I’m Connor, here with the Movavi Vlog: your go to channel for creating cool videos.
And today we have something very fun and exciting for musicians and vocalists!
Have you ever seen videos like these by Jacob Collier or Pomplamoose
and thought “woah…
I want to release a video like that by myself or with my band buuut…
I have no idea how to edit something like that!”?
Well, on today’s episode, we are going to dive headfirst into the basics of Multi Screen
Editing a video to your recorded music.
The first time I saw a video of Jacob Collier recording his jazzy renditions of classic
songs I was blown away.
Not just by his brilliant music theory, but also how cool it was that he showed himself
performing the song the whole way through in one frame.
For this episode the Movavi Vlog team’s prepared its own!
We’ve chosen to cover Attention by Charlie Puth.
His music video has gained 874 million views and this song and was charting on Billboard
for 40 straight weeks.
Our video is going to be an attempt to recreate this song with the materials we have!
Want to see how it turned out?
Keep watching and I promise to guide you through the whole process.
There are plenty of ways to accomplish a multi screen video like this but we are gonna show
you probably the easiest one.
You may just want to use a guitar and a mic.
Some people may want to use just a bass and drums.
But we wanted to show you a bunch of different instruments you can incorporate into your
We are going to be using a Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII as our interface… yeah
that probably sounds as complex as Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen, but he was number one
and so is this interface...
We also have a keyboard we’ll use for MIDI instruments, a drum pad, bass, electric guitar,
and these bad boys *shakes shaker*.
We thought we would have fun making this video while teaching you how to do your own in the
So this is mutually beneficial ;)
You’re also gonna need a place to record and edit your music called a Digital Audio
Workstation also known as a DAW or D-A-W as some chonies call it.
I’ll be using Logic X as my DAW.
Along with your DAW you will also need a video editing software.
I’m going to use Movavi Video Editor Plus.
This episode won’t be about the audio recording process itself, but will instruct you in how
to properly shoot the recording process and how to edit it into an amazing multi-screen
The best way to record yourself is to record to a metronome.
Unless you have perfect pitch and perfect timing like Collier or Puth, you’re gonna
want that metronome in order to stay in time with each aspect of the song.
The video and audio will all be recorded at the same time, instrument by instrument.
At the end we will turn all of the recordings into one audio file, called a bounce, and
then we will match the audio from the video to the single bounce in Movavi Video Editor.
The audio has added effects to liven up the vibe of the song and give it a little bit
more of our personality.
The way we’ve done this is to play along with this track when we record.
It’s always fun to adlib if you’ve got the chops, but for today’s sake we wanted
Here is our plan:
Just like shooting a short film, you’ll need to plan out your video shot by shot so
that you know where each clip will fit on the screen.
Make an outline of how you want your video to look and make an outline of the instruments
you will be using and where in the song.
It’s also much easier to edit the video if each instrument is recorded from start
to finish instead of recording clips that you’ll have to crop and position again.
Map out the timestamps in your DAW or on paper so that you know where to insert each instrument.
This will also help you match up the audio quickly.
Record video on your camera and audio in your DAW at the same time.
If you are able to record the audio into your camera that is fantastic!
So we just played the instruments through speakers and used our camera’s built-in
mic as another way to match up audio quickly.
But not for the vocals!
DON’T DO THAT!
Record the videos of each instrument in terms of how you will be cropping them.
Here’s how we did it: The sampled drums were shot from above.
The bass was shot from the front.
We wanted to have some energy hit ya from Roma’s stage presence.
The guitar was very similar to the bass.
The keys were shot like the sampled drums And the vocals were centered with the vocalist
Bounce down the song as a .wav or .mp3 file and import it into Movavi Video Editor.
Upload a background that you would like to use in your video Before you add any of your
To keep everything organized, it’s best to create new video tracks for each instrument.
Reference your timestamps or the waveforms of each file while importing your video clips.
It may be best to do one instrument at a time.
Once they are all on your timeline, you’ll be able to place them in better time by using
your ear or matching these waveforms.
And we’ll do the same with the rest of the instruments.
Once the videos are in time, go to a section where all of the instruments and vocals are
Crop them accordingly.
Besides the main vocal, which will stay consistent, you can cut each clip at the point where they
no longer are playing.
Leaving blank sections of the screen is definitely okay.
There you have it.
You’ve just edited your first multi screen video and I’m sure it looks great!
Drop us a link to your own version and we’ll check it out.
I just wanna thank you for taking the time to watch this.
If you have any questions on anything we’ve worked on today, feel free to ask us in the
comment section below and we’ll do our best to answer you as quick as possible.
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you have any ideas for other videos you want us to work on in the future.
Have a good one!
We’ll see you soon.