Introduction to Adobe Premiere Elements 11

Learn how to assemble your video clips into great-looking movies complete with titles, transitions, and special effects.
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

This focused workshop provides over 3 hours of high-quality video training on editing your own personal videos in Adobe® Premiere Elements® 11. Trainer Chad Perkins starts by introducing you to the Premiere Elements workspace and explaining how to bring video files into the program. Next, you'll learn how to assemble your video clips into great-looking movies complete with titles, transitions, and special effects. Chad will also show you some of the new features in Premiere Elements 11, such as viewing your videos and photos on a map based on where they were taken. Finally, you'll learn how to share your movies with friends and family on DVDs or the Web.

What are the requirements?

  • Adobe Premiere Elements 11

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To introduce viewers to basic features, concepts, and tools found in Adobe Premiere Elements 11

Who is the target audience?

  • Users who want to learn to edit in Adobe Premiere Elements
  • Users who are new to editing
  • People who are looking to create great videos with ease

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Section 1: Getting Started Project
Getting started with a new program can be the hardest part. In this lesson, you will learn how to import your media so you can get started with Premiere Elements 11.
Perhaps the most critical aspect of creating your movie, editing footage in Premiere Elements 11 is also quite simple. In this lesson, you will get an all-emcompassing tutorial on how to edit your footage, including trimming, splitting, and arranging your clips.
Adding a simple fade in or fade out can make all the difference in your film clips. In this lesson, you will learn how to add the aforementioned to your film, among other polishing tricks, such as simple transitions and picture adjustments.
Section 2: Using the Organizer
Keeping your film clips organized is at least half the battle when making a movie with Premiere Elements 11. In this video, you will learn how to access and use the Elements Organizer, as well as how to view your clips once they are imported.
The Elements Organizer can really make your life easier when you create a film. In this video, you'll learn how to use ratings and tags, as well as other features in the Organizer that make working with your footage drastically easier.
While it is entirely possible to publish and share your footage directly from the Organizer, in most cases, you will want to edit your clips more extensively. In this lesson, you will learn how to share footage though hosts like Facebook and Vimeo, but perhaps more importantly, how to send footage to the Premiere Elements Editor.
Section 3: Starting Projects
Adobe Premiere Elements 11 is designed to make your life easier. In this lesson, you will learn the power of using presets so you don't need to specify certain settings. From NTSC to PAL, Premiere Elements 11 has it all covered for you.
With such a wide range of devices available to us these days, it is important to know how to retrieve the content from all of them. In this video, you'll learn how to add the media from various devices – such as flip cameras, DV/HDV cameras, and even webcams – straight to Premiere Elements.
Probably the most frequently used feature of Premiere Elements, the playback feature is a crucial aspect of the application. In this lesson, you will learn how to use various edit points to your advantage, as well as how to use keyboard shortcuts for video playback.
Section 4: Editing Video: Basic
With in and out points in mind, trimming your clips is quite simple in Premiere Elements 11. For instance, in this lesson, you will see how to specifically trim your clips from both in and out points, along with how to undo any trimming actions you may take.
Premiere Elements' Smart Trim function is a practically effortless way to cut out the unneeded footage in your film clips. In this lesson, you will learn how to use Smart Trim to avoid having to manually weed out the low-quality and low-interest portions of your footage.
Where trimming a clip leaves off, splitting a clip picks up. In this video, you will learn how to better access the mid-sections of your clips without having to trim unnecessary portions of your footage. Doing so is a great way of adding insert shots to your movie.
Audio is perhaps the most underestimated aspect of filmmaking. In this video, you will learn the importance of having relevant audio for your clips. You will also see how to make a distinction between the original audio and that added later, as well as how to trim, split and arrange your audio tracks to fit your footage.
Section 5: Customizing the Edit
Merely placing a bunch of film clips together doesn't necessarily create the smoothest-running movie, or for that matter the most enjoyable viewing experience. In this lesson, you will learn how to polish your movie with such transitions as Cross-Dissolve and Dip to Black, among others.
An as-is film clip may not be enough to entice your desired audience. In this video, you will learn not only how to add effects to your movie, but also how to customize them to get the exact look you want.
With the wide array of tools available in Premiere Elements 11, you can do everything from providing captivating narration to adding a pan and zoom effect to your movie. In this video, you will see how to access a number of useful tools; in particular, you'll get a detailed demonstration of how to apply a freeze frame to your film.

One of the most often overlooked aspects of creating a movie is the effectiveness of adding text. In this video, you'll find out how to add accentuating text elements such as text transitions and animations with text.

Section 6: Editing Video: Advanced
While Expert mode in Premiere Elements may seem a bit intimidating at first, it is really anything but. In fact, Expert mode makes video editing more intuitive while offering seemingly endless possibilities for working with your footage. In this lesson, you will learn how to edit your audio and video content with Expert mode using features not otherwise available.
For truly passionate filmmakers, casually placing movie clips together is probably not enough to create the perfect film. In this lesson you will learn how to properly connect your film clips in an visually appealing arrangement.
The properties of your footage can be easy to overlook. In this video, you will get a detailed lesson on how to control the properties of your film clips. More specifically, you will see how to adjust many attributes of your footage, from color and opacity to motion and lighting.
Adding graphics to your footage can really make certain sections of your movie stand out. In this video, you will see how to add a wide selection of different graphics and how to optimize the use of graphics in your footage.
Sometimes you may want to customize the video effects in Premiere Elements to get just the results you want. In this lesson, you will see how to change the settings of an effect.
Section 7: Working with Audio
The built-in music library in Premiere Elements 11 has a number of great tracks that you can add to your footage. In this video, you will learn how to match these tracks with appropriate footage and how to access additional music libraries via a plug-in.
This lesson provides a vivid example of what Premiere Elements' Expert mode can do for you. You'll learn how to adjust and subsequently mix the audio of your movie, as well as how to recognize if your audio "peaks" and how to unlink or edit out unwanted audio tracks.
Section 8: Putting It All Together
Evaluating which of your clips to use and which to leave on the proverbial editing room floor can be a tough task. In this video, you will learn how to make these difficult decisions based criteria like clip length, title, or problems like distracting noise in the background.
Editing the sequence of your footage can be one of the more enjoyable aspects of the filmmaking process, especially for those who are truly passionate about the process. In this lesson, you will get advice on piecing together the perfect sequence of clips for your project.
In this video, you will learn many of the subtle little things you can do in Premiere Elements 11 to improve the overall flow of your film clips. These include different fades and transitions, audio adjustments, and adding inserts.
The ability to adjust the speed of your clips can prove to be an incredibly useful tool when piecing together your footage. In this tutorial, you will see how to speed up and slow down your film clips in just the right places.
For those who are short on time, or who simply enjoy shooting footage as opposed to editing, the Instant Movie function in Premiere Elements 11 offers unparalleled convenience; you can just choose a theme and have a movie automatically created for you. Of course there are many details that you can still adjust with the Instant Movie feature, but you only have be as involved as you want to be.
Section 9: Publishing and Sharing
Whether you are looking to publish a web DVD or simply enjoy your home movies in Blu-ray quality, this lesson will show you how to accent your creation with a main menu, including scene selection and various other elements.
Exporting your movie to a DVD is one of the most popular, and in some cases easiest, ways to share it. In this lesson, you will see how to prepare your video, select the desired quality, and then export it to DVD.
Uploading your movie to hosting websites such as Vimeo and YouTube is a simple and easy way of sharing your film creation. In this video, you will learn the rather effortless steps involved in posting your video on various social websites.
When in doubt, the best way to save your movie is to export it to a file on your computer. In this lesson, you will learn how to format your movie so that it is compatible with video players like QuickTime and can be played directly on your computer.

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