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Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene


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Video: Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene

Going from A to B. Transitions are a great way to get there, so let's learn how to do that. But first, what is a transition? Well, a transition could be a fade-in at the beginning of a movie or going from one scene to the next with a cross- dissolve, taking a part of one scene and the other scene and blending them together. It could also be stars taking you from one scene to the other with a starry night. So transitions are a lot of fun and really can help you tell your story. So in our story here we have the girl standing in the corner.
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  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 11m 10s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 45s
    2. An overview of the editing workflow
      4m 25s
  3. 14m 29s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 14s
    2. Importing media
      2m 9s
    3. Capturing media
      4m 24s
    4. Managing media
      2m 44s
    5. Missing media and correctly saving projects
      2m 58s
  4. 15m 35s
    1. Sceneline or Timeline?
      2m 25s
    2. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      2m 2s
    3. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Timeline
      3m 16s
    4. Modifying clips with the context menu
      4m 57s
    5. Rendering: What is the red bar?
      2m 55s
  5. 23m 18s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      2m 4s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      2m 43s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      4m 40s
    4. Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration
      6m 31s
    5. Splitting and moving clips
      2m 10s
    6. Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene
      5m 10s
  6. 30m 17s
    1. Applying effects to clips
      3m 29s
    2. The new Pan and Zoom tool
      1m 42s
    3. Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips, and creating picture-in-picture effects
      3m 35s
    4. Using the Tracker
      5m 26s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      3m 1s
    6. Videomerge and Green Screen
      3m 38s
    7. Creating and using effect presets
      4m 12s
    8. Making color adjustments using effects
      5m 14s
  7. 16m 38s
    1. Understanding animation
      5m 57s
    2. Animating video effects
      3m 30s
    3. Using keyframes with motion effects
      3m 4s
    4. Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline
      4m 7s
  8. 18m 44s
    1. Recording voiceovers and narration
      3m 25s
    2. Using SmartSound for great music soundtracks
      5m 39s
    3. Applying audio effects
      2m 48s
    4. Mixing audio with SmartMixer
      6m 52s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Creating and animating text
      9m 24s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      5m 31s
    3. Using style presets and templates
      2m 55s
  10. 9m 40s
    1. The Auto-Analyzer
      2m 36s
    2. InstantMovie and themes
      4m 5s
    3. Smart Trim
      2m 59s
  11. 10m 7s
    1. Creating your first DVD
      4m 17s
    2. Creating Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and web DVDs
      5m 50s
  12. 8m 58s
    1. Sharing your project to YouTube
      2m 36s
    2. Sharing your project to a video file
      4m 42s
    3. Sharing your project to a mobile device
      1m 40s
  13. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training
3h 0m Beginner Jan 31, 2012

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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training breaks down the editing workflow into bite-sized pieces, covering everything from setting up a project to exporting the final video to any format. Author David Basulto introduces the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Elements as well as the advanced features like picture-in-picture overlays and audio and visual effects.

Topics include:
  • Importing and capturing media
  • Relinking missing media
  • Arranging and deleting clips in the Sceneline and Timeline
  • Adjusting clip length
  • Splitting and moving clips
  • Applying transitions
  • Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips
  • Making color adjustments
  • Animating and working with keyframes
  • Recording voiceovers and narration
  • Creating lower thirds
  • Sharing projects: DVDs, Blu-ray, and the Web
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
David Basulto

Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene

Going from A to B. Transitions are a great way to get there, so let's learn how to do that. But first, what is a transition? Well, a transition could be a fade-in at the beginning of a movie or going from one scene to the next with a cross- dissolve, taking a part of one scene and the other scene and blending them together. It could also be stars taking you from one scene to the other with a starry night. So transitions are a lot of fun and really can help you tell your story. So in our story here we have the girl standing in the corner.

We have her right there, her coach says come in, and now she's dancing. So while this is all nice, I think transitions would make it a lot better. And lastly, what about when the interview comes in? It really doesn't pertain too much to the first three as part of the story, as part of the storyline, but not that little story right here. So I might want to fade to black and then fade in, because it's another instance that's going on here. So let's do this all together. We are going to start at the beginning when they're dancing. So to add a transition I go to Edit > Transitions, and in this dropdown menu I have got Video and Audio Transitions and Plus Member Only, and that's for people that are Plus Members with Adobe.

I can also click in here and type Search and look for a transition by name, if I know the exact name of it. So I have got Video Transition selected and if I look under them, I have got Cube Spins and Flip Overs, all kinds of dissolves, iris transitions where it'll go from one to the other, like in a circle, like in an iris of a lens, Bouncing Cubes, Box Explode. I mean it ships with a lot of transitions that can be a lot of fun. Here's one called Metallic Ice. So play with them, be as creative as you like.

Here is a Wave and a Zoom and a Roll and a Shake, lots of fun. But I don't think any of them pertain to our story. So I am just going to go kind of old school and just go into my Dip to Black. So I am going to select that, drag it down into my footage, the very beginning, and let go. Now if I press play here, it fades from black to them dancing. So I like that, and then I want this to cross-dissolve, going from A to B. So it's taking a little bit of this frame and a little bit of the next frame and blending it together, so I am going to take the cross-dissolve and drag it here in the middle and let go, and we will press play.

And now we dissolve nicely to the girl and she looks at her coach, and we're going to cross-dissolve again, and press play, and there she is, dancing. So it really enhances the story a lot. Now before I get into the interview, I might want to just dip to black and kind of put a bookend to this whole thing. So I am going to select that and put it right there in between the two pieces of footage and if I press play, it goes to that.

So let's just watch this whole thing from the beginning. It fades in, cross-dissolves, cross- dissolves again, and gets ready to fade out. So that's a nice little story. I think that's a great job if I do say so myself. But what if I wanted to make the intro a little more dramatic, like maybe it takes a long time to get going. So I can just click on the transition, which is this little arrow.

It's transitioning from one to the other. That's what the arrow means. I am going to double-click on that, and by doing that it brings up the effect in the Edit tab here. And your timeline might be showing or might not be showing, but we are going to have it showing. And what this is showing me here is that this is the transition right here. It's got a duration of one second. If I expand this a little bit, you can see it's going from A to B. But what if I want to make it a little longer? I can just go here, just like we moved footage in the Timeline, click and drag, go out a few more seconds, and now let go.

Let's come back to the Timeline here, press play, and it's a little longer. So as you see down here as well, if I press Command+Z to undo, it goes back to the area here that it started with. I am going to redo that because I like slow intro. And now if I want to go a little longer on the girl here, I can do that as well. So I might double-click there and on cross-dissolves, you have two sides.

So maybe I want to come in a little bit there and drag it a little bit more there. Once again, the icon shows you that, the in and the out, but what if I want to move the whole transition? I can see these black marks right here, and I can click and hold and drag the whole transition. So it's very, very customizable. And we will go back and press play, and there we go. So as you can see, transitions can enhance your scenes and make your movie look very professional.

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