Download - Day 4 Editing

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Intro to Editing

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Recap Yesterday

•  Victories

•  Lessons

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Getting Started

1. Copying footage from the camera to an external hard drive. Back up in another location.

2. Create these folders on your drive:

1. Video 2. Photo 3. Audio 4. Project Files 5. Graphics 6. Scratch Disk 7. Exports

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Getting Started: Premiere Pro •  Create New Project.

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Getting Started: Premiere Pro

•  Set Location and Scratch Disks to external drive. •  Scratch disks will usually be saved to the same spot as your project


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Getting Started: Making A Sequence

•  A sequence is the timeline of your movie where you will arrange all the clips.

•  Choose the correct sequence preset.

•  Name the sequence.

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Getting Started: Creating Your Folders Within Premiere •  Create these bins:

o  Video §  b-roll §  interviews

o  Audio o  Graphics o  Sequences

Project Panel:

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Getting Started: Importing Footage

•  File: Import o  OR

o Find the files on your computers and drag and drop into the correct bin.

•  Categorize in correct bin

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Getting Started: Premiere Pro Interface •  Adjust the interface throughout the project. •  Flexible panels that are completely resizable and mobile •  Panel that is selected is indicated by the orange border. •  Keyboard shortcut: ~ key makes any panel full screen

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Getting Started: Premiere Pro Interface •  Source Monitor

o  Where you can preview files before you put them in your timeline.

o  This is where you choose which parts of the clip you want to insert into your video. 

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•  ‘select’ – The part of a clip that you choose to put in the timeline.

•  The best part of a clip.

•  Why make selects? – There may be shaky moments in a video clip or the

clip is too long.

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Getting Started: Source Monitor

•   To select a portion of your clip to insert into your timeline, drag the current time indicator to that moment, then click "Set In Point" or press i on the keyboard

. •  Press the space bar to play from

that point. When you've gotten to the point where you want the clip to end, press space bar again and then press "Set out point" or O to set your out point.

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Getting Started: Source Monitor •  To insert the shortened clip you have just designated, drag the clip

into the timeline OR press the comma key OR press 'insert clip' button.

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Getting Started: Timeline

•  Once your clip is in your timeline, press + to zoom in or - to zoom out. •  Timeline is where you assemble your video- arranging your clips in


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•  Video tracks are above the middle line

•  Audio tracks are below the middle line

•  Whichever video clip is vertically highest will show.

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Layering Clips in the Timeline

•  If you stack a clip on a higher track than another clip, it will visually cover it up. o  This is how you will overlay b-roll on top of your interviews.

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•  You use multiple sequences to organize the different categories of footage you have.

•  For example, one sequence for your interview selects and another for your b-roll selects.

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Getting Started: Timeline •  In order to see the image that each clip represents, toggle the

arrowhead next to 'video 1' •  Each track is adjustable in size.

Collapsed Video track 2

Expanded Video track 2

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Getting Started: Program Monitor

•  Program Monitor is where you can preview what your assembled video in the timeline is looking like.  o  It will only show you clips that are in the timeline.

•  The program monitor will display the video for wherever your current time indicator is.

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Getting Started: Arranging Clips

•  In the timeline, to rearrange clips, you can't just pick up a clip and drag it to where you want to put it.

•  It will do an "overlay edit" in which it overs up the other clips.

•  You have to move clips out of the way.

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Practice making b-roll selects

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Interview Selects

•  Insert the entire interview into a sequence.

•  Press C to turn the cursor into a cutting tool.

•  Press V to return to the normal cursor.

•  To delete a clip, select the clip with the arrow cursor and press delete.

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Interview Selects

•  Delete any part of the interview where you are asking questions or where the person isn’t saying anything of value to the story.

•  Delete the gaps by clicking on the gap and pressing delete.

•  At the end, you will have a seamless sequence of the best parts of the interview.

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5 minutes

•  Practice making interview selects.

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Review ?s

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Create interview and b-roll selects for all of your footage-

including the photos.

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Categorize the Interview Selects

•  Create a set of sequences for the story arch. – Beginning, middle and end – for starters

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Categorizing Footage

•  Create a new sequence by pressing command n (on mac) and control n (on PC). Call it ‘putting it together.’

•  Create separate sequences for each major part of the story arch.

•  For example, “problem” “AHA moments” “impact”

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Copying & Pasting

•  Go through interviews and copy and paste each of the interview selects into the appropriate category.

•  Copy = command C, control C

•  Paste = command V, control V

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Putting It Together

•  Start building the audio structure for your video by copying, clip by clip, the parts of the interview you want to use from your categorized sequences and pasting them into the putting it together sequence.

•  Re-order and shorten the clips until you have a solid story structure.

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Putting It Together

•  Re-order and shorten the interview clips until you have a solid story structure.

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Add B-roll

•  Look through your ‘b-roll selects’ sequence and choose the b-roll and photos that you want to include in your video.

•  Copy those clips into your ‘putting it together’ sequence.

•  To select the track that the clip will be pasted onto, click on the track name so that it turns a lighter gray.

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Laying B-roll

•  Re-arrange the b-roll above the story structure so that the images appropriately depict what the subject is describing.

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•  Once you have clips on multiple videos tracks, playback will become jumpy.

•  In order to fix this, you must render.

•  Rendering is a process by which Premiere generates an accurate preview of how all the visual and audio elements are working together.

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•  To render, press ‘enter’ or press ‘sequence’>’render work area’

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Getting Started: Applying Visual Transitions •  Get from one clip to the next

o  Often the best transition is just a cut •  Open effects panel (if you don't see it, go to 'Window', 'Effects') •  Open the Visual Transitions                                         folder 

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Applying Visual Transitions •  Open Dissolve folder •  Drag the desired transition onto the beginning/end of the clip in the

timeline. •  Some transitions can also be placed on 2 clips so they dissolve into

one another. •  Drag the edge of the purple transition indicator to shorten or

lengthen the transition effect. 

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Applying Visual Transitions

•  Cross Dissolve o  One video clip blending into the next o  Use at beginning of video and the end.

•  Additive Dissolve o  Flashes white/bright

•  Dip to Black o  Goes to black

•  Dip to White o  Goes to White

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Applying Audio Transitions

•  Go to the ‘Audio Transitions’ folder under ‘Effects.’

•  Click, drag & drop ‘Constant Power’ effect onto the beginning or end of an audio clip.

•  Adjust the purple effect indicator to determine the length of the transition.

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Adding Music

•  Adding music to your video will help you as you refine the flow of the video.

  •  Drag the music clip that you want from your

hard drive into the project panel. •  Drag the music clip into the Audio 2 track or

lower. •  Adjust the ‘yellow rubberband’ up and down to

control the audio levels.

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Work on Your Videos until the End

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