Introduction to Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro

In this 3 hour, hands on workshop, participants will learn how to start a project, manage media and employ basic tools and strategies to edit like a pro. Well, almost. Here’s the rundown.

ICE BREAKER: Editing Sequence Exercise.

Sequencing ImageCC

Break into groups. Each group arranges the cards in any order to tell a visual story.

THE RESULT: Demonstrates that editing is the arrangement of images. The order you put the images in shapes the story you are telling. There are any number of ways to arrange the same images. FUN!

INTRODUCTION TO EDITING

Before you start consider…

  • What is the story you are trying to tell?
  • Who is your audience?
  • Think of flow, rhythm, tempo. Editing is like writing music.
  • Be prepared to “kill your darlings” – you will almost certainly need to cut away things you love for the sake of the bigger project.
  • Shorter/tighter is most often better
  1.   GET STARTED: Best practices for Creating a NEW PROJECT        

TIP: Be Organized

  • Create a New Folder on Desktop
  • Consolidate all media (footage, images, music, documents – use sub folders for each)
  • Open Premiere Pro – Create NEW PROJECT – confim “Scratch Disk” location
  • Use your Bins: Basics for Importing and organizing media (footage)
  • Creating a NEW SEQUENCE
  1.  GET CUTTING 

*TIP: Save Often

  • Basic project layout
  • Basic tools and functions – Where they are
    • Blade and Hand
    • Transitions
    • Effects
    • Titles

Get started

  • Bringing media into your TIMELINE
  • Understanding Video and Audio Tracks
  • Difference between selecting media from SOURCE or on the TIMELINE
  • Duplicate, duplicate duplicate
  1.   GET IT OUT THE DOOR
  •      Basics of Exporting (codecs, file types, compression, render queue, etc)
    • Quicktime, H.264-mp4

RESOURCES:

VIDEO: Common Examples of Cuts and Transitions

Premiere Pro editing Cheat Sheets: Premiere Pro Beginners Guide

 

Teaching and Learning Development Grant – Infographic Process

Hello everyone! My name is Tara mcFarlane & I am the Administrative Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD). One of the main responsibilities I have is to coordinate and facilitate the Teaching and Learning Development Grants program (http://www.sfu.ca/tlgrants). My idea for a project was to come up with an infographic that could be used independently or within a presentation/website to give a quick and clear overview of the Teaching and Learning Development Grant process from the view of a potential grant applicant/recipient. Continue reading “Teaching and Learning Development Grant – Infographic Process”

EMP Fall 2015 pics

EMP Fall 2015 Cohort
The Fall 2015 EMP cohort album

The Fall 2015 EMP session is underway! We had a fantastic intro  yesterday, and a few photos are posted to our flickr site to document the occasion.  (see gallery above) The static page we will be posting resources and updates to is at http://edmedia.tlc.sfu.ca/emp/ .

We are looking forward to getting a new batch of SFU faculty launched on their journey as next level media creators, see you on thursday!