Adding Music & SFX
So let's just say I'm happy with this image. What I'm gonna do now is I wanna just jazz is up slightly. You guys obviously know the drone does not have a microphone. Did you guys know that early drone footage that I shot just had (helicopter sound) right, the whole time 'cause the GoPro was recording audio, right? So that was really annoying in the early days but now we don't even record audio. So to jazz this up we need uh, we need to give it some effects. So, I like to get sound effects. You can buy these on a website like Audio Jungle. There's tons of different websites, iStock, um. You can search for sound effects but what I'm gonna do is I want to add these kids at the beach and it says kids beach birds. I specifically found that clip. So I'm gonna drag and drop this in. I'm gonna play it. (indistinct chatter) (birds chirping) And it already sounds like its got a little more life, right? Just through that sound effect and you can spend hours trying to find the perfect sound effect...
, right? This is just kind of a quick demo but it's like, it feels like maybe they're all playing there. I might have to lower the audio a little bit but let's just let's just see 'cause there's one other thing I wanna do. I wanna bring in some waves that I, I downloaded as well. So I'm gonna bring in this wave clip. (mouse clicks) (indistinct chatter) (birds chirping) (waves crashing) You start to see how it starts to come together and it's now got a little bit more life to it. So from there what I might do is I might then go in and perfectly adjust the waves, perfectly adjust the kids playing, and try to get a nice balance. So ones not overpowering the other. But right away you can see that, Wow it like livens it and we didn't even add music if you think that's relevant. You can add in some music, right? So pretty cool, you'd add it just the same way. Now one cool thing is if you're wondering, you could always open up your your 4K clip and switch over to the effects and again this is a little advanced but you could set a key frame on scale and rotation and you could pretend a ya twist while zooming out on your 4K clip because your 4K clip is really big. Does that make sense? So it's a little cheater way you could do that. Let's just say "We love this, this is great, "this is the best thing we've ever made." I'm gonna go to File, I'll go to Export, Media. Wait for it to pop up somewhere. (mouse clicks) There we go. And, okay let's see if I can see this. Okay, so there's my screen. Generally what I do is I, I do a preset and if I'm gonna post it to Twitter or Vimeo, I go to this preset tab and I go and find where the Vimeo or the YouTube preset is and generally speaking um, if I just match it to my setting like I'm in a 1080 sequence. I would just like YouTube 1080. Generally this is uh, is pretty good. If I'm really worried about it though, I could go through and sorry my screens really small. I didn't even know if I can. I guess you guys can kind of see it. I might check on the render at maximum depth. I might change this to a constant bit rate. Variable bit rate means that the compression will change over time as the scene gets more complex. The constant bit rate means, doesn't matter if the scenes complex, it's gonna export out at constant bit rate, but you're gonna get a bigger file 'cause there's not much compression variety that's taking place and maybe change this target. Again these are kind of advanced things. And then maybe check, use maximum render quality and then click right here and export it out. That's generally how I'd approach this project. So I think that's a good quick little overview of showing how I might work in Adobe Premiere. How I take a clip, I try to jazz it up by doing a color correction then a little creative color edit on it and then I throw in some sound effects and then possibly music if it's relevant. So Kenna, do we have any questions over there from online?
So awesome. So much fun to see you do this. Any questions in the studio? Yes, please.
I was wondering how practical it is to pull stills out of the 4K.
Yeah, great. So, my personal experience is it's not that great. If it's just for social, you can get by but if I was in a, let's do Workspaces, (mouse clicks) Effects. Let me slide this over. (mouse clicks) Sorry I'm gonna go actually to my editing and I'm gonna take my 4K clip and I'm gonna put it in a new sequence that matches the settings. I just click on the 4K clip, drag it down to this New Sequence button, let go, and then makes the 4K sequence that matches exactly the settings of my clip. So let's say we're working in 4K. You're editing and you're like, "Oh my gosh, this looks awesome." What you could do is you can click this little camera button in Premiere and do an export right here and pick what you wanna export it out as. Let's just say JPEG, I'll throw it on my desktop, hit Okay. (mouse clicks) It's pretty descent, it'd be fine for a social. But, my experience is is it's not great past that. Yeah.
Great, thank you. Well Dirk, I would love to hear if you have final words for all the students at home who are perhaps just getting started with drone photography and video and um, what what your final words are and then also how how we can all follow you too?
Yeah so um, I'll switch over here to this. Again I'm Dirk Dallas. Thank you guys so much for joining me. It's a real honor that you'd spend your day with me and I really hope that you picked up on something a few things, that'd be even better. I hope that your walking away feeling maybe a little more confident in either flying or settings or even how the drone works. But please, check me out online. My personal user name is at dirka. So pretty easy to remember, dirk with an A at the end. My website is from where I drone dot com and if you are interested in downloading that the free Lightroom presets as well as my preflight checklist that's a PDF for you, go ahead and sign up for my newsletter and you'll get a download link right after you sign up. I wanna encourage all you guys. You're part of the family, you're here. You're interested in drones, just tag your stuff from where I drone, whether you post on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, whatever it is, YouTube, Vimeo, and that's how you join the community. It's literally as simple as that. There's no membership. I don't pick and choose. It's just people that are interested in the same thing, coming together, tagging our stuff, so we can find each other, and then please follow from where I drone. That's the account I use to post peoples work from the community. Feature them, highlight them, help get their work out there and introduce new people that maybe you'd don't know about and I just wanna say that there's a lot of stuff. I mean this class could be even longer. We could go even further in depth in a lot of things. If you feel like I maybe skipped over something or I said something but didn't really talk about it. Guys, Google is your friend. Check out stuff on Google, do research. What the drone rules do do diligence. I wanna encourage you guys to practice and remember to have fun. This is such a cool tool for you guys to explore your creativity to tell stories, to evoke feelings, provoke questions and really have fun with this, explore. Really this, this whole thing is still new. We're only a couple of years in to flying drones. There's not a whole lot of you know, exact science behind why we do what we do 'cause we're all just kinda figuring it out together. So that's, that's the beautiful thing. Finding community, fly with each other, find people on here and we can make this community even stronger. So thanks so much for joining me and I'll see you guys later.
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Confidently fly a drone
- Understand basic legal requirements
- Execute simple to intermediate drone maneuvers
- Adjust settings for aerial photography
- Simultaneously adjust the drone and the camera
- Use drones to capture a variety of still and video perspectives
- Edit aerial photography and aerial videography
ABOUT DIRK’S CLASS:
Sure, drone photography looks just like playing a video game, but controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle while simultaneously working a camera takes essential know-how and practiced skills. Take off with confidence and capture aerial photography and videography at angles you never thought possible. In this beginner's class, learn essentials like safe drone flight, essential photography settings, and basic post-processing.
Work with award-winning aerial photographer Dirk Dallas as you learn to control your drone. Whether your drone is collecting dust or you've just opened the box, this class provides the essentials to fall in love with drone photography and videography. From legal restrictions to selecting and operating a drone and accessories, this class covers all the basics of aerial photography with a drone.
Explore a drone's controls, then learn exercises to help hone your flight skills. Flag potential legal restrictions in the United States. Learn settings and tips for capturing great aerial photography, then incorporate motion with video. Finally, work in image processing and video editing to fine-tune your captures. Whether you want to capture aerial images for real estate, environmental studies, commercial advertising, independent movie production, land-use planning or simply creative photography, start flying with confidence.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- Any user new to drone flight
- Photographers looking to expand to aerial photography
- Videographers eager to add a new angle with drones
- Drone newbies that want to learn new moves and tricks
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
FAA licensed drone pilot Dirk Dallas uses drones to capture new angles in his commercial photography and filmmaking. Also a speaker and professor, Dirk is the founder of FromWhereIDrone.com and the host of the AdoramaTV series From Where I Drone With Dirk Dallas. Along with his creative work, he enjoys teaching and inspiring new drone pilots.