I used to do some work in Photoshop 7.0 and Premiere 1.5 for school a long time ago. Now I have the entire CS3 suite and I'm starting my first AMV to get my hands dirty on what this suite has to offer. I've followed A&E's guide
on how to properly make clips. They're all from DVD sources and I'll be editing on a 720x480 resolution with a DVD PAR of 0.9, as that's what the author of the guide
prefers. I've also selected my audio; they all have a sample rate of 44,100 Hz. I've created a new Premiere Pro project based on these specs so far.
But I'm currently faced with two uncertainties:
- I'm not sure that I've set up my project to best accommodate for the effects I want to use
- I'm not sure if Premiere Pro will be able to handle the effects I want to achieve (I may have to use a mixture of Photoshop and After Effects, the latter which I have no experience with)
I thought I'd list a few of the more complicated effects that I want to do for my AMV. I would like to know, based on this list, if A) any adjustments to my project settings are needed, and B) if Premiere Pro alone will be able to accomplish the desired effect. My goal is to maintain as much of the quality as I can when I export the final product, so if you feel it's preferable that I make adjustments to the source clips or that I edit in After Effects or any other suggestions, I appreciate your telling me so, as I'm willing to go the extra step:
- An old film look
, which will consist of noise, vertically-lined artifacts, grayscale, sepia, and washed out tones
- Image vibration
, like from an old film being shown through an antique projector. I genuinely don't know if there's a pre-made effect or I have to create one from scratch. Furthermore, I don't know if this will have an adverse effect on the top and bottom edges
- An old TV/CRT monitor look
, with those interlaced lines and a scan line running top to bottom
- Significant use of scaled up clips/frames
. This is what's bothing me the most. From my source clips, a lot of the object of focus is not centered. I don't know if I should scale up the image and move it to center, shrink the project size and center the image w/o resizing, or none of the above
of various types and directions
- Rotating/Tilted images
I imagine a lot of these images will be difficult to do on DVD PAR (0.9). Will I be able to convert all these effects to the proper aspect ratio, does Premiere Pro/After Effects compensate for this automatically, or am I better off adding LanczosResize(848,480) to my .avs script and working with square pixels instead?
I appreciate your two cents.