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In Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explains how to take video editing from simple nuts and bolts to an art form. He shares tips for shooting video in the field to get the most from a subject and get the best footage for a project. He demonstrates how to build a project through the careful use of cutaways, pacing, and suggestive edits. He covers special effects, color correction, and keying and compositing, integrating all these concepts as he builds a music video project from scratch. Exercise files are included with this course.
In this chapter, we are going to be taking a closer look at the music video that I created, that we have been looking at periodically throughout this training series and I'll kind of want to dig a little bit deeper and analyze this product a little bit more in this chapter. Now, one of my dilemmas in sharing this with you was how I was going to get this entire project, which I used this source footage, the MXF files which are several gigs a piece and there are just dozens and dozens of clips. It's a 100 GB project. How am I going to share this with the lynda.com audience? And most you who are watching this over the Internet, and downloading the exercise files over the Internet.
So, the solution I came up with was to take the entire project that I used, the actual project and make all the clips offline and we will be working with actual online clips throughout this chapter, but I figured what I would do is then actually include the project itself, the Zen Chemists Time Video FINAL project, you will find the Chapter 12 folder, include this project in this Chapter, so in case you wanted to take this apart, and notice where I used which clips and how long and how I used my tracks and things like that, later on in this project, then you are more than welcome.
You'll probably see some foibles, there is not always the absolute best way to do things, but this is the project in the lesson. It's a good way to just kind of see how I set this up and what tools and techniques that I used, at least in terms of laying out the clips and managing them, as well. Now of course, throughout this chapter, we are not going to be editing the entire video from scratch because that would be far too time consuming, but I think, the basic concepts, you have already gone over throughout this training series and through the Essential Training Series also on lynda.com. But a few other extra tips and tricks I want to share with you that might not have been so clear or covered as well.
And also, if you were interested in watching the full video, the FINAL project, you could find it here on vimeo.com/6056568. You can also probably just do a search for Zen Chemist on Vimeo as well. Now, I should point out that while this is the edited version of the song, there might be some lyrical content in this video that some of you might find slightly offensive. So, the bad words are taken out but some of the concepts might be a little edgy, a little racy. And again, I want to reiterate that there is some graffiti going on in the video and it was done in a nice safe legal spot in the city of Redmond, Washington which has places set up that you can graffiti, legally.
So, that's the set up to the project and now let's go look at it a little bit more closely.
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