Premiere Pro CC Building on the Fundamentals

This course introduces you to various editing techniques and working with effects in Premiere Pro CC. Additionally you'll review how to work with audio and color-correct your footage. Software required: Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 11, 2016
Duration
3h 6m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 11, 2016
Duration
3h 6m
Description

In this course, Premiere Pro CC Building on the Fundamentals, Chad Troftgruben will introduce you to various editing techniques and working with effects. Additionally you'll review how to work with audio and color correct your footage. This course also introduces more advanced options like creating a multi-cam project as well as best practices for exporting your footage. Software required: Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

About the author
About the author

Chad Troftgruben is a freelance animator and screencaster who specializes in Animate CC, Moho, After Effects and Premiere. He has been working with Flash since 2002 which resulted in the creation of several cartoons for both entertainment and commercial purposes.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Working with Audio
For our third lesson in this course you'll want to open up the Lesson 3 Premiere Project file. It will contain a pretty familiar clip. If you look on the timeline here we have this going on right here with Max Carnage raising the gun, but we also have the addition now of a second clip right here, where I am yelling in the rain with a shower cap on, and I can tell you right now, it was not a fun experience because it was incredibly cold, 52 degrees with cold well water running down on you is not fun, but anyway, what we're going to do with this project file is work with some audio, and in order to understand audio you need to really understand how tracks work in Premiere. Up to this point we've been basically working with one track for audio and video, but like video, you can have multiple audio tracks, as you can see right down here. We have several different tracks we can work with, three right now, but as you continue to add different audio tracks it continues to expand, so you can really layer your audio, and create some dynamic effects with it. In addition to that, you can work with audio in a variety of different ways in Premiere. You can lower the audio, you can raise the volume. You can go in and add filters to create different effects, such as low pass and high pass, and there's many different things you can do with audio in Premiere. Now if you need more audio work done to your project there's always Adobe Audition, which you can easily integrate with Premiere as you work. So with that said, we'll get started first with adjusting our audio levels in Premiere.

Color Correction
Premiere comes with a few different plugins that allow us to color correct footage. Now the plugins in Premiere aren't as robust as, let's say, After Effects and SpeedGrade; however, you may find that it's enough to boost the levels of the footage you're working with. When you start to color correct footage it's best that you have an image that is as flat as possible, and this is something you'll plan ahead of time when you film your footage, and by flat I mean it looks slightly washed out. You can see the image on screen here isn't all that vibrant, and this is what we want because if we have an image that's flat or washed out we can take it into Premiere and apply color correction to it, and boost the levels easier, and we can have more control over how we boost them. Now that you have an understanding of how the filters work, I believe you will find color correcting to be an easy transition, so let's get started.

Multicam Editing
There are certain projects that will call for multiple cameras. Now, in the case of editing, you could bring everything into Premiere, like I have right here, and let's say you want to sync everything up, so that the dialog matches each shot, and you want to do cuts between the characters as they talk. Well, we could come in here to Premiere, we could grab one file, bring it in, create a sequence, take the second file, put it above, and from here we could go through and listen to each sequence, and try to match the audio, and make our cuts where appropriate. So you could do it this way if you wanted to, but there is an easier way, as Premiere has a multi-cam workflow built right in. You can actually go in and set your clips, so that it syncs with the audio. Then it's a matter of going in and making manual cuts or you can take advantage of the new live playback feature, which allows you to play the sequence out, and select the clips that you want to cut to on the fly, so it's very useful, and if you plan to work with more than one camera you'll definitely want to check this lesson out.