Creating a Freeze Frame

While producing your video, you may find yourself in a situation where you want to add a freeze frame.  In my case, I wanted to create a freeze frame and place a title on it as well.

First, open your project in Adobe Premiere Pro.  You should already have an idea of where you would like to place your freeze frame.

  1. Find the selected clip within your sequence where you want to place your freeze frame. Use the razor tool to cut the frame you would like to freeze apart from the rest of the clip.
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2. Find the end point of the frame you’re freezing on and use the razor tool to make another cut.

3. Move the part of the clip that comes after the frame you just separated and move it down so you can isolate and see your freeze frame.

4. Right click on your isolated frame. Choose “Frame Hold” from the menu that appears.


5. Another dialogue box will appear. Check the box next to “Hold On.” This means that the freeze will hold on the beginning of the frame. You can also choose to hold the freeze on the end of the frame by choosing “Out Point” from the drop-down box in the same dialogue box.

Image6. From here, you can choose how long you would like your freeze frame to last for by dragging the edge of the clip to the right.


Now you can continue tacking on bits of your video to the end of the freeze frame. In my case, I wanted to add a title onto the freeze frame. To do this, create a title as you would to place it over moving frames. Drag the created title down onto your freeze frame and adjust to the length of your freeze frame.

You can see how I used my freeze frame in the video below:

Increasing/Decreasing the speed of a clip

There is a lot of running in my video portrait, and to make it more fun, I wanted to know how to speed up and slow down video. I didn’t notice this effect in any of the other tutorials, so I decided to figure out how to do it myself. It is actually a very simple process. I will explain the process using screenshots. If you have any questions about how to use the effect, please feel free to ask me in class tomorrow.

1) Step one is to choose the clip that you want to speed up or slow down. You can select the clip by dragging it to your timeline and then highlighting it. You will know the correct clip is highlighted when it turns a gray color (like the clip highlighted in the picture below).


2) Step two is to click the “Clip” tab in the top bar. Next, select “Speed/Duration”. As pictured below.


3) The next box that appears will hep you speed up or slow down your clip. The box should look like the one in the picture below.


4) Keeping the speed at 100% will maintain the actual speed of the clip. If you would like to make your clip faster, increase the percent. Your clip will be 3 times as fast if you choose 300%. If you would like to slow down your clip, decrease the percent. Your clip was be half as fast if you decrease the percentage to 50%.

5) The audio pitch will automatically become higher if you speed up, and slower if you slow the clip down. To stop this from happening, select the “Maintain Audio Pitch” box.

6) If you reverse the speed, then the clip will play backwards.

Hope this helps!