I've used Premiere and After Effects in the past, but I'm still somewhat unclear as to the different roles and responsibilities of each program in the process. When I need to mix audio, I do everything in SONAR or Garage Band, etc. When I need to do video, I have to figure out whether to use After Effects or Premiere.
It seems that After Effects is more for developing animations, but what's its point then? Can't its functionality be implemented within something like Premiere to make it all accessible from the same place?
Here's my goal. I have a ton of high-resolution images and HD video that I recently shot while on vacation. I'd just like to do simple things like start from black, fade in a SVG image, then fade in a video clip underneath it, all set to music. I'd then like to linearly change from pictures to video, etc. How should I go about doing this? Premiere or After Effects, or both?