Learning Adobe Premiere CC at the Intermediate Level


This workshop is designed for teachers who have functional knowledge of Adobe Premiere CC but need to add more skills and features to their knowledge bank.




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Create Smoother Slow-Motion Effects  Get Files

◊ Asset provided above courtesy of Premiere Pro Help


Learn how to apply Optical Flow and Time Remapping effects in Adobe Premiere Pro to conventionally shot footage to create better looking and smoother slow motion.


Create a New Premiere Pro Project

Name the project: Slow-Motion Effects and import the DG_Hoverboard_oo3 clip and preview the clip.


Adjust speed duration

To enhance the jump let's slow down the clip. In the Timeline Panel, right-click and choose Speed Duration and set it to 50% leaving everything else with the default settings, render and preview the clip again.

Note: Not a smooth effect/just duplicating every other frame


Adjust Time Interpolation

To improve the quality of slowing down the clip let's adjust the Time Interpolation, return to the Speed Duration dialog box and change  Frame Sampling to Optical Flow, this option will create new frames in between frames making it appear  smoother. Render and preview the clip again.


slow down only a portion of the clip

Let's take it a step further, open the Effect Controls Panel and expand Time Remapping, create keyframes at the beginning of the jump (approx. 1:07)  and the end of the first turn, (approx. 3:36), then drag out the handles adjust the Velocity to make it slower. Render and preview the clip again.

Note: in the Timeline Panel right-click the clip and choose  Time Interpolation and verify Optical Flow is still selected.


Create Title Graphics


Easily create titles directly on your video using the Type tool in the Essential Graphics panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Add shapes, text, images, and video to layers that you can rearrange and adjust with tools you’re familiar with.


Open the Graphics workspace

With your sequence already open in the Timeline panel, click Graphics in the workspace bar at the top of the screen or choose Window --> Workspaces --> Graphics from the main menu.


Select a Motion Graphics template

Browse in the Essential Graphics panel to the Titles folder and double-click to open the folder. Drag the Film Presents Motion Graphics template onto a video track in the Timeline, where it becomes a clip with the default duration. Adjust the clip’s timing and duration to suit your footage. You may wish to add a transition to improve the way the title appears in your sequence.

Note: Some templates use Adobe Typekit fonts that you may not have installed. Check the appropriate font in the Resolve Fonts dialog box to sync it with your system.


Edit the template text

Select a title clip in your sequence. It will appear in the Program Monitor. Select the Type tool and click once on the sample text so that you see a red bounding box. Now you can edit the displayed text.


Edit the template style

With a title clip already selected in your sequence and the Selection tool active, click once on the text in the Program Monitor so that you see a blue bounding box. Select the Edit tab in the Essential Graphics panel and then, in the Text section, change the typeface to a different font or font style. Adjust the font size slider to increase or decrease the size. Change other text properties as you wish.


Create or apply a master style

When you’re satisfied with your text styling, open the Master Styles sub-menu and choose Create Master Text Style. Give the new master style a name and click OK.


Add motion with keyframes

To enhance your title visually, feel free to animate the parameters of effects you apply to a title clip — for example, animate the position and size using keyframes — or add a Cross Dissolve effect at the beginning or end of a clip. The templates that ship with Premiere Pro employ creative uses of these effects: Convolution Kernel, Fast Color Corrector (Blue Lens), Gaussian Blur, or Levels (Animated Diagonal Glow).


Export a Motion Graphics template

Select a title clip in your sequence. Select Graphics > Export As Motion Graphics Template from the main menu. Rename the template if you wish and choose a destination, whether within the Essential Graphics panel, on your local drive, or in your Creative Cloud Library. Click OK. The template you export is now available for use in future projects and sharable with others via Creative Cloud Libraries. Access them later through the Essential Graphics panel or in your Library (under Motion Graphics Templates).


Copy the motion graphic throughout your project

To add credits in the same style throughout your project, Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (MacOS) the clip to duplicate it elsewhere in your sequence.



Edit a Music Video  Get Files

◊ Asset provided above courtesy of Premiere Pro Help


Learn some great tips for assembling your clips on the Premiere Pro timeline, creating a multicam sequence, and making cuts in that sequence. You’ll also see how easy it is to edit to the beat using markers, adjust colors with the Lumetri Color panel, and explore speed ramping where you slow down or speed up a clip to give your video a dramatic effect.


Explore the assets from the music video shoot

Become familiar with the footage and audio you’re working with.


Create a multicamera sequence with audio synchronization

Automatically synchronize all of your footage with the master audio file.


Select all of the clips that contain audio including the master audio file.  (Look in the following folders: Dan_Vocals, Instruments, Audio) In the Project panel, right-click and choose Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence with the following settings:

Open the newly created "clip" by right-clicking on it and choosing Open in Timeline.


Right-click on the "clip" again and choose New Sequence from Clip. The clips you combined have been moved in the the Processed Clips folder and you now have a Multi-Camera Sequence and a Sequence



Cut between clips in a multicamera sequence

Edit your video in real time using keyboard shortcuts and standard editing tools.


Enable overlays for multicamera editing in the Program Monitor by clicking on the Settings icon (wrench) and choosing Overlay Settings --> Overlay and check Enable overlays during playback, then click on the Settings icon again and choose Overlay.


Select the Toggle Multi-Camera View icon to enable the multi-cameras.


TIP: To swap out a camera shot right-click on the clip in the Timeline panel and choose Multi-Camera.


Edit to the beat using markers

Easily drop markers onto your timeline and automatically place clips using Automate to Sequence.


Open the provided sequence -- Believer_Make the Cut, we will be using this sequence to add are markers to the beat. Press the letter M to create a marker. Open the Young_Dan_Chair bin and sort the clips in the order you would like them to play. Click the Automate to Sequence icon and use the following settings, and then click OK.

Preview your sequence.


Fine-tune the look of your video

Correct tone, adjust color, and stylize the appearance of your music video using creative LUTs, curves, and dozens of other controls available in the Lumetri Color panel.


Change Workspace to Color to open the Lumetri Color panel. The Creative menu are a set of film style presets and can be previewed by clicking on the arrows in the Preview Window. HSL Secondary can be used to change the color of a selection.


Modify the speed of clips for dramatic effect

Slow down or accelerate your footage and smooth the effect with interpolation options, including Optical Flow. Vary speed changes within a clip using speed ramps.


There are two basics methods to adjust the speed of the footage:

Speed/Duration - adjusts the speed of the entire clip

Speed Ramping - Changes/adjusts speed overtime slowing up / slowing down


Time Interpolation -- consider using Optical Flow to create a more smooth/fluid playback of speed change.

Note: always render BEFORE previewing when adjusting speed.


Speed/Duration can be applied to a clip by right-clicking and choosing Speed/Duration.


Speed Ramps can be applied by right-clicking on the Effects Badge icon and choosing Time Remapping --> Speed, then on the clip and then Command+click (Mac) or Control+click (Win) on the velocity line to add Ramp Handles, pull handles apart to adjust speed between handles.






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