Ok... just for the record... I do have a work around or method. You export the project as a video file and build everything in AE over that video. Then hide the video layer and import the remaining layers into premiere. If there is a cleaner solution, I would like to use it.
You could render your AE project that's inside your big sequence. That would remove the "freakout".
I usually don't use Dynamic Link. I often use AE's Import Premiere Pro option and it brings the whole Premiere sequence into AE with all edits on their own layer. This has advantages and disadvantages vs. Dynamic Link, but it works better for my workflow.
I thought I did render it out. I am using the work around I mentioned above, but after I finish this project, I am going to test it out and try the solution you offered. I am grateful for people like you who take the time to help others.
If I render out the AE clip, that "locks" it from being modifiable. I want to leave this like a template for future changes of a layer of text. So basically I am looking at a AE comp nested inside another AE comp, linked from PR. Anyone have any experience with this?
So basically I am looking at a AE comp nested inside another AE comp, linked from PR.
Oh, right. Not likely to work. Dynamic Link isn't that dynamic...