- What Is the 'Lasers of Doom' Effect?
- Filming Tips
- Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
- Step 2: Adding the Media to the Project and the Timeline
- Step 3: Marking the 'Firing Point' for Adding the Laser Beam
- Step 4: Creating a Placeholder Clip for the Laser Beam
- Step 5: Adding and Adjusting the Lightning Effect
- Step 6: Blasting Your Beam Across the Room
- Final Steps: Test Render and Add Sound
Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
To get started, 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; if you've been following all the other tutorials in this series, you should be very familiar with the process by now.
Task: Set up a new project in Premiere Elements 7 by doing the following:
- Launch Premiere Elements 7 in the usual way.
- At the opening splash screen, select New Project.
- Create a project called Lasers_of_Doom.
- When the Premiere Elements interface has finished loading, click the Timeline button to switch to the Timeline view (see Figure 2).
- Right-click the Timeline header Video 1 and select Rename from the contextual menu (see Figure 3). Assign the new name Main_Video (see Figure 4).
- Repeat step 5, renaming Video 2 as Laser (see Figure 5).