O'Reilly logo

Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

12

Getting to Know Adobe Premiere Elements

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering why Premiere Elements may work for you

arrow Setting up the program to match your needs

arrow Understanding the new features

After your footage is shot and your editing suite is set up, it’s time to get to work. By work, I mean having fun making your movie. Putting it together is like assembling a giant jigsaw puzzle that you make up as you go along. Before you can get to the fun stuff, you have to set up the workspace to accommodate your needs before you can get to work on your movie.

Did I say work again? Well, it’s fun work. Non-linear editing has the potential to be one of the most creative and accessible art forms. Think of your footage as nothing more than words, and the editing process is what helps shape the visual content to your vision. But in order to fully take advantage of it, you’ll need to understand the landscape before fully immersing yourself in it. All too often, people import footage into a non-linear editing (NLE) program, assemble a couple of clips, and then wrongly assume they easily made a movie. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required