Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview
This is one of my favorite things to do is to teach and one of my favorite things to teach is video editing because there's so much more to video editing than just the software, just cutting things. So let's take a look at what we're going to be covering in this course over the next 20 lessons. So the big picture is what you're going to get out of this class. First of all I want you to have a better understanding of the world of video. Video is very confusing for a lot of folks who are just entering into it, there's all these formats and frame rates and codecs and all this video jargon that you need to get your head wrapped around and that's all scary. We're going to weave in some of the aesthetics of editing, not just how you cut, but why you cut and when you cut so you can become a better editor, so people actually enjoy watching what you're creating. By knowing how to edit your footage, you're probably going to become a better at videography, you're going to shoot better because the...
re's nothing as challenging as trying to cut your own videography and yelling at yourself why did I do that, who was this camera person, oh it was me. So we're going to learn that. And of course mostly we're going to learn how to edit in Premiere Pro. So who's the class for? Well it's for beginners, if you've never edited before, that's great we're going to really go from beginning to end (mumbles) and try to make it very clear. And some of you watching some of you here are self-taught you jumped right into the program, you clicked here and there, you kind of figured it out, but there's probably things you missed, you might be doing something in five or six steps that you can do in one or two, so there's that group. The old soul, I like this, you used previous versions of Premiere, and you're like I kind of know how to use, it's changed so much, it is an amazing program that has really souped it up since it became a Creative Cloud application updating every quarter, it's pretty much state of the art. Movers and shakers, I like this, you've moved from another non-linear editing program, see I'm already using jargon and LE, okay and we're going to use a lot of jargon and guess what I'm going to try to explain it and if I do not explain it, raise your hand and say what does that mean, what is b-roll, what is I can't even think of questions you could ask 'cause it's so amazing. So we're going to do that, movers, so if you moved to another program, Legacy Editing program and you just want to see how it works in Premier, we're going to go deep enough that you'll learn how to use Premier and do the things you did in the other programs. And then those in the know, you're pretty comfortable, you have some gaps, the good thing is, the people who know that they don't know everything are ready to learn more and I'm happy to have those folks here also. So it's pretty much the (mumbles). We're going to do some basic stuff so that you don't have to be scared and for those people who have used applications like this, we're going to go a little deeper and you'll probably learn some tricks that you didn't know you didn't know. So this is what we plan to cover over the next four weeks. What is non linear editing? I mean that's the big question, it's editing but this is non linear, this is unique. We're going to look at basic editing, how to fine tune your edit, working with sound both voice and music, transitions and filters, it's more than just a cut and sometimes you don't want to go crazy and do the star wipe so we'll meet in the middle. We'll look at how to create titles and graphics within Premiere as well as leverage things such as Photoshop for titles. We're going to animate those clips, fly things in, putting clips into motion. For photographers, one of the big things that photographers love to do is do movement on their still images. And so we're going to learn how to pan across your still images, zoom in, so they really come to life and you can really show off the nuance of your work. We're going to look at color correcting or color grading within Premiere, so if you need to fix a shot or enhance a shot or just notch it up a level, especially for those folks that have come from say Lightroom or Photoshop, you're used to doing it on a single frame, how do you do it in Premier on 30 frames per second. And are the tools different or are they similar? So we'll be exploring that. We'll look at compositing, that's just laying things on top of each other for those who've never done anything with either stills, Photoshop, or video. So that's a new term for some folks, but even putting a title over a graphic or over a photograph, that would be called compositing. We're going to work with creating time lapse, I love time lapses, I shoot them all the time. We need to be patient or you need to be able to nap. But I love working with time lapses and we're going to dedicate an entire lesson to that because it is one of my favorite things to work with. And then of course how you can be a better editor, how you can edit smarter, how you can work with all of this footage that you've amassed and actually come out with a show that you like. So breaking it down into each of the weeks, these are the lessons that we're going to be working on. We're going to be wrapping your head basically around video and video editing, that's today, that's what we're going to be covering today and then tomorrow in lesson two, it's Meet Premiere Pro and what I want to do is I want to be able to get you from soup to nuts really quick just to give you an overarching view of Premiere, so we're going to actually just start at the very beginning and very quickly cut a program and export it using a lot of the techniques that we'll learn throughout the course. And after that we're going to start breaking it down into individual lessons that you can easily digest and as you can see building a rough cut, refining your edit, sounds good, working with audio, audio is one of the challenging things for a lot of folks who are used to working in photography because there is no sound. And we're going to jump onto week two, we're going to look at transitions, you've got the look, we're going to work with filters and effects to stylize your videos. As I said motion moving around on an image on moving images around within the space of your frame. We're going to work on titling and graphics, speed changes, which is very popular, everything from creating a still to slow motion. We're going to look at basic color correction and it's going to be actually a little deeper than basic color correction, we're going to actually look at some of the great filters that are now available in Premiere. And then preparing for output, how you can finish your show and finalize your show so that it works really well. We're also going to share, learning to share, called sharing when you export it, think of it as printing a document, if it's a work document. And then we're going to go back and we're going to do it all over again now that you have all these skills and we're going to kind of show from beginning to end and now make all the sets because you've just had 18 classes learning about it and of course at the very end of week three, we're going to actually how do you media manage all of the stuff, what if you just want to archive your show and not the hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes that you might already have. Week four, this is a popular thing, multicamera editing, you're shooting with multiple cameras, you want to sync them all and just be able to switch like you would see in a studio or live editing, it's a great time saver. We're going to look at creating time lapses as I said earlier, advanced editing tricks and techniques, that's our catch all class for the cool stuff, putting it all together, we're quickly cut the show, look at some of the special tools in Premier, there's some amazing things that it can do, stabilizing shaking video, morph cut where you can actually transition from one interview shot to another one where it doesn't look like a cut. Green screens and giving shows looks, it's a lot that we're going to be covering over the next four weeks.