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Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021: Video Editing for Beginners

via Skillshare



Stuck at home or quarantine and want to learn how to make videos to grow your online business or personal brand?

If you have never edited a video before and want to learn while you are stuck at home, join over 206,000 students (in all platforms) in one of the largest and most popular video editing courses for beginner's on Skillshare!

This course is a one-stop-shop that has everything you need to become a confident editor inside Premiere Pro. 

If you've taken a quick look at Adobe Premiere Pro and are completely overwhelmed by the features and have no clue how to start editing your first video, you have come to the right course.

For the first few months of my editing journey, I battled the same problems you have and I felt like I'd never figure it out. Adobe Premiere Pro seemed so complicated and the learning curve was painful.

As a self-taught video editor with 5+ years experience exclusively with Adobe Premiere Pro, I am proud to say that I am truly happy with the quality of the videos I am producing for YouTube. I wish I had this course when I first started, it would have saved me years of pain and suffering!

What You'll Learn In This Course

I've edited all of my videos with Adobe Premiere Pro so I'll be teaching you how to edit stunning videos for YouTube (and other platforms) in Adobe Premiere Pro without all of the unnecessary complexity that you'll find in other courses.

There are two projects in this course. You'll create a travel montage and a talking head video (all exercise files supplied)

Some of the topics I'll cover include;

  • Launching Your First Awesome Project
  • Import & Organise Footage Like A Pro

  • The Fundamentals of Editing (Creating New Sequences, Simple Transitions, etc)

  • Keyboard Shortcuts for Fast Editing

  • Selecting the Best Background Music

  • How to Fade Music and Video in and Out

  • The Basics of Editing to Music Beats (2 Methods)

  • The Basics of Using Sound Effects

  • Applying Cinematic Colour Correction and Grading

  • Adding Titles, Transitions, B-Roll, and Sound Effects

  • Setting the Perfect Audio Levels and Audio Mixing

  • Making Your Videos More Cinematic

  • Using Jump Cuts and Zoom Cuts

  • Editing Montages, Full Screen Transitions, and Lower Thirds

  • Creating YouTube Thumbnails

  • Creating YouTube End Screens

  • How to Create Instagram Videos (Portrait, Square, Stories, IGTV)
  • How to Export High Quality Instagram & YouTube Videos

You'll also learn some cool effects to make your videos awesome, such as;

  • Fast and Easy Luma Fade Transitions

  • Adding Film Grain for a Vintage Film Look

  • Creating Film Burn Transitions

  • Creating Rolling End Credits (Like a Movie!)

  • Recording Perfect Voice-overs

  • Editing PiP (Picture in Picture)

  • Fixing Shaky Footage using Warp Stabilisation

  • Using Freeze Frames (Frame Holds)

  • Using Auto Reframe

  • Editing Super Smooth Slow Motion (using Optical Flow)

  • Create An Awesome Strobe Effect (2 Methods!)
  • Create Underwater Muffled Sound Effects

What else is covered?

  • Basic Sound Design

  • Sourcing no-copyright professional background music

  • Video Filters (i.e., LUTS)

  • FAQs answering your questions!

What downloads are included in this course?

  • All project files (to follow along with me)

  • Free Cinematic Font Pack
  • Free Motion Graphics Template Pack

  • Free Lower Thirds Pack
  • Free YouTuber Sound Effects Pack

  • 8 Free LUTS
  • 8 Tropical Paradise LUTS

  • 4 Cinematic Film LUTS (including the famous "M31" LUT)
  • Film Burn Transition Overlays

  • 5 Free Film Overlays

  • Film Grain

What makes me qualified to teach you?

I'm a self-taught video editor and full time vlogger that started off like you!

In 2016, I had zero video editing experience, no laptop, no students, and no YouTube channel. Fast forward to February 2021, I have;

  • 750+ videos on YouTube

  • 10,000+ YouTube subscribers with over 7.12 million minutes watched

  • 266,000+ students in my online video courses

Trust me, as I review my stats it sounds crazy to me too! I never expected in a million years to be in my current position with these achievements. I started with nothing. If I can do it, I am confident that you can do it too.

What Makes This Course Different?

My ambition with this course is to take 5 years of my video editing knowledge and experience, and put it in an easy-to-follow course so you can learn in 1 week what has taken the last 5 years to learn. This course is the most comprehensive beginner editing course where, by the end of the course, you'll feel confident editing your own amazing video projects.

Click the enrol button and I'll see you inside the course!


  • What You Will Learn
  • Getting Started- Launching Your First Awesome Project
  • Getting Started- Import & Organise Footage Like A Pro
  • Fundamentals- A Quick Workspace Tour
  • Fundamentals- Exploring the Project Panel & Source Monitor
  • Fundamentals- Creating A New Sequence
  • Fundamentals- Timeline Editing Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals- The Toolbox Basics
  • Fundamentals- The Essentials of Effect Controls
  • Fundamentals- How to Use Adjustment Layers
  • Fundamentals- How to Use Key Frames
  • Fundamentals- Source Patching for Inserts & Overwrites
  • Fundamentals- Understanding Track Targeting
  • Fundamentals- Applying Simple Transitions Between Clips
  • Fundamentals- Understanding Workspace Panels
  • Fundamentals- Using Title Safe Boundaries (Safe Margins)
  • Fundamentals- The Ken Burns Effect (Add Movement to Your Photos)
  • Fundamentals- My Favourite Keyboard Shortcuts for Fast Editing
  • Graphics- The Fundamentals of Creating Text Titles
  • Graphics- How to Create Stylish Cinematic Text Titles
  • Graphics- How to Install Beautiful Fonts for Premiere Pro
  • Graphics- How to Edit Incredible Motion Graphics Templates
  • Graphics- How to Edit Stunning Animated Lower Thirds
  • Graphics- How to Install Motion Graphics (2 Methods!)
  • Audio- How to Add Background Music to Video (Auto Ducking)
  • Audio- How to Fade Music & Video In and Out
  • Audio- The Basics of Editing to Music Beats (2 Methods)
  • Audio- The Basics of Using Sound Effects
  • Audio- Editing Perfect Audio Levels for YouTube
  • Audio- How to Select the Best Music for Your Videos
  • Audio- The Best No-Copyright Music Sites
  • Audio- My Favourite Royalty-Free Music Suppliers for YouTube Videos
  • Audio- How to Use Epidemic Sound to Get Awesome Music for Videos
  • Colour- Setting up the Colour Correction Workspace
  • Colour- The Basics of Colour Correction (Using Lumetri Scopes)
  • Colour- Colour Grading Fundamentals (Get the Film Look!)
  • Colour- How to Install Film Look Up Tables (LUTS)
  • Project #1- Your First Travel Montage Video
  • Project #1- Organising, Selecting, & Trimming Footage
  • Project #1- Building the Story
  • Project #1- Selecting the Right Music
  • Project #1- Cinematic Colour Correction and Grading
  • Project #1- Adding Titles, Transitions, B-roll, and SFX
  • Project #1- Adjusting Audio Levels and Audio Mixing
  • Project #1- How to Add Cinematic Black Bars
  • Project #1- How to Make Your Videos More Cinematic
  • Project #1- Exporting to YouTube
  • Project #2- Your First Talking Head YouTube Video
  • Project #2- Sifting, Selecting, and Trimming A-roll
  • Project #2- Jump Cut and Zoom Cut Like A Pro!
  • Project #2- How to Edit B-roll
  • Project #2- Creating a Montage, Full Screen Transitions, Lower Thirds
  • Project #2- The Best Way to Sharpen Footage
  • Project #2- Background Music, Audio Levels, and Sound Effects
  • Project #2- Applying Colour Correction and Grading
  • Project #2- Creating a YouTube Thumbnail from Video
  • Project #2- Creating a Stylish YouTube End Screen
  • Project #2- The Best Export Settings for YouTube
  • Social Media- How to Create Instagram Videos (Portrait, Square, Stories, IGTV)
  • Social Media- How to Export High Quality Instagram Videos
  • Cool Effects- Fast and Easy Luma Fade Transition
  • Cool Effects- Adding Film Grain (Vintage Film Look)
  • Cool Effects- How to Create Awesome Film Burn Transitions
  • Cool Effects- Create Rolling End Credits (Like a Movie)
  • Cool Effects- How to Record Perfect Voice Over
  • Cool Effects- How to PiP (Picture in Picture)
  • Cool Effects- How to Fix Shaky Footage (Warp Stabilization)
  • Cool Effects- How to Freeze Frames (using Frame Holds)
  • Cool Effects- How to Auto Reframe Video (CC 2020)
  • Cool Effects- Super Smooth Slow Motion (Optical Flow)
  • Cool Effects- Create An Awesome Strobe Effect (2 Methods!)
  • Cool Effects- How to Make an Underwater Muffled Sound Effect
  • FAQs- How to Blur Faces in Videos
  • FAQs- How to Reverse Video
  • FAQs- How to Add a Logo to Videos
  • FAQs- How to Delete Audio from Video
  • FAQs- How to Create a Split Screen Effect
  • FAQs- How to Fade Audio In & Out (Two Effects)
  • FAQs- How to Fade Video In & Out (Two Methods)
  • FAQs- How to Render Video
  • FAQs- How to Draw Simple Shapes (Circles & Rectangles)
  • FAQs- How to Recover a Missing Timeline
  • FAQs- How to Fix Media Offline Error Message
  • FAQs- No Audio in Timeline! (Quick Fix)
  • FAQs- No Video Showing in Timeline (Source Patching Fix)
  • FAQs- How to Create A Simple Vignette
  • FAQs- How to Loop Playback
  • FAQs- How to Export Individual Clips from Timeline
  • FAQs- How to Reduce Video File Size for Exporting
  • FAQs- How to Delete Empty Space Between Clips
  • FAQs- How to Adjust Volume for Multiple Clips
  • FAQs- How to Use Markers
  • FAQs- How to Copy & Paste Attributes to Multiple Clips
  • FAQs- How to Remove Green Screen (Chromakey)
  • FAQs- Set to Frame Size vs Scale to Frame Size
  • FAQs- How to Join Clips Together
  • FAQs- How to Crop Video
  • FAQs- How to Add a Border Around Video
  • FAQs- How to Create A Grid & Guidelines
  • Conclusion- Final Message

Taught by

Brad Newton

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