Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of After Effects Expressions for Premiere Pro Editors.
- If you're a premium subscriber of the Lynda.com training library, you'll get access to the exercise files used in this course. The exercise files are really easy to use. You'll notice that I've sorted them into folders according to chapters. In order to use them, just open the folders, and inside you'll see projects for each of the sections of each chapter. If I click on List View, you'll see that some of the projects have a Premiere Pro project and an After Effects project. In this case, you'll probably need both of them for each lesson.
So here you'll see my dynamic link After Effects project, and here's the Premiere Pro project. As I said, if there's more than one project, you'll probably need them all within that section. Some sections don't have multiple projects. So let's just jump back so we can have a look at some of those. If we go to the sound folder, you'll see there's only one Premiere Pro project in there. The other two compositions only have After Effects components. When you open up these projects, you'll see that they have beginning and end compositions.
So you can compare your starting point with the end result. All of the files are done using the CC version of After Effects and Premiere Pro, so you'll need a Creative Cloud license, or have access to the trial version of Creative Cloud to be able to go through these tutorials. I recommend taking the entire exercise files folder and dragging it to the desktop or a similar location where you can find it easily. Then access the files from within there. It's unlikely you'll have broken links if you follow that pattern.
But if you do come across some broken links, it's easy to fix them. In After Effects, it's just a case of typing the word 'missing' into the search field here in the project panel, and then any missing files will have the placeholder icon. Double-click them and them just locate to re-link them. And that should also fix any other files that are in the same relative folder path. In Premiere Pro, if you have missing footage, just right-click on it, scroll down the menu, and choose Link Media. That will open up the Link Media dialog box where you can locate the file using the Media Manager.
And again, that will re-link anything that's in the same relative path. If you're not a Premium subscriber to Lynda.com, you won't have access to the exercise files, but you can still follow along from scratch using your own assets. So let's get started.
After Effects Expressions for Premiere Pro Editors is a creative, project-based workshop. Editors take a basic Premiere Pro edit and bring it to life using After Effects expressions and Dynamic Link, following author Angie Taylor's expert instructions. The concepts are broken down into manageable 3–5 minute videos, covering techniques such as randomizing effects, linking animation and color to sound, automating animation, and more.
- Linking footage from Premiere Pro in After Effects with Dynamic Link
- Understanding the expression language
- Automating animation with expressions
- Randomizing effect properties
- Linking color and light changes to audio
- Creating camera shake with a wiggle expressions
- Linking keyframes to create a lightening strike effect
- Synchronizing color and other design elements
- Creating amazing text animations