Getting Started

It’s important that you keep this in the back of your mind as you go: You don’t need to know how to do everything in order to make great videos. In any software, there will be far more tools than you may ever come close to using.

First things is first. If you haven’t done so yet, you need to download and install Lightworks – it is free for both Mac and PCs (though there is a paid version with more features), and is what we will teach in this course.

(Lightworks is a free trial, and after seven days you have to register to keep it free. That’s it. You do not have to upgrade. So far I have received no correspondence from them, so don’t worry about them trying hard to upsell you.)

Head here to download Lightworks.

Install Lightworks demo:

Once you have Lightworks installed, open it up and watch the video to learn how to create a new project and import files for your video.

Creating your first project

Project files:

I am providing you these same two video files I used in the demo – so you can recreate it exactly as I did it. Click here to download them and use for this project.

Once you have videos dragged on to your timeline, it is time to learn how to export your video and upload it to Youtube.

Exporting your video and uploading it to Youtube

And that is all I am going to make you do for Module 1. To get access to Module 2, I need you to send me a link to the video you made, and then I will approve you to move onto the next lessons

BONUS: Here are three places that I go online to find music I can use in videos. Go check them out and download a few tracks you like and you can use them later. I tell you how to search for different styles of music, and what to look for if you need to give credit to the artist who made the music track. If you download and use a track that requires attribution, take note of who the artist is so you can give them credit.

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