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Shotcut Shake Effect Tutorial


Last Updated: 22-06-2022

Categories: Tutorial, Video Editing

Have you ever seen the screen shake for dramatic effect during the cinema, or on Netflix? This Shotcut shake effect tutorial shows you how to create an earthquake effect to level up your videos for your audience.

OK, so you’re not looking to make the next blockbuster, but you do want to keep your viewers attention. That’s where high-impact effects can help keep the viewer hooked for longer.

This quick and simple tutorial helps you create that effect. The video takes you through step-by-step. By the end of the lesson you will have a video clip with an earthquake effect.

PRO TIP: add a sound effect with it to create the best experience for your audience.

Shotcut Shake Effect Tutorial

For full details you will need to watch the video, but method one is outlined here for ease:

The screen will now shake for 1 second at the start of the clip. You can choose to repeat this method. Simply cut the clip into 1-second segments and repeat until you are happy with the shake effects length.

If this simple method does not work for you, because you cannot cut the clip (another effect is already applied) take a look at method 2 in the video. It describes how you can manually apply key frames to your project to create the same result. It is a much slower method – but does give you fine-grain control over the Shotcut shake effect.

If you are just starting out on YouTube and creating videos, then you should download our free Video Creator guide. It explains how to create high-performing YouTube videos for your channel. So many people do not follow this process, and wonder why they do not get views. Its probably because they are missing vital steps in the process. Don’t let that be you!