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Tutorial01: Create a project and import a clip

For this tutorial, you will be watching all the videos at http://url.cailab.net/az and turning in one video demonstrating your mastery of the skills presented in all tutorial videos.

First you will need to download and extract the following file from the Adobe site. This file includes all the practice files you'll need for this tutorial: https://learndownload.adobe.com/pub/learn/premiere/create-project-import-media.zip

Getting started

  1. Create a folder on your Google Drive to use for this class.
  2. Download and unzip https://learndownload.adobe.com/pub/learn/premiere/create-project-import-media.zip. Remember where you put these files!

Video 1: Create a project

  1. Watch the first video titled Create a project at http://url.cailab.net/az.
  2. In Premiere Pro, open the file create-project-import-media-step1.prproj from the files you downloaded. This is the same file they use in the video, but the name is slightly different.
  3. Practice all the tools and functions reviewed in the video, including:
    • Open a Premiere Pro project file by double-clicking it, or click Open Project in the Start screen and select a file.
    • To create a new project file, click New Project in the Start screen. Choose a name, browse to choose a location for the project file, and click OK.
    • To import media files using the Media Browser panel, browse to the files you’d like to import, select the clips you want to work with in Premiere Pro, right-click one of the selected clips, and choose Import. Once the media is imported, you’re ready to edit.
    • As you edit, be sure to save your work (choose File > Save) periodically.
    • To close your project, choose File > Close Project.
  4. Close the project without saving. (If you accidentally save, it's not a huge deal. You can always download the original again.)
  5. Now, just as in the video, start a new project. Name your project First_Project_Myname.
  6. Go to the media browser and import any media you like. Import at least five media files. They can be videos, pictures, or audio files.
  7. Remember to save your project
  8. Assessment and deliverables: In class: You will demonstrate your understanding of the target functions in class. On-line: You will complete a Google Form

Video 2: Workspace overview

  1. Watch the second video titled Workspace overview at http://url.cailab.net/az.
  2. In Premiere Pro, open the file create-project-import-media-step2.prproj from the files you downloaded. This is the same file they use in the video, but the name is slightly different.
  3. Practice all the tools and functions reviewed in the video, including:
    • Panels: Each panel has a specific purpose. You can resize or reposition them. All panels are accessible in the Window menu.
    • Workspaces: Preset layouts with panels displayed that are useful for particular tasks, such as editing video or working on audio. To reset a workspace, choose Window > Workspace > Reset to Saved Layout.
    • Blue highlight: Only one panel at a time will have a blue highlight, indicating that it is the active panel.
    • Assessment and deliverables: In class: You will demonstrate your understanding of the target functions in class. On-line: You will complete a Google Form

Video 3: Import media

  1. Watch the third video titled Import media at http://url.cailab.net/az.
  2. In Premiere Pro, open the file create-project-import-media-step3.prproj from the files you downloaded. This is the same file they use in the video, but the name is slightly different.
  3. Practice all the tools and functions reviewed in the video, including:
    • Use the Media Browser panel to locate and import your media files. To preview a video in the Source Monitor, double-click it. To import media files, select them and right-click on them to choose Import.
    • Bins allow you to organize your clips in the same way that you might organize files in folders on your computer. To create a new bin, click the New Bin button in the Project panel.
  4. Practice creating bins and moving media into them.
  5. Remember that the media 'files' you see in Premiere Pro are actually just links to the actual files on your computer. So if you move the files on your computer, Premiere Pro won't be able to find them. This is also the reason why you can't just share your Premiere Pro project file with someone else. That won't work.
  6. Assessment and deliverables: In class: You will demonstrate your understanding of the target functions in class. On-line: You will complete a Google Form

Video 4: Build a sequence

  1. Watch the third video titled Import media at http://url.cailab.net/az.
  2. In Premiere Pro, open the file create-project-import-media-step4.prproj from the files you downloaded. This is the same file they use in the video, but the name is slightly different.
  3. Practice all the tools and functions reviewed in the video, including
    • When you create a sequence, it appears in the Project panel along with your clips. You can create as many sequences as you want in the same project.
    • To create a new sequence, drag one or more clips into the empty Timeline panel, or select one or more clips in the Project panel, right-click on the selection and choose New Sequence from Clip.
    • Add more clips by dragging them into the Timeline panel.
    • To remove a clip from the sequence, select it and press Backspace (Windows) or Delete (macOS). If you select clips and press Shift+Delete (Windows) or Shift+fn+Delete (macOS), they will be removed without leaving a gap in the sequence.
  4. Play the contents of the sequence
  5. Note that your new sequence now appears in the Project Panel
  6. Rename your sequence to First_Sequence_Myname
  7. Assessment and deliverables: In class: You will demonstrate your understanding of the target functions in class. On-line: You will complete a Google Form

Final Step! Export and upload your sequence

  1. What this short video showing you how to export to mp4: http://english.cailab.net/videoms/tutorials/export_to_mp4.mp4
  2. If you want to watch a more in-depth tutorial on exporting sequences to mp4, see http://url.cailab.net/az.
  3. Export your sequence titled First_Sequence_Myname. Remember where you exported it to!
  4. Upload your new mp4 file named First_Sequence_Myname.mp4 to the Google Classroom.


REFERENCES

Premiere Pro tutorials. (n.d.). Retrieved July 25, 2020, from https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/tutorials.html