We’ve all had this happen. Something is spontaneously shot and later turns out to be a precious moment in time, and we were not set up to capture the sound correctly. What can you do to have it be as good as possible? In our case it cannot be re-recorded — Terry’s mom has since died. We tried lessening the background chatter with Adobe’s Audition, and it did help slightly. However, with too many conflicting voices on top of the conversation that we wanted to capture, it seemed hopeless for the story to be understood.

Enter Premiere’s Captioning feature to help save the day, making Mom’s joke intelligible, regardless the background chatter, so it could be enjoyed by the audience. We have researched how it works and will give you the benefit of what we have found to make it simple for you to use.

The second part of the evening — Time Remapping. Used to highlight action and heighten the drama, make your ending pay off with the perfect timing that makes a good story. Playing with timing is something that you can use to bring out the fun and drama of a clip, while adding production value.

This demo is 3rd in our continuing series on Adobe’s Creative Cloud Release. Karl Soule’s June 27th presentation covered everything new in video and visual effects from the Creative Cloud Software.

We are taking those lessons more in depth over the rest of 2017, so that we all can reinforce our learning.
Here are the sessions we’ve covered so far:
Aug. • Shortening & lengthening prerecorded music with Adobe’s Audition – And – Terry’s Better Audio For Your Video breakthrough using a cell phone with a cheap lavaliere mic
Sep. • We explored creative titling in the “Essential Graphics Panel,” now in Premiere Pro & After Effects.
Oct. • We will continue the training with Adobe’s Captioning, for clarifying foreign accents or flawed audio, as well as having some fun playing around with timing for dramatic video effects.

Pros who want to expand and exchange ideas and newbies who want to add production value to their videos will find a gathering of people who love visual effects – pushing pixels to go beyond – a club for adventurous explorers — kinda like a treehouse, but with computers.

Remember to RSVP so we know how many pizzas to order!


5/2/17 After Effects Abuser Grp: Our 10 Favorite PremierePro Tips


Creating Workspaces     • Start Organized – Stay Organized
• Clip Trimming Shortcuts     • Voice-over Recording to Timeline
• Choosing Clip Audio Channels    • Media Browser Usefulness
• Rippling Sequence Markers              • Storyboard Editing
• Master Clip Effects Save Time              • Fit To Frame

ALSO: Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 New Release preview for Premiere.
• We will show some of the new features in Premiere which will be released at NAB the last week of April.

Last meeting to qualify for Adobe Creative Cloud Raffle in June. (Must have attended one meeting this year prior to the raffle.)

Please RSVP at our MeetUp page

Remember to RSVP so we know how many pizzas to order!

The Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group has presentations on video editing and special effects software, including, but not limited to, Adobe After Effects, Premiere,  & Final Cut Pro. Terry Syndergaard is the Manager, Bonnie Erdrich, co-manager.

Meeting on the FIRST Tuesday of every month. The fee for non-OCMMA members is $10, or $5 for students.

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Jan. 24 OCMMA Meeting: Adobe Project Felix – 3D for Mere Mortals

Project Felix

Digital Media Creatives Feature Presentation: No 3D Experience? No Problem. Ivan Taylor will amaze you with the simplicity of designing 3D objects and scenes without the headaches of a typical app. With Adobe’s Project Felix you can composite 3D and 2D assets into photorealistic images without steep learning curves or complex workflows. Just drag and … Read more