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  • Help a starter

    Posted by Soman Ahmed on November 30, 2023 at 1:23 am

    Hello everyone. I am a newbie at premier pro. how can i learn editing at advance level and what resources should i use.i am trying to use youtube but i am all at sea with too much unarranged information

    Mads Nybo jørgensen replied 6 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    November 30, 2023 at 1:45 am

    Hey Soman,

    Welcome to the COW.
    Have you edited on other digital editing platforms (NLE), before Premiere Pro?

    If not, start with Adobe Premiere Pro Classroom in Book, and get used to the basics of editing.
    There are plenty of places where you can buy a print and/or ebook version, including from the publisher:

    Alternatively, depending on your internet connection, LinkedIN might give you 30 days free access to LinkedIN Learning. Where there are excellent video courses, some that come with the source files. Including this one that I have not tried, but Ashley Kennedy, the instructor, is very good:

    If you know non linear editing, then you need to jump in the deep end and just start editing. There might be another local film-maker, or someone in your neighbourhood that needs a video edited – doesn’t matter what, weddings, short-film, social media, broadcast – just get the footage, and if you have a destination for the finished product, you’ll soon learn on the job – and “client” feedback.

    Good Luck.


  • Bill Celnick

    November 30, 2023 at 10:07 am

    I fully agree with Mad’s suggestion of the Ashley Kennedy course on LinkedIn Learning.

    I learned Premiere back in the late 1990s from self teaching and CD based tutorials of the day, but I took a 10 year detour to FCP 7, and when I returned to Premiere a few years ago I found that I needed to refresh my memory, and I spend a couple of days taking her class – I learned so much.

    Because of changes with new releases and the fact that I really use the tip of the iceberg in most apps, I’ll probably take her most recent class this winter to refresh my knowledge. I’m also using Resolve, and this is what I expect to be my main editing app down the line.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    November 30, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Hey Bill,

    You raise a good point about keeping skills up to date. Which often might be the case, where we in the film & TV industry do not prioritise it – unless it is mandatory Health and Safety courses.

    A few years back I had to migrate across to FCPX, from PPro, for one client. I went through the LinkedIN FCPX lessons, and found as part of the process I had learned some of the newer functionalities. Which the client staff editors had not had time to discover – not least as they moved from FCP-7 to X. That experience was a bit of an eye opener to keeping up skills, and taking the time to do it.

    Have to add, that like you, I am also keeping an eye on Resolve. Not least as there appears to be a movement by some broadcasters, to go from PPro to Resolve, even for News Production.
    Only concern is, if Resolve is following the path of Apple, will we like with the Mac based FCPX (also a one off payment), see them migrate development onto the iPad?
    And, reduce investment in the older established software, in return for an monthly/annual subscription income through the App store?

    Good news is, if you can edit, you can very quickly migrate to any NLE of your choice, I think 🙂


  • Soman Ahmed

    December 3, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Thankyou both very very much! 🙂

  • Soman Ahmed

    December 3, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Mads.

    If I share with you my work done, is it possible for you to critically analyze my work for betterment at some point?

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    December 5, 2023 at 1:44 am

    Hey Soman,

    Time permitted, I am always interested in looking at work from a colleague.

    If possible, depending on copyright, please feel free to share it on this forum then you’ll get more feedback (editors often use commercial footage to train on, but which can never be shown in public).


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