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Creating a Simple Trailer in Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro is a seriously robust and powerful program for video production. In introducing basic video editing to students, I thought that making a 20 second trailer out of a screencast might be the way to do it.

The students in my class used Screencast-o-Matic to make screencast videos to teach the world something. This two-part tutorial, then, is about selecting clips within that video, and adding music, transitions and a basic static title.

I would love to know if this is something you would want to try with your students. Leave me a comment below!


Using Photoshop PuppetWarp to Animate a Character

The problem with the last activity I posted is that the characters can’t move any parts. There are no legs or arms to move around. This can be achieved using the PuppetWarp feature in Photoshop to pin pivot points on to an image and manipulate it that way.

This lesson below is almost exactly the same as one done by Mark Shufflebottom and Greg Hodgson as part of the Adobe Generation Pro: Animation course on the Adobe Education Exchange. If you’re interested, there is a new Animation course starting very soon here at this linkĀ . I highly recommend it!

Enjoy this. Leave me a comment if this is something you think you can use in your classroom!