- 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!
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 when 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 2).
- Create a project called Peachpit_Enchanted_Object (see Figure 3).
- When the Premiere Elements interface has finished loading, click the Timeline button to switch to the Timeline view (see Figure 4).
- Right-click the Timeline header Video 1 and select Rename from the contextual menu (see Figure 5). Give it the new name Main_Video (see Figure 6).
- Repeat step 5 and rename Video 2 as Freeze_Frame (see Figure 7).