This video explains how to use the exercise files for this course. Learn about the asset contents, launching the software, relinking media, as well as the project structure and bin hierarchy that users will need to follow throughout the course.
- [Instructor] If you're a premium member, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. These files can be found in the Exercise Files tab on the main course page. Now once you've downloaded the appropriate files, you'll see that they've been compressed to a zip file. And when you unzip the file, you'll see a folder called Exercise Files. Now, first things first, before I continue, it is important that you know what version of Premiere Pro that you've got, so that you're working with the right exercise files and the right course. This training is for the Adobe Premiere Pro 2017.1 version of the software, also called version 11.
So if you're running a prior version of Premiere Pro, you should either access the correctly versioned Premiere Pro training within our library or upgrade your software so you can take this training. All right, so let's talk about these exercise files. When you open up the folder, you'll see that there are three folders inside. Project, Media, and Additional Items. In the Project folder is the actual project file that we'll be using throughout this course. So if I was to double-click on this Premiere project file, then Premiere Pro would open and I'd see everything that I needed inside.
I'm not going to do that quite yet, though. I'm going to come to Media, and here are all the assets for the course, okay? So the project file actually points to the assets within this media folder. I've got B roll and still images, I've got interviews, and I've got music. All right, so lots of assets to work with. And because everything is contained just so within this folder hierarchy, just don't move anything around or else the project file may have trouble linking up with the media. I do also have an Additional Items folder that contains a few extra things.
So, I could just double-click on this project file to open up Premiere Pro, but I'm actually going to open the project a different way simply by launching the Premiere Pro software so that I can show you the start screen. So I'll launch Premiere Pro. And here we are at the start screen. So to navigate to that project file, I just click on Open Project, and then I'm going to navigate to that project file. So I'll go into Project, and then Topa Topa Project, and Open. And before the project opens, it's likely that you'll need to link your media, okay? So basically, you just need to tell Premiere that this project file needs to look in this folder for the media.
So what we're going to do is simply click on Locate. And before I actually click on Locate, I want to make sure that this is checked right here, Relink others automatically, okay? So basically, we're just going out and looking for one file. And as long as this is checked, then it will find everything. So I'll say Locate. And then I'm going to navigate to that media folder. Here it is. So I have Exercise Files, and then Media, and then I'm going to click on Search. But before I do, I just want to show you what it's actually looking for. Right now, it's just looking for one file.
All right, so it's looking for one file within that bureau folder, and here is what it's called, okay? So I could go in one level deeper, but it's okay. You can just select the media folder and hit Search, and then it should find it right away. Okay, so it found that clip. You can select it and say OK. All right, so it found that one, you can see the checkmark. And now, it's locating all of the rest because we have Relink others automatically selected. All right, and now the software is open and everything is online.
Inside the software, you'll see an Assets bin at the top. And here, you have all of the assets that you need for your project. But most of the time, you're actually not going to be burrowing in into these various bins within your project. Instead, through much of the course, you'll be following the exercise files hierarchy. So starting in chapter four, you're going to be following it movie per movie. So for example, if I am in the third movie of chapter four, I'll just twirl this down and go to 4.3 and this contains everything I need for this movie within the course.
And I'll be telling you exactly what to do every step of the way. In chapters two and three, we'll be setting some stuff up from scratch, so we won't be using the exercise files hierarchy. All right now, if you don't have access to our exercise files, then you can definitely feel free to follow along with your own assets. Let's get started.
This is the first part of a two-part series. The second installment explores more intermediate techniques.
- Touring the Premiere Pro interface
- Asset organization and project management
- Basic editing
- Trimming and refining
- Basic audio editing
- Working with stills and graphics
- Basic effects
- Manipulating clip speed
- Using automatic and basic color correction tools
- Working with titles
- Sharing and exporting