Join Christine Steele for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Premiere Pro: Narrative Scene Editing.
I have downloaded the exercise files to my desktop, so let's take a look. The exercise files come in two packets: exercise files 1 and 2. I will double-click to open them and show you that in exercise files packet 1 you will find folders for chapters 1, 2, and 3. Each chapter contains the associated projects for the movies you will be watching. There is also a Media folder, and all chapters inside exercise files 1 link to the media inside Media_01. All chapters inside of exercise files 2 link to the media that comes inside of Media_02.
Let us take a look at how to relink these. I will go to chapter 1 and open Preparing Work. You will get a dialogue box asking for a particular file. Click Display Only Exact Name Matches, navigate to exercise files 1, and inside there select the Media_01 Folder. The file that is being asked for is the only one highlighted, and you can either double-click it or select it and press Open. All files relink and you are ready to get to work.
I will go ahead and close Premiere Pro so I can point out that each of the exercise file folders comes with a folder called Documentation. Inside that folder you will find camera reports for the short film called Castles, and a script as well. We have broken the exercise files up into two folders. The media is pretty large, so you do not have to download both of these at once. You can actually download exercise files 1, relink, get to work, and then download exercise files 2 when you are ready for it.
If you are not a Premium subscriber to lynda.com, you do not have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. Let's get started.
- Preparing your workflow
- Adding and editing clip markers
- Evaluating performances, shot framing, and supporting elements in takes
- Adding reaction shots
- Cutting on action
- Building montages
- Compressing time with jump cuts
- Working with audio
- Supporting theme with color effects
- Altering playback speed