3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2011 5:46 AM by the_wine_snob

    Text effects & Animations in Premiere Elements 10


      Hey guys,


      I'm new to Adobe products, and just yesterday purchased PE10. I'm hoping it'll be able to handle some light (not light as in lumen, but as in workload) animations. My idea was to have someone running across a field while objects fell in behind him. They don't have to do anything special when they hit the "ground," just stop. I'm sure I can find audio clips to cover the sound, but I'm not sure how to piece it together.


      Now, it has to be possible. I've seen people do lightsaber effects, gunshot effects, bullet wound and blood spatter effects. There must be something that allows me to make a rock fall out of the sky and almost land on someone.


      Thanks. I'd love to get this resolved tonight. Any tips?




        • 1. Re: Text effects & Animations in Premiere Elements 10
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Certainly you can layer still images and even video, Jonathon. But you'll need to be more specific or show us an example of the effect you're trying to create to get specific instructions.


          Are the objects that will appear behind someone video or just graphics or still images that you will animate?

          • 2. Re: Text effects & Animations in Premiere Elements 10
            Aniks Level 2

            What I understand from your question, most certainly key framing motion and scale property for image/video will work for you. But to answer it more clearly and to guide you in a refined way, we would need a little more information.



            • 3. Re: Text effects & Animations in Premiere Elements 10
              the_wine_snob Level 9



              Welcome to the forum.


              For the use of another backgroun (set of Stills, if I understand correctly), you will also want to Key out the original background, around the runner, UNLESS you just want to add the "objects" TO that background.


              In the latter case, you will basically be doing PiP (Picture in Picture), where those objects will be on Video Tracks, above the background, and then they can be animated with Keyframes on the Fixed Effect>Motion>Position, and probably Motion>Scale.


              I agree that an example of your desired treatment would be useful in giving detailed instructions.


              Good luck,