This class will no longer be offered after Spring 2018.
Adobe Premiere is an industry standard video-editing program used by editors in all fields of film, documentary, commercial and television production. This course will take students from the most basic editing techniques to using Premiere to create compelling video content. Participants will import, edit and export video in a variety of formats with Adobe Premiere, and develop skills for combining video, still images, audio and music to tell a unique and engaging story through video. Although this class is specific to Premiere, it also covers general skills and practices of video editing.
Online Module 1: Importing and Placing Clips on the Timeline
Online Module 2: Advanced Editing and Animation
- Introduction to the interface
- Importing clips
- Basic video editing techniques
- Overview of video sizes and frame rates
- Timecode and editing precisely with in points and out points
Online Module 3: Working with Audio and Graphics and Exporting Video
- Using editing tools
- Making and editing transitions
- Manipulating time and work with still images
- Keyframing for animating images and effects
- Creating a music bed and adjusting audio
Online Module 4: Audio Mixing and Working with Outside Graphics Programs
- Audio terminology overview
- Advanced audio techniques
- Using the title tool for creating lower third graphics
- Exposure and color correction clips
- Exporting video
- Advanced project and sequence creation
- Working with Photoshop and After Effects native files
- Advanced sound mixing
- Audio keyframing
- Color grading and advanced multicamera edits
- Batch exporting
Extended Studies graphics courses are offered fully online in four weekly modules to be completed during the week they are offered. Each course lasts four weeks and students will spend approximately four hours per week engaged in the course. Videos and class assignments that synthesize course content will be the primary learning tools. The structure of the program enables students to receive personal feedback on their work from the instructor and allows students to interact with the instructor and other students via online discussions.
Each weekly course module begins on Tuesday. Previous work can be accessed and viewed anytime, but assignments must be submitted for the week prior to the beginning of the next weekly course module. While course material will be available for continued reference up to four weeks after the class ends, assignments must be turned in by the scheduled course end date in order to meet the requirements for earning a certificate of completion.
Participation in the course requires high-speed Internet access, the application installed on your computer, an email address, and headphones or speakers and a web camera if you wish to participate in any optional scheduled web meetings. Courses are taught using the latest version of Adobe’s software, currently version CC, but older version “work-arounds” are also demonstrated for those not using the latest versions.
Certificates of completion will be awarded at the conclusion of the course to participants who participate in all course modules and complete all required assignments by the course end date. Advanced courses require a working knowledge of software applications prior to enrollment.
See the Graphics Professional Series overview for links to more courses of interest to beginning and experienced graphic artists, web designers, photographers and students.