Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of EPK Editing: 2 Creative Editing and Fine-Tuning.
If you're a premium member of Linda.com, you'll have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. And, here's what you'll get when you have downloaded them. You'll have this exercise files folder. Now, it's very important before you begin if you make sure you have updated all of your Creative Cloud applications to the latest versions. So, just check in the application, under apps, that you've got no updates pending. Adobe are regularly updating applications.
And, of course, we're using the very latest version for this course. So, here in my exercise files folder, you're going to see a number of chapter folders. And, each of these contains project files that I am using throughout the course. You'll notice that I've included complete versions for pretty much all of these. And, those are just a point of reference for you, so you can compare the work that you do with the work that I do. We also have a media folder, and this contains a number of different footage items.
Now, at this stage in the workflow, we have already created an assembly edit. So, our media is already organized into different bins, and into different folders. And, you can see, I've got, if I just click over to the list view, a lot of different items already organized, and ready for you to use. So, in a sense, it's almost as if an assistant editor has handed you the project and said, here you go. We've got some music. We've got an original music video.
And, we've got some Interview media. Now, you won't need this graphics folder initially. In fact, there's only one part of this that is there at the beginning of the process. We're going to generate part of these files in the process of going through the course. But, don't worry about that. You can use the versions that I created or you can create your own. Now, if you are 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, and use your own assets. The information should still be entirely relevant, and you can start to produce your own EPK video.
In the previous installment of EPK Editing Workflows, Maxim Jago showed you how to ingest media and build a basic assembly edit from your favorite shots. Here you'll take that rough cut and fine-tune it using a number of industry-standard trimming techniques that work in just about every nonlinear editing system. You'll learn how to take your edited sequence from an assembly to a precise cut, with temporary effects and transitions that will help you nail down the final visual look of your video.
- Establishing the starting point
- Stripping out content from the assembly cut
- Editing quickly with keyboard shortcuts
- Advanced trimming techniques
- Trimming with the JKL technique
- Adding placeholder transitions and effects
- Achieving picture lock