to add a graphic, right In this case, we go again to the stool. Essential graphics. We have used that before to change our text in here, but we can also go directly inside here. Uppsala, What was that? And make a new graphic right here. So the cool thing is, if you go to browse, then you have all kinds of cool animated graphics that Premier also delivers already with you. For you that come with Premiere, you can find lots of free, you know, title animations online. You know, all those different ones are very versatile. Very cool. And I haven't really paid anything for those because all of them were free. But in this case, we go to edit and we click this little new layer here, and then you can make text, vertical text, rectangle, ellipse and from filed. So in this case, we're going to do from file because now we're going to import our logo and that we have it . That's a cool in local, and that's what we're gonna do. So same thing as before. We were going to let it go for a little bit and then let it come in with a smooth across his own. But in this case, I actually want to show you a different way to do an effect like crosses off. But that gives you a tiny bit more control. So if you drag this lineup here, okay, you can make the layer the V two layer a little bit taller. Then you zoom in. You can see this white line in here right on the white line changes the opacity. So if you don't change anything the basic assigned functionality of this white line it's always opacity with every video clip that you could possibly use. Um, so the way we can use this ISS, we can gradually increase the opacity weaken started at zero and get up to 100. So but now, if we just drag it up and down, we cannot make this gradual change. We would need to make points beginning in an endpoint off this change, right? So the way we can do this is by hitting p for Pentothal and click on the line both point and again point and then we can change back to V to the what is it called selection tour. Now we can take one of those points and drag it down, and you can move from left to right as well. That's which is why. Don't make it at the left corner here, you could drag it down and this goes up to 100 within a few seconds, and then we can see how that looks right. I want to have it smoother. This is a true gradual change, you know, linear, gradual change. And that just gives us a little bit more control compared to cross it off because we could we could make more points. We could make a longer and it's much better. I like it actually more for some things. And when you learned right now, by the way, with this thing is key framing. So I'm going to explain this concept later a little bit more, but keep ramming basically allows you to animate very simply with those little points in there, because those are key frames. Um, so now let's say I want to increase the size. I want to have this logo smaller in the beginning, like so And then I wanted to increase in size over time as it becomes visible. So we start here and another way to do those key friends. You can make the key frame animation with all kinds of things, like scale, like the position, all those things that we remember here on the left side for from our effect controls. And if you can see there's a stopwatch right next to the different elements that you could change position, scale, rotation. And if you keep this stuff stub, watch it says toggle animation. You click this, and now you can see it changed a little bit. And if you zoom in like you can do like this, you can see this little point here on the side, right on. That's a key for him again. So we have to keep for him for position, which, actually we don't really need. But let's click it scale. And now what happened this premiere Pro made a key frame at the very beginning of this clip . And now we can go to the point where we want this to finish the animation. And actually, I wanted to be Maybe let's make it to the end. So now what happened is the de selected the actual graphic. Always make sure that it's selected and here we go again. And now you can just change it directly in here, actually, like this. Now you can change it in here. How big you want to be at the end and you can see it comes up a little bit, which is why a position is also good to always click a swell. I want to stay here. So let's see how that looks becomes quite a bit bigger, in my opinion. Too big too fast. Yeah, very nice. Now you have the animation, and now again, we ripple deleted out. All right, so now we have the ending off our video. And so now we have learned those basic functionalities how to insert text, how to insert graphics, and this basic knowledge applies to every kind of visual element that you might want to put into your video photos, even different video clips on top of the video text animations, all kinds off the drawings. Whatever you want to do, apply the same rules apply you can change it and manipulated in the same way. And yeah, that's how that works. 14. 2 different approaches to editing: All right, so enough with the next step, we're actually going to really added a video. But I think, what this method, it will be easier to explain every single step if we actually do it compared to maybe just , you know, like having some kind of loose tutorial for each little topic. I figured it might be helpful to just edit a video together. So in this case, let's say we want to make a super tiny short travel video for my Italy trip. Okay, I think travel videos are something that people do all the time. Very often is very popular. So in this case, I have a bunch of footage is really not much. We're gonna make it very short for those explanatory purposes. Bunch of clips from my Venice trip. Okay, so the idea is to come up with the video that, you know, has maybe a little intro sequence, a little ultra sequence and text, some animation in there, and a nice little travel memory video with music under it and all those remember all those things that I teach. You apply for every kind of video that you want to make. Whether it's a music video, a corporate video, a image film for some bakery around the corner. All those things apply for every single video that you might do. So we already have imported the footage, which is the first thing you want to do. We have our folder structure set up correctly. I want to teach you to fundamentally different ways of editing. You might you might like one more over the other. It might depend on the project that you're doing, but let's take a look at what I mean by that. So when you edit a video, the basic idea in the beginning is always to cut out the bad stuff, right so that you're just left with the clips that he want to use. No camera shakes in there. No unwanted movements. You know, all that kind of stuff. You want to chop out the good parts. Andi. There's two ways of doing this. The first way would be to drag just all the clips that you shot on the day Dragon is of the timeline, and then edit each one by one and sift through them. Cut out what you don't need, you know, make the changes boom boom, boom, boom boom. Until you're left with only the good stuff, that's one way of doing it. The other way of doing it is you can go before he even put it into the timeline and make the selection within within the Make the selection before you actually put into the timeline and the way you do this is when you open up the folder where you have the clips stored, you double click the clip and then something opens here. It's called The Source Monitor. I drag it into a different window here, making a little bigger, and what that does is it shows you the source like it says. That shows you the video clip that you just opened on DSO. You can take a look at it before you even put it into the timeline. So in this case, when that's helpful is you can set your in points and you're out points. Basically the beginning and the end of the clip you actually want within the source monitor and then very easily added to the timeline one by one. So you never have a big lump off all the clips that you have shot on the whole day and edit it down, so to speak. You don't even add something to the timeline that you really know you want with the correct in an out point. So let's take a look at how that works. Let's say we want to start the video here so we hit I for in and then you can see already here. It's an in point now that say we drag it until here because that's where he wanted to end all this stuff here we don't want. We wanted to go until here. So we had O for out. And now there's a beautiful shortcut that enables you to go from here and put it directly in here. So let's hit comma and what coming us? You see, the clip popped up here. The reason popped up here and not there is because we had the cursor right at this point. So if we were to put it here, we can hit go back here to select this Kama Kama Kama Kama with comma You add the clip into the tabling that say we have this clip right here at the beginning and now we open the next one okay, We want to go from the beginning, in out, Mama Next one and out comma. And you can see this is the workflow. And now we play back on the other side here. And this can be a very fast way of editing if you have your short cuts down and if this is how you want to work, it's a very, very fast way of editing, and it's not so messy because you only ever add what you really need. So those are the two ways of editing. I personally usually add it with the first way I dumped all my footage into the timeline, and then I cut away because for me, that's even faster because I consume in. I can speed up Ripple, Khalid, boom, ripple, deliverable, delete and do all the things that we do. I can quickly change between the clips with just my arrow keys, so that's the way I like to do it. I just want to show you the other one, because, especially in the beginning I did use this way with the source monitor and only adding what you actually quite a bit and it's a viable method. It's a good method 15. sifting through the footage: So again, let's go ahead and make our little Venice clip again. I put all the footage in here first, Let me open it. Put all the footage in here. Keep the existing settings because foot dishes and four K parts of it. And my sequences in 10 80 p. So you want to keep the setting So and then we said, set to frame size. And now all the clips are in the correct size. We close the source monitor. I don't need that one. And we go at it. The first thing I like to do before I really start editing is I put all the footage into the timeline, and then we have our sequence here. Right? So the sequence is my travel film one. What I like to do is I duplicate the set of the sequence by command. Come on, C command V copy paste, rename it zero to and put into the sequence folder The reason I do that and then make sure to open it. The reason I do that is now I have a sequence with only my clean, complete footage. If I want to make any change later on. For example, right, Because if I keep editing in the 2nd 1 here, then I might change so many things that I don't know where to find the footage. But I remember it was kind of in the beginning, but I don't have it anymore. And I don't want to go into the media file into the media folder. So that's just an easier way to have a nondestructive editing workflow to just keep always the last step off your edit. Keep it safe so you can go back to it. Similar. If we finish the first round of going through the eclipse, I do another duplication. So then I have the last step safe again because it doesn't take a lot of space to save new sequences. Andi just makes your life so much easier. For example, another way where you can use this is if you have a client video and you deliver the first draft right on, just safe the sequence and then probably the claim is going to say, Oh, we would like this change in this change in this change, and then you change those things and then the client says, Oh, no, I you know what I prefer the first video, and if you don't save the sequence and maybe don't save the export, then you have to do it all over again. But if you save the sequence in the folder here, you can just go back to the old sequence and exported again or make some other changes, whatever. But it's just very helpful to have this nondestructive editing workflow to keep to keep your work safe. Onda Um, yeah, I always have access to your last steps in your progress so we start working in my travel film Oh, to make sure it's O, too. And then we just go ahead and cut away, cut away and again, the task is to find the good shots. And maybe it's worth mentioning what? It's actually a good shot, and that was a good example right here. So a good shot. First of all, that always obviously, obviously depends on you know what you want to do with your video? What kind of video do you want? But there's a few generic things that I think apply most of the time, which is something like camera shake. If you have a camera movement like this, one. I try to follow the boat. I feel like the beginning was little. The movement started only a little late, so I cut out the beginning, and now this. Okay, okay, okay. Relatively smooth. And now this obviously was a huge shake. And this kind of shake, we don't want our videos. Bia's disrupts the whole viewing because it's so chaotic. So we cut that out, and that's what makes a good clip. Things like that. You know something where it's not clean, where there's unwanted movements or something like this with Zoom comes and it's a way overexposed. So I needed some moment to fix the settings, and here we go. Now it looks good. Good, good, good, right. That's nice. And then the movement comes. So that's what I'm going toe. That's what I'm going to do with all the clips I will mention to you. There's something worth mentioning and yes, let's Let's just speed it up a little bit. And I see you at the end of the first round off sifting. All right, here we go. I made the first round off, sifting on. Like I said, it's very short. Video comes out to right now, only, you know, roughly 52 seconds or something like this. And so the next thing that I would like to do is first show you what we have right now and then start editing to some music behind it. So let's take a look first. Now that I think about it, I actually like it better to start here because then they don't look too similar. You see, there was a night, tiny little my fingers before the lens or something in front of the lens. Cut that up. 16. Adding music to your edit: So the next thing this we want to add some music through the whole thing and the reason why I want to add music already at this point because you might think it's a little bit early to do that. But the thing is, the thing with music is that music gives some kind of structure to the edit. Music adds paced music adds kind of feeling as well, so music gives a lot off elements and structure to the video that you wouldn't have otherwise. And you might as well introduce that now and shape your video to the music rather than making your video cut and then later having to change it again to the music because you can . Most likely, you can change your video, but most, like you cannot change the music that you use because you're probably not at a level where somebody creates movie where somebody creates music for your video. So we might as well just that now I have already imported to audio clips that I found on sound stripe dot com dot com. Yeah, sounds drug dot com and let's just give a listen. And by the way, the first thing you always want to do is when you important music. It's most likely weight allowed. So we go to right click, select the clips, right click audio gain and hit minus like 15 minus 15. And then we can play back songs just on their own, just to give it a listen. It's very moody. It's not some kind of pop music Reds, very moody gets a little louder later, right? I think that's going to go very well with Venice. Next thing that I have this one also very moody piano music. I prefer the 1st 1 So let's just go ahead and use the 1st 1 So now we have the music here and we want to think about Okay, how do we want to start the video? Because as we concede, the music gets a little bit louder over here. So let's give that a listen again. So actually, I want to drag it until here cut it, and then even one and my my ideas to give the video limpet of black screen with a lot of little title and then make the video start like this. Actually, for now, let's also mute the original audio off the video so we can ever more clean sound. So the problem that we have now is that since I cut the audio clip in here, it kind of starts a little too abruptly. And we have learned before that the white line for video clips means capacity, right? For the for the audio clip, it means volume. So we could do the same technique like we did before with key framing hit the pentacle, said our points and the 2nd 1 we dragged down. So then what's gonna happen? This is gonna slowly introduce the music in a very calm way. Boom. And it starts at the highest point right when the video starts and this is actually a tiny below, and you can see that here on the right side, on the levels you wanted to be. If there's no dialogue, you can have it had, like minus nine to minus six or something like this. Let's go ahead and introduce one more. Yeah, that's fine. This I like. So now we're going to lock this because this is most likely going to stay the way this. And since I worked with Ripple delete, I don't want to delete the audio clip in between. So we leave that locked, and now we start editing and we started cutting to the music. So already see here you can see that here, so to speak. The beat starts so we can drag everything to here. So now, actually, that's a nice way to show you. This little function is that you don't want to, like, have to zoom out, mark everything, zoom back in and then drag it to the front. What you can do is that is the core function when you had a, then you see the arrow to the right. Right? So that means that if I click here, it's going to select automatically every single layer and clip on the right off this selection right here. So if something was on the left here, wouldn't selected just here and everything that's far right off of this. Um, that is not locked. So again the audio stays untouched. We can drag it here and now we see that every single clip was selected and we made the correct change without having to zoom out. So now if we listen to the music, we can hear different kinds off, we can hear the rhythm, right? So it starts with the doo doo doo doo doo. And then at some point, it changes the tone. A little did, I think was like here and here we make the cut that's here. That sounds a little bit late. Let's make it here. This music is actually more difficult than the average musically, because usually you have a very clear beat. You have a clear rhythm to the hope that you have a very clear you have a very clear with them to the whole thing. This one here is kindof so mellow. And so um yeah, calm that it's kind of difficult, but again we can make it work. Ways to music. - Let's take a look. I think that was a little too late. Let's give it a listen. Problem is, obviously if you change the clip that was earlier. All the other cuts are most likely. Also a little bit changed. All right, here we go. Now we have made the edit to the music drag music clip back to Thea. That's the end and make the same thing that we did in the beginning. But just now, mellow it out to the end. So let's go back first. Let's save it. And now let's go back to the beginning. Like I said, I want to have first introduction like with a little bit of text, and that's what we're gonna do right now. We're gonna We're going to call it my travel film, All right, travel. And we're definitely going to change the thing. The front. Let's say we use something fairly basic impact, you know, a slow as well. My travel film make a little smaller centred and we start off with it and we introduce gradually boom like this. Actually, you know what? Let's call it Venice 2019. We center it again. I think it of smart like this and that's it. That's cool. I like that. Save it. And now again, we duplicate the secret here on the left side. Right click duplicate rename 203 And now again, make sure that we opened this one bomb. It's another. We have the intro text. Obviously, I also want some kind of outre texts and I'm just gonna go ahead and copy this one, Koeman see, and I'll come on V and put it in here and see what happens. And we just write something like a film for my students for you. All right, let's go ahead and see what that looks like. We mentioned. We see here in the end that I made the clip a little bit too long. So we just drag it in here, drag that out just like this and make a little transition dip to black and it's gonna look like this quote. Now we have an intro and Outro we go ahead and duplicate the sequence again. Right? Click duplicated. 03 And there we go. Go out and save the project. 17. How to find music for your videos: So now let's take a second and look into how we actually find good music that we can use in our videos. I mentioned before that I got my music front sound stripe from some stripe, and that's the music platform I use right now. So the idea is that there's a bunch of platforms online that create music for creators like you and me. So usually, when you want to make a video, you cannot just use any song. Maybe if you make it for yourself and you don't show to anyone. But as soon as you release some kind of video to the public, you're gonna wanna have the copyright. You're gonna wanna have the license to use that video because otherwise you might get into trouble. I'm not an expert on this, but basically, especially if you work commercially. If you make merchant work, you always need to have the proper right to use the music that you use so back in the day, this used to be very expensive, you know, hundreds and thousands of years to get a specific song. And today, luckily, we have a bunch of companies that make platforms specifically like this creating music or licensing music to then license it to us as video creators in a very cheap and affordable manner. So I want to show you three platforms today in the in the order in which I used them, I started out using something is called epidemic sound dot com. You might have heard of it before. Basically, what that does this allows you to, uh, you know, to browse for let's see, to browse for moods and genres and find the kind of track that you want. Wow, they actually changed quite a bit. Pretty cool. So the idea said, you find the music that you like. You can search by moods, by genres by Mary, Speed of the music, the pace and things like that and the pricing for epidemics on at the moment. What do we have here? 13 euros per month? And that goes for for things you can use for YouTube, Facebook, instagram, twitch and podcasts. Then there's also commercial version off this. Then you can use for client videos, which is at 49 bucks a month. Um, yeah, that's that's epidemic zone. The reason I switched away from epidemic sound is because I found art list and art list at that point for me. Offered a better selection off off songs and also better way to search for the correct some . So I was doing a lot of food videos, some real estate videos, and I just found it to be easier to find the right music on our list because at the end of the day, if you don't find the correct song within the millions and thousands of millions of songs, that you have a platform that it's not really helpful, right? So artist was doing a good job in this. For me, it worked pretty worked pretty well. I went with a yearly subscription for $199 a year now. They also added sound effects recently, which is wonderful. Sound effects are very useful, and you can get the for to 9 90 year or 25 per month. And thats artists. So since then I changed again because now I'm using mainly sound stripe and sound stripe again. The change was that it again seemed to be a better way to find the music, so it wasn't easier. I had an easier time of fighting the songs that I want to use. You can again select my mood genre paste. You know, all that good stuff you can change for artists for even keys that I don't even know really about duration, BPM, vocals or instrumental. So there's a bunch of ways that you can select the correct song, and that's usually the way I do it. I go to songs I think about. Okay, what kind of video I want to make. Is it aggressive? Atmospheric, beautiful, bouncy building, calm, kerf, carefree, chaotic, cheerful. All those good things. And then I just find my song I downloaded on Duh. That's the way it works. And those things are really helpful because nowadays you find all kinds of really good music on there. And, yeah, it's just nice to have sound. It's just nice to have music that you know you can use. You don't have to worry about copyright. YouTube is not going to claim your video. You don't have copyright strikes or any nonsense like that. So, yeah, that's how you find music online 18. Enhance your video with Sound Effects: So here we are putting me Adepero. The next thing we want to do is to put some sound effects, right. So sound effects make your video more immersive. It makes you look more real rather sound more real and just adds a lot to the video. And I cannot tell you enough how much it changed my whole game when I started using sound effects in the very beginning. That's not something you think about. You know, I didn't I didn't spend any time thinking about sound effects. I didn't really use any sound effects. And so when I did it started changing the quality of my video massively. So in this case, I'm going to show you how you can use some simple sound effects to enhance your video. And the first question is part of where can you find sound effects? Right. So the first thing I tell people is to experiment a little bit. I would just go to YouTube, you know, like download some of someone some sound effects there. You can just search for pretty much anything and end the search with S F X for sound effects or just type sound effects and you will find a lot of stuff. As soon as you started doing professional video. You probably want to use something like sound stripe art list again. Epidemic sound has sound effects. Now you can probably also find some kind off sound effect packs for free online. If you just google it so free sound effects, a pack or something like this. There's a bunch of websites to offer amazing quality elements and assets that you can use in your video for free to download. Um And so in this case, I already found some sound effects. But before we start, I want to think about with you. What kind of sound effects might make sense in this clip? So I switched off the music and the original sound of the club, and that's played back and think about Okay, What kind of son fix could use you? Okay, so we have obviously a boat, so we have the sound of the boat, right? It's driving a water, so we need the sound of the water. In this case, there's probably also some kind of ambient sound with people around, you know, the kind off room sounds, so to speak even though it's not in the room, you obviously have some kind of sounds. You hear something when you stand on the side of the canals in Venice, it's not quiet, you know, maybe now it is during the attempts of the pandemic. But usually it's not. So. That's the kind of things we want to add. And I have already downloaded into my Assets folder, a sub folder called X, and we have some kind off things that we could use here. Motorboat sound effect is the first thing I want to work with, and we just drag it in here and first see what we got. Okay, so the first thing that we notice it's definitely way too loud, and that's one of the most common mistakes when using sound effects is that people make them way too obvious, you know, So you want them to blend in, and you don't want them to sound like a sound effect. You want them to sound like Israel, right? I would maybe even go lower minus and actually, in this case, we can perfectly just start already here together with the music like this, which makes the edit a little bit more immersive because it sounds like, you know, the clip starts here. And in reality, nobody knows that the sound was never there anyway. A little bit, a lot. So so now and then obviously needs to stop here, because here we don't have or leased. It needs to be lower, because in reality, the motorboat is not gone. It's just not in the frame anymore. So we don't want it to be as focused, you know, Have a lower still no, still, no. And now it should be probably gone for a second, because that's not any. There's no motorboat sounds there. They're neither. Here we have it again. And then here we have an actual motorboat, and then it's gone again. Okay, look, that's how we use this specific effect. We go back to the beginning to our first clip, and now we use peaceful river ambience background. That is the sound of the river, obviously. And we switch off everything else and again, we just give this a sound check and see what we actually have here. Okay? Again? Way too loud. Instantly. I get, like, minus 20. Yeah, that sounds good. Already. I'm going to definitely use that. Except for the parts where we're actually without water. In this case, for this clip, we make it a lower because we're further away from the water. Now we have no water at all. Now we have water again. All right? And that's it. You notice I adjusted the sound effect to every single club, you know, because obviously, like, already said, not every scene should have the same sound because it's not the same scene, right? So now we have something that's called sounds from an Italian restaurant, and I want to use this for a one specific clip, which is going to be Where is it this one here? Because you don't see that in the frame. But in reality, this is a very busy kind of plaza type area where there's actually restaurants around, and I think it could add very well to the overall atmosphere of the off the clip. Let's check it out. Maybe even here already a little bit. Okay, that sounds obviously this sounds like it doesn't fit at all, but I believe with the rest of the stuff that could fit very well. Let's check it out. Stilt allowed minus groups. I think I don't like this kind of clapping. Let's go further back here and see how changes. Yeah, that was much more subtle. And you, You know, honestly, you basically you barely hear it at all, you know? But that's okay. Because, like I said, it's important to have it be realistic. Now we have something that's called busy market sound effects. And what that means is basically just an ambient sound off the market. Find a okay, that's actually problematic, because it has this thing down effect all the time. We don't want that. So I'm gonna quickly find another sound effect for, like, you know, like a busy street ambience, so to speak. All right, here we are. We have another another side effect that we can try out and see how that sounds. Yeah, that's pretty good. I think so. Let's see. - Actually , this busy market place sound effect that we had might fit very well to this specific scene here. Yeah, I think so. Minus 10. Because funny enough, this thing don't sound effect. They're actually fits very well to the to the image of this woman with a mask on just a little bit lower again. Even lower. Minus three. Yeah, that's good. Good, good, good. And now the last thing I would add is a seagull sound effect. She goes always nice whenever you have some kind of ocean thing going on. Very dangerous sound effect. Very likely to overdo it. Way added it to the correct positions. And look at this. Like how easy we go to eight audio layers. Obviously, you could put that you know a little bit on top of each other and make it one layer less or two layers less. But I like it like this because it's more. It's actually easier to see because, you know, there's only one effect per layer. And now, now we cut everything to the right length. Now we always We obviously want to make sure that they all fade out nicely. Um, and you can do that either like this with the key friends. Or we can just use the effect called constant gain, and that is basically like crust is off. But for video audio, I mean and we drag it a little longer. Well, there we go. So that's that. That's how we do the sound design. And now that in the next step we're going to look at the color grade 19. Basic Color Correction: Okay, so now the next step, we're going to check out the color. Great. So before we do that, we, like always duplicate are sequence We are now at 04 And here we go. And the first thing I would like to do is color. Correct the image to make it ready for the color grade. And in this case, for this, we're going to open up the window. Workspaces, Um where is it? Color, which is specifically actually in this case, maybe not so much, but it's made for color correcting. So my first, the first thing I want to do is make sure that everything is well exposed and a good way to find that out. This just to have a nice dynamic range, you know? So you wanna have your shadows not going below zero, Obviously. And your highlights optimally not go above 100. That's just a guideline, because it obviously always depends on the specific image, because some things are just dark and some things are just super bright. And then I make a simple white balance correction by clicking onto a white space. Um, just like this, this is actually very well exposed may be tiny, but bride Uh huh. If you have one shot that a similar than like the last one, you could just basically click the old one, actually. Hit command, See for copy. Select the new one Red click and paste the attributes. And now we can change. Choose what you want. What? What you want to paste in there? And if you pace the symmetry color effect, then you will have the same color grade like in the last one. Very cool. Cool. Little effect. Looking good looking good looking good. This needs a little bit more contrast. I feel like, but you do that later. This is appears to 10 with dark. All right, so this was shot in a somewhat flat color profile. So what that means is that the image is not very saturated, and it's not very contrast. So the way we're going to fix this since all the clips have this, you know, I don't want to say issue because not technically an issue. But this, um you know this thing going on, we're going to use a adjustment layer And what an adjustment layer is doing. His adjustment layers are basically first we open it it by new item adjustment layer. Okay, put into our assets and drag it over here. So the adjustment layer basically effects every single video or video layer that's been lowered. So, for example, if we won't have an effect that applies to all of our video all of our eclipse, not just one, then we just apply the effect of the adjustment layer and dragged adjustment layer over all the clips that we wanted to effect. So in this case, we just add a little bit off contrast by going to limit your color and sliding up the contrast, maybe to 35 and also the saturation to maybe 1 20 Yeah, 1 20 It's fine, I think. And then we take a look and you can see how it looks before and after by just Target willing by making it invisible in between before, after before, after before. After 20. Giving your video a look: Now I want to give this a little bit of orange and teal look, and this is a very basic color grade the way I'm going to do it. But it's a very popular look, and the way we do it is just actually in this case using again the adjustment layer. And the way we're going to do this is by going to the color wheels and match, you know, sub element here, and we're going to put a little bit of blue and teal into the shadows. Meanwhile, pushed a tiny bit of orange into the mid tones and maybe the highlights, and then see how it well, look in the end. Gonna be a little bit, uh, you know, subtle here can also make the shadows a little bit darker. Maybe like something like this. Let's see if it's too much and then balance it out on the orange site. Another thing that I like to do is go to the RGB curves, hopes to the hue saturation curves rather on go to humors issue and maybe selective select Well, here we go select the blue, and we can make the blue more more teal, a tiny bit, and that's how that's gonna look like this clip. To me, it seems to be a little bit off with the color abs, white dollars and also too bright Change the Contra Specter 20. It looks loaded, hired to me, and here we have a simple yeah, I like that simple color grade this clip Specifically, I want to add a little bit of contrasts here because, um, it's kind of washed out because the day of time and there was a little foggy, I guess, was not perfect. And this clip looks a little bit too much de saturated. Let's give it a little color. It just doesn't have so much car. And there we go, and that's it. That's the basic color grade. A little bit of orange and teal, so just quickly, again, a little review. So if you do color correction, you want to correct exposure. Contrast saturation and white balance 21. Color Grading with LUTs: way made our own color grade. Now I want to switch this off for a second and show you a different way of doing it, which is with lots. It's probably a little bit easier. Same thing, direct adjustment. I over it. And now we can go over to elementary color and go to the creative tab. And then here, click on look on, depending on whether you already insult some extra lots or not, you will find the premiere pro proprietary Lots in here, and lots are basically like instagram filters. If you think about it, because you can apply different looks to your image and make it very simple. Let's check this one out. Okay, that's a bad example, obviously, because that's looks horrible. But let's just click through the lots here that we have and just use one that we like. You know, you can change the intensity of the light here. So, for example, if you were to use this one, where is it right here for you were to use this one. We can change the intensity, you know, from 200 0 and this looks not so bad. I like this, actually, but let's keep looking for a little bit. How about this one compared to before? This is what we did. This is the luck. Maybe a little bit strong here. Yeah, that said, I like that too. So I'll stick with mine. In this case, I like that a little bit better. Delete this and now it's about exporting. 22. Exporting your Video: another next part is to export our little film and, you know, to export its very simple. You just go to the very beginning. You hit I while you're sequences selected. And that way we said in in point, that's where the exports will start. And now we go to the very end and one frame left. Because Premier has this weird thing that when it selects the end of the club, it always has some kind of black frame at the And so we go one frame left by hitting the Iraqi left. Okay. And now oh, for out. And now we have selected, defined in an outpoint offer out off our export. And now we can go to file while the sequence is selected. File export media. And if you paid attention, you could see the shortcut already here. Export media control or command. Evans. And you can just select the sequence again. Control M. And there you go instantly saves you another five seconds of time. And here we have the export window and depending away. You want to put it you have different export settings, right? If you just want toe, you know, I don't know short to your friends on what's up, then you might be enough with 7 20 p or 10 80 people. Let's say you want to put it on YouTube and four K. Okay, even though you just, you know, maybe film that even in 10 AP, you could still export it. And for Cape, it's not gonna be true rial for cape, but it actually still gonna look better, especially on YouTube. But let's say for this case, YouTube 10. 80 p. Because we have those presets here you always want. Make sure that the foreman it usually is h 800.264 and preset. You're 2 10 80 people and then all those things that we have right here. Basically, you can forget about them for now as a beginner, because that's, you know, that's there's lots of settings that you can do that really don't matter all that much. Most of the time, you can check whether you want to export the video and audio, which we, of course, want to dio. We can click, rendered maximum depth and also at maximum inequality and always select here by clicking on the blue blue writing. We select the output name and also the output location. So in this case, we want to export it to the to the best. Stop calling my trouble from 04 Actually, it's a good idea to exported with the name of the sequence because then you always know what kind of export response to which kind of sequence. So you always have, You know, the right, the right connection between your exports and the sequence, which it is safe and then export. And that's how it goes. And then faster not so fast, your computer will export your film. 23. More specific Tutorials: all right, so I know there's a lot of functionality inside Premiere Pro. That's kind of hard to explain with just one workflow, because you know, you might have a different workflow and you might have different things that you want to do or have to do. So I figured it might be a good idea to make a bunch of short tutorials to, you know, answer exact questions that you might have. And so, in this case, I've already included some of them here. If you have any specific questions on how to do a specific action, have to solve specific problem. Please feel free to go into the discussion step. Please feel free to leave me a comment because I can pretty fastly and easily create a short tutorial, even if it's just 2 to 3 minutes added to the class. That and then you have a question answered, and also the future listeners. The future students will have you know the answer to that specific question if they might have the question. So I know that there's a bunch of stuff that I cannot all cover in this basics course. I had to make decisions about what I want to teach what I do think it's important. But if you have any specific requests to something that you specifically need to do, then hit me up with the comment and I'm gonna make sure to answer that question as soon as possible. 24. Quick Tutorial How to fix a tilted horizon: All right. So this quick tutorial, I want to show you how to fix the problem off a horizon, that it's not completely level and not completely straight. So the first thing we want to do is make sure that we have some kind of line that we can, you know, use as a guide to see what's actually completely horizontal. And for that we click on view show Rulers. And then the thing we do is we click here on this number, click on those numbers, leave it click, drag down and go approximately on the head off our horizon. So now we select the clip and we go to rotation. This one. I actually rotated on purpose so we can have something to fix because obviously, you know, I wouldn't shoot it like that. But you just go and adjust the rotation until it's perfect. This actually looks tiny bit too much. If you ask me, I will drag down another one and we can see at some completely level. So we go 1.5 something like this. A little bit too much. 1.3, and that looks perfect. It's actually it wasn't really level, and now we clear the guides, and here we have a perfectly level video, and that's how that works. 25. Quick Tutorial How to crop your image: I'm gonna show you how to crop into your video because, you know, there's obviously the option of zooming, but zooming doesn't really crop in. It just zooms. And so now, in this case, I want to check in this case, I want to show you how to actually make a true crop off the video meaning coming off left, right, top or bottom. And the way to do this is by typing into the effects search penalty crop. Because there's an effect for that on with Click it and we drag it onto our clip. And here we have in the effect controls. We have the effect crop, and we can now crab left and right and top Ben bottom to our liking. And that's how you crop a video. 26. Change Audio Levels in your video: in this tutorial, you're going to learn all the different ways of how you can change the volume off audio. So let's go right into Premiere Pro. I have this clip your prepared again from my trip in Armenia. Let's just give it a quick listen, Theo. All right, so let's just imagine we want to lower the audio. So assuming your total beginner, you might want to know how to do that. So this thing here is a one. This is the audio layer, this V one for the video, a one for the audio layer and that's representing the audio we're hearing. So what you see here, the white parts is the wave form. It is an indication of how loud the audio file is, and we can make changes to that. So the most easy way to do it is to right click the audio clip, go to audio gain and then change it, you know, buy whatever the appropriate amount would be. Let's say, minus 10 db and you can change in, but you can see in between the audio way form is going lower again, representing the audio levels, and we can give it a listen on. This is what's before afterwards, clearly less loud. So that's the first thing to do. The problem with this might be is that let's imagine you have, um, a dialogue or something that you want to make lower. And you wanted to be consistently lower not only in one clip but over several clips on the same, um, on the same layer. So let's say a one is a bunch of clips just like this. And you wanted to change the audio layers not only of this clip, but off every clip. So now you could obviously copy and paste the effects. But that's not super, you know, elegant. Let's name Mother. You can definitely do that. But if you know already that the whole layer is only supposed to be one kind of audio, which is which is what I would do if you have the chance. Then you can open something that is called the audio track mixer by window and then audio track mixer. And what that does is it gives you a representation off all the different treks so you can see here a one, a two and a three representing the same audio letters that you have down here in the timeline. So let's say we want to play back waken see that there's only audio on a one on what we could do, because this year this is the output. This is the This is the output that each one of those channels each one of those layers gifts into the final audio of the video, and we could just lower it by dragging it down. We can, you know, close it down completely. Make it louder, and that's going to affect all the audio clips that you have in a one. So again, if you know that you know, you recorded an interview or something and you want to make a change to the complete conversation and not only just one clip, then that's the best way to do it. And the third way of doing it is by just using this little line here that you see in the middle of the audio clips. So you maybe already know this from the video layers where it's changing the opacity, right or frankly, whatever kind of value U attached to the line and standard without changing anything in audio layers, it changes, the audio volume makes sense. So by just dragging it down, you can make it louder on less loud. The reason I don't like it that much is because it doesn't change anything because it doesn't change anything visually because it doesn't change. And the reason that don't like it that much here in Premiere Pro is because you don't see any visual change. So, for example, if it's here, I cannot instantly see how loud it is compared to here because the way form actually states the same, which is a little unfortunate. But this is perfect for using key frame. So, as you can see right here in the beginning, I actually used to key frame to have a gradual increase in volume from nothing to something . Um, and that's that's something you could do with that very well. But let's talk. But I'm gonna make a separate tutorial, Justin, key frames. Um, but I'm gonna make a separate, but I'm gonna make a separate tutorial just in key frames. For now, these are three ways. How to change your audio volume inside Premiere Pro 27. How to create a slow motion effect: in this quick tutorial going to show you how to create a proper slow motion effect inside Premiere Pro. So here we are, Premiere Pro. And if you have already taken some other classes of mind, like the one on frame rates or the one on General Videography 101 you already know that in order to create proper slow motion, you need to record your footage in the correct frame rate, meaning in the higher frame rate. Then the frame read that you want to use as your base frame, right, so to speak, Right? So for most videos I'm doing and I suggest strongly to do the same for yourself, I'm exporting and I'm working in a 24 frame Timeline 24 frames. Video is gonna be my final video, so anything above that gives me the slight opportunity to create slow motion. So the way this works is I have this clip here already inside already in the timeline 60 frames per 2nd 59.9 for that is 50 that 60 frames per second And how it works is that in this clip here, there's 60 frames, 60 still images within one second off the clip. So the good thing is, my final video, though, only contains 24 still images per second of clip. So that's the reason why, when I look at this video inside the 24 Pete 24 FPs timeline, it looks like it's actually unhuman. Lee fast. It looks like it's more, more, um, more Rio. Almost. It looks like it's hyper realistic. It looks like it's not. It looks like it's really but to the degree that it almost doesn't look real anymore. So let's take a look. You can see that there's no motion blur. There's no natural, you know, movement right there just looks very responsive. And that's how you can recognize high frame rate footage. By the way, if you once noticed that you will not ever be healed from it, because now that I know about this stuff, I see 60 frames or even 30 frames per second YouTube videos all the time, and I recognize it in a heartbeat. I'm like, Ah, there's 30 frames on 60 frames doesn't look good. Um, so this guys, we're going to use it to our advantage because I recorded it in 60 frames in order to be able to make slow motion. So how do we do slow motion? There's two ways of doing it. The 1st 1 is to just take the clip that you know where 60 frames, right click speed and duration. And then you could just slow down the clip so far that it acts results in 24 frames per second. In this case, when you have 60 frames and you want to change 24 you can go to 60% off speed. That's gonna change it into a 24 p clip. That's what we're gonna do, and you can see the clip. Let's go back. Got longer. OK, now it's a 60% speed, and now we play back and we can see it's a smooth playback. It's not choppy, so that means we didn't slow down too much. There was something on my lens right there, and that's how it makes no motion. Okay, The other way of doing it is changing the clip already inside the Premier Project window by right clicking, modify interpret footage. And then here you can see there's a There's a frame rate option right here, and we can either use the frame rate from the file 59.94 Or we assume the frame rate 23.976 which represents 24 friends apply. And then we drag it in here and it's the same slow motion, and this is a reduced promotion inside Premiere Pro.