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Adobe Premiere Pro Quick Start

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Class Introduction

Abba Shapiro

Adobe Premiere Pro Quick Start

Abba Shapiro

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction
Dive headfirst into the Adobe Premiere Pro basics with a quick overview of the class. Learn what to expect as you learn to edit videos with Premiere Pro.

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Now let's take a peek at what we're going to be doing today. So here we are, the Adobe Premier Quick Start. And I just wanna go over with the basic concepts that we'll be covering. So this is what we're gonna do. We're gonna meet Premier Pro. I just want you to get comfortable with it. I'm gonna go over the interface, talk a little bit about it. We're going to then build a rough cut. And just a basic rough cut, just so you have an idea of how to bring clips into the timeline, and how to manipulate them in the timeline. And that's where we come into refining your edit. So you know, the idea of editing, it's a lot like word processing. You're writing a document, and so you write that first draft, you just get it out there. And then you wanna go in and you wanna tweak it. You wanna pick better words, you wanna make sentences shorter. And that's akin to refining your edit. Making it more exciting, making it flow, getting out all that extra material that will just make your show drag. We're...

then gonna get into some of the nuances such as working with audio. We're gonna be bringing in an interview clip, and cleaning that up. We'll bring in some music also, and work with that. We'll learn how to duck music under, and even clean up audio that may not necessarily be perfect. We're gonna then of course, everybody likes to smooth out their edit, and that's one of the key values of transitions. So we're gonna look at applying transitions, manipulating the transitions, making them longer, shorter, and even modifying them. And then in addition to transitions, we're gonna be looking at filters and effects. And filters and effects can do many things. You can use them to stylize your show, you can use them to fix problems, you can use them to color correct. So we're gonna look at applying filters, how we do it, how we modify it, and some other things that you can do with filters. We're gonna then look at motion effects. Now motion effects are things like picture in picture. How do you do a picture in picture? Maybe how do you do a pan across a photograph? I know a lot of the creative live audience are photographers, and you're taking your photographs and you're putting them into video. But you don't want it to necessarily be still. You may wanna focus on a unique element within the frame of that footage, or the frame of that shot. And we'll be learning that, and that's part of motion effects. Of course you can't deliver a show without a title and without lower thirds. So we're going to look at creating titles, and creating lower thirds. And then we'll move onto some of the clean-up, some basic color correction. If your color balance is different when you shot the footage, how can you easily clean it up? If something is of low contrast, how can you fix it? We're gonna cover this lightly. We have an entire course on color correction in Premier Pro, but we wanna make sure that if you take this course, and you watch it, and you need to fix a problem, you can do some nice, quick fixes. And then of course, when you're finally done with your show we're gonna talk about different ways that you can export your show, and then archive it. Clean it up, make sure that you can go back into the program six months later, a year later, and maybe make changes, and be able to find all of your footage. And then of course we will wrap up. We will be taking questions throughout the day. And I'll be happy to answer those as they come along. And we'll do some wrap-up questions at the end of the day for anything that we might have missed that you're interested in what we have covered.

Class Description


  • Start -- and finish -- an entire project
  • Import video and photos
  • Easily manipulate video with basic editing techniques
  • Perfect audio tracks using built-in tools
  • Apply filters and transitions
  • Create your own title
  • Export your project


Want to wrap your head around the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro, but only have one day to get up and running? Kick-start your entry into the world of video editing with a course that covers start to finish Premiere Pro CC in a beginner-friendly format. Join Abba Shapiro in this fast-paced, one-day class as he guides you through the basic skills you need to create a video with industry-leading editing software Adobe Premiere Pro.

Gain confidence in your video editing -- and your storytelling abilities. In a quick start course perfect for beginners and hobbyists, learn what you need to know to create a professional video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC from start to finish, without swimming in complex techniques and unexplained jargon.

The Adobe Premiere Pro Quick Start is a 6-hour class designed to get anyone started inside the popular video editing software over the course of 22 lessons. From creating a new project to exporting the video, learn how to excel at all the basics of Premiere Pro. This Quick Start is a less intense, less time-consuming way to learn video editing that's well-suited for beginners, hobbyists, and anyone struggling to complete a project in Premiere Pro. The class covers basic editing techniques of Premiere Pro as well as many older versions.


  • Beginner videographers
  • New video editors
  • Photographers looking to expand into video
  • Hobbyists that aren't satisfied with basic consumer video software

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017


Abba Shapiro is an Adobe-certified master trainer with 30 years of experience in the video industry. He's an Adobe Creative Cloud expert who is also certified in competing programs like Final Cut Pro. His straightforward teaching style makes it easy to follow along using various Adobe video editing tools, from basic to pro video editing.


Maude Colin

This class is exactly what I needed! I've been trying to understand Premiere Pro for a year now and I've never been able to do anything with it. I had the feeling that I would never succeed and yet... Abba Shapiro is not only a great teacher, but also the kind of person that makes everything looks so simple. I loved that class and even though I've got everything I needed from it, I really want to do the Premiere Pro bootcamp this year. I want to go further and learn Premiere in depth, just for fun cause that's what it was! With Abba Shapiro, I had fun learning this super-complexe program! It was fun, easy and super rewarding!!!


One more amazing class from Abba! The is a fantastic teacher who would explain complicated issues and make it souds so simple. Lots of information to work with. Really great speaker and his humor is brilliant. Love his class!!! Will be rewatching it again and again.

Yevhen Byelyakov

An awesome class that makes the initial hoorays to Premiere Pro so much less intimidating and is guarantee to save you a lot of time. I've created about a hundred clips over the last year or so and after this course identified a huge amount of productivity boosters and also learned a few things to improve the quality of my produce. Looking forward to more in-depths courses. One last comment -- it is basic and gives cursory overview of the topics listed. Do not expect anything too deep or advanced but if you're self-taught, Youtube-style person who still drags the clips around or copy-pastes attributes across all clips, this course will be a great way to improve many of the routine tasks.