Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of EPK Editing: 3 Color Correction, Visual Effects, and Finishing.
If you're a premium member of Lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. And before I get started, I should mention that we're using the very latest versions of the applications from Adobe Creative Cloud. So before you begin, I'd encourage you to go into your Creative Cloud application and just check that everything is up-to-date. You've installed the latest versions of applications like Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, and so on.
Here, we've got our exercise files folder, which is what you will download from the website. And if I go in here, you'll see we've got a number of different folders for each chapter in this course. Each of these contains a series of Premiere Pro projects and you'll notice that, very often, I've included a complete version. So begin with a non-complete version. This is the starting point for me in each video. And if you want to compare your work with mine, you can take a look at the complete version as well. There are also some After Effects projects, and you'll find those in this media folder, which contains a number of different items.
This is part of a series of courses that describe the creation of a video for an EPK, and so we're partway through the process here. I've got artifacts projects that we'll be working on. I've got some behind the scenes footage, it's a number of clips here. In fact, there's plenty for you to work with and experiment yourself. We've got a few graphics items. There's interview footage with the singer Carmen Perez and with the director Rob Garrott. We've got some looks that we will be creating, in fact, in the making of this video.
And we've got our original music and the music video itself, which is what we're making this EPK video for. So we've got all of the assets we need. And you should be able to see on screen quite clearly which of these I'm opening and using because it's displayed in the interface in the Adobe applications. If you are a monthly member or annual member of Lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. Let's get started.
- Assessing your video footage
- Repairing and color correcting media
- Warming and cooling clips
- Shot matching
- Workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade, and After Effects
- Combining creative visual effects