Premiere Pro CC Intensive
This three-day intensive course begins with an overview of the interface, tools, features, and production flow for Premiere Pro CC. The course begins with the basics and advances with hands-on practice to expand your ability to use Adobe Premiere Pro CC software. Learn the powerful real-time video and audio editing tools that give you precise control over every aspect of your production. All training uses the Official Adobe workbook and project files for extra reference after the course. Receive an Official Adobe Certificate of Completion. Electronic versions of the Official Adobe Courseware are included, print copies are charged at a rate of $79.95 per copy.
Introduction Premiere Pro CC
This first lesson gives you an opportunity to get an overview of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and to familiarize yourself with the most important panels and tools.
You will learn why and when users would use them. For example, the trimming tools are for adjusting the timing of edits already applied to a sequence and that it’s most common to make these kinds of adjustments in the later phases of editing.
On completion of this lesson, you will be able to start Adobe Premiere Pro, create a new project, and create a new sequence.
Although it’s important that you understand the New Project and New Sequence settings, the list of new things to learn and understand is quite long.
When working with the New Sequence settings, you will focus on the right options for the video format you will be using. You will also see that there are appropriate options for other formats.
This lesson focuses on the next stage for a real-world project: the importing of source footage. It’s important to understand that no two projects are ever the same. Similarly, you may encounter different tape or digital formats for each job. It’s essential that you have a solid understanding of how to load or import footage and media (which leads directly to the next step; editing).
Learn some best-practice approaches to managing projects and media and gain a useful overview of the features and controls available in the Project panel. Several core concepts, such as the use of metadata, footage interpretation, and playback and covered during this segment. Adobe Premiere Pro CC has a highly effective bin based clip navigation feature, called hover scrub. This feature allows you to examine, mark, and organize clips ready for an assembly edit, without needing to use the Source Monitor. Video editing and marking clips are covered fully in the next lesson.
Essentials of Video Editing
The goal of this lesson is to consolidate the understanding you have of playback and interaction with the Source Monitor and to introduce core editing skills that will be developed in later lessons. Aside from previewing and marking clips, you will will learn about subclips, timeline controls, producing composite images by layering clips on different tracks, track patching, and storyboard editing directly from the Project panel.
Working with Clips and Markers
By the end of this lesson, you will understand the difference between using the Source and Program Monitors, using markers, setting sync and track locks, making selections in a sequence, moving clip segments in a sequence, and removing clips from a sequence. Importantly, you will also develop confidence and familiarity while working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
When this lesson is complete, you should understand what the role of a transition is (essentially to help resolve and indicate a change in location or time). To apply a transition, an editor must be able to select an edit point and work with the available handles of a clip (the overlapping parts that are normally hidden). This lesson explores the use of both audio and video transitions. You will also modify and fine-tune transitions to change their duration, location, and style. Additionally, time-saving techniques such as reusing a transition and applying transitions to multiple clips at once are described.
Advanced Editing Techniques
The primary goals for this lesson can be summarized as speed and power. First, you will learn how to perform a four-point edit, which can be useful for adjusting the timing of a clip to fill a specific duration. Additionally, other techniques for adjusting the playback speed of clips will be explored. You will then learn several ways to replace footage. This includes swapping out one shot for another as well as making a permanent replacement at the project level. Learn how to group several clips into a nested sequence. Lastly, the world of professional trimming will be explored. Perform both basic trims on media to refine edits and advanced trims. Learn to use slip and slide edits to refine a clip’s position or content as well as dynamically trimming media using keyboard shortcuts.
Putting Clips in Motion
In this lesson, you get a lot of hands-on practice with the Motion effect and its many properties. Learn how to change the scale and rotation properties as well as refine a clip’s motion path by adjusting its anchor point. Using keyframes, you will create animated motion and then refine that animation using keyframe interpolation. Also get exposed to a few additional effects such as a drop shadow and a beveled edge.
Editing and Mixing Audio
This lesson introduces the audio tools in much more detail, building familiarity with the tools and an understanding of the workflows. Learn the meanings of some audio terminology and work with keyframes. Using keyframes to adjust audio is an excellent way to discover this important feature of nonlinear editing. Understand the way the Audio Mixer exclusively works on tracks, while the Effect Controls panel and Audio Clip Mixer exclusively work on clips.
This lesson is fairly comprehensive because it explores several options for modifying the audio in a project. You will learn to use effects to manipulate the high, low, and middle frequencies, as well as EQ to affect multiple frequencies at once. Learn to apply effects and remove background noise from a clip.
Adding Video Effects
During this lesson, you will continue to work with fixed effects as well as add custom effects using the Effects panel. Besides applying effects, see how to customize the effect and keyframe changes over time. These customizations can be saved as presets for easy reuse.
Improving Clips with Colour Correction and Grading
In this lesson, you’ll learn some key techniques for improving the look of your clips. Industry professionals use these techniques every day to give television programs and films the “pop” and atmosphere that set them apart.
This lesson expands understanding of colour channels; it introduces the alpha channel and blending modes. You will learn about keying using greenscreen video and the Ultra Key effect and the use of garbage mattes and the track matte key.
Text is effective when you need to convey information quickly to your audience. Learn how you can identify a speaker in your video by superimposing their name and title during the interview. Use text to identify sections of a longer video (often called bumpers) or to acknowledge the cast and crew (with credits). With the Essential Graphics panel you will learn a range of text-editing and shape-creation tools that can be used to design graphics.
Exporting Frames, Clips, and Sequences
Learn how to choose the right export options. This will include exporting single frames as still images as well as creating video, image sequence, and audio files. In addition to digital output, you will learn how to exchange data with other applications. This includes exporting an XML file for Final Cut Pro, creating AAF files for Avid Media Composer, and using edit decision list (EDL) files. Finally, if the gear is available, the students should about output to tape.
Multi-Camera Editing (Optional)
Learn how to organize your multi-camera footage, including the first step, which is syncing. This can be done using markers, In points, Out points, timecode, or audio. Create a multi-camera source sequence to hold the clips and nest that sequence in another for editing purposes. Switch between multiple cameras and record a multi-camera edit. Finally, refine the edit. While every project is unique, the multi-camera editing process has a very standardized workflow. It is essential that you understand how choices made during production will impact post-production (such as using a slate or sync sources or matching timecode). Once you have your footage shot, there are really only six stages to complete.
Managing Your Projects (Optional)
This lesson consolidates concepts introduced in earlier lessons that relate to media and project management. The relationship between clips and media files is revisited, with advice about approaches to creating an organizational system to get ready for post-production workflows across multiple projects. Learn how to use the Project Manager, transcode footage, import projects, manage collaboration, and keep hard drives organized.