Post-Production Video Workshop
By blogher13liveblog on July 26, 2013
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: (Session started early, in progress) I was able to highlight and figure out where stuff was. That's the big thing. Next thing is to organize. Again someone with ADD is, that's kind of hard for me. I try to do as best as can I to organize my clips. What I mean by that is folders. Create as many as you need. If you have folders there's the main footage on B-roll that's stuff focused not on main subject. For instance, if someone was filming now and filming me I would be main footage and maybe a shot of photographer as well I like to organize stuff. I like to figure out where stuff is and where I shot it and I may be shooting for days and I want to deep as organized as possible. As I go through this I'll run through this and then go through the actual editing. If you have any questions like I said this sin formal. I'm not as Lauren we were joking, not upity, if you have questions.
>> QUESTION: Just one question you were talking about transcribing when you transcribe it you actually put time markers.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes, yes, that is huge. And it's really helpful to do that. What I try to do is do it in 30 second chunks because that otherwise you're looking at the whole page and like where did that go? Key words too. I like you know I try to -- De & what story I'm doing I try to pull out key words. If someone is talking about a certain thing, oh, right, she said that, so that's something I do as well. So. Okay. So, like I said, we're going to go over iMovie. But there are many different editing programs. These are the basics through iMovie. You know windows editing there's a lot of mobile apps you can use. You can edit directly whatever mobile device you have which is fantastic. I love to do when I'm doing events it's fun to just get it done and up right away if I had WiFi. So first thing do you is import footage and in iMovie the best things you can do is you can do it two ways directly with your camera.
So if you have ability to plug your camera directly into your computer that's great because it's coming from your camera. Some things -- what's really weird sometimes is there's this thing Kodak, Kodak is basically I'm not going to explain correctly it's the type of movie file it is and sometimes your footage would be uncompressed that's a whole other thing. Sometimes it's bet to go directly from the camera if you can. If you are mainly using Macs a lot of times certain brands like cannon or Sony have their own file names file size file everything and so, when you try to just take out SD card and put it in there it sometimes odd and doesn't work well. I always recommend if you can import from camera. If you can't, that's okay too. And then you can import movies on your computer F you're editing something like documentary and you have a million different files different places you can import that way as well.
So, now, with iMovie, when you're importing footage there's two different options they give you large and full. Full is uncompressed. Uncompressed is the best quality footage you can get. But large is fine as well, too. Like I said iMovie is kind of a great program and mainly for beginners. If you're looking into more professional , I would recommend looking at final cut and Adobe premiere and maybe -- Adobe premiere and final cut are two programs I would recommend. Adobe premiere it's nice you can also use on PC. You can't unfortunately use final cut on PC so for web stuff large is fine. It really is. We are getting better broad bands here obviously. So HD quality video is there. If you -- if you are looking to do stuff like that I would look into importing as full size. Okay so, really simple.
Like I said when I import footage I'm finding stuff on my desktop or wherever, hard drive, and inside iMovie when you import it it's going to ask you to -- a couple things first are you adding to existing event. Are you already working on project. If not you create new event. You can create the title. That's great that helps separate everything. The next thing on there is -- can you see that okay? Okay. Next is optimize video. Like to do that. It gives you cheating a little bit. What that means iMovie will help optimize video as best possible. So you don't have to go back and you know mess with color or whatever if you don't want to do that if you're doing something quick. I sometimes uncheck that because I'm such a nerd I want to sit there and mess with color and do all sorts of fun stuff I won't threat optimize.
Next thing is important. This is really important in terms of where your files are and what you're using. I have five hard drives because HD files are enormous. So a lot of times what I'll do is iMovie defaults copy files. I sometimes don't do that. I might move files depends on where the system is and moving over or not. Copying files if you copy that means it's a second version of your files. So, if you're limited in hard drive space already that may not be what you want to do. It depends how much hard space you have.
>> QUESTION: Yes (off microphone.)
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: I keep back up and one of the things I'll stress is I lost a hard drive last year it was painful right before exam so painful, back up, back up, back up, back up, put things on two or three things, on-line storage, Google drive is $5 a month. You can upload footage and video photos and it's great you know it's there and in the cloud. You're happy camper. Don't do what I did and lose a whole project and have to reedit it before it was due. Yeah. Okay. So we'll talk about inserting first clip. Let me go and switch over. Okay. This will be odd. Let me do this hang on one second I'm sorry this here, okay, this is what iMovie looks like. Let me -- I'll go over a couple things. This right here is project. When you're starting a new project all you need to do you can do it two ways.
I use a lot of keyboard commands because it's faster you go file, new project, or file command end and create a new project. And so we have our project. And I already -- I'm sorry. Basically the way you insert a clip is you can do it two ways. You can grab the entire clip like double clicking the clip or click on area that you want to -- (echo) app you drive that into the timeline. When I'm up here, in iMovie there's a couple ways to kind of figure out with editing --
>> AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT ON VIDEO: -- during the last episode people were --
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: He's like sports tech thing walking down it's kind of creepy. Okay so if I wanted to cut out certain areas there's a couple ways to do this. Again -- click on that. Let me turn that off for now. So two ways you can do this drag if over. Say I want to get really specific I can drag this over then drag -- or I want to get rid of something and pull that over and say I want to get rid of the whole part here drag it and hit delete and it's gone and creates a space. Another way to do it, if you want to get really specific, there is -- double chick -- Ahh sorry. Okay. I will find that in a minute. So you can edit stuff you know what I like to do in iMovie I sometimes grab what I need here first before bringing it in. Because it's a lot easier for me. Then I'm not trying to edit up in this area.
So I'll try to get as little as possible what I need in here. And like I said, bring overhang on one second, okay, in this, so in iMovie in particular, you see this little, little setting side right here and it allows you to do several different things so. First thing precision editor sorry I was looking for that before. What it does is let you get super precise on how the second thought want it to cut or you know where it needs to be, so what's really great you can take this and just move this over so with your mouse or like that. And so I'm done with that. When I hit, done, it's going to take out that stuff already up there. So I don't need to worry about it. So then the other one is clip trimmer. So again this is sometimes a little more friendly too it's a lot easier for people to use really you're just dragging.
So you want, okay, I only want that to be my clip. See how it automatically changed up there. You don't have to worry about anything. It's super easy.
>> AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT: Those work the same way but precision editor is more precise.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes.
>> AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT: It's really, really important that something start or end there then you use precision.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Exactly.
>> AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT: If it doesn't matter as much you can do -- oh, good.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Exactly. Sometimes you'll notice that when you interview someone I lot of Um and Ah and you want to cut that out or leave them in, it's fun, too.
>> AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT: It's not original footage.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: No, no,
>> AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT: The reel at the top there.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Correct. Anything you do within this timeline is not -- doesn't affect your original footage at all. That's great. If you cut something out and you're like oh, my God where did it go? It stays there, it's fine. So clip adjustments. Let me show you this. You can see that okay? Okay. So several different things. Like I said iMovie they make it easy for you to do cool stuff with minimal effort. You can change duration. Say you wanted it to only be five seconds. Now it's only five seconds. That's a way to kind of cut it out. you don't know what you're cutting out though so I don't recommend doing that. But sometimes you know if it's a scene like, for instance, if you're doing scene at the beach and have 40 seconds of beach you know cutting ten second out will not kill you. So that's a quick way of doing that.
Just takes -- no it's just in realtime. So it's in realtime. So if I take this out to five seconds let's see.
>> VIDEO: He's killed.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Why?
>> VIDEO: Because the guy beat him up .
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: did the Zombie eat him.
>> VIDEO: No.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Sorry taking a minute thank you. You can speed it up. So this section right here you can make it really, really slow. So it will -- that's sometimes fun or you can make it really fast (fast forwarding sound).
That's noise is annoying. When I speed stuff up, I definitely take out some. And you can do cool stuff like reverse. It and this is always fun too if you're shooting sport footage love doing that you know? Now he's -- see it takes time to do that my laptop is really slow. So now, let's see (backwards) sounds crazy. And another thing you can do is stabilization. And that I kind of go back and forth about that. I like to keep my stuff stabilized. I can. Sometimes you can't help it. When you use extra stuff like this what you're doing is putting more power into your computer so your computer has to work a little harder. So my suggestion is try to be as stable as you can when you're actually shooting. But if it's something that you know a clip you really, really need, go ahead and use it. And then you can also zoom in let's see will it do it here?
No it will do it on photo. Okay. And that's -- these rolling shutter, yeah that's going to be -- I'll take that off.
Okay. Rolling shutter what that basically does if you have a lot of motion it will help stabilize it a little more as well. It's another way to kind of keep the camera one level. Okay. So, the other things that you'll see right here, so there's two other options here. So there's video effect and this is kind of neat. I maybe changed this around a little bit. They didn't used to have this I love this sometimes. You can create different effects and they have quite different ones you can do a film grain which I really like, you know makes it like into 8 millimeter, bleach by space kind of fun. Is there any napkins or anything around here? Sorry. Or tissues? Thanks you. Allergies from hell, thank you! Okay.
So, you know, you can use video effect are G if you're doing a quick video go ahead and use. It I like playing with colors because I'm such a nerd and that takes a little more time. So it really depends on your -- what you're doing and what you want to do and how fast you want to do it. So we can -- let's go here we'll click ton and make it H film. When you look at it, now there's a little bit of tinge to. It so again that's a quick and easy way to change color on whatever video.
And each I would say each of the different editing programs will have something in that vein. So like I said, it's -- we are showing iMovie but each of these will have their own set of different filters for you. Okay. So next one is audio. Audio using iMovie is tricky. It's not my favorite. But it works. And what's nice about it though it makes it simple for you. If you're using just audio from camera one of the things that you can use audio from camera or insert from a separate device. But let's say we're using it directly from here. So, if we're listening to this --
>> VIDEO: No.
>> VIDEO: And then it's -- he just gets hurt.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: You can change the volume on that really easily. Oops it just went away. Okay. And the other thing that's really neat, too, so ducking, ducking is a way -- say you're adding music track on here. You can reduce the volume of the other track. So say that you're editing something and had this really awesome sequence of water with waves and everything and you have sorry music underneath, once your clip comes on it will basically take the sound and put it underneath. I mean we all watch movies on television and see it all the time. That's basically what that does.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Kind of mute the track.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Exactly.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: And the other track comes through can you swap the tracks and dot sound of the ocean versus sound of music or vice-versa?
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Good question I'm not sure I know you can in more professional you can see that in a second. You might be able to. I would assume they would allow you to do that. You can duck that. That's called ducking. The next one is fading. This is something really recommend for anything you're doing. Do you know, when you are recording, sometimes you'll turn on recorder and there will be like that smack, by using fades it helps kind of ease into whatever that audio is and I use that for everything. I don't care what it S you can set it even if you don't want to long you can set for .2 seconds. It's just a little bit but it helps so much and basically keeps awe way from the popping noise.
Next one is enhance. Personally I don't like Apple's enhancement with reducing background noise. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. One of the things is I would play with it. Depending on clip sometimes it sounds great and sometimes it sounds like it's really muted and makes it sound like whoever you're talking to sounds like alien. Again play with it. If you want to get geeky and again this is stuff that you can be very simple and click this normalize clip volume and you're done if you want to do it and go. Or you can get really geeky and use equalizer. That has several different ways that you can do stuff you can voice enhance, music enhance, loudness, so if you record something that's something I sometimes use is loudest feature because depending where are you, if you're interviewing someone and they speak like this (whispering) you can't hear them when you go to edit.
I'll sometimes enhance your voice a little to get that going.
>> It is. I think final cut is easier that's just me. The difference between iMovie and something like final cut, final cut has a lot more options on how you move around your different tracks. So you can have multiple like video exactly you can have all that going at once. IMovie is very basic in the sense you can have some extra audio but you can't have multiple tracks you do in final cut.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Uh-huh.
>> Two options.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Two options. That's a big difference. For a lot of people if they do videos fort web doing project tutorials or something this is great. It's easy. You don't need to know -- that's one thing I'm going to school for this learning to dot technical stuff. Many people don't have time to do that and that's why using iMovie is great and makes it easy enough, for anyone to do it. So this is a nice little discussion that's going on within the editing community. Basically what happened last year final cut 7 was -- final cut 7 was editing system of choice for many people for a long time. And it's based on old film editing. Originally before digital editing had you to sit and slice and cut and move things around. It's based on that knowledge.
What final cut did in Adobe premiere is non-linear editing. You can move things around. It's a lot easier. It just makes in my head more sense. But, A lot of people like we're going to go here and here and here as far as Adobe premiere they relaunched stuff I heard wonderful things with. It I don't personally use Adobe premiere because I love final cut but a lot of friends are going to Adobe. It's kind of a weird sticking point between professionals right now regarding that.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Question off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: I think you can. Let me go back to -- let's see. I don't know if you -- I just realized -- I don't have -- I'll have to look into that for you. In iMovie I don't know in final cut you can have capacity and do that.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: You can?
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes you can have one clip on another and change capacity to one comes in more than another.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Question off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: No, no.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: You can easily add a text or subtitle.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes I'll show you how to do that in a second. Again, you know like I said I get a little geeky and don't want to rely just on Apple. So I'll play around with stuff. So I can change the way -- so that is really a good thing. Depending when you ship video a lot of things I will -- if someone used white balance on their computer ever? If you don't okay if you do that's great. You can mess around you can adjust. It you can see how the change is. You can get it a little looking more normal. And again you can -- open here? On this side right here? Do you see --
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Upper left. Upper left. There you can see it right? You can see it here too?
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: You probably can. This is what you should be looking at. That's really small. Yeah you're like wait a second. When do I this let me do this on this one. Let's get to a point where it's -- okay. And so I'm changing white point see how it goes green Erin that's getting more normal. So again you can do a lot of stuff in post production. I tried really hard when I'm shooting I tried to do as much as can I within the camera before I get to post production because it saves you a lot of time. Again if you're shooting and going you know shooting and going, so that's fine too you can adjust it in post. Again these have different vol use. You can change the brightness. You can change the contrast. So that is the good thing about iMovie. Like I said you can do really quick -- add events go and be done or do that yes?
No. Oh, let me show you. Uh-huh. And there's no questions. Okay. So right here do you see where the arrow is it's like that settings icon. You can click on that and it brings up all these different menus -- really? Do you know what version you're using? That might be. It that might be part of -- this is iMovie 11. So that might be part of. It there probably is a menu on there to allow you to get to that. I think these menus are pretty noon to make it more like final cut in the more recent one. Okay.
So the other thing I'll show you guys is audio. So first thing we'll do is. Will the me grab -- owe son here we'll treats you to ABBA that's fun. There's a couple ways to do this. You can take the clip whatever you want and this is what's tricky. Again this is difference between iMovie and professional version like final cut. With iMovie all it allows you to do is drag in the clip. With final cut again you can layer and you can be really precise on that stuff. But, --
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: You can. You K it's a little bit -- everything has to be in your iTunes. Or you try to import it -- you might be able to import media I had less luck with that usually I throw something in iTunes we'll bring that over. If you bring if over it will basically encompass the entire project. And it will encompass just the parts you have. So, it won't obviously keep the whole song it will keep whatever how many seconds you have on there. That's really loud. Okay. So there's a way -- so do you see these two little things right here that little white thing you see that. This is a way -- this is basically how we need do that fade in and fade out without going through all the stuff. You can do it, too, up here. This has the same thing here. And there's a couple ways. Like you're saying you want to use a little part of the clip there's a clip to my right here.
And what you can do is then take this and oh, let me show you this. Okay. So this thing looks enormous and you're like where is the end of the song I need the end of the song. You can change the view down here. So basically right now it's at two seconds. Every two seconds that's what each line is. If you go like this that's 30 seconds. That's the whole clip right. There yeah. And that's a really helpful thing you can do that with timeline it's helpful when you look at stuff. Because we can do it up here as well. So, ten seconds, see, and that's really great. That was one of the things really liked. When you want to get really specific you want to see little itty bitty things and then where the audio waves go up and down that's a good way to see that. So again with clip trimmer we want to -- say we want to use this much.
We hit done. Okay let's go back here. (Dancing queen, young and sweet, only 17, music).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: And so it only uses that much room. So the only thing you can do is record audio. So, iMovie you can use a built in input. You can do two things. Say you have music or audio that you're recording and record on your iPhone audio with spun and you want to bring that N you can do that where there's a portion specifically on the iPhone or iPad whatever you're using you have recording and bring it into iTunes and bring in as music clip. It's really an audio clip. It's a trick way to trick iMovie into bringing in audio different pieces of audio. But you can also record as well. This is really loud right now. The input volume. So I'm adjusting to see how it's going into red you don't want that. You want to make sure that goes halfway. That's a good level. And so you can record directly into this.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Like for voiceovers?
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes, voiceovers. The Mic on your computer is great, not great, it's okay. Built you can also there's USB mics that are wonderful that I used before. And I know there's one particularly for podcasts I heard snowball maybe yeah. I heard that is great and they're not too expensive maybe $50, $70 depending where you bought it from. The quality like saying earlier the qualitative audio is super important. People do not suppress that enough when they talk about video. You know you want yours to be able to -- viewers to be able to hear you that's really important.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Question off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yeah, yeah, definitely uh-huh. That actually -- and that particular Mic is really great. I've used that for you know when I'm trouncing ago around and want to record something quickly I record it directly on the iPad.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: What was shortcut to (off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Back here you see the white little tabs there.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Once you're back on that clip they pop up.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes they pop up. And if I slide back over I can do it here, here, sounds like the quick way of doing the fades if you don't want to go through the menu -- quick way of doing the fades if you don't want to go through the menu this is interesting. When you bring in audio -- say you're bringing in voiceover. You can bring in and change the different ways that it sounds so. Say you're bringing voiceover and you want it to sound bigger you can bring in a large room like -- hear the echo in the big room. Or, pitch down (laughter) yeah. So that's always fun to play with. Yeah. Yes. Yes. So, I like to use some of the stuff. Again, it's -- again the difference between iMovie final cut. Some is kitchy, I love it I think -- you can change that (dancing queen, young and sweet, music).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Looking for it. Yes, that would be awesome. Again, this is like the video clip it also has the audio thing and that's the same menu here you can do that as well. Yes. Yes, so super simple. Clip adjustments audio, super, super simple. Okay. Okay. So titles how are you guys doing by the way? Everyone doing okay.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Just on the last one the --
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes?
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Is that --
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes sorry thank you I didn't get to that part. Say we want to record something. This is -- I was play around with this the other night this is kind of weird and cool super simple you press on the microphone and all do you is click on the clip where you want to record and hear that? Hi this is Stacy, blah, blah, blah, blah. Now it adds voiceover you see that second track? So, hi this is Stacy, blah, blah, blah, blah (young and sweet only 17).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: And it automatically ducks the other one. That's what's really nice. IMovie is super simple for that sense. You don't have to play around or do that it will do it automatically for you and that's kind of nice. Especially when you're doing voiceover you want to see the stuff in front of you. A lot of times when I record voiceovers I'm in a separate studio and I need have the visual in front of me. Otherwise it's the beat and it's how you want to say things and that's really great. You know if you do tutorial videos specifically you know that's really great. You can do it directly in here. You don't have to get something other -- another fancy thing to get that going. And you can adjust your audio in. There like I said not the best things in the world but it will do. Yeah you press -- okay so let's get rid of.
It to get rid of something click on it hit delete it's gone okay. Actually yeah exact limit so I want to stay right. There hit the microphone and we're going to -- so voiceover to go right here. So voice over awesome. (Only 17) and voiceovers are great depend what you're doing sometimes a lot. A lot of times sometimes when you're shooting depends what you're shooting with when I'm shooting with Canon I have also it's upstairs a zoom Mic a separate microphone I use that as well. My advisor is ready to kill me there's a reason synchronized sound is amazing because it was invented right now I have two different devices because Canon is one side channel. It doesn't sound great. So I tried to use something that will allow me to have stereo sound. So depend what you're doing, the -- with mobile devices there's several companies that actually created microphones for your mobile device and those work really well.
I've used them a couple times with iPads and it was great. And it sounds wonderful. So, there's like Rode mic I can't remember the other one. One of the things I wanted to do deposit get a chance to I've didn't doing so much stuff I will create a Pinterest board and we can continue the conversation and I'll put it up with hash tags and you can see that eventually. Okay. So, okay, so the next thing you were asking about titles
We're going to look at titles. Sometimes titles in iMovie are cheese by. If that's what you're going for awesome. You can do professional work using iMovie don't use cheesy titles. I'll show you cheesy title. This is ultimate cheesy title. You can stretch out titles did you see how did I that click on it and stretch. It let's look at it. So I just think that looks cheesy that's just me.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Shadows over there.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Right, right and then there's other stuff. There's a ton of stuff. Oh, you're right no this is worst this is worst of the bunch. Again if you use it I'm sorry. I don't mean to offend anyone.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: It looks like there's a place for all of this --
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes. Exactly. And that's -- I mean like that, really? Yes, certain videos there are videos I'll do if I'm doing parity or something weird I'll totally play with that and I love them because they're. There but if you are doing -- if you want to do more professional video do not use this stuff. (Laughter) so, yeah, but it -- I mean it's really great. They do give you a lot of really great options. One of the things if you're doing interview was people this is always a nice one too this gradient black because it goes up here. And okay so now when he's talking, there's --
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: It's like a news Chyron Ron.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Exactly lower third they call it lower third. They have a bunch of those as well. So far, far away is really -- if you're going for Star Wars more power to you which one? The pixie yes sky some this stuff is kind of cool. If you're doing wedding video this is pretty. Okay. So, with the pixie dust you can also change like background adds well. You click on that. So now -- oh, wait it just. It sorry, what I did was I pulled that specific title text. You can do it where it's open top of the video or by itself. If you want to do intro all you need do is do what I just did and bring this over and see where the -- see how the timeline how that's moving you want to bring it before that clip. And it's going to ask you than is kind of cool you can change the background. So let's make it blue.
Oh, hey I didn't want to do that. And what's really easy too is all you need if you want to change the text you click on right there and you can change it right into the window. So, here we go. So there it is. Pixie dust it's pretty. That's kind of nice. I like it for kid videos. That interview I was doing with my nephew I'm trying to do interview was kids because they're hilarious that's good intro text. So you know they all have their purpose. (Laughter) anyone have any questions? You guys doing okay?
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Subtitle for -- you can -- like captions? If you want to -- yeah, yeah, yeah. Hang on a second. Let me -- oops good question. I don't know if they particularly have one.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: That's right you have to translate.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Right. Y' all.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: I don't see one specifically for that. It doesn't mean they don't have it. I don't see one specific for captions. There is actually what's really neat, how many people post videos to YouTube right now. YouTube has captioning ability now which is fantastic. They didn't have that before. Had you to pay someone. The fact you can do that once you upload video and you go in and edit it directly which is great and adds to video that's uploaded. You do. It yes. You can pay foam do it too. But,
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: In YouTube you upload your video first and I believe as you're uploading in video manager there's extra section I can't remember what it's called exactly if you click on that specific , you can add captions and also add color and do a lot of stuff. Again, it's great even if we don't do iMovie and we do YouTube it has ability to have different event on there too especially one of the things you upload that is shaky YouTube is hey you want know correct this for you. It's kind of great.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: -- ran cross country and I would take photos for a frame a second and I want to Mack a self-video can I use iMovie to do that. I'm not sure. Let's talk afterwards. I think there's a way for you -- her question was basically does everyone know what go pro camera is helmet cam.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: It's mounted to my windshield it's called Go Pro. It's I have one upstairs I left everything upstairs waterproof -- actually I have a video hold on. Hold on. This is on the train from LA to San Diego. And it has fish eye. Some have fish I'm they're fantastic and really fun. I lover using it under -- one of the things di this summer been doing the past couple summers we run a camp for girls called girls make movies southern Illustrator 16 teenage girls come to learn to make movies psychotic crazy and fun and wonderful. And we had four Go Pros that they took and they used in the water. And it was the most beautiful shots absolutely beautiful shots they used within their pieces.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: It comes with waterproof housing when you buy the camera.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes it's fantastic. You put it on skate boards. If you go the best thing Go Pro Web site I love it they have a video a day there's this one guy favorite video in whole wide world on Go Pro. He attached instrument and every time he goes to make a different sound you see his face, hi, hello, hi.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Go Pro.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: I think it's GOPRO.com.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: It's super they're very inexpensive as cameras go.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: It's amazing you can get a remote. I'm not a Go Pro but I love using it. You can do so much with. It and it's cheap. That's the best part about what I love about all the technology coming out now and everything it's more accessible for people. So anybody can pick up a camera and doing and if you're using mobile or whatnot. I'm going to go back to --
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Here's a quick question that 30 on beginning of -- and 27 is that frames per second and.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Yes.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: What is that.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: So that's -- I never explained this correctly frames per second how many frames when you look at somebody how many frames happen within the camera per second. Normal TV used to be I think -- neighbor was 30. If you look at film a lot of stuff you maybe see on-line if someone is shooting with a cannon 7 D and looks film like it was shot using film camera it's usually 24 P so it's a little slower. But get this really nice quality that's really pretty. So you can do that. There are some -- if you use mobile there's apps you can use where you can change the settings. And but if you're using GSLR there are settings there to change it. You can have 30 -- you can also do there's a wonderful documentary and producer woman named Julia Wyman she did a documentary called strong I highly recommend about Cheryl a weight lifter with Olympics it's all about her and beautiful and there's scenes she shot Cheryl and some team nature beautiful like spotlight and everything and but filmed it at 60 frames per second.
So when she brought it into edit she slowed it down and it's this beautiful slow motion video. It's gorgeous. You can do stuff like that too.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: It's really hard if -- 27 or 24 and then you have something else coming in 30 because that's happened to me once and I didn't see what the heck was going on. It's really hard and my profession has been filming twelve years. You can see all the different formats she has. That's been one of our struggles going through. It and the different dimensions and different size and everything. So it is tricky. You can do it. And I think people are less what's the word? Less abrasive nowadays. Because everyone is use to the different formats. I think maybe ten years ago people were like oh, there's that crap from the 80s.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: It has trouble letting you choose and I don't know what I'm doing I don't care pick one and then I import them and they're going -- and I'm like oh, I don't know.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: I usually personally like 24. Because I like that film look. And 30 is fine. Again depends what you're doing. Really depends what your audience is and everyone has been talking about that all day who is audience for videos F you're looking for film geeks you may wants to use 24 they'll be like wow that's really not great. But 30 is fine too it really S
So one thing I want to show you guys, too, so thing with iMovie question? Yeah.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Question off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Folders of -- photos? Simple. Very simple. IMovie is super simple ridiculously simple. So simple. Let me go back. IMovie has -- yes, I'm sorry, yes, yes, you can bring it all in, yes it's actually we'll talk later I know how to help solve your problem.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: It's not a problem I didn't know if I could do it.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: You can do it. So here's some photos random photos I have. My brother getting licked by the dog. It's really ridiculous the dog is so -- you know when dogs are so good can kids how are you -- the kid can knock it over and dog goes ha whatever dog Dorothy so wonderful. Let me show you what I was doing so. Let's do this I'll get rid of everything. Get rid of that. Okay. So to bring photos in, basically on the right-hand side here again this is all the stuff in your iPhoto. It's one thing I hate about iMovie. Is that you can import it to it has to be iphoto. Hate that. It's my biggest pet peeve about that and again difference between this and final cut. Final cut you can import from anywhere. But price difference depends what you want to do. Let me just -- Um, yeah, iMovie is $15 I think now and typal cut is probably $3 owe 00 which let's me tell you -- $300.
Let me tell you it's cheaper than it used it be it was a couple thousand and dollars. More people have access to do this which I love. So to bring this stuff so I did it two ways you can bring it one by one or command A like I said I love keyboard shortcut command A will grab everything in your folder. What I was saying before how I liked to organize and really crazy about that I'll create folders within iPhoto of the particular photos I want so I'm not serving through the thousands of photos I have in there. I'll do that before I start editing. So we're going to grab all those and dump them in here. What's going to happen is iMovie does this thing where has anyone heard of Ken burns documentary it's Ken burns effect trade marked and everything. He has this effect he's documentary filmmaker where basically the way it moves and how it's slow.
It will automatically Do that for you. Yes that is a man in a horse mask.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: It's so great it's so slow because in final cut --
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Right you can change it too that's a weird angle of my cat. And that's his favorite -- anytime way, yeah, so, what's nice about this though you can change the -- let me go back you can change the timing of it. It says 4 seconds. When you click open here click adjustments can I change. It say I want it to go for ten second I hit done. It's going to get more of it and go slower. The other thing you can do -- okay so this is really important when you're using photos. So there's this extra little menu here called cropping, Ken burns and rotation. So, Ken burns so again Ken burns is a easy way to keep your photos moving. If you use photos in film or video always keep them moving. It's so boring to look at a photo that sits there you're like really I'm done looking at.
It if you -- yeah, you know keep it going and keep it moving and it keeps interesting for people. So what's cool about this though you can start it anywhere you want. So this is where it starts. This is where it will get to. Be careful. Play around with. It because there's times I've done this and it's like oh, there's a photo. It goes super fast. Let's hit done and see what it looks like. So go a little faster. Because it's trying to get out to the point where we set it up to. I'll show you. This is super fast. So it goes here. Wait, no. Hold on. So it has to get there by 10 second. So it will go you know faster than it was. And let me show you there's other ways you can do this. Like I said if you don't know what you're doing you may want the image to be still.
You may have a image completely still if you're talking about a certain product or whatnot and want to show it. You can do two things. Fit. You can hit fit and that will fit -- this is Instagram photo it doesn't have everything. So if you want to company a little bit let's go to this one. You want to crop the horse head. So the only thing that shows now when you hit done is that horse head. So that's kind of nice too if you want to get up close to particular photo. So does that answer -- yeah? So let me go back.
When are you done and want to share it with the world there's several ways to do. It you can set up Vimeo account another video sharing service I love. The thing about Vimeo versus YouTube. YouTube has more eyeballs to it. Vimeo is weird artist retreat I call because you find a lot of artists on there and motion graphics. It's really cool to check out. And then of course a facebook. CNN ireport if you're a citizen journalist you can share your stuff directly to CNN and export for DVD. So export for DVD you need iDVD on your computer to use it. IDVD thing about iDVD which is weird they don't sell it any more. If you don't have it on your computer I don't know you have to get share ware stuff to create DVDs so okay. So, we have -- let me check something we have about 15. Random quick tips.
You know like everyone is saying remember your audience. It's really important when you're creating videos. So, again, like the video of my nephew I won't put on my YouTube channel because nobody cares outside my familiar limit but if that's what your blog is about, your kids, people care you're telling your story. My blog is geek blog that distant make sense actually I might. I could. Good idea. Um, transitions. One of the things -- I forgot to show you guys. Okay. Let me show you okay sorry one thing I forgot to show you. So, transitions are a little fun thing. Again, use these sparingly. Anybody remember 1980s Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, yeah, that's what these remind of. When we did -- last year I did a bunch of them because it was fun and appropriate. But there's different ones.
The way you put them on -- we'll do a fun one because this is Mosiac you just drag it in between the two clips you want it to do. Soup are simple. You can change the time so if you want it for one second and what's neat too say you have put in transitions and you want them to be the same time applies to all transitions that's pretty cool. You can change it too.
Say you look at it and create it and so you created it and you're like, why didn't that go. Hold on. Let's make it a little longer. That was boring let's go here. Okay. So, say that you do it and you're like Nah that's okay that's not what I want to do. You don't drag in another one click on this clip and click on settings transition adjustments there's all your different ones here and what's neat, to, if you move the mouse over it you can preview everything. Like I said weird, crazy that looks like something out of infomercial. Again know your audience and know what you want to use them for they're appropriate in some videos. The one I use a lot is cross dissolve. It's something you see on television and film. It's something people are used to. When you use too many transitions weird ones it will jar people and they may stop watching your video.
Lets go back. Okay. So other thing, experiments. So like I said I'm a big nerd when it comes to editing I will sit in the lab at school for hours because I like playing and trying different things. And again it's your videos the only way you learn to do this stuff is to sit there and do it. And I love experimenting. Different ways you shot certain videos and angles and that goes along with the last tip there is shoot, shoot and shoot. I shoot everything. I have five hard drives and need more it's ridiculous absolutely ridiculous that's the whole thing of being organized and keeping that together you will kind of start ending up with video you don't want. If you don't want it don't get rid of. It don't hoard it costs too much. So yeah you guys have any questions? Yeah?
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Obviously the iMovie app for iPad which you like to use is not as full FEATURED as that.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: No, no it's very simple. It's really for you to take your video you shot that day quickly edit and boom put it up. It doesn't have a lot of the same features it's good if you don't want to spend $5 on iMovie there's pinnacle And that's a good app and user friendly. $5 is not bad iMovie is okay. IMovie on the iPad is not great obviously they were taking about pin call and Animoto I gave up on them but looking at that they improved and done some stuff. You can do cool stuff with that as well. Yes, yes, I'm pretty sure. It's okay. Yeah get it for desktop. It's okay. It will dot job. It's just not -- there's not a lot of features on. It I don't know. I have a hard time using it and it just seems like it's more geared to personal family stuff. IMovie?
No you have to buy this stuff they don't give it to you for free anytime more. There you go if you need to buy it it's pretty low cost. I think they run $15 each which is a lot more inexpensive than they used to be.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: I would say documentary work final cut would be more suited to that. But I will tell Tuesday, if you ever heard of documentary called Tarnation which changed my life it's a beautiful documentary about him and his mom and talked about mental illness and it's amazing. It was released ten years ago at least. He did everything on iMovie. And he got picked up by YMC brothers and all that stuff. So you can do it. I mean you can do beautiful stuff with iMovie.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: What's the name.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Tarnation absolutely beautiful. It's really yeah that was one of the films that inspired me to become a documentary filmmaker.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: You can get a premiere photo shop bundle that has both of those together and it's pretty cheap compared to -- it's like 180 for both versus (off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Right what she's saying Adobe has a new bundle where you can get couple programs bundled up. You can also -- they also have for students like $20 I think for regular people it's $30 a month but you have access to all Adobe programs which -- Ah, jerks anytime way -- right. Right. But you basically what's cool about that you get Adobe photo shop and all that stuff, updates all that stuff. that's too expensive for me for someone like me, it's expensive. Yeah. Yeah. There's -- I mean there's free programs if you're doing photo editing Gimp is great free photo editor and does everything photo shop does. Anytime way -- on YouTube you can do post production on YouTube. They're not as much. Simple stuff. And what I mean by that you can add filters and add titles and add captions. There's a bunch -- you can add music, music is not great but oh, one of the things want to kind of really specify this tie forgot do this earlier when you're editing video and adding music do not use copyrighted music just don't.
Because I swear to God you will get ripped off YouTube and facebook don't do it.
>> What do you use?
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: What I do is -- so Vimeo has a great resource Vimeo. Com has a music store very inexpensive $2 you can get great stuff and there's free too. I found my documentary I did last year, I would say 90% of music from was Vimeo and it was free. You can use it anywhere. They pull it from different Web sites, archive and couple other places.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Animato, also has music. And if you upgrade to their higher levels they have partnership with a company called triple scoop. You can go there $50 a song and license a song for use. It's $50 to license and they get legitimate music from sometimes even artists you've heard of but triple scoop library is good but one is called etiquette. That has good music. There's a Web site I enjoyed. I found because I was doing event videography, called music bed they're $50 and their stuff is fantastic and sound -- what's cigarette you get companies that I want a song that sounds like cold play and you'll find jingly type cold play song it's not cold play but Musiac.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Something similar to Animoto opened by frameworks they have a partnership where you can in your iTunes library you can use it.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Whoa what is name of that?
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible) it's new and it's -- you can't export it from their server and you're limited to one minute. They're hope when they grow they'll have openings for longer ones. It's kind of cool to make she's --
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: That's great.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Yes.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: They're using license. How do you know open your video -- so you got --
It's really tricky. It's usually automatic. Sometimes -- this is the thing about YouTube they're getting more in bed with music publishers so there's times you put something up and I've done this you know when I was first learning to do that and got smacked do you, some of the music they'll let stay but won't be visible -- you won't be able to hear it in Germany you know? So like sorry Germans I'm sorry. Can't hear that cool song. So that happens sometimes. So I think YouTube is huge like saying earlier it's one of the biggest search engine in the world and it's going to happen. But really for your own stuff I would say stay away from copyrighted music unless you have the license stuff like that. One of the other things you know in newer stuff with blogs and everything there's a lot of ways you can host video on your own site.
Again it won't bring you monetary value but you can host stuff in word press and different blogs that you might not have that problem. -- uh-huh, yeah.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: What would be the proper way to do it.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: She asked what is proper way to cite music if you have an agreement with someone or any musician I usually put you know the name -- I give a link to them if they're giving it to me for free I give them as much publicity as can I.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Used with permission, copyrighted -- I don't think you have to worry about copyright but used by -- yeah right. Yeah it's horrible. It's really, really awful.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: When you upload your video inside the video manager you can edit the video and there's a section on there like there's icons on the top there's five different sections one is music. You can search. They give you ten choices and they're really bad songs really, really it's cheesy like transitions but you can't buy that. If you have videos from like five years ago you want to add music to you can use that.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: Or credit.
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Or credit someone right exactly. Any other questions? No? Well thank you guys. Lick I said I'll be up here -- this is a plug for you guys I'm giving you an assignment. I'm doing this Web site, why we blog project, I would like you all to submit something, tell me why you blog. I have cards too. It started off "Wall Street Journal" mommy blog . I got pissed off even though not a mom and it was really offensive. Anytime way -- no, it's April. It was -- it was awful.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER: By the way you should all be laying on the floor -- (off microphone).
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: That's the way to do a conference. So I created this -- so I want your stories this is an assignment. You know thousand edit a little. Get your camera out tell me why you blog. If you want to get in contact come sent I'll be psycho crazy with grad show I'm available and on-line 24/7 feel free to tweet mane my e-mail is -- which should give you StacyJill@geekuntilyoudrop.com let's see if I get on-line I can --
>> STACY JILL CALVERT: Gill -- or Til. T-I-L. Yes. Got you. Dial that. What an idea. Right social media. Stacytil@geekuntilyoudrop.com. I did actually get on-line? Okay. So basically again so give me your videos tell me who you are. I want to know. And I want to make a documentary about it. So I think it would be really cool to get people's videos and show us your world and who are you and what's cool you start -- and that's you know what they've been talking about all day start with the community and sharing and video is exciting. I'm glad you guys are here. Thank you so much. I'm a nerd about video. But it's fun and it's a great way to put yourself out. There and get messages you want to put out there that some people may not necessarily read in blog post.
So -- yeah. Thank you, guys (applause) we're a little early. So if you have questions or whatever I'll be here hanging. So . . .
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