5 MUST KNOW Tips for Better & Smoother Animations in Premiere Pro

5 MUST KNOW Tips for Better & Smoother Animations in Premiere Pro

CREATE ANIMATIONS THAT LOOK LIKE THEY CAME FROM AFTER EFFECTS! | Fixing the bezier animation path, jumping keyframes, deep easing, and more! Learn a bunch of cool tips and tricks for animating better in Premiere Pro.

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In this Premiere Pro video editing tutorial, we’ll take a look at five little tips and tricks that I love to use when I’m animating in Premiere Pro. Start using these and you’ll begin realizing there is actually a little bit of high-quality animation you can create from scratch right in Premiere. Really complex stuff will still have to go over to After Effects, but there is a whole lot we can do within Premiere itself.

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Disclaimer: these are the actual notes I used to record this video and are written in a language you may or may not understand. Hopefully, you find them useful or cool.

1. Have you ever had that annoying curved animation path problem in Premiere? Let’s take a look at why it happens and how to change it. Create a simple animation and right-click keyframes and add an auto bezier. Now add another step to the animation beyond the bit we animated already and you’ll see that the whole path of the animation has been curved. Select the keyframes and choose Spatial Interpolation and choose linear. This will straighten out those animation paths while retaining the auto bezier easing. This will also be the default for all future animations in this piece of graphic or video.

2. Jumping to/from keyframes: As you’re working with both simple and complex animations, it’s essential that you are working exactly on a keyframe because if you’re off by a single keyframe, Premiere will create another keyframe and throw your whole animation off kilter

3. Deeper Easing Options (create your own custom ease): Create the simple transition between both clips. Scale to 50% because of the 4k res on these matte transitions. Create a scale that animates from 50% to 80% and play with the Velocity vs. Scale curves to make a smoother animation and add a “finishing bump”

4. Saving an animation in a preset: Create Light Ken Burns Effect with scale and rotate and auto bezier and then save as a preset and choose to Scale. Show how this is applied to a 2-second photo and a ten-second photo

5. Use Transform Effect to get motion blur on an animation. Apply a Transform effect and animate text coming up from below the video. Apply the blur using Composition Shutter 360º

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