In collaboration with Adobe, Vashi Nedomansky, one of the editing pros behind the insanely popular movie Deadpool, and Jarle Leirpoll, an amazingly talented editor who also creates free Premiere Pro presets utilizing the included effects built into the software, have released two free presets that were actually used in the production of the film. One is a project template, which changes the layout of the editing viewer and the other is a “handheld camera” preset that will add the subtle “shakey camera” look to a shot.
As the editorial consultant on Deadpool, Vashi Nedomansky spent 9 months crafting the post production workflow used for the edit and trained the post production team in both Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Here he shares the Premiere Pro project template and presets so you, too, can put them to use. Find the original posts and tons of helpful resources on his blog: VashiVisuals.com
“After I was hired as editorial consultant on Deadpool, one of the first things I did was create a custom 2-monitor Premiere Pro template for post production,” Vashi said. “This was a solid starting point for all the editors and assistants before they customized it further to their liking. I designed the workspace with The Pancake Timeline already active and a basic bin structure to keep the project organized right off the bat.”
I also arranged the panels in tabbed groupings that made logical sense for our workflow, which allowed quick full screen maximization with the tilde (`) key.
There are limitless options when you set up a workspace. This custom template was the most efficient and nimble option for our specific needs.
DOWNLOAD: Vashi’s Deadpool Premiere Pro Template
For Deadpool, Jarle created 7 custom handheld camera presets that could be applied directly onto clips and played back in real-time. Jarle shot footage with real cameras and mapped both the position and rotation of the handheld footage into his presets. It’s organic and real. The difference between this and computer generated data (like the wiggle expression that After Effects would create) may not look different viewing the keyframes, but there is an inherent honesty and palpable naturalness to ACTUAL human handheld movement comparatively.
The 7 presets are split into 2 groups with different functions. 3 presets can be used on footage with resolution that matches the sequence settings. These 3 presets will resize the footage to 104% so the edges of the frame will not show black as the footage is being moved around. The other 4 presets are for sequences where oversized footage is dropped into a smaller resolution timeline. This was the workflow for both Gone Girl andDeadpool where 6K / 5K / 4K / 3K footage was edited inside a 2K sequence. This extra padding of resolution allows the handheld camera presets to move the footage WITHOUT resizing the source footage. This is the great benefit of shooting at a resolution larger than your final output as both stabilization and reframing can be accomplished without losing any resolution.
DOWNLOAD: Jarle’s Deadpool Handheld Camera Presets and use them on your projects for free. By the way, these presets work in all versions from Premiere Pro CS6 and later.