Chapter 5

Prepping Your Movie Projects


Bullet Starting a new project

Bullet Saving and opening projects

Bullet Managing preferences

Bullet Creating sequences

Ready. Set. Go! It’s time to begin your movie.

Much like playing that first gig with your garage band, participating in a triathlon, or meeting the parents of your new partner, success with Premiere Pro comes from adequate preparation before the first clip is even imported. Otherwise, things may not go as well as hoped. It’s no secret that poor planning often leads to poor production. I’m not saying that you need to stand in front of your whiteboard like a coach mapping out a game plan, but you will need to make sure Premiere Pro is locked and loaded for your specific needs. Taking the time to get it ready means the program runs smoother as you get set to edit your masterpiece, keeping your head clear for creative decisions, and not changing settings with every other move.

Starting Your Project

Think of a Premiere Pro project as the home base for your movie. It’s the place where multiple sequences, your video and audio assets, and alternate ...

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