VIDEO EDITING: How to Edit Videos with FILMORA 8
What you'll learn
- Open a new project in Filmora with the correct aspect ratio, and import your video footage to your Filmora project
- You'll learn how to use the timeline in Filmora and different tracks/layers, and how to edit and organize your footage in the Filmora timeline
- How to edit the contrast, brightness, saturation and tint in your videos, and how to use LUTs in Filmora
- How to use color tuning presets to improve the color and look of your videos easily in Filmora
- How to crop, pan & zoom. How to freeze frame in Filmora
- How to add music to your Filmora project (also how to find royalty free music to use). How to adjust the sound levels in your video and music tracks in Filmora
- How to use 'fade-in' and 'fade-out' to smoothen out the sound in your video in Filmora
- How to record a voice over in Filmora, how to record your PC screen, and how to record the system sound and microphone at the same time
- How to add animated text effects and openers to your Filmora project. And how to add subtitles and end credits.
- How to pixelate faces (blur people's faces). How to speed up and slow down videos in Filmora
- How to use the equalizer to improve the sound of your video and music tracks in Filmora. How to remove background noise
- How to add transitions, filters, overlays & elements. How to create a split-screen effect in Filmora
- I recommend that you download the Wondershare Filmora video editor so that you can follow along and practice some of the video editing techniques as you learn them. You can even download the program for free and practice the techniques as you learn them, but the paid version removes the watermark.
**Note** This video editing course covers the previous version of Filmora, they have just recently released a new version called 'Filmora9' so just check which version of the software you have before buying this video editing course. This Filmora course should give you a good foundation in video editing in general, but the layout of Filmora9 is slightly different ******
Video Editing with Wondershare Filmora
In these series of video editing lessons, you will learn how to edit great looking videos that you can upload to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo etc using this easy-to-use video editor from Wondershare Filmora. It's a great video editor to start with if you are new to video editing, Filmora will allow you to edit videos simply and very quickly. There are some really great video editing effects available in Filmora, and it may be an easy video editor to get started with, but you will still be able to edit really dynamic looking videos that look professional.
Learning Goals for this Video Editing with Filmora Course
In these Filmora video editing tutorials the goal is to explore all the video editing tools in Wondershare Filmora so that you can start editing videos as soon as possible in Filmora. These video editing lessons are simple and 'to-the-point', and I try and avoid going over unnecessary details and overloading you with information about video editing. This is just a simple 'no frills' demonstration of how to use the video editing tools in Filmora 8.
Practice Video Editing as You Learn
I highly recommend visiting the Wondershare Filmora website and downloading the video editor (for Windows or Mac) for free. Shoot some video footage using your phone or camera or download some royalty free footage (I show you how to do this in the course). There are some free video editing effects available as well to get started with video editing in Filmora. And then as I teach you how to use the video editing tools and effects, try and experiment with these video editing tools in Filmora yourself using your own footage. Learn and experiment in Filmora as you go.
If you have any questions about these video editing lessons, just send me a message and I'll be happy to try and help with any Filmora questions that you have.
Happy video editing!
At the end of this video editing course I'll show you how to edit a live action 'Explainer Video". I'll show you where to find stock video footage and images to use in your Filmora project, where to find good music, how to edit all your clips together in the timeline in Filmora, how to add movement to your images, how to add text to present information in your video, how to change the color of your text to emphasize certain key words that you want your audience to focus on, and I'll talk about crediting the authors of the stock videos and images properly.
Who this course is for:
- If you want to edit better looking videos, and if you want to start with a powerful but simple-to-use video editor then you should take this Filmora course. Wondershare Filmora removes a lot of the complexity of video editing by using lots of presets and effect templates etc. Things get done fast.
- If you want to edit great looking videos for YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Facebook etc then you should take this Filmora course
- If you are a complete beginner with video editing, then you should take this Filmora course
- If you want a quick, 'straight-to-the-point' Filmora tutorial where you can start using the video editing tools straight away then you should take this Filmora course
- If you want to boost the quality of the courses you make for Udemy, Skillshare etc then you should take this video editing course
- If you have a small business and you want to make a short promotional video using Filmora, then the video editing tools in this course will help you to edit great looking videos
I've been interested in filmmaking, video production & editing my own videos for about 5 years now and I also have a strong interest in filmmaking tech, photography, editing photography in Lightroom & Photoshop, design, street & travel videography/photography etc so in the coming years my goal is to create as many high quality courses covering those topics as possible in the future.
I am naturally a very creative person (I once genuinely tried to become the modern version of Johnny Cash for about 3 years in my early 20s), I also used to draw a lot as a kid, as my father is a talented artist and taught me a thing or two and I always did very well in art subjects at school. I've also been playing guitar since the age of 15, and I even attempted to build my own movie reviewing blog about 10 years ago, studying classic movies right up until today's modern blockbusters, so I've always naturally gravitated towards creative hobbies. However, I also have a technical background as I graduated university with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but unfortunately I was way too eager to go out and explore the world so I chose instead to travel around the world teaching English to adults who mostly worked in technical fields such as IT & Engineering working for companies such as Google, Amazon, Siemens, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Disney, Coca Cola etc but also from fields such as Aviation, Medicine, Marketing, Law, Fashion Design etc etc which gave me a great chance to learn about the world outside of my own small interests and learn a huge amount about different cultures around the world as my students were from Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Spain, Italy, Germany, France the list goes on and on.
So to cut a long story short, I have a creative side but I also do well with technical topics so I decided to combine those two areas to create courses about creative topics while also exploring the technical details of using the tools needed to create such creative work. (using tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop, After Effects, filmmaking & video production & photography tech gear etc etc).
I hope you benefit from some of these courses!