You can download the source clips to follow along with tutorial from our Downloads page.
1 Import clips
Choose File>New Event. Label the event ‘Dream Event’. Choose File>New Movie. Label the movie ‘Daydream’. Click Import and Shift+click to select our source clips. Click Import Selected.
2 Show Skimmer Info
Go to View>Show Skimmer Info. You can now move the cursor over an imported clip and its name will pop up. Double-click to select Shot01. Click the ‘+’ icon to add it to the Timeline.
3 Add ripple transition
Add Shot02 to the timeline. Go to the Content Library panel and click on Transitions. Drag the Ripple transition between Shot01 and Shot02. By default the transition runs for 1.0 seconds.
4 Create longer transitions
Double-click on the transition icon. Set Duration to 2.0 seconds. Click Apply. In the warning window, click OK to shorten the two clips while increasing the transition’s duration.
5 Add dream clips
Click back on the Dream Event. Select and add Shot03, Shot04 and Shot05 to the Timeline to complete the dream sequence. Drag the Zoom slider to see all the clips in the Timeline.
6 Add video effect
Click on Shot02. Click the Adjust icon above the viewer. Click the Video and Audio effects icon. Click the Video Effect drop-down menu. Click to apply the Romantic preset effect to the clip.
7 Copy and paste
Click on the clip that features the Romantic effect. Choose Edit>Copy. Now click on the other daydream clips in turn and choose Edit>Paste Adjustments>Video Effect.
8 End the sequence
Double-click to select Shot06 and click the ‘+’ icon to place it at the end of the Timeline. Add another 2.0 second Ripple transition to end the daydream sequence back to return to reality.
9 Add music
Click the Sound Effects browser and go to the Jingles folder. Drag Watercolor Long into the Timeline. Drag the fade-in icon to make the music begin during the first transition.
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