Now that you've learned the basics of editing videos in Premiere Rush, let's put those skills into practice by assembling and editing a video project. This lesson won't include step-by-step instruction; however, links are included to the previous lessons where individual skills were covered so you can refresh your memory if need be.
Create the new project and add files
The first step is to create a new project and import the files needed for the project.
- Download the exercise files, if you haven't already done so.
- Create a new project titled Cat Facts.
- Import the following files from the Cat Facts Assets folder (selected in the following order) to use in the project:
For a reminder on how to make a new project, view the lesson Starting a project and importing files.
Edit the video clips as needed
Next, make the necessary edits to the video and still image clips, and add transitions to the clips.
- Trim both video clips (making_biscuits.mp4 and cat_with_toy.mp4) so they are 10 seconds long.
- Adjust the duration of happy_cat.jpg and cat_outdoors.jpg so they display for 7 seconds.
- Add the transition of your choice between each of the clips on the timeline, and adjust the transitions so their duration is 1 second long. Make sure to add a transition to the beginning and end of the video, too.
- Make any necessary adjustments to the color of each clip.
For reminders on how to accomplish these tasks, visit the following lessons:
- For editing video clips, view Editing video clips.
- For adding transitions and editing color, view Working with transitions and color.
Record narration and add background music
After the video and still image clips are edited, audio can be added to the project.
- Record the following script for the video:
- Let's learn some fun facts about cats!
- One of the ways cats show affection is by kneading, also known as "making biscuits".
- Cats need some playtime daily to help them keep active.
- Thanks for watching this episode of Cat Facts!
- Split the voiceover track so each line of the script is its own clip, move clips into the following positions on the timeline (use the current time indicator to help with this):
- First clip: 00:02.00
- Second clip: 00:08.00
- Third clip: 00:18.00
- Fourth clip: 00:27.15
- Make any necessary adjustments to the audio.
- Mute the audio for both video clips (making_biscuits.mp4 and cat_with_toy.mp4).
- Add background music of your choice from the Soundtracks collection.
For a reminder on how to edit audio, review the lesson Working with audio.
Finally, titles will be added to the video, including an introduction to the video and titles that go along with the narration.
- Use a preset that has a title and subtitle for the video's introduction, using the following text:
- Title: Cat Facts
- Subtitle: Fun facts about felines
- Add titles at the timecodes indicated, using the following text:
- 00:07.15 - Cats show affection by kneading, or “making biscuits”.
- 00:17.15 - Cats need daily playtime to keep active.
- 00:27.15 - Thanks for watching!
- Adjust the font and color used for each title as needed, as well as the duration for the titles. Also, if you like, you can experiment with adding transitions to the titles.
For a reminder on how to create and edit titles, review the lesson Adding and editing titles.
When you've completed all the steps listed previously, and you're satisfied with the results of your video, you're ready to export your project. Instructions for doing this are located in the lesson Exporting and sharing a completed video.
If you want to see an example of the completed project, watch the following video.