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If you're a Premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Now once you've copied the Exercise Files folder to your hard drive, let's open the folder and see how our projects are laid out. You should notice there's a folder for each individual chapter, and within each chapter I have project files that correspond to the videos of that chapter. Now not every video has a project file, but the majority of them do and you'll find them within each chapter folder.
It's important to understand that this footage folder at the bottom contains files that the After Effects projects will be referencing. So don't move these files around. Make sure they stay in their corresponding folder. Now some of these footage files were created in external applications but that's okay because these are all things that are integrated into the After Effects projects. If you are a monthly member or annual member of lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
So let's get started.
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