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Adobe Premiere CS4: How to Create a Short Film Tutorial

Premiere Pro CS4 is the flagship movie making software from Adobe. It allows the full creation of a movie from capture, through editing and output to various formats, including DVD, FLV, MP4 and Blueray. This course, authored by freelance filmmaker Mark Struthers of ENERGY STUDIOS, illustrates many tips and tricks that can be integrated into your own Premiere projects. An assortment of movie clips, photographs and audio files that were used throughout the course are made available for practice purposes. To begin learning Adobe Premiere CS4: How to Create a Short Film, simply click on one of the movie topics.


Introduction & Overview
Course Overview

Setting the Scene

New Features pt. 1
New Features pt. 2
Useful Project Settings to Assist Workflow
Integrating Other Programs
Interface & Workspace for Efficiency
Importing & Capturing Footage
Footage / Files / Clips & Bins
File Management Tips
Bridge To Organize

Getting Organized

Using Video Effects to Improve Footage
Establishing the Scene pt. 1
Establishing the Scene pt. 2
Establishing the Scene pt. 3
Matching Sequences to Screenplay
Using Stock Imagery pt. 1
Using Stock Imagery pt. 2
Importance of Rendering
Auto Save & Backing Up
Markers for Organization

Establishing Atmosphere

Introducing Characters
Using Titles pt. 1
Using Titles pt. 2
Sound Effects
Incorporating Music pt. 1 - Music Library
Incorporating Music pt. 2 - Using Own Music
Use of Color for Impact pt. 1
Use of Color for Impact pt. 2
Fun Animation
Time & Motion
Character Animation
Planning Ahead

Integrating Programs

Integrating Akvis Sketch pt. 1
Integrating Akvis Sketch pt. 2
Integrating Akvis Sketch pt. 3
Adobe Photoshop pt. 1 - Improving Stills
Adobe Photoshop pt. 2 - Masking & Cut Outs
Ken Burns Effect
Adobe After Effects for Looks & Styles
Image Sequences
Text Speech Pro
Audio Editors
Soundbooth Scores
Toon It
Adobe Illustrator Live Trace
Putting It Together


Audio Effects in Premiere
Compression & Reverb pt. 1
Compression & Reverb pt. 2
Compression & Reverb pt. 3
Audio Positioning pt. 1
Audio Positioning pt. 2
Audio Positioning pt. 3
Optimizing Audio with Sound Editors
Audio Enhancements pt. 1
Audio Enhancements pt. 2
Balancing Gain pt. 1
Balancing Gain pt. 2
Compositing Audio Elements pt. 1
Compositing Audio Elements pt. 2
Compositing Audio Elements pt. 3
Compositing Audio Elements pt. 4

Visual Effects

Looking at Invisibility pt. 1
Looking at Invisibility pt. 2
Looking at Invisibility pt. 3
Audio Transitions
Video Transitions
Layers & Overlays pt. 1
Layers & Overlays pt. 2
Keying - Color Key
Unlocking Keys
Garbage Mattes pt. 1
Garbage Mattes pt. 2
Adobe 'Ultra' for Keying
Saving Presets

Viewing & Distributing

Project Archiving
Clip Notes Pt. 1
Clip Notes Pt. 2
Exporting Stills for Promotion
Using Adobe InDesign for Movie Promotion
FLV for Web Movies
Dreamweaver Integration
DVD Authoring pt. 1
DVD Authoring pt. 2


Wrap Up
About the Author

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