Working with a Stock Music Library
In this lesson, you will add free audio clips from a stock music library to your YouTube video. Because you use a Mac computer, you automatically have iMovie with their hundreds of free music and sound effect audio clips that you can add to your video.
Suppose you like a music clip that you have already inserted from iMovie to another of your videos. You simply right click on the music clip and select “rename clip”. You will see the name of the clip. Exit that menu and drag the same clip from iMovie.
For other sources of free music, go to whoismatt.com.
Free Music for YouTube videos
YouTube has tens of thousands of music clips you can add to your YouTube videos at no charge. For more information, go to this page.
1. After all sixteen mini videos have been inserted into World Gurning Championship, you will be adding the script and music. Make sure that file has been published to YouTube.
2. Before you even use the stock music library, you should add voice to your video.
To start doing that, make sure record audio from is checked and built-in microphone is selected on the black ScreenFlow menu.
3. With ScreenFlow recording World Gurning Championship from YouTube, get someone to read all of the text as it comes up on the screen.
4. Look at this image of the sound waves that show up in your ScreenFlow timeline. Notice the red dots indicating that the speaker has spoken too loudly.
ScreenFlow can very simply eliminate these red dots. Your black and white mini video will likely have a different speaker from the rest of the video. In all likelihood that speaker will speak either louder or quieter than the main speaker. ScreenFlow can also equalize the sound intensities of different speakers.
5. Your narrator will begin reading all of the text that shows up in the video. If they slur their words, they simply read it again without missing a beat. You will be picking out the individual sound waves and pasting them into the correct location later.
6. Slide the entire audio timeline over to the right. Then move the scrubber to the first place where you see text within the video timeline.
7. Go to the place in the audio timeline where that text was read out. Using your split clip feature, isolate those waves in which the text was read. Select that clip and press Cmd C to copy it into your clipboard.
8. Move the scrubber back to the place on the video timeline with the text. Click Edit > Paste to insert the sound clip below the text on the video timeline.
9. Keep doing that until all of your audio clips have been pasted into the right place.
10. You will notice that many of the waves have red on the ends. That means that the narrator was so loud that his voice could end up being a bit garbled.
11. To remedy this, select ALL of the small audio clips.
12. Then select audio properties, check “smooth volume levels” and click on “add audio action”.
13. You will notice that all of the red marks have disappeared.