Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
Illustration by Don Barnett

Applying Movie Themes


From:

Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Start your free trial now, and begin learning software, business and creative skills—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

Start Your Free Trial Now

Video: Applying Movie Themes

In this we're going to talk about how to apply Movie Themes. If you like to follow along I'm using the Applying Themes project in the chapter 10 folder. And we're not only going to talk about how to apply themes, which is basically you just click a button. We're also going to browse through some of them, so you get an idea of really what's out there. So to look through those, let's go over to the Tasks panel and click on the Themes button. Now first there is a scene that is really that much available, but if we click on this dropdown menu at the left, that says entertainment by default, we see all the different categories of Movie Themes.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 11m 15s
    1. Welcome
      2m 23s
    2. What is Premiere Elements?
      2m 28s
    3. Why use Premiere Elements?
      1m 58s
    4. How to use the exercise files
      2m 40s
    5. About the video in this course
      1m 46s
  2. 33m 50s
    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 21s
    6. Adding a soundtrack
      3m 11s
    7. Applying a Movie Theme
      3m 54s
    8. Adding a title
      3m 23s
    9. Sharing the final movie
      2m 12s
  3. 37m 30s
    1. Tips for installing Premiere Elements
      1m 43s
    2. About the Welcome screen
      1m 32s
    3. Tips for creating new projects
      2m 40s
    4. Getting familiar with the interface
      5m 8s
    5. Getting video from camera to computer
      4m 26s
    6. Capturing stop motion footage
      2m 10s
    7. Importing media
      4m 36s
    8. Opening vs. importing
      1m 59s
    9. Using the Organizer
      3m 18s
    10. Working with the Project view
      3m 39s
    11. Finding missing footage
      2m 55s
    12. Fixing mistakes
      1m 43s
    13. Using the Help options
      1m 41s
  4. 53m 48s
    1. Introduction to editing video
      2m 21s
    2. When should we cut?
      2m 13s
    3. About the Sceneline and the Timeline
      1m 41s
    4. Navigating in time
      7m 33s
    5. Trimming video in the Sceneline
      4m 8s
    6. Trimming video in the Timeline
      1m 4s
    7. Splitting a clip
      3m 40s
    8. Rearranging the order of clips
      3m 13s
    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 6s
    1. What are transitions?
      2m 31s
    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 31s
    1. What are effects?
      4m 4s
    2. Adjusting brightness and color
      7m 4s
    3. Chad's favorite effects
      8m 22s
    4. Giving clips an “old film” look
      2m 45s
    5. Stabilizing footage
      4m 28s
    6. Customizing effects settings
      5m 27s
    7. Making lightning shoot from your hand
      6m 21s
  7. 32m 26s
    1. The importance of audio
      2m 9s
    2. Working with audio
      4m 1s
    3. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 9s
    4. Automatically detecting musical beats
      4m 54s
    5. Unlinking audio and video
      5m 17s
    6. Using a consistent audio source
      3m 41s
    7. Recording narration
      1m 37s
    8. Applying audio effects
      5m 38s
  8. 18m 57s
    1. Understanding animation concepts
      2m 23s
    2. Creating keyframes for fixed effects
      8m 2s
    3. Animating effects
      4m 38s
    4. Fine-tuning animations
      3m 54s
  9. 28m 51s
    1. Using the titling tools
      10m 46s
    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 11s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. What are Movie Themes?
      4m 33s
    2. Applying Movie Themes
      5m 25s
    3. Customizing Movie Themes
      2m 7s
  11. 20m 37s
    1. Adding DVD chapter markers
      5m 25s
    2. Creating DVD menus
      5m 10s
    3. Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray
      3m 13s
    4. Exporting to YouTube
      2m 7s
    5. Exporting to iPhones, iPods, Zunes, cell phones, and other devices
      2m 13s
    6. Exporting to a file on your computer
      2m 29s
  12. 11m 39s
    1. Tips for shooting good video
      2m 52s
    2. Getting a second hard drive
      1m 31s
    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 52s
    1. About the final project
      1m 53s
    2. Importing and setting up the project
      2m 15s
    3. Arranging the clips
      3m 1s
    4. Adding audio and markers
      3m 59s
    5. Intermediate video editing
      13m 4s
    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 44s
    10. Exporting and posting to YouTube
      3m 15s
  14. 1m 48s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 48s

please wait ...
Watch the Online Video Course Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
6h 9m Beginner Apr 25, 2008

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

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

Applying Movie Themes

In this we're going to talk about how to apply Movie Themes. If you like to follow along I'm using the Applying Themes project in the chapter 10 folder. And we're not only going to talk about how to apply themes, which is basically you just click a button. We're also going to browse through some of them, so you get an idea of really what's out there. So to look through those, let's go over to the Tasks panel and click on the Themes button. Now first there is a scene that is really that much available, but if we click on this dropdown menu at the left, that says entertainment by default, we see all the different categories of Movie Themes.

Usually there is only one or two Movie Themes in each category, but they are such wide span of genres of Movie Themes here, you are bound to find something that you like. One of the best features of this is that you don't actually have to apply the Movie Theme to see all the features of that theme. So let's say for example here at the entertainment, there is this performance star theme and it looks just like a regular rectangular black box, it doesn't look very exciting at all. However, if I hold my mouse over the thumbnail here, we'll actually get a preview of this Movie Theme without even having to apply it.

Before I do that let me explain what we're going to see here when we preview it. We're going to preview the intro movie that it's going to add for us, and then we're going to see a welcome movie on top of that and then we're going to see some stock footage. There stock footage is birds as well, like what I have, which is interesting. And we're going to see what your footage will look like with this Movie Theme applied. In this case it was going to be an overlay of like a crowd and people rocking out and so like that, so let's checkout the preview of this Movie Theme. OK, if you need to initialize too, sometimes you can click on it just to warm it up and put your mouse over it.

OK, so those parrots that we were just seeing, those are basically what your movies would look like, your clips would look like with the overlay of the crowd rocking out at the bottom. Now one might argue that if you have footage of parrots, then do not use the performance star Movie Theme, maybe there are some kind of a rock and roll parrots, but typically, we want to have a theme that goes with the theme of your movie. But anyways, you get the idea of how cool this is. It's a really well done intro and then there is a title screen that you can customize and then there are overlays on your videos.

There are also custom transitions and effects applied; all that kind of stuff. So let's go and browse through a few more of these. There is the ever popular wedding for example. Actually, it's like the travels, we'll go to travel first then we'll go on to wedding.

So you see the corny transitions and cool stuff going on with those Movie Themes, it's a good time. Let's look at the wedding real quick, as wedding stuffs are always very popular. That's what here we have the outdoor wedding theme, we don't need to preview that. There are memories -- there was a few of the memories, family memories and memory box and there is of course, birthday party and there are movies, so in case you're creating like a film and if you have a new baby, there is a baby theme, which is really cute. So as you can see here, some really cute stuff going on.

So I'm going to go back to this performance star just because its absolutely ridiculous to have rock and roll birds and I don't want try it. So what we got to do first is, click on the Movie Theme to select it and then click apply to apply it to your project. Once you do that, it says, all user applied effects shall be replaced or removed, because anything that you have going on so far, any additional effects, like if you had a lens flare or a blur or whatever applied to your footage, it's going to completely replace and remove everything and subplant it with what's in the Movie Theme.

In this case I don't have anything applied, so yes, that's absolutely what we want, click OK and after a minute you can see now our project is very much different. We have the intro movie that we saw a little bit earlier, we could skim through that and now we're seeing the lights and all that kind of stuff from the theme. Very cool looking stuff. Then we have the movie title which we can go in and edit later. We talked about how to do this in the last chapter and then we have the footage of the bird. There is a rock and roll lens flare and all sorts of cool stuff going on in this footage as well.

There are closing credits with the stage lights and all of that. So it's really all that is to apply a super sweet Movie Theme to your project. Just search for it in the themes area and select it, making sure that there is a blue highlight around it. Then click the apply button and that's all that is to applying Movie Themes. Now what about those time when maybe you just want the intro, or maybe you just want the transitions, or whatever, you just want to take bits and pieces, you don't want to completely take over your entire project, well, that's what we're going to talk about in the next movie, how to customize these Movie Themes.

There are currently no FAQs about Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

* Estimated file size

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.