Author's Acknowledgments

So many people helped me complete this project that I hardly know where to begin. First and foremost I wish to thank my family for allowing me to work two full-time jobs as I completed this updated edition Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies. My wife, Christa, has been my entire support staff, head cheerleader, creative advisor, and inspiration throughout my entire writing ca-reer. She was the one who urged me to start writing for a small motorcycle magazine in 1995, and that endeavor has led to so many great adventures and challenges in the years since. I owe everything to Christa.

My undying gratitude also goes out to my two very favorite movie subjects, Soren and Cole Un-derdahl. Not only do my boys take direction well, but they are also incredibly intelligent and look great on camera! I also received help both on-screen and behind the scenes from Ryan Hol-brook, as well as James Singleton and his band, Komakazies.

I wish I could take full credit for the quality and content of Premiere Elements 8 For Dum-mies, but many other kind folks contributed to this work to make it what it is. I'd like to thank Amy Fandrei for giving me the opportunity to give Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies a much needed update, my project editor Rebecca Huehls, my technical editor Dennis Cohen, my copy editor Debbye Butler, and the many other folks at Wiley who toiled to make this one of the best references on Adobe Premiere Elements to be found.

I had help from some industry people, ...

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