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Create Dynamic Animations in Premiere Pro Part 2

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Published on: 04-12-2020
Written by: Jaap H. Boerhof

Logo Animation in Premiere Pro

Hi and welcome back to part two of the film Impact Animation series. We're going to talk about dynamic animations and I'm going to show you how to create this animation. Made entirely within Premiere Pro. So, again, this beautiful animation, this house-drawn-figure is created entirely within Adobe Premiere Pro.

From Photoshop to Premiere Pro

Let's show you how this is done. I'm basically using a Photoshop file, and this file has all separate elements on different layers of this graphic. We've got the color fill and the background all on separate layers within this Photoshop file. Let's import it into Premiere Pro.

Import PSD into Premiere Pro

Here's the House-Draw-PSD. I'm going to drag it in there. And this is an important dialogue, by the way. Premiere Pro is asking what to do with this particular Photoshop file. It wants to merge all layers, but we don't want that. We want all the layers individually and work with that. That's why we're going to select: import as a sequence. There you go. Now we've got a folder with all the separate elements and all the way at the bottom, we find the sequence. Let's double click that. This is the sequence with all the separate elements being spread out over the video tracks. So basically we see all the layers inside of Premiere Pro. This allows you to apply video transitions to each element separately. Let's do that.

Applying Video Transitions to each video track

Let's go to the top element and apply the Pop Motion Impacts video transition to it and see how that works. It's the little arrow here, by the way, on the right side of the roof. You can see that pop-up. It's growing and it's creating that dynamic bounce animation. So it's doing the overshoot as can be seen in de Effects Controls Tab. We can apply this to each and every single layer. How is this done? It's going to be selected, hit copy, command+drag, and you might not be able to see that. But there's a red bar indicating that we've selected the left cut of each element and just paste it. There you go and see how that works. And now we've got everything moving at once, right, and that's not what I would call dynamic, I would create a small offset and work with the timing to really create that dynamic look.

Adjusting Timing to create Dynamics

We're going to move back to the sequence and select every element. On a keyboard enter +1. This will move each selected layer, just one frame to the right and shift+click will deselect the lower part and again enter +1 to move over the elements. And we're going to repeat this process. This is going to be the nudge in time. I would suggest doing one, maybe two frames there, depending on the frames per second you're working with. But I mean, try one, especially if you have 10 or more tracks here and I'm almost at the very top. Here is the last one. I created a little bit of a stair, right? And going back and see how that works. So that's looking better! This yellow area might attract too much attention. Why not move it a little bit to the right side and wait for it to reveal. Maye create a dissolve there? Because that'll be prettier, I guess. There you go. Oh, that's beautiful. See how this dynamically grows. It's playful. It's bouncy.

Adjust the video transitions

If you're somehow unhappy with this movement, you can select one of the transitions - Basically anyone. Then fiddle with the controls. I'm going to increase the frequency here. As you can see, it works very playfully. Let's also increase the amplitude. So the number 77. Maybe increase the duration of the transition. Again, I'm going to select it, copy it. Command+Drag. Now we have selected every cut on the beginning and simply paste. This will apply transitions quickly to each separate layer. Going back and see the result. That's amazing, right?

Near Real-time Performance

You might not get real-time playback, even though the yellow bar indicates real-time performance. We have been stacking up to 16 layers of video transitions. Your computer might or might not keep up. You can play with the resolution, change it to half or even quarter resolutions to see how that works for you. That's better. Still, I would recommend setting an in-point and out-point and make a render in-to-out and that will create a preview render. It will now perform real-time, full-resolution, full quality. Again, this animation is entirely made inside your favorite video editing application. Doesn't that look good? This is the way to create dynamic animations with the film Impact Animation series. Hope you like this video and see you next time. Bye.

Product compatibility

Adobe Premiere Pro 2020-2024
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, 2018, and 2019

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