Session Descriptions

Wednesday, August 23rd

Wednesday, August 23rd | 9:00 – 10:15am

Getting the Best Key in After Effects

Working with green-screen footage can be a daunting task. Adobe After Effects provides a wide array of choices, but how do you know which to use? This class aims to answer that important question. By providing an overview of the import process, and then moving into After Effects, and popular third-party keying tools, as well as create great backdrops in Photoshop.

Topics include:

  • Importing footage to key
  • Using Keylight
  • Enhancing a key with 3D lights
  • Adding Lightwrap
  • Matching Foreground and Backgrounds
  • Deciding when to use a third-party tools
  • Processing backdrops in Photoshop
  • Exchanging transparency data

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Wednesday, August 23rd | 9:00 – 10:15am

Add Spice: Effects Recipes for Trailers & Promos

As visual effects artists, we’re often handed footage for trailers and promos and asked to “ramp it up”, “make it pop” or even the dreaded “just have fun with it”. But what exactly do these things mean?

In this session, After Effects chef, Paul Murphy (thepremierepro.com), will open up his creative pantry and demonstrate some of his favorite recipes for adding spice to bland footage. Including simulating in-camera effects, digital glitches and analog flaws, each recipe can be prepared natively inside After Effects – no third-party plugins required!

Speaker: Paul Murphy

Wednesday, August 23rd | 9:00 – 10:15am

Foundations of VR

Just started in VR? Thinking about getting started (and worried about the costs or feasibility?)

This session will go over the general field of VR (kept current for the day of the talk) including affordable cameras and where the state of the art of headsets.

Specifically, The class will go over the full workflow and pain points of shoot/data handling/stitch/editorial/distribution.

Direct focus will be on the VR implementation in Premiere, the (new) Mettle Plugins and some dabbling in Adobe After Effects.

The Presenter, Jeff I. Greenberg <>JGreenbergConsulting.com>, encourages loads of Q&A during the session – be prepared to get your questions answered!

Perfect for any person thinking (or beginning) working VR.

Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Wednesday, August 23rd | 9:00 – 10:15am

Innovative Uses of Markers In Premiere Pro

There are countless creative and practical uses for using markers in Premiere Pro, and this training provides some great tips. Learn to use markers to intelligently label and sort hours of interviews; explore how you can incorporate them to organize different types of footage in creative ways; use them for ultra-fast editing and montage creation… and so much more. Come find out how markers can improve your workflow!

Speaker: Ashley Kennedy

Wednesday, August 23rd | 9:00 – 10:15am

How to Cheat at Color Grading

Color grading is an art and a craft that can take years to perfect but what if you just want to achieve an acceptable result quickly and easily? In this brief and to-the-point session, Maxim Jago introduces the most common adjustments you’ll make to most video clips, and offers fast ways to go ‘from flat to fantastic’.

This session will feature the core color grading skills and the tools professional graders use to assess and adjust footage.

Speaker: Maxim Jago

Wednesday, August 23rd | 10:30 – 11:15am

Type On! Text Layers Crash Course

Text layers are like shape layers, there is a whole world of possibilities buried deep in the layer. This session will expand your mind on what you can do with text. Create amazing text animations with just a couple of key frames. Dive into the expansive world of the Text Layer.

This session will cover a text layer overview, learn how to make “chunky” scrolling like on a computer screen, random text that transitions into your desired words, understanding the range selector, and creating complex animations easily.

Speaker: Mikey Borup

Wednesday, August 23rd | 10:30 – 11:15am

Case Study: MLB Player Intros

This session will explore the creative and technical challenges of creating in-stadium player intro/walkup videos for Major League Baseball teams, with examples from an 8-year history across several teams. These projects often have to be created as templates to be quickly customized for an entire team of players; there will be an emphasis on workflow, building for ease of changes, and harnessing AE’s structural capabilities to save your sanity.

Speaker: Kyle Hamrick

Wednesday, August 23rd | 10:30 – 11:15am

A Stitch in Time: Best Practices for Stitching VR Footage

Before you start to edit 360 footage inside of Adobe Premiere, it needs to be stitched / assembled somehow. This process can be very time consuming and cause quite a bit of aggravation if you’re not prepared.

In this session, we’ll explore preparation techniques on set to minimize the time spent stitching. We’ll look at software currently being used to deal with stitching including After Effects for 2 dome camera setups. We’ll also explore some real world complicated stitch problems and how the stitch was dealt with using a variety of software apps. If you’re looking to spend more time on story and less time dealing with stitching problems in 360, this session is not to be missed.

Speaker: Nick Harauz

Wednesday, August 23rd | 10:30 – 11:15am

The Essential Sound Panel and Beyond

With the Essential Sound Panel, Adobe has brought some serious preset power to the audio side of Premiere Pro! In this session you will learn how to use the Essential Sound Panel to clean up, improve clarity, and unify volume levels of common audio like dialogue, music, SFX, and ambiance. You will also learn how the presets are put together in Essential Sound. This is important when you need to tweak things at a more granular level.

Speaker: David Bode

Wednesday, August 23rd | 10:30 – 11:15am

Creating 3D Graphics for Premiere Pro Editors

In this session you will learn how to create memorable and beautiful titles using Photoshop, After Effects. You will also learn about 3rd party plugins that work inside Premiere Pro and can help you design top notch 3D graphics to convey the message of your movie.

Takeaways:
Design and Animate 3D Titles using Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro to uplift your movie.

Speaker: Eran Stern

Wednesday, August 23rd | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Illustrator for Video and 3D

Learn how to prepare vector graphics for video usage and animation. Integrate artboards, layers, type, color and paths between Illustrator and After Effects in most efficient way. Learn about 3rd party plugins that will change the way you work with vectors inside After Effects and Cinema 4D and will save you tons of work.

Takeaways:
How to prepare vector graphics from Illustrator to use in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Cinema 4D.

Speaker: Eran Stern

Wednesday, August 23rd | 11:30am – 12:45pm

One Man Band – You CAN Make a Feature Film

Making movies – how many of us cracked open After Effects for the first time wanting to make your own personal Star Wars? But the road can be hard and the challenges numerous. See how one artist executed over 70 visual effects shots for the independent (and distributed internationally!) feature film Bokeh with nothing more than After Effects, a large supply of various forms of caffeine, and a very old laptop.

And Mocha Pro. Oh goodness, lots of Mocha Pro.

Speaker: Ryan Summers

Wednesday, August 23rd | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Working with 360 in Premiere Pro

360/VR is here and so are the tools to help you in the post-production process through Adobe Premiere. In this session, Nick Harauz will take you through how to work with 360 Premiere from import to export.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • What is 360/VR?
  • Tip for Optimizing your 360 workflow and viewing 360 footage
  • The seam problem with built in effects and transitions on 360 footage
  • Working with ambisonic sound
  • How to export 360 sequences to youtube

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

  • An overview of how to work in 360 within Premiere • 360 storytelling techniques and best practices
  • What Premiere does natively
  • The importance of 3D plugins in your 360 workflow

Speaker: Nick Harauz

Wednesday, August 23rd | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Fixing Color and Exposure Fast with the Lumetri Effect

Even under the best lighting conditions, your footage can have exposure problems. The command to “just fix it in post” is possible to fulfill with the right post-production tools and techniques. This class shows you how to correct issues and improve video with Premiere Pro. Rich Harrington explores various methods for fixing video exposure problems: using effects, adjustment layers, toning, and more.

Topics include:

  • Fixing white balance and achieving the proper tone
  • Achieving proper tone and restoring the correct saturation
  • Saving corrections as a LOOK
  • Adjust RGB and use Hue Saturation curves
  • Balancing color with color wheels
  • Relighting a scene using Lighting Effects
  • Stabilizing the exposure
  • Changing color and neutralizing color
  • Fixing overexposed and underexposed footage
  • Adding a vignette or border
  • Working with raw video, a .R3D file, and a DPX sequence

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Wednesday, August 23rd | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Multicamera Editing and Beyond

Multi-camera production is becoming increasingly more common with low cost production cameras as well as everyone having a camera in their pocket. There are a number of things that can be done in pre-production, on the shoot as well as in post-production to make editorial much faster and easier. Adobe Premiere Pro’s multi camera editing tools are second to none when it comes to creative editorial, both from a technical standpoint as well as creatively.

This session will dive into how to use the multicam tools on productions ranging from one camera with secondary sound up to using multicam editing for a music video where you might have 30 + “angles” to edit with. We will also look at a number of tips for more successful multi-camera production which makes life a lot easier in post.

Speaker: Scott Simmons

Wednesday, August 23rd | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Raising the Bar with Lower Thirds

The Lower Third (text superimposed on footage) is one of the oldest and most commonly-used graphic in video – and in recent years, we’ve seen it evolve from basic white text with a drop shadow to more elaborate designs and animations.

In this session, editor and motion graphics artist Paul Murphy ( www.thepremierepro.com ) will demonstrate a variety of stylish and creative approaches to lower thirds, how to make them stand out while also fitting in, and how to create easy-to-use templates that you can pass off to editors without them messing up your original design.

Speaker: Paul Murphy

Wednesday, August 23rd | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Expressing Yourself: Master Expressions in After Effects

This session will be aimed at users who are comfortable in After Effects, but are fairly new to expressions. Several basic and intermediate expression functions and concepts will be covered, to show you that they aren’t nearly as scary as you think!

Speaker: Kyle Hamrick

Wednesday, August 23rd | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Capturing VR: Understanding the Myriad of Recording Options

Description coming soon.

Speaker: Michael Rubin

Wednesday, August 23rd | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Working with Closed and Open Captions in Premiere Pro

Creating accessible video has become increasingly essential. Whether it’s legal compliance or just extending your reach, there are a lot of benefits to captioning your videos. In this class you’ll learn essential strategies for both broadcast and web video. We’ll explore how to create and distribute both open and closed captioned video.

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Wednesday, August 23rd | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Beyond 4k – Proxies, Oversized Footage and Best Performance

4k h264 footage crushes systems. What happens when we go h265? (happening now!)

Or start working at 5k, 6k or even 8k?

This session will give you a clear understanding and best practices with larger formats. Should you implement a Proxy workflow? And if you do, what are the best practices to get it right?

You’ll learn how to build proxies at the beginning of the workflow – or when you realize (too late) that you need to switch to a proxy workflow.

Learn how to build better, smarter, more flexible proxy files than the defaults. Files that can handle 4k on a laptop. Or for remote editors. These presets will be distributed post class.

The Presenter, Jeff I. Greenberg <JGreenbergConsulting.com>, encourages loads of Q&A during the session – be prepared to get your questions answered!

Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Wednesday, August 23rd | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Automation in After Effects

Take your post-production and mograph skills to a whole new level using artificially intelligent automation with After Effects. Learn how you can save a tremendous amount of time and increase your rendering output by auto-merging spreadsheet and JSON data with After Effects Templates. With Dataclay’s Templater plugin you can learn the techniques for surviving as a post-production professional or motion graphics designer in a data driven world. After this session, you will know how to automatically create video for personalized advertising campaigns, digital signage, live events, slideshows, and more. If you need data driven graphics and animation, this is THE session to attend. Get ready to stop doing menial tasks in your workflow get back to being creative.

Speaker: Arie Stavchansky

Wednesday, August 23rd | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Video Cartoonification

A recipe to create the Scanner Darkly look (https://youtu.be/TY5PpGQ2OWY) using After Effects and Photoshop

Speaker: Eran Stern

Wednesday, August 23rd | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Character Animator 101: A New Approach to Animation

Learn about Adobe Character Animator from its creators. No AE knowledge required. Covers importing of Photoshop & Illustrator artwork and the steps required to bring it to life. You’ll learn about puppet structure, tagging, face controls, lip sync, head turns, keyboard triggers, and the unique way that Character Animator combines traditional frame-by-frame animation with motion capture and warping. Basic recording, playback, & editing of performances will also be covered.

Speaker: Dave Werner

Wednesday, August 23rd | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Hidden Preferences and Killer Keyboard Shortcuts

At last count there were 19 different areas under “Preferences,” three areas under “Project Settings,” and even more areas under “Sequence” and “Sync Settings.” And what about all those “Keyboard Shortcuts” that you can and should customize?

In this session we’ll explore some best practices for setting preferences, discuss some of the lesser known settings than can improve your workflow, and look at some of the best (and hidden) commands that can be customized in “Keyboard Shortcuts” that allow you to work faster and smarter.

Speaker: Abba Shapiro

Wednesday, August 23rd | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Panels, Panels and More Panels! Third-party Tools to Expand your Premiere Pro Workflow

Beyond the world of filters, plug-ins and templates lies the Adobe Premiere Pro Extension Panel architecture. This architecture is a way for third party developers to add functionality to the application that goes way beyond plug-ins and filters. This might range from interacting with online services to to transcription to working with clips in a unique way to exchanging data with other applications.

This session will look at a number of tools that can both increase productivity and add something unique to the Premiere editing experience. Some of these tools will be paid tools, some free and some part of an online service.

Speaker: Scott Simmons

Wednesday, August 23rd | 4:45 – 6:00pm

Don’t Fear the Freelance

Taking the leap to freelance can be scary; in this session, we’ll ease those fears by leading a discussion on freelancing from two differing perspectives and in two different mid-sized markets. We’ll focus on the financial and administrative realities, helpful tools and resources, how to manage clients (and their expectations) and how to keep your sanity through it all.

Speaker: Jessica Thomas & Kyle Hamrick

Wednesday, August 23rd | 4:45 – 6:00pm

Tripping the Animation Fantastic: A Breakdown of the GOOGLE: Meet Data spot

12 characters, 20 seconds, 3 weeks? Watch as Ryan Summers breaks down one epic shot from a spot for GOOGLE, created directly in After Effects. Pulling together techniques that employ tools like DUIK, Joysticks & Sliders, the Puppet Pin, and Expressions, Ryan will take you from the drawing board to the curve editor and beyond – with a focus on how to improve your character animation techniques alongside your tools knowledge.

Speaker: Ryan Summers

Wednesday, August 23rd | 4:45 – 6:00pm

View and Edit 360 video without 3rd Party Effects

Whether we like it or not, it seems that 360 video is here, and there are a lot of things that work differently in 360 than normal flat video. There are some things we can edit without any plugins (like skybox) and other that require a plugin.

This session will start out showing how to view and edit 360 video, what is possible without a plugin (you’d be surprised what you can do with stock AE), how to cheat some effects without using a plugin, and what requires a plugin like SkyBox.

Speaker: Mikey Borup

Wednesday, August 23rd | 4:45 – 6:00pm

A Perfect Mix: Audio Mixing in Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro offers both fast quick-fix, and slow detail-oriented workflows for your audio mix. This session explores the complete range of audio tools, clip interpretation, restoration, and audio sweetening effects to produce a professional finished audio mix. There are times when you’ll want to jump into Audition for more advanced workflows – this session will also show you how, and why.

This session will feature new audio mixing tools in Premiere Pro, and powerful workflows in Audition.

Speaker: Maxim Jago

Wednesday, August 23rd | 4:45 – 6:00pm

Mastering the Adobe Premiere Pro Timeline

Editing means living on the timeline – learn how to get everything possible out of Adobe Premiere Pro’s timeline.

Master track patching, customizing your timeline, using size presets, all can make your life easier.

This session will unlock all the nuances of the timeline – helping you work smarter (not harder) on a daily basis.

Closely related to this class is the Mastering 3 Point editing & Trimming session.

The Presenter, Jeff I. Greenberg <JGreenbergConsulting.com>, encourages loads of Q&A during the session – be prepared to get your questions answered!

This session is ideal for the “self taught” Premiere user who wants to have the timeline work smarter.

Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Thursday, August 24th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Essential Graphics – Creating Motion Graphics for End Users

The latest and greatest from adobe for AE is the essential graphics panel, with it are new workflows, especially when used with Premiere Pro.

This session will go over the Essential graphics panel, how it works in both AE and PPro, what it can and can’t do. Learn how to create projects that gives the end user flexibility all while keeping within your artistic vision.

Speaker: Mikey Borup

Thursday, August 24th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Creating Amazing 2D Animations in Cinema 4D

Add the powerful Cinema 4D toolset to your 2D After Effects workflow! In this session, attendees will get an overview of Cinema 4D’s Sketch and Toon module & will be shown how they can utilize it and the powerful tools inside of Cinema 4D to create dynamic and eye catching animations! Attendees will learn how to create brilliant looking 2D animations quickly and easily inside of C4D for their 2D After Effects workflow utilizing Cineware and even Cinema 4D Lite.

Speaker: E.J. Hassenfratz

Thursday, August 24th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Mastering Adobe Dynamic Link

Join Rich Harrington, as he shows you how to save time, save disk space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link—the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro and After Effects projects. It enables you to avoid intermediate renders, and the need to keep multiple copies of files. Dive in and learn how to add After Effects compositions, Audition audio clips, Photoshop images, and more, to your sequences.

Topics include:

  • What is Adobe Dynamic Link?
  • Creating and importing After Effects compositions and Premiere Pro Sequences
  • Using Render and Replace
  • Editing clips and sequences in Audition
  • Creating and importing Photoshop files
  • Editing Premiere Pro footage in Photoshop
  • Sending clips and metadata from Prelude to Premiere Pro
  • Working with slow motion
  • Creating merged clips and subclips

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Thursday, August 24th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Documentary Editing Strategies in Adobe Premiere Pro

Editing a documentary in Premiere Pro can be a rewarding and exciting undertaking—as long as you have the right tools for each phase of the process. In this training, learn valuable techniques for documentary asset organization, project management, editing, refining, and more. Ashley will use her own feature-length documentary as a case studies to show tried-and-true real world examples… so you can feel confident working within a large project containing many moving parts.

Speaker: Ashley Kennedy

Thursday, August 24th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Mastering the Lumetri Panel and Scopes

Basic Corrections. LUTs. Creative Looks. Which do I touch first? Why? Which scope would you want on a desert island and why is the RGB parade?

This session will go over some of the best practices to use the Lumetri Color panel and scopes, to help you get the most out of your footage.

It’ll cover a general recipe and how to improve performance using the Lumetri effect.

Q&A is encouraged – followup steps, on how to get deeper in the world of color correction will be provided along with class notes and a general recipe.

Perfect for the Premiere Editor who doesn’t know much about color correction or the new Tools.

Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Thursday, August 24th | 10:30 – 11:15am

Color Theory for Motion Designers

Color is very important in creating an appeasing body of work. I will be covering color theory concepts that motion graphics artists can utilize to create effective styles in their compositions. I will also be teaching different theory tips and tricks, so you can create the exact mood you want with color.

Speaker: Jessica Thomas

Thursday, August 24th | 10:30 – 11:15am

The Paths to Greatness – Different Approaches to Bending Layers Along Paths

Bending, warping and moving layers along defined paths can be surprisingly difficult (if not impossible) to do in After Effects, but there are some great 3rd-party plugins – and a few stock AE features – that give you options for achieving this look. This session will compare and contrast techniques with built-in features, and with the Omino Snake and Bao Boa plugins.

Speaker: Kyle Hamrick

Thursday, August 24th | 10:30 – 11:15am

Get Your Head in the Cloud

Did you know that Adobe’s Creative Cloud does more than just install and update your software? A comprehensive cloud-based service, it offers a range of features that can be incredibly useful on any job, wherever you are – and it’s all free with your subscription!

In this session, editor and motion graphics artist Paul Murphy (thepremierepro.com) will discuss the most crucial aspects of Creative Cloud that every creative should take advantage of, including:

  • saving frequently-used assets, fonts and looks to your Library
  • downloading FREE assets and purchasing royalty-free images
  • synchronizing your personal settings across multiple machines
  • making life-saving project back-ups

Speaker: Paul Murphy

Thursday, August 24th | 10:30 – 11:15am

Must-Have 3rd Party Filters and Effects for Premiere Pro

Out of the box Adobe Premiere Pro can do a lot, however there are some areas where it could use a little help. There are hundreds of 3rd-party Plugins available for Premiere Pro — but which ones are must haves? This session will sift through some of the best Plugins to help repair problem footage, add a bit of sparkle to your project, and allow you to work faster by letting the plugin do the hard stuff.

Speaker: Abba Shapiro

Thursday, August 24th | 10:30 – 11:15am

De-Noise and De-Reverb Audio in Premiere Pro

Audio noise is a fact of life and dealing with it can be a real pain! Premiere Pro now has the powerful denoising and dynamics processing power from Audition and this makes denoising much easier in right inside Premiere Pro! In this session you will learn how to identify types of audio noise and learn what tools will be effective in reducing or eliminating it. You will learn how to use native tools like Adaptive Noise Reduction, EQ, and Dynamics Processing. You will also see how to de-noise audio using 3rd-party plugins in Premiere, like Izotope RX, for incredible de-noising and de-reverbing!

Speaker: David Bode

Thursday, August 24th | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Tracking, Stabilizing, and Removing Camera Shake with After Effects Native Plugins

Whether it’s removing camera shake or tracking a camera’s movement, After Effects has you covered. You can apply a variety of techniques to smooth out the camera movement in a shot, using the After Effects Warp Stabilizer VFX effect, and track the camera to add objects into a scene realistically.

Topics include:

  • Analyzing footage
  • Using the 3D camera tracker to stabilize footage
  • Choosing and moving a target
  • Removing Blur caused by Camera Shake
  • Adding 3D text to a scene
  • Tracking an object
  • Applying the Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • Choosing a stabilization method
  • Reducing rolling shutter distortion
  • Matching movement

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Thursday, August 24th | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Promos & Commercials Breakdowns

Take a closer look at promos and commercials that were created using After Effects. You will be exposed, not only to the technical side of the work, but also learn how to approach various projects such as: Explainer videos, Infomercials, Promos and Commercials. From concept through script writing and draft editing to the design and effects stages. Your brain is going to explode with ideas and inspiration that will lead you to create an impressive result even if the budget is low.

Takeaways:
Inspiration between Adobe tools, Design Ideas and workflows, Learn about useful Plug-ins and Overlooked Tools, Complex Projects Management, 3D Integration and Compositing Methods

Speaker: Eran Stern

Thursday, August 24th | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Postproduction Interoperability

One of the stand-out features of Adobe Creative Cloud is the way multiple applications can share media, creative decisions, presets, and more. In this fast-paced session, Maxim Jago will take you through the best-practice workflows to move your creative work through Prelude, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, and Media Encoder. Create once, use multiple times and work in an unbroken flow from one application to the next.

This session will take you through multiple video applications to include more of Creative Cloud in your postproduction workflow.

Speaker: Maxim Jago

Thursday, August 24th | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Commonsense Compression for Video Editors

Compression affects every aspect of video work. Compress too much and lose quality, and compress too little and the file size is too big. Use the wrong compression, and your client cannot see the video at all! In this course, Luisa Winters explains what compression is, how to use it, and how to optimize it to give your work the greatest impact. Learn how to finesse export settings in Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder for the best-looking video.

Topics include:

  • Types of compression
  • Bitrates
  • VBR and CBR
  • Export settings for video, audio, captions, and more
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder for compression
  • Tips to make your video look better

Speaker: Luisa Winters

Thursday, August 24th | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Smart Masking and Tracking Techniques in Premiere Pro

Often, you need to alter something visually within your footage—dynamically changing specific parts of the frame while leaving other parts alone. Fortunately, there are many powerful masking and tracking options available right within Premiere Pro. In this training, we’ll explore both automatic and manual strategies for tracking masks on a variety of different types of effects (color correction/obscuring/etc.). We’ll look at several different types of situations—many containing special motion and rotation scenarios. We’ll also explore when you should use masks in Premiere… and when you’ll want to switch over to After Effects.

Speaker: Ashley Kennedy

Thursday, August 24th | 4:45 – 6:00pm

Digital Texturing in After Effects

You can create amazing depth and interest in your work by just adding texture into your animated elements. In this course I will demonstrate different techniques to add texture to your motion graphics compositions.

I will show some techniques using the built in capabilities of after effects as well as covering some great scripts that speed up the workflow.

Speaker: Jessica Thomas

Thursday, August 24th | 4:45 – 6:00pm

Son of 50 In 50: Production Tips From The Trenches

Building on several successful Cinema 4D presentations at SIGGRAPH & an After Effects version at AVW 2015, Ryan Summers is back presenting 50 production tips in 50 minutes — bite-sized tips on workflow that he’s learned over the last 10 years of working with After Effects & Cinema 4D in tight production timelines at the highest levels of design and animation.

Speaker: Ryan Summers

Thursday, August 24th | 4:45 – 6:00pm

7 Tools Every Editor Should Know in Adobe Audition

For editors wondering how (or even why) they should integrate Adobe Audition into their editing workflow, this is the session for you!

Since Adobe added it to their collection in 2003 (before then it was Cool Edit Pro), Audition has emerged as an incredibly powerful and versatile digital audio workstation that integrates harmoniously with Premiere Pro. Rather than covering the fundamentals, this session (presented by Paul Murphy, author of Lynda’s Audition Essential Training course) will highlight the crucial tools and magic fixes in Audition that will help editors improve their audio beyond the limits of Premiere Pro, including:

  • Efficiently moving between Premiere and Audition
  • Noise reduction and repair
  • Editing music to fit your edit
  • Generating Speech
  • And more!

Speaker: Paul Murphy

Thursday, August 24th | 4:45 – 6:00pm

Cutting Interviews – Best Practices, Strategies, and Techniques

If you are an editor, it is inevitable that you will one day have to cut an interview – or even hundreds of interviews. Yet what are the best workflows when it comes to editing interviews and soundbites? This session will look at a variety of strategies to edit interviews, both single camera interviews and multi-camera set-ups. We’ll look at some of the best ingest and organizational strategies to get ready to cut, and some tactics to use when editing them on your timeline.

Speaker: Abba Shapiro

Thursday, August 24th | 4:45 – 6:00pm

Fix it in Post: After Effects to the Rescue

When you hear the phrase: “Don’t worry we’ll fix it in post” A red light should appear above your head. Those who say that, don’t solve the problem – apparently the burden will fall upon you. But despite all this, there are still quite a few things that can be solved at a post stage, and this workshop will use After Effects as a post-fixer tool to overcome common problems such as Match Moving, Bad pixels, Motion blur, Green Screen issues and more

Takeaways:

Easy Tracking, Add Motion Blur, Fix Bad Pixels, Add Camera Blur, Create Better Keying

Speaker: Eran Stern

Friday, August 25th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Animating Your Client’s Logo

Your client asks you to animate their logo and “make it look cool.” Then they send through their logo as a tiny .gif embedded inside a PowerPoint slide. What do you do?

In this session, editor and motion graphics artist, Paul Murphy ( www.thepremierepro.com ), will demonstrate the different styles and approaches to logo animation, how to choose the right one for your client, and getting by with low resolution sources. Beyond simply “looking cool”, learn how to impress your client with an elegant animation that captures the company’s brand and style.

Speaker: Paul Murphy

Friday, August 25th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Complex Particle Systems in After Effects

Particles can add energy and magic to any composition. To produce reliable results, it is often necessary to combine them with live footage, 3D renders or even with themselves. Those situations may preset challenges. The fact that the particles are applied to 2D layers and lives in it’s own 3D world may break the illusion you’re trying to create. In this session, you will learn how to overcome these scenarios, and integrate complex particle systems using Particular, Form, Element and Stardust. This session will change your approach to creating particles in After Effects.

Takeaways
Work with auxiliary particle system, Integrate 3D Objects using, Overcome Unified 3D space limitations

Speaker: Eran Stern

Friday, August 25th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Working in Adobe Premiere Team Projects

Adobe Team Projects is a hosted collaboration service provided by Adobe If you have an enterprise or creative cloud teams license. It allows editors and motion graphic designers to share a project seamlessly and without having to worry about duplicating or overlapping another team member’s efforts in the post-production pipeline. In this session, Nick Harauz will introduce to the audience the features of working in team projects by creating a fictional project to be shared between a few video editors and an After Effects artist. We will explore inviting team members to collaborate, sharing edits and resolving common conflicts that could occur in a team environment, utilizing Adobe Dynamic Link and managing media in several different work environments.

Speaker: Nick Harauz

Friday, August 25th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Mastering Three Point Editing & Trimming

The problem with being self taught? You learn the easy way of editing – and miss some of the power hidden in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Learn to move beyond the Razor tool. Learn how to precisely get footage to timeline and use nuanced methods to adjust your footage.

Some of the concepts covered will be:

  • Pancake timeline editing (90% of people miss a key concept!)
  • 3 Point editing
  • Backtime editing
  • Replace editing (beyond just swapping clips!)
  • Ripple and Roll edits
  • Beyond the Q/W keys

The Presenter, Jeff I. Greenberg <JGreenbergConsulting.com>, encourages loads of Q&A during the session – be prepared to get your questions answered!

This session will help you be a better storyteller by learning how to handle footage in a nuanced manner. (This is a perfect session to pair with Mastering the Adobe Premiere Pro Timeline)

This session is ideal for the editor who is self taught!

Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Friday, August 25th | 9:00 – 10:15am

All About Audio Effects and Plugins

Premiere Pro has got some seriously great new audio effects from Audition that offer incredible power and flexibility without leaving Premiere! In this session you will learn about the new audio effects in Premiere Pro, like EQ, Dynamics Processing, and more as well as some of the other great audio tools like Loudness Radar, Multi-Band Compression, and Convolution Reverb. These are the core tools you will be using all the time! You will also learn how to stack and order the effects to get the best result. Dialogue, music, and SFX will never be the same after this session!

Speaker: David Bode

Friday, August 25th | 10:30 – 11:15am

Taking Shape: A Beginners Workshop of Shape Layers

Shape layers, YIKES aren’t they scary and complex? They may be complex (in a good way) but they don’t have to be scary. This is an overview of shape layers and why you should be using them. They are not as scary as you think 🙂

This session will cover general overview, organization tips, best practices, working with vector files and much more.

Speaker: Mikey Borup

Friday, August 25th | 10:30 – 11:15am

To Tomorrow & Beyond: Imagining After Effects CC 2022

Based on experiences of working freelance over the last three years as well as working directly with the After Effects development team, a TED Talk style where we imagine where After Effects could be headed in five years — from an everyday user’s perspective rather than the development side — focused on workflow, efficiencies, and new technologies that we would like to see integrated into our favorite motion design tool.

Speaker: Eran Stern

Friday, August 25th | 10:30 – 11:15am

Essential Photoshop Skills for Premiere Pro Editors

This session will cover basic image concepts light color depth, pixel aspect ratio and additive and subtractive colors. Adobe Premiere Pro Master Instructor Luisa Winters will also cover basic image adjustments (exposure and contrast and color), designing and animating a logo and Photoshop’s editing tools for video editing, such as lens distortion, color grading, LUTs and enhancing depth of field.

Topics include:

  • Resolution, Pixel Aspect Ratio and bit depth
  • Matching your sequence settings
  • Content-Aware Scale
  • Raster and vector images
  • Creating custom gradients
  • Performing automatic lens correction
  • Actions
  • Color Correction

Speaker: Luisa Winters

Friday, August 25th | 10:30 – 11:15am

Beyond Dissolves: The Best Transitions Out There

The built-in video transitions in Premiere Pro are good but very basic, some of them show their age and not always helpful at telling the story. In this session you will learn various techniques to create unique transitions with the help of Photoshop, After Effects and 3rd party plugins.

Take away:
Improve your movie with cool transitions. Save money using built-in and free tools. Learn about advanced options

Speaker: Eran Stern

Friday, August 25th | 10:30 – 11:15am

Using Frame.io for Dynamic Post-Production Collaboration

Dynamic collaboration in post-production has never been easier or more seamless than with applications like Frame.io. In this training you’ll see real-time collaboration in terms of sharing, providing frame-specific feedback, versioning, comparing changes, creating cloud dailies, and more. We’ll cover both the standalone version of the software, as well as the Premiere Pro-integrated Frame.io plug-in.

Speaker: Ashley Kennedy

Friday, August 25th | 11:30 – 12:45pm

Compression for the MoGraf Artist

Which is the best codec to Pick? How could you deliver to the client smarter and with less pain!

Should you use Adobe Media Encoder instead of the Render Queue? What about a best workflow for yourself (or editors) in Adobe Premiere Pro with AE Comps?

Is there a way to deliver an h264 file with an alpha channel? (No, but this class will teach a way to do something close to it.)
This session will answer the questions of codecs, data rates and smarter workflows coming from editorial or motion graphic tools.

The Presenter, Jeff I. Greenberg <JGreenbergConsulting.com>, encourages loads of Q&A during the session – be prepared to get your questions answered!

This session is ideal for the AE user who avoids talking about codecs (and would like it to be interesting!)

Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Friday, August 25th | 11:30 – 12:45pm

Character Animator 202: Advanced Rigging & Behaviors

Go deeper into Character Animator’s behavior & rigging options with the dynamic-Dave-duo. To get the most out of this session, you should either attend the 101 session first, or have used Character Animator to rig & perform. You’ll learn about sticks, physics, walk cycles, and other useful tips. The latest developments in Character Animator and how to do live broadcasts with multiple characters will also be covered.

Speaker: Dave Werner

Friday, August 25th | 11:30 – 12:45pm

Photoshop Techniques for Premiere Pro & After Effects Users

There are many reasons to use Photoshop with After Effects or Premiere Pro. In this class, Photoshop guru Rich Harrington will show you how to take advantage of many hidden features. Learn how to move seamlessly between the two applications and hand off essential assets like text color effects, and textures.

Topics include:

  • Understanding still image concepts such as resolution and bit depth
  • Matching your composition or sequence settings
  • Using Content-Aware Scale
  • Working with raster and vector images
  • Setting transparency
  • Adjusting blend modes
  • Creating custom gradients
  • Performing automatic lens correction
  • Using actions to speed up your workflow
  • Correcting color
  • Creating a depth matte with gradients

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Friday, August 25th | 11:30 – 12:45pm

Compositing. Blending Modes Masks in Adobe Premiere Pro

Master compositing and masks using the native effects in Adobe Premiere Pro—with no third-party plugins. Adobe Premiere Pro Master Instructor Luisa Winters shows how to make these crucial techniques part of your everyday editing workflow. She covers creating and modifying alpha channels, keying blue and green screen footage with Ultra Key, using track mattes to affect moving parts of clips, changing the look of footage with blend modes, and so much more.

Topics include:

  • Working with alpha channels
  • Keying blue and green screen footage with Ultra Key
  • Affecting a moving piece of video with Track Matte Key
  • Creating a composite with the Difference Matte effect
  • Using Luma key for a brightness-based composite
  • Changing the character of footage with blend modes
  • Masking effects to certain portions of your footage

Speaker: Luisa Winters

Friday, August 25th | 11:30 – 12:45pm

Moving an Edit from Offline to Online

While many editors these days never leave the system they are working on there are times when an editor has to send a project to online, graphics, color correction and audio mixing. This could be a conform to a more powerful system for working with 4K media or color correction at a dedicated color grading suite.

This session will look at how to take a finished offline edit and move it from the creative stage of editorial into the finishing stages of audio mixing, color grading and online. We’ll look at sequence preparation, list generation, supporting files and communication with the online artists. This topic is becoming increasingly important as we move more and more into beyond HD finishing.

Speaker: Scott Simmons

Friday, August 25th | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Dynamic Effects (without Tons of Precomps)

You’ve just create this most amazing motion graphic, but now the client needs a word change, or a font change, or a different picture, now its time to redo all of that work. But with some added skills, knowledge and a bit of clever thinking, we can create effects that are dynamic, that will update with changes of fonts or images, that automatically create our desired look without a lot of key framing. All while not using tons of precomps that can be confusing if you need to work on the project months later.

Topics covered are keeping down layer numbers, compositing, per effect masks, driving effects based on velocity or speed, and more.

Speaker: Mikey Borup

Friday, August 25th | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Shape Layers Advanced Tips & Tricks

Shape Layers can definitely be dense and intimidating, but they’re also an extremely powerful feature once you know how to properly manage them. This session will explore a variety of advanced techniques and workflow tips to make you a Shape Layer master!

Speaker: Kyle Hamrick

Friday, August 25th | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Core Editing Skills for Motion Graphics: Make the Tools Do the Work

For motion-graphics editors and animators; In this session, Maxim Jago teaches the core editing skills you need to work with editors, extract content from projects, and supply content in project form. 50% core editing skills, 50% team workflows, this session will set you up as a creative collaborator when working with video editors.

This session features the new Essential Graphics panels in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, and several solutions for collaboration.

Speaker: Maxim Jago

Friday, August 25th | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Premiere Pro Color Boot Camp

Have you ever made some color tweaks on footage and then experienced that sinking feeling when you see your project on other screens and the color is off? Not awesome. In this session you will learn how to manage color so that doesn’t happen! In this jam-packed session you
will be learning how to setup your space and workstation for color, monitor calibration, how to use Lumetri Scopes and Lumetri Color to color correct and color grade your footage! You will see several examples of how to correct and tweak footage to make it look great!

Speaker: David Bode

Friday, August 25th | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Keeping Your Sanity: How to Dig into a Mountain of Footage for the Craft Edit

We are living in a world of ever increasing amounts of footage that come into the edit suite. We are also living in a world of shorter windows in which to deliver a cut as well as shrinking budgets for the editor. How do you make sense out of all that footage in order to even begin the edit?

This session will look at different ways to organize, tag and log footage in order to speed along editorial and get the cut out the door. We will take a deep dive into many of Adobe Premiere Pro’s logging and organizational features and how to use them sort footage. Productions covered will range from the single camera corporate shoot to multi camera “spray and pray” reality-style shoots. Real world projects will be used to illustrate many of the techniques talked about in this session.

Speaker: Scott Simmons

Friday, August 25th | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Streamline Your Workflow from Concept to Animation

A motion graphics artist’s job can be in 2 parts: designing and animating. I will go over tips of how to design in such a way that your comps go straight into After Effects without having to rebuild.

The applications used in this course will be Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

Speaker: Jessica Thomas

Friday, August 25th | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Utilizing the Powerful Dynamics Tools in Cinema 4D

In this session viewers will learn some tips and tricks that will allow you to achieve amazing animations super fast utilizing the real world physics engine in Cinema 4D, called Dynamics Module, that normally would take a very long time or impossible to do in After Effects alone. This sessions will feature a variety of quick and easy tricks using the powerful Cinema 4D Dynamics Module to apply real world physics to your animations that you can implement in your 2D or 3D workflow right away!

Speaker: E.J. Hassenfratz

Friday, August 25th | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Documentary Storytelling Techniques with Photoshop & After Effects

In this class, join Rich Harrington and explore the world of documentary storytelling, using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to transform damaged photos into brand-new works of art. Basic image editing techniques in Photoshop such as toning, cropping, sharpening, and resizing are covered. The course also shows how to add movement to photos in After Effects, helping to create a dramatic story.

Topics include:

  • Understanding resolution
  • Organizing photos with Adobe Bridge
  • Working in the right color space
  • Removing damage with the healing and cloning tools
  • Making Content-Aware Scale and Fill repairs
  • Adding Vanishing Point Pans
  • Controlling focus with blurring and sharpening
  • Correcting alignment
  • Restoring contrast with Curves and Levels
  • Using Ease and keyframe assistants
  • Rendering animations

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Friday, August 25th | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Mastering Master Clips

One of the best underused features in Adobe Premiere Pro are Master Clips. But what are they? How do you you work with them? And what are some of the best workflows to really take advantage of their power? This session will look at Master Clips from start to finish, giving you a whole new way to approach your edit.

Speaker: Abba Shapiro

Friday, August 25th | 3:45 — 4:30pm

Proxy and Transcoded Workflows for Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro allows you the ability to create transcoded or proxy media on import. If you generate proxy media, you can easily move between your full resolution and master clips with the click of a button. In this session, learn the in and outs of working with both proxy and transcoded media in Premiere Pro that you can use in a variety of different workflows. We’ll also take a look at creating ingest presets with the handy assistance of Adobe Media Encoder to help you easily identify which media your working with in the timeline.

Speaker: Nick Harauz