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Class Project 02 - Talking Head

Daniel Walter Scott

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All right, it is Class Project number 02 time. This one's a little bit more involved. So what I have done is, you need to save and close your current project. So in Premiere Pro go to 'File', and 'Close Project.' You can quit it and come back in, just save it and close it, because we're going to start with a new project. So when you get back in you can go to 'File', 'New', 'Project'. There it is, Project. So it says there, doing your project, give it a name. Call it Web Course, and give it the date that you are currently at in your life. Then import eight videos, they are listed here, they're in the exercise files. I'll show you where, here. So in your 'Exercise Files', under 'Class Projects', there's one called 'Class Project 02'. This is what we're up to, so Project 01 we kind of did earlier on. I set you just a couple of videos to add, and it wasn't much else to it, this one's a little bit more involved. 

As you can see, there' kind of eight videos in here. So this is not anything connected to the last project we did. This is another intro that I've done. Similar sort of thing. There's a bunch of these that you need to stitch together into a final kind of intro for a course. So you're going to have to create a sequence from it, and later on in the course when I said homework I'm not going to be as explicit, because, yeah, you're new, and I'm just getting you started. So I'm going to give you a little bit of help at the beginning, but then I'm going to abandon you at the end, where you do it all by yourself. 

So you need to create a sequence from them. That can be painful to remember when you're new. So once you've imported them - let's just pretend - is you right click any of them, and go to that 'New Sequence from Clip'. Then rename it instantly, calling it Web Intro Sequence, it's probably a good one. Then keep going with the project. So got a new sequence, I want you to add all eight clips to your Timeline. I want you to edit them, any which way you want, either using Razor Tool, dragging the ends, probably practice with both. I want you to color correct it all. Remember, color correction, we're going to use the Lumetri Color Panel. Remember, starting from the bottom and kind of working up, or you can just hit 'Auto', it's okay, I'm allowing that. At least one transition. 

If you were deciding that you don't like Cross Dissolves, you might just do the transition to the, the lower thirds, which is another part of this project, or you might just do Dip to Black at the end there. I just want you to prove that you can use it. You won't be judged on like how amazing this is. Later on I'll give you more creative projects. At the moment this is very, just get it done, and tickle these boxes. I want you to level all the audio, get the balancing all right. You can practice it manually, but also you can go through and do Auto. Remember, under the Essential Sound Panel, you set it to 'Dialogue', and there's an 'Auto Match'. I want you to have a lower third in there, just do my name at the beginning. Exactly what we did in this last course. 

So the Type Tool, click on it, pick a font, you might get it to fade in. I don't really mind, and probably put it in a more appropriate time than I did in the last project. Then I want you to export an mp4. If you're doing it on your own, you're like, "I'm not sharing my homework with him," you could probably stop in this video now, but I'm going to show you how to share it. Actually don't stop because I'm going to show you ways of sharing your videos, because I want to see what you've done, you know, we can get feedback. I'm going to show you a couple of different methods. It's going to be a little bit long for this bit, but I'm going to show you how to do it via YouTube, and then I'll show you how to do it via Behance, but yeah, hang around, we'll do that now. 

Actually before we go off and do YouTube, I guess, all I really need is a link to-- I just need to see your video somehow, that's not password protected. Dropbox isn't great, it's a bit of a pain to use, but, if you're going to-- I'm going to add all this here, I'd love to share it, either on this page, so you'll-- on this particular page that you're watching, there'll either be an Assignment section, or a Class Project section, or a Comment section. It's different, depending-- things kind of move around, so I'm reluctant to tell you exactly where it is, because then it moves, but you can also share it via social media. As well as, I'd love to see it within this course here, but I'd also like to see it online. So just tag me in whatever program you use. So Instagram, tag me on bringyourownlaptop, Twitter, I'm danlovesadobe. Stick it on our Facebook group, stick it in the LinkedIn group. You can click on those links there, and just tag it with Premiere Pro so that we can--

It's easier when they were kind of like chicken people's work, because I have some people help me do the comments, just because. I do some of them. I need lots of help because there's lots that come through. If you tag it using #premierepro, it means we can just kind of filter, and make sure that, hey, when I'm in a Premiere Pro reviewing mode-- one thing that also needs to happen is that if you do post on the social media, your job is to post-- is to kind of comment on somebody else's, because I can't get to every single one, sometimes just, occasionally there's a big swarm and I just can't do it or I'm on holiday. So if you do post something up, it will be awesome if you could relieve a response to someone else. It might be critical feedback, constructive criticisms. It might be just a, "Hey, nice work, I really like it." Thumbs up, like. So make sure you do share your, not just share your work but actually comment on somebody else's. 

All right, let's look at YouTube. To share a link via YouTube is probably the easiest. It's nice and fast, it's free. You do need to go to youtube.com, login as a user. You have to sign up somehow. What I want you to do is, then hit this little button here. Now this button's going to move. Honestly every time I make a video about something like YouTube, they go and move the UI around on me. So look for something that looks like, vaguely like this, it might be over here now, but it's a way to create a video; I'm going to upload a video. So what we want to do is select our file. We're going to grab the one from our desktop. You're going to grab the one that's your Web Intro, your web course, let's click 'Open'. It's going to start uploading. We're going to give it a name, now the name we're going to use, this is, put your name at the beginning, because, otherwise we're all going to be called Web Intro, and there's going to be this unruly way to check it. 

So if you-- I'll use my brother's name. So put in your name, thank you, Ben. We're going to put in the name of the video. So this is the Web Course Intro. That is probably going to be it for this one, because it's just here for testing. You can use your portfolio, stuff you've edited, that's totally cool. Basically all I want is this thing here, so you can click on this, and it's copied the link. There's a few things you need to do though before it goes live. We'll just do the bare minimum, you can breathe through it all. Basically what you want is, you have to decide whether it's for kids or not, and definitely this is made for kids, it's fine, but you do have to agree to a bunch of stuff. So it's easier in this stage just to say, no, it's not made for kids. You have to be over 18, I think, to watch this video, but that's fine for this thing. 

Anything else you need to do? No, click 'Next'. We're not worrying about video elements. Visibility, this might be important to you. So for us to see it you need to publish it, but you need to decide if it's Public, Unlisted, or Private. Private's not going to work, because we can't see it, it's just for your own sake, unless that is fine, or Public is fine, it's up to you. Public is going to go on to YouTube, and other people can find it, without, you know, just, it's searchable, which is not a big deal when nobody's really looking for it, but if you want to be a little bit more stealthy you can click 'Unlisted'. It's the same link, just means that only people with this exact URL are going to be able to view it. So kind of keeps it secret from other people. It's up to you what you want to do. I'm going to click 'Done'. And that's it, it's going to process, eventually. 

How long is mine taking? It will take a little while, but-- there it goes, jumps fast. That's the link that I want. And paste that on Page for Assignments, or it might say Course Project, or it might just be the Comments, post it there. Also use that same link if you want to post it on to all the social media at once. You're a LinkedIn person, you're an Instagram person, Facebook, use that same link and we can all view it once, rather than trying to upload them to them all. 

All right, let's look at the next one called Behance. All right, Be-haance, Be-hence, Ba-hance? behance.net is owned by Adobe, it is a portfolio website. It's also really good for getting great ideas for video, InDesign, in general. You log in with your Adobe password. It's the same one that you login, with your Premiere Pro. Same license, it's free to use. It's a little bit more involved than YouTube, but the cool thing about it is that you can start building your portfolio as you're doing this course. It's really easy to share with potential employers or other people, to say, "Look at the video stuff I've done." 

So to do it you log in and then you go to 'Create a Project'. Then you upload it, kind of like YouTube. So we're going to add-- upload a file. This will probably change as well. I'll upload your web one, this is alternative for YouTube. Just doing it a different way. You still get a link at the end, right at the end, and you can share that with us, but it's just a different way of doing it. I'd probably do Behance way, because it allows you to kind of-- if you haven't used it before, get used to it. This is going to take a little while to upload, it's not as clever as YouTube. So I'm going to speed this up, and I'll see you in a sec. Actually while it's doing its thing I'm going to show you how to add some text. This one, we're going to label this one as-- what did we do before? Same thing as before, give it your, actually don't need to give it your name now, because you're not competing on YouTube. Just say Class Project. You can call it whatever you want. This is Web Design Course Introduction. Maybe just explain a little bit about your role. So your role was editing, editing, color correction, color correction, audio balancing. Now you're just watching me type, so add some details about it, then wait for this long thing to start uploading. I'll see you again in a second. 

All right, that took forever. I'm on some pretty bad broadband here in the countryside, but it's uploaded, it's going to take a little while to be converted. We're going to click on 'Continue'. We're going to-- it needs an image on top, it won't do it automatically. So to upload a cover image, I'm going to show you how to do that in Premiere Pro now. All right, you could make something fancy in Photoshop or Illustrator, but what we're going to do is find a shot where I'm-- there you go, it will take my mouse close at least. Find a shot, that's going to be our thumbnail. What you can do here in Premiere Pro is, see this little, Export Frame, it's a little camera, click on that, and it appears, disappears. Give it a name, I'll call this my Web Intro Thumbnail. Thumbnail. 

What kind of format? Just make it a good old jpeg. And I'm going to stick it where? I'll stick mine on the Desktop for the moment. Just so I know where it is. All right, let's click 'OK'. You should be putting yours in a special folder, not just dumping it on the desktop. All right, so that's there, and we're going to go into, yeah, 'Upload Image'. We'll find it, there it is there, my jpeg. Nice. All right, there it goes. It's going to take a second. That looks good to me; cool. Project Title, we're going to call this my Web Course Introduction. Introduction. Can't spell, really can't. 'Crop & Continue'. Now when you get into here, this is-- you don't have to put these in, but it can be really useful for-- if you want people to find your work, especially for some of the later projects, where you are adding a lot more of your own creativity to it. Go to the Credit fields, let's say I want to add, the best ones for us probably, Cinema Photography, and, is it Film? Film. Those are probably the best at the moment. Hit 'Done'. 

The other thing you need to do is add me as a co-owner, because I shot it, you know, we did this as a team, I did the video-ing, and you did the editing, and kind of post-production. I did the production, the video-ing, and you did the post-production. So add co-owners, look for Daniel Walter Scott. I can't find myself here because, I am Daniel Walter Scott, it's looking for other Daniel Walter Scotts. Just type me in here and you should find me. You should see my beautiful picture. So you should find me there, tag me as a co-owner. It's nice to see that people are doing the projects. Then hit 'Publish', I'm pretty sure. You'll get a link in a second once this thing is finished. That's the thing I want. Click that, click 'Copy', paste that onto the page so I can see it. 

That is how to post at Behance. So either do YouTube or Behance, it's up to you, but if you're going to get into the video sharing world, something like this is pretty useful, Behance. Behance is, yeah, a great way to kind of start building your video portfolio. All right, that was a long one, sorry about that. Let's get on to the next video.