Written by a Premiere Pro expert and illustrated throughout in full color, this Complete Course shows you how to master the full range of Premiere Pro tools and techniques while working on a single project. Twelve sessions and more than eighty step-by-step tutorials, accompanied by vivid color images and screen shots, walk you through the creation of a ninety-second, professional- quality video from start to finish. After completing the course, you'll have an impressive portfolio piece and a thorough understanding of Adobe Premiere Pro fundamentals. * Use effects and transitions to change the action from scene to scene. * Use multiple sequences to create complex nested effects. * Use the Title Designer to create sophisticated titles.
CD-ROM Contents * Bonus session featuring tutorials that explain how you can create your own version of titles and graphics used in the project * Bonus discussions on additional Premiere Pro features, methods of exporting, and special effects * Tryout version of Adobe Audition, demo versions of Borix FX and Boris CONTINUUM Complete, and a demo version of SpiceMASTER * All the files and materials you need to complete the video project
System Requirements: See the About the CD-ROM Appendix for details and complete system requirements.
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This book sucks Do Not Waste Your Money
By Buddy Atlantis "usernickname" - April 14, 2005
This book is horrible. I have read the book and worked through the tutorials up to chapter 3. Up to this point there have been numerous mistakes in the tutorials. At least 10 so far including timing, errors in the speed settings, the program used is a beta verison or something that makes it confusing right from page 1. It left me wondering if my Adobe Premiere Pro was installed incorrectly ... the disc included doesn't put all the files in the correct places when it tells you to download it to your PC. The video footage that you have to edit is shot by some piece of junk camera and is choppy (no its not my computer - P4 3.2 Ghz, 2 GB RAM blah blah blah my computer is awesome) The only thing good about this book is that I actually have to think for myself and figure out what is wrong with the problems when stuff doesn't work out ... but you know what ... thats not very helpful when I am trying to learn the stuff for the first time. If your thinking about buying this book then... read more
A good idea, but sloppy implementation
By Nicholas Cole - November 15, 2004
The idea is good; teach the use of the functional capabilities of Premiere Pro for artistic expression; the execution is lamentable, starting with the initial creation of a project, where apparently the author had a beta test product which doesn't correspond to the final release. If you're giving step-by-step instructions, then get them right; as it is, the projects implemented by the student get way out of sync with the baseline projects provided on the CD-ROM (which doesn't install correctly).
Jan 31, 2005
I reread the book in case I had been unjust in my original review. I entirely confirm what I said, but the problem is deeper than the fact that the examples are inaccurate; books with examples which don't work can force you into a more active state of mind than the somnolent passivity they tend to induce, and the examples finish up working, even if they often don't illustrate anything very important. If you wish to use Premiere Pro well you have to... read more
This may not be the book for you.
By Linda - May 8, 2004
At first glance the book looked pretty well written but you can't judge until you work through the tutorials. After going through the first few of them I decided to switch to another book due to the following problems.The projects do not load correctly from the CD since some of the media files are in the wrong place and there are mistakes in the tutorials as well. The most recent mistake was when a clip was moved out of the way on one page since it was not to be used until later, and then referred to on the next page as though it was not moved. Not only that, the space on the timeline where it was suposed to be was occupied by another clip.It is discouraging to follow a tutorial for quite a while only to get lost. I tried it several times to make sure it wasn't I who was the problem.The book does contain some fine examples including the Confidence Builder at the beginning but more time should have been taken to test all of the tutorials.
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