Video Production with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5: Learn by Video
This course from expert editor and trainer Maxim Jago takes you on a journey from script to screen. Beginning with Adobe Story and moving on to Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, After Effects, the Adobe Media Encoder, and Encore, you´ll follow a client brief to create a complete project, learning everything you need to know to produce media assets for broadcast and the web. In addition to updating your skills by introducing the new and enhanced features in CS5.5, this course will help to consolidate your familiarity with the existing technologies. You’ll also spend some time looking at creative decisions relating to the original brief and how they affect the choices made within the creative applications. When you finish this course you will feel more confident than ever in your ability to work with the applications in the Creative Suite, make creative choices about media and the technology they use, and dynamically share creative work between multiple applications.
This unique workshop takes you through the complete process of creating a video project, from script-writing in Adobe Story all the way to editing in Premiere Pro, adding titles and effects with After Effects, and outputting with Adobe Media Encoder and Encore. Along the way you’ll learn how to create assets and effects in Photoshop and work with sound in Audition. The contents of this course include:
An Overview of New Features in CS5.5
This course is based on the wonderful new CS5.5 update, and the videos in this chapter highlight just a few of the many significant developments in this release.
Starting with Story
Story is Adobe’s script-writing tool that automates creating industry-standard scripts. It also has advanced project management tools. This chapter tells you everything you need to know to get to work with this wonderful writer's friend.
From Project Preparation to Assembly Edit with Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS5.5 is a major component of the Creative Suite, acting as both your editor and a hub around which other applications produce media. This chapter introduces the key skills you need to produce an edit to order with the new tools introduced in CS5.5.
Core Editing with Premiere Pro
Once you have created your assembly edit, it’s time to get down to some serious editing with Premiere Pro. This chapter shows you some advanced techniques for transforming your assembly edit into a final cut.
Creating Assets and Effects with Photoshop
Photoshop is so much more than a graphics and photo-editing tool. In fact, it provides significant additional tools for the video editor. This chapter shows you some useful features and walks you through creating assets for the project we are working on.
Sound Fixing and Audio Mixing with Audition
Audition is a powerful audio post-production tool that blends perfectly into the Creative Suite. This chapter introduces the key interface elements and walks you through building a complete sound mix for our trailer.
Animating Titles with After Effects
After Effects is a powerful compositing and effects application with well-regarded text animation tools. This chapter shows you how to work with text and create animation to incorporate into your video edits.
Special Effects Work with After Effects
The clue is in the name: After Effects is a special effects powerhouse! This chapter introduces some key special effects workflows based on an intro sequence for our trailer.
Finishing with Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro is often used as a hub within the Creative Suite. This chapter shows you how to bring everything into your project and incorporate new assets into a final sequence.
Grading and Finishing with After Effects
Many editors finish their work in After Effects. The powerful effect Color Finesse, by Synthetic Aperture, is included with After Effects and this chapter focuses on using it to grade our trailer.
Outputting to Adobe Media Encoder, Encore, and the Render Queue
This is it – the big moment. The project is complete, the client has approved, and it's time to output to multiple media. This chapter shows you how to use export settings in Premiere Pro and After Effects and walks you through creating an interactive DVD and web video based on our trailer.