How to Call Lightning from the Sky with Premiere Elements

Lightning bolt effect in Premiere ElementsI had a lot of fun creating this video tutorial for Premiere Elements 8. I mean come on. What student hasn’t thought of lightning striking their teacher at some point?

In this lesson, Effects¬†Potpourri¬†for Premiere Elements you’ll learn how to stretch and control time as well as how to use the fun effects included with the program to do things like this, where the famous scene from Caddyshack is duplicated to demonstrate how multiple effects can be applied to a video clip. In this case the Lightning Effect and Find Edges effect were combined for some fun, creative purposes.

Whether you ever want to really call lightning from the sky (and have a good instructional objective in mind for why you want to) or not, combining effects in Premiere Elements is pretty easy.

The video linked above will take you to one of the 14 lessons included in our Premiere Elements in the Classroom curriculum. Teachers in Palm Beach County can enroll in the class by following that link, or click here.

Teachers outside Palm Beach can view this lesson and the entire Premiere Elements curriculum at the Adobe Education Exchange.