5 Adobe Premiere TRANSITIONS Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 Tutorial

One thing I have been complemented on a lot as of late is my use of transitions in my YouTube videos. I have seen a lot of people create transition packs and videos and I wanted to enter that realm and create a way that you can use transitions in your own videos in very efficient ways. A lot of those methods require you to merge clips and create Nested Sequences and can mess up your workflow if you need to go back and make changes.

 

(Please note, some of the GIFs below look all sorts of ugly because I only know how to export them via Photoshop to loop like this and be under 20MB, if you know a better way feel free to let me know, but for the purpose of just simply showing the transitions, the colors don't matter.)

 

Transition #1/2

The first transition is a swipe, I have these combined because one is left to right and the other right to left. The effect of this swipe is to act as it there is a camera operator swiping the camera from one side to the other.

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Transition #3

This one is my favorite, it gives a bit of a glitch effect without any RGB Split. The effect is created by rolling the screen over itself, so by forcing the screen to roll over more times than there are frames in the transition, it looks like a really effective glitch.

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Transition #4

This one is kind of nestolgic for me. Back in the day I always used the CC Lens effect from Adobe After Effects. This transition gives the effects of the screen and frame rolling off the sides, similar to how a light directly in front of you rolls off your face, then before you know it you are taken into the next shot.

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Transition #5

The zooming effects are pretty popular these days among editors. A lot of them create the effects by scaling down and mirroring the frame so it gives the effect of being taken into the next shot. I was able to create this effect to zoom in and then back out without needing to replicate the screen, a more authentic looking transition in my opinion.

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I hope these will be beneficial to you in your videos and I encourage everyone who uses these to send me the videos you feature them in so I can see! If you did watch the video, which i highly suggest you do, you will notice how I use them in my own videos and how effective they can be.

 

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Increase Your Social Media Traffic Using Instagram Stories

Increase Your Social Media Traffic Using Instagram Stories

 

As Instagram rolls out newer features, I am finding amazing ways to use them to my advantage. One feature, although not one of the newest, is the ability to create stories with links. While yes this feature is only for users with 10,000 followers or more (currently), anybody can use stories and their newer feature within stories, Highlights, to their advantage to drive traffic to not only their business or website, but any content they would create.

Snapchat has been under a lot of fire lately with their recent updates and a lot of users are switching to Instagram for their photo sharing needs. While it seems like one is always trying to become the other, Instagram stories remain an amazing way to create traffic to your work.

As you see in the video, I hop into Photoshop to create this image:

I was able to use a Chrome Extension to capture the entire blog post and save it as an image to be edited further into what you see above.  I like to keep these posts in a vertical portrait mode and in a 9:16 format, as most phones (iPhones more specifically) are in a 9:16 screen format.

Using this method, I was able to convert ~10% of my story viewers to my blog post, which contains links to my YouTube Channel, and other social media outlets, which can lead to numerous other benefits for your platforms.

For those who cannot post links in their stories, you can use your Photoshopping Skills to create the image to redirect to another place, be it the link in your bio, or alike. You can then make Highlights of these stories so they are always on your profile and as your audience grows, by nature, so will clicks on the highlight.

I hope this was insightful for everyone and I can start seeing you all utilize every social media platform to enhance your experience online. Feel free to check out the video linked above, I made a pretty slick cinematic for your viewing pleasures and I would appreciate any eyes on it I can grab.

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Social Media Links:

 

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Instagram: https://goo.gl/9Isn5X
Website: https://goo.gl/geQ6g8
Twitch: https://goo.gl/S1zStc

 

GFUEL Sour Cherry Release

GFUEL Energy Sour Cherry NEW Flavor

Today marks the release of the NEW GFUEL Energy flavor, Sour Cherry! In the video above, you can see my first reaction taste test to the flavor. I found it quite amazing! It is a lot more in your face than most GFUEL flavors, without being too much. People who are fans of sour flavors will find this perfect for your taste buds. It doesn't make you pucker up like a Warheads might, but you can absolutely tell there is a sour tone to it. I after recording the video added an extra half of a scoop to my shaker (I had too much water) and really fell in love with the flavor even more! Now I am going to say, I know how Cherry flavors can become a little 'cough syrup-y' but know this, GFUEL's Sour Cherry Flavor does not come close in any regard to tasting like a nasty cough syrup. I allowed my parents to try the flavor as well, my mother said hands down this is her new favorite flavor and took a shaker full to work with her today, and my father (who to me claims every fruity flavor tastes like cough syrup) never once brought that up and enjoyed it as well (he doesn't typically like fruity flavors).

Feel free to try this flavor at 10% off with codes DIDS (mine) or GAMERGIRL (my Fiancees) at THIS LINKFeel free to let me know how you like the flavor in the comments here, on the YouTube video shown above, or on my Twitter

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Here are some photos I took for the release:

What's in my Camera Bag?! 2018

I get asked a lot about what equipment I use on my professional shoots. I took the time today to showcase everything I keep in my MAIN camera bag (I explain my backup bags in the video above). In this blog I will be going through everything from the video, with a short explanation as to why I keep it in my bag as well as an amazon link if you want to get said item for yourself! 

 

Selens 168 LED Dimmable Ultra High Power Light: [http://amzn.to/2Eqwwrb]

This light is the most versatile way to shine light on any subject, be it a model, a product, or if you even need a little background fill light.  The color temperature is a little green, but it isn't anything that cant be fixed in post.

 

Neewer NW-670 TTL Flash Speedlite: [http://amzn.to/2BLXtFa]

My flash of choice, this flash works with both my Canon and Sony camera bodies and even works with wireless receivers that I own for it as well. While there are more powerful flashes on the market, this flash provides everything I need in a cheap, reliable package.

 

Memory Card Carrying Case: [http://amzn.to/2BLoWGW]

Every professional needs to keep multiple SD Cards and this carrying case works, it is not the one shown in the video, but I also own this one and it is available for Amazon Prime users, so this one will also work.

 

67MM Altura Photo Professional Photography Filter Kit (UV, CPL Polarizer, Neutral Density ND4) : [http://amzn.to/2C3k7ob]

Filters can provide so many benefits to your photos and videos when used properly, this is a great kit for 67mm thread lens.

 

Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip: [http://amzn.to/2EnfSsL]

This battery grip allows the A7Rii the ability to use two batteries and create a much more comfortable grip when shooting portrait style photos.

 

NP FW50 RAVPower Camera Battery Charger Set: [http://amzn.to/2C2zH3f]

This charger works for the A7Rii series of batteries and allows for charging two batteries at the same time through a micro USB cable which can be charged from any form of USB charging (even portable)!

 

Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter Lens Adapter (Sigma Canon EF-Mount Lenses to Sony E Cameras): [http://amzn.to/2GWeNqg]

For anyone who wants to convert their Canon lens to the Sony architecture, this device works near flawlessly and provides a seamless transition from one camera body to the next. 

 

Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens: [http://amzn.to/2C2B9md]

Easily the lens I use the most. The f/1.4 create a stunning depth of field and I feel 35mm is one of the most used/easy to use focal lengths. The colors that this lens produces are amazing.

 

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM: [http://amzn.to/2C2OyL2]

One of the greatest zoom lens out there, 24-70 provides the most versatile focal length for any situation you might find yourself in. Being at an f/2.8 allows for some great bokeh for any shot you take as well.

 

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM: [http://amzn.to/2C2tQuQ]

The most commonly used Telephoto Focal Length Zoom Lens, as I mentioned in a previous review, you absolutely do not need to buy the more expensive f/2.8 model with the Image Stabilization. This version of the lens will do everything you need it to!

 

Movo VXR10 Universal Video Microphone with Shock Mount: [http://amzn.to/2FXNqe1]

For those who need a cheap vlogging microphone on the go, this mic does the job. It also somes with a 'dead cat' (wind filter) that reduces the harsh cut of wind noise very well.

 

Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera: [http://amzn.to/2C4geyZ]

Full review to come, but this camera body does it all. 42 megapixel photos, 4k/30 video, in body stabilization, this camera can do it all. By far my favorite!

 

Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens: [http://amzn.to/2C3KKJo]

My go to vlogging lens, the ability to use this lens for great focus tracking during my vlogs without any noise from the lens focusing system helps my videos look and feel so much more professional. This is even ironically one of the cheapest lens I own too!

 

So there you have it. My latest and greatest equipment all in one convenient place for you to see. I hope this provided you with some positive insight to how I go about my workflow and cannot wait to hear your feedback in the comments!

 

Have an amazing day and until next time, I will see you on the internet!

Dids