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Class Project 04 - Pre Wedding

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hey everyone, it's class project time, an exciting one. I feel like we've got our skills to a certain point where, "Man, we can do quite a bit in Premiere Pro now." So this is a bigger project. What I want you to do is close down everything you've got. So close down the project, save it. We're going to start a new project, a new sequence. We're going to focus on the Pre-wedding, kind of like what we've been doing now, but this one with a lot more artistic license, this is up to you. 

I'm going to give you a brief. You can use all the stock that I've got in the exercise files. So where is it? All the footage that we've-- you've done-- you've had a little look through it so far. Now we've got to make it up to 2 1/2 minutes, or cut it down to 2 1/2 minutes, depending on how you look at it, but there's a lot of footage to go through. So no more than 2 1/2 minutes. I want you to use as much or as little as you want. 

In terms of, if you want the un-watermarked version, you can go to, if you want to. It doesn't matter, you can use the watermarked stuff if you like. I want you to-- just use the techniques we've kind of learned up until now. I'm going to show you where to get some inspiration in a second, but there will be things where you're like, "Oh, why haven't we done that yet?," and "Why we haven't done that?" Keep those as lists and get excited by them, and we'll do some of them later in the course, but I guess when you are looking at inspiration just kind of think, "I want to do this," but we're only halfway through the course. 

So let's look at some of the inspiration. What I do, the easiest way is to type in 'wedding showreal' into YouTube. It's not, not simple, oh, not hard at least. Wedding Showreal and Showreal together actually give you different results. Showreal's generally what, say a professional wedding videographer will call it. That's what we're looking for. So what you do is click on a few of these, Queenstown, that's in the southern part of my country. This is a really cool one, you just watch a bit of them. I got mute on, ah, this is proper 4K, and you can just watch a few of them. 

If you're saying, "Hey, why can't we do the Flaming Text intro?", or a little bit early Flaming Text, so you might just have to do a simple Fade In, and just kind of work your way through, and just have a listen, and look, and see what they've done. Queenstown Wedding, because this-- like, you might get a little bit, like-- "Why are we doing the-- we don't have a helicopter, to drop the bride and groom off in this particular one." So have a little look. 

So the term Wedding Showreal, or another good one is, just Our Wedding, you end up with lots of celebrity weddings, which might be perfect, but it's a good way to kind of get ideas of, like how you might stitch it together, tell a story. If you did already plan to go and buy the, their Wedding, there's more footage than I've got in our exercise files. You might find some other stuff in there. Also note that I picked this one because I really liked the couple, and it's a little bit more realistic, in terms of the types of footage I get. 

Some of these other ones are higher production levels-- how do I be kind? They're just better filmed. They have, they've got better technology, the gimbals, they've got all sorts of cool stuff. So these two weddings, if you want to edit these later on, it's practicing, they tend to be a better end result, because the footage itself is just a little bit more polished. All right, so that's for inspiration. Again, choose music, so if you-- you can pick a new music track if you want to. Russ cuts, sorry, rough cuts. The process I want you to do, I want you to do the editing in the Source Window.
Remember, just doing our quick little in-and-out rough cuts. Then do your Color Correction, then do your Color Grading. That's the kind of general purpose flow, for when you're doing editing like this. I'd like you to have at least three transitions. So Cut, Cross Fade, Dip to White, Dip to Black, Page Peel, if you have to, Barn Doors. I won't be mad, well, disappointed, but I won't judge you on anything. I just want you to practice doing transitions, really. 

You're going to have to add text, doesn't have to be at the beginning, or the end, or the middle, it can be anywhere. Doesn't have to be just all thrown at the front there. You're going to add the name of the bride and the groom, and the date. I want you to-- I've left it not written in here, just so that you can go check the paper work. It gives you a chance to actually have a look through, where is it? under 'Copy', so this is the paper work from the actual job. Give you some ideas of how it's done. You can see their names are in here, and the dates. Also, it will give you a chance to look at the proper user licenses for EditStock. Just to explain that you get to use this, but what you can't use it for. Just have a little read through. 

The celebrant, you don't have to use it all. You might want to use a bit of it, you don't have to. This is like a bit of creativity here. The thing is, is that chunk of it where he says, "I now pronounce you man and wife." It's probably not appropriate for the pre-wedding. So you're going to have to do some edits. You might have lots of it in there, you might have little bits of it, up to you. 

The one big thing you need to do, before you send this off to us to have a look, and to share, is you need to add this End Credits. EditStock has allowed us to use all this stuff, as long as we add this thing at the end. And I'll show you how to do that now. So I've given you that particular footage, it's in your, where is? It's under your Project 2, and it's in footage called zEnd. I just put a 'z' at the end so it stacks down the bottom there. So you should already have it. 

Well, you're going to have to export it into a new project. And here is mine, so you can go 'File', 'Import', bring it in. All it needs to do is go at the end, when you're finished. Let's just see what it does, finishes… So it is the deal that we struck with EditStock, just to say, "Hey, you can use this for your course, but just make sure that you acknowledge us at the end," and that's fine, because it's awesome stock footage. Thank You, Misha there for working with us. 

Last but not least, export your mp4, share it with us, upload it to somewhere, like we did earlier on. Get the URL and share it either on the Comments, Assignments, or Project section of this website, and also via social media. Love to see what you're doing. Make sure you use the hashtag Premiere Pro. 

All right, one last thing before we go. You can leave, your assignment is being outlined. This is a total little extra bonus bit at the end. I just want to show it to you, we'll watch it together. It's the real reason I picked this wedding, I love this couple so much, because it's something that I feel like I might… 

All right, you ready? Let's watch it together. It's a very unique wedding video, seen from the point of view of the groom, shot by a tiny little camera hidden in his eye glasses. Rigged up by the groom is a Hollywood technology consultant. He says it's just one more way to keep the focus on the bride, as the bride thought it would be. Their private keepsake, until it wound up going viral, and they're now sharing it with a quarter of a million people, and counting. I love it so much. Camera in his eyeglasses, and the best bit is he had a backup in his lapel, he had a double backup in the priest's pocket, in case any of the cameras failed. 

If you do end up downloading the footage from EditStock, it includes all of that and you can add it to your edit as well. I hope you're excited to go off, and practice some of the tricks that you've learnt so far, and put together a little bit more substantial editing project. 

All right, enjoy the process and I will see you in the next video. Only once you've finished your homework; bye now.