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Premiere Pro in a Day
Premiere Pro in a Day

Course Overview

This beginner Premiere Pro course is offered at our graphic design school in SoHo.
To view upcoming dates and register, visit the course page.

Are you interested in learning how to make films, and not just home movies? Want to add a video editing suite to your skillset? Or are you a seasoned video editor, looking to switch software? Take your videos to a new level, by learning the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro, one of the industry standard video and film editing software packages used today.

You'll learn a ton about filmmaking and editing in addition to learning the Premiere software. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills to start adding Adobe Premiere to your design repertoire.

What You'll Learn in this Class:

  • Learn to cut and edit video and audio
  • Create a travel promo by integrating a logo graphic
  • Use a layered Photoshop file to create a moving title card
  • Sync a video sequence to a voiceover narration
  • Add subtitles, effects, and transitions to enhance your videos
  • Learn key video terminology
  • Implement client revisions by replacing and re-editing clips
  • Export your videos for sharing
  • File Structure and organization in Premiere
  • Key video terminology
  • Importing videos and photos
  • Timeline editing
  • Exporting options
  • Working with the Titling Tool
  • Adding movement to layered PSDs and still images
  • Working with multiple audio tracks
  • Film editing principles such as shot composition and screen direction.
  • Integrating graphic assets
  • Keyboard shortcuts to speed your workflow
  • Resources to find footage to continue practicing the art of editing


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system, such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, etc. Students that typically have experience using a video editing application, such as Apple Final Cut Pro, as well as at least basic experience in graphics applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Related Classes:

Adobe Premiere Pro Training Outline

Intro to the software

• Understanding the Premiere Pro workspace
• Key video terminology: timecode, drop-frame, timeline, clips, edit, in point, out point, duration, take, shot, pacing/timing, bin, select, stringout
• Creating a sequence from scratch
• Adding and editing music
• Synching videos to sound
• Creating an audio fade
• Working with the Source Monitor to adjust in/out points
• Using the Razorblade tool to cut video
• Adding fade in/out on music & video, and customizing duration

Adding Effects & Transitions

• Re-sizing a clip using Effects Controls
• Adding a cross-fade between clips (cross-dissolve)
• Adding a static PNG logo file as an overlay video layer
• Working within Title and Action Safety
• Using effects/filters to change color of overlay
• Setting the overlay's fade in-outs to match underlying picture

Exporting the edit

Creating a Title Card

• Editing audio levels
• Importing a layered Photoshop file
• Adjusting the timing of layer entry points
• Adding animation and intro to keyframes
• Working with the Type tool to add text
• Using fades and video effects

Camera moves, transitions and text

• Editing voiceover
• Editing together photos and videos in the Timeline
• Using the Slip Edit tool with videos
• Working in the Effect Controls panel to create movement within clips
• Scaling photos to fit the frame
• Creating virtual camera moves on photos
• Using the Effects window to find transitions
• Adding transitions to clips, such as fades, cross-dissolves and push-slides
• Working with the Type tool to create subtitles

Revising an edit

• Duplicating a sequence before revising: best practice
• Replacing part of the voiceover track with an alternate take
• Using the Track Select Forward tool
• Adjusting edit timing by removing and re-organizing shot timings