Adobe Premiere Pro CC Starter Kit

Lesson 7 of 10



Adobe Premiere Pro CC Starter Kit

Lesson 7 of 10



Lesson Info


Well, jim, you're not off the hook, you know, in your day job, you are an incredibly talented creative designer. Thank you on art director, a man who works with still images that don't move, wouldn't it be nice to be able to increase your income without doing a whole lot more work? Absolutely. I mean, you don't have to. You can live with the same amount of money you've been making for the last ten years, but wouldn't it be nice to give yourself a pay raise without having to stretched too far to get the extra cash? I think that would be great, and can you tell me how difficult that would be? Take a look at this slide. What I want to do in this session is I want to provide an overview to creating titles and working with text inside final cut, then I want to show you how you can use and leverage the materials you're creating inside photo shop and animate them inside to premiere. I'll illustrate some other simple effects that tied directly into working with still images, including pan and ...

scan effects and working in with ah slides instills montage creating picture in picture, and then we'll wrap up by showing how to export ah finished project to get the highest possible quality with the least amount of time spent also, I want to make sure jim that we allow time for people to ask questions because it's the last chance we're going to have to get together to talk about premiere in this session and I want to make sure that they know that that people listening and are able to get their questions answered because really I know the software what I want to be able to do is to share what I know and answer the questions that they've got have them be able to be productive and work with the software sues they opened up the package tonight and start to play with her at home. Some make sense all right inside premier is ah module that creates titles and it could be argued that the title er inside photo shop is better than sorry the title her inside premier is better than photo shop, and one of the reasons it is is we've actually got more control over text inside the title and premier than we do inside photo shop and it's already inside a premiere but I need to differentiate between two different types of titles won his titles that don't move and the others titles that do if you're looking to create animated titles, your best option is aftereffects, which is a wonderfully complex program that does a great job of creating animation but is as complex in its own way to learn his premiere is but sometimes we don't need to have titles that move, we just need to have a title that appears and hear the titling package inside premier is really, really excellent and let me illustrate, let us pretend that dr surf that's him is talking about the interstellar internet because he is it's. One of the most interesting quotes is how you get the internet to work from earth to mars and back to earth again to support martian missions. I need to have a title that says this is the interstellar internet. So how do we do that? We go up to the title menu and go down and select a new title and we want to create a still it defaults to the same size as our image package, which in this case is a standard definition size and we're going to create this main title. You need to say this with a dramatic voice because if you don't say with a dramatic voice, it's not a very dramatic title, so we're going to say main title and it opens up this titling window right here. It loads the frame that's underneath the play head if you find that this is the wrong frame. I simply grabbed the play head and drag it wherever you wanted to go, and the correct frame will show up or click hold on, drag on the timecode display and you can have it show the frame that you want to. I'm going to look right now at the but the atlantic ocean it is automatically in text entry mode notice that I beam that's right there someone has simply click and type interstellar in turn that it sounds pretty cool in a room that's this live that's very nice except notice that I'm still in text mode. How do we get out of techs mode? You escape out of text mode and now this becomes a text object and it defaults to whatever the very first font is in your font list, which for me happens to be an outline font, which is wonderful but always leads. The distraction is I'm starting to type something and I can't even read what I'm typing. We can click on this downward pointing arrow and it pops up a font selection box and we can say, well, that's hmm, maybe not the right front. Maybe we should have it be flush, right, so we can flush left, center it or flush, right, I think flush right looks a little bit better, we can change the well, it's got a space here let's just get rid of that shift into text mode by clicking the tea icon. This is exactly the same mode as photo shop we now have them aligned to the right we got rid of that space. Still agree the ugly thought command a to select all the fonts let's, go back down here and let's select something uh, way to ios. I don't know what that is, but that definitely does not look internet like we need more options so can't even type a capital I at the beginning. All right, so I want to adjust first the space between lines it's called the intern line spacing and we can adjust the font size here the spacing between characters click hold on drag we can change the spacing between characters there simply click on a number and type the number you want. But over here look at what's over here. Look at all these text properties. We got more things that we can adjust and we know what to do. This is really need the leading, which is an old newspaper term because in the old days, back when I was a child in the mid eighteen hundreds, newspapers were formed out of molten lead on old linotype machines. They poured liquid lead in the top and newspapers came out the bottom it wasn't quite that simple but it's pretty darn close and we would adjust the space between lines by increasing or decreasing the amount of lead not lead the amount of lead between those different lines of type. Now you remember this because this was back when you were wandering penniless because they've thrown you off the last line of type machine and you were trying to figure out what to do to create type now that line of type was no longer around so if we want to change the line spacing we adjust leading which is a term used by all the type cognisant e indicating they are part of the hip crowd that knows that letting is pronounced leading and it affects the interline spacing and lance I know you knew that because you or a cosmopolitan individual we gotta just churning, which is the space between characters but it's a very special kind of spacing for instance, here notice the space that's hit the escape key to get out of techs mode and pull this down and zoom in. Notice the space here between the e and e l it feels like it's wider between the s entity, so I'm just going to select the text tool and click hold the option key down and notices I typed the left arrow key or the right arrow key I'm able toe kern, which is called adjusting the spacing between letters you never thought you'd get a graphics design lecture while you're working with video editing, and you never thought you'd get an audio lecture while working with video editing. Video editing requires a knowledge of just about everything or at least acting like you've got the knowledge to any weak earning. Adjust the space between characters, and we get there by selecting the text tool. Clicking between the two letters between the two letters you want to just hold the option key down an option left or right arrow to pull the letters up or move the letters farther apart. I don't generally kern body copy life is too short, but I will often kern headline text and I definitely adjust the leading the line spacing between headline text simply because it looks better because it's so much bigger so we can adjust the text that we're working with here inside the title property enders aa lot. For instance, down here under phil, we can fill with a solid color we can fill with a grady in color weaken, select what that color happens to be. We can just pick a color and fill it in, and I mean there's all kinds of really neat things just double click on and see what happens, except jim hasn't discovered this yet. And I've been avoiding talking about it in polite society but I have no design skills none I can't draw my way out of a paper bag with a straight edge a straight edge and a ruler and a pencil I can't even describe my way out of a bag with a straight edge in pencil I need all the design help I can get this is why I spend large amounts of money on higher incredibly talented graphics designers like jim to make my stuff look good because I certainly can't do it on my own so how do we do this notice that the bottom we've got all these additional goodies here if I click on it it automatically applies a character template that I can apply to my text to say you know that looks without a doubt the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my life or look at this one buck rogers returns I mean this is great stuff and I can look at it and I can say keep some of it let's just open up the interline spacing obit that two lines don't collapse it's make the font a little bit smaller let's pull this thing down now now we're talking nineteen forty serial movies here this could this could actually be a wonderful I couldn't create that text I wouldn't even know where to start to create the text and the color scheme give it up is a bad job but I can I can edit with the best of them I can say you know this is a good idea this is a bad idea if you need to reset by the way scroll all the way up towards his type styles and click here this is the reset back to square one takes all the styling off takes all the drop shadows off so I often use these templates is a way of experimenting to say I like this or I don't like that or I like the other to give me a clue as to how stuff might look I spent time giggling as well so we're going back to buck rogers in the interstellar environment notice that for the first time we're seeing two rectangles appear around the edges of our document those air called action safe and title safe action safe which is the outer rectangle this five percent in from each edge title safe which is the indirect tangle this ten percent in from each edge so what we've got here is to bounding rectangles and the reason we used them is because of history again just his history determine things like frame rate and things like interlacing versus progressive action safe entitle safe came in because not all tvs were lcd displays okay jim, you with me back in the old days what type of tv did you have before you had an lcd tv I ve h something and along tvr. Yeah. Remember how big juicy analog tv my was pretty big. I had, like a forty two inch and it took about two men and a boy to lift it up on a table. It wait about seven hundred pounds. Ten thousand pounds four guys, at least at least, if not more. And the bigger it got, the more weight in the deeper it got because the whole back end of that video with that whole tv was ajai gonna magnet the way the tv's work. The way the tv's work in the old days, which still impacts us today is we would have this magnet at a core at the back. And a high voltage beam of electricity would zap through the center of the magnet. And that magnet would deflect the beam of electricity, causing it to flow left and right across the back of ah curved picture too. That picture tube was painted with phosphorus and solution. If we zapped it with a high voltage beam of electricity, the phosphorus would glow white. If we stopped it with a medium voltage electricity, they would glow gray. And if we zapped it with a low voltage beam of electricity, they wouldn't blow it all. They'd be black, and we would do the same thing except with colored dots. Ah, foster oven glow red or globe lower glow green and because they were so close together, are I merged them into a single color of red, green blue or some shade of color? Well, the problem is thiss magnet would alter over time, and the tv would slowly zoom in a process called pin holding so that as the tv got older, we would see less and less of the edges of the image, and we would see the more and more of the center because the magnet wasn't deflecting the beam of electrons as much as it used to. So the older tv set, jim, I've got a question coming, so brace yourself you're going to love this one. The older tv sets would show much less of the picture than a brand new tv set. So jim, who owns the oldest tv set now put your art director, had on running your own company hat, who owns the oldest equipment, who, uh, who invented or who owns, who owns a grandma? Yes, the client's mother. And so, as soon as the client creates something, knew his mother sees it looking at in nineteen fifty two philco because his her son is too cheap to buy a new television set. And the mother says, how come I can't read your whole phone number? Of which point the art director gets fired because the client is too cheap to buy his mother a new tv set? I'm sure that's never happened to you, but it's happened more than one person that I know those two rectangles exist to compensate for that that drift in that pin holding on a camera. If you are going to broadcast or the cable, you want to keep all of your essential graphics inside the inner rectangle called title safe in the old days, because tv sets were made out of magnets and electron beams and plate glass with foster is painted on the inside of it. The manufacturing process was such that we would never be able to show the entire image. We'd always be cutting off the left edge of the right, the top of the bottom and very honest set by set basis. Because of this, we put action safe together to compensate for the differences in manufacturing as the picture was not properly centered on the screen so we would keep all essential action inside the center, the outer rectangle and all essential text phone numbers, graphics, web addresses inside the inner rectangle. Now as as we all know that much of the world though not all of it has moved to lcd displays which do show the entire edge to edge of pixel but there are tens of millions of magnet based television sets which are still in use throughout the world that we cannot ignore. So when you are creating video for the web it's the worst possible situation we need to see the entire video edge to edge because we see the entire image when it's on the website when we're creating video for the web, you never take your titles all the way to the edge of the screen because one we're not used to seeing it and two you have no guarantee that the entire image is going to be shown digital projection cuts it off uh some cropping may occur during compression the player may not show the entire frame for whatever reason always keep all of your essential graphics for web videos inside action safe keep all the essential graphics for broadcast and cable inside title the inner rectangle title safe so we see it here with titles but we can actually turn this on and off using settings inside premier I'll show you what that isn't just a minute the cool thing is is that once we're done with this title all we have to do is to close this window the title shows up as a clip inside our our project panel grab that clip, drag it on top, stretch it out to be whatever length you need, and now we've added the interstellar internet title two are graphic. We can select the beginning of it highlighted command, d added dissolve command d will make it just a little bit shorter. Apps, apps, apps, apps, apps, apps, apps. There we go. We'll make this a little bit longer grab the edge of the clip, drag it shorter just a bit and now when we play this, it fades in the title, I'm just rewinding to the beginning and then playing it again and then fades out the title you don't have to do and we changed shot normally what I would do in real life because I'm cutting to the shot I would have the the title cut out, hang on that's trimmed out, hold a command key down here we go, I would have the title cut at the same instant we change shots, it looks cleaner that way rather than have the title fade out and then change the shot which always has an amateur feeling to me. So if you want to create titles inside premiere, you go up to the title menu new title and then used the title template that we looked at to change the title, to simply double click it, it automatically loads back up. You can change the position of your tax to do whatever the modifications you want. When you close this, the title is automatically adjusted to show the safe zones inside the monitor, with the programming to click the wrench. Go all the way down to the bottom and see where it says saif margins that turns on title safety in a rectangle. Action safety outer rectangle, doubleclick. A title toe. Load it back up and do whatever you want to do with it. Close the title window, and those changes air instantly reflected inside your application.

Class Description

Have you always wanted to turn raw video files into polished, captivating reels?

Discover the ease and power of adding video editing to your skill-set. This course will arm you with the editing skills, tools, and knowledge to use Adobe Premiere Pro CC to create dynamic video projects that will land and keep clients. Master trainer Larry Jordan will show you how to get started working like a pro — all in just one class.

You will learn how to:

  •  Set up a project
  • Import and edit video clips
  • Trim and adjust audio levels
  • Efficiently organize all of your media files

This course will show you the power, speed, and simplicity of editing video in Premiere Pro CC, so you can start turning files into films today.

Software Used: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014



We are so happy that we bought this class. This is the prefect introduction for beginners. We admire not only Larry's knowledge but his talent & willingness to share it. He does it very well! We personally love his humor, (you may call it sarcastic). He makes it easy to learn & remember this way; much easier than a dry, word to word presentation. We owned Premier Pro for a long time, but remained intimidated by its spaceship-like appearance & got quickly overwhelmed. Not anymore! Thank you, Larry, you are fantastic!

Frank Crews

Larry is a terrific teacher - for me this course had a great balance of tech and artistic teachings - While he can be a little cheesy at times he gets away with this well because of his clear ability to teach and to teach clearly. When looking for the next level to take on I hope he is an option!


I actually do really love this class. For those of us who like and need to take our times in understanding how Adobe Premiere works, Larry is a great teacher. He keeps it entertaining and helps you cut time through talking about keyboard shortcuts.