Premiere and Filmmaking Tools and Terminology
Terms in this set (43)
Selection tool (V)
The default tool, used to select clips in the timeline.
Track Select tool (A)
Select all clips on a track from a given point, or hold shift to select multiple tracks.
Ripple Edit tool (B)
Adjust an edit point and move other clips in the timeline to compensate.
Razor tool (C)
Cut a clip (or multiple clips) into two clips.
Pen tool (P)
Command click to create anchor points for automation.
Click in the bar below the timeline to magnify the view, or drag and select a rectangular area to zoom into.
Contains the movie you are creating
The arrangement of panels in the application window
Tabs found at the tops of panels
A reduced size picture of a digital asset
Hovering over each side of the thumbnail to quickly preview a sequence
(The top-left window) where you monitor your raw video footage and make in & out points of a clip before inserting it into a sequence
(The top-right window) where you watch the edited sequence
Digital Assets / Project Files
(Bottom-left window) Video, audio, still images files
(Bottom-right window) The panel containing your sequence where you place various assets & edit them
Playhead (Current Time Indicator)
The line that shows where you are on the timeline
The part of a session where video & audio clips are assembled, arranged, edited, & enhanced
Work Area Bar
A visual representation of the area of a sequence that you want to preview or export; the selected portion is indicated by brackets just below the Time ruler
Title Safe Margin
A rectangle area in which text is far enough in from the four edges to ensure it doesn't get cut from view
When text starts at the top of the screen and rolls to the bottom of the screen
Title Properties Panel
A part of the Titler in Premiere Pro where you choose a font and change the font size, kerning, leading, or font characteristics such as bold or italics
A frame with settings that provide a snapshot of how you want a clip to look at a specified time
A basic effect used on images to fade in or out by applying the Opacity effect
The process of compiling a composition into its final output from all of its layers and settings; a rendered project plays more smoothly and much closer to real time
A procedure done during the export process so that other people will be able to view a movie
An outline of what the camera shots are going to look like
Full log of all the shots you want to include in your film
A code signal on indicating the time of recording or position in playback
Where you something to start
Where you want something to end
A particular order of clips
Effects Controls Panel
The tab next to the source monitor where you control keyframing, opacity, time remapping, volume, and other effects
The part of a view that is nearest to the observer, especially in a picture or photograph
Camera positioned close enough to the subject to where you can see textures, typically closer to a persons face than a passport (head and shoulders) type photo
Long Shot (LS)
Long shot includes a person from head to toe
In perspective of the subject or object
Establishing Shot (ES)
Foundation for where the film takes place
Planning: writing, storyboarding, scouting locations, cast hiring, creating and purchasing props
Shooting: directing, blocking out movement, setting up lighting, rehearsing, and filming
Editing: cutting & editing raw footage, adding video transitions, inserting music & sound effects, creating digital effects, and making titles and credits
Effects added to video that somehow change the visuals in Premiere; ranging from correcting color and brightness as well as to produce overlays, create green screen effects, etc
Effects added to audio that somehow change the sounds in Premiere; ranging from correcting volume and removing frequencies as well as alter sounds
The method of switching from one shot to the next; most commonly used are "jumpcuts" or "crossfades"