Greetings from South Africa! We’ve just completed our CS5 Masters Tour in Johannesburg, and it was truly an event to behold. A packed house (700+), with lines around the corner for entry to the theatre. What a way to kick-off the touring season!
In any case, I’d like to introduce the first of a multi-part series of videos I created entitled DSLR Video Editing for Photographers. About 3 weeks ago, I presented to the San Francisco Photoshop Users Group, and did a 90-minute lecture on this very topic. Needless to say, the response was overwhelmingly positive, and there were so many requests to actually ‘see’ the step-by-step process in action, that I decided to create this series. The goal here is to educate and illustrate the ease of entering the world of DSLR Video (in Premiere Pro CS5), even if you’ve NEVER touched an editing application before. Again, if you’re a photographer looking to get into this, or maybe you’re just looking to experiment or merely learn a new way to put together slideshow/portfolio presentations, incorporating your still images, video, music, titles, etc…this is for you. There will be 8 parts in this series, and I’ve tried to keep each episode fairly short (approx. 10-15 minutes) and geared towards a specific topic. The first episode, From The Camera To The Timeline is literally just that; shooting video on your DSLR, and then bringing the footage from the camera (or CF card directly) into Premiere Pro (using familiar tools/techniques that you already use) and organizing your media into a sequence.
I’ll be releasing new episodes each week (and perhaps even a bit sooner) so I hope you enjoy the series. If nothing else, I sincerely hope it will inspire you, the photographer, to explore new areas in Creative Suite, and expand your portfolios of knowledge.