Video Editing Project


Video Editing Project -Students will practice using Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud, a non-linear editing software, and will be given several video clips to create a video.

Spring 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Contact: Jannet Walsh

You can work with your video partners on this project.  Each person must submit their own copy to the D2L along with a screen shot of the uploaded video on their personal YouTube channel as an UNLISTED video.

Missing class on March 22, 2016 Students on present during this class tutorial will need to do their own work.  They will be on their own for this project.  They can follow the assignment and use the video tutorials.

Deadline, Deliverables

Deadline:  Thursday, March 24, 2016, end of day, 11:59 p.m., delivered to the D2L
1.  Check list:
 Before posting video to D2L, use the Checklist FIRST. See below, bottom of this page.

2.  Deliverables:  A link to your personal YouTube channel of the edited video, published a UNLISTED only.

3.  Screen shot:  Provide a screen shot of video after it has been posted on YouTube.  Make sure you provide a title and caption for your video.

Applications –  Using Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud.


Download FIles

  1. Folder One VideoEDITProject Files, in D2L, has the Adobe Premiere Pro CC project and the first part of the video clips.
  2. Folder Two Seattle Monorail Video files – This folder has the second part of the media clips. Download file at D2L Video Folder.
  3. Video TutorialsVideo Editing Basics –  This is for Adobe Premiere Pro CC.  You use if you are doing this assignment alone or need extra help. If you are in class, just follow along.  Go to Video Tutorials.

Working with files

  1. You need to first download the Video Edit Project and Seattle Monorail Video, see above.
  2. In DataHD, make a folder to store your videos for the semester, call it yourhameVIDEOS, examples: JannetWalshVIDEOS.You can use this for the rest of the semester to store your video projects.
  3. Inside your newly created video folder, create folder in DataHD or your portable hard drive (Not on jump or flash drive!) for this project. Call it: your_nameVideoTutorial
  4. VERY IMPORTANT – You must work on your Premiere Pro project from the DataHD or portable hard drive. (Not on jump or flash drive!)
  5. Place the folders you download earlier, VideoEDITProject and Seattle Monorail Video, inside the your VideoTutorial file.
    moving files
  6. Move media clips from Seattle Monorail  into the media folder in the VideEditProject
  7. Locate the Premiere Pro project file in the Video Edit Project , it’s purple, rename with your name now.
  8. Launch Premiere Pro by clicking on the Premiere Pro project file you just downloaded, located in the the DataHD or your portable Hard Drive. The Premier Pro application will should now be running. (At no time should you be working from the file located in the jump or flash drive. Your project will likely crash or not work at all.)
  9. A Missing Media Alert will appear. Select Cancel.
  10. Import media clips –   You will need to import the second part of the media located in the Seattle Monorail Video. This might happen if you didn’t follow directions above for combining media.
  11. In Premiere Pro To Import – Locate Project, your_nameVideoTutorial, lower left corner in Premiere Pro, in the Media Browser area.
  12. Locate the media folder, right click and select Import.
  13. Locate the Seattle Monorail Video folder
  14. Seattle Monorail Video – Hold down on the Shift key, click on first clip in list and last. All clips should now be highlighted in blue. Select Import.
  15. Clips should now be importing. Command + S, to save updates.
  16. You are now ready to work on your project.


Start Tutorial

You are the Editor and Producer of a video shot in Seattle. It’s time to edit the video!
Adobe Premiere Pro CC workspace – Source Monitor, Program Monitor, Timeline – Sequence, Media Browser, Tool Panel and Audio Meters

  1. Three Point Editing: Two points on the Media clip, In Point and Out Point. One point on the timeline, In Point.
  2. Lower left corner near Media Browser in Premier Pro window – Go to Project, locate media folder in the Project folder, double click on folder
  3. Locate media clip of saxophone player: MOV (Should be first media clip.)
  4. Send clip to Source Window – Double click on clip, MOV
  5. Locate the playhead or blue scrubber bar under Source Monitor, upper left corner.
  6. Set In Point in Media Clip – Move play head to about :33 seconds. From keyboard, mark with the letter I. A gray area will appear under the media clip in the Source Monitor.
  7. Set Out Point in Media Clip – Move play head to about, 1:04:04. Make sure the couple has crossed the street, no longer in view. Mark with the letter O on keyboard on media clip.
  8. Send clip to Timeline – Click on clip in Source Monitor and drag to timeline, lower right corner. Place on V1(Video)and A1(Audio) Track. First clip is now sequence, on the timeline. Command + S, save.
  9. Audio Adjustment – Set audio of the video clip to -6db. A decibel, db, is a measure of sound level. Use -6db for the standard for this video and other videos for this class.   The level helps to have a consistency of the audio, not to low or high.
  10. (Skip to Audio Clip Mixer, below for preferred method) How to set audio adjustment for -6db – Go to the A1, audio, track located in the timeline. Pull down on blue A1, and the audio will appear to the right in the timeline. In the timeline, pull down on the audio until it’s about -6db, not 6db. Command + S, save. Toggle up on A1 to close.
  11. Audio Clip Mixer – Click on the V1/A1 clip in Timeline – The clip should now be displayed in the source monitor now, upper left corner. In the source monitor, click on Audio clip monitor. Click on the V1 clip again to make sure you have the right clip. On the left there is an audio meter, move the audio knob to -6db. Play clip, make sure you don’t see any red in the audio meters.
    Command  + S, save.
  12. Close audio clip mixer by clicking back on the Source panel in the Source Monitor.
  13. If you still see red appearing in the audio meter, make adjustments with the audio.   Command + S, save.
  14. Adding B-Roll – B-Roll is often called background video or supplement video. Go to the media bin, look for the other saxophone player clip,
    MOV. Double click on media clip to send to Source Monitor.
  15. Set In Point in Media Clip – Move playhead to set the In Point at about 1:43, keyboard letter I to set point.
  16. Set Out Point in Media Clip – Move playhead to set the Out Point at about 1:53:13, keyboard letter O to set point.
  17. Set In Point on TimelinePremiere Pro uses Three Point editing. An in point is required for all clips after the first one is placed on the timeline.
  18. How to set In Point on Timeline – Click on the timeline, a blue box will appear around the timeline. Move the playhead until you see the couple cross the street and can’t see them. At this point, go to keyboard letter I, for the In Point on the timeline.
  19. Place Media Clip on Timeline – Go to source clip, click on media clip, drag to timeline, place on V2 track. Command + S, save.
  20. Adjust audio clip just placed on timeline – There are now two audio tracks, from the two clips, and the current settings are too loud. Click on the V2 to make it active, will be blue. Now go to the A2, and toggle, or pull down on the audio track. Look for the M, mute, button, click and will turn green. Pull up or toggle up on the A1 to close. Command + S, save.   The b-roll clip is now muted and the main audio is from the V1,A1.
  21. Expand V1 clip – Go to the V1 clip, and drag the right side of clip to about 1:30. Command + S, save.
  22. Add more B-Roll – First, in the timeline move the playhead to about :35:19, or a few seconds after the clip of the space needle stops. Mark an in point on the timeline, keyboard letter I.
  23. In media bin, search for clip SeattleSpaceneedleMOV -Double click and send to Source Monitor.
  24. Set In Point and Out Point SeattleSpaceneedleMOV – In Point about 01:08, keyboard letter I. Out Point, about :06:23 or so, keyboard letter O.
  25. Place Media Clip on Timeline – The in point on the timeline as already been set. Click on clip in Source Monitor, drag to V3 track. Command + S, save.
  26. Adjust audio of V3, A3 – Go to the A3, toggle down, or pull down of the blue A3. Mute the audio, click on the M. Command + S, save. Toggle up, or pull up on A3.
  27. Adjust the V3 clip – There is some camera movement at the start of the pan to right. Click on the V3, so the blue box appears. Move the playhead to the point that camera movement stops. Now click on the V3 clip of the view the Space Needle until you reach the point the camera movement is steady. Command + S, save.
  28. Adjust the V3 clip, right side of clip – Adjust the V3 clip, Space Needle, and remove any remove any of the unsteady movement. Click on clip, red arrow appears, and make adjustments. Command + S, save.
  29. Add more B-Roll – In the Media Bin, look for MOV. Double click and send to Source Monitor.
  30. Set In Point and Out Point MOV – In Point set at about :03:00 and Out Point, about :07:00. Command + S, save.
  31. Set in point on timeline – Place an In Point on the timeline about 5 seconds or so after the view from the Space Needle. Command + S, save.
  32. In Source Monitor and drag to timeline to track V4. Command + S, save.
  33. Adjust A4 audio track – Click on A4, make it blue or active, toggle or pull down on the A4, mute track, click on M, now green. Toggle up track or close. Command + S, save.
  34. Add more B-Roll – Set an In Point on the timeline a few seconds after the ferry clip, keyboard letter I.
  35. Go to Media Bin, look for Monorail SeattleMonorail01 – Double click and send to Source Monitor.
  36. Set in point on timeline – In Point set at about 1:50:00 and Out Point, about 2:04:00. Command + S, save. Drag clip to timeline, place on V5 track. Command + S, save.
  37. Adjust A5 audio track – Click on A5, make it blue, toggle or pull down on the A5, mute track, click on M, now green. Toggle up track or close. Command + S, save.
  38. Move the V5 clip to the left to find the tilt down shot – At about :58 seconds the camera tilts down on the musician.   Find that spot and move the Monorail SeattleMonorail01 clip just before the start of the tilt down. Command + S, save.
  39. Short the Monorail SeattleMonorail01 – Click on the clip, pull in on both sides, a red direction arrow will appear. Don’t cover the up all of the ferry clip. Command + S, save.
  40. Add more B-Roll – Go to Media Bin, search for SeattleMonorail03.MOV, double click to send to Source Monitor.
  41. Set In Point and Out Point MOV – In Point set at about :18:00 and Out Point, about :27:00. Command + S, save.
  42. Set in point on timeline SeattleMonorail03.MOV – Place an In Point on the timeline about after the tilt down shot of the musician. Command + S, save.
  43. Place SeattleMonorail03.MOV on V5 track in timeline. Command + S, save.
  44. Adjust V1 and 1 – Shorten clip, drag to left, about 5 or more seconds or so after the last clip MOV.   A red directional arrow will appear. Command + S, save.
  45. Audio transitions – In the lower left corner, click on the Effects Panel, near the Media Browser – Go to the Effects Panel, then Audio Transitions, find Exponential Fade. This audio effect will gradually raise and lower audio, good for beginning and end of an audio clip, not coming to an abrupt end.
  46. Place audio transition start of A1 clip – From the Effects Panel, go to the Audio Transitions, locate the Exponential Fade. Click and drag to the A1 audio, not V1. There will now be a small brown transition, with letter E. Listen to the music fade in. Command + S, save.
  47. Place audio transition at end of A1 clip – Follow the same directions, but place at the end of the A1 clip. Listen to the music fade out. Command + S, save.
  48. (Skip this step if you just used the audio transition) Advanced method can be used for more detailed transitions – Fade Audio with Keyframes
  49. Main Title Slide for Video – Set an In Point on timeline at the start of the video for the Main title slide.
  50. Locate Title Slides in project area, near Media Browser – Find the MainVideoTitle and drag to timeline. Command + S, save.
  51. Set Safe Margin – If you don’t see two white boxes in the Source Monitor, the video safe margins have not been turned on. The inner box is the safe area for video and the outer box is the video safe area. This helps make sure your content displayed properly on monitors. To set Safe Margins: From the Source Monitor, click on the icon of the wrench, click on Safe Margin, and the set of margins will appear.  Command + S, save.
    safemargin screen
  52. Update Main Title Slide – Go to the timeline and double click on the title slide, and the Titler will appear. Update the Editor and Producer information with your name. Edit the content. Click on red button when you are done updating. Command + S, save. (Update the gray area – Copy and paste from another title slide.)
  53. Video Transition, for Main Title Slide – Go to Effects Panel, lower right corner, look for video transitions. Look for Dissolves, then Additive Dissolve.
  54. Add Additive Dissolve – Click on the Additive Dissolve and drop at at beginning of Main Title Slide slide. Go back to Effects panel and repeat, add to end of Main Title Slide. Command + S, save. Play and check as watch as the clip appear and fades.
  55. Add title slide for P.J. Sax Player – Add an In Point about 8 seconds after the start of the video for a title slide for the saxophone player. Command + S, save.
    titleslide PJsax
  56. Place P.J.Sax Player title slide in Timeline – Command + S, save.
  57. Add Additive Dissolve J.Sax Player – Follow directions above for adding Additive Dissolve for P.J.Sax Player.
  58. Crawling Title – This title travels on the bottom of the screen, left to right, and can start on the screen. The time can be adjusted by simply stretching the title slide, grabbing one end.   The text must be easy to read and adjustments for time is vital.
  59. Set In Point Crawling Title – Set an In Point on the timeline about where you see the Space Needle, keyboard letter I. Command + S, save.
  60. Place Crawling Title – Click on Crawling Title and place on timeline. Command + S, save.
  61. Set In Point Crawling Title – Set an In Point on the timeline about where you see the Space Needle, keyboard letter I. Command + S, save.
  62. Place Crawling Title – Click on Crawling Title and place on timeline. Command + S, save.
  63. Adjustment for Crawling Title – Double click title, and the Titler will appear. Go to the Roll/Crawl option, small button, upper left corner, icon with arrows, between the T, Click.  Make sure title is crawling left, and ends off screen, then click OK. Command  +S, save.
  64. Time adjustments for Crawling Title – The current speed is too fast. Simply expand the title, grab an end of clip and check. If you can’t easily read it, it’s too fast. Test and make adjustments.  Command + S, save.
  65. Set In Point for Rolling Credits – On the timeline, set an In Point about 8 or seconds from the end, adjust later if needed.
  66. Place Rolling Credits – Grab the rolling credits and place on timeline. Command + S, save.
  67. Updating Rolling Credits – Double click on Rolling Credits, add Edited and Produced by your first and last name to the Rolling Credits. Command + S, save.
  68. Adjust time Rolling Credits – Expand clip to make it roll slower so it is easy to read. Command + S, save.
  69. Make adjust must with V1/A1 – Expand the V1 clip to cover the rolling clip, just pull on clip to expand. Command + S, save.
  70. Dip to Black Video Transition – Add a final transition to finish the V1 clip called Dip to Black. The clip will dissolve to black, adding a final touch to video
  71. Go to Effects, Video Transition – Click on the V1 clip in the timeline. Go to Effects, Video Transitions, then Dissolve, then Dip to Black. Click and drag onto the VI track and add to end of clip. Command + S, save. Check clip.
  72. Note about transitions – Audio and video transitions can be expanded or shortened. Use the bar on the bottom of the timeline to expand view of clips to make it easier to see transitions.
  73. Review your video and make and adjustments before the final step, exporting.

Exporting VIdeo

  1. Go to File, Export, then Media. An export window will open.
    exportingAdobePRCC windo
  2. Source Range: Entire Sequence, located on bottom left of export window
  1. Format: H.264, located format on right side of export window, then look for H.2.64
  1. Preset: Match – High bitrate, on right side of export window.  Make sure it’s not on another setting.
  1. Output Name: Student name, VideoFinal and project due date. Name video file something that you know what the video is about.
  1. TV Standard: NTSC, located on right side of export window.
  2. Select Export button – Export button is located on bottom right corner of export window. The export will take about the same amount of time as the running time of the video you created.
  1. Locate your finished video file and review. Make changes in project before uploading to YouTube,


Checklist, YouTUbe

Review the assignment and checklist before uploading to YouTube. Make sure you have all the requirements for your video.

Before exporting and Uploading to YouTube

Use this list before exporting and uploading your video to YouTube. If you have followed the directions in the video tutorials,then you will be on track.

  1. Length of video – The length of the video is just over one minute, depending on editing. See instructor’s final version of this project. There’s many ways to edit a video with media clips and title slides.
  1. You have adjusted the audio levels to about -6 db, making it easy to listen to and not too loud. If the audio meter is not indicating any red levels, you have properly adjusted the audio.
  1. The Main Video Title has been updated with your details, along for the edited and produced by with your name and video partner’s names.
  1. The Rolling Title has been updated with your details for the edited and produced by with your name.
  1. Lower Third and Crawling Title have been added to the video project.
  1. B-Roll has been added to video. The video is well paced and the B-Roll appears to match the rhythm of the music. The video clips match the music flow and the edits are clean, with no gabs. Video transitions are added, but not necessary.
  1. Export Video from Premiere Pro Steps
    Go to File, Export, then Media.
    Source Range: Entire Sequence
    Format: H.264
    Preset: Match – High bitrate
    Output Name: Student name, EditAudio and project due date
    TV Standard NTSC
    Export – Export video and review final video
  2. Upload to YouTube
    Go to YouTube, select Upload and drag or drop video file.
    Complete title and caption area, make video UNLISTEDNOT PUBLIC or NOT PRIVATE!
  1. Watch video and make sure it’s as you want and can see it all.
  2. Deliver final video by due date – Send a link of UNLISTED YouTube video link and  a screen shot of video on YouTube to the D2L.





Criteria Excellent Good Fair Poor
Pacing Minor errors -1

Project is very well paced—all edits fall on beats or other appropriate moments in the music; clip lengths feel just right; and the movements within the clips often match the rhythm of the music.

Errors -2

Pacing is good, but could be tweaked a bit. Some clips may run a little too long (or are too short), and/or cuts don’t quite fall on the beats, or match other appropriate points in the music.


Errors -3

Pacing is uneven. Several clips are too long and drag, or are short (or both), or there may be too few clips to create good pacing; many edits don’t sync well with the music, etc.

Errors -4 and more

Pacing is poor; there seems to be little relationship between the music and the timing of the visuals.

Media Clips Minor errors -1

The clips chosen are an excellent match to the rhythm and lyrics of the music. In addition, the sections of the clips selected were well chosen to maximize visual impact—the most interesting and visually dynamic moments.

Errors -2

There are a large variety of clips and they are used well for the most part—but some either don’t to fit the music or context created quite as well as others, or suffer from dull spots (not as visually interesting as a different clip would be, or even a different portion of the chosen clip).

Errors -3

The clips chosen lack something—perhaps they feature less interesting moments; perhaps they are a poor match to the lyrics; perhaps there is little variety in the clips chosen (too few footage sources). Look for a greater variety of interesting and appropriate visual moments.

Errors -4 and more

There is little obvious connection between clip choices and music; they seem to have been selected and put together completely at random.

Edits Minor errors -1

Edits are clean (no gaps, stray frames or other technical problems). Transitions (if used) are well chosen and very clean and well-paced.

Errors -2

A couple Minor technical glitches—perhaps there are gaps between edits, or there is a rough transition, or something similar.

Errors -3

There are numerous technical glitches (gaps, rough transitions, audio problems, etc.)

Errors -4 and more

60% is needed to pass
Serious technical flaws: many gaps and/or stray frames, or large gaps, or poorly executed transitions, etc.