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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 56 of 65

Creating Timelapses: Animation


Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 56 of 65

Creating Timelapses: Animation


Lesson Info

Creating Timelapses: Animation

Go here I'm gonna start with this time lapse, people are enjoying it and I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to lock in position and scale. And then I'll go down here and I can now change this to 100%, I'll just type in 100%, and what I'm gonna do is pick the part of the image that I wanna zoom into. I'm gonna double click on it, and maybe I wanna zoom into, I'll look around, let's go into this little house over here, okay. It has created the keyframes. Let's go back to the first keyframe, hit static, start to move, I just am doing now a camera push with a time lapse using all the skills that we've already learned and it looks really, really cool. I'm gonna do the same thing now, I'm gonna go ahead and hit Undo. Instead of doing a push, I'm gonna go ahead and take the same image, I'm gonna start it, I'm gonna hit my little clocks here, okay. Hit my stopwatch, okay. Now I'm gonna start it at 100%, one, o, o, boom. Position it. Down here I wanna make sure I see the house but really the clou...

ds are the exciting thing. Start right there. Position my play head where I want the action to start, that's what we tend to forget to do, we tend to forget that it's position, time, keyframe. That's your mantra, position, time, keyframe. Position, position, position, okay. Position, and then I lock that, this is the position where I'm on the shot, my timing, where I am on the timeline, now I say make a keyframe, position and scale. Then I move it to a new position in my timeline. I'm sorry, the new place in my timeline. Timeline's always the important thing. Slide that over, all the way to the end. We did this with the panorama, when we were working with the stills and now it automatically creates the keyframes. I could push, I don't wanna do that. I could pop in an extra one that I don't really need but I do it by habit, and now I hit Play and there we have a nice pan along with our clouds moving. So that is the magic of really working with individual images creating these really cool time lapses and you know, I could make 'em on time lapses all day. I will throw it open to the class if you have any questions on what we did or how you should do things and go for it. Can you recommend smooth ways to either repeat it or you know go backwards? Okay so, let's say I have a time lapse but I wanna repeat it. I wanna create some sort of like a wallpaper I wanted to. So here's the trick to make something repeat. I love questions because I would never have explained this yet I know how to do it. So I wanna make what's called a looping video. So the trick is, with any video that you wanna make a looping video, you find a good spot in the middle and you cut it in half. So I go command K, the cut tool, and now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna swap these two clips. I'm gonna put this at the very beginning. So I could go, bring this over, bring this back, I'm gonna teach you a new technique. I wanna just swap these two clips and this works with anything. So if I drag it and let go, it would just overwrite. That's not what we wanna do. But if I hold down a modifier key, let me do that zoomed in so you can see what I'm doing, so I'm pulling to left and I wanna kind of point out that there's a little pop up down in the lower left hand corner when you start doing things. It's a, oh if you hold down the option key, you'll do this. If you hold down the command key, the control key, you'll do this. Obviously I'm not, see. So I drag this over and it says, oh, an overwrite I just drop it. If I wanna do it as an insert, hit the, and this is Mac specific because this is a Mac, use the command key, and then if I wanna duplicate our shift, there's all these different options. So if I use the command key, let's see if I have enough fingers to zoom out, okay. So bring it over, command, it actually did a swap edit, insert it and then put that to the end. So now, if I play this, you're gonna see a huge jump, of course, boom and we learned that there is no extra media here because I just used it all. So you know, I don't care. This is the end of clip one, this is the beginning of clip one. They're different already. I'm gonna go ahead and ripple trim that so I have space, ripple trim this so I have space, and I'm just doing an arbitrary amount, and now I'm gonna go ahead and put a dissolve, which is my default transition I hope still, in between here, maybe even stretch it out and this is great with clouds, and what's gonna happen when I play it, is you'll see a dissolve and now I can either put it in a situation where it automatically loops or if I really wanna put this maybe as a background, select it, copy, move my play head, paste, and you can paste as many as you want, but because of the way I built it, you would think there would be, this is really where the world changes. This is the original connection of the clips. There's no change there because this was really the whole clip that I cut in half. So now what it's doing as it gets to the end, it's dissolving, it's dissolving, and I can go ahead and I can have this as a looping background as long as I need and that's the trick that I think is really cool that we wouldn't have had had you not asked that question.

Class Description

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers

Join one of the best editing instructors, Abba Shapiro, to learn how to work effectively in Premiere Pro®. In this series, you'll learn the tools that allow you to build a story with video.

Abba will cover essential topics such as creating time-lapse videos, building a rough cut, working with audio, and incorporating motion and titles in your videos. Abba will show basic color correction techniques, as well as incorporating filters to enhance the look of your final video.

Lesson Plan

  • Understanding Editing 
  • Tour the Interface 
  • Building a Rough Cut 
  • Refining Your Edit 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Transitions 
  • Filters & Effects 
  • Motion and Animation 
  • Titling and Graphics 
  • Speed Changes 
  • Color Correction 
  • Finishing: Prepping for Output 
  • Sharing and Exporting 
  • Ingesting Media  
  • Media Management & Archiving 
  • Multi-Camera Editing 
  • Creating Timelapses 
  • Advanced Editing Techniques 
  • Thinking Like an Editor 
  • Green Screen, Warp Stabilizer and other Special Tools 

By the end of this class, you will feel proficient in creating video with this complex program. If you've been paying for Adobe's Creative Cloud, this is your guide to understanding and using one of the best tools within your subscription. You’ll be able to bring your images to life, organize your media and begin to build stories to share with your family, friends, and clients. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your business to include video, this class will give you the tools to successfully start creating quality products that will impress!  

For more interaction with Abba during the bootcamp, you can join his Facebook group: 

Abba Shapiro CreativeLive Facebook Group 

"Great class -- wasn't ready to take the leap into Premiere Pro until I had a framework. Not only did Abba give me that framework, but he gave me the tools to manage and balance the story, the editing process, and the start to-finish workflow to create a finished product. And it was fun!" - Creative Live Student 

Software Used: Adobe Premiere CC 2017


  1. Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview
  2. Understanding Editing: Overview
  3. Understanding Editing: Video Examples
  4. Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow
  5. Tour The Interface: Project Panel
  6. Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot
  7. Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over
  8. Tour The Interface: Video Tracks
  9. Tour The Interface: Edit Markers
  10. Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning
  11. Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media
  12. Building a Rough Cut: The Edit
  13. Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points
  14. Refining Your Edit: Preparation
  15. Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts
  16. Refining Your Edit: Using Markers
  17. Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts
  18. Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit
  19. Working with Audio: Overview
  20. Working with Audio: Levels
  21. Working with Audio: Music
  22. Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing
  23. Transitions: Overview
  24. Transitions: Effect Controls
  25. Filters & Effects: Overview
  26. Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters
  27. Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview
  28. Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images
  29. Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture
  30. Motion & Animation: Motion Effects
  31. Titling & Graphics: Overview
  32. Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools
  33. Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects
  34. Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop
  35. Speed Changes: Overview
  36. Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds
  37. Color Correction: Overview
  38. Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes
  39. Color Correction: Contrast
  40. Color Correction: Advanced Tools
  41. Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip
  42. Finishing: Prepping for Output
  43. Finishing: QC Edit Points
  44. Sharing & Exporting: Overview
  45. Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality
  46. Ingesting Media:
  47. Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing
  48. Media Management & Archiving
  49. Multi-Camera Editing: Overview
  50. Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence
  51. Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras
  52. Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing
  53. Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies
  54. Creating Timelapses: Editing Images
  55. Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies
  56. Creating Timelapses: Animation
  57. Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline
  58. Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions
  59. Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts
  60. Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks
  61. Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices
  62. Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story
  63. Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer
  64. Special Tools: Morph Cut
  65. Special Tools: Green Screen


a Creativelive Student

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)

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