Welcome to this BizVid Communicactions video tutorial. Today, I’m going to illustrate how to animate a slide show. I’ve already created a show complete with transitions, drop shadow, rough edges and music and our tutorial How to build a slide show in Premiere Pro will show how I did it. To finish this show, I want to add a different kind of animation move to each slide. First I’ll select the slide I’m going to work on. When I do, that activates the Element Controls panel and here you see the two effects already incorporated…..Roughen Edges and Drop shadow.
To animate, I’m going to work with the Motion effect. I click the drop down arrow in the Motion tab which gives me access to the settings necessary to control movement of the selected slide. Here, I can manipulate the slides position, its scale and rotation. These other settings we’ll cover some other time. For the first slide, I’m going to have it do a slow move forward from its current position. So I need to tell Premiere Pro the start and stop points by setting a key frame for each. It’s important to note that a key frame will appear where ever the CTI or Current Time Indicator is resting. To start the animation, I’ll move it to the beginning of the clip then click the little stopwatch just left of the Scale icon. You can see that the first key frame has been set to start the animation. The ending key frame will appear automatically as soon as I change the Scale size to its final size. But first, I’ll move the CTI to the end of the clip where the animation will come to rest. If I don’t, the endl key frame will overwrite the open key frame and no animation will take place. I started at 100% and I’ll finish the animation at 125%. I do that by placing my mouse on the numbers just right of the word, Scale and click. Once highlighted I can type 125 for 125% and click outside that box. Notice the end key frame was automatically generated. So now when I move the CTI between the two points, you can see the animation I created. If I had wanted the picture to grow even larger, I could have changed the end setting to 150%….it’s all subjective. Be sure to click and drag the key frames to the left and to the right so that the animation starts at the beginning of the clip. And there is the first animation. Next, select the second slide and let’s do a rotation. First, I’ll set the beginning point……place the CTI here….set the rotation start of -11…..click the stopwatch……..move the CTI…….rotate the opposite direction to +11…….move the key frames…..and see the animation. Now I’ll stop the recording to set the other slides in a similar fashion……..There, all done. Each animation was created in exactly the same way. Animations are easy to create and they add so much more to a production. I hope you’ve learned through this and thanks for joining me.