Video Production with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5: Learn by Video

Video description

his innovative, in-depth video training course and accompanying 48-page full-color book, is aimed at intermediate users who need to get up speed on the new features of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS5.5, and expand their knowledge of Adobe’s Production Premium Suite.The course takes the user on a journey from script to screen. Beginning with Adobe Story, moving on to Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, After Effects, the Adobe Media Encoder and Encore, the course follows a client brief to produce media assets for broadcast and the web.Experienced instructor Maxim Jago presents nine hours of exceptional quality video tutorials, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Premiere Pro and After Effects. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Meeting the Brief 00:03:44
    2. Interpreting the Brief 00:06:19
    3. Introducing Story, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Photoshop 00:07:56
  2. An Overview of New Features in CS5.5
    1. Integrating Scripts into Premiere Pro with Story 00:05:44
    2. New Media Features in Premiere Pro 00:06:37
    3. Performance Enhancements in Premiere Pro 00:04:35
    4. Adobe Media Encoder Enhancements 00:02:32
    5. New Tools and Effects in After Effects 00:05:07
    6. New Tools for Stereoscopic 3D in After Effects 00:05:03
    7. Round-Tripping with Audition and Premiere Pro 00:06:08
    8. A Taste of the New Features in Audition 00:04:35
  3. Starting with Story
    1. Automated Writing Tools for Industry-Standard Scripts 00:06:39
    2. Managing Projects, Scripts and Supporting Documents 00:06:24
    3. Setting Up Script Collaboration 00:05:36
    4. Tagging Scripts with Metadata 00:06:27
    5. Producing Breakdown Reports for Production and Post 00:03:37
    6. Tracking Changes and Version Histories 00:06:27
    7. Some Rules of Writing for the Screen 00:06:42
    8. Linking Story Metadata with Video Assets Using OnLocation 00:06:30
  4. From Project Preparation to Assembly Edit with Premiere Pro
    1. Preparing the Project 00:03:18
    2. Organizing Media and Good Practice 00:07:00
    3. Working with the Source Panel to Assess Media 00:07:24
    4. Working with Embedded Dialogue from Story 00:01:46
    5. Telling Premiere Pro How to Interpret Footage 00:04:13
    6. Building the First Assembly Edit 00:08:04
    7. Using Label Colors to Manage Media 00:05:22
    8. Using Test Effects to Assess Media 00:04:15
    9. In-Project Version Histories and Management 00:04:26
  5. Core Editing with Premiere Pro
    1. Responding to the Brief: Progress and What's Left to Do 00:04:10
    2. Moving from the Assembly Edit to the First Rough Cut 00:05:22
    3. Making a Custom Workspace for Editing 00:02:56
    4. Shortcuts to Cut Out Unwanted Media 00:03:38
    5. Layering and Blend Modes 00:04:20
    6. Placeholder Titles 00:04:19
    7. Fine-Tuning by Trimming 00:06:07
    8. Timeline Management 00:06:50
    9. Timing Cuts to Convey Pace and Rhythm 00:05:01
  6. Creating Assets and Effects with Photoshop
    1. Creating Images to Match the Brief 00:03:43
    2. Breaking Apart a Layer to Make Animated Clouds 00:04:18
    3. Resizing Photos for Video 00:04:07
    4. Correcting Color in Photos 00:05:49
    5. Preparing a Video Clip for an Intro with Photoshop Effects 00:05:46
    6. Creating 2D Titles 00:06:08
    7. Adding Life to a Logo 00:04:48
    8. Creating an Animated 3D Object 00:07:13
  7. Sound Fixing and Audio Mixing with Audition
    1. Introducing Audition for Soundbooth Users 00:07:36
    2. An Introduction to Track Controls, FX, and EQ
    3. Sharing a Sequence with Premiere Pro
    4. Fixing Audio, Part 1
    5. Fixing Audio, Part 2
    6. Adjusting Levels with Envelopes and the Mixer
    7. Automatically Adjusting Levels
    8. Adjusting Music Levels
    9. Parametric EQ
    10. Sending It Back to Premiere Pro
  8. Animating Titles with After Effects
    1. Creating Text
    2. Manipulating Text
    3. Animating Text
    4. Using Text Animation Presets
    5. The Preset Library
    6. Adjusting Text Animation Presets
  9. Special Effects Work with After Effects
    1. Blending Text and Video
    2. Masking Video with Text
    3. Combining Everything to Zoom into the Text
    4. Adding a Textured Background from Presets
    5. Adding Virtual Lights
  10. Finishing with Premiere Pro
    1. Importing Assets from After Effects and Photoshop
    2. Color Correction with Premiere Pro, Part 1
    3. Color Correction with Premiere Pro, Part 2
    4. Checking the Project with Scopes and Waveforms
    5. Backups: Archiving Your Project
  11. Grading and Finishing with After Effects
    1. Importing a Sequence from Premiere Pro
    2. Segment Effects and Adjustment Layers
    3. Simplified and Advanced Toolsets with Color Finesse
    4. Overview of the Color Finesse Toolset
    5. Using Curves to Add Depth
    6. Using Color Finesse to Create a Look
    7. Setting Safe Limits with Color Finesse
    8. Using the Color Finesse Gallery
    9. Color Matching with Color Finesse
  12. Outputting to Adobe Media Encoder, Encore, and the Render Queue
    1. Checking an After Effects Project Before Rendering
    2. Meeting the Brief with the After Effects Render Queue
    3. Preparing Your Premiere Pro project for the Adobe Media Encoder
    4. Meeting the Brief with the Adobe Media Encoder
    5. Creating the Encore Project
    6. Organizing Assets in Encore
    7. Creating Timelines and Menus
    8. Setting Up Buttons and a Slideshow
    9. Linking Everything Together
    10. Transcoding Options
    11. Outputting to DVD and Blu-ray
    12. Making a Flash Movie Version of Your Project

Product information

  • Title: Video Production with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5: Learn by Video
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: July 2011
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0132821621