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Learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Video Communication: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation

Book Description

This study guide uses text integrated with video to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in planning, shooting, and doing post-production on video projects and lays the foundation for taking the Premiere Pro ACA exam. A mix of project-based lessons, practical videos, and regular assessments throughout prepares you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.


Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for each topic. The ACA exams have proved to be highly successful; Adobe reports that the total number of exams taken worldwide has reached one million since 2008.


To create this new product, Peachpit and Adobe Press have joined forces with team of outstanding instructors who have a great track record getting students certified: Rob Schwartz and his colleagues at BrainBuffet.com.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents
  7. Getting Started
    1. About this product
    2. Conventions used in this book
    3. Operating system differences
    4. Installing the software
    5. Adobe creative cloud desktop app
    6. Checking for updates
    7. Accessing the free Web Edition and lesson files
    8. Project fonts
    9. Additional resources
    10. Adobe certification
    11. Resetting preferences to their default settings
  8. Chapter 1. Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    1. About Adobe Learn Books
    2. Have fun
    3. Learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    4. Prepare for the ACA exam
    5. Develop your creative, communication, and cooperative skills
    6. Managing Files for Video Production
    7. Linking to files instead of embedding them
    8. Deciding where to store your files
    9. Logging and naming clips
    10. Managing project folders
    11. Unpacking and Organizing
    12. Starting Premiere Pro
    13. Setting Up the New Project Dialog Box
    14. Configuring the General tab
    15. Configuring the Scratch Disks tab
    16. Locating a project and editing its settings
    17. Setting Premiere Pro Preferences
    18. Exploring the User Interface
    19. Looking at the primary panels for video editing
    20. Exploring other important panels
    21. Arranging panels
    22. Using Workspaces
    23. Challenge
    24. Conclusion
  9. Chapter 2. Editing Basics
    1. Identifying Job Requirements
    2. Listing available media files
    3. Addressing legal issues
    4. Setting Up Project Media
    5. Importing media into a project
    6. Using the Project panel
    7. Editing a Video Sequence
    8. Creating a sequence
    9. Creating a rough cut
    10. Working with the Timeline panel
    11. Editing in the Timeline panel
    12. Recording a voiceover
    13. Editing audio
    14. Using video transitions and effects
    15. Working with Titles
    16. Creating and adding a title
    17. Adding a title to a sequence
    18. Exporting a Sequence to a Video File
    19. Challenge
    20. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3. Editing an Interview
    1. Preproduction
    2. Listing available media files
    3. Setting Up a Project
    4. Filling a Stereo Clip with a Mono Recording
    5. Editing the Rough Cut
    6. Performing ripple edits
    7. Deleting parts of a clip with or without leaving gaps
    8. Renaming clip instances in the Timeline panel
    9. Applying Audio Transitions
    10. Adding B-Roll Clips
    11. Changing the Playback Speed of a Clip
    12. Varying Clip Playback Speed Over Time
    13. Nesting a Sequence and Freezing a Frame
    14. Practicing Time Remapping
    15. Creating an opening title with video
    16. Nesting the title sequence into the main sequence
    17. Creating a Lower-Third Title
    18. Designing Sound
    19. Creating Rolling Credits
    20. Stabilizing Shaky Clips
    21. Exporting Final Video
    22. Challenge: Mini-Documentary
    23. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4. Editing a Dialogue Scene
    1. Preproduction
    2. Listing the available media files
    3. Listing the preproduction files
    4. Setting Up a Project
    5. Creating a Rough Cut
    6. Adding an establishing shot
    7. Adding a medium shot and an adjustment
    8. Editing audio to repair silence
    9. Building the rest of the sequence
    10. Getting enough coverage
    11. Fixing Audio in Adobe Audition
    12. Applying Video Adjustments
    13. Adjusting video levels
    14. Applying an adjustment layer
    15. Recording a voiceover
    16. Add a Still Image to the Sequence
    17. Create a title to superimpose over the image
    18. Add a still image
    19. Set up the title to crawl left and hold
    20. Blur the background at a specific time
    21. Reviewing with Your Clients and Exporting the Final Video
    22. Reviewing a project using Cinema mode
    23. Exporting the final video
    24. Challenge: Create Your Own Dialogue Scene
    25. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 5. Compositing with Green Screen Effects
    1. Preproduction
    2. Listing the available media files
    3. Setting Up a Project
    4. Importing layered Photoshop documents
    5. White balancing a clip using a gray target
    6. Preparing to shoot green screen clips
    7. Compositing a Green Screen Clip with a New Background
    8. Drawing a garbage matte
    9. Keying out the green background
    10. Adding and Animating More Graphics
    11. Adding a track
    12. Adding an animated logo
    13. Adding weather graphics to the map
    14. Exporting Final Video
    15. Challenge: Create Your Own Composited Video
    16. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 6. Creating a Video Slide Show
    1. Preproduction
    2. Setting Up a Slide Show Project
    3. Creating a Sequence from Multiple Files Quickly
    4. Creating a sequence based on a preset
    5. Arranging multiple items before adding them to a sequence
    6. Adding multiple items to a sequence at a regular interval
    7. Adding multiple items to a sequence at markers
    8. Adding a Ken Burns motion effect
    9. Exporting Multiple Versions with Adobe Media Encoder
    10. Challenge: Your Own Slide Show
    11. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 7. Reviewing Tools and Shortcuts
    1. Setting Up a Project
    2. Working in the Timeline Panel
    3. Navigating in the Timeline Panel
    4. Selecting and Moving Clips in the Timeline Panel
    5. Trimming Clips
    6. Changing Clip Speed and Duration
    7. Splitting a Clip
    8. Editing Keyframes with the Pen Tool
    9. Finding Shortcuts That Make You More Efficient
    10. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 8. Leveling Up with Design
    1. Creativity Is a Skill
    2. Getting a creative workout
    3. Prepping your mind
    4. The Design Hierarchy
    5. Applying the design hierarchy
    6. The Elements of Art
    7. The element of space
    8. The element of line
    9. The element of shape
    10. The element of form
    11. The elements of texture and pattern
    12. The element of value
    13. The element of color
    14. The element of type
    15. Wrapping up the elements
    16. The Principles of Design
    17. The principle of emphasis or focal point
    18. The principle of contrast
    19. The principle of unity
    20. The principle of variety
    21. The principle of balance
    22. The principle of proportion or scale
    23. The principles of repetition and pattern
    24. The principles of movement and rhythm
    25. Wrapping Up the Design Concepts
  16. Chapter 9. Working With Outsiders
    1. Who You’re Talking for and Who You’re Talking To
    2. Single Voice, Single Message
    3. Identifying Your Client’s Ideal Customer
    4. The Golden Rule for Client Projects
    5. Copyrights and Wrongs
    6. Copyright Happens
    7. Placing a Copyright Notice in Digital Content
    8. Playing Fair with Copyrighted Material
    9. Uncopyrighting
    10. Licensing
    11. Think Like a Boss
    12. Project management
    13. Learn
    14. Think
    15. Do
    16. Conclusion
  17. Chapter 10. Wrapping It Up!
    1. Extending Premiere Pro CC with Adobe Creative Cloud
    2. Video Production Applications
    3. Graphics Applications
    4. Mobile Apps
    5. Where to Go Next
    6. Goodbye!
  18. ACA Objectives Covered
  19. Index
  20. Inside Back Cover