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Pulling selects and presenting ideas

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When you're doing this type of producing and editing for a client, a big point of emphasis is how you communicate with your client during the process. Let's take a look at some options you have when you're really early in the process, but maybe there's a need to show progress with the client. I often think of these as a presentation opportunity, and it might take a number of forms. Maybe we're doing a keynote presentation with video, or we talk through it, or maybe we're setting up some kind of PDF or one-off website, where our client, if there is a large group of them, can scroll through and get an idea of where we're coming from with the piece.

Pulling selects and presenting ideas

When you're doing this type of producing and editing for a client, a big point of emphasis is how you communicate with your client during the process. Let's take a look at some options you have when you're really early in the process, but maybe there's a need to show progress with the client. I often think of these as a presentation opportunity, and it might take a number of forms. Maybe we're doing a keynote presentation with video, or we talk through it, or maybe we're setting up some kind of PDF or one-off website, where our client, if there is a large group of them, can scroll through and get an idea of where we're coming from with the piece.

So inside Premiere Pro, all we're going to worry about are the types of exports that would be common at this stage. You may know how to export already, so I'm just going to quickly look at some different ways to export that are particularly useful here. Of course, I am going to base this work on the logging work I've already done. It's going to make total sense to skip right to places where I've made a good check mark or a special note, because they would probably build right into my presentation. So in this case, I have already identified what I think might be my opening shot, so if I'm going to give a presentation, I might start the whole presentation with just a little bit of video, and I always imagine myself just talking through these presentations, so saying something like our video opens with a beauty shot, so here is the beauty shot.

There it is, and if I find the part that's a pan that I like, it's toward the end, there's that pan. All I want to point out is we can export directly from here, create an in point and an out point, this is if we're going to edit, I love that natural sound too. And if that's about what we want, we hit our out point. So I want to export directly from the source viewer using this in and out, and in a format that'll go directly into my keynote presentation.

So that just File > Export, if you choose Media, we're automatically going to export from the source viewer with the in and out, which is what we want. And then I just seem to pick something that's going to work well in the presentation format I want. I often use H.264, and let's say we're going to keynote, and when I'm in the Apple family, I like to choose something like Apple TV, because it works really smoothly. Then I'm going to match the resolution and the frame rate to the resolution and frame rate that I'm using.

Now if you're using something like PowerPoint, you can also choose this setting, but then you're going to want to edit the extension, not to be the Apple extension, which is M4V, but to be something more generic like MP4. That MP4 file should drop right into your PowerPoint, but another option would be to go further down the list and pick a setting that you know will work with the presentation software that you're using. Always you want to match where you're working, so in this case we are working 480p at 23.976, but this will be different.

So even if you have chosen Apple TV, you should match your Apple TV to one of these that matches the resolution where you're really working. For our project it's this one right here. I think you've seen things like this before, so I'm not actually click Export, but for each video clip that you wanted to include in your presentation, you would make a similar export just in to out of a source file. The other type of export I like to use at times like this is just a still image.

If you're doing a website presentation or you just want to talk through some of your characters--which I think is a good idea to introduce your characters in a presentation like this--you just might want to take a still image of them. I'm going to go down to one of these that we marked BD, and it also says close up, and when I'm hopping is I can find sort of a candid shot of BD to use rather than using his interview, which, we can use his interview, but I think it's going to be more attractive. If I use the arrow keys to step through and maybe just find a shot where he is looking good, and we could present.

Let's see, turn back toward us BD, okay, something with out his tongue, something in focus, something just like that might work well. When we found the exact frame we want for a still in our presentation, we just need to capture that still, and that's done with a little camera button, it's hiding behind here, so we Export Frame and here we can pick JPEG, or maybe TIFF, for our presentation, and again, I'm not going to bother clicking OK, you've probably done plenty of exports, and there's plenty of instruction in the Essential Training.

My point here is selecting both small video clips and still images that are valuable to tell your story to your client before it's cut. You'd be surprised how much keeping the client in the loop this way can help the process, make their comments more useful when they give them, and just make them feel more part of the process.

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Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro

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  1. 5m 7s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 35s
    3. Interpreting a creative brief to establish goals
      1m 29s
    4. How to use this course
      1m 12s
  2. 12m 49s
    1. Identifying messaging concepts
      1m 58s
    2. Tips for working with interviews
      4m 53s
    3. Tips on B-roll sequences
      2m 58s
    4. Researching background and history
      3m 0s
  3. 37m 38s
    1. Organizing the ingest process
      3m 43s
    2. Choosing an interview logging method
      2m 40s
    3. Adding interview metadata
      4m 56s
    4. Logging interviews with markers
      6m 18s
    5. Adding notes to B-roll clips
      5m 36s
    6. Preparing archival images with Photoshop
      9m 20s
    7. Pulling selects and presenting ideas
      5m 5s
  4. 51m 20s
    1. Structuring the edit
      3m 0s
    2. Assembling B-roll shots
      8m 52s
    3. Assembling interviews
      6m 56s
    4. Building sequences and scenes
      7m 53s
    5. Editing interview bites on the Timeline
      6m 16s
    6. Adding other media types to the Timeline
      6m 5s
    7. Completing the rough cut
      10m 1s
    8. Presenting the rough cut and receiving feedback
      2m 17s
  5. 31m 6s
    1. Planning moves on photographs
      6m 23s
    2. Animating images
      9m 17s
    3. Creating a title graphic in Photoshop
      6m 8s
    4. Animating a title graphic in Premiere
      6m 40s
    5. Presenting graphics work
      2m 38s
  6. 55m 28s
    1. Performing an editorial evaluation
      4m 41s
    2. Refining scene order
      2m 53s
    3. Adjusting interview content
      7m 57s
    4. Adjusting B-roll shots
      6m 29s
    5. Tightening clip timing
      6m 21s
    6. Fine-cutting audio
      9m 22s
    7. Reviewing all assets
      6m 18s
    8. Adding end credits
      5m 12s
    9. Locking the picture and preparing the Timeline for finishing
      3m 37s
    10. Presenting the picture lock to the client and receiving approval
      2m 38s
  7. 34m 8s
    1. Evaluating the piece for finishing goals
      7m 11s
    2. Polishing the final audio mix
      7m 49s
    3. Correcting color for consistency
      9m 49s
    4. Adjusting the title and animations for the best compression
      5m 56s
    5. Exporting multiple files
      3m 23s
  8. 50s
    1. Next steps
      50s

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