Adobe Premiere Pro for Beginners

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Learn video editing & production in Adobe Premiere Pro with our Adobe Creative Cloud courses in Sydney.

This Adobe Premiere Pro course will provide the aspiring editor with a knowledge of the basic features. Students will to create titles, add effects and music as well as learn how to edit successfully for different audiences. Students will be encouraged to bring their own flair to edits, starting with simple tasks and moving up into more complex operations so they can utilise the wide range of features Adobe Premiere Pro offers.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform. If you choose our live online option, a material kit with all necessary items will be delivered to your door step after enrolment.

Ideal for

  • Those looking to improve their employment skills or employment opportunities to work as video editors or producers, editor assistants or in post production work
  • Those looking for added skills in their workplace roles such as training or marketing
  • Business owners wanting to be more creative with their advertising
  • Those looking to acquire the knowledge and skills of Premiere Pro to do their own thing.

This Adobe Premiere Pro course will benefit anyone wanting to take a step up from free programs such as iMovie. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to learn editing for the first time. In this course, we will cater to filmmakers, home and amateur video enthusiasts as well as business owners looking to get creative with their advertising. Whether it be in-house training videos, professional looking YouTube videos or to add some flare to that wedding video, we will be able to expand your knowledge or build it from scratch. No prior knowledge of editing or Premiere Pro is needed to attend the course, we will begin with the most simple of operations and move to utilising Premiere Pro’s more complex features.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned to:

  • Set up a project file and workflows
  • Edit sequences together coherently
  • Add effects and extras to your project
  • Export correctly for different media channels
  • Adapt projects to specific audiences

Course content

Introduction to Premiere Pro

  • Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Organising the directory/scratch folder
  • Introduction to effective editing, pacing & structure
  • Starting a new project
  • Understanding projects, sequences and clips & bins
  • The source, program, project and sequence panels
  • Supplementary panels (effects controls, audio, metadata, media browser, effects and history panels)
  • The tools panel and the audio meters
  • Editing terminology
  • Formats, codecs and video standards overview pixel aspect ratios
  • Shortcuts & tools

The interface

  • Shortcuts & tools
  • Using workspaces in Adobe Premiere
  • The source, program, project and sequence panels
  • Timelines & layers
  • Supplementary panels (effects controls, audio, metadata, media browser, effects and history panels)

Editing in the timeline

  • Creating a new sequence using your clips settings
  • Rearranging clips in the timeline
  • Previewing your clips in the Source Panel
  • Techniques for placing clips onto the timeline
  • Editing in and out points
  • Copying and pasting clips
  • Cutting, trimming and moving clips on the timeline
  • Snapping to other items on the timeline
  • Markers & Edit Points
  • Trim Window
  • Understanding tracks and using track select
  • Ripple and roll edits
  • Using the razor blade
  • Viewing a waveform and editing audio
  • Grouping Clips


  • Adding titles & text
  • Lower third text
  • Motioned text
  • Creating shapes
  • Adding logo’s and images

Audio editing

  • Peaking & clipping
  • Setting correct audio levels
  • Using the Audio Mixer
  • Syncing audio using markers
  • Automating volume levels with keyframes
  • Recording voice-overs
  • Audio clips, tracks and Audio Mixer
  • Basic audio effects and transitions
  • Opacity & blending

Motion control & speed control

  • Modifying clip speed
  • Vary speed
  • Reverse speed
  • In-depth motion controls
  • Using keyframes & animation
  • Controlling multiple clips and nesting
  • The motion parameters

Using Video Effects to refine your project

  • Adding transitions
  • Applying effects
  • Effects control panel
  • Frequently used effects
  • Fixing exposure, saturation
  • Adding stylised effects & filters
  • Rendering
  • Basic colour correction using Fast Colour Corrector

Exporting your project

  • Understanding formats and presets
  • Exporting to the web
  • Using MPEG Streamclip
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder

Project management

  • Copying your project to a new location
  • Creating a trimmed project, deleting unused clips
  • Re-linking files
  • Archiving
  • Backing up

Please bring to class

  • Headphones
  • Notepad and paper or a tablet
  • A portable storage device for taking home finished edits

Other information

  • Please note, all Adobe Creative Cloud courses at Sydney Community College require basic computer competency as a pre-requisite. We expect that you can confidently and quickly navigate the computer directory and be able to locate files with ease. Adobe apps are professional-level software and an inability to use a computer confidently will restrict you from progressing in the class. If you are unsure about your computer competency, please contact Customer Service so that we can arrange a call to discuss.
  • This is a crash course in Adobe Premiere Pro, the course facilitator will aim to fit as much in as possible but some of the above might not be covered in time. If you have a specific aspect of the program you are interested in learning then please let the tutor know.
  • This course runs in our City Campus computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems with the latest Adobe apps installed. Adobe Premiere Pro functions the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage.


Adobe Premiere Pro for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn video editing & production in Adobe Premiere Pro with our <a href="">Adobe Creative Cloud

$559 Limited GST free / $447.20 / $503.10
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Course testimonials:

  • said: The teacher was very clear and explained things very well. The pace was good and I feel like I’ve grasped the basics well. Thanks Marcus!

  • said: Great class, well structured and really easy to follow. Enjoyed this introduction into premiere pro and look forward to doing more.

  • said: I learned a lot during the two days. The teacher was very friendly and his explanations made adobe premiere pro seem very easy. I also loved the real context tasks we had to do. Being able to edit a trailer and edit a 1'30 video clip were great experiences.

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