Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

What You'll Learn

Ready to edit like a pro? Adobe Premiere Pro is a great software for you! This powerful cross-platform application is fully capable for pro-sumer editors all the way up to professional feature film editors, growing with you as your skills improve. Adobe's powerful applications like After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Encore integrate seamlessly into the Premiere Pro workflow.

In three hours you'll get a glimpse at the fundamentals of non-linear editing, while digging into Adobe Premiere's media management, non-linear editing, effects, titles and output. You'll leave with tips and tricks on how to save time and energy in the edit bay, and a few advanced concepts to take your editing to the next level.

This workshop will cover:

  • The Premiere Pro workflow
  • Getting the most out of the project panel
  • Adding assets to your project
  • QUICK non-linear editing techniques and thoughts
  • Understanding Source & Program windows
  • The timeline & tracks
  • Keyboard shortcuts and tricks
  • Basic timeline editing
  • Exporting/encoding a timeline

Presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, but most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.

Who Should Take This

Users familiar with other Adobe programs or wanting to learn Premiere should be able to get up to speed quickly, but this class is primarily geared towards editors who are familiar with non-linear editing concepts and want to switch to Premiere.

Presented By Sharon Levy Freed

Sharon Levy Freed

Sharon Levy-Freed has been an active video editor since 1980. While in college, Levy took a full time position as a Video Editor for KUSA-TV, in Denver. In '82 she enrolled at the University of Missouri to pursue a degree in broadcasting. Since then, her life has never been boring. Fresh out of college, Sharon was offered a job as a Photojournalist for KAKE TV in Wichita, Kansas. Before long, Sharon returned to Denver to work for KCNC TV. Working for KCNC gave Sharon more than 10 years of news and special projects experience . She did it all...writing, shooting producing and editing. During this time, Freed earned 2 regional EMMY's and numerous first place awards from the Colorado Broadcasting Association. From 1995-1999, Sharon traveled broadly as an Avid NewsCutter instructor and workflow specialist and, today when she is not enjoying life with her fourteen year old Samuel and twelve year old Anna, her husband and their two, dogs Rosie and Charlie, Levy continues to freehand instruct: the aesthetics of shooting, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid, Final Cut Pro, DSLR video photography and is a freelance consultant for corporations in their media development for websites and blogs.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $69.00

Non-Members: $89.00

Available Dates

April 2, 2015 / 6pm - 9pm

Location: Boulder (Details)

1600 Range Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO  80301

This is BDA's headquarters located at Arapahoe Avenue and Range Street in Boulder (approximately 52nd and Arapahoe) on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe. The building is .6 miles east of Foothills Parkway, and .25 miles west of 55th Street. Range is the street that is between the stoplights at Conestoga and Commerce. Parking is available all around the building.

Customer Comments

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Comments For: Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

Sharon is excellent, she's a pro and gets right into the most important details.John on 1/24/2015
I learned a lot that will help with videos at work, Sharon did an awesome job keeping it interesting!Chris on 1/21/2015
Lots of detail and a good pace.Connie on 10/9/2014
Better than expected!anonymous on 10/9/2014
Instructor was excellent!Alisha on 9/30/2014
Really creative, interactive, professional!anonymous on 9/30/2014
Great tips. Good practical exercises.Mylene on 9/30/2014
It was very informative and the instructor was great!Jayne on 9/24/2014
The instructor was so great! Engaging, clear, and made sure nobody fell behind in the class.Kendall on 6/3/2014
This was a great way to spend an evening, it offered so much to learn about Premiere!Kathy on 5/21/2014
Sharon is a great instructor. She is incredibly knowledgable and personable, and relates her teachings back to real world application.Addy on 5/21/2014
I wish I had known about this 2 years ago! Lots of content packed into the course!Daniel on 5/21/2014
Learned everything I had hoped to about Adobe Premiere!Marla on 5/21/2014
Broad variety of techniques.Tayanna on 2/14/2013
A lot of details on the art of video editing.Carlos on 2/14/2013
I learned a lot of short cuts and cool effects.Leslie on 10/15/2012
It's nice to have a PERSON introduce a new editing program as opposed to reading a manual because the instructor knows where to begin!Jeane on 7/12/2012