Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of EPK Editing Workflows 01: Ingest to Assembly Edit.
- If you're a Premium member of Lynda.com, you've got access to the exercise files used throughout this title. I want to just take a moment to walk you through what you're gonna download. Here is the folder you're gonna get. I'm gonna double click to open it up and you'll see we've got a folder for each chapter of this course. If I go into the first Chapter One folder, you can see we've got a mixture in this course of Prelude project files and Premiere Pro project files.
If you ever get lost trying to work out which one I've got open during the course, just look at the top of the screen. You'll see in the application it gives you the whole file path and the file name anyway. The PLPROJ files, those are the Prelude projects, The PRPROJ files are the Premiere Pro ones. If I just skip up one step here, you can see I've also got a media folder. If we look inside that media folder, we've got a number of different kinds of media that are supplied for us to produce this EPK with. We've got some interview contents with the singer, Carmen Perez, and if we look inside there, you'll see I've already divided this interview into multiple clips.
We've got an interview with the Director, Rob Garrett, and that's actually one big interview file. There's a little extracted item that we'll be working with later on during the course. I've got a couple of folders here that you'll be generating during the course if you're following along, and you can just save the files into different equivalent directories, but I've included them here so you can check the versions that I've produced. In particular, I'm thinking of this rough cuts folder. We're gonna make a rough cut during the course and I wanted you to be able to see the version that I produced on screen.
You'll probably just wanna save your own with a different name. One thing worth mentioning is that you're going to be spending quite a bit of time browsing to files at this stage in any work flow. Premier-Pro has a nice feature to allow you to create a favorite link to a location. I'm just gonna toggle into Premier Pro here, and I've got the media browser open. In the media browser I've browsed to my desktop. You can see here is my exercise files folder. That's the one we've just been looking at. If you right click on a folder inside the media browser, you've got an add to favorites option.
If I just scroll up you can see right at the top there's this favorites catagory, and there is my exercise files folder. You can put as many items as you like on the list here. This is actually particularly useful if you're working in a network storage environment, where other people are dealing with injest and you're waiting for them to put files on the server ready for you to import. In any case, while you're working through this course, you might want to create that favorite for yourself, just to make it a bit quicker to find those files. If I toggle back over, these are the media files and the next step is to get starting working with them.
If you're a monthly member or annual member of Lynda.com, you don't have access to these exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. Let's get started.
Stay tuned for future courses in the series, which will cover the other steps in the workflow, all the way up to the finished music video.
- Keeping media organized
- Ingesting media
- Transcoding on ingest
- Adding metadata like comments and other tags to your clips
- Producing an assembly edit