Friday, September 30, 2016

PE: More Video Effects Ideas Borrowed From Asian Movies

INTRODUCTION

April 2, 2017. See Important Notice About Web Site Links Removed From This Blog After Blog Publication*

As mentioned in some prior blog posts here, I have become a fan of the South Korean K-dramas aired on the TV there as well as South Korean movies. These movies and K-dramas were seen in the USA at two different free web sites.

Of particular interest viewing these offerings are
  • the work's special effects in the K-drama's and movie's opening and closing credits
  • and if and how these special effects can be created by and applied to our Premiere Elements home movies.
In the course of viewing that web site, some unusual opening credits in a TV series from Japan (Hapiman: Happy Marriage!?) caught my attention. Its opening credit features whole photos and/or an individual cut out of a photo or freeze frame from video introduced in the opening credits with a small white border. See Episode 12 opening credits for that TV series Hapiman: Happy Marriage!?

ISSUE

Can this white border for the individual being introduced be produced for one of our Premiere Elements home movies' opening and/or closing credits? I envisioned the answer as Yes using
selection of individual and white stroking (about 20 px) in Photoshop Elements followed by import of the result as psd into a Premiere Elements project.

FIRST LOOK AT THIS LOOK IN A PREMIERE ELEMENTS PROJECT'S OPENING

Refer to video
video


One basic idea for how to for photo with white border.

The photo with the white border where Jose's mother is preparing him for the event was created in the Premiere Elements 14/14.1 project's Titler using Text Menu/New Text/Default Text.
With the Titler opened, first Text Menu/Image/Add Image to bring in the photo from its hard drive save location. Photo was then scaled down and positioned. With the Titler still opened, Shape Section/Rectangular Tool was used to draw a white rectangle larger over the photo, and then the photo was scaled/positioned. Then Titler's Section Tool to select the white rectangle, followed by Text Menu/Arrange/Send Backward. The Titler Selection Tool was then used to position photo (which is now in front of the white rectangle to give even white borders around the photo.

One basic idea for how to for Jose's figure with white borders.

Party photo (or freeze frame from party video) of Jose was taken into Photoshop Elements 10 Editor where he was selected with the project's Quick Selection Tool. Control J was used to place this selection on a layer by itself in the Layer's Palette. Then Edit Menu/Stroke (Outline) Selection was used to apply the white border around the Jose figure.
Edit Menu
Stroke (Outline) Selection
Stroke set at about 20 px
Location = Outside
Blending, Mode = Normal
Opacity = 100%
Preserve Transparency - left unchecked
It is important not to layer the white border in attempts to decide on the wanted Stroke Width. Either put the Stroke on a separate layer then the selection or use the layer for the selection and use Undo to remove the unwanted Stroke size before applying a suitable Stroke size.
The selection with the white stroke is saved as psd and imported into the Premiere Elements project via Add Media/Files and Folders.

Overall

The Premiere Elements 14/14.1 Expert workspace can be seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Premiere Elements 14/14.1 Expert Workspace For White Border Effect Described In This Blog Post. Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit Used.

COMMENTARY

Further work on this idea will be postponed for now in order to give time to the new Premiere Elements 15 release first look and daily discovery October blog posts. As time permits, this white borders blog post will be revisited and edited further.

IMPORTANT UPDATE 12/13/2016
The web site link removed has been experiencing server issues. Until these problems are resolved, the web site link removed may be a suitable substitute to view the effects mentioned in this blog post.
For Hapiman: Happy Marriage, See link removed
For the web site name removed see link removed

IMPORTANT UPDATE 12/19/2016
The web site link removed with links to free movies where we found movie effects ideas for our home movies was found operating again. Thanks web site name removed for the repairs/recovery to your web site.

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*April 02, 2017. All the video effects reference links to the two free Asian movies web sites have been removed due to attacks on computer security (support scams et al), excessive pop ups that defy pop up blockers, and nature of many of the pop ups. Disappointing turn of events! This is not just a matter of pop ups (ads) versus no pop ups (ads). The matter goes to the core of content of the pop ups and virus attacks on the computer.




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PE 13/13.1 and 14/14.1: eLive Workspace

INTRODUCTION

A Premiere Elements eLive workspace was introduced in Premiere Elements 13, and this workspace is carried over to Premiere Elements 14/14.1 which is the current version as of this date. The eLive workspace for 13/13.1 and 14/14.1 is not available in all countries. It is described by Adobe as "In-product information and help from web through eLive". The content of this workspace appears to be changed by Adobe periodically on an non defined frequency in each of 13/13.1 and 14/14.1. Although these 2 versions have many of the same content, the e-Live offerings are not displaying with the same mix of offerings. As of October 1, 2016, there are 41 offerings for eLive 14/14.1 and 47 for eLive 13/13.1.

ISSUE

The Premiere Elements 13/13.1 and 14/14.1 Help Menu in the Expert and Quick workspaces and use of online search engines may be of assistance to all users who work in countries where the e-Live workspace is unavailable. To give perspective to the issue of what the user is missing or not missing related to the availability or non availability of eLive, this blog post will list the offerings currently appearing in eLive workspace of Premiere Elements 14/14.1 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit (and confirmed Windows 10 Home 64 bit).

eLIVE OFFERINGS PREMIERE ELEMENTS 14*
(as of October 1, 2016; highlighted titles** apply to 13/13.1 and 14/14.1)

Summertime
Video with summertime theme.
https://vimeo.com/70412767
Learn Tab

Tips For Great Vacation Videos
http://www.lunaguidetotravel.com/single-post/2016/1/13/10-EASY-TIPS-for-VACATION-VIDEOS 
Learn Tab

Audio Mixer
Add and Customize Audio Effects
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/how-to/add-customize-audio-effects.html?set=premiere-elements--whats-new--2015-09
Learn Tab

Fairy Picnic Day 
Video with fairy picnic day theme.
https://vimeo.com/133628809 
Learn Tab


It Was A Big Day Out For Little Ethan
Video with "Ethans day at the farm park" theme.
https://vimeo.com/102371956 
Inspire Tab

Create A Motion Path Using The Pan & Zoom Tool 
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/how-to/create-motion-path-pan-zoom.html?set=premiere-elements--whats-new--2015-09 
Learn Tab


Your Getting Started Guide For Premiere Elements 14
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/topics/getting-started-tutorials.html 
Learn Tab


School Is Back In Session
"5 tips to instantly improve your video compositions.
https://vimeo.com/blog/post/5-tips-to-instantly-improve-your-compositions 
Learn Tab

Create Titles With Title Themes
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/how-to/create-titles-with-themes.html 
Learn Tab

Arrange Clips In A Movie
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/archive/pre-11-tutorials/arrange-clips-movie.html 
Learn Tab 

Antarctica
Video with Antarctica theme.
https://vimeo.com/124858722
Inspire Tab

The Adventures Of Walter The Office Pug
Video with "The Adventures of Walter the Office Pug" theme.
https://vimeo.com/68704007
Inspire Tab

Memories of Tokyo
Video with "Memories of Tokyo" theme.
https://vimeo.com/130746973 
Inspire Tab


Guidance At Every Step
Focus on Guided Workspace using Premiere Elements 14.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOXS2jKli64&feature=youtu.be
Learn Tab 

Summer Memories
Video with "A Phantom Flex Summer Story".
https://vimeo.com/50296655
Inspire Tab 


Tell Dazzling Stories With Motion Titles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYhDBn-iiLY
Learn Tab

Take A Quick Tour of Premiere Elements 14
Video "Get Started with Premiere Elements 14"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99A9tE2oFBE
News Tab

Introducing Adobe Premiere Elements 14!
http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshop/2015/09/introducing-adobe-photoshop-elements-14.html 
News Tab

Share Your Videos
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/how-to/share-videos-youtube-facebook-vimeo.html
Learn Tab

Create Your Own Movies
Video focusing on "Video Story" feature.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvl9tEmEwm8
Learn Tab

Learn Time Lapse Photography Using Premiere Elements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcF7DPARNXk
Learn Tab
(problem: no access to YouTube video since it is listed as private type)

Share Your Videos On Social Sites
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/how-to/share-videos-youtube-facebook-vimeo.html 
Learn Tab


Stabilize Shaky Videos
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/how-to/stabilize-shaky-videos.html 
Learn Tab 

Organize By Events
https://helpx.adobe.com/elements-organizer/using/events.html 
Learn Tab

Guided Edits
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/archive/pre-12-tutorials/guided-edits-video.html 
Learn Tab

Sunday It Rained
Video with "Sunday it rained" theme.
https://vimeo.com/113110919 
Learn Tab

Create Effects Using Adjustment Layers
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/archive/pre-12-tutorials/apply-video-effects-adjustments-layers.html 
Learn Tab

Use Mattes And Keys To Blend Videos Together
Video "Premiere Elements Mattes and Keys"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIkOy4dD4HI 
Learn Tab  

A Simple Clip Of A 3 Year Olds Perspective 
Video "Blake"
https://vimeo.com/94278758
Inspire Tab

How To Add Multiple Effects To A Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkp3LwavS8E 
Learn Tab


Adding Audio Effects
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqmp8lHjdI4
Learn Tab

Use Motion Tracking To Add Objects That Move With Your Subject
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/archive/pre-12-tutorials/spotlight-motion-tracking.html
Learn Tab

Suddenly I Feel Light
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/82123812 
Inspire Tab

The World Beyond The World
https://vimeo.com/89216531
Inspire Tab

Swinging Solo: Video Love Letter #1
http://www.babymakingmachine.com/2013/12/swinging-solo-video-love-letter-1.html
Inspire Tab

Trampoline
https://vimeo.com/95686450
Inspire Tab

Adjust Your Video's Color With Auto Smart Tone
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/archive/pre-12-tutorials/adjust-video-color-brightness-auto-smart-tone.html
Learn Tab

3 Easy Ways To Make Movies 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvppYqs_sT8&index=2&list=PLPzkxRKAxnCAxJ2N6p0RQwGDrFJ7A6MFe 
Learn Tab

Easily Tell Your Big Life Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF4XMwa9PkE&list=PLPzkxRKAxnCAxJ2N6p0RQwGDrFJ7A6MFe&index=5 
Learn Tab

Favorite Moments Fast Movies
Video focus is on Favorite Moments feature of program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km9gp6pYlCw&index=3&list=PLPzkxRKAxnCAxJ2N6p0RQwGDrFJ7A6MFe 
Learn Tab

Smooth Out Shakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_SWNma-Nw&feature=youtu.be 
Learn Tab


NOTE(S)
Refer to tab type comment***.
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*eLive workspace in Premiere Elements 13/13.1 does not always use 13/13.1 for that version's lessons. Likewise, eLive workspace in Premiere Elements 14/14.1 does not always use 14/14.1 for that version's lessons.
**At this time, just a rough comparison was made between 14/14.1 and 13/13.1 eLive content. Focus was on the 14/14.1 eLive content for this blog post. 
***Each offering shows a "Tab" type toward the upper left of the e-Live workspace. It can be used to display tab type Everything, Inspire, Learn, or News.

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