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When you're editing your project you may have several different types of video footage, several audio files, Photoshop files, pictures. The list goes on and on. It's highly important to keep all of that organized, and that's something that I really like to drill home. So in this project file I have my dancing folder with all the dancing media. If I double-click, you'll see it all in there. But I really want to call this videos or video assets or whatever you feel comfortable with. So I'm going to click here on the New Folder icon, and I'm just going to call this videos, because I may also have audio files or Photoshop files, et cetera, as I discussed.
So now that I've got my video file, I'm just going to click on this and drag it in. And now it's all in there, so I click on the List view here and do the down arrow, and once again here are all my files. And something that I should talk about briefly is that when you see this icon here and click and hold, you can drag Premiere to your liking, just to give you a little more room to see what you're doing. So here's all my footage, neatly tucked away in a hierarchy that I can find later on.
And anytime I want to add a new folder, for example if I'm here and I have this selected and I click a new folder, it's going to make a folder within that dancing folder. So this folder may say Selects, which are selected footage that I'm going to use out of this folder. I can also go back to the video folder itself, and click on the new folder icon. And this folder I might call b roll, which is extra footage that I just shot randomly that I want to put into my video.
So now I've got my video folder with my dancing footage and my b roll. So now I can really look and find the exact footage that I want. Now since this b roll folder is empty, if I go back into my Icon view and double-click and see my b roll, as you can see, there is no videos there. So all I need to do is double-click in there, and let's just say, for example, I went into my Intro folder and picked this nice railing, and now there it is. So now let's go back into the List view.
We can choose this icon here to go up a level, and there it is. So you create all these folders in advance and then add footage to them later on; it's not a problem. Now in the following movies I'm going to have this hierarchy structured in my video project file so that you can follow along. Keeping all of your video elements in manageable order is vital in Premiere Elements 10.
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