- What Is an Enchanted Object?
- Filming Tips
- Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
- Step 2: Adding Media to the Project and the Timeline
- Step 3: Marking the Freezing Point
- Step 4: Creating a Freeze Frame
- Step 5: Moving the Freeze Frame
- Step 6: Splitting the Screen with the Crop Effect
- Step 7: Getting the Object to Move Again
- Final Steps: Adding a Sound Effect and a Background
- Render and Save
- Well Done!
The footage shown throughout this article was created outdoors, using a camera-mounted tripod to film an actor throwing a ball. The actor shouts two scripted commands: "Stop" when the ball is in midair, and "Go" when he wants the ball to continue traveling. Obviously, the ball will continue through the air no matter what the actor says, but we can correct that problem later in Premiere Elements 7.
When creating a scene like this, try to make sure that the actor throws the object within the field of the camera to retain a level of realism. Check also that there is little or no movement in the background, and that the thrown object is big enough to be seen and has a color that clearly differentiates it from the background (see Figure 1).