Hollywood Special Effects with Adobe Premiere Elements 3


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Hollywood Special Effects with Adobe® Premiere® Elements 3
By Carl Plumer
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: October 25, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-7897-3612-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3612-3
Pages: 336
 

Table of Contents  | Index
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Hollywood Special Effects with Adobe Premiere Elements 3

is a book that will help users get to the next level in video editing, and that next level goes beyond simply splicing together clips and creating simple titles. In no time readers will be overlaying multiple tracks of videos and adjusting transparency; creating Picture-in-Picture overlays; using key frames and motion paths; setting and refining greenscreens and bluescreens; using color effects for emotional impact; and a whole range of other special effects to help them tell their story. What sets this book apart is the author's expertise in carefully showing readers how to execute each of these effects step-by-step in a clear and friendly writing style. With this book, budding filmmakers will be well on their way to becoming the next George Lucas! The accompanying DVD contains royalty free music, sound effects, and video clips from Artbeats, Digital Juice, TwistedTracks, and the Footage Firm (among others).



book cover
Hollywood Special Effects with Adobe® Premiere® Elements 3
By Carl Plumer
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: October 25, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-7897-3612-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3612-3
Pages: 336
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   About the Author
   Acknowledgments
       Introduction
      The Wonder of Special Effects (SFX)
      Where the Fun Is
      The Minimal System for Creating SFX
      The Optimal System for Creating SFX
      The Secret of Working with Special FX
        Chapter 1.  The See-Through Title Effect
      Introduction
      Creating the Project and Setting Up the Tracks
      Adding the Background Clip to the Timeline
      Creating the Main Title Text
      Adding the "Fill" Clip to the Timeline
      Filling the Title with the Clouds Clip
      Creating a Drop Shadow for the Title
      Adding Some Theme Music
      Adding a "Fade Out" to All Video and Title Clips
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 2.  The Retro Title Effect
      Introduction
      Installing the Fonts for this Project
      Adding the Video Clip to the Timeline
      Modifying the Clip to Give it a "Cinematic '60's" Feel
      Creating the First Still
      Creating the Second Still
      Creating the Third Still
      Creating "Credits" for Each Still
      Animating the First Actor's Still and Credits
      Animating the Second Actor's Still and Credits
      Animating the Third Actor's Still and Credits
      Creating an Opening Title
      Creating a Title to Set the Scene
      Adding a Little "Retro" Music to the Timeline
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 3.  The Star Wars Opening Sequence Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Starry Background
      Creating Your "Long Ago" Text
      Installing the Jedi Font
      Building Your "Star Wars" Logo
      Animating Your Logo
      Preparing Your Scrolling Text
      Transforming the Shape of the Scrolling Text
      Animating the Scrolling Text
      Making the Scrolling Text Scroll
      Adding the Star Wars Theme Music
      Synchronizing Audio and Video
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 4.  The Passing of Time Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Clip to the Timeline
      Marking the Individual Scenes
      Removing Time (Frames) from the Clip
      Adding a Cross Dissolve Between Clips
      Adjusting the Transitions in the Properties Panel
      Select the Music for the Soundtrack
      Mixing in the Music Track
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 5.  The Fast Times Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Two Video Clips to the Project
      Increasing the Speed of the Background Clip
      Applying the Green Screen Key to the Foreground Clip
      Matching the Appearance of the Two Clips
      Adding the Soundtrack
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 6.  The Reverse Action Effect
      Introduction
      Adding Your Clip to the Timeline
      Selecting a Section of the Clip to Reverse
      Copying and Pasting the New Selection
      Doubling Up the Clips
      Reversing the "B" Clips for a "Back and Forth" Effect
      Finding the Next Selection to Reverse
      Tripling the Clips
      Reversing Every Other Clip
      Adding Cartoon Sound Effects to the Action
      Adding a Touch of Silly Music
      Adding a Still Image at the End of the Movie
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 7.  The Pencil Sketch Effect
      Introduction
      Adding Your Clip to the Timeline
      Applying the Sharpen Effect
      Applying the Extract Effect
      Adding a "Paper" Background
      Applying the Paper Texture to the Drawing
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 8.  The Watercolor Painting Effect
      Introduction
      Loading the Video Clip
      Selecting and Creating the Still Image
      Adding the Still Image to the Timeline Twice
      Applying a Watercolor Effect to the Upper Snapshot
      Adjusting the Opacity of the "Faceted" Clip
      Applying a Pen and Ink Effect to the Lower Snapshot
      Adding a Matte Border to the Still Image
      Adding a Music Track
      Fading Out All the Clips
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 9.  The Faded Film Effect
      Introduction
      Starting Movie Maker and Importing the Clip
      Applying the Old Film Effect to the Clip
      Saving the Clip as an AVI File
      Bringing the Clip into Premiere Elements and Colorizing It
      Adding Some "Flash" to the Clip
      Adding Some Period Music to the Soundtrack
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 10.  The Nightly News Effect
      Introduction
      Adding Video and Graphics Clips to the Project
      Creating the TV News Background
      Adding the Anchorman
      Removing the Green Background from Behind the Anchorman
      Resizing and Moving the Anchorman
      Adding the Lower Third Graphic
      Adding Lower Third Text for the Anchorman
      Adding the "On Site" Reporter Clip to the Project
      Adding Lower Third Graphic and Text for the Reporter
      Adding "TV News" Theme Music
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 11.  The "24" Effect
      Introduction
      Bringing in the Clips for the Project
      Creating the Opening Text
      Animating the Opening Text
      Creating the Digital Countdown Clock
      Animating the Clock Using Titles Clips in Sequence
      Synchronizing the Title and Clock Clips and Adding the "Beep"
      Adding the Four Video Clips to the Timeline
      Applying a PiP Effect to Each of the Video Clips
      Making Final Changes and Adding the Soundtrack
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 12.  The Beam Me Up Effect
      Introduction
      Loading the Clips for the Project
      Adding the Transported Man to the Timeline
      Creating a Freeze Frame Image
      Inserting the Background Clip onto the Timeline
      Retiming and Moving the Transported Man
      Adding the Transporter Beam to the Timeline
      Creating a White Matte
      Applying the Track Matte Key to the White Matte
      Adjusting the Location of the Transporter Beam
      Adjusting the Opacity of the Transported Man
      Adding a Bright "Flash" to the Transported Man as He Rematerializes
      Applying the Transporter Sound
      Creating a Fade Out for the Project
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 13.  The Night Vision Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Video Clip to the Project
      Removing the Existing Colors from the Clip
      Adding the Green of the Night Vision Using the Tint Effect
      Adding Noise to Simulate the Graininess of Night Vision
      Adding Darkness to the "Nightime" Clip
      Adding a Overlay to Simulate Night Vision Goggles
      Adding Motion to the "Goggles" to Simulate a Searching Movement
      Adding Blurriness to the "Goggles" for Additional Realism
      Turning the Little White Circles into True Goggles
      Adding Mysterious Music "Under"
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 14.  The Hidden Identity Effect
      Introduction
      Loading the Video Clip
      Adding the Clip to the TimelineTwice
      Creating a "Hider" Object to Hide the Face
      Applying a Blur Effect to the Image
      Synchronizing the Hider Object to the Action
      Applying the Mosaic Effect to the Second Clip
      Applying the Track Matte Effect to the Second Clip
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 15.  The Bleeping #$%&! Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Video Clip to the Timeline
      Finding and Marking "Offensive Moments"
      Removing the Audio at Each "Offensive Moment"
      Importing the Sound Effect Files
      Adding Sound Effects to the Audio 2 Track
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 16.  The Enchanted Elf Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Video Clips to the Timeline
      Applying Color and Contrast Effects to the Elf Clip
      Applying the Green Screen Key
      Colorizing the "Elf"
      Adding the Foreground Clip
      Cropping the Foreground Clip to Create a Multi-Dimensional Environment
      Shrinking the "Elf"
      Adjusting the Elf's Starting Location
      Making the Elf "Vanish"
      Adding Some Playful Elfish Music "Under"
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 17.  The Friendly Ghost Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Video Media to the Timeline
      Creating a "Split Screen" Using the Crop Effect
      Adjusting the Opacity of the "Ghost" Clip
      Adjusting the Brightness or Contrast of Either Clip as Needed
      Applying a Ghostly Effect
      Adding Transitions for the Ghost's Entrance and Exit
      Adding a Haunting Melody
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 18.  The Multiple You Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Video Clip to the Timeline
      Identifying, Marking, and Splitting Each Clip by "Triplet"
      Separating and Moving the Triplet Clips
      Applying the Crop Effect to All Clips
      Adjusting the Crop Effect for Each Clip
      Fine-Tuning the Timing of the Conversation
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 19.  The Super Hero Effect
      Introduction
      Adding the Superboy Clip to the Timeline
      Removing the Green Background from Behind Superboy
      Adding the Chroma Key a Second Time
      Removing the Last Remnants of Green
      Adding the Cloud Background
      Brightening the Super Hero in the Sky
      Adjusting the Direction and Speed of the Clouds
      Setting Our Hero's Flight in Motion
      Adding Super Sound Effects
      Adding a Super Soundtrack
      Adjusting the Starting Point for Superboy's Appearance
      Adjusting the Fade In and Fade Out for the Soundtrack and Clouds
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
        Chapter 20.  The Around the World Effect
      Introduction
      Loading the Travel Clips for the Project
      Loading the New England Clips to the Timeline
      Applying the Green Screen Key to the New New England Reporter Clip
      Making Adjustments to the New England Scene
      Loading the San Francisco Clips to the Timeline
      Applying the Green Screen Key to the San Francisco Reporter Clip
      Making Adjustments to the San Francisco Scene
      Loading the Hawaii Clips to the Timeline
      Applying the Green Screen Key to the Hawaii Reporter Clip
      Making Other Adjustments to the Hawaii Scene
      Adding a Little Travelling Music
      Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
   Index