Hello again fellow Shotcutters,
AJ here with another Made with Shotcut video. I’m still excited about Sting returning to the squared circle so I threw down some more vocal work on Dave Oliver’s 2011 entrance theme “Slay Me.” For this one, I created four comps. I feel like making comps is the BEST workflow when working in Shotcut but let me know if you agree or disagree. I’m using stock footage for the glitch and scanlines. I’m also taking advantage of Shotcut’s RGB Shift, Glitch, Size, Position, and Rotate. I am also using Camera Shake for emphasis on some of the lyrics/text. Kudos to @jonray for the revealing text effect. I’ll put a link below so you can check out his tutorial.
If any of you fellow Shotcutters have questions about Shotcut or want to collab on future YT projects - feel free to say “Hi.” Thanks for watching. Keep on Shotcutting and stay safe!
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Hi @AVENUENIGHTS I can’t say I’m a huge fan of this kind of videos, but I am very impressed by all the work you put into yours. They look very professional. I’d be curious to see your timeline
What are comps ? I have a feeling it’s short for compositions, but what do you mean exactly ?
Thanks! Heavy music and pro wrestling is what I do. I know it’s not for everyone and I’m okay with that. Shotcut allows me to make something look professional very quickly. I have some time tomorrow and I would be happy to bump this thread with screenshots of my timeline. Yes comps are short for compositions. Basically, I create multiple projects then I put them all together.
@MusicalBox First, I create a mockup in Photoshop. The mockup serves as a graphic blueprint for what direction I wish to visually achieve in the final video. Currently, Shotcut doesn’t support the option to move Tracks up or down so the mockup will serve as Track hierarchy.
For this video, I collaborated with another YouTuber named E G G. He made a Joker Sting custom titantron which I am using as the primary video for this project. The green screen represents his work.
Once I am happy with the mockup, I save out each individual graphic as a .png and import them into the Shotcut playlist. It’s important to save your graphic elements as .png if you are going to be using transparency.
Here is my playlist and timeline for the Slay Me Comp 01.
Since I can’t move tracks up or down in Shotcut - I think of Tracks in my project like making a Krabby Patty. The bottom bun in this case would be the audio. The filling (meat, onions, pickles, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and condiments) would be the primary video by E G G, the cutouts of Sting, my scanline overlays, glitch overlays, and audio waveform.
Here is a breakdown of my timeline to show you my track setup. Audio in Shotcut always stays at the bottom of each project so that’s easy for me to remember.
Let me know if you have any other questions or need me to break down any other parts of my workflow. Happy Shotcutting!
Thanks for this demonstration and for the infos @AVENUENIGHTS.
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