Adobe Digital Video Curriculum Guide – Module 12
Adobe Digital Video
Putting Video and Still Clips in Motion
You've seen videos with clips flying over other images or that spin video clips onscreen—having them start as
small dots and expanding to full-screen size. Your students can create those effects using Adobe® Premiere®
Pro's motion settings.
To add some realism, they can add drop shadows to those moving clips. Finally, Adobe Premiere Pro can impart
motion to still images: panning and zooming to add interest.
At the end of this lesson, students will have learned about:
• Applying motion
Enhancing motion—Changing size and adding rotation
• Using Bezier keyframe interpolation on motion paths
• Giving clips a 3D look
• Working with still images—special issues
Applying Motion and Changing a Clip’s Size
Adobe Premiere Pro’s Motion effect is a significant improvement over the Motion Settings window used in its
predecessors. That previous, separate interface presented editors with some arcane and nonintuitive controls.
For me, its two redeeming features were its looping preview mode that gave immediate feedback for any
changed motion settings and its Skew feature.
With Adobe Premiere Pro’s capability to play every effect in real-time in the Monitor window Program screen,
the loss of the looping preview is inconsequential. And you can use the Transform effect to apply Skew to a clip.
What you gain is four things:
• All your motion control work takes place within the Effect Controls and Monitor windows
• Direct motion settings using either on-screen drag-and-drop methods or numerical values in the Effect
• Precise keyframe control over several motion aspects
• Bezier Keyframe interpolation lets you put objects in motion along curved paths
To see motion controls in their best light means displaying them over a background. To do that in Adobe
Premiere Pro means placing the clips in a track other than Video 1 and using some other clip on Video 1 to serve
as a backgroun