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In this movie, I'm going to be using the project 07 Titles in the Chapter 02 folder of the exercise files. And of course we're going to be talking about titles, how to add them and also how to adjust the ones that we find in let's says Movie Themes that we've looked at in the last movie. Now as we'll see in Chapter 09, titles get awfully complicated. There is all sorts of banners that you can add, you could add credits, you can add images, you could add styles and all sorts of really interesting, innovative things you can do with iitles. In this movie, we're just going to cover the basics. First let's talk about adjusting titles that are already there.
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  1. 11m 20s
    1. Welcome
      2m 22s
    2. What is Premiere Elements?
      2m 30s
    3. Why use Premiere Elements?
      2m 0s
    4. How to use the exercise files
      2m 40s
    5. About the video in this course
      1m 48s
  2. 33m 52s
    1. The basic Premiere Elements workflow
      5m 5s
    2. Importing video footage
      4m 13s
    3. Working with clips
      4m 19s
    4. Editing a movie
      2m 12s
    5. Adding transitions and effects
      5m 22s
    6. Adding a soundtrack
      3m 11s
    7. Applying a Movie Theme
      3m 54s
    8. Adding a title
      3m 24s
    9. Sharing the final movie
      2m 12s
  3. 37m 37s
    1. Tips for installing Premiere Elements
      1m 44s
    2. About the Welcome screen
      1m 32s
    3. Tips for creating new projects
      2m 41s
    4. Getting familiar with the interface
      5m 8s
    5. Getting video from camera to computer
      4m 27s
    6. Capturing stop motion footage
      2m 10s
    7. Importing media
      4m 36s
    8. Opening vs. importing
      2m 0s
    9. Using the Organizer
      3m 18s
    10. Working with the Project view
      3m 40s
    11. Finding missing footage
      2m 55s
    12. Fixing mistakes
      1m 44s
    13. Using the Help options
      1m 42s
  4. 53m 52s
    1. Introduction to editing video
      2m 22s
    2. When should we cut?
      2m 13s
    3. About the Sceneline and the Timeline
      1m 41s
    4. Navigating in time
      7m 34s
    5. Trimming video in the Sceneline
      4m 8s
    6. Trimming video in the Timeline
      1m 4s
    7. Splitting a clip
      3m 41s
    8. Rearranging the order of clips
      3m 14s
    9. Previewing a video
      1m 50s
    10. Making slow motion and fast motion clips
      4m 15s
    11. Playing a clip backward
      1m 7s
    12. Freezing a frame of video
      3m 6s
    13. Creating a temporary pause
      3m 1s
    14. Moving and transforming clips
      8m 10s
    15. Using markers to work faster
      6m 26s
  5. 18m 7s
    1. What are transitions?
      2m 32s
    2. Basic transitions
      6m 16s
    3. Customizing transitions
      4m 41s
    4. “One-sided” transitions
      2m 43s
    5. Important rules about transitions
      1m 55s
  6. 38m 35s
    1. What are effects?
      4m 4s
    2. Adjusting brightness and color
      7m 5s
    3. Chad's favorite effects
      8m 22s
    4. Giving clips an “old film” look
      2m 46s
    5. Stabilizing footage
      4m 29s
    6. Customizing effects settings
      5m 27s
    7. Making lightning shoot from your hand
      6m 22s
  7. 32m 28s
    1. The importance of audio
      2m 9s
    2. Working with audio
      4m 1s
    3. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 10s
    4. Automatically detecting musical beats
      4m 54s
    5. Unlinking audio and video
      5m 18s
    6. Using a consistent audio source
      3m 41s
    7. Recording narration
      1m 37s
    8. Applying audio effects
      5m 38s
  8. 19m 0s
    1. Understanding animation concepts
      2m 24s
    2. Creating keyframes for fixed effects
      8m 3s
    3. Animating effects
      4m 38s
    4. Fine-tuning animations
      3m 55s
  9. 28m 53s
    1. Using the titling tools
      10m 47s
    2. Animating credits
      6m 3s
    3. Creating titles using templates
      2m 56s
    4. Using the included free content
      3m 55s
    5. Making a slide show
      5m 12s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. What are Movie Themes?
      4m 33s
    2. Applying Movie Themes
      5m 25s
    3. Customizing Movie Themes
      2m 7s
  11. 20m 42s
    1. Adding DVD chapter markers
      5m 26s
    2. Creating DVD menus
      5m 11s
    3. Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray
      3m 14s
    4. Exporting to YouTube
      2m 7s
    5. Exporting to iPhones, iPods, Zunes, cell phones, and other devices
      2m 14s
    6. Exporting to a file on your computer
      2m 30s
  12. 11m 40s
    1. Tips for shooting good video
      2m 52s
    2. Getting a second hard drive
      1m 32s
    3. What camera should you buy?
      1m 46s
    4. Different types of camera storage
      3m 22s
    5. Optical vs. digital zoom
      2m 8s
  13. 49m 56s
    1. About the final project
      1m 54s
    2. Importing and setting up the project
      2m 16s
    3. Arranging the clips
      3m 1s
    4. Adding audio and markers
      3m 59s
    5. Intermediate video editing
      13m 5s
    6. Creating transitions and overlays
      7m 24s
    7. Changing colors with effects
      5m 50s
    8. Applying a Movie Theme
      6m 27s
    9. Personalizing the titles
      2m 45s
    10. Exporting and posting to YouTube
      3m 15s
  14. 1m 48s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 48s

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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
6h 9m Beginner Apr 25, 2008

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Digital video is a medium that is now available to almost everyone. It can be captured on anything from a mobile phone to a high-definition camera, and published anywhere from YouTube to Blu-ray discs. In Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explores all the video editing capabilities of Premiere Elements 4. Chad starts with a real-world sample project, then covers techniques for importing and editing video; and adding effects, transitions, and animation. He concludes with a final project incorporating all the steps, including exporting and posting. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Purchasing a video camera and shooting video Capturing and importing video and audio Editing video in the simplified (Sceneline) and traditional (Timeline) interfaces Making titles and slideshows Mixing audio tracks, recording narration, and applying audio effects Creating animation and applying special effects Sharing videos on YouTube, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and iPods
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Chad Perkins

Adding a title

In this movie, I'm going to be using the project 07 Titles in the Chapter 02 folder of the exercise files. And of course we're going to be talking about titles, how to add them and also how to adjust the ones that we find in let's says Movie Themes that we've looked at in the last movie. Now as we'll see in Chapter 09, titles get awfully complicated. There is all sorts of banners that you can add, you could add credits, you can add images, you could add styles and all sorts of really interesting, innovative things you can do with iitles. In this movie, we're just going to cover the basics. First let's talk about adjusting titles that are already there.

For that I'm going to go to the second movie that we applied, this is from the Movie Theme that we applied. And I'm just going to go over to where it says Trip Title and I'm going to click to select it and then I'm going to double click on the text to access the title editing features of Premiere Elements. From here, this function is a lot like Microsoft Word or some other word editing program. If we put our cursor here, we're going to make a new title. See up how there is brackets around the cursor? But as I move my cursor close to existing titles then that bracket disappears. And that's what I want. I want those brackets to go away and if I click in this text area with those brackets gone, it will edit existing text and that's exactly what I want to do here.

So I'm going to click at the end. I am going to hit the backspace key to backup a little bit and I'm going to type in 'trip' and then we hit the Enter key, 'to dolphins.' Then what am I going to is just hit this Selection tool, so I can come back here and select my text and move it into place. And now as I click away from this to deselect that, this looks much better. Of course, we can come in here and center that again a little bit and do some more tweaking and fiddling. But now since you get the idea that we could come in here and just click or double click the text to get access to the text editing features of Premiere and then fiddle around with it.

If we wanted to we could change the font, we could change the size and change the style, all sorts of stuff. Now if we want to create text on our own, we need to add extra step. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click on the first clip, the intro that was added by the Movie Themes in the last segment, I'm just going to click this little T button, Add default text. That will add some text that just says Add Text and it's already highlighted so I could just say whatever I want to type, I'll just type 'Chad's movie' and again I select the Selection tool, click on the yext again, so I can move the text as an entire box and I can move it into position.

Now it's a little bit big for my taste. So I'm going to come over here to the Type area and I'm going to click on this number right here and if I want to, I could click once and manually type in the number of the size of the font that I want. I don't really know fonts that good. I can't really say, well this needs a 53 as opposed to a 68. So what I'm going to do is just click on this number, click and hold the mouse down and drag to the left to resize this text so that it's a little bit smaller. I could also quickly click on one of the styles to change the style to a different font, different characters, different text styles and colors and all sorts of fun stuff.

I think I'm going to go with this one right here and maybe bring up the size just a tad. And so there we have it. We have a customized movie with a cool Movie Theme. We have our own custom titles, we have awesome transitions and effects and all sorts of great stuff going on and we did it in just a matter of minutes. The final step coming up in the next movie is to now export this and send this and share this with others.

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