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Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over

Lesson 7 from: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Abba Shapiro

Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over

Lesson 7 from: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Abba Shapiro

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Lesson Info

7. Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview

07:25
2

Understanding Editing: Overview

25:25
3

Understanding Editing: Video Examples

25:07
4

Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow

16:38
5

Tour The Interface: Project Panel

12:28
6

Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot

07:18
7

Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over

10:31
8

Tour The Interface: Video Tracks

05:26
9

Tour The Interface: Edit Markers

08:46
10

Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning

21:46
11

Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media

25:01
12

Building a Rough Cut: The Edit

30:51
13

Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points

13:43
14

Refining Your Edit: Preparation

10:30
15

Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts

25:19
16

Refining Your Edit: Using Markers

16:32
17

Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts

15:57
18

Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit

05:05
19

Working with Audio: Overview

17:43
20

Working with Audio: Levels

13:37
21

Working with Audio: Music

10:01
22

Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing

14:51
23

Transitions: Overview

13:44
24

Transitions: Effect Controls

09:32
25

Filters & Effects: Overview

18:06
26

Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters

22:18
27

Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview

09:41
28

Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images

26:57
29

Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture

10:57
30

Motion & Animation: Motion Effects

17:08
31

Titling & Graphics: Overview

27:12
32

Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools

11:03
33

Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects

08:02
34

Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop

12:17
35

Speed Changes: Overview

21:12
36

Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds

06:24
37

Color Correction: Overview

07:39
38

Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes

11:32
39

Color Correction: Contrast

21:37
40

Color Correction: Advanced Tools

15:13
41

Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip

07:46
42

Finishing: Prepping for Output

14:54
43

Finishing: QC Edit Points

24:56
44

Sharing & Exporting: Overview

29:06
45

Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality

24:47
46

Ingesting Media:

28:40
47

Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing

31:16
48

Media Management & Archiving

26:10
49

Multi-Camera Editing: Overview

14:26
50

Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence

20:05
51

Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras

15:31
52

Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing

12:38
53

Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies

18:04
54

Creating Timelapses: Editing Images

14:21
55

Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies

18:47
56

Creating Timelapses: Animation

05:59
57

Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline

22:36
58

Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions

07:58
59

Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts

12:00
60

Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks

21:15
61

Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices

31:56
62

Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story

23:50
63

Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer

18:00
64

Special Tools: Morph Cut

06:56
65

Special Tools: Green Screen

20:17

Lesson Info

Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over

What I really wanna do is I wanna cut this piece to music because that's gonna be the rhythm of the story. I wanna get a rhythm going there, and I'm gonna use the music, and I'm also gonna use a little bit of that audio file of Kenner describing the events that are happening. So, let's go over to our source area. I'm gonna zoom in so you can see it a little bit better. And I have a folder called music. And if I double clicked on any of these musical cuts, I can load them into my source monitor. And there's a wave form. I can zoom in, you can see this looks like a wave form. You've probably seen them someplace before. And I can hit play by the space bar. (music starts playing) And usually when I listen to music, sometimes I'm very impatient. I'll jump through it to see where it goes. (music resumes playing) So, this is an okay piece of music. It definitely has a cutting rhythm. You have the snapping, I can see the beats, but let me just listen to something else. I'll tell ya, selecting ...

music is a real challenge cause it's like, it has to feel right. And the music that I'm going to choose, or that you choose, is gonna create the mood for your entire piece. So, already I know I want something fairly fast cut. I want it to look like it's a very dynamic event. So I do like this faster paced or more music with more beats. Let's listen to this one. (music starts playing) Starts off nice and slow, but there's still some rhythm. I like this. This is a little more emotional but I still have something that I can cut to it, I still have that rhythm. So I wanna use this. I'm gonna go ahead and bring this into my timeline. We can use keyboard shortcuts but for right now since we're fast and flying, I'm just gonna drag things in. You can simply grab them and drag them to where you want them to be. I do wanna point out, there's a couple little icons down here. That's video only, that's audio, I just wanna grab my audio. If I have video and audio in the clip, I could just drag it right from the source window. So I'm gonna go ahead, drag the audio. I'm not even gonna trim it. I'll do that later, I can do that in the timeline. I'm gonna throw that down here. And instead of letting go on track one, I'm already starting to think about oh, my organizational structure. Even though I'm cutting to music I know I'm bringing some audio in. I like to put my narration or my voiceover on track one because I can always find it and work with it. And I can move things around afterwards but, I'll probably put the music on two, okay? That way I've left a space. If I haven't, I can go back and I can move it later. But I know that I probably want my narration there. Now this cut of music is 56 seconds long. I'm gonna leave it there cause maybe I wanna do a one minute piece. If I wanted to do a shorter piece, I could trim it, I could grab the end, and now it ends earlier and just fade out. You also have the luxury of, oh you know what? I like the way it ends. Well actually, I can see right here in my wave form. There's not a lot of music there so I can trim it, I'm just grabbing the end. And maybe I'll go through and I'm going to cut. I'm gonna hit the C key, and I could actually cut out a big chunk of this. And make the music shorter and maybe put a dissolve to have it transition. I'm doing this for demonstration purposes. No audio engineer is gonna go, "You have no idea if this music really matches." You're right, I don't. And I would never do it this way. But I do want you to see that it's very easy to shorten things. In Premiere, I would listen to it for the beats. There's an application that comes with the creative suite called Audition that allows you to really finesse your audio. So, that's just for a lustrative purposes. Cause I'm a very curious person I wanna see how good or bad this sounds. (music starts playing) Okay. After a few drinks, that would be fine. (audience laughs) I have people on this show drinking but I'm not going to put them in the video cause you know, it's like weddings. You don't show people eating or drinking cause nobody wants to see you know, Aunt Jeff chewing a sandwich. So there we go. You didn't know I had an Aunt Jeff did you? So, I have my audio. I'm gonna bring in the voiceover, Kennen's voiceover. I have that over here. There's my sequence. I'm gonna go down, there's my raw clip. I'm gonna close that folder. Let me zoom in so you can see it. One of the challenges with one, teaching this, and sometimes even editing is that, there's so much information and the resolution's so small it's hard to see. So I'm trying to zoom in as much as possible. I do that throughout the course so you can actually see what I'm seeing. So there's my VO. Remember, I made that folder for the voiceover. And I'm gonna go ahead and scroll down. I can double click to load that in. I'm going to do another trick. I can actually grab something directly from this folder from the bin, and drag it right into my sequence. So if I know I'm gonna use it and I know that it's perfect, I can just go ahead and drag it in. There it is. I'm gonna go ahead and play this. (music starts playing) You can't hear it, can you? The music is way louder than her voice. So, depending on where I am in the editorial process, in this case I have to do it now so I can hear her. I have to bring the volume of the music down and bring her audio levels up. And we do go into this in much greater detail in the following lessons. We have one dedicated to audio on how to read these meters and make sure your levels are good. I'm gonna kind of go through again, this pretty quickly. But I wanna bring that down, bring this up so I can hear her. I'm gonna go that on the fly. If I zoom in, I can just go ahead, and there's actually a little volume line here. And if you look at the bottom of the screen it says how soft you're making it in db, decibel levels. For the background music, I'm gonna bring that down to maybe -20. And I'll bring this one down to minus about the same. So we can't hear that horrible cut that I had. And now, if I play it, you kind of hear her voice. But it's really soft and you can tell it's soft also by this right here. There's a lot of great features in Premiere to fix audio. One of them is being able to control the gain or the default audio level. I can get to that with a keyboard shortcut. There's keyboard shortcuts for everything. The keyboard shortcut I just hit was the G key, G for gain, and I get this pop-up window. And what this allows me to do is automatically increase or decrease your audios level's fixed amount. We go into much more detail. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna use one of these normalize max peaks, because what I wanna do is I want it to look at the loudest part. And right now the loudest part is -12, and she has a spike up there. But if I go there and I say, let everything peak at, I'm gonna say -1, so nothing gets over modulated. As soon as I say okay, you see everything just got a little bit louder? Let's play that. (voiceover and music start playing) I can now hear her, that was quick. I can also control volume with the sliders but, there's lots of ways that you can enhance your audio. As a matter of fact, we do have a lot of effects or filters. So if I wanted her audio to sound even a little bit better, because we recorded this basically on a little pocket recorder, there are filters I can throw on it. Video filters as well as audio filters, as well as transitions. We'll be learning about all that. But if I go down to my lower left hand panel, and scroll over, there's something called the effects filter. I'm gonna move it over here so you can see it. And inside the effects, I believe it's called voice. Did I spell voice right? I did. I don't see it. So let's go directly down. And this is the challenges. Sometimes I remember there are effects that are actually third party effects that I don't necessarily have on my program. I'm gonna hit the X key here. Audio effects, it would be right at the bottom. Oh, it's not called voice, it's called vocal enhancer. So I'm gonna grab that, drop that directly on her audio. If I go up into this upper left hand window, there is a tab called effects controls. There is the effect that I put on it. Is that the effect? There's a voiceover. So I throw it on her. Yeah there it is, vocal enhancer. And I'm gonna actually go here, click on edit, and I can do a lot of geeky stuff but I'm really all about make it easy, make it drop down. I'm just gonna say enhance female voice. And what's the difference between male voice and female voice? The frequency range in general. But of course, these are all presets. You can go in and they have filters or effects for everything. This is just gonna tweak it a little bit more. I have female selected. I can go ahead and hit play. (voiceover and music start playing) It just gives it a little more full sound. So very quickly, fixed the audio. I have us warming up with the mic here. (audio file starts playing) That's the pre-role stuff. So I can in my timeline just grab it, drag it, I've just edited that out. Maybe I want it to start a couple seconds in. I'm gonna go ahead and listen and play. (music and voiceover starts playing) So what I would eventually do is I have now something to work with. Part of the finishing process, I may actually go in and bring the music up louder before she starts talking and bring it up again at the end for the montage. As a matter of fact, I wanna do something. I cut this music down to show you I could do it but, it's too short, I wanna leave some space to actually see some of the video. So I'm gonna go ahead, I'm gonna delete this transition. I'm gonna delete the back half of the clip. Because it's non-destructive I can just go ahead and stretch it out and bring back all the audio that I just removed. So now I have all that extra space to cut video to.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Abba Shapiro's Work File Information
Building a Rough Cut - Project Files
Refining Your Edit - Project File
Working with Audio Project File
Motion Effects - Project Files
Titling and Graphics - Project Files
Speed Changes - Project Files
Color Correction - Project Files
Finishing - Project Files
Multi-Camera Editing - Project Files (Large Download - 3.25GB)
Creating Timelapses - Project Files (Large Download - 1.25GB)
Thinking Like An Editor - Project Files
Special Tools - Project Files

Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey
 

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student
 

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)

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