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5 Little Video Editing Tricks that make a BIG Difference! (Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial / How to)

5 Little Video Editing Tricks that make a BIG Difference! (Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial / How to)


– [Narrator] Hi everyone. My name is Justin Odisho and in this Adobe
Premiere Pro CC tutorial, I’m going to share five little
editing tricks and techniques that can have a big impact
on your final video projects. So I have got a couple
random clips on the timeline to demonstrate these
five different things. And to begin, the first one is when you’re working with text. So let’s say, I’m working
on a clip like this and I grab my text tool and I type something over
top that I want to say. So let’s say, I type out NYC. New York City, that’s
where this clip was shot. We can change the font
to be whatever we want. So I’ll just use a cool font like Futura in the effects control panel
with the text highlighted and I’ll make it a lot
bigger, just for example sake. You can also go to Window,
Essential Graphics, that’ll open up the
real powerful tools here so we can center things
and really make them as big or small as we want. But let’s say we have that there. It says NYC. Now the problem when you have text over solid video like this is it kinda gets lost in the detail. The video in the background
is sharp and in focus. The text is sharp and in focus and the eye doesn’t really
know what to focus on properly. So a really useful, subtle trick that I find myself using often is one, you can lower the opacity a little bit. So if I turn off that
toggle animation button, because I don’t wanna add key
frames to animate anything. If we just lowr the
opacity to let’s say, 70%, it can dim the background a little bit. Almost adding a layer of thin blackness to make the text stand out. And another thing you can do
is go into the effects panel and search for one called Gaussian blur. This will add a slight,
glassy, out of focus feel to the background. So I just clicked, drag
that onto the video and I can increase the blurriness amount, just pretty gently. I’ll choose Repeat Edge Pixels, just so I don’t get that black shadow. Another thing you can play with
to get some glassy looks is adjusting the blending
mode on the actual text. So right now it’s set to normal but if we set it to
something like overlay, you get a similar glassy type of feel which you might see in different
type of videos as well. You can use that for text,
icons, pictures and thumbnails, a variety of things. Next up we have, if you’re
working with a photograph on the timeline and you
wanna cut to it in someway, maybe incorporate in
some sort of a slideshow. One cool thing you can do is, yeah you could set up to just
be solid still in the frame, maybe add some text and captions. But more open than not, I find myself filling the frame with it and instead of just
keeping it solid, plain, you can’t tell if it’s
a freeze frame or not. Adding some very gentle motion key frames to bring some life into it. So if we go to the scale
key frame and turn it on, it’ll add a diamond
wherever our play head is. So what I’ll do is, I’ll just pull it all the
way back to the beginning and then I’ll add another key frame that perhaps goes down five. So we zoom out of the
picture a little bit, I’ll take that key frame and drag it all the way to the end of the clip. And if I play that back now, when I cut away to the picture, it has this gentle back and forth motion. That usually fits in a lot better within sequences and projects. Another thing you can do is
right click on these key frames and instead of just moving in a smooth, linear progression from A to B. You can do things like ease in, or ease other of certain points and that’ll give even a little
bit more of a gentle feel as it eases in to it’s final position. So that’s a really useful, very simple common sense
type of technique to have. Third is sound and ducking. So let’s say I’m talking over a clip and I don’t want to
hear all the city noise and the car horns beeping and stuff that was captured in this original clip. What I can do is, I’ll actually make this
a little bit bigger. So I have some room to work on this track and this little line
here allows me to adjust the volume of the clip, by default. So by default, it’s at zero,
just the basic default levels but if I hold command on my keyboard, you’ll see it turn into an
arrow with a plus signal and that’ll allow me to click
and add a key frame or a dot. Then I can add another dot
a little bit down the way and now I have two separate line segments that I can take and pull
this second one down creating a gradual ramp
from regular volume to negative 15 decibels or
whatever I decided it to be. And you can key frame some gentle ducking animation of the volume to go from one point to
slightly dipping under, if you were to start narrating over it and you wanted to mix and blend those two soundtracks together. So that can be really
useful for a documentary, different type of video editing work. You can also see the same thing right here in your effect control panel. Instead of doing it using the line, you can just simply add
key frames like normal but when you’re working
with multiple audio clips stacked up in front of each other, it can often be easy to work visually and see how things happen. And also don’t forget,
you can fade audio in or add key frames on the
audio that you’re trying to bring in to make it go from quiet to loud. Speaking of sound, the fourth thing that relates
to sound is sound design. Now this is a whole separate topic that we could do a whole video about but just to open up your mind
to this functional tool is you don’t have to just rely on the sounds that were captured in camera. Let’s say we’re working
on a slightly rainy scene, I think in this clip it
was just starting to rain but not really but I can
exaggerate that effect by finding rainy sound effects and adding them on the track as well. So if you actually are
making a YouTube video, there’s the first YouTube
Audio Library of sound effects. You can just google that. So here’s two that I have downloaded and dragged into my project media bin. This one is called Light Rain and I can have it go as long as I want but basically, it makes
it sound a lot more rainy. You could even find sound effects like, walking on cobblestones. These are all just different things. Sound design is a whole separate feast but if you’ve never considered the fact that this whole lower,
symmetrical half of the timeline containing audio, not only
can be for the natural audio and voice and music, you can
also place an arranged sound like you would as intensively for video segments of your projects. So that can actually be half of the beauty or half of the greatness
of a piece of visual work. Fifth and lastly, let’s
end of with a simple, easily digestible one. If you’re ever working
with a clip that has pretty clear blue open skies. A really great way to
bring focus in on whatever, the subject is and make
your color grading pop, whatever way that you
choose to color grade, is going to the Lumetri Color panel and heading over to the Vignette section. So what a Vignette is, is
basically just a shadow around the corner and edges. Some cameras, it might get this naturally, if there’s like a lens hood or depending on the lens it’s using. And it’s kind of just an
aesthetic choice in my opinion, some people might not
like it but I really like and enjoy the aesthetics
of a nice vignette over a clear blue sky. But you can adjust the
amount to be stronger, the midpoint, as you can
see, we’ll bring it in, this looks unnatural and fake but if you bring the
midpoint out a little bit, it kinda just singes the edges
and the corners a little bit. And what happens when
you’re working with a solid colored sky like this is, one, it brings focus on the subject and two, any creative color adjustments
that you were to do after that point kind of get
a better gradiation of flow. So that might not make sense but let’s say I apply a LUT onto this clip. So these are just different
LUTs that I’ve made. Any LUT that you apply, it’s gonna have a better amount of flow. So if I zoom in on this corner here, I’ll show you what I’m talking about. See how it kinda goes from dark to light, it’s got a good contrast. If I was to remove the vignette, it’s kind of just a solid flat color. You’ll lose that black to
white, gray in the middle area that any sort of color correction would have a chance to manipulate. So it’s a very subtle,
up to your taste thing but one thing I’ve found
through all my years of editing different clips
is that a vignette usually works well on solid clear blue skies where you wanna maybe pull
some focus into the subject. If you enjoy the look of vignettes. So those are five really
particular, random, subtle things that I’ve picked up over
my years of video editing that I want to pass on
to you in this video that I think are really useful to keep in your arson of knowledge. If you enjoyed this video, definitely leave a like on it below. Let me know in the comments
which one was your favorite or if you’ve got your
own tricks and techniques that you’ve picked up
that you wanna share. If you’re new to my channel, make sure you’re subscribed
so you can stay tuned for all of my new videos. And definitely go follow
me on Instagram, Twitter and social media @justinodisho. We got a ton of other great things to check out on my channel and profiles. And if you wanna reach out to me. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in the next ones.

100 thoughts on “5 Little Video Editing Tricks that make a BIG Difference! (Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial / How to)

  1. Thanks for watching! Did you know I started a podcast? Watch the latest episode here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBrRXoTJAkZCK4h9kr-8rrNAaNqzE7ona

  2. I absolutely love your approach to tutorials. Great pace, and very thorough explanations. I am glad I found your channel. New subscriber here!

  3. Hi Justin! Great video, I found it really helpful. I was wondering though, what system (or processes) did you use to for screen capture? I'd like to do screen captures in my next few videos and I'm trying to find the best way for me. Any advice you have would be amazing 🙂 Cheers.

  4. Good day, please i want to know how to do some of the stuffs used in this video 'That Time I Met Michael Jackson' by Will Smith. Those graphics and the text. how can i do those trick?

  5. Wow!! Impressive tutorial … I Just subs.. great job! Better than other tutorials that are imcomplete. Keep the the high level!👍👌

  6. Hey new editor here go check out my first go pro edit and comment for a free edit looking to learn. thanks have a great day.

  7. Hi Justin, I am interested on this package, but I have a question. I saw it was released on early 2018, so I just want to make sure that the package is still working within the Adobe CC / Premiere Pro 2019 updates. Thanks!

  8. The audio ducking feature was one of my favorite things from Pinnacle Studios, which I used to use. Thanks for letting me know how two finally get it working on Premiere!

  9. Hi guys My name is Othmane If you want to learn Adobe Premiere Pro check a channel on YouTube to learn montage in a very easy way For beginners
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  10. Thank you for sharing these — it's really beneficial for newbies just starting out with Premiere Pro. 🙂 We just completed one project using Adobe Premiere Pro after switching over from iMovie (we're very green when it comes to shooting & editing footage and are always open to feedback to improve)! With one video under our belt, seeing these tips and tricks are really helpful — especially the Audio Ducking! Thought we'd have to manage audio levels in key frames in the Effect Controls, but having the ability to manipulate audio levels visually is truly useful!

  11. “I doesn’t really know” Good job lmao keep up the work

  12. Wow man thank you very much! Can't wait to go home and try everything you mentioned here in my vacation video 👍

  13. I've already used some of these in my videos and they make a big difference, can't wait to try out the rest. Thanks dude!!

  14. Thank you so much!!! I have no idea what i'm doing. my videos are just so lame. So thank you for teaching in a way that actually made sense. I just started out. I don't have pro yet just elements, but other people are so confusing with their videos… SO THANK YOU!!! I hope you have more learning videos for me to check out!!

  15. Thank you. Simple tips like this makes premiere much more accessible for a newbie like me. Wonderful presentation too.

  16. Plz plz reply

    How do i insert a small clip in the big video

    Ok like this the video you are playing is in the city right?,but then you want to insert another clip in it

    Not between it but i mean 2 video play at once

    But the background as the city and then a cropped small video clip in it but both played at the same time

    Examaple:so you are like recording or playing the city video but at the same time you put a person running in it while the city background in motion

    So in the end it would be 2 video in 1

    Plz plz don't say just insert between it

    I want 2 video play at once not just 1 clip end and the other start play

    I want both to start simultaneously

    So yeah plz reply

  17. This channel is fucking great, one of the best i have ever seen, if not the best, thank you so much for your work, very useful :).

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