How to Learn Premiere Pro
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Learning Premiere Pro is useful for any video or marketing professional needing to edit video footage on either a Mac or Windows computer. Because Adobe Premiere Pro is such a widely-used video editing application, learning Premiere makes a user more versatile and able to work on more projects. One reason that Premiere Pro is widely used is because of its inclusion in the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes After Effects, Photoshop, and other commonly used design and communication apps. While Premiere Pro is frequently used by professional video editors, it is also commonly used by corporate communications and marketing professionals as well.
When learning Premiere Pro, participants discover how to import video content, edit and assemble a video, and deliver completed projects. The most common methods to learn Premiere Pro include classes, private training, online tutorials, and books.
Learn Premiere Pro in the Classroom
Classes are generally taught in a classroom with a live instructor. At American Graphics Institute, regularly scheduled Premiere Pro classes are led by a live instructor in the same classroom, in a small group, hands-on environment. The direct interaction with the instructor often makes it one of the most effective for learning Premiere Pro. Introductory courses in this topic cover the foundation skills for both Premiere Pro and video editing overall. Advanced courses cover techniques for more advanced editing methods using Premiere.
Private Training for learning Premiere Pro
Private Premiere Pro training is available in virtually any location and for any need. Private training can be held for introductory users who work at the same organization who all want to learn together, or a group transitioning from Final Cut Pro to Premiere, or an individual working on a specific project. Even advanced users can benefit from a private session. Private training can involve an instructor traveling to an office, or off-site at a classroom, or even online for teams that are spread out across many locations. Private training eliminates the need to travel to another site for classes, and allows instructors to customize the content to meet the specific needs of the participants. Another advantage of private classes is the ability to adjust class dates and times to fit work schedule of those receiving the training.
Learning Premiere Pro Online with a Live Instructor
Online Premiere Pro classes are worth considering when travel to an offsite classroom is inconvenient. A live instructor leads these online workshops at American Graphics Institute, where questions can be answered in real-time as you work through projects and exercises as part of the class. These online classes offer a structured process for learning Premiere Pro. Participation requires a computer and internet connection, and the ability to log-on at the date and time of the live online course.
Books and Video Tutorials to learn Premiere Pro
For individuals who prefer to learn on their own, or at their own pace, there are many Premiere Pro books and video tutorials available. One example is the Premiere Pro Digital Classroom which offers self-paced tutorials with supplied lesson files and step-by-step instructions.
With so many options for learning Premiere Pro, there are choices that fit every learning style, schedule, and skill level.
About the author
Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute. He is the co-author of Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies and more than 10 other books on design and digital publishing. He served as publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which has sold more than one million books on topics relating to InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud apps. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers designers, and large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he also delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for more than 20 years.