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Working with the Parkour footage in Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi everyone, in this video we are going to discuss a couple of terms. One is called logging, rough cuts and final cuts. Logging is the important one here. It's kind of how we get our footage from the production process, and I'll show you a few examples just to give you a little bit of a mild experience with it before we start our project. 

So we talked about the terms pre-production, production, and post-production, right? So we're okay with that. Let's talk about post-production, because that's what we're doing. That can be broken into a couple of little spots. There are lots of variants of this, but the main ones are, you can do some logging at the beginning, then you do a rough cut, which we've done a bit of already, and then there's a final cut, where everything gets tidied up for final production. 

Probably the weird term is logging. Logging is just the process of-- happens directly after the production day, or generally at production day, but basically it's, you've walked around with cameras and sound equipment, and you've recorded everything, and now you've got a bunch of files that have terrible names, and no sort of structure to them. We've talked about it before, but the official name is Logging. Let's have a little look at what I mean. 

So in the 'Exercise Files' that we're going to be using in this course, it's under 'Project 5', under 'Footage'. Basically I've just cut out the bits that we've got from Edit Stock, that we can use in this course, but the full-- I'll show you the full package. This is what comes from the production process, and what comes downloaded from Edit Stock. So in 'Footage'-- now remember this is different for-- it really depends on what you're filming, who's filming it. There'll be a different way of structuring it, but they've structured it for indoor, outdoor, and in here they've structured it for different cameras. 

So there were two people videoing, or one cameraman with two different cameras, and they've just recorded it this way. So there is a 1Dxii, which is a fancy enough camera, and a 7D; basically the 7D is the kind of level that I'm at. There seems to be this, like intro to DSLR video cameras, then there's the next level up and then it goes higher. So this is kind of like an $800 range, that's the camera that I use. Then you jump up to about three grand, and then you kind of jump up further, these are all Canon cameras. Seems to go sub-1000, about the 3000-5000 mark, and then it goes kind of like 10 Grand plus, once you get into proper commercial video cameras, but anyway that's how they've broken this footage up. 

The outdoor stuff was done on a 1DX, this is done on a Hero camera, one of those kind of ones you-- sports cameras, that you strap to things. It's interesting, the way that they've done it, and obviously in this we're going to be doing a small part of it. If you do want to get all of this to do a nice big edit, you can get the footage from Edit Stock. This one here is called, what is it called? It's called Bos Parkour. So that's the one you could potentially get, if you want to go further with this project and use it for your portfolio. Remove all the watermarks, but you don't have to for this course. Let's have a look at a couple of the other ones. Donut, Donut Dynamite, Madame Donut, we looked at her earlier. This one's broken into kind of parts, part 1, 2, and 3. I think they came back on different days to record it. They've got some behind the scenes, they've got B-Roll. 

Now B-roll is just a-- let's have a look a little bit of the B-Roll. We're going to talk about it later on, but it's the stuff that isn't, like the main interview, lots of small kind of shots, little tight things to kind of help tell the story but not the main interview. The main interview I think is in here. I love that. Basically they've come down-- they've broken it into three parts at least. The main interview and everything else in this is a bunch of B-Roll. On obviously different days they might have been recording, and they've obviously set up this one, where they've recorded a bunch of stuff. Eggs. 

That's how this was delivered, let's have a look at one more, that Jacuzzi one. So the Jacuzzi one is set up in case scenes. This one was a little bit different, this was a short film. So this was shot in-- so '00' were the different scenes. So scene 2, you can see, scene 2/1. Same thing, these were all broken into the different scenes that were shot. This obviously is a lot easier to work with in this particular setting, because there is obviously a script, and they match these things to it. I guess I just wanted to show you, like what logging looks like, and the process of logging is basically, you'll have a bunch of cameras with a bunch of SD cards in it, and you need to kind of get them off and start labeling them up, so you can edit them later. 

Now this is lovely, named Awesome Stuff. Great names, that's not such great names but it works, but you're not going to get footage that says-- that has all the lovely keywords in it. You're probably going to be working on your own stuff, potentially, and it's just going to be '_2_1'. You might even just have one giant file that you have to work through. So you might skip the logging, dump it straight into Premiere Pro and start working, but obviously there's going to be times, where you need to chop things up to work with. So you might spend a bit of time before you start editing, doing some logging, adding some good names, putting it into categories so that you can work on it later. 

It's really important to do it straight afterwards, rather than waiting till the end of the year. I did a big motocross kind of video, and I just dumped it all into a folder, and I'm like, "I'll work it out by the dates later on," and that doesn't work. Just need to take a little time after every shoot, just to give it some labels, put it in some folders, so that you're aware of it all, rather than having to re-watch every single thing to know what is in there, and then to come back to it months later, and still have to re-watch it all again. 

Geez. Anyway, logging has been done for us. We're going to now start importing and doing our rough cut. Let's do that in the next video.