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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training

What is Pre & Post Production in Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hey everyone, time for a nice new project. We are going to be doing a documentary/commercial/sports thing, that's everything. Basically we're going to follow our guy around. His name is Amin Smajalovic. I practiced that; sorry, Amin. Basically we follow him around, he's practicing his Parkour, which is kind of urban running, jumping, flipping off things, you'll see in a second. We follow him around so he can practice and enter a competition. That is what we're making. It kind of brings up some really interesting things that we haven't covered yet, in terms of the techniques of editing and some of the requirements, for high Frame Rates, sports action and stuff. So it's going to be an interesting one. 

Before we get started let's talk about post-production, because that's what we're doing. To understand post-production, we need to understand the production process in general. You've probably heard these terms, you might already know what they are. Basically there's kind of three main groups, there's pre-production, production, and post-production. 

So pre-production is everything that happens beforehand. So it's the planning, it's the, getting actors or organizing interviewees, or organizing the equipment. So writing scripts, getting sign-off, getting budgets approved. It can be big or as small as you like. So that's pre-production, pre getting started into production. 

Production is the day you turn up with the actors, with the scripts, with the camera equipment, and actually start filming. So people running around with cameras, sound gear, Sound Engineers, Directors, or if it's just by yourself it's you, with your camera. Your pre-production was buying camera from Amazon, your production is you filming yourself for your vlog, and then once you've got it all, you've recorded it all, then you move into post-production. So doing stuff after you've done your production, post, you get it. 

So that's what we're doing really in this course. So we've been given a film, and we need to make magic from it. You might have heard the term, "Fix it in post." They mean, in post-production, it means, "Don't worry, it's hard to record on the day, we'll fix it up later on." And some things are really easy to fix, just fix it in post, and some things can't be fixed in post. Like giving me a shave, this morning I was like, "I don't need to shave, they won't notice," but then I'm just watching my earlier videos, I'm like, "You look like a bum, Dan," this can't be fixed in post-production. 

So pre-production, beforehand, production, actually doing and filming the thing, and then post-production, the editing, that's what we're doing. So we're going to post produce this Parkour documentary commercial sports thing. Let me show you the, a final kind of cut. We won't get to this level in this course, we're going to cover all the things you need to get there, but like we did with the Wedding we are going to do just a small part of it, and if you want to go off and grab the rest of it, to practice your editing, you can get it from Edit Stock. So let's jump in. 

When I was in Bosnia I started doing Parkour, and I had a lot of struggle, we didn't have gyms or nothing, but since I moved here, to United States, I discovered Above All and Above All helped me a lot. I progressed a lot, I'm coming to the point where I wanted to be. It's not the competition as much as it's, how hard can you push yourself, and how much can you take on your body, and break those limits. 

Progression is the main key. If I'm trying to do a big jump I would keep jumping closer and closer to it. Training indoors is a lot more helpful, with knowing that I cannot get injured, and I can try those things, and once I learn the feeling on how to flips feel, then I can bring that outside and have less difficulty. Once you decide what you're going to do, that would just calm down my body. Picture myself, breathe out three times, and just go for it, with meaning, towards accomplishing what I'm doing. You just got to go and push, and once you push, it's the best feeling in the world. You get proud of yourself because you just break that wall, and you can go break another. 

Through all these years doing it, I realized that there's no limits. All limits are inside your head. My message for all the future athletes, who have passion for Parkour, is to be in control of their bodies. The best way to learn is to go somewhere safe, start having the feelings of what you're doing. That way once you get outside you can just go for it. My name is Amin Smajolovic, I'm 19 years old, and I train for Korea Bubble.