Premiere and Google Drive

Exporting and uploading completed videos

Posted Posted in CMN 324

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.  Step 3: Address the message to both cmn324@ryerson.ca and procomtech+cmn324@ryerson.ca. When prompted, send your message. Click “Share & Send” in the […]

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects for Promotional Videos

Posted Posted in CMN 324

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 — and even Audition and Photoshop — in simple terms Ae is better for creating motion graphics and animations (such as […]

DSLR Camera

Pre-Production + Production Phase: Promotional Video Genre Resources

Posted Posted in CMN 324

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 introduction video documenting the Canon T5i Camera and we have also prepared a guide on using the Lenshopper microphone system that you […]

Shure VP83F external microphone

Recording Audio for Video with an External Microphone

Posted Posted in Adobe Premiere, CMN 324, CMN450, Video Production Hardware

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 a super-cardioid pickup pattern, reducing noise from the sides and behind the shooter. It includes a shock mount assembly to […]

Adobe After Effects

Advanced: Adobe After Effects (animation)

Posted Posted in CMN 324

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 cases, we use a template and customize it to meet the client’s needs. A quick Google search will yield many […]

Lynda.com

Lynda.com training resources

Posted Posted in CMN 324

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.