Learn about how to use the exercise files for this course. This video covers the asset contents, launching the software, relinking media, as well as the project structure and bin hierarchy that you will need to follow throughout the course.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course, you can find them on the exercise files tab on our main course page. You'll download a compressed file to a ZIP file. And when you unzip the file you'll see a folder labeled exercise files. If you open up this folder you'll see two additional folders inside. You've got media and project. I want to describe these briefly. In the project folder is the actual project file that you'll be working with throughout this course. If you launch this it launches the software, and then inside the software there are step by step materials for everything we do throughout this training, even though you can't see any of it at the Finder level. You'll only see it once you've launched the software, which we'll do in a moment. The media folder contains all of your assets. As you can see, there are folders and folders inside of folders. Everything is very well organized. And you can take a look in here, but don't move anything. Everything is organized just so, and this project file points to this media. So if you start moving things, the link will be broken. All right, so I promised that we would launch the software, so all you need to do to do that is to just double-click on this Ovens of Cappoquin Premiere Pro project file. While this is launching I just want to mention that this is a dual-platform training. I'll be working on a Mac, but because many of you will be on a PC I'll be calling out both Mac and PC shortcut commands. And we'll have graphic overlays onscreen to direct you to the right command throughout the training. All right, so the first time you launch the software you're going to need to link your media. Basically you're just telling the project file where to find all of this media. All right, so the first thing you need to do is make sure that this box is checked, relink others automatically. This means that you only need to find one file, and then it will find all the rest. And then you choose locate. And then you come up here and see what file it's looking for. So right now it's looking for a file called behind counter coffeehouse. And specifically, it's looking for a file in exercise file, in the media folder, in B-roll, in bakery coffee shop, and then on into other folders. So if you want, you can burrow in and find that. There's media, there's B-roll, there's bakery coffee shop inside. And here is that file, behind counter coffeehouse. So you can see that now our directories match up. Or if you don't want to go that far, all you have to do is click on the media folder and then click search. And then Premiere Pro will look inside the media folder and find that file for you. All right, so once you have that selected and say OK, because you've checked this box, relink others automatically, it's putting checkmarks next to every single file that you've got, and your media will be relinked. And this is the only time that you have to do this. And unless you move your media around, or have a catastrophic crash or another situation like that, you won't have to relink your media again. All right, so now we're in the Ovens of Cappoquin project file. And I promised you that you'd have all of your step by step instructions in here. And that's down here. Most of the time you'll be working in exercise files, so I'll just twirl this down. And the exercise files start with the fourth video, and go through to the 10th. The first three videos involve setting up a blank project from scratch, and importing and organizing media and that sort of thing. But from the fourth one on, you can follow along. And you basically just go into the bin that matches the movie. So the fifth movie covering B-roll, just twirl that down, and here's everything you need. And most of these also contain a pre and a post version of the sequence. So for example, pre B-roll is how things look before you add the B-roll. And post B-roll is how things should look like after you add it. All right, and if you do not have access to the exercise files, then feel free to follow along with your own assets. Let's get started.
- Launching Premiere Pro and touring the interface
- Importing and organizing media
- Selecting shots
- Basic editing
- Adding b-roll
- Refining the edit
- Performing basic audio adjustments
- Adding basic effects and titles
- Outputting the project