Adobe Premiere Pro: introduction

Level ★☆☆☆☆
Duration 3-4 days

This course covers the basic principles of Adobe's Premiere Pro non-linear editing software package.

The course is designed for aspiring editors wanting to learn how to edit video for a number of different platforms, including web and DVD. Amateurs with an interest in video editing will also benefit from attending this course.

Possession of the following skills is recommended prior to beginning this course:
  • Basic familiarity with operating a computer
  • Basic understanding of video editing equipment and terminology

By the end of the course you will have learned the basics of:
  • Navigating inside Premiere
  • Understanding the tools
  • Organising projects
  • Creating and refining rough cuts
  • Multipoint editing
  • Transitions
  • Working with audio
  • Creating titles and credits
  • Video effects
  • Basic colour correction
  • Outputting video

Course Content
The course comprises ten modules and is designed to ensure the learner is capable of being assessed on their learnings and understanding in each of the following areas ...

  • The Creative Cloud universe
  • System Specs and recommendations
  • Resetting Preferences
  • Overview of Interface

Project setup
  • General and scratch disk settings

Importing media
  • Video Files
  • Audio Files
  • Images (incl Photoshop & Illustrator)
  • Tapeless
  • Fixing audio configuration issues

Customizing the interface
  • Tweaking project panel
  • Opening bins (show preferences)
  • Customizing list view
  • Customizing buttons bars
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Adjusting keyboard shortcuts
  • Building a rough cut
  • Playback mechanics
  • I/O points
  • Creating sequences
  • Adding B-Roll
  • Understanding source panels
  • Common rough cut edits (razor, rearrange, trim and extend)

  • Adding dissolves
  • Exploring additional transitions
  • Understanding handles

Extra editing techniques
  • Basic retiming
  • Replace edits
  • Three point edits
  • Ripple/Roll/Slip/Slide

Effect controls panel
  • Changing motion properties
  • Opacity

Basic colour correction
  • Lumetri colour effect for basic adjustments

  • Adding basic titles
  • Lower thirds

  • Intro to mixing
  • Recording voiceover

  • Export media panel
  • H.264 settings
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