Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files and software versions, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Adding Handle to Sound Bites.
If you have access to the exercise files that came with this course, you'll see that I provided both CS6 and CC, for Creative Cloud, versions of the projects. I've also provided Premier Pro and After Effects versions of the projects. The normal entry point is to start with Adobe Premiere Pro. For example, if you have Adobe Premiere Creative Cloud which is what I have, double-click that project file to open it. It should automatically re-link to the one clip provided with the exercise files.
If it doesn't, merely right-click on that clip and then go ahead and use either Link Media or worse case Replace Footage and link to the 1.m4v file provided along with this course. The normal workflow will be to go from Premier Pro and then dynamic link into After Effects to do the majority of our work. However, I understand that some of you might be like me and prefer to work in After Effects all the time. Therefore, I've also provided After Effects project files where you jump straight into the After Effects action without going through Premier first.
For example, for the Creative Cloud version. You'll see there is a starter composition that will match what your going to do in the next chapter in Premier Pro, placing markers trimming the clip. Additionally the After Effects project files include a finished version of the project. And also those lip flapping and freeze frame versions I showed in the intro. So its a worthwhile project to explore even if your starting in Premier Pro. If you don't have access to the exercise files. That's fine. You just go ahead and watch this course. The concepts aren't that difficult to understand or find your own piece of interview footage and find a place where there is just not a big enough gap between phrases to create sufficient handle.
This is a universal technique that will work with a wide variety of footage. So with that, let's jump into Premiere Pro and start marking and editing our source clip.
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