2. –Henry Brooks Adams
“At the utmost, the active-minded young man
should ask of his teacher
only mastery of his tools. The young man
himself, the subject of education, is a certain
form of energy; the object to be gained is
economy of his force; the training is partly the
clearing away of obstacles, partly the direct
application of effort. Once acquired, the tools
and models may be thrown away.”
3. Basic Objectives
At the end of this class, you will be able to:
• Understand some of the basic principles of producing contents for
• Carry out video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro
• Package videos for broadcast and internet
• Convert/compress files
• Share files in various platforms like FTP and Cloud servers
4. Basic Introduction
Adobe Premiere Pro is a video editing software and like many other
multimedia production software it works with a timeline structure and
comes with audio and video transitions, effects and other tools for fine-
tuning your video.
Adobe Premiere Pro projects are stored with a .prproj extension. These
files save project so that they can be re-edited over and over or create
varied versions of a particular project.
Finished work can be exported into various standard video formats that
can be played on other devices and systems as DVD players, computers,
tablets, mobile phones, web and even game consoles like PS3.
6. The Concept of Motion Picture
A very longtime ago, photographers were unable to record sequence of
action. They could only capture a single (frame of) action in the form of
still shorts. To create the illusion of motion, they decided to merge films
of continuous still shorts captured within a second.
That was how recording cameras evolved. These cameras were able to
continuously capture sequence of still actions within split of seconds.
When these still shorts are run through, they show the progressive
7. Frame Rate
This refers to the amount of continuous sequence of still pictures that
should be merged together to create the illusion of motion also known
as persistence vision.
Some researchers hold that with 25 sequence of shots played within a
second, others argued that with 29 frames we can achieve the sense of
persistence vision – motion picture.
Hence we have the various standards of video frame rates such as
24fps, 25fps, 29.7fps, 30fps and so on.
So frame rate is the amount of still pictures (frames) assembled to
create a motion picture.
8. Bit Rate
This is the size of data required to process each second
of a movie clip. That is, the kilobyte of encoded media
transferred from the source to enable playback of the
9. Storyboard and Script
The purpose for these is to give guidance to the production crew –
camera man, lights man and director on how to go about their various
roles in making the motion picture a reality.
They state the location, angle of shots, sequence of action, sound and
dialogue on a scene to scene basis.
This is a graphical representation of the intended sequence of action
that will make up a motion picture (movie). The major points of each
scene that will form the clip are drawn out along with, often with the
narration written in conversational style.
The storyboard is created around the frames of major actions referred
to as key frames. It originated from animation creation and is best used
for advertising today and short clips.
11. Script for Motion Picture
The script is a written presentation of the sequence of actions and
sound and also all the elements that make up the complete movie. It
contains the description of the characters’ actions, their dialogue, the
camera point of view and shot framing, visual and sound effects and
the location of action.
There are often presented in column form – a page divided into time,
shot description/transition, character action, dialogue and sound
13. Basic Timeline Tools
Selection tool: This tool is used to select particular items on
the timeline. It is also used to highlight items for
Track Selection Tool: It is used to select items in a tracks in
the timeline such that all the items in front of the selection
can be shifted uniformly forward or backward without
altering their relative position from one another.
Ripple Edit Tool: This tool helps you to change the start and
end point of a lip on the the timeline without changing the
duration of the clip itselt or affecting the other clips close to
14. Basic Timeline Tools
Rolling Edit tool: It is used to adjust the start and end points
of two clips where they meet, one rolling into the other
without affecting the combined duration.
Rate Stretch Tool: It is used to Stretch a clip to fill an empty
space left between the clip and the one next to it without
affecting the next clip.
Knife Tool: Used for cutting/splitting clips.
Slip Tool: It is used to change the start and end time of a clip
without altering its duration.
15. Basic Timeline Tools
Slide tool: This tool is used to reposition a clip in the middle
of other clips. It cuts parts of the other clips in order to fit in.
Pen Tool: It is used adjust the level of brightness and volume
of clips. More importantly, it adjust edit points on the
Hand Tool: it drags the timeline to bring hidden positions to
view without affecting the clips on the timeline.
Zoom Tool: This is used to expand the timeline in order to
enable you work on tiny clips and elements on the timeline.
16. Books to Read
Sight Sound Motion:
Applied Media Aesthetics