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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training

Cutting the video to match your music in Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hey everyone, we're going to do some cuts, or action, we're going to do some glitch effects, where we, let's have a little look at it first. So you can see those first two bits, we're going to do this kind of like, Jump Cut/Glitch effect, then we're going to change the cameras. I'm going to show you how to add markers, and try and match it to the music. Let's jump in. 

Depending on how you finished up the last video, you might have just decided to catch up and use the one that I've got. If you've got something that resembles vaguely what I'm up to just carry on. There's no-- you don't have to have it perfect, but if you did want to kind of catch up, it's in your "Exercise Files', under 'Project 5', 'Project Files', it's called 'Picking Music'. 

Now it might come up and say you're missing files, and you want to go through and see if you can locate them. Remember, there's a video way at the beginning of this course, on how to re-link missing footage if it's gone. Often you only have to do one of them. What we'll also do is do a 'Save As', instead of-- we'll keep picking music, and in your 'Project Files' we'll call this 'Parkour V2'. So we've got the kind of like slow motion jump, and then goes into slow motion. Actually let's check the speed of it. Also note, if you zoom out far enough, you try and right click something, it kind of doesn't give you what you need. It's too far out, and you can only see this basic overall selection. If we zoom in a little bit, then you right click it, and you get a lot more. 

That might have happened to you already. So just needs to be zoomed in a little bit, let's go to 'Speed'. This one is set to 100%, which is already slow-mo. I'm going to slow it down even a little bit further, go to 80%. I just want it to be extra slow but not too far, because I don't want to be able to see the jumpy frames. That looks all right. 

Now I want a couple of cuts. I've got to make sure that this is kind of where I want it to be for the first launch, because then I'm going to slice it on different kind of Bass drops in here, let's have a listen. That seems about right. We can obviously adjust it later on, but what I'd like to do is, I'm going to kind of listen to the music, and try and work out where there is kind of like a Bass drop, listen. There's some weird other music going on, let's figure out who's that. It must be this person. Yeah, you can see, kind of these guys appearing through. 

"Inside your head." Cool, so we can do one or two things, basically I want to drag the back of it, and maybe fade it out. So holding 'Command' on a Mac, 'Ctrl' on a PC, just to add my keyframes. "All limits are inside your head." One, I feel like there's another one. You can kind of see it in the Timeline there. So I'm going to have nothing selected, and go 'M', and I'll show you a little shortcut, watch this. I can hit 'Spacebar' and just tap 'M'. So I've got nothing selected, clicked off, and I'm going to go back and just tap 'M' a couple of times on my keyboard, and it will do it as it plays, let's have a look. 

"It's all inside your head." So I just tapped those as it went through. They're probably not going to be perfect, but it's a good place to get started, these little markers, because what I'd like to do is do a little-- it's called a Jump Cut. It's a mixture of a Jump Cut and a kind of a Glitch effect, where I want to slice out a bit, you saw at the beginning there. So what I'm going to do is grab my 'C' on my keyboard, I'm going to cut it, and what I want to do is, let's just see what it looks like. 

Back to my 'V' key to kind of drag this up a little bit, and then snap it back, just move, remove the sections, let's have a look. It's not big enough, so I'm going to drag a big chunk out, more, drag along. Watch. That's the kind of thing I want, so I want to go, kind of like lurching through the air; you normally do things like this, kind of like jump cuts to either show passing of time, and ours is kind of more of an effect than it is a proper transition. 

So 'C' key for my little slice. I'm going to grab my 'V' key. Drag it along, a chunk, to get the same kind of timing as before. Just see how this feels. There you go, seems all right. If you get it wrong, which you will, you won't get it to the right timing, is you just spend a little bit of time dragging this back and forth, dragging that out, dragging this bit out. The Snap key at the moment is actually becoming quite difficult. So we looked at how to turn it off before, the 'S' key on your keyboard, where is it, up here, let's click in here, where is Snap? Snap to Timeline is, there it is there, so under 'Sequence', 'Snap to Timeline', sometimes I only know the shortcut. 

The 'S' key, it's off at the moment. So it means that when I drag this it's not going to try and snap to that. Just remember how to turn it back on, remember the S key. I liked my jumping, I got it, like, that was total fluke, I feel like I got those two beat changes. There's another one there. What I might do for this one is actually switch to the next shot. So these things here are basically just Jump Cuts. Next one we're going to do is a called Cut to Action. So we're going to switch to when he's actually on the other side. So there's two cameras, there's somebody, you can kind of see him down here, is that the person? No, this is that. There's somebody just off screen here, where they've recorded the other side. 

So basically at this cut I'm going to drag him up, and I'm going to add my other bit of footage. So it's in here, so under 'Footage', and, where is it, there's one called 'Superman Grass'. So I'm going to double click it, I don't want the audio, so I'm just going to drag-- let's do a little pre-edit. My poor little computer is not really handling this. You can see, it's getting bigger in here, a little bit more complex. We're playing around with the speed, which it doesn't like. Mainly for me though, my computer is recording this for you, which is stressing it out. 

So basically kind of where I feel-- because his hat falls off about there. Let's have a look over here. Kind of looking for the same kind of part, we'll have to mess around with that bit in. Oh, I've got the Timeline selected so I'm going to undo that. I have my Source Window selected, so the in point, so he's going to do his little roll, and I'm going to move on. 

In this particular video we're not going to go any further than this, we're just doing this first chunk. So that will work for me, set this on here. Probably what I want to do as well is, let's play around with the timing of this. So zoom out a little bit, right click it. Speed Duration, I'm going to speed it right up. Actually I'm not even sure, I can't remember what I picked. I'm not going to go back into full, like 50%, remember, will get us back to like real life, but I still want it to be faster, but not maybe 100% because I still like the matrix-ey effect. Let's have a little listen. Yeah, that'd be kind of cool, right? You can keep rolling on for this. Then we move into our next shot, I imagine, but that's all we're going to do for the moment. 

So this one here, if you know the name of this kind of cut, where we just kind of do this, the slow-mo transition is kind of cool, but this kind of-- it's like a Glitch effect/Jump Cut. I don't know what the official name for that one is, but this one here is definitely a cut on action, because we are cutting from this bit of action to that bit of action. It's the same thing, but different cameras. It's pretty cool, like a little transition, right? To get yours something like mine, it doesn't have to be perfect, you might find a different way of doing it. Again, just kind of showing you my process, so you get an idea of how to do some of these things. All right, let's get into the next video.