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Animating effects


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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Video: Animating effects

Now we're going to look at animating effects. Now, the good news is again, that this will be familiar to you. We are going to animate effects, specifically a Lens Flare, in the same way that we animated Fixed Effects in the last movie. If you would like to follow along, I'm using the Animating Effects project, found in the Chapter 8 Folder. Now you want to make sure that the starfield.movie project is selected. Go over to Effects, do a search for Lens or Lens Flare to find the Lens Flare effect, or just scroll down until you find it.
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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

Animating effects

Now we're going to look at animating effects. Now, the good news is again, that this will be familiar to you. We are going to animate effects, specifically a Lens Flare, in the same way that we animated Fixed Effects in the last movie. If you would like to follow along, I'm using the Animating Effects project, found in the Chapter 8 Folder. Now you want to make sure that the starfield.movie project is selected. Go over to Effects, do a search for Lens or Lens Flare to find the Lens Flare effect, or just scroll down until you find it.

Then drag and drop it onto the starfield footage. What we're going to do here is we're going to make this Lens Flare look like its coming out of the rocket's exhaust. So you might be asking, well, why don't we apply it to the Rocket layer then? That's a very good question. Well if we were to apply it to the Rocket layer, if I went to the Timeline, selected the Rocket layer, and we applied the Lens Flare to the Rocket layer, you see what's happening is it's shrinking, it's fitting entirely inside the layer; it's not going outside of the rocket.

So in order for this effect to look really cool, we got to have a glare outside of where the fire trail is on the rocket. So I'm going to hit Ctrl+Z to undo that, and let's hit the Home key to back up. Just so things look a little bit less cluttered, I am going to go back over to the Sceneline. Now, what we need to do is go and click on the Edit Effects button so we could edit the effects applied to the starfield. However, right now we have the Rocket Layer selected from the Timeline, so just click on the background to select the starfield movie.

Now, again, we want to make sure that we're at frame 0 here, and we want to make sure that our flare center is about where the tail end of the rocket will be. We can't exactly see it, but we can make a pretty good educated guess. I am going to increase the Y value, and move this over to the left, and that's probably about where it should be. I think I'm going to take down the Brightness a little bit, and I'm going to change the type of lens to 35mm Prime.

Once I have that set, I'm ready to click the stopwatch to tell Premiere Elements, remember these values at this particular time. Then I'm going to move in time to where my rocket is, it's basically at the end of the animation here, and then I'm going to move the flare center back over to where my rocket is, right about there, maybe a little lower. Now if I hit the Home key and preview this, Lens Flare should be pretty close.

Looks like we might need to back up just a little bit, maybe you'll hit the right arrow key a few times, just so that when the rocket first comes on screen, or at least the rocket exhaust, we could make sure that those are synced up a little bit more closely. Maybe we might want to turn down the Flare Brightness just a little bit. Get that exactly right in the position there. I preview this back here, it follows it along. Look at that. Pretty cool. Now if you want to get really sassy with this, which you may want to get sassy, what we can do is randomize this Flare Brightness.

So maybe at this frame, that's good, but then if we move to this frame, it gets a little bit brighter, then maybe we can hit the right arrow key a few times, and then take the Flare Brightness down, and then move in time and move it up. Basically so we're just creating this flicker effect, so we are just alternating using the right arrow keys to move in time and then changing the value, which is going to give, again, this flicker effect as this lens flare is getting brighter and darker and brighter and darker really quickly. Again, it's going to add some cool animation to our project here.

I don't need to complete this entire thing, you'll get the idea here. To rewind, hit the Home key, hit the Spacebar to preview it, and look at that thing. Huh, that's some coolness right there. Starts flickering. You could see where we stopped, because it just looks all boring, really static, but at the beginning when it's flickering, it's much more believable and realistic. That's just a cool effect. So as you can see the way that we animate the Lens Flare effect, or any other effect in Premiere Elements for that matter, is the same exact way we animate anything else.

We click the stopwatch, we move in time, we change the value. Now, in the next movie I'm going to give you a brief window into intermediate and advanced Premiere Elements as we talk about really fine-tuning and tweaking animations.

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