Premiere Pro Advanced

Course Details
Tuition (USD): $1,195.00 • Classroom (2 days)

In this two-day course, you'll get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, and production flow for using Premiere Pro. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice for getting to know this revolutionary nonlinear video-editing application. You will perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface, and you will learn to use Premiere Pro's powerful real-time video and audio editing tools to give you precise control over virtually every aspect of your production.

  • Adobe® Premiere® Pro software is a revolutionary nonlinear video editing application. Premiere Pro has been used in major motion pictures in Hollywood and everywhere is the world. Take your editing skills and techniques further by attending this advanced class.

Who Can Benefit

Professionals interested in creating videos using Adobe Premiere Pro


  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Introduction to Premiere Pro class or equivalent experience.

Course Details

Lesson 1: A Review of Video Essentials

  • RGB color model
  • Frame size
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio
  • Alpha Channels
  • Frame Rate
  • Time Code
  • Interpreting Footage
  • Introduction to codecs and maintaining quality in your work

Lesson 2: Putting Clips in Motion - Keyframing

  • Applying the Motion effect to clips
  • Changing clip size and adding rotation
  • Working with keyframe interpolation
  • Creating a picture-in-picture effect
  • Enhancing motion with shadows and beveled edges
  • Using other motion-related effects: Transform, Basic 3D and Camera View

Lesson 3: Changing Time

  • Using slow-motion and reverse-motion techniques
  • Enabling variable time changes with time remapping
  • Applying time remapping with speed transitions
  • Using time remapping with reverse motion
  • Recognizing the downstream effects of changing time
  • Changing the speed of multiple clips simultaneously
  • Changing the length of multiple stills simultaneously

Lesson 4: Sweetening Your Sound and Mixing Audio

  • Sweetening sound with audio effects
  • Trying stereo and 5.1 surround sound effects
  • Working with the Audio Mixer
  • Outputting tracks to submixes
  • Recording voice-overs
  • Creating a 5.1 surround sound mix
  • Fixing, sweetening, and creating soundtracks in Adobe Soundbooth

Lesson 5: Analyzing Content

  • Transcribing speech to text
  • Enhancing the accuracy of speech analysis
  • Searching transcription for keywords
  • Setting In and Out points using speech analysis text
  • Modifying the metadata
  • Detecting faces in a sequence

Lesson 6: Keying and Compositing Techniques

  • Making compositing part of your projects
  • Working with the Opacity effect
  • Combine layers based on a blend mode
  • Working with alpha-channel transparencies
  • Color keying a green-screen shot with Ultra Key
  • Using matte keys

Lesson 7: Managing Your Projects

  • Project menu overview
  • Using the Project Manager
  • Importing projects or sequences

Lesson 8: An Introduction to Adobe Onlocation CS5

  • Overview of OnLocation
  • Using OnLocation with Adobe Story
  • Importing clips not captured with Adobe OnLocation
  • Importing OnLocation clips with the Adobe Premiere Pro Media Browser

Lesson 9: Using Photoshop & After Effects to Enhance Video Projects

  • Exploring Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium
  • Importing Adobe Photoshop files as sequences
  • Using Dynamic Link with After Effects
  • Replacing a clip with an After Effects composition

Lesson 10: Overview of Adobe Encore CS5

  • Adding Adobe Encore chapter markers to the Premiere Pro Timeline
  • Using Dynamic Link to export to Encore
  • Exploring the Encore workspace
  • Exploring the Properties Panel
  • Understanding First Play – How to create the “FBI warning” slide
  • Creating a Menu
  • Linking Buttons
  • Previewing your DVD

Lesson 11: Modifying the Menu

  • Editing an existing menu using Adobe Photoshop
  • Creating a motion Menu
  • Copying and routing buttons
  • Creating a motion background
  • Adding audio to your menu

Lesson 12: Playlists and Chapter Playlists

  • Understanding Playlists
  • Creating Playlists
  • Accessing Playlists with menus
  • Understanding Chapter Playlists
  • Creating Chapter Playlists
  • Accessing Chapter Playlists

Lesson 13: Alternate Audio and Subtitles

  • Understanding alternate audio
  • Creating an Alternate Audio track
  • Accessing Alternate Audio
  • Understanding subtitles
  • Creating Subtitles
  • Accessing Subtitles

Lesson 14: Creating the DVD

  • Encoding settings and how to modify them
  • Burning the DVD
  • Best practices for a more compatible DVD
  • Other types of export – Flash and BluRay
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