Creating Hollywood-Style Movies with Adobe Premiere Elements 7

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Peachpit Press, Apr 16, 2010 - Computers - 360 pages
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Creating Hollywood-Style Movies with Adobe Premiere Elements 7 is a book that will help users get to the next level in video editing, and that next level goes beyond simply splicing together clips and creating simple titles. In no time readers will be overlaying multiple tracks of videos and adjusting transparency; creating Picture-in-Picture overlays; using key frames and motion paths; setting and refining greenscreens and bluescreens; using color effects for emotional impact; and a whole range of other special effects to help them tell their story. Readers will also discover how to use new features, such as adding Smart Tags, using Adobe Videomerge to place a subject in a new setting, and harnessing the InstantMovie feature for the most creative results. What sets this book apart is the author's expertise in carefully showing readers how to execute each of these movie-making techniques step-by-step in a clear and friendly writing style. With this book, budding film-makers of all levels will find how to create better-looking movies and have a lot of fun doing it.

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Contents

Adding a WOW Factor
1
Using Color and Motion
15
Narration SmartSound and Sound FX
35
The Star Wars Title Effect
51
Creating the PiP PictureinPicture Effect
71
Using Preset Effects
87
Custom Building a Movie Look
99
The Passing of Time Effect
113
The Night Vision Effect
183
The Beam Me Up Effect
199
The Sinister Ghost Effect
217
Working with Clones
237
Lighting Up Light Sabers
261
The Enchanted Elf Effect
273
The Nightly News Effect
291
The Super Hero Effect
313

Fast Times
131
The Power of the ForceReversing Time
143
The Hidden Identity Effect
161
Word RemovalThe Bleeping Effect
173
Creating a Movie Trailer Using InstantMovie
327
Index
335
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Carl Plumer has worked professionally as a writer, Web developer, multimedia designer, Help systems developer, and documentation manager for high tech companies including Oracle, Computer Associates, and Avid Technology. At Avid, the company that makes the editing system on which many Hollywood films and television shows are edited, he helped design one of the very first home video editing applications, Avid Cinema.

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