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UCC Video Editing Workshop

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Sept 18 and Oct 2, 2015 Workshop on video editing at University College Cork, Ireland

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UCC Video Editing Workshop

  1. 1. Copyright and Commons • Copyright laws vary from country to country. • However, as scholars we do have a model for using research materials. • Follow your best practices in citation: 1. use appropriate amount 2. credit through References/Works Cited either inside the video or alongside in text that might accompany
  2. 2. Research Materials • FREE ARCHIVES! • Internet Archive • Library of Congress Digital Collections • U Minnesota Digital Library Guide (great site for multiple resources • Open Culture • Critical Commons • UBUWEB -- Experimental Art Archive • Freedom archives (audio archives on local, national, international social justice activism) • UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording, Black Panther Party • !W.A.R. Women Art Revolution, Lynn Hershmann Leeson’s Stanford archive on founding of women’s 70s art movement • And RAWWAR: Community Curated Archive inspired by !WAR • Free Sound • Free Music Archive
  3. 3. Organizational Materials • Google Drive great place to store and review files • Google Docs within Google Drive – good for notes, writing or store links of video for review. • Also Dropbox – good for storage. Like Google Drive lots of space for free!
  4. 4. Rip, Convert, + other Resources FREE WEB RIPPING TOOLS • Firefox add ons: Easy Youtube Video Downloader and Flash Video Downloader (for YouTube • And Video Download Helper other sites, not YouTube (ex. Vimeo) • Chrome extensions: Video DownloadHelper, Getthemall, VideoDownloader Pro for anything other than YouTube • OR put SS in front of youtube in the browser (http:SSyoutube.com/watch) In Chrome and Safari, hit return and just download, no added software needed. • Zamzar download or convert files online, not YouTube • Medio.io convert audio files FREE DVD RIPPING TOOLS: • Handbrake FREE EDITING AND CONVERTING MATERIAL • MPEG STREAMCLIP FREE RIGHTS CLEARED MUSIC • Free Play Music • CCMIXTER
  5. 5. Easy YouTube Video Downloader: MP4 file (Firefox) Have many tools ready for ripping – need be resourceful and flexible!
  6. 6. VideoDownload Helper (Firefox) (Vimeo or other non Youtube Sites)
  7. 7. In Safari and Chrome grab YouTube Videos by adding SS right before the word YouTube in browser. A new window will pop up with download. You don’t need the additional software, Just hit download. Voilà! (and you get better quality file)
  8. 8. Screen Capture (Camtasia, Screenflow or WeVideo is another almost free option)
  9. 9. Grabbing Images: Google, right click after finding good file size 720 x 480 is ideal, medium to large file size, search settings Pixlr grabber is free and allows you to edit before saving; it is a Chrome + Firefox add on. Pixlr.com is free photo-editing softwarehttp://download.cnet.com/Pixlr-Grabber/3000-2378_4- 75147132.html
  10. 10. Grab and Crop images also with SnapNdrag works with Mac, free Can select how much you want – can also set up for timed selection
  11. 11. FOLDER NIRVANA Media_Archive MyRemix or VideoEssay File storage for all possible project(s) Project Folder, contains files for specific project Copy and Paste/Drag These will be connected Adobe Premiere
  12. 12. START PROJECT: OPEN PREMIERE from desktop or applications
  13. 13. SELECT NEW PROJECT
  14. 14. CRUCIAL STEP: LINK TO YOUR PROJECT FOLDER
  15. 15. Set Scratch Disks to Same As Project
  16. 16. Standard or Widescreen 48 (since often using HD go with Widescreen)
  17. 17. Preferences – Auto Save, 5 mins Look here for any Audio Problems, Audio Hardware> Built in Output
  18. 18. Premiere Interface – the Editing Workspace
  19. 19. Project Bin, bottom left Where the materials are imported and stored Also not next to Project Tab is Effects Tab Source Viewer Upper left, where you preview materials you have brought Into Premiere
  20. 20. clip viewer, top right, where you view your edits Timeline, bottom right where you make all the edits
  21. 21. Workflow Basics: Import/Edit/Export IMPORT
  22. 22. Double click on file to bring up in source window (and edit!) Shortcuts: JLK = play in reverse, forward, stop; spacebar = play and arrow keys, forward and back in frames
  23. 23. Source window editing, setting In Point
  24. 24. Setting Out Point (right click or control click will deselect)
  25. 25. Grab and Drag video or audio only or both parts of clip
  26. 26. Previewing the Clip
  27. 27. TIMELINE EDIT OPTIONS: PUSH/DRAG CLIP OR RAZOR FOR PRECISE TRIM Tools Area, if not shown Windows>Tools
  28. 28. Tools can show up and be moved throughout interface Use pen tool to adjust opacity of image and volume of audio, Markers in timeline set points for fine adjustments (M)
  29. 29. RATE STRETCH TOOL: EXTEND TIME WITHOUT MORE MEDIA (adjusts speed) You can also change the speed of any clip, by right clicking and going to speed/duration
  30. 30. Adding Titles: File>Title
  31. 31. Add Transitions through Effects Area (lower left corner)
  32. 32. Go to FILE > EXPORT > MEDIA – if media is greyed out be sure you have selected the clip or preview window Exporting your Video
  33. 33. On UPPER RIGHT -- Format should be h.264 and right beneath select preset setting with 29.97 that fits your project. Frame rate should be 29.97 Make sure in LOWER LEFT that you are exporting your entire area or sequence and the work area is marked correctly in your timeline.
  34. 34. If you click in sequence area you can title your project! Be sure you have a unique title for your file and for your video. Do not use spaces and only alphanumeric for title: MyPeaceProject
  35. 35. UPLOAD • To YouTube, Internet Archive, Vimeo, etc, can be public or private • To Google Drive, public, limited, or private sharing • External Device, usb or hard drive (copy and paste) • If not finished and no external drive you can save and upload project file to google drive (compress first with right click) • Or email it to yourself via WeTransfer (don’t need account, 2G emailed to you). Again, if not finished, compress first! • Premiere -- 30 day free trial. It also has advantages of general file mellowness and fewer rendering interruptions. • Camtasia also 30 day free trial
  36. 36. Four quick tips for non-nirvana editing moments: 1. If for some reason you can’t find your workspace set up and looks weird, go to Window>reset workspace (Editing) 1. If you can’t find tools, then go to Window>Tools (anything else MIA, check this area) 1. If your video plays haltingly or won’t play and has redline at top of timeline, hit return to render 1. If for some reason you forgot to put all media in correct folder. And you get a MEDIA OFFLINE RED CARD, do not panic. Simply MOVE file to your project folder & RELINK by clicking on missing file in the PROJECT WINDOW then PROJECT>LINK MEDIA and Link to Project Folder OR if file is completely MIA just skip for now, then retrieve and re-link once you have found/recaptured and stored in your project file (and reopen the file. Premiere will ask you to where it is when you reopen). **Note: If you only work on your very own computer, re-linking is obviously quite easy (and everything need not be in one folder), but once you move around computers – and working on public computers that get scrubbed file/folder management is absolutely crucial. In any case you should always back up your work through external drive or other storage possibilities mentioned like google drive).
  37. 37. Go to YouTube, Vimeo, Internet Archive etc to upload your exported video.
  38. 38. Added title and a description (in support of my commons/fair use rights). Here is a good place also to add citations or references.
  39. 39. Select Share for multiple ways to distribute your video. Via share you can generate an embed code. Copy this code and paste for use on your website and drop in via html tab.

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