Intro. to Video Editing

Adobe Premiere Pro ft. Daniel Bulgatz (Graffiti Park)

Daniel Bulgatz will be teaching Introduction to Video Editing on Saturday, November 7th at The Dreamr Lab at Durango Hills YMCA. Class in session! In case you were unable to get a seat, here is a step-by-step guide for the Dreamr Lab opening ceremony. Follow along!

DOWNLOAD THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE HERE

LINK TO ASSETS HERE

STEP 01: CREATE NEW PROJECT

Name the project “dreamrlab_class02_yourname”; it’s good practice to name your documents/projects in an organized and easy-to-read format. Click on “Browse” to select a folder to save your project. Click ‘OK’ to get started!

STEP 02: IMPORT FOOTAGE

Double-click in the Project panel, or right-click and selected Import, to upload media. An important part of

this creative process is to already have a narrative planned out before you begin editing. Be mindful of the sequence of video footage you choose to use that will tell a story with a beginning, middle, and ending. In this project, we will use video clips that show the Las Vegas strip, outside of the Y, and continue “zooming” into the Dreamr Lab when it was being renovated (before and after footages).

STEP 03: EDIT CLIPS

You can you use the Razor Tool (by clicking ‘C’) and cut a video clip into pieces so you can rearrange the a-roll or b-roll in a different sequence. Scrub through the timeline using the blue Playhead, to a specific spot in the video clip where you want to split (or cut) the clip. Arrange/delete clips as needed. If you need to zoom out/in on the timeline, you can drag that handle at the bottom of the timelime to adjust your view. If you need to edit the sound of the video clip such as removing, adjusting the volume, etc.

STEP 04: ADD MUSIC

Import music (repeat Step 02) and drag track onto the bottom layer of the timeline.

STEP 05: ADD TITLE ANIMATION AND/OR TRANSITIONS

In the “Effects” workspace, choose a title preset in the Essential Graphics panel. When you’ve found a

title animation that you like, select and drag it on a layer on top of your video footage. You can adjust the length of the animation by selecting the clip and dragging the edge of the clip to lengthen/shorten animation; place the title animation at the beginning of the timeline. In the Essential Graphics panel, you can edit the text (and design elements) in the Edit tab.

Choose a transition, or any other effect, in the Effects panel; unlike the title animation where we dragged the animation on the top layer, drag the effect on of the video clip(s).

STEP 06: RENDER VIDEO

When you are happy with your video, select all clips (command + ‘A’) or dragging your cursor over all clips, then go to Sequence menu and select Render Selection.

YOU’VE COMPLETED YOUR FIRST B-ROLL SEQUENCE!

Good job! This is just the start. Happy editing!