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Premiere Pro for Self-Taught Editors

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Fill the gaps in your Premiere Pro knowledge. Learn principles and advanced workflows designed to round out the skills of a self-taught video editor.

Many successful video editors are self-taught. They know the fundamentals. Their challenge is subtle gaps in knowledge and experience. This course is intended to give a solid grounding in the principles of Premiere Pro, followed by advanced professional workflows designed to polish your results and make you a more efficient user. Maxim Jago explains how to personalize the interface to make Premiere Pro work better for you, understand and manage the relationships between projects and media, and edit faster using advanced tools. He also shows how to leverage presets and motion graphic templates, so you’re not creating effects and graphics from scratch every time, and bring your audio quality to a new bar. Finally, learn a variety of “super skills” that will make you look like a seasoned pro.

This course was created by Maxim Jago. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.


  • Filling in the gaps
  • What you should know
  • What you can expect to learn
1. Premiere Pro Fundamentals
  • Keys to the Adobe Premiere Pro interface
  • Personalize the Premiere Pro interface
  • Embed project workspaces
  • The appearance preferences
  • Personalize the Timeline panel
  • Add buttons to the monitors
  • Core editing recap
  • Useful keyboard shortcuts
  • Create a new keyboard shortcut
  • Essential editing commands
  • Reviewing clips
  • Freeform view
  • Edit directly from the Project panel
  • Insert and overwrite modes
2. Media Management
  • Unlinking and relinking
  • Replace footage
  • Nesting: Using sequences as source
  • Clip stringouts
  • Source audio channel selection
  • The proxy workflow
3. Editing Faster
  • Create a sequence based on a clip
  • Dynamic trimming
  • Fast sequence navigation
  • Four-point edits
  • Replace edits
  • J-cuts and L-cuts
  • The clip and sequence marker workflow
4. Visual Effect Principles
  • It's all in the Effect Controls panel
  • Master clip effects
  • Dive into the Lumetri Color panel
  • Color matching
  • Group effect presets
  • Stabilize or smooth shaky footage
  • Mask video or visual effects
  • Fast and slow motion video
5. Titles and Graphics
  • Create new titles and simple graphics
  • Master styles
  • Master graphics
  • Animate titles and graphics
  • The Vector Motion effect
  • Create motion graphic templates
  • Tips on working with graphic media
6. Mastering Audio
  • Essential Sound panel magic
  • Audio cleanup
  • How to dehum mic audio
  • DeReverb: The impossible now possible
  • Manual audio level adjustments
  • Automatic audio ducking
  • Why there are two mixers
  • The Parametric EQ effect
7. Mixed Super Skills
  • Clean up audio with Adobe Audition
  • Retime music with Adobe Audition
  • Usie After Effects as your effects engine
  • Render and Replace
  • Template project files
  • Export with effects
  • Multicamera editing
  • Bonus lesson: The Track Matte Key effect
  • Next steps

Taught by

Maxim Jago

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