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In Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explains how to take video editing from simple nuts and bolts to an art form. He shares tips for shooting video in the field to get the most from a subject and get the best footage for a project. He demonstrates how to build a project through the careful use of cutaways, pacing, and suggestive edits. He covers special effects, color correction, and keying and compositing, integrating all these concepts as he builds a music video project from scratch. Exercise files are included with this course.
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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