Adobe Premiere Elements
Using Adobe Premiere Elements, you will be able to produce videos using a combination of still images, video clips, voice-over narrations, music soundtracks and an amazing array of effects and transitions. You will be able to export them as stand-alone movies that can be played on a computer or a DVD player, compressed movies suitable for emailing or the web, or full-blown DVDs complete with menus and scene selections.
Premiere Elements makes what was once a daunting task a relatively simple project that even technology beginners can accomplish. The tutorials that follow are in .pdf format (so if you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will need to download it here before going on). If you are working in the Furman University Language Resource Center, all the source files you need to create the movies in the tutorials are pre-loaded onto the computers. The clips for the first set of tutorials ("Soccer Star") are here: C:\Desktop\Digital Storytelling\soccerstarimages. The clips for the second set of tutorials are here: C:\Desktop\Digital Storytelling\goreeimages.
If you are working off-campus and want to work your way through the tutorials using the images and clips referred to, you may download a zip file of each set. Warning: Even though these are zip files, they are still quite large because of the video clips. Do not attempt to download even the zip files if you are on a dial-up connection unless you have the patience of Job and unlimited amounts of time!!
Images and clips for "Soccer Star"
Images and clips for "Gorée"
Ok, Stephen Spielberg, eat your heart out. In this series of tutorials, we will make two videos, one a very short video of a famous German soccer star, my Schnauzer, Schotzy. In the second part of these tutorials we will make a full blown DVD of a video of the island of Gorée, just off the coast of Dakar, Senegal. Here's the marching order for the tutorials:
Part I (Soccer Star): Basic Techniques
Capturing and Importing video
Editing - Trimming clips
Working with Sound
Working with Effects
Adding a Title and Credits
Exporting Your Movie
Part II (Gorée): (More) Advanced Techniques (Than Before)
Using Advanced Effects
Creating a Picture-in-Picture Effect
Adding Audio (Voice-Over Narration and Music)
Creating a DVD
Creating a DVD of clips to use in your classes
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