My AGP Learning Journal Drew Giorgi

This is the beginning of my learning journal. The first thing I have to say is that I was really excited to see Steve Stockman's book How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck. I am very about this course and about Premiere Pro CC.

Video #1: In this video I just experimented with the stock footage and familiarized myself with the timeline, three-point editing in the source window, and adding in audio. The three-point editing approach feels like it gives me the most control in terms of timing out clips and full sequences; however, it is slower than just dumping the footage on the timeline and hacking away with the trim tools. The titling tools are the easiest I have ever used. I also like how I can duplicate them, change the text and then move on without having to worry about the appearance being ruined.

Project #2: 30-Second Vacation Project. For this project I used a mix of my own video footage and photos along with some of the stock footage available for the earlier project. The idea was to work on a few techniques and be able to track my progress from week to week.

There were two things I set out to do with this video. The first was to line up the clips with different, expressive parts of the music. I used a few different approaches to do this: three-point editing in the source window, the razor tool, and the trim tools. I like using the the three-point editing method in the source window to get the timing exact. In other cases, I wanted to explore the razor tool and the trim tools, so I used this as an excuse to mess around with those.

The other technique I wanted to practice involving using key frames and the pan and zoom effects. These were tricky in that sometimes things would move too fast. I tries to adapt as best I could and adhere to the 30-second time limit. Additionally, I also found I could just move the key frames around by clicking right on them with the mouse. This was really fun and because it is almost tactile in a way it takes a lot of the stress out of making these kinds of adjustments because you feel like you have more control. I also used the same approach to fade out the music, which was great because I could visually see the volume going lower and could control it with the mouse.


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