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Find out how to highlight a cause, express a point of view, and tell a story with Adobe Premiere Pro and some essential documentary editing techniques. This course breaks down the documentary process into a series of stages that correspond to the milestones of a real client project. Starting with existing footage, you'll discover how to identify the key messaging concepts and log the footage. Then find out how to assemble rough and fine-tuned cuts, and layer in motion graphics and a credit roll. The final phase explores color correction and audio mixing, before exporting your final movie.
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
Before we get started, I wanted to mention how this course is designed and suggest some ways to get the most out of it. First, I want to point out that all of the exercise files are available to all users, not just premium users. I encourage you to use these exercise files because this is a project-based course. It is based around a single short documentary project and highlights the process used to create it with Premiere Pro. The best way to understand this process is to spend time looking at the project files provided and seeing how the concepts and techniques that I teach in each movie play out over the entire development process.
Finally, you will notice that there are a number of project files with the word finished appended to their file name. These project files represent the state of the project after the tasks in the corresponding movie have been completed. This means that you can track the project step-by-step, using the finished files if you want to play out the whole movie or examine the timeline as it looks at the end of any given step in the process. Now let's get started.
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