Creating beautiful animated slide shows with Adobe creative cloud is easier than you think!
Basic slide show programs only give you basic effects and very little control. Monster animation programs, such as Adobe After Effects are incredibly complicated to learn. Until now.
Combining After Effects and Premiere
Using After Effects alone to create a Slide Show video can be cumbersome. Live playback is essential to determine timing when trying to sync your animation to your music. In order to play back your animation in real time in After Effects, you must render everything out, which takes precious time and RAM.
But...if you combine AE with Premiere through Adobe Dynamic Link, you can skip the rendering and play your AE Scenes in real time on the Premiere timeline right in sync with your music. Need to make changes? Not a problem! Any changes made in After Effects will automatically be updated in Premiere; no rendering required.
Skills Covered in this Course
The basic goal in this course isn't to teach you every tool in each of these programs. To be honest, these programs are so robust in feature sets that to master each of them is equivalent to taking a full semester College Course. The goal of this course is to get you up and running AND to have a fully functional, customizable, video project when you're done.
As far as After Effects tools go, you'll learn:
In Premiere, you'll learn how to:
By the end of this course, you'll know how to create your own scenes using this Theme, for an infinite number of possibilities and customization for future projects that you may be working on.
This is a brief overview of all of the things that you'll be learning in this course.
In After Effects you’ll be creating 3D scenes that use:
3. Nested Compositions
4. Linking attributes with the Pickwhip Tool
5. Keyframe Adjustments using a Graph Editor
6. Multi view layouts to see your scene from multiple angles
In Premiere you’ll be:
1. Determining your timing of your After Effects Comps though in and out points of your music track
2. Adding your After Effects Comps via Adobe Dynamic Link
3. Using basic trim tools on the Sequence Timeline
4. Adding and editing Audio Keyframes on an Audio Track
5. Adding both preset transitions in between scenes as well as adding video overlay transitions above them
And much more.
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Adobe Dynamic Link allows users to seamlessly work in two programs at once, without the need to render and export out of After Effects, then import into Premiere. With Dynamic Link, changes made in After Effects are immediately updated in Premiere; no rendering required!
In this lesson we'll go through all the basic steps for setting up a new project:
In this lesson we'll set up two kinds of lights:
Bringing your Scene into Premiere:
Animating your lights is similar to animating other layers, but you may find animating them easier with a Two View set up where you are viewing your scene from a particular angle, say the top or the side, while the other view shows your active camera.
In this lesson, I'll also discuss why adding a Stroke to a layer is a bad idea, compared with adding the white mask in our Nested Photo comp.
Find the downbeats of your music in Premiere, make any adjustments in After Effects and your scene will automatically be updated in Premiere.
Starting your Scene 3 begins with animating your Camera and Lights. Then, add your photos into their final landing position.
Animate your photos off screen, working backward. Consider the concept of a Plane Landing: Wheels First.
We've already used a pre designed transition in between our scenes, now we'll add a video overlay to add more interest to our transition.
In this lesson we'll edit a video file with audio attached in Premiere.
In this lesson we'll add and edit Audio Keyframes on our music track in order to better hear the audio in our Narration.
In this lesson, we'll add our edited video to After Effects and create a simple animation to go with it.
In this lesson we'll edit more video footage, but this time we'll do it in After Effects.
In this lesson we'll create our Scene 5 in After Effects
In this lesson we'll go through all the steps we've already covered in creating our earlier scenes to create an all new 4 photo scene.
In this lesson we'll add both Scene 5 and 6 into Premiere.
In this quick lesson, we'll recap all of the steps you need to take to continue creating your very own scenes using this Theme.
In this lesson, I'll show you the steps that I took to create my Scene 7.
In this lesson we'll create our final Scene in two different ways.
This is a bonus lecture that discusses how you can customize your Project to make the theme fit just about any occasion! Lots of goodies are included in the download files. Enjoy!
Jennifer started her career as a Video Editor and Graphic Designer back in the 1990s. With the launch of the ProShow Slide Show software in the early 2000s, she was able to combine her professional knowledge of Video and Graphic Design with this robust, but novice oriented program.
With over 20 years of experience in Video Graphic Design, Jennifer creates stunning Slide Styles and Templates that anyone can use to create beautiful shows using the ProShow Software. Her teaching style also earned high marks by Photodex, who has invited her to be a guest speaker at two of their ProShow Conventions as well as being a contributor to their ProShow Book, "Secrets of ProShow Experts".