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Music License Tracking Spreadsheet — Free download!

Hey Team!

Recently I noticed a problem that I have as a video editor and video producer. There are a couple hundred stock music tracks I’ve downloaded and/or purchased over the years to use in all sorts of projects. But outside of a consistent file naming convention I had no way of tracking what is being used where. On top of that, there is other data that would be good to have in one place that’s associated with the music.

So I did something about it. Like what any good digitally-OCD person would do I made a spreadsheet. And I’d like to share it with you.

This is a link to a Google Sheet. Go here to view and download a copy for yourself.

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Recent Life and Career Changes

Eight months ago my personal life got flipped upside down. Four months ago my professional career took a drastic turn. And a few weeks from now every waking second of my existence will forever be altered.

You can probably guess one of the changes already — my wife and I are pregnant. Our son will be here before we know it. Man, I’m nervous and excited and every other emotion in between.

crib in nursery

The other twist of fate life threw at me was a career change. I traded in the edit bay for another role. In February I started transitioning off of editing projects and over to the producing / project management side of things. I’m with the same company and working on the same product but in a completely different role. As of mid-March I moved over to this full-time and started growing a team under me.

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The Art of Editing a Love Movie — Command+Edit Podcast Episode 88

Hey there!

Nick and I are back with a brand new special episode of the Command+Edit Podcast. We dive into the art of editing a love movie.

We chat about how to edit a love-making scene, editing a first date conversation, editing a breakup scene, Whiplash, Titanic, Requiem for a Dream, and much more. Give it a listen below:

If you enjoyed this conversation and want to stay in touch whenever I come out with a new post / podcast / video / newsletter / etc. you can go here to signup. No spam. Ever. Just the good stuff 🙂

– Josh

Music for Command+Edit episodes are  from Soundstripe. Use the code EVF for 10% off!

Please note some of the links above are affiliate links. This means if you purchase something through them I’ll get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

The only thing you need to succeed in 2019

(Sorry for the clickbait-y title… I’m rusty at writing good, catchy titles)

It’s early in 2019. The confetti is still falling. Most of us are back to the office. Ready or not it’s time to begin another year in our careers. Another year of our lives.

Looking back at 2018 maybe there was something you didn’t do. Something you didn’t learn. Or something you didn’t accomplish. A project, a habit, a new NLE to master, a documentary to edit. So we look to 2019 as our saving grace. We have a whole fresh calendar for us to get X done. And that fills us with a glimmer of hope. That we can make that change this year. Heck, we have 12 whole months.

As the confetti is swept up and the hangovers from NYE are cured, we head back to the edit bay or cubical or home office. We got this in 2019. Then…we check our email.

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Change Color of One Letter in After Effects

This tutorial teaches how to change the color of just one letter or word in a line of text in After Effects.

I show you two ways to change the color of text in After Effects. The first way is for static, one-time change of a color. The second way is to change the color over time (aka keyframing it).

Check out a previous tutorial I made that shows how to do this for an entire line of text here.

Music used in this video, “Upper East Side” by Mikey Geiger, was purchased and licensed through my friends at Soundstripe (affiliate link). For 10% off a subscription use the code EVF at checkout.

If you enjoyed this tutorial and want to stay in touch whenever I come out with a new post / podcast / video / newsletter / etc. you can go here to signup. No spam. Ever. Just the good stuff 😀

– Josh

Premiere Pro Crash Course

This video is a crash course on Premiere Pro.

I’ll take you through creating a new project, creating and organizing bins, importing footage, creating a sequence, different methods of editing clips into your timeline, basic trimming, keyboard shortcuts, adding graphics, adjusting effect parameters, creating titles, keyframing, adjusting audio levels, adding music, adding effects such as gaussian blur, color correction, the Lumetri Color panel, the Lumetri Scopes panel, how to export and much, much more!

Phew. Did you catch all that? All of that is jammed into one Premiere Pro crash course. If you’re new or newish to Premiere Pro or just want a refresher in case you missed something along the way this video is for you.

Recommended Viewing: Watch Me Edit in Premiere Pro

There is so much more to Premiere Pro and this crash course just scratches the surface. I hope these 22 minutes can get you started (or refreshed) in Premiere and give you a fighting chance on your first project.

If/when you get stuck, reach out. Let’s figure this thing out together. Also check out my friends at Premiere Bro — they have a ton of resources, tutorials, and news about Premiere Pro.

The music used in this video was “Hey Hi Hello” by Mikey Geiger. It was purchased and licensed through my friends at Soundstripe (affiliate link).

If you enjoyed this tutorial and want to stay in touch whenever I come out with a new post / podcast / video / newsletter / etc. you can go here to signup. No spam. Ever. Just the good stuff 😀

– Josh

Combine Multiple Videos in Adobe Media Encoder

This tutorial explains how to combine multiple videos into one video using Adobe Media Encoder. You can do this in seconds instead of jumping into Premiere or another NLE and stitching them together.

Other Recommended Viewing: A Crash Course on Editing in Premiere Pro

The TL;DR on this is to select all your files first. Drag them the videos you want to combine into Adobe Media Encoder. Before letting go of the mouse, in the Queue panel, drop them onto the section that says, “Drop here to stitch clips together”.

Combine Videos in Adobe Media Encoder

Drag the files onto “Drop here to stitch clips together”

Boom! That’s the gist of it.

Music used in this video, “Royal” by Neon Beach, was purchased and licensed through my friends at Soundstripe (affiliate link). For 10% off a subscription use the code EVF at checkout.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, let’s stay in touch! If you want to receive an email whenever I come out with a new post / podcast / video / newsletter / etc. you can go here to signup. No spam. Ever. Just the good stuff 😀

– Josh

Show Used Clips In Premiere Pro

This tutorial teaches you how to show used clips (video, audio, music, title, .psd, etc.) in your Premiere Pro project and if so then where to find them in your sequence(s).

Recapping How to Show Used Clips in Premiere Pro

Open up the bin who’s clips you want to see if they’ve been used. In order to do this, first change the bin to icon view. If there’s a gray icon or no icon in the lower right corner of the clip it has not been used. If there’s a blue icon then the clip has been used.

Premiere Pro bin in icon view

Blue icon in the corner means it’s been used. Gray or no icon means it has not been used.

Click on the blue icon to reveal where it has been used. Lastly, click on the selection options that appear and as a result you’ll be taken to that point in the sequence. That’s it! Easy peasy.

Premiere Pro bin clicking blue icon to show where clip has been used

Click on the blue icon to show in what sequence(s) and where it was used.

Recommended Viewing: Copy and Paste in Premiere Pro

“Zipline Zebra” by Mikey Geiger was the music used in this video. It was purchased and licensed through my friends at Soundstripe (affiliate link).

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Do you want to stay in touch whenever I come out with a new post, podcast, video, newsletter, etc.? Go here to signup. No spam. Ever. Just the good stuff. 😀

– Josh

Fix Offline Title in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial explains how to fix an offline title in Avid Media Composer two different ways. If you have a title that is offline, there’s no need to worry. You can fix it in seconds. I show you how in this video.

Here’s a quick recap of the video that explains how to fix an offline title in Avid Media Composer:

Offline Title in Sequence — Method #1

  1. Place your time position indicator (the blue bar in the timeline) over top of the offline title.
  2. Go to the Clip menu at the top and select Re-create Title Media.
  3. Select the bin and resolution.
  4. Boom! You got yourself a title that’s now online.

Bonus Tip — Under the Timeline’s Fast Menu, select Clip Color and make sure Offline is checked. This will show you offline clips in red in your timeline.

Offline Title in Bin — Method #2

  1. Select offline title in the bin.
  2. Go to the Clip menu at the top and select Create Unrendered Title Media.
  3. Boom! You got yourself a title that’s now online.

Recommended Viewing: Title Tool Shortcuts Tutorial for Avid Media Composer

The music used in this video was “Paper Trail” by Travis Loafman. It was purchased and licensed through my friends at Soundstripe (affiliate link).

If you enjoyed this tutorial and want to stay in touch whenever I come out with a new post / podcast / video / newsletter / etc. you can go here to signup. No spam. Ever. Just the good stuff 😀

– Josh