Tuesday, 15 March 2011


I have started the opening sequence with the company's logo and name, as well has the credits for Producer and Director. I have placed the exterior shot of Burnley Mechanics in and from Tuesday 8th March 2011 filming session I have placed the clips we are going to use in the sequence.

In this panel you have your clips and titles for the movie. The colours represent what type of footage it is. Purples represent titles and blank footage so you can had titles and pictures and edit them easily. The Greens represent recorded footage or any type of footage that has been imported. With this you can edit them using the effects (See number 2) and which part of the footage you want (see numbers 4, 5, 6 and 8). The panel basically is the components that make up the film, the footage and the extra titles, these are the key points for the film and they are exactly what the film is made up of.

The effects panel is full of variety; these can be used on recorded/imported film footage as well has the titles and pictures. The effects are a lot different to those I have used in Windows Movie Maker, they are much more complex, they are worded differently to those in WMM which are worded simply and you can look at what action it does. I have used two types of effects which is “Cross Dissolve In” and “Cross Dissolve Out”. The text effects have their own effects too, as well as those in the Effects panel. The effects in the Text are better for the text has it actually uses the effect on the text and not the whole segment as a whole. In the upcoming weeks I am going to experiment and find out what each effect does and how it will be effective for the film. Using the “Cross Dissolve” is simple but effective and gives a really eerie sense to the film.

This is the screen where you will see the footage that you have in the left panel (See number 1) you can only see actual film footage not text or blank footage these have to be edited and placed in the time line separately to see them and work with them.
4, 5 and 6
These buttons are the point markers for the footage that you want to crop separately. Marker 4 is the starting point of the required footage you want and Marker 5 is the end point of the required footage this makes number 6. This is coloured a lighter gray to show you what you have highlighted. This makes it easier for the editor to cut footage they want out of the film and see what it looks like by playing the play, pause, Stop, Rewind and Fast Forward buttons on the left (See number 7) On the left hand screen (See number 14) you can see what the footage will look like when placed into the timeline below (See numbers 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13) by doing this you can click and hold the reel button (See number 8) and drag to the timeline for the required footage you have marked out.

This is an alternative way to Rewind or Fast Forward at your desired speed, so you have full control on how far you want to go back or forward or how slow you want to go to get to a certain point.

The button is pictures as a Film Reel, this will allow you to place the selected segment from that piece of footage on the timeline and from there you can edit further. Just click and hold and drag to the timeline.

This green bar represents the footage that you have edited/placed effects on or over etc; this allows you to see if you have “rendered” the footage together so that the effects work with the footage and runs smoothly when playing back. If there is the colour red in the green bar is means it hasn’t been rendered, so by using the keyboard shortcut “Enter” button it will render those pieces so that effects will work and the footage is able to work.

In this plane you placed your required text that you have made (will appear in your footage panel see number 1) you can decide where it goes within the time line and then in the separate panel, where the text is edited separately, you can decide where it goes on the screen, what it looks like and what effects you will use if any.

In this plane you place your required footage that you have in the footage panel (See number 1) and add any effects you want from the effects panel by click and hold and drag and drop onto the footage within the time line.

12 and 13
This panel is for your Audio. This is where you can add music or adjust the volume on the footage above, 13 is the audio of the footage above. You can use audio from any other footage you may have earlier or later in the time line and place it under another piece of footage. For example, you can use the Audio clip, 13, and place it under another piece of footage; you can place it in under two pieces of footage and have the audio overlapping from one to the over.

This is the screen where you can view your film from the timeline, and just like those in numbers 4, 5 and 7 you can use the same technique to see the footage at a certain point or to get back to the beginning or the end. As well has this you can edit where pictures and texts are placed as well has their size.

Here is the Keyboard that is used for Adobe Premier, this makes it easier for the editing with these shortcuts.

I haven't worked with a keyboard like this and it felt different to use a keyboard that was not only to be used for writing text but also to be used as shortcuts for the Adobe Premier Suite.

This is the Screen that allows you to add your text to your left hand panel with the other footages/Music etc. You are able to change the text with the variety of fonts below the display screen and change its size and colour.

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