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Rearranging the order of clips

From: Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

Video: Rearranging the order of clips

In this movie, we're going to talk about rearranging clips and deleting them as well. It's a pretty simple concept. We've got some fun footage to work at here. The old horror movie Night of the Living Dead is actually in what they call Public Domain, meaning that it's a freebie now. So we can use the clips from it and talk about it and show it and distribute it and that's no big deal. So we have some clips here from The Night of the Living Dead in this project called Rearranging and Deleting that you'll find in the Chapter 4 folder. And basically I have a clip of an army of zombies here and then I have another clip of a guy with the torch ready to go get some zombies.

Rearranging the order of clips

In this movie, we're going to talk about rearranging clips and deleting them as well. It's a pretty simple concept. We've got some fun footage to work at here. The old horror movie Night of the Living Dead is actually in what they call Public Domain, meaning that it's a freebie now. So we can use the clips from it and talk about it and show it and distribute it and that's no big deal. So we have some clips here from The Night of the Living Dead in this project called Rearranging and Deleting that you'll find in the Chapter 4 folder. And basically I have a clip of an army of zombies here and then I have another clip of a guy with the torch ready to go get some zombies.

The other clip of the guy preparing that torch by pulling down the curtains, and then we have another one where he is lighting the torch. So these are obviously way out of order. He first needs to prepare it then light it and then go hunt out some zombies. So let's rearrange these clips in the correct order. The first one should be this one where he is pulling down the curtains to make a torch. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click on this clip and drag it until I get that blue vertical line, letting me know that it's going to be at that position now and let go of the mouse and now that is the first clip.

The second clip should be this one that is currently at the end of our project. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click on that clip, do the same thing where I click and drag, get that vertical line, putting it second and let go. Now I suppose there is nothing wrong with going right from this clip of him lighting the torch to a clip outside of the zombies coming in, and then to the clip of the torch on fire. I mean after all, we could all use more zombies in our life, can't we? But what I want to do is just for right now, delete that clip. So what I'm going to do is select it so it gets highlighted, make sure there is this blue outline around it and then hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

It will not only be deleted but the gap will be filled and now the clips go from the torch being prepared, lit and zombies about to be torching flamb?ed. I am going to hit Ctrl+Z on the keyboard to Undo that action, and I'm going to go over to the Timeline. Just to let you know that deleting clips and rearranging clips in the Timeline basically works the same way. We can click a clip and drag it to rearrange it, same thing. Although, you notice that in the Timeline when you move a clip the gap remains.

What you need to do is right-click in that area, select Delete and Close Gap and it fills that gap for you. Also, if you select a clip and hit Delete, the gap is automatically filled as well with the cool little animations, everything kind of scoots on down. Now one quick thing about the Timeline. You'll notice that when I let this clip go, when I rearrange this clip, it made a little piece. So we have the torching zombies clip here, then we have another little tiny piece of the torching zombies clip here. You see when I rearrange these, I didn't actually drop this clip down at the very end of the clip, it was kind of in the middle a little bit.

So what it did is performed something called an Overlay Edit and it basically laid itself over these frames. It copied over them essentially. That's a little bit more of advanced technique, but just something to be aware of. Next we're going to talk about some tricks for better previewing your movies.

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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

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Chad Perkins
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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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