Helpful Resources for Learning Adobe Premiere Pro

Helpful Resources for Learning Adobe Premiere Pro

stated in the previous blog post, your final assignment of the semester will be to produce a 2-4 minute video incorporating a variety of shots as well as audio. Adobe Premiere Pro is a video editing software that can be accessed for free on any UW computer. For that reason, this is the software you will be taught how to use for the purpose of this assignment.  However, if you feel more comfortable using a different editing program of your own, you are welcome to do so.

Here is a link to a helpful 20-minute Youtube tutorial that will teach you all of the basics (and more) that you would need to create a simple but professional video for the purposes of this class.

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If you’d prefer a more simplified  approach, this 12 minute tutorial is a bit more simplified and includes the all of the basics a slightly slower pace. (Perhaps the best place to start.)

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Here is another helpful site that demonstrates the most basic tools using gifs.

Here is a graphic to help remind you what each of the icons represent.

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For this assignment, you’ll essentially only need to know how to:

  • Import your video files from one designated project folder.
  • Combine multiple video files into one comprehensive video file.
  • Include cuts and transitions between clips that feel smooth and natural.
  • Add audio to a file and know how to increase and decrease the sound volume when necessary
  • Add a title and subtitles to frames (if desired)
  • Export a complete video file in a format that may be uploaded to Youtube.

As you are already familiar with Photoshop and Audacity, it is helpful to think about video editing in the same way. Just like editing sound in Audacity, Premiere pro will allow you to create multiple layers of visual content, audio content, and effects content. You can cut and rearrange your video the same way you cut your sound files in audacity.

Need more help? Visit Studio Coe

If you are still nervous about creating a video or would just like some additional help, you can visit Studio Coe in Coe Library. Here there will be other students/professionals who are trained to assist you in using Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Audacity, Garageband,  and GoPro studio.

Located on the first level of Coe Library

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.


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