The Fundamentals of Video Editing using Adobe Premiere Pro

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 Video editing refers to the process of manipulating video footage. It is one of the most crucial elements in the filmmaking and television production process. However, despite its technical aspect, video editing is an art form that allows you to craft stories, evoke emotion and create a seamless rhythm with just the click of a mouse or the stroke of a key. The Fundamentals of Video Editing using Adobe Premiere Pro equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce quality videos, featurettes, films and television packages. Learn how to create slideshows, edit news stories, video montages as well as adding video effects. Impress your friends by producing professional videos to share via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter or start a career in Television and Film production!


What do I need for this course?

  • Students must be computer literate
  • Possess a creative mind-set
  • Have a passion for film, television and digital media


Who should attend?

  • Filmmakers
  • Journalists
  • Aspiring Video Editors
  • Digital Media Practitioners
  • Persons who offer Video Production services
  • Graphic Artists who wish to expand their services
  • Anyone with a passion for video


What am I going to learn?

  • The Theory of Editing – Methods, Styles & Techniques
  • Creating a project in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Navigating the Adobe Premiere Pro Interface
  • Editing Basics – Capturing & Importing Footage, Using Editing Tools and Transitions, Creating Titles, Editing with Audio, Effect Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Editing News Stories


 The objectives of this course include:

Theory of Editing What is Editing?
Introduction to Editing Terminology

Editing Styles

  • Graphic Match / Match Cut
  • Rhythm Editing
  • Establishing Shot
  • Shot / Reverse Shot
  • Eye-line Match
  • Continuity Editing
  • Jump Cut
  • Montage
Opening an Adobe Project
  • Naming Project
  • Project Destination
  • Sequence Format Selection
Navigating the Adobe Premiere Interface
  • Menu
  • Windows
  • Tools
Editing Basics
  • Capturing and Importing Footage
  • Selecting In and Out Points
  • Placing Footage on the Timeline
  • Using Tools and Transitions
  • Creating Titles
  • Rendering
  • Exporting
Editing with Audio
  • Editing Video to Voiceover Audio
  • Editing Video to Music
Editing using a Script  
Navigating the Effect Controls Window
  • Basic Motion
  • Opacity
  • Effects
Editing Slideshows
  • Resizing Photos
  • Keyframing
  • Styles
Working with Video and Audio Effects
  • Working with effects
  • Keyframing effects
  • Effects Preset



 Students will be required to complete a written and practical exam based on topics covered during the course.


On Completion
Students will receive a certificate of completion.



Course Offering

DayTimeDurationTuition CostLecturer
Mondays 5:00pm to 8:00pm 9 Weeks $1,500.00 Ms.Salina Ali

Class Schedule

NoStart DateEnd Date
1 Monday, September 5, 2016 Monday, October 31, 2016
2 Monday, November 7, 2016 Monday, January 16, 2017


 Lecturer's Profile:
Salina Ali
"When I create a video it's like I'm giving the audience a piece of myself."

My love for the media was cultivated at a very young age. As a child I would sit with my father and watch wrestling videos, he would turn the sound off and I would provide the commentary. It was during these moments I realized that I wanted to be an Announcer.

However, while I was pursuing Diploma in Media and Communication I discovered Editing. Editing has not only enhanced my professional career but has also had a profound effect on my personal life. I now view the world through the eyes of an artist, finding inspiration in almost every facet of everyday life. It has taught me to think outside the box, enhanced my problem solving skills, and has given me the courage to challenge myself to attempt new and exciting editing techniques.

I am an introvert by nature and editing has allowed me to share pieces of myself, my thoughts and feelings with thousands of people without uttering a single word.

To view my work, check out my YouTube Page: The Buzz Weekly.


Programme Manager's Profile:
Valmeeki Ashrit
Valmeeki Ashrit is CTS College's Programme Manager for the ICT Professional Courses. Holder of a BSc and an MBA, Val (as he is affectionately called) also possess several years of experience in the role of student support and programme management and is the in-house wiz in the field of technical support.

Mr. Valmeeki Ashrit
Phone: 342-2261
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Required Texts
No books required. CTS will provide all handouts for the programme.

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