Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before you begin, part of EPK Editing: 6 The Final Product.
- Before you begin this course you should already have a good overall understanding of editing techniques, and not necessarily using Adobe Premiere Pro. Very little of the technology is going to be referred to in this course because the focus is very much on why we chose one shot rather than another or any of the other creative choices and some of the technical challenges. Those technical challenges will apply regardless of the editing system you're using, although, of course, here I'm using Premiere Pro, and I'll be demonstrating solutions to some of those challenges using the tools available in this application.
If you are unfamiliar with any of the techniques demonstrated in this course, check out some of the earlier courses within this series where all of the techniques are demonstrated in full. It's worth noting that since recording the first five courses in this series, and, indeed, since delivering this finished edit to my client, Premiere Pro underwent a significant user interface overhaul. And in particular, you'll notice that the outlines of panels on our blue where they were previously orange.
In fact, none of the techniques demonstrated in this course or any of the previous courses in this series have particularly changed. And you should find that all of the skills you learned in the earlier courses are absolutely relevant in this one. To get the most of this course, you should already know how to do things like edit clips into sequences, apply effects, adjust the settings for those effects, remove effects, create presets for effects, generate simple titles and move items around inside a timeline.
You should also have a basic understanding of audio mixing and making adjustments to audio levels. Even if you don't have all of the technical knowledge required to follow along with this course, you might well still find it valuable because much of the discussion is about the creative process rather than the technical.
- Choosing footage to use
- Assembling a rough outline edit
- Getting a cut ready for the client
- Making decisions on color and the look of the video
- Creating graphics and titles
- Outputting your project