Dynamic Linking with Adobe® Premiere® Pro Creative Cloud®


Adobe® After Effects®


Lesson Info

Dynamic Linking with Adobe® Premiere® Pro Creative Cloud®

Okay before I get into some of the lip sinking stuff I wanted to get into our dynamic linking um this is a this is a workflow that lets you bring projects from aftereffects into premier pro there's a lot of dining dynamic linking throughout the adobe apse that allow you to work on have a have a uh I have a project have a piece of footage or something that you've created in one app and be able to go back to the original and do some editing to it and it automatically updates well this is kind of an extension of that so in after effects or premier if you have a say photoshopped layer or photoshopped file or something like that or another video source of some sort if you have it inside the project it's just a carrier for the content so if you go in edit the original then it automatically updates and that's kind of a cool length that works here with this work flow to um I'm going to launch premiere now I've got this er project here that we worked on this morning in after effects and what I'...

m looking at here is the actual project file not looking at a rendered video or a copy of anything this is the aftereffects project so if I go back tio let's actually hide premier pro so I can show you here the whole workflow that was the first thing this morning and it was in here so it's the re timing that was this uh, cool effect that I did here where I actually re timed this this movie so if I go in here and see that one hasn't been done yet so I'm going to change my timing time stretch and that one see that one I did take down teo it already has been time. Okay, so does fifteen seconds I did save it. Okay, good, good, good. Okay, I thought wait a second it's it's uh it looks longer but I already changed the cops so I took what was a twelve minutes of footage and compressed it to fifteen seconds so I could render this here do a ramp review and wait for it there and what not and it would play through or I can open it up in premiere so I make shaker sure I saved it. I saved right safe. Yes. So I go back to premiere and let me just get rid of this stuff here so I can start all over with a fresh, fresh project here. So I'll just go to my project uh been here and select import and I'll go out to my day three segment one and we'll go to that project so I'm selecting the actual uh after effects project here, so I select that file and I click import and before it lets me import anything it says oh you've got to compositions in here which one do you want teo pull in so I'm going to grab time stretch and that is the re timing one that's the one I just showed you in after effects click okay and there it iss it brings it in so now what I need to do is have a sequence that I can bring that into well, I can create a brand new sequence just like created a cop and after effects and premiere you create sequences so I can quickly do that that matches this the settings of this video just by clicking and dragging over this little paige curl type icon thing there and that instantly makes a a new sequence from the settings of that video clip so now I can just preview with the space bar playback don't have to ram preview or anything I'm just playing back course it might skip out a little bit because I am using my other resource is in there if I did need to render that I would just come up here tio uh render my sequence sweeps somebody else's mouse's interfering here here we go so so I can I can render that out uh or I can going back to after effects and uh make adjustments so say I wanted to change the timing even more on this let's make it absurd um stretch and let's, go down to five seconds since two to fifteen okay didn't work. Uh, why didn't this get shorter? If we try that again, there we go. All right, so now I've just made the clip shorter on there have to save it first save now I can go back to premiere and that should update to the new length and it didn't know what kind of did it wants to. Okay, okay, so so that's that's one way of getting in there and cheating a bit. The nice thing with this is the way I've used it in the past, as if I've got something like I showed you the green screen stuff and we wanted to test how something worked without having to go through rendering the whole piece taking that rendered file is a compro are temporary file, bringing that into premier, seeing how it worked and are edited timeline with all of our life edits or other pieces, and you're able to just throw that in on the timeline and make that work, you can just bring the comp and instead go back, keep tweaking the calm and you'll be able to see the live updates here in premiere so that's just a touch on the dynamic linking, I'm going to go into this in much further detail next week during creative cloud week, so we'll be able tio to really dive into that and show you in a workflow. Re alive. Type of work flow. How this all comes together.

Class Description

Adobe® After Effects® Creative Cloud® is a hallmark broadcast video and film production program — but it has so many functions, it’s hard to know where to start. In this essential video-editing class, renowned video producer and Adobe® Certified Expert Jeff Foster will walk you through how to use the many functions of Adobe® After Effects® to enhance your projects with visual effects and motion graphics.

You’ll learn the basics for controlling movement, animating simple objects and 3D space, create interesting text and title animations, composite videos with and without green screen. Using real-world production examples, Jeff will guide you through this complex program and unpack the tools and terminology so that you can apply your skills right away and with confidence.

Software Used: Adobe After Effects CC (12.0)



Jeff Foster seems like a great, knowledgeable guy. But this course is so disappointing. The classes are disorganized, convoluted yet shallow, and waste an awful lot of time. And they’re just lectures — you’re just watching him do stuff — no lessons where you can work along with him to really absorb what’s going on. My biggest complaints are 1) It seems like he didn’t prepare very much, so we end up watching him go through features one by one, sometimes just to try to find the thing that’s going to illustrate the point he’s trying to make; and 2) he’s unnecessarily confusing. Here’s an easy example. In the “parenting” class, which hinges on one layer’s relationship to another, he created identical layers and named them identically. So he’s explaining that “blue solid” is the parent to “blue solid.” And then he proceeds to discuss the layers, which are numbered #1, #2, #3, by calling them “the first layer” (#3), “the second layer” (#2), and “the third layer” (#1.) After Effects is complicated enough! Maybe I’m spoiled by having learned Illustrator with a wonderful Creative Live course. This is not that.