Again, I wanna remind you that it is a rough cut and don't get to tied to like, "Oh, it has to be precise" 'cause you're going to tweak it later. We did questions and now, let's move on to creating titles and transitions. This part is fun. Let's go back to the iPhone. You see here, let me just go. Right now, it doesn't seem to flow all that well from clip to clip to clip. It's just kinda like jumpy. We can start adding transitions so it goes from clip to clip a little bit more gracefully. The way to add transitions is by tapping on this assets icon here. That's gonna be your home. That is where you tap on to get anything. You'll be really familiar with that. Transitions, let's scroll down here. Let's tap on transitions. Here are all kinds of transitions that you can add. You can go buck wild with this, but don't. It's like a PowerPoint slide. We're all tempted to have some cool different animations for all of them, but just hold back. Just pick a transition that enhances your story. I ...
guess that's kind of my advice for your transitions. It should enhance your story and it shouldn't distract, and it shouldn't really bring all that much attention to itself. Use it as a tool for storytelling. For our video here, because it's kind of a montage, the transitions that I typically use are cross-dissolve or dip and then sometimes I'll use the flash but I typically am very conservative when it comes to the transitions that I pick. For here, I think cross-dissolve is actually very appropriate. In general, a cross-dissolve gives you a sense of passing of time. That's usually what you use it for. I think this is all about passage of time. I'm going to tap on cross-dissolve here. It actually gives me a preview of what that looks like going from one clip to the next. Just like any of the things that we've added into our timeline, the way to bring it in is to tap here and then bring it down, except this time, we're gonna put it in between the clips. So let go. Then, you'll see, let me zoom out, that it defaults to a one second transition. Then it goes like that. That's kinda nice, but I feel like that's a little too long. You can also expand the duration of your transitions or make them shorter. In this case, I think I wanna make it shorter. The way you do that is by tapping and bringing it in like that. I think that's pretty good right there. It goes from the time lapse to here. What we're gonna do is drop transitions in everywhere else. From here to here, actually it's gonna be a good way to show it went from one place to the next. I'm going to put in a bunch of cross-dissolves. A shortcut to put in the transitions is to tap on here and then just bring it down directly onto the clip. Do you see that? Okay, then I'm gonna do that I think for all of these. Open that. And do that. Then just scrub through. Then do it again. Then one more. Also I think a transition here would be good. So, I know it looks like I'm going crazy with the dissolves. Typically, when I edit, this was just really appropriate to do the dissolves, but generally, I just like to leave clean cuts, just cut, cut, cut. I'll show you some footage later where it looks different and I'm not using a bunch of transitions. I say play around when you do start creating one. Play around with the transitions and then see what works for your story. For me, this just seemed to work really well. I think I've added in all the transitions that I want. Let's put this one here. Go from here to here. That's it, that's how you add transitions. It's pretty simple. Now, let's do titles. Titles are fun. For this particular story, I think I wanna add a title between this last clip and the photos. So kind of like introducing, like "Here are the photos." To add titles, guess where I'm gonna tap (chuckles). Right, top left corner. This time, I'm going to select titles. These are all preset titles. They're available in the app, but you can certainly create your own and save your own. Let's start with a simple one. This one is plain white. You can add your titles in a couple of different ways. You can add it in between clips, which is what I wanna do right now, or you can actually put it on top of your clip as a second layer. Let's do that one first. Again, the way to bring it in to your timeline is you tap on the title, oh just kidding. Where is it at? Title, there you go. Ahh, it's not, okay I'm gonna go here. I'm gonna put it on top of the photo. See how it says "Your text here"? Basically, now you see it's on top of the photos. Let's say we want to change 'cause we don't want it to say "Your text here". To change what it says, I'm going to double tap on that bar. Double tap. It takes me to this new interface. Here's where I can modify the text here and add all sorts of things to my title. Let me go over that. If I tap on this, this interface shows up here where you can select your font. Let's say, I don't know. I'm gonna do something script-y, like Baskerville. That's good. Then you can increase the size and do all sorts of things. You can change the color and so on. You can even import in your own fonts, which I actually have done. If your brand uses a very specific font, you can import it in. The way I like to do it is I email the font to myself. I open the email on my phone and then I double tap it, and it says "Open in LumaFusion?" You say "yes" and then it just gets put into LumaFusion. That's really important for those of you have fonts that you're really tied to for your brand. Okay so, there's that. Now, to actually edit what the text says, I'm gonna double-tap. I don't know, any ideas? What should I call it? I don't know, photos? The photos? Ta-da, I don't know. And I can't spell. There, auto-correct, there we go. The photos, dot, dot, dot. Done, okay so, that's that. To go back, I'm gonna hit the top left arrow. You're always gonna go here to go back. The top left arrow. I actually don't really want it on top of the photos. I want it as a title in between. What I'm gonna do is I'm going to tap on it and insert it. I don't want that, that's a replace. There, so now, it's in between these. This is a little long, four seconds for a title that only has two words. It's way too long. You could read that in one second. I'm just gonna do this. See how I made that shorter? It says "The photos", dot, dot, dot. Now, I actually have an idea and make it more a dramatic introduction. We're gonna put a flashy, obnoxious transition right there. We're gonna go crazy. We're gonna pick the most obnoxious one. I think it deserves a burst. I'm gonna tap on this burst and drop it in between. Let's see what it looks like. (imitates whooshing sound) You like that? We'll see. (laughs) Everyone's like "Eh, I don't know." I like it, so there. That's how you add titles. Let me mention one more thing because I know a lot of us have logos for our business as well. I forgot to mention this. Let me double tap on this title here. Double tap, we're back in that interface. Remember I said this is how you add stuff to it. If I tap on this, there you can add another line of text. You can add all sorts of things. You can add a shape, like I don't know, arrows. You'll see it's kinda like Photoshop but backwards. All of the layers, they have their own layers, the photos, the shape. And then, I want to show you this where you can add in your logo. I'll tap on "image". I'm gonna tap on "Select image". Then, see down here it says "Import image"? I actually do have my logo so I'm gonna tap on that. It shows me all the sources. I'm gonna go back a step 'cause my logo is actually in my photos. I'm gonna tap on that. I'm gonna tap on albums, go to camera roll, and then this is my logo here. Then, you can have a branded, you can brand your video with your. That comes in handy if you want a bumper before and after to brand your videos. For now, I'm gonna delete those. I just wanted to show you how to do that. The way to delete them, I'm gonna tap on that one. See there's a trash can arrow? Trash can icon, I'm gonna tap on that. Let's un-brand this. Tapped on that, hit trash can, and we're back to just the photos. Okay, so I think that's it for titles and transitions. I'm gonna pause here to see if you have any questions.
We have a question from online about, well, two questions that we could do probably real quick. One is if you shoot on a DSLR and then you wanna edit on your iPhone, you just import to your iPhone normally, right?
Yeah. So whatever that workflow is for whatever system you're using.
Second question would be, what apps work well for stabilizing jumpy video footage? Does this app have anything for that?
No, but I've been asking them to. They said it's high on their list. They probably hate me 'cause I'm always like, "Can you add this please?" But it's coming soon 'cause that is so key. But for now, I haven't found an actual app that does it really well on the iPhone. I think there's an app called Emulsio, but it doesn't do that good of a job. I think you might have to do it using a different app or just have good footage to begin with. (chuckles) Shoot it while you use a gimbal or something like that. Yeah.
Cielo de la Paz is a San Francisco-based mobile filmmaker and photographer and founder of TheStoryographist.com. With her mobile videography and filmmaking courses, Cielo has taught thousands of individuals tell their stories – using nothing but their mobile phones.
really liked the instructor; super clear and went at a good pace that meant you could follow instructions but also not get bored!
Have been trying to get my head around video editing for ages but its hard to find clear instruction and guidance; the discovery last month of 'Creative Live' and its classes has totally de mystified the whole process!
Feeling excited to try this out myself now - when i feel i have it nailed will try to remember to post some work in here to show my efforts!
Excellent class but I wish it was longer. I learned so much! Cielo is a natural when it comes to the great work she creates, as well as teaching others. I couldn't recommend this class more!
Great instructor and great class. She really breaks it down so you can grasp the small steps that lead to the end result.