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Premiere Pro Fundamentals Course

Course Description

On this hands-on class you will learn to create compelling video. The course covers capturing, editing, special effects, graphics, titles and to final production.

Live face-to-face instructor. Classes taught by pros!

No prior experience of Premiere Pro is needed. Training available on Mac and PC.

View our full range of Adobe Premiere Pro training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for Premiere Pro Fundamentals.

3 Days | $1395.00

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Detailed course outline

  • INTRO: A Real-World Overview of Premiere Pro
    • What is Premiere Pro?
    • New Premiere Pro CC features
    • What media types can be rendered or exported with Premiere Pro?
    • What kind of media can be ingested or captured using Premiere Pro?
    • What kind of media can be imported into Premiere Pro?
    • Setting up a Premiere Pro CC digital video work environment
    • Premiere Pro technical specifications
    • Premiere Pro workflow: Terminology and best practices
  • BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Premiere Pro Project Management
    • What restrictions exist for frame resolution?
    • What restrictions exist for pixel aspect ratio?
    • What restrictions exist for time base?
    • What restrictions exist for frame rate?
    • What requirements exist for video and/or audio compression?
    • What are the variables to consider for graphical screen-based assets?
    • What are the variables to consider for audio assets?
  • UNIT 1: Touring Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Exploring nonlinear editing basics
    • Exploring panels and panel options
    • Customizing the Premiere Pro workspace
  • UNIT 2: Project Settings and Preferences
    • Specifying Project settings
    • Customizing Project settings
    • Specifying Sequence settings
    • Setting Premiere Pro Preferences
  • UNIT 3: Ingesting Tapeless Media
    • Ingesting media versus capturing footage
    • Previewing, analyzing, and importing clips with Bridge
    • Hover scrubbing, previewing, and importing assets with the Media Browser
    • Subclipping media at import
    • Additional Import options
    • Managing media in bins
    • Mixing different media formats within Sequences
  • UNIT 4: Rough Cuts and Three-Point Edits
    • Previsualizing story content in the Project panel
    • Setting clip poster frames
    • 3-point editing and other editing strategies
    • Source Monitor control options
    • Editing clips in the Source panel
    • Using a storyboard to build a rough cut
    • Editing clips in the Timeline
    • Using the Trim and Rate Stretch Tools
  • UNIT 5: Titling Basics
    • Working with the Titler window
    • Setting and changing text parameters
    • Stylized text effects: sheens, strokes, shadows, and fills
    • Safe margins
    • Saving custom styles
  • UNIT 6: Specialized Editing Tools and Techniques
    • Linking, unlinking, and grouping clips
    • The Rolling Edit and Ripple Edit Tools
    • Ripple deletes
    • Overwrite edits and Insert edits
    • Using Markers
    • Working in Audio Time Units vs. SMPTE
    • Split edits (J cuts, L cuts) and cutaways (U cuts)
    • The Slip and Slide Tools
  • UNIT 7: Adding Transitions
    • Practical application of Transitions
    • Applying Video Transitions
    • Editing Transitions with the Effect Controls panel
    • Using A/B mode to fine-tune a Transition
    • Adjusting opacity
    • Applying Transitions to multiple clips
    • Applying Audio Transitions
  • UNIT 8: Animating Clips with Fixed Effects
    • Understanding keyframes and tweening
    • Applying fixed effect property animation to clips
    • Setting keyframe interpolation
  • UNIT 9: Adding Video Effects
    • Applying Video Effects to clips in a Sequence
    • Applying Video Effects to a Master Clip
    • Keyframing time-based Video Effect properties
    • Adjusting keyframe interpolation to manipulate speed
    • An overview of color correction
    • Using the Three-Way Color Corrector
  • UNIT 10: Rendering and Exporting
    • Testing for final export
    • Using the Export Settings dialog
    • Exporting single video frames
    • Working with the Adobe Media Encoder
    • Exporting a high-resolution master for recompositing
    • Exporting H.264-compressed video for YouTube and mobile devices
    • Adding Adobe Encore Chapter Markers to a Timeline
    • Exporting video and audio files for DVD mastering
    • Exporting to Apple Final Cut Pro XML
  • UNIT 11: Compositing Basics
    • Understanding alpha channels, masks, keys, and mattes
    • Green screen color keying with the Ultra Key effect
    • Modifying settings and color correcting keyed footage
  • UNIT 12: Integrating Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Footage
    • Strategies for importing Adobe Photoshop files
    • The advantage of using nested sequences
    • Importing and round-trip editing Adobe Illustrator files

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class. Bonus Tracks are covered if time permits.



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