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Creating a visual "stutter"

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This tutorial is going to be a kind of fun little quick tip. In this song, there are some parts where they stutter the audio, like, they are kind of like rapping, like doing some scratching stuff. So I thought it would be kind of cool idea to make the visuals match what's going on in the audio. So let's listen to the audio real quick, and you see we can pick up on the audio stutter. They are going to say 'Zen Chemists' twice. (Music Playing.) It's kind of cool little echo effect. So here is the final result that we are going to be creating in this movie. (Music Playing.) So let's see how we do this.

Creating a visual "stutter"

This tutorial is going to be a kind of fun little quick tip. In this song, there are some parts where they stutter the audio, like, they are kind of like rapping, like doing some scratching stuff. So I thought it would be kind of cool idea to make the visuals match what's going on in the audio. So let's listen to the audio real quick, and you see we can pick up on the audio stutter. They are going to say 'Zen Chemists' twice. (Music Playing.) It's kind of cool little echo effect. So here is the final result that we are going to be creating in this movie. (Music Playing.) So let's see how we do this.

Let's go to Visual Stutter Start and we have these clips, and they are not aligned. So we need to align them first. So the first thing I am going to do is I am going to line up or figure out where the beginning of this video clip is, where he says the Z in Zen Chemists. So then I am going to scrub in time, and I will just take off the audio here, so we don't have to hear that. And so I am looking at his mouth, and I am looking for when he says the Z of Zen Chemists, scrubbing, scrubbing, scrubbing and right about there, where he says the Z. So I am just going to trim this, so we can align it easier, and now I am going to turn back on the audio and scrub to find the spot where he says Zen Chemist in the audio.

Let's actually play it back, so we can hear it real quick, first, get a ballpark idea. (Music Playing) It's somewhere in here. I think it's right about there. So now we can just drag the clip to that point and then our Zs are aligned, and let's see what that looks like. (Music Playing) Okay it's not perfect, if we are going to tweak this and get this exactly right. I would probably go through and trim a little bit off the beginning and the end, then use the Slip Edit tool to get that just right. Now the next thing I want to do is find the spot in the video where he is done saying Zen Chemists.

(Music Playing) Pretty good, right there. Trim that part, and so we just now have the part where he says 'Zen Chemists'. Then we click that clip to make sure it's selected, hit Command or Ctrl+C on the PC to copy that, and then since my current time indicator is right after that clip, I am just going to hit Command+V or Ctrl+V on the PC to paste. Now assuming we could go back here and fine-tune this. Maybe we can even go into the sample rate level and get this precise.

We do have a quick, fun little stutter that was very quick to create. (Music Playing) Okay now. It didn't come in quite quick enough. So what I need to do is trim a few of the frames off of the end. Even for like a rough version, this is still not good. So what I am going to do is I am going to hold down the Command key or the Ctrl key on the PC to trim a few frames, and make a ripple trim and that will bring those in, and let's see what that looks like. (Music Playing) There we go.

So we hear the music and now, if we wanted to, we can even extend the intro of the video clip. The reason why we chopped if off was just so that when we copied it, that's all that we copied, but now we can have the intro part on here so there is more going on. So let's watch that. (Music Playing) Not to savvy, kind of a fun little trick.

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  1. 4m 11s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. What's new in the dot release
      57s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 18s
  2. 18m 54s
    1. Capturing ambient audio
      3m 12s
    2. Getting plenty of coverage
      1m 48s
    3. Telling a story with camera angles
      3m 18s
    4. The 180 degree rule
      2m 13s
    5. Framing shots
      3m 25s
    6. Allowing "emotional space"
      1m 40s
    7. Overcranking and time lapse
      3m 18s
  3. 11m 38s
    1. Why is metadata important?
      1m 40s
    2. Browsing and adding metadata
      6m 4s
    3. Creating metadata with Speech Search
      3m 54s
  4. 33m 12s
    1. When to cut
      7m 38s
    2. Avoiding bad edits
      9m 17s
    3. Using emotional cutaways
      1m 53s
    4. Fixing problems with cutaways
      3m 53s
    5. Pacing edits
      3m 49s
    6. Matching action
      4m 14s
    7. The power of suggestive editing
      2m 28s
  5. 26m 31s
    1. Contrasting targeting and selecting
      3m 17s
    2. Copying and pasting clips
      2m 36s
    3. Replacing clips
      4m 8s
    4. Editing to music
      5m 0s
    5. Using sample rate for precise editing
      5m 34s
    6. Creating J and L cuts
      3m 33s
    7. Working with subclips
      2m 23s
  6. 11m 17s
    1. Ingesting media
      1m 39s
    2. Examining P2 file structure
      1m 31s
    3. Importing P2 files with the Media Browser
      5m 15s
    4. Converting DVCPRO HD to standard 720p
      2m 52s
  7. 38m 11s
    1. Using the Reference Monitor
      3m 0s
    2. Using scopes
      8m 33s
    3. Primary color correction
      10m 11s
    4. Secondary color correction
      8m 28s
    5. Creating a vignette
      2m 28s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      5m 31s
  8. 37m 19s
    1. Censoring video
      5m 30s
    2. Creating a waving flag
      6m 5s
    3. Creating a lens flare
      3m 36s
    4. Creating background textures
      6m 19s
    5. Playing with time
      6m 4s
    6. Using transition effects
      6m 13s
    7. Working with presets
      3m 32s
  9. 15m 30s
    1. Creating a garbage matte
      3m 56s
    2. Removing green screen
      5m 6s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      3m 32s
    4. Nesting sequences
      2m 56s
  10. 15m 27s
    1. Creating 3D reflections
      5m 0s
    2. Creating growing vines
      5m 52s
    3. Creating a track matte
      2m 39s
    4. Using the History panel
      1m 56s
  11. 42m 25s
    1. Censoring audio using bleeps
      5m 16s
    2. Understanding sample rate
      3m 0s
    3. Normalizing audio across multiple clips
      5m 7s
    4. Recording audio
      2m 24s
    5. Removing audio problems with Soundbooth
      5m 43s
    6. Working with VST plug-in effects
      2m 3s
    7. Mixing audio
      8m 20s
    8. Changing volume over time
      5m 22s
    9. Working with surround sound
      5m 10s
  12. 23m 52s
    1. About this project
      2m 26s
    2. Performing preliminary edits
      2m 35s
    3. Working with multi-camera footage
      7m 27s
    4. Creating a visual "stutter"
      3m 12s
    5. Adjusting color
      8m 12s
  13. 6m 28s
    1. Transferring projects to another machine
      3m 24s
    2. Removing unused footage
      3m 4s
  14. 25m 46s
    1. Choosing a format
      5m 35s
    2. Understanding spatial compression
      2m 5s
    3. Understanding temporal compression
      4m 19s
    4. About HD standards
      5m 46s
    5. Changing footage interpretation
      2m 17s
    6. Getting the film look
      5m 44s
  15. 27m 10s
    1. Working with After Effects
      5m 56s
    2. Creating titles in After Effects
      5m 39s
    3. Working with Photoshop files
      2m 29s
    4. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 2s
    5. Working with OnLocation
      3m 12s
    6. Working with Encore
      4m 27s
    7. Introducing Adobe Story for pre-production
      3m 25s
  16. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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