Course Description

Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing application, utilized everywhere from major cable news networks to Academy Award-nominated films.

Throughout this two-day training course, students will discover the essential tools and techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production. Participants will create a new Premiere Pro project from scratch by importing clips from various sources and adding content from other Adobe products including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Students will organize media assets including videos, images, and audio—and then use Premiere Pro's tools to harness and assemble these raw elements into a video sequence by trimming clips, adding audio, and creating stylized transitions. Advanced editing techniques involving motion effects will also be covered in order to add professional touches to projects. Other topics include: editing multi-camera video shoots, creating title sequences, and publishing completed videos for (almost) all purposes and mediums.


Prerequisites: Students must possess basic computer skills. Some experience with other Adobe software will be beneficial, but it is not required.

Course Outline

Lesson 1. Setting Up a Project and Importing Media

  • Understanding non-linear editing
  • Capture format and project settings
  • Scratch Disk settings
  • Importing From Adobe Premiere Clip
  • Importing Clips and Images
  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator files

Lesson 2. Essentials of Video Editing

  • Using the source monitor
  • Selecting a range in a clip
  • Creating sub clips
  • Understanding sequences and the timeline
  • Understanding three-point editing

Lesson 3. Working with Clips and Markers

  • Using program monitor controls
  • Working with markers
  • Finding missing clips and gaps
  • Splitting in rearranging clips
  • Lift, extract and ripple delete

Lesson 4. Adding Transitions

  • Edit points and handles
  • Single-sided and two-sided transitions
  • Fine-tuning transitions

Lesson 5. Putting Clips in Motion

  • Using program monitor controls
  • Animating position size invitation
  • Understanding keyframes

Lesson 6. Multi-Camera Editing

  • The multi-camera workflow
  • Switching multiple cameras
  • Editing and finalizing a multi-camera

Lesson 7. Audio Basics

  • Working with audio tracks
  • Creating a voiceover "scratch track"
  • Adjusting audio levels for clips and tracks
  • Working with audio effects
  • Creating J-cuts and L-cuts

Lesson 8. Titles

  • Creating and styling titles
  • Saving custom styles
  • Making text roll and crawl

Lesson 9. Exporting Frames, Clips and Sequences

  • Export a single frame
  • Choosing a file format for export
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder

Learner Outcomes

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate the Premiere Pro interface and identify its many elements and tools
  • Create an effective, customized editing interface using workspaces
  • Develop dynamic title sequences to add production value to a project
  • Add, move, trim, and edit video and audio clips in the video timeline
  • Create a cuts-only video without relying on optical effects
  • Employ motion effects to scale, rotate, and reposition clips
  • Assemble a video using storyboard edits to quickly assemble clips
  • Dramatize clips using both subtle and stylize video transitions
  • Explain the export options in Premiere Pro and their most common uses
  • Use and give examples of high-speed editing techniques to optimize workflow
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