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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!

Animating in Photoshop

Here is a little tutorial I did for my main blog on animating in Photoshop. Whilst Photoshop might not be the most obvious choice to do animations, it has for a few years now, had some basic video and frame animation capabilities. I found it a good way to introduce frame-by-frame animations to younger children without diving into Adobe Animate straight away.

The project involved a picture of the students’ empty classroom and the Simpsons kids coming for a visit. You can see how the responsibilities fire the kids’ imagination!

Enjoy!