It’s Music to my Field Trip

In October, my Honors Biology Seminar class went to Notre Dame to learn about baboons and parasites. Our seminar class has a main focus on diseases in baboons and how we can use our knowledge of them to cure diseases in humans.

While on the trip, Mr. McNulty, Josh, Adam, Evelyn, and Isabella (me) took video to document our time there. In the communication part of our class, we worked on creating a music video using Adobe Premiere Work Space from these videos.

There are several key steps to creating a music video that flows and pieces together seamlessly.

Step one: You will need to download all files you will want to use to your computer.

Step two: Using the image below, on the bottom left there is an area called the bin. this is where all the files you can upload are kept. You can select the music you want to use in your background here.

This is Adobe Premiere Work Space.

Step three: On the top left there is the viewer where you can mark in and mark out the selected piece of a video you want. You can make it as long as you need. Then drag and drop into the timeline located on the bottom right. You can drag out the item as long as you want it to go.

Step four: If you want a title page, go to the top white bar at the top and select “title”. Then type what you want as your title page. Do the same thing as before; drag, drop, and select the amount of time.

Step five: Repeat step 3 with each video you want to insert.

Step six: Put an end credit page the same way as the title page, but click “rolling”, and if you click enter repeatedly before and after the credits, it will roll across the screen.

Step seven: After viewing your finished video in the canvas (on the top right), you can then begin the export process. The export process I followed is below.

  • Move playhead (the red line with the yellow top located in the timeline) to what you want your thumbnail to be.
  • Make gray bar 5-6 seconds after the video. This isn’t required, but it can give viewers time to select their next video before YouTube auto selects for them.
  • Make sure nothing in the timeline is selected.
  • Go to File-Export-Media then select media.
  • Change the setting from AVI to H.264.
  • Change the setting from Android tablets to YouTube HD 1080p 29.97 frames
  • Change output name, make sure there are no spaces.
  • Create new folder and name it: EXPORT.
  • Open it and save to that folder.
  • Then click export
Screenshot 2017-12-06 at 11.23.53 PM
This is what my music video looks like after it was exported.

After making a video and following these steps, you can do with your video what you please. If you want, you can click the link to listen to and watch my music video!

Or you can watch below!

I hope this was an informative post and it can help you in the future.


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