Short video project

In this project, you will work in small groups to shoot video of a simple action. This action can be anything your group chooses: drinking a cup of coffee, moving through a building and up the elevator, reading a book and drinking tea. Your subject should be something simple and everyday.

Your group will create a simple storyboard to describe some of the shots you plan to get. Try and tell the story of your action using different kind of shots: wide, medium and close up. Pay attention to where the camera is located as the video describes.

You will shoot as group in class. Try to get all the shots from your storyboard, but don’t be afraid to get some others as the soot progresses. Make sure to include enough pre and post roll for editing purposes.

After shooting, each member of the group will take a copy of all the footage and edit a version. At the end of the project, each person will hand in a unique copy of the finial video.

When editing your video, make sure to think about using tempo and timing to create a deliberate style to your scene. Make sure each shot follows as naturally as possible from the last to create unity. Use transitions, effects and titles to finish the work and make it uniquely yours.

Video should be minimum 30 seconds long.
Edited and exported and embedded video due next class.

Watch Chapter 2 of the training for an overview of making a finished project in premier.

The importance of editing.

Video Editing Lecture notes


1 Set up project, make sure project file, media and scratch disks are set to same folder!
2 Import media
3 Select chunks of clips in source windo by marking in and out points
4 Drag marked clips from source to timeline to build project
5 add transitions and effects
6 export media to h.264

Big concepts:Video projects are collections of files, not just single files.Media management basics.Codecs, containers and compression. Definitions of each and editing vs deliveryEditing needs extra time around shotsDeveloping a workflow.Rendering, what is it?

Premiere proDifference between fcp and Adobe

Opening projectMake folder on workspaceRemind not to work on server disksChange scratch disk to that folderSelect new or use recentsScratch disks set to external driveSave new project as.To externalMake folder for all, Show how folder has all project files in it after savingShow how to back up folder to server drive

In programDifferent views- set view to default editingHighlight parts of interfaceMenuToolbarSource monitor,effect controls, equivalent to inspector imN motionProject window, media browser, effects library-describe finctionsTimeline-shuttle controlsProgram window- shows edits- view final piece

Import media, many ways, add from media browser to project window

Open assets in source window, set points and manipulateuDoble clicking on clip in timeline brings it up in source monitor

Find usable segment in source monitor, use i and o to set points, then drag that section to timelineShow play controls, jkl, arrow keys\ zoom to fit

Manipulate clip ends by hovering over edge of clip, clicking and dragging.Show edit tools, ripple, rolling, move forward and back

Apply effects by dragging them to clips in source window or timeline, if in timeline, adjust controls in source window and see effect in project window.

Show contextual controls examine options and focus on speed duration

Save and export, show preset- h264