EPK Editing Workflows 01: Ingest to Assembly Edit:
This course is the first in a series on producing content for a music video EPK, or electronic press kit, using the tools in Adobe CC. Here Maxim Jago covers the media acquisition and management stage of the process, which ends in an assembly edit-a rough edit that illustrates how the director would like to structure the final film.
You’ll learn how to use Adobe Prelude and Premiere Pro to organize mixed-media files, ingest them, transcode them, work with metadata, and use automation to speed up your edit, before preparing a simple assembly edit to present to editors or collaborators .
Stay tuned for future courses in the series, which will cover the other steps in the workflow, all the way up to the finished music video.
– Keeping media organized
– Ingesting media
– Transcoding on ingest
– Adding metadata like comments and other tags to your clips
– Producing an assembly edit
EPK Editing Workflows 02: Creative Editing and Fine-Tuning:
It can be difficult to achieve a rich look and feel for electronic press kits, or EPKs, given the fast turnaround they usually demand. But using the creative editing and fine-tuning techniques shown in this course, you can achieve “picture lock” at an early stage in the process.
In the previous installment of EPK Editing Workflows, Maxim Jago showed you how to ingest media and build a basic assembly edit from your favorite shots. Here you’ll take that rough cut and fine-tune it using a number of industry-standard trimming techniques that work in just about every nonlinear editing system. You’ll learn how to take your edited sequence from an assembly to a precise cut, with temporary effects and transitions that will help you nail down the final visual look of your video.
– Establishing the starting point
– Stripping out content from the assembly cut
– Editing quickly with keyboard shortcuts
– Advanced trimming techniques
– Trimming with the JKL technique
– Adding placeholder transitions and effects
– Achieving picture lock
EPK Editing Workflows 03: Color Correction, Visual Effects, and Finishing:
Electronic press kits (EPKs) have a distinct look, which comes from the composition but also the color of the shots. In this installment of EPK Editing Workflows, you’ll learn how to assess your visuals, control contrast, match shots, and choose a look for your finished edit. Author Maxim Jago shows how to compare in-camera footage with behind-the-scenes material, and make creative choices about blending them together. He also shares some beautiful special effects for adding flair to visuals. The final chapters show you how to put it all together, and make your Adobe CC workflow even more efficient, with presets.
– Assessing your video footage
– Repairing and color correcting media
– Warming and cooling clips
– Shot matching
– Workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade, and After Effects
– Combining creative visual effects