Workflow: Post-Production for this Documentary

Louay Zambarakji
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

Learn Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro with Color Correction & Color Grading and Professional Video Editing practices

09:45:56 of on-demand video • Updated January 2019

  • By the end of the course you'll have created your own Demo-Reel from 1min to 4/5 minutes - depending on your ambitions
  • The Entire Video Editing Process while you create you Demo Reel with professionally shut footage provided for you.
  • Efficiently use all the editing tools in Premiere Pro CC - The right tools with right techniques at the right place and time
  • How to use the powerful Editing Monitors within Premiere Pro CC from the Trim Monitor to Speed adjustment Monitors
  • The complete and professional Color Correction Process - A step by step approach, Including how to use the all Lumetri Scopes and the Lumetri Color Panel.
  • The concept behind Color Grading and how to apply Color Grading in a professional way to create different moods and feelings for your Videos
  • How to use the latest Graphics within Premiere Pro CC to create Titles, Lower thirds and more...
  • and much, much more...
English [Auto] Welcome guys to this section where you are given the right opportunity or the great opportunity for you to create your own. I know you learned a lot. Some very interesting stuff and maybe stuff that didn't interest you so much and wondering how to use them. This is a time now to start executing here. I have a very simple workflow for the post-production. It's very easy very simple. I will explain it to you and I will give you some notes so you can do a marvelous Demaree. First of all if you have downloaded your media I'm sure from the previous section maybe section two or three. And now that you have your media on your mass storage you want to import it inside. You know how to do that. That was the subject of Section 4. And then you wanted to preview your media. The number one failure for very many video editors Is that OK I've seen 10 minutes out of two hours of media and I know now don't do that preview video ever. Yet each video you have learned how to edit comments within the video so do that enter your comments and try to claim certain videos to see exactly what you can use. So the part of previewing is extremely important to be very clear of what kind of videos you have when it comes to the interview. Please listen to it now just listen to it once listen to it several times so you can really appreciate what the guy is saying what sentences what statement what words what key words can you pick from there so you can connect to the right be wrong. And that's what will make or break your video. Then of course you have the editing part. I like to break it into three parts and this is how I work. The first step is assembling. We have worked on assembly and we have a special workspace for that you can copy it to 100 percent. For example if you look at your interview you decide the best part that is subkey and then you just create a sequence and drop this clip inside the sequence. Now while prepping them you want really to create a kind of a story. It doesn't matter if they are stuck to each other you know and pointed to in point. But it's important that it makes a story so you can make him look like a champion who asks him to buy a bike. He went to school with it. Everybody told him you are a champion. Then he goes to Buffalo mountains to train. So actually using the interview you can really manipulate the story and what you are giving to the viewer. Now when you come to the B-roll here you'll notice that it is directly connected to the interview. You need to select your clips very wisely. That's one so they can connect with the interview even saying I ate my breakfast every day. You don't want showing him walking his dog and then you take your Purell and throw it on the timeline on top maybe or a bottom of the interview the way you like and start doing a certain montage. So you just adjust your clips one next to the other and so on a bit roughly. OK. Then the next step is find at it this is where you're going to use more finesse. You're going to find cut the beer or end the interview and try to make a story showing some of the B-roll some of the interview actually or tweaking the montage or removing certain parts from the clips that you don't want he says. So you want to remove this one he repeats. And and you want to remove this one and so on. And here also you can do the color correction. I would call it fine edit. So you color correct the beetle. I will show you how to color correct the interview in The Master clip after you have done the fine edit. You're very happy with your montage now but still more to do. You want to add your graphics your title transitions your motion graphics. You want to add after effects for example or to add certain effects from within the Premiere Pro. So now you are looking at the whole field that you have done or the whole video and you're looking at more non essential matters but they will enhance your video. After finishing from the editing you jump to color grading so you relax now and you start thinking and looking at grading is not mandatory but it's very beautiful to perform grading to change the style. Maybe you are working for the boss so you need to really please him give him the color grading he wants or you want to do something that jumps out of the ordinary for your video. Now on the other hand here you will have the audio. So the workflow you work on the video then you work on the audio. Now you don't work on video audio video or audio you know jump in between your work on the audio after you have finished your video here if you want to do the sound editing meaning making sure that you are mixing the sound that could be the voice over or the voice of the interview and they're making sure that transition from one place to another or from one part to another is very is making sure that you have the right gain at the right volume. And all these things that have to do with sound in general. Then you want to add your music and of course after adding the music you want to balance it with the sounds and maybe have the sound effects by the way. Then all this we'll call it sound mixing. So you've done your video you've done your sound mixing then when both are ready you start doing the refining and finishing. Now this is very small tweaking and making sure that everything is pleasant nothing is moving abruptly. The sound is OK. The transitions are fantastic because our collection from the clip the clip is really 100 percent small adjustment refining and finishing. Now you're ready. And of course the next step. Not enough space on the screen to put it is to produce your video or to export your work and create a video that you would like to put for the whole world to see. So this is the workflow actually you can add a lot of notes here but it won't change. This is it you start importing editing color grading you do your music put them together refine them. That's it. Now your techniques are very important. This is how I work. This is very good. This is standard by the way. And in between of course I know lots of tricks here a lot of tips and so on. But I will have never known any of these tips if Really I did not I did at least my first three minute video. I put a lot of effort in my first video. It wasn't premi approach. It was a very old program but still I put a lot of effort and the tricks I used here. There are mine so up to now this is the system this is the workflow but there is your editing style your creativity your intelligence. In becoming the editor you want to become. And this is very important. So you can really achieve the result that you want to achieve in the next lecture. I will go step by step. But also for each step I will give you some more tips. Thank you very much for listening. I hope you're happy with this workflow. If you have any comments about it please post them in the Q Any section. And let's talk about them. Create your own style. I see you in the next lecture.