Visitor there are several free options for video editing such as Windows Movie Maker and iMovie. There also several options for professional video editing software such Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, and Avid.
In this mission you are going to learn the basics of Adobe Premiere while learning about the importance of three point editing. Are you ready?
As we explore video editing with Adobe Premiere you are going to learn a lot of new terms that have been around since before your born. Until recently movies were shot on film and editing consisted of actually "cutting" the film strip. Even though most modern filmmaking is now digital and we use computers for editing, many of the old terms from when editing film are still used.
Adobe Premiere, and other video editing software, allow for non-linear editing and are also known as NLEs (non-linear editors). At the heart of non-linear editing is the concept of non-destructive editing. What does that mean? That means that an original copy of your footage is set aside in the editor and you make all of your cuts and changes to virtual copies.
As you explore Adobe Premiere you are going to learn about three-point editing. It is the foundation for all film editing. But ... before we get started with three-point editing let's learn about project management and the Adobe Premiere interface.
You will be using the script below to guide your edit during the upcoming tutorials.
INT. WAREHOUSE NIGHT We see down a dark hallway, and BECKY’s head pops up against the wall on the right side of the frame, she’s panting.
the KILLER enters down the hall, Becky looks and sees him, starts to run.
KILLER follows, axe in hand. When she looks back, he’s on top of her.
Killer swings the axe down on her throat.
INT. BEDROOM MORNING Overhead shot of Becky, waking from bad dream. She checks her throat, gets out of bed.
INT. KITCHEN MORNING ALLY, Becky’s roommate is making coffee. Becky enters.
Ally hands her a cup of coffee.
Follow along with the tutorials below to learn how to edit using Adobe Premiere. The key is to be organized and then understand three point editing.
- Project Folders Organization is paramount as an editor.
- Download Project Files Once downloaded extract the files to the Media folder you just created.
- Importing Media
- Adobe Premiere Interface
- Three Point Editing
At this point you are going to complete the edit of the scene using rest of the footage and following the script.
Hopefully you have a decent understanding of three-point editing using Adobe Premiere. If your happy with your edit and it matches the scripts, COMPLETE the mission and move on to learn about scoring your film in Garageband.