Editing tips and tricks
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VG168
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This course delves deeper into the tools Premiere offers for a faster and more precise editing experience.
In order to use the tools effectively, you will learn why they exist in the first place. Once you see them as an expression about structure and content, you can begin to use them with ease.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Prepare your timeline – allocate tracks
• Edit with the keyboard shortcuts – placement, edits, movements
• Invisible effects - using effects to better effect
• Basic masking.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Match tracks with functionality
• Place clips in appropriate tracks using track-allocation
• Employ at least 3 basic shortcuts to append, overwrite, overlay and insert
• Choose and place an effect to improve your edit
• Create a basic mask.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is designed for learners who have completed at least a basic course (level 1, preferably level 2), or who have a good foundational understanding of basic editing commands and concepts and who wish to increase their speed and understanding of some more advanced tools in editing.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The class is taught using Zoom. Learners will be expected to join and participate in activities posted on the shared Google Classroom. Full details of this will be provided on enrolment and a reminder email sent out 3 days before the course starts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud for Premiere Pro CC which is what will be used to teach this course. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require a license please contact us at least a week before your course starts at email@example.com to arrange this. You cannot do the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer.
• You will be taught using Zoom for the live sessions with your tutor. You will receive an email 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window.
• We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks/notes/resources/ demo videos You will need to login into our Google classroom before each sessions starts.
• You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
• You will need the latest version of Premiere Pro and a computer that is fast enough to run the software, which can be supplied with this course.
• Using headphones with microphones will block out all room noise in sessions.
• You will require a good broadband connection as mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle will not provide sufficient Bandwidth for live sessions.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We offer a range of courses in Editing with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve as well as After Effects CC at different levels to suit your needs. You can also develop your film making skills in courses in DSLR, HD and smart phone film making in a range of styles including Narrative, experimental and Documentary film making.
Lily is a freelance film editor and consultant. Her main work over the past 10 years has been in helping people turn their dreams and visions into interesting films and successful artworks. She specialises in film editing, but also consults on all other aspects of film making and fine art. “To me, helping people find the stories the really want to tell and turn them into enjoyable and interesting films is uniquely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I am particularly interested in enabling people’s own capacity, teaching them both practical skills (e.g. use of software and technical aspects of filmmaking) alongside conceptual underpinnings and critical engagement (version of visual literacy).” She has been teaching film and video related subjects ever since her own postgraduate student days. She is also an award-winning and internationally exhibited/collected artist.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.