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Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot

Lesson 6 from: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Abba Shapiro

Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot

Lesson 6 from: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Abba Shapiro

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Lesson Info

6. Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview

07:25
2

Understanding Editing: Overview

25:25
3

Understanding Editing: Video Examples

25:07
4

Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow

16:38
5

Tour The Interface: Project Panel

12:28
6

Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot

07:18
7

Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over

10:31
8

Tour The Interface: Video Tracks

05:26
9

Tour The Interface: Edit Markers

08:46
10

Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning

21:46
11

Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media

25:01
12

Building a Rough Cut: The Edit

30:51
13

Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points

13:43
14

Refining Your Edit: Preparation

10:30
15

Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts

25:19
16

Refining Your Edit: Using Markers

16:32
17

Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts

15:57
18

Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit

05:05
19

Working with Audio: Overview

17:43
20

Working with Audio: Levels

13:37
21

Working with Audio: Music

10:01
22

Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing

14:51
23

Transitions: Overview

13:44
24

Transitions: Effect Controls

09:32
25

Filters & Effects: Overview

18:06
26

Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters

22:18
27

Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview

09:41
28

Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images

26:57
29

Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture

10:57
30

Motion & Animation: Motion Effects

17:08
31

Titling & Graphics: Overview

27:12
32

Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools

11:03
33

Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects

08:02
34

Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop

12:17
35

Speed Changes: Overview

21:12
36

Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds

06:24
37

Color Correction: Overview

07:39
38

Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes

11:32
39

Color Correction: Contrast

21:37
40

Color Correction: Advanced Tools

15:13
41

Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip

07:46
42

Finishing: Prepping for Output

14:54
43

Finishing: QC Edit Points

24:56
44

Sharing & Exporting: Overview

29:06
45

Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality

24:47
46

Ingesting Media:

28:40
47

Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing

31:16
48

Media Management & Archiving

26:10
49

Multi-Camera Editing: Overview

14:26
50

Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence

20:05
51

Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras

15:31
52

Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing

12:38
53

Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies

18:04
54

Creating Timelapses: Editing Images

14:21
55

Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies

18:47
56

Creating Timelapses: Animation

05:59
57

Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline

22:36
58

Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions

07:58
59

Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts

12:00
60

Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks

21:15
61

Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices

31:56
62

Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story

23:50
63

Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer

18:00
64

Special Tools: Morph Cut

06:56
65

Special Tools: Green Screen

20:17

Lesson Info

Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot

To kind of, get a sense of this whole interface, let me go ahead and open up one of my video images. And, I'm gonna just arbitrarily click on one, to bring it in. And, of course, there we have our lovely host, Kenna, there we go. And, she's talking to some folks who have come to the event. And, I actually really like this shot, because, as I'm going through my footage, I'm in my head going, "What's the best shot for me to use in my show?" "What are the best shots?" "What works for me?" "What story am I trying to tell?" And, as I look through this, it's like, this was all about people coming and building community at Creative Live. And, I wanna have people interacting, I wanna have people smiling and laughing. And I want those moments. I don't need 20 seconds of folks talking, I need four seconds of two people interacting; because, you immediately, when you see this shot, even as a still, you react. Okay, yes, they're interacting, but I have to find the right frame, so it's not like, yo...

u know, both people reacting. But, I have that shot, and as a matter of fact, let me go ahead and show you how I would look at this. There's lots of ways to look at a clip; keyboard shortcuts, space bar, I'm gonna just grab this little play head, move it back and forth, and I'm gonna say, "Ah, that's a nice shot, it's a little bit, um... I don't know if I want to start with that, let me take a look at what we have here." This is more fun. You know, I have a really good laugh going on here. And so, what I wanna do, is I wanna actually choose what part of the clip that I wanna put into my show. If we look here in the interface, and it's hard to see, I'm gonna zoom in in a moment, on the left side is actually the time of day, or how far into the clip we are from zero. So, in this case, this camera recorded time of day. I'm guessing, it says 18:20, it was about six o'clock at night, six-twenty at night, but what's more important is the right side, and that is the duration of this media, of this clip. It's 18 seconds long. Very rarely do you want to put a clip in that's 18 seconds, unless there's a reason for it; like an interview, or an event that's happening, or the need to see the entire, you know, play of the guy running 103 yards to the touchdown. And then realizing that he wasn't even playing football, and nobody was applauding. Okay, so it's a childhood problem I had, (audience giggles) I'm sorry but I had... No, but this clip is 18 seconds, I don't want all 18 seconds, I probably want just that moment. And that might be three or four, so I'm gonna mark where I want it to start, and where I want it to end. An in-point, and an out-point. And to do that, I could simply go over here, there's a lot of buttons that I can use to play, stop, rewind. Marking in-points and out-points is what you wanna do. There's buttons for that. You'll notice that a keyboard's shortcut pops up. In, if you can see, it says "I" for "In", next to the outpoint would be "O". So I'll clip that, and now we've ignored everything before this frame. And then I can go through and say, "Oh, camera's a little crazy there, I wanna get... I thought I saw a nice little smile. There we go, that's the action I want." So, I've already marked in-point, I've changed my mind. Guess what? If I mark another in-point, it replaces the old one. Non-destructive, and then I'll let it play a little bit, there's good, nice little action, got the hands going. "O", out-point, what I want you to see is, this clip is now two seconds long. I don't need the other 16 seconds. And now I'm ready to bring this into my show, I can simply grab it, and throw it in. I want to show you a couple of things. If I grab it and drag it, okay, one must be able to grab first. If it's the first clip, and this is a preference that you can change, we're not gonna go into this in the hour we have. It says, "Do you want me to convert the sequence, to match the exact perimeters of the clip?" There are times you wanna do that, but we wanna keep everything locked at this 1080p flavor, because, I might have footage that's diverse. I might have some Go-Pro footage that's 4k. And I might have some footage that somebody shot on their phone that's 720p, all these different sizes. I don't want things, you know, I don't wanna bring my first clip in, and find out now that I now have a 720 timeline, and all my other footage is big, and I'm compromising the size. So, I'm gonna, at this point, say keep existing settings. I've created my sequence for a specific reason. And, it puts it in, it's very, very, very, very small, because it's only two seconds, and I'm probably seeing, if we look over here, I'm seeing ten minutes of video. Zoom-in, zoom-out, the plus and minus keys in the upper right-hand side of your keyboard, right above equals and below the dash, are the underscore. If I hit plus, it lets me zoom in, I can see more of my clip, that's the two seconds, so we're basically focusing in. If I hold down the shift key and hit plus, I can actually see a little icon. So, that's a little bit of a navigational, we go much deeper into it in the rest of the course. So, I have my first clip there, it's a video-only clip, So, we're good to go, there is no audio associated with this. And I get an idea, and if I wanna play it, I can sit and go, and play that clip. So, here's our interface again. Organized our source material, everything we want to play it with. I can continually bring media in to our show, and populate this. It's not like, "Oh, I can only do it once." I can go back and say, "Oh, I need to use the Media Manager, and find some new footage." Or, "I just downloaded some stock music, I wanna use that." So, that's where everything is organized. This is your preview monitor, it's called the source panel. As you saw, this is where I chose what part of the clip I wanted to use, by marking in-and-out points. I bring that into my sequence, which is now I'm building my story, this is a graphical representation of my story. This window here, the program monitor, is what your viewer sees. This is like your on-air monitor. So, this is like in the Control Room, and your decisions, and this is what your viewer sees. And, as you play this, this updates. So, this is a graphical representation of this. And, you'll see, multiple video tracks, and multiple audio tracks. If you have come from a Photoshop background, you are familiar with layers. It's the same thing. If I wanted to, put a cutaway, or B roll, is the term, in this, I might put it on the track above, and that will be seen instead of what's below it. If I put a title up there, it might have some transparency, you can still see what's below it through the transparent part, but then you can see the title. And that's where you start stacking stuff. Audio, well of course with audio, you might have voiceover, you might have natural sound, you might have music. So, you can see, you start building multiple layers of audio. As opposed to video, which you can only see from top-down, audio, you hear simultaneously. So, we'll be working a little bit with that, as we go through. But, it gives you an idea of how to cut a show.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Abba Shapiro's Work File Information
Building a Rough Cut - Project Files
Refining Your Edit - Project File
Working with Audio Project File
Motion Effects - Project Files
Titling and Graphics - Project Files
Speed Changes - Project Files
Color Correction - Project Files
Finishing - Project Files
Multi-Camera Editing - Project Files (Large Download - 3.25GB)
Creating Timelapses - Project Files (Large Download - 1.25GB)
Thinking Like An Editor - Project Files
Special Tools - Project Files

Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey
 

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student
 

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)

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