Join Christine Steele for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Premiere Pro: Commercial Editing Techniques.
Christine: If you're a premium member of the lynda.com library, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this course. These files can be found on the Exercise Files tab on the main course page. A cool thing about being a premium member is that any effects I show you how to do during this course can be copied and pasted onto your own footage or saved as presets that you can use later on. Let's take a look at the Exercise Files. Once you've downloaded them, open the Exercise Files folder. You'll see that there's projects available for both Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Once you step inside the project folder and launch Premiere Pro, you may need to relink the media to the project files. That's easy enough to do. I'll show you how. When you get the link media dialogue box, simply click locate. Make sure Display Only Exact Name Matches is selected and then navigate to where ever your Exercise Files folder is living. In my case it's the desktop. I'll step inside of that folder and select the media folder.
You also could just simply select the Exercise Files folder, but the farther down you go the quicker this will be. Select the first file it's asking for, it's found the perfect match. We'll double-click it or select it and press OK. And then your files will be relinked and you'll be ready to work. If while you're relinking, it asks you about preview files, you can simply press skip all. If when you launch the project you get a dialog box telling you that hardware acceleration was used during the creation of these project files, you can just press OK.
If you don't have the exact same hardware I was using, Premiere Pro will simply default to software acceleration. If you don't have access to these Exercise Files, you can follow along from scratch using your own assets. Let's get started.
- Marketing a brand
- Understanding the role of the editor
- Using style frames and temporary audio to previsualize the spot
- Replacing hero shots
- Building action montages
- Timing the cuts to audio
- Refining the cut
- Adding color, lighting, and transition effects
- Sound design