Premiere Unit D Test

  1. After students have seen a number of video transitions, ask them to create one of their own on paper or on the computer in a drawing program. Their transition should have a name and the student should describe how the transition occurs. For example: My new video transition is called Fireworks and it works by the second clip being revealed through the falling debris of a firework lit in the sky.
  2. After reviewing all of the Video effects in the Effects and Transitions panel, think of a new effect. Your new effect can be added to an existing category (such as the Distort category) or you can come up with a new category. If you think of a new category, think of at least one effect for that category. In a word processing document, state the name of your effect or category and effect, describe how it works—what happens to the clip when the effect is applied. Finally, list 3-5 properties for this effect that would/could be modified in the Properties panel when this effect is selected. Save the word-processing document as New Effect.  Put your name on it and print it.
  3. Transitions and effects are two different things. Only one transition can be added to a cut line but multiple effects can be added to a clip. Choose two video effects that you feel would make an effective transition—the first effect would be how the transition starts and the second effect would be how the transition ends as it occurs at a cut line. Rename your new transition and describe it in a word-processing document. For example, you could choose the Fast Blur and Ghosting effects from the Blur & Sharpen Video effects category. You could then rename the pseudo transition as "Fast Ghost" and then describe it as "… a transition that start out blurry and as the current-time indicator moves over the clip in the Timeline, the image or video clip becomes ghosted." Save your word-processing document as "Strange Transition."  Put your name on it and print it.