Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program


All students who finish this program will receive a signed certificate of completion verifying their participation in the program.

In this certificate program you will learn how to edit and tell a story using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. We'll go from raw footage all the way to sound mixing and color correction. We'll look at using Adobe's Media Encoder to create digital masters and web-ready versions of your work.

Program Description

You'll not only learn about the tools needed for editing but also learn to determine when you should or shouldn't use them. In the later courses we'll cover the color correction and sound mixing needed to make your videos look and sound the best they possibly can. We'll cover After Effects CC, which you can use to add dynamic and engaging titles, making your videos stand apart from the crowd. By using dynamic linking we can do all of this without any extra rendering or exporting. We go in depth into how to find the right compression setting using Media Encoder to get you the right balance of file size vs quality, so your digital videos always look good.

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Who Should Take This Class

Anyone looking to learn video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Having a working knowledge of Apple computers and knowledge or experience with Photoshop and other Adobe applications will be helpful but is not required.

Computer Requirement

This is a hands-on class where you'll "learn by doing" - therefore you'll need a computer (Mac or PC). If you need any particular software installed, that will be detailed below. Not all programs require special software so if there isn't any detailed listed below you will only need a computer with an up-to-date web browser.

If you would like to take your class work and sample projects home, please be sure to bring a Mac compatible portable drive with 4GB of free space.

Sample Class Schedule

Session 1: First Week, Monday, 9am - 5pm

  • Hardware
  • Project Folder / File Organization
  • The Adobe Premiere Interface
  • Project Panel - Importing
  • Media Browser Panel - Importing some more
  • Digital Video Properties - Frame Size and Frame Rate
  • Proxies
  • Maximize the Performance of Premiere

Session 2: First Week, Tuesday, 9am - 5pm

  • Sequences
  • Timeline Panel
  • Working with 4K
  • Working with Audio Channels
  • Source Panel
  • Markers
  • Timeline Editing

Session 3: First Week, Wednesday, 9am - 5pm

  • Workflow Overview
  • Making Interview Selects
  • Making B Roll Selects
  • Basic Editing Concepts and Terms
  • Tools - Detail All of Them
  • Building The Edit
  • Exporting

Session 4: Second Week, Monday, 9am - 5pm

  • Music Editing
  • Remix - Adobe Audition
  • Cutting on the Beat
  • Audio Mix
  • Essential Sound Panel
  • Titles / Graphic Clips
  • Essential Graphics Panel
  • Effect Controls - Motion / Opacity / Keyframes
  • Effects - Applying / Keyframes / Favorite Effects
  • Effects Mask
  • Transitions
  • Combining Effects and Transitions
  • My Top 10 Most Used Effects and Transitions

Session 5: Second Week, Tuesday, 9am - 5pm

  • Dynamic Link to Adobe After Effects for Advanced VFX
  • Working wtih Adobe Photoshop Files
  • Working with Adobe Illustrator Files
  • Nested Sequences
  • Speed, Time Remapping, & Freeze Frame
  • My Preference Adjustments
  • My Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

Session 6: Second Week, Wednesday, 9am - 5pm

  • Lumetri Scopes Panel
  • Color Correction Vs Color Grading
  • Lumetri Color Panel
  • Color Correction
  • Color Grading
  • Multicam Editting
  • Exporting Multiple Sequences - Media Encoder


Michael Saclisi Mike Scalisi of Pixel Mill Studios is a skilled editor, director and motion graphics artist with over 8 years of professional experience creating everything from corporate videos to broadcast television series to feature length documentaries. In 2009 he worked as an editor and motion graphics artist on the Academy Award winning documentary "The Cove" which was produced right here in Boulder. Mike works daily with Adobe creative apps such as After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere as well as Apple's Final Cut Studio to create visually stunning videos for local and international clients.


This certificate program will be held in the Niche Workspaces classroom.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $1,699.00

Non-Members: $1,749.00

Available Dates

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Customer Comments

Just an absolute gem of a resource. Professionals from across the United States were happy to be train with this collection of instructors and content. They refer to it as a "unicorn", such a unique and effective method of professional development.Kirk
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Comments For: Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program

Mike was honestly a fantastic teacher. I have been a high school teacher for 20 years. I know that teaching is not his main job, but as far as his lesson plans, his pacing, real life application examples, and overall wisdom in the field go, he was truly an expert giving us direct instruction. He was able to handle veteran questions that I gave, as well as handling brand new people with very little experience.Scott on 6/15/2020
Michael was an outstanding instructor.Dayne on 8/16/2019
Mike gets an 11 out of 10! He is superb! I learned so much, my head just might explode!Debbie on 2/24/2019
Just an absolute gem of a resource. Professionals from across the United States were happy to be train with this collection of instructors and content. They refer to it as a "unicorn", such a unique and effective method of professional development.Kirk on 7/29/2018
I've taken 2 certificate courses with BDA now and appreciate the professionalism and expertise of the instructors and staff. The diversity of the students is always a bonus, too. It is so interesting and inspiring to learn about the wide variety of ways in which this training will be put to use in the real world!Darcy on 5/19/2018
The Adobe Premier Pro certificate class by Mike Scales was fantastic! I particularly appreciated Mike's patience leading the class through the tool and thoroughly explaining so many of the basics. It was a phenomenal opportunity to learn this core tool from a professional. I highly recommend the class!Julie on 1/14/2018
As an instructor Mike Scalisi is invaluable! He presents the content of Adobe Premiere Pro in a clear and focused manner. Mike provides the right amount of time to work with and absorb the different aspects of Premiere.chris on 7/4/2016
"I am very impressed with Mike Scalisi as a teacher. He was very informative with the right mix of lecture and hands-on training. In addition, he was very patient and encouraged questions, which helped me get the most out of the class. I would definitely take another class from him in the future."Megan on 3/28/2016
"I am extremely happy that this class was available and will most definitely use what I learned."Toni on 3/26/2016
BDA more than exceeded my expectations. The information gained will definitely help me in my career. Thanks for everything.Corey on 10/24/2015
Great experience! I learned so much during the week and will definitely be coming back to BDA!Kate on 4/11/2015
I have been editing over 10 years on FCP, this has given me what I need to move over to FCPX now. I had learned so much I really feared it, but now I am ready to start using it! Brenden is absolutely amazing. Friendly, personable and funny too! Truly an enjoyable experience!Diane on 4/19/2013
[The instructor] explained complex situations very well and was thorough and patientMark on 7/13/2012
Wonderful experience in a positive, professional environment.Susan on 12/3/2010
Great to have in-depth info and hands-on practice. Brendan was great!Barb on 12/3/2010
I know a good deal about Final Cut and I still learned a lot. Class was superb.austin on 12/3/2010

Optional Payment Plan for Certificate Programs:

We want to make our training as accessible as possible so we offer a simple payment plan for our Certificate Programs. For classes that are $400 - $998, each of the two payments is simply 50% of the total cost of the Certificate Program or "bundle" with no finance charges or other costs. For classes that are $999+, each of the four payments is simply 25% of the total cost of the Certificate Program or "bundle" with no finance charges or other costs. BDA membership is required to obtain a payment plan. Click here to learn about membership. The first payment will be taken at the time of registration and the remaining payments are paid once a month for the following three months. Details the payment amounts for this particular program are listed in the table below.

It's easy to take advantage of this option and we encourage you to sign up early since these programs often fill up fast! If you're interested, don't register online. Instead, please contact BDA staff at 720-282-1435 or email us with the name and start date of the class you wish to attend ( and we'll get you setup, take your first payment, and confirm your registration.


Payment Program Details

  Payment Amount
Payment 1
Paid at time of registration.
Payment 2
Due one month after registration.
Payment 3
Due two months after registration.
Payment 4
Due three months after registration.
Note: you must be a BDA member to take advantage of our payment plans. Registrants using the payment plan are not eligible for any early registration discounts and always pay the standard registration fee ($1,699.00).


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