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Arranging the clips

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Video: Arranging the clips

For this movie I'm going to be using the Arranging project in the Chapter 13 folder of your Exercise Files or you can just basically continue on from where we left off in the last movie. What we're going to be doing here is adding the video clips to our project. Now they are two schools of thought here, two different ways to do this. A lot of times in the manual for Premiere Elements you'll hear them say something like select all the video clips and just drag and drop them into your Sceneline or Timeline, and while that does work, there is another method there. If you drag and drop all of your clips here, let's say we do that.

Arranging the clips

For this movie I'm going to be using the Arranging project in the Chapter 13 folder of your Exercise Files or you can just basically continue on from where we left off in the last movie. What we're going to be doing here is adding the video clips to our project. Now they are two schools of thought here, two different ways to do this. A lot of times in the manual for Premiere Elements you'll hear them say something like select all the video clips and just drag and drop them into your Sceneline or Timeline, and while that does work, there is another method there. If you drag and drop all of your clips here, let's say we do that.

I am just going to click the top one and big strum.avi and hold the Shift key and click strumming.avi, and if I drag-and-drop them into my Sceneline, they all come in there and from here we can drag and click and drag to rearrange these as necessary. However, there is another way to do it that I actually prefer. So I'm going to hit Ctrl+A. What that's going to do is going to select all of my clips. You see they all now have a blue highlight after using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+A. I am going to hit the Delete key on my keyboard basically to get rid of those clips there.

Another way to add clips to your project is to simply add the clips that you need from the Project View as you know that you need them. In other words, I know for example that the pan up clip is first. So as soon as adding something like 10 clips to my project and then scrolling and scrolling and scrolling until I find the pan up clip and then dragging it all the way back to the beginning, I could just simply click on pan up.avi, drag and drop. Now again, you can use whatever method you feel most comfortable with, this is just my personal preference.

And we scroll back up here in the Project View. The next clip is big strum.avi, there we're going to get a little confident face, and then as we scroll down here, we are going to get a little rocking out-front 2. Scrolling back up here, we're going to bring in game screen, then we're going to go neck zoom and we are going to rocking out-side.

And as far as we're going to get with this project, now there are a few of these clips that we did not use and the biggest portion of each of these clips we won't be using. We'll be trimming these a lot later on in this chapter. So feel free to not only use the clips that we did not use, but to reuse the clips that we're using in different parts of the movie. So some of this project is going to be very formal, in other words I'm going to tell you, OK, do this for this time and do this for this clip and whatever, but the rest of the project is going to be up to you, what you want to do.

There is going to be some room for you to create and kind of add on to what I'm doing here. But this is the basic order in which we want the clips that we're going to be using here. Next, we're going to add a very important element. We are going to add some audio and then we're also going to add some markers so we know how and when to edit. That's coming up in the next movie.

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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

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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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