- Filming Tips
- Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
- Step 2: Adding Media to the Project and the Timeline
- Step 3: Marking the Firing Points
- Step 4: Choosing the Color for the Muzzle Flash
- Step 5: Defining the Shape of the Muzzle Flash
- Step 6: Adding Some Blur
- Step 7: Duplicating the Muzzle Flash
- Final Steps: Adding a Sound Effect and a Background
- Render and Save
Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
Once you have filmed your action scene, you need to open Premiere Elements 7, create a new project and set up the Timeline. These first steps are typical to starting any project.
Task: Set up a new project in Premiere Elements 7 by following these steps:
- If Premiere Elements 7 is not already running, launch it in the usual way.
- At the opening splash screen, select New Project (see Figure 3).
- Create a project called Peachpit_Muzzle_Flash (see Figure 4).
- When the Premiere Elements interface has finished loading, click the Timeline button to switch to the Timeline view (see Figure 5).
- Right-click the Timeline header Video 1 and select Rename from the contextual menu (see Figure 6). Give the video the new name Background (see Figure 7).
- Repeat step 5 and rename Video 2 as Green_Screen and Video 3 as Muzzle_Flash (see Figure 8).