You can simply import an AE composition as a footage item by clicking on the saved AE project and then picking out a comp - just like you do it in Encore. However, the caveat here is that this indeed does not work in a 3-fold scenario - you can import AE stuff into Premiere and yes, you can import Premiere into Encore, but not do AE --> Premiere --> Encore. Dynamic Link more or less recognized this loop and thus gave you empty comps to prevent it. So at this point pretty much your only option is to render your AE stuff to conventioan lmovie clips with Alpah channels/ transparency and overlay them in Premiere the old-fashioned way, then again use DL to move to Encore. The only other reason why AE stuff would show up is if it isn't saved in teh same relative position as the Premiere project and thuis items are missing, but as per your description I think it#s realyl more the first scenario that gets you....
"So at this point pretty much your only option is to render your AE stuff to conventioan lmovie clips with Alpah channels/ transparency and overlay them in Premiere the old-fashioned way"
You lost me. How would I overlay the AE project in PPro? What's the old-fashioned way? I haven't been working in Production Premium long enough to have an old-fashioned anything! ;-)
This is a one hour long "clip" that's of a class taught in front of a live audience. It's not something that I can edit into a timeline. It *is* the timeline. I took the timeline from PPro, add color correction layers to the entire thing, then pre-comp animation layers (motion graphic lower thirds) where they are needed. No separate new clips created, so I'm not sure what I'd be importing into PPro.
So make a looping animated lower-third, render it out with an alpha channel, and import it into premiere. Done.
Looks like I stumped the group.
From what I can tell, it turns out this is a feature, not a bug. Dynamic links are one way streets. I don't see my AE changes in PPro, because that's the way Adobe designed it. Not nearly as useful as I'd hoped. Oh well.