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Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements

Digital distribution options


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Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements

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Today there are a lot of different ways to share and distribute your video. Before we get into the specific techniques, I wanted to do an overview of some of the variables and things to consider to make the decision of how to distribute. Some of the variables are: Who is your audience? Why are they coming to see this? What is their demographic makeup? How will they likely watch their video? Will it be on their computer screen? On a portable or mobile device? Or is your audience really dedicated to the television screen? How will your audience find your video? Will they search for it online? Will they be buying it in a store? All of these things will affect what choices you make for distribution.

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Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements
1h 31m Appropriate for all Mar 15, 2012

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This course shows beginning filmmakers how to make a short documentary from footage they have already shot, and walks them from the editing process in Adobe Premiere Elements through uploading a finished movie to platforms like Vimeo or YouTube. Author and producer Jason Osder explains how the footage was shot along the way, illuminating why particular angles were chosen and how the subject matter influences the editing process. The course also covers trimming, editing to music, and adding a title and graphics, and the final chapters result in a polished, color-corrected movie with properly mixed dialog and music.

Topics include:
  • Importing and evaluating footage
  • Planning the edit
  • Marking and adding clips to the timeline
  • Creating cover shots with video tracks
  • Trimming clips
  • Adding and refining transitions
  • Adding a title and a lower third
  • Incorporating still images
  • Setting audio levels
  • Creating a DVD
  • Posting to YouTube
Subjects:
Video Video Editing Projects
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Jason Osder

Digital distribution options

Today there are a lot of different ways to share and distribute your video. Before we get into the specific techniques, I wanted to do an overview of some of the variables and things to consider to make the decision of how to distribute. Some of the variables are: Who is your audience? Why are they coming to see this? What is their demographic makeup? How will they likely watch their video? Will it be on their computer screen? On a portable or mobile device? Or is your audience really dedicated to the television screen? How will your audience find your video? Will they search for it online? Will they be buying it in a store? All of these things will affect what choices you make for distribution.

So what are some of the popular choices? You can go disc-based, for instance, DVD and Blu-ray. Some of the advantages are you don't have any bandwidth issues, these are robust standards, and you can send people DVDs and Blu-rays with a fairly high confidence that it will work on their machine. And they will be watching their television screen and sitting on their couch, not glued to their computer screen. Web services like YouTube, Vimeo--even Facebook I would consider one of these-- are advantages because they're online, but there is a good standard in place and you have a high degree of confidence that people don't need a plug-in or anything like that to watch your YouTube video.

Also, these services really address the point about finding the video. Each one of these is not just a platform for making the video live, but in fact helps users search and find videos. Last you have a self-hosted web site. This is a server you control on your own and add video files to it, link to them, or embed them in pages, much like you do with images on the web. Now that we have an overview of some of the possibilities and why we might choose one over another, let's look at some specific techniques.

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