Category Archives: CMN 324

Exporting and uploading completed videos

Step 1: Export your video from Premiere and optimize it for YouTube settings (be sure to make note of the location you save to and identify your group in the filename). Quick tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6cv8kwNXUc&nohtml5=False Step 2: Take the file you just saved and attach it to a new Gmail message. Gmail will automatically upload it to Drive. … Read More »

Improving narration/interview audio quality in Premiere

Audio recorded directly from a microphone can rarely be used as-is. Some basic optimization is usually necessary once you bring it into Premiere. Check out this brief tutorial for a rundown of simple ways you can improve your audio quality.

Adobe After Effects for Promotional Videos

Why Use Adobe After Effects (Ae)? You may wonder whether After Effects (Ae) is the appropriate tool for you, or how it compares with Adobe’s related application, Premiere. After all, their interfaces resemble each other, and both use project files which link to external working materials. However, although Ae shares some similarities with Premiere —… Read More »

Pre-Production + Production Phase: Promotional Video Genre Resources

Video Shooting Checklist: Run through this checklist as you set up your camera to record video. Focus your camera and white balance. Then set your shutter speed, aperture and ISO level. Frame your shot and record the content. Be mindful of continuity while shooting items on your shot list. The course Lynda.com playlist has a detailed… Read More »

Recording Audio for Video with an External Microphone

Introduction When recording with digital cameras, such as the Canon T5i “EOS Rebel” or Sony RX-100 “Cyber-Shot”, you will find the onboard microphone quality is inferior compare to the video quality. To capture better sound, you must use a dedicated microphone such as the Shure VP83F. This microphone allows for superior and highly directional recording, as it uses… Read More »

Advanced: Adobe After Effects (animation)

Adobe After effects enables you to create animations. In this course, we will use it for advanced full-screen animations and custom name keys to identify on-camera talent. Consult the Lynda.com playlist for a beginner-oriented After Effects tutorial: http://www.lynda.com/MyPlaylists?playlistId=6738756 A note on templates: often times, it doesn’t make sense to create a title key from scratch. In these… Read More »

Lynda.com training resources

To aid you in producing videos for CMN 324, a playlist has been curated. Review all that you might need to get up and running, but don’t watch all of the tutorials as they are quite long (10+ hours in some cases). CMN 324 Lynda Playlist. Instructions for those who haven’t registered for Lynda.com access.