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Animating clip position

From: Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training

Video: Animating clip position

Now we're going to look at animating. So let's go ahead and I'm going to resize my Timeline panel here and I'm going to look for the California layer and it should be towards the top here. I'm going to go ahead and click that to select it, so we can see the clip properties here in Effect Controls panel. I'm going to open up Motion and I'm going to look at Position here. Now again, every time you see one of these little stopwatches here that means that you can animate this property over time. Now here is the process for animation. First, I'm going to get my California text in place.

Animating clip position

Now we're going to look at animating. So let's go ahead and I'm going to resize my Timeline panel here and I'm going to look for the California layer and it should be towards the top here. I'm going to go ahead and click that to select it, so we can see the clip properties here in Effect Controls panel. I'm going to open up Motion and I'm going to look at Position here. Now again, every time you see one of these little stopwatches here that means that you can animate this property over time. Now here is the process for animation. First, I'm going to get my California text in place.

What I wanted to do is start off screen and then animate coming up from the bottom on to screen. So I'm going to increase the Y value, which is the second property here. Click and drag it to the right, to move it downwards, and that works. Now I'm going to have Premiere remember where this layer is at this particular time. I do that by clicking the stopwatch. So again, that tells Premiere two things actually. One, it says remember this value at this time. The second thing it tells Premiere is that I want to animate this property.

So now, all we have to do once we click the stopwatch is we move in time, I'll go out to about the one-second mark, and then change the value. That is it. I'm going to reduce the Y value to put this back into place and that looks about right there. Now if I hit the Home key to get back to the beginning, press the Spacebar to play this back, we'll see that we've created animation. That's all there is to it. So again, we click the Stopwatch to have Premiere remember a value.

Then we move the Current Time Indicator in time, then we change the value and Premiere automatically creates the automation. It remembers where you want it at a point A, and where you want it at a point B, and then it automatically creates the automation for you. Now we can continue on if we want to, because that's what the stopwatch means. It means that we wanted to animate over time. So if I moved out, let's say another second and then change the value again, let's move it along X axis here. This is not really what I want to do, but just showing you as an example here. It's going to move up, and then after that point it's going to move over, just like I told it to do.

Now if you go over to the Effect Controls panel and you click this little chevron here. If it's facing to the left, you can click it right here to the right so you can see the Timeline view in the Effect Controls panel. If you're not seeing the Effect Controls panel, you can go to Window > Effect Controls to see that. If you don't want one of these keyframes, which is basically what's happened here as it remembers the values that we've created, then it stores them in these little diamonds called keyframes. That last keyframe was just an example. We don't really want to keep that. So I am just going to click it to select it and once it's got this bluish fill, hit the Delete key on the keyboard just to get rid of it and now we have the original animation.

Everything works that way, not just Position but with Scale as well. If we want this to get bigger once it landed we can let's say take the Scale down little bit, and then click the stopwatch for Scale and move out in time, take this back to 100%, and that doesn't really work out all that great, because I'm going to have the anchor point set properly. But you still get a sense of what we can do just by animating it. It's just that easy to animate every single property that there is. Later on the in this training series, we'll talk about effects.

Effects animate the same way. Anything that has a stopwatch, you click the stopwatch, you move in time, change the value, and Premiere will remember that process and animate from one keyframe to the next automatically.

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Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 1s
    1. Welcome
      55s
    2. What is Premiere Pro CS5?
      1m 41s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 25s
  2. 16m 44s
    1. The Premiere Pro workflow
      2m 21s
    2. Adding footage to the Timeline
      2m 19s
    3. Understanding timecode
      3m 3s
    4. Making basic edits
      5m 15s
    5. Getting familiar with the interface
      3m 46s
  3. 21m 59s
    1. Setting up a new project
      3m 48s
    2. Creating a new sequence
      5m 30s
    3. Capturing and ingesting footage
      2m 51s
    4. Importing files
      5m 23s
    5. Sorting and organizing clips
      4m 27s
  4. 33m 19s
    1. Making a rough cut
      4m 0s
    2. Making preliminary edits
      4m 55s
    3. Creating overlay and insert edits
      4m 16s
    4. Using video layers to add B-roll
      3m 47s
    5. Using ripple edits and ripple delete
      3m 1s
    6. Performing slip edits
      2m 54s
    7. Using the Razor tool
      3m 51s
    8. Moving edit points
      3m 47s
    9. Navigating efficiently in the Timeline
      2m 48s
  5. 28m 45s
    1. The job of an editor
      2m 59s
    2. When to cut
      5m 54s
    3. Avoiding bad edits
      6m 31s
    4. The pacing of edits
      3m 47s
    5. Using establishing shots
      2m 44s
    6. Using emotional cutaways
      2m 1s
    7. Fixing problems with cutaways
      2m 48s
    8. Matching action
      2m 1s
  6. 21m 38s
    1. Using markers
      3m 31s
    2. Replacing clips
      2m 36s
    3. Exporting a still frame
      1m 51s
    4. Creating alternate cuts
      1m 25s
    5. Rearranging clips in the Timeline
      2m 15s
    6. Targeting tracks
      2m 32s
    7. Disconnecting audio and video
      5m 0s
    8. Reconnecting offline media
      2m 28s
  7. 9m 46s
    1. Adjusting the rubber band
      3m 13s
    2. Adjusting clip position
      1m 21s
    3. Moving the anchor point
      2m 50s
    4. Adjusting clip size and rotation
      2m 22s
  8. 8m 15s
    1. Changing the speed of a clip
      1m 58s
    2. Using the Rate Stretch tool
      1m 57s
    3. Playing a clip backward
      4m 20s
  9. 10m 26s
    1. Understanding pixel aspect ratio
      5m 15s
    2. Understanding frame rates
      2m 15s
    3. About HD standards
      2m 56s
  10. 10m 32s
    1. Using layered Photoshop files
      2m 31s
    2. Animating clip position
      3m 33s
    3. Fading layers in and out
      4m 28s
  11. 12m 40s
    1. Applying transitions
      6m 2s
    2. Using transitions effectively
      4m 41s
    3. Setting up the default transition
      1m 57s
  12. 38m 31s
    1. The importance of ambient audio
      6m 35s
    2. Cutting video to music
      7m 38s
    3. Changing audio volume over time
      9m 55s
    4. Fixing audio problems
      9m 57s
    5. Censoring audio
      4m 26s
  13. 16m 25s
    1. Creating censored video
      5m 22s
    2. Creating a lens flare
      2m 20s
    3. Creating a logo bug
      3m 27s
    4. Creating background textures
      5m 16s
  14. 13m 23s
    1. Intro to compositing
      1m 11s
    2. Removing a green screen background
      9m 14s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      2m 58s
  15. 22m 37s
    1. Adjusting white balance
      2m 24s
    2. Increasing contrast
      3m 5s
    3. Adjusting luminance
      4m 30s
    4. Creating cinematic color
      5m 21s
    5. Creating a vignette
      3m 12s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      4m 5s
  16. 16m 5s
    1. Creating titles
      4m 55s
    2. Creating a lower third
      9m 12s
    3. Animating rolling credits
      1m 58s
  17. 14m 13s
    1. Exporting sequences from Premiere
      3m 57s
    2. Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
      2m 13s
    3. The most common formats and codecs
      4m 42s
    4. Exporting portions of a sequence
      1m 54s
    5. Rendering letterboxed footage
      1m 27s
  18. 6m 46s
    1. Examining the other apps that come with Premiere
      4m 25s
    2. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 21s
  19. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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