Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning the edit, part of Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements.
Back when editing was much more difficult and expensive, planning was…an absolute necessity.…Now that we can all edit on our laptops with programs like Premiere Elements,…sometimes the planning step gets thrown right out the window, and editors like to…dive right into the footage in the editing program.…I actually think that this is a big mistake.…I also think that many of the traditional steps like planning your edit really…help to have a smooth and effective workflow.…If you remember that list of bites that we made, that's absolutely going to…become one of the main ingredients to this planning process.…
From the list of all the bites, I'm going to start to refine by eliminating some…that I just don't think I'm going to use in the piece.…I'm also going make a similar list of those main types of B-roll that I organized.…Again, this might be taking place on a piece of notebook paper or on a big…white-board or really any method that works for you.…The final step is to place these types of shots in relation to each other and…
- Importing and evaluating footage
- Planning the edit
- Marking and adding clips to the timeline
- Creating cover shots with video tracks
- Trimming clips
- Adding and refining transitions
- Adding a title and a lower third
- Incorporating still images
- Setting audio levels
- Creating a DVD
- Posting to YouTube
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Organizing and Ingesting Footage
2. Assembling Footage on the Timeline
Trimming interview shots2m 48s
3. Refining the Cut
4. Titles and Graphics
5. Finishing Steps
6. Digital Distribution
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