1/31/2018 Lecture Notes: Adobe Premiere and Skybox

1/31/2018 Lecture Notes: Adobe Premiere and Skybox

5:15-5:45: Meet at the Cage.

  • Cage training and initiation

5:45-6: Housekeeping.

6-7: 206B, Adobe Premiere and Skybox VR tools training.

  • Open the Adobe Premiere tutorial from NHMediahelp.syr.edu.
  • Work with the videos on this Google Drive folder. (Note: you must first be signed in with your G.syr.edu account, NOT your regular Google account!)
  • Or, copy the higher-resolution Acapella videos from the hard drive I will pass around.
  • Have this Adobe Premiere for 360 tip sheet open.
  • How to use the SkyBox VR Tools / Mettle plugin effects.
  • Using the Offset effect to change the default start position. Here's a good tutorial on how it works.
  • Transitions between clips using block dissolve.
  • Effects not showing up in preview? Choose "Render Effects In to Out."
  • Exporting. Make sure you have these options on:
    • Width and height should remain 3840x1920.
    • Format should be H.264.
    • At bottom, check "Video is VR" and "Monoscopic."

7-7:30: Coordinate with team

  • Meet your team based on random assignment.
  • Brainstorm story ideas with your team.

7:30-8: Discuss video ideas

Submit your team's idea for Assignment 2, and talk about what your role will be in the video team.


I'm the lead professor for the VR Storytelling class and the Chair of Journalism Innovation at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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