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

This study guide uses text integrated with video to help learners gain real-world skills that will get them started in their 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 beginning learners for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.

 

Written by an instructor with classroom teaching experience, the book covers all of the objectives of the latest Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adobe Certified Associate Exam.

 

Following are the top level domain objectives for the Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adobe Certified Associate Exam:

  • Setting Project Requirements
  • Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Video
  • Understanding the Adobe Premiere Pro Interface
  • Editing a Video Sequence with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Exporting Video with Adobe Premiere Pro

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Edit Better: Hollywood-Tested Strategies for Powerful Video Editing

Imagine pushing a magic button in your video editing software labeled “better”. Any project you edit turns out exactly how you planned, every single time. Your audience is absolutely spellbound, wiping tears from their eyes, laughing out loud, or sitting in stunned silence as they see the world in a different way for the first time.

Bad news: That button doesn’t exist. Good news: Edit Better shows you how to get there anyway.

Edit Better was made for video editors who consider themselves advanced hobbyists or growth-minded professionals, artists who know that the tools of editing matter far less than the knowledge of how to use those tools powerfully.

This audiobook does not illuminate the workings of Avid, Final Cut, or Premiere, and is not a meditation on film editing. What it is: a provocative, wide-ranging collection of strategies and tactics for the creative application of TV and video editing, no matter your editing tools.

Author Jeff Bartsch lays out both big-picture strategies and practical, boots-on-the-ground tactics for powerful communication. Going far beyond mere button-pushing, Jeff good-naturedly blends communication theory, marketing, behavioral psychology, neuroscience, and nuts-and-bolts details of editing application from years of experience in Hollywood, the storytelling capital of the world.

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The Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Creating & Editing Digital Videos Using Your Computer: For Absolute Beginners of All Ages

Today, nearly everyone wants to make videos and post them on the Internet—and here’s a book that explains in simple everyday terms how it’s done. Even the technically challenged will learn to shoot and edit professional-quality work, upload it to the Web, view it on a TV set, or share it by mobile phone, thanks to the clear instructions and professional tips from filmmaker/animator Christian Darkin. He takes the budding videographer through the entire process, starting with selecting the right camcorder, writing the script, and composing the shots, through editing the raw footage in the computer and sharing the finished product with the world.

 

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Digital Video For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

  • Digital media sales represent a growing market in consumer technology; in previous editions, this book has been the top-selling reference for digital video beginners
  • Fully revised and completely focused on consumer digital video users and editors who have little to no experience with the equipment
  • Walks readers through the basics of selecting equipment, installing software and hardware, shooting good video, getting files into a PC, editing, and outputting to the Internet, videotape, or a DVD

CD-ROM includes trial versions of the editing software covered in the book as well as other digital video tools and sample files

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Digital Video Hacks: Tips & Tools for Shooting, Editing, and Sharing (O’Reilly’s Hacks Series)

Since the dawn of film, novices and experts have used quick-and-dirty workarounds and audiovisual tricks to improve their motion pictures, from home movies to feature films. Today, the tools have certainly changed, as have the quality and scope of the results. With digital video, the hacking possibilities are now limitless, for both amateurs and professional artists. From acquiring footage, mixing, editing, and adding effects to final distribution, Digital Video Hacks provides unique tips, tools, and techniques for every stage of video production. You’ll learn how to:

  • Get your projects started right using creative preparation tools and techniques,from making your own steadicam, boom, or dolly to effective storyboarding, timecoding, and tape labeling
  • Troubleshoot common shooting problems, including using stop-motion and time-lapse techniques, lighting effects, colored screens and gels, and household objects to establish mood or otherwise wow an audience
  • Create stunning visual effects, such as satellite zooming, surreal scenes, Matrix-like bullet-time, and green screen illusions
  • Fool your audience with audio tricks, replacing flubbed dialogue, smoothing over cuts, and covering missing audio with room tone
  • Add professional features with post-production tricks, including color correction, soundtrack cleanup, opening sequences, and DVD bookmarks
  • Distribute final content in a variety of creative ways, from exporting to basic videotape or DVD to streaming over the internet or even via cell phone
  • Use the web to provide interactivity and dynamic content, attend a remote conference, or vlog your life.

Whether you’re looking for a new technique to include in your next project, a solution to a common problem, or just a little inspiration, this book reintroduces you to the digital video you only thought you knew.

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Film and Video Editing Theory: How Editing Creates Meaning

Film and Video Editing Theory offers an accessible, introductory guide to the practices used to create meaning through editing. In this book, Michael Frierson synthesizes the theories of the most prominent film editors and scholars, from Herbert Zettl, Sergei Eisenstein, and Noël Burch to the work of landmark Hollywood editors like Walter Murch and Edward Dmytryk. In so doing, he maps out a set of craft principles for readers, whether one is debating if a flashback reveals too much, if a certain cut clarifies or obscures the space of a scene, or if a shot needs to be trimmed. The book is grounded in the unity of theory and practice, looking beyond technical proficiency in a specific software to explain to readers how and why certain cuts work or don’t work.

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Transforming a PC into a Video-Editing Power-House

Transforming a PC into a Video-Editing Power-House. I thought this was a fairly straight-forward process: take my PC, pull all the guts out of the old case, put them in a new case, add some extra disks, configure a RAID array or two and call it done. The actual process ended up being much more convoluted and interesting than that. How about a RAID array with a transfer rate of 16,046.7 MB/s? That is sixteen thousand and forty-six point seven MegaBytes per second, which is sixteen GigaBytes per second. Pretty good, if I say so myself. The data transferred without the heads even moving! Computer science IS voodoo! It is amazing how bounce-back from a poor connection could convince my computer that it was writing to an array of hard-drives at a physically impossible rate. Amusing but bogus. The results when the disks rotated and the heads moved were much more mundane, but still four times the individual drive transfer rate. A faster version of this project could be built with faster hard-drives, even upgrading all drives to Seagate would be an improvement, based on test results. Ideally, one should start with: a faster processor and random access memory (RAM); a faster motherboard, with faster data buses; and faster hard-drives. I would also look for a motherboard with more SATA III (6Gb/sec) ports on board and a case that can hold more hard-drives. There are faster hard-drives and faster memory being developed. Even the hybrid SSD/SATA drive I installed in my MacBook improved performance. The future looks very good. Regardless of future possible improvements, the current state of this computer will make the author’s video-editing hobby much quicker, and more fun!

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Flash Techniques for Location Portraiture: Single and Multiple-Flash Lighting Techniques

Small-flash photography has become widely popular because of its portability and affordability, and this book offers insights on mastering the use of small-unit, hot shoe–mounted flashes called flashguns. Demonstrating the various light modifiers, techniques, and setups designed for these small powerhouses of light, the book explores how to achieve creative results from working with a single flashgun, multiple flashguns, and colored filters, as well as making adjustments with the camera’s white-balance settings. The guide lists the tools required for location-portrait photography and discusses different lighting setups—from shooting in direct sunlight to night and low-light photos—for various location-portrait situations, giving photographers the confidence to make lighting decisions to produce professional results.

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A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO USING ADOBE PREMIERE PRO BASICS VIDEO EDITING TECHNIQUES

Adobe Premiere Pro for Absolute Beginners … In this bookI will show you how to create a small film project in Premiere Pro from start to finish. … You have to define the location where you want your project to be saved on your hard drive and which locations Adobe Premiere Pro will use for temporary files.

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Documentary Editing: Principles & Practice

Documentary Editing offers clear and detailed strategies for tackling every stage of the documentary editing process, from organizing raw footage and building select reels to fine cutting and final export. Written by a Sundance award- winning documentary editor with a dozen features to his credit and containing examples from over 100 films, this book presents a step-by-step guide for how to turn seemingly shapeless footage into focused scenes, and how to craft a structure for a documentary of any length. The book contains insights and examples from seven of America’s top documentary editors, including Geoffrey Richman (The Cove, Sicko), Kate Amend (The Keepers, Into the Arms of Strangers), and Mary Lampson (Harlan County U.S.A.), and a companion website contains easy-to-follow video tutorials.

Written for both practitioners and enthusiasts, Documentary Editing offers unique and invaluable insights into the documentary editing process.

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Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.

 

In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2018 release covers features like search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, creating and organizing enhanced brush presets, and much more!

 

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes. 

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  • Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press.
  • The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.

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