Video editing: Adobe Premiere tips and tricks

Course Dates: 06/08/20 - 07/08/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Lily Markiewicz

This course offers valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency. Previous experience with Adobe Premiere Pro CC is essential.


What is the course about?

Do you have previous editing knowledge and feel you'd like to know more about what professionals do?
Then this class is for you. We will explore specialized tips and tricks used in the professional editing world.
We will cover best practice workflow, sequencing tips, colour management, sound improvements and output.

What will we cover?

- Workflow - is there a best practice and what does it look like for you?
- Rough cut to fine tune – editing shortcuts and tips
- Narrative structures – editing ideologies
- Better colour management – video scopes
- Better sound – effects and equalisers.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Create a rough cut using the storyboard facility in Aoobe Premiere Pro CC
- lace/edit/move clips using icons/keyboard short-cuts
- Use video scopes to preform advanced colour management
- Use effects and equalisers to produce better sound quality
- Relate common narrative construction techniques as relevant to your own work.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Advanced - aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their editing skills and general editing knowledge. Previous experience with Adobe Premiere Pro CC is essential.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Each session will be a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, allowing for some individual tutorial support. There may be forum sessions were we will look at each other’s work to discuss different aspects of editing/ filmmaking in general and its common techniques. Asking questions and commenting is encouraged at all times. Handbooks, manuals and worksheets are available.
You will be taught with workshops, short lectures, practical exercises, tutorials and hand outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Digital arts, Graphics & Illustration and Photography.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You may want to purchase removable storage to collect and keep your data safe, though you will have your own account in class where you can accumulate your work from week to week.
You might also want to consider purchasing other books related to the subject of film making and editing. We will also provide you with a range of hand-outs free of charge and you can make use of books in the library.
Please note that a portable hard drive/USB stick if PC formatted can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.

City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at *Terms and conditions apply, visit

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

By the end of the course you should be comfortable to do get on with some basic editing and work with your own material. You may want to join the stage 3 editing class, or next term's VG388 Documentary film making: a practical course .

City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.


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This is a very practical set of tools to improve and enhance your video editing workflow and efficiency.
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Course Code: VG475

Thu-Fri, day, 06 Aug - 07 Aug '20

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £91.00

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