Learn Everything in Premiere Pro

Digby Hogan

Learn Everything in Premiere Pro

Digby Hogan
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25h 39m
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At over 25 hours long, with over 100 individual lessons across 13 topics, you won’t find better Adobe Premiere Pro training anywhere else. Senior Editor Digby Hogan will show you everything you need to know and support you to understand each aspect of Adobe Premiere Pro. Start watching now to become the best storyteller and editor you can be.

Modules

02m

Welcome MZed Pro members to the most thorough Adobe Premiere course around!

02m

In the first lesson in the course, we learn a little bit about Senior Editor and Creative Director Digby Hogan, your companion for the Learn Everything in Adobe Premiere Pro course.

02m

What to expect throughout this course as you take on learning new-found skills with Adobe Premiere Pro.

04m

In this lesson, I take you through the start-up screen when you very first open the software. What's important and what do you need to know from here. Plus how to best name your project and keep track of multiple projects as you grow.

11m

In this lesson, we look at setting up your keyboard preferences in Premiere Pro, how to change shortcuts and show you how to save your very own, custom keyboard preferences. PLUS I give away my professional keyboard shortcuts for you to use!

03m

In this lesson, we look at the Premiere Pro interface and where everything is that you need to know right away, plus those things that you can park at the back of the memory bank for the time being. I'll talk through the 6 main sections of Premiere Pro; The Source Monitor, Project Monitor, Project Panel, Timeline Panel, Effects Panel and Audio Metres.

02m

In this lesson, I take you through how to set up multiple monitors so you can make the most of your desktop real estate. Editing has never been more spread out!

07m

In this lesson, I take you through why your media infrastructure is important, how to organise your media and back it up. I also share a quick fix if your media goes OFFLINE and how to get it back!

23m

In this lesson, I take you through the reasons behind having a good folder structure and how it can ultimately help you in your edit! Plus I show you how to design your very own folder structure that you can customize to best suit the type of work or project you are completing.

07m

In this lesson, I not only show you how to create proxy media within Premiere Pro and Media Encoder, but I also explain the reasons why one would want to use proxy media in the first place and how to tell if it's right for you?!

11m

In this lesson, I show you different methods to import your media from video to audio to photos and more! Plus, how to organise your footage on your hard drive to ensure a tidy and streamlined project.

33m

In this lesson, I take you more in-depth discussing how to work with timelines and sequences to your advantage in Premiere Pro. I show you a new way to approach your media which will open up creative possibilities and speed up your workflow tenfold! I also take you through correct timeline settings, why the organisation of your footage is important and explain a little editing style the industry calls Pancake Editing.

04m

In this quick tip, I explain frame rate and frame size and how to ensure these don't stitch you up down the track.

04m

In this lesson I explain how to fix issues such as slow playback, footage not responding when you hit play, and Premiere Pro feeling slow and laggy. Plus my tips and tricks on how to get better performance out of Premiere Pro in general!

02m

In this quick tip, I take you through the audio and visual layers in your timeline and how to use these to your advantage when editing. Plus I'll show you how to rename these layers right inside of Premiere Pro, making it easier to keep track of what is where!

00m

In this overview, I explain what the next batch of lessons will be looking at in preparation for you to begin editing with Adobe Premiere Pro! The next lessons set you up to follow along with my feature seminars where I give you the remote control to sit over my shoulder and watch me as I work through a real-world project.

05m

In this lesson, I explain my formula (PxC=S) for approaching an edit and how to creatively plan this out before you begin to ensure you get the BEST end result!

10m

In this lesson, I break down my most commonly used commands in Premiere Pro and debunk the myth that it's complicated, trust me it's not! I will also take you through what each of the commands does within an edit and where to find them.

02m

In this lesson, I show you what timeline markers are and how to use them to your advantage. Timeline markers can help with identifying certain areas of an edit that need attention or perhaps you just want to leave a note for your future self! I also explain how to colour code and label your media within the timeline to assist with speedy editing.

08m

In this lesson, I take you through how to nest footage within Premiere Pro and why it could be helpful to you and your project. I also explain some other fun features that nesting clips/media can bring to your work.

01m

Coming up you ask? In the next four lessons I work through four very different and very real projects to give you an idea on how I would individually approach and work to complete these.

1h 06m

Sit next to me as I go through everything we have learnt so far and apply it to a Music Video! Here you will get to see just how I would approach a project like this along with all my tips and tricks to get the best out of your edit.

1h 18m

Sit next to me as I go through everything we have learnt so far and apply it to a scene from a short film! Here you will get to see just how I would approach a project like this along with all my tips and tricks to get the best out of your edit. What you learn here can be applied to any short film or narrative story project!

36m

Sit next to me as I go through everything we have learnt so far and apply it to a mini Documentary! Here you will get to see just how I would approach a project like this along with all my tips and tricks to get the best out of your edit. What you learn here can be applied to any documentary or Interview driven content!

43m

Sit next to me as I go through everything we have learnt so far and apply it to a commercial! Here you will get to see just how I would approach a project like this along with all my tips and tricks to get the best out of your edit. What you learn here can be applied to any product film, montage style edit with music or commercial project!

1h 47m

Sit next to me as I go through everything we have learnt so edit a Music Video! Here you will get to see just how I would approach a project like this along with all my tips and tricks to get the best out of your edit.

51m

Sit next to me as I go through everything we have learnt so far to edit a scene from a short film! Here you will get to see just how I would approach a project like this along with all my tips and tricks to get the best out of your edit. What you learn here can be applied to any short film or narrative story project!

2h 06m

In this overview, I take you through the real-world content and projects you get to work with, alongside me in the up and coming feature edit seminars!

1h 15m

In this overview, I take you through the real-world content and projects you get to work with, alongside me in the up and coming feature edit seminars!

03m

In this lesson, I explain quickly the idea and ethos behind using transitions and the importance of asking yourself "why" you are using them. I truly believe that unless it adds something magical to your story or clarity to your message... a straight cut or fade will do the trick each time! Simpler can be better-er.

05m

In this lesson, I show you where to find Premiere Pros inbuilt transitions and how to add transitions to your media/edit points. I also implore you to question why you are perhaps using a certain transition and what does that transition contribute to your story? If it's not adding anything, then why use it?

01m

In this quick lesson, I share with you where I like to collect my 3rd party transitions from. Vamify.com is a great place to start, and as I show you here it offers a lot within one package!

01m

In this quick overview, I share why audio is SO important and discuss the value that great audio will add to your finished project. Be sure to have that pen and paper ready, as this section has some serious gold to be mined!

02m

In this lesson, I take you through the main sections of the audio interface within Premiere Pro. I talk through understanding the audio track mixer, and the audio clip mixer, alongside with their differences. PLUS I give you a quick insight into how to add SFX to your audio tracks for better sounding results!

09m

In this lesson, I show you how to see the waveform of your audio clips (those squiggly lines) alongside the various ways you can add key frames to easily adjust the volume or loudness of your audio levels.

11m

In this lesson, I kick down the door and show you some simple tricks to use with "Bass" and "Treble" SFX that will make your audio sound better and feel more consistent.

10m

In this lesson, I show you how to use the "High Pass" and "Low Pass" SFX inside of Premiere Pro and how that can help you seamlessly join audio clips and transitions together. PLUS these two effects are a great way of quickly making something sound like it's far away, inside a room or coming from a car radio!

17m

In this lesson, I show you my tricks for taking any music track and strategically cutting it up to fit any length of time. This is really helpful if you have an edit you love, but can't find that perfect fitting track that hits all the right moments of the music vs picture. The good news is now you can!

16m

In this lesson, I show you through an existing edit that is good, but could be improved with the addition of sound effects. Here I use seven random sound effects and strategically place them throughout the edit and over certain cut points to enhance the pace and feel of the story. It works wonders and will for your projects too!

10m

In this lesson, I take you through an audio edit of a dialogue track from an interview that has been cut up. I show you how to find or create a "room tone" to fill in those gaps. This technique ensures your newly edited interview and order of clips have a seamless, smooth sound.

19m

In this lesson, I take you through an edit that has had some sound design completed and how to challenge yourself to make it better by using less. By less I mean stripping back the audio SFX and sound design to attempt to enhance the overall story direction more. Watch and join along as we explore what's possible for the project and even I was surprised with the end product. Good or bad, I guess you can be the judge!

32m

In this lesson, I take you through how to mix and master out your finished project in all its audio glory. Stay glued to the screen while I show you through many tips and tricks on how to approach and solve common problems, all whilst sharing hidden industry knowledge of common audio levels to aim for around dialogue, music and sound effects!

12m

In this lesson, I take you through finding the Essential Sound Tool, how to get started with it and what you can expect to gain from using it. A lot of people that I speak to have avoided using this purpose-built tool as they were unsure of how to get started... Well look no further, here's your chance to make audio editing, mixing and mastering that much easier.

03m

In this lesson, I clear up some common misunderstandings by explaining the difference between "Colour Correction" and "Colour Grading".

01m

In this lesson i show you how to find the two main panels you will need when working with colour inside of Premiere Pro. The "Lumetri colour panel" and the "Lumetri scopes panel" are the two most important tools we will be using to get the best out of your colour grading!

11m

In this lesson, I take you through the initial stages of colour correction and what we call in the industry a "one light". I show you how to balance and even out all your images using contrast, exposure and white balance so they all feel consistent and unified. I also give you a quick look into the "RAW" camera settings tab and what magic lays here. Get your coloring in pencils out its about to get real!

07m

In this lesson, I show you where to find and how to open the "Colour Curves" tool in Premiere Pro. I take you through the various functions available within this interface and give you an inside look at how the more advanced curves tools work with options like "Hue vs Saturation" and "Hue vs Hue"... the possibilities are endless!

05m

In this lesson, I take you through how to grade your media using the "Colour Wheels" interface. I also break down the three main elements of the Colour Wheel and explain the creative differences between "Shadows", Midtones" and "Highlights".

06m

In this lesson, I take you through how to open and enable the "Secondary Colour" tool and the finer adjustments it allows. When it comes to colour grading it's the little things like this that make a big difference!

05m

In this lesson, I show you how to plan out your grade and sculpt your shots. This will help improve your colour grading by directing an image with colour and suggesting what the viewer's eye may be drawn to first! I take you through how to add additional layers to your colour grading for a more detailed result and share a little trick with renaming your colour layers for easy organisation!

06m

In this lesson, I show you how to use "Adjustment Layers" to your advantage when colour correcting in Premiere Pro. I take you through the pro's and con's of this feature and share with you the fastest ways to speed up your colour workflow by using Adjustment Layers!

13m

In this lesson, we look at Premiere Pro's Title Tool and how to use it to create an opening title for your video.

12m

In this lesson, I take you through how to create a lower 3rd title and what its use actually is. Make sure your videos always stand out with the RIGHT information at every moment with the core skills taught here.

13m

In this lesson I take you through how to make an end logo frame alongside an effective "call to action". (Ps a call to action is just a message for your viewer like "buy today" or "50% off now!"). Don't stress if you don't have a logo, we look at creating something similar - that is not only simple but does the job! Plus see how easy it is to take your work here and make it into a template for easy copy and paste.

12m

In this lesson, I take you through creating end credits, and in more than one way! Make sure to thank everyone involved in your video with this lesson and see how easy it is to take your work in this lesson and make it into a template for easy copy and paste.

07m

In this lesson, I take you through an overview of Premiere Pro's Essential Graphics tool and what exactly it does. I show you a few simple examples of to use and adjust the inbuilt templates provided by Adobe. Plus offer to create a customised "like" or "subscribe" animation if you ask for it! Happy title-ing!

23m

In this lesson, we are looking at the upside of adding Adobe After Effects into your workflow. I know, I know... This isn't Premiere Pro but trust me you'll love After Effects just as much. If you've used it before you will know what I'm talking about and, if this is your first time - take my hand and trust me! I will show you how to open After Effects, get started with your first composition and build a title. We will then look at some simple animation techniques and blend modes of your text for added zing! I even throw you a hot tip around enabling "Motion Blur" inside of After Effects and just how cool that can be to integrate into your work.

18m

In this lesson, I will show you how to get into After Effects and build your title using the title tool. We will then look at using a "Null Object" for some simple animation and what we call parenting (not that kind!). Plus to add on from the last lesson when we looked at using motion blur, in this lesson I'll show you how to use the mask tool AND create a simple "Alpha Matte" to reveal some of your animation. I know it sounds like a lot and, maybe even daunting but trust me... it's so much easier than it seems!

21m

This lesson welcomes newcomers and old-timers into my world of tips and tricks for animating a logo easily and effectively! We will look at planning out your animation, adding keyframes and even how to export out your animation with a transparent background (Alpha Channel).

34m

In this lesson we are looking at the upside of adding Adobe After Effects into your work flow. Here I will show you how to build customised single credit graphics alongside the renowned scrolling credit graphic. I even gift you this very After Effects project file so you can use what I have created!

25m

In this lesson, I take you through the different shots available to download from your the lesson resources and how each of them could be approached to create your tracked title. We look at designing a simple yet aesthetically pleasing graphic, using the tracking tool inside of After Effects and adding the final touches to our work using lights, 3D space and motion blur! Follow these steps and you'll be surprised how much better your end product can become with some simple tracking.

17m

In this lesson I take you through the export interface in Premiere Pro & After Effects. I show you everything you need to pay attention to, and alllllll the buttons you don't need to click. We look through the main export tabs including the "video" & "effects" options PLUS the "captions" tab and how exactly it works. After this lesson, you will be a master at exporting and delivering your videos!

10m

In this lesson, I take you through how to get the best bang for buck data wise... In other words, get you the SMALLEST file in regards to data (file size) with the BEST image quality and resolution. I show you the various settings to use when exporting with an h.264 file PLUS give you an example of the same video file exported 3 different ways with different settings as a comparison for you to be the judge!

26m

In this lesson I show you how to add subtitles to your video in Premiere Pro! I take you through the two main ways this can be done. Essentially the first option is free, and a little slower because it involves you typing and designing your subtitles to match the audio / dialogue of your video. The second has a small cost but, is alot faster with REV.com - a subtitling and captioning service that has saved my butt time and time again. Your videos will be ready to go in every language!

10m

In this lesson i take you through how to export your master, final and all done video! We look at using the Quicktime 422HQ codec as well as the MXF option and don't stress if this seems complicated - it's not at all - and i take you through each step so your comfortable! I also explain how to future proof your video exports with creating what we call a "Sub Master" which is essentially your finished edit with no graphics, titles or logos included in the export.

10m

In this lesson I show you how to pick and choose the right settings to best fit where your video is going. I take you through the presets available within Premiere Pro, and show you how to use Adobe Media Encoder to your advantage. Get exporting and online faster, better and greater with this lesson!

13m

In this video I take you through two ways you can convert your video and edit into the famous 9:16 ratio and 1:1 ratio... Most commonly used for social "stories" in portrait mode, or the classic instagram square post! Premiere Pro has an "Auto Sequencing" option available which automates the process - however comes with some manual tweaking. The other solution is to follow some simple steps to complete it manually, which may feel more tasking but it comes with extra control over the final product. You will be able to pick and choose which option you prefer and conquer the online world from there!

09m

In this lesson, I show you how to make your life easier and more care free with Media Encoder. Whether it's one or one-hundred videos you need to export, Media Encoder can help. We will look at the interface, how to select multiple presets per video and export! Aside from managing the export process of multiple videos for you, Media Encoder also FREES up Premiere Pro, so you can continue creating WHILST Media Encoder exports your video. That's a game changer!

20m

In this lesson, I show you how to create a video thumbnail for your social media uploads like Youtube or Vimeo, just like the one you see on my video here! We do it all right inside of Premiere Pro & also create your opening animation and title slide for your video. That's a 2-for-1 deal you can't mess with!

10m

In this lesson I take you through how to make that shaky footage silky smooth. We look at how to use Premiere Pro's Warp Stabiliser plus I give you some tips around what footage works best when trying to stabilise! Hand held footage will never be the same.

10m

In this lesson, I show you some handy tips and quick methods to turn your video into a cinematic masterpiece. From adding a cinema crop to a contrasty grade, it's all here and in only a few clicks!

08m

In this lesson, we turn the digital clock back to the days of analog and film! We look at how to add some quick effects to make your video and edit feel more, well - less polished I guess. From adding 4:3 bars to a film flicker and even light leaks, after this lesson you could get a job in tv from the 70's no questions asked ; p

23m

In this lesson, I show you how to add realistic lens flares in Premiere Pro and After Effects. We look at finding the best position and placement for your lens flare so it feels integrated into your shot, PLUS the ease of match moving your lens flare to the camera's movement.

06m

In this lesson, I take you through the two most common ways to speed ramp and manipulate your edit. The first method takes slightly longer to complete, but produces a more finessed end result, compared to the second method that is faster to finish but is a little more abrupt. You be the judge!

23m

In this lesson, we dive into the fundamentals of processing and working with green screen footage. I show you how to get a great key and work towards completing a simple and final composite. I take you through the differences of working within Premiere Pro vs After Effects and the pros and cons of both platforms. Plus I propose the challenge and question of why may you be looking to use green screen & do you need to?

08m

In this lesson we will look at the impossible, fixing out of focus footage... Yes, it is possible, to an extent, and we will see how far the boundaries can be pushed. This simple trick may save your butt one day so get that note pad ready!

12m

In this lesson, we look at adding camera shake to your finished video or desired shot. I will show you how to create a null object inside of After Effects and, alongside some simple expressions, we will attach your footage to the shake-infused object. In turn, giving your footage that wild wobble is always needed!

24m

In this lesson, we will look at using After Effects to complete some simple compositing work. These are all things that I have been asked to do during a project that has won me brownie points with the client every time... Or perhaps your neighbour doesn't like their car being featured in the back of your family video, this one will help with that too!

07m

In this lesson, I show you how to track and blur a face right inside of Premiere Pro, how cool! This is a great trick to learn and can be applied to many different effects which leads to different outcomes within Premiere Pro. I'll take you through applying the effect, creating a mask or effect area that we then track to the persons face. I even go as far as sharing how to solve any tracking problems you may encounter on your own footage.

25m

In this lesson, I take you through the steps required to replace a sky in After Effects. This can be a great skill to have in your creative tool belt as it can let you completely change the mood and feel of any shot. Have your blown out sky become a deep blue or take the middle of the day into a beautiful sunset. This will be a lesson you'll never want to forget!

11m

In this lesson, I show you how to make an easy and fun split screen effect right inside Premiere Pro. We will look at using the crop effect, creating some simple layers and even add some animated text for fun!

09m

In this lesson, I show you a few simple tips that you can follow with your projects that will help you avoid that dreaded "Offline Media" window. Plus, I let you in on a little secret of how to solve and relink your media should that happen, lucky you!

17m

In this lesson, I show you how to create proxy media (a smaller & more data-friendly sized version of your footage) AND how to work with it in the best workflow. I take you through the process of easily working with your proxy media and, once the editing masterpiece is complete, how to relink back to the raw, original media for the final export.

08m

In this lesson, I take you through how to create a folder structure for your project. PLUS, we look at the positive reasons why you need one. Make sure your project and editing always run smoothly with this lesson in organisation.

05m

In this lesson, I show you how to view your media in two different ways and, discuss the pros and cons of both. After you watch this quick tip you will find yourself switching between those view modes like an outlaw from the will-wild-west!

12m

In this lesson I pull back the curtain on image sequences, explain what they are typically used for and just how they can be an advantage to your workflow.

07m

In this lesson, I take you through step by step to cover off working with slow-motion footage (high frame rate). I show you how to get Premiere Pro to see your footage as "slow-motion" and solve any issues in-between. Careful, you may need a time machine as this episode may take some ttttiiimmmmmeeeeeee (see what I did there?)

10m

In this lesson, I take you through the timeline display settings button and explain each and every feature within. There are so many great time-saving tricks and workflow hacks hidden in here that you may not have known about, until now!

02m

In this lesson I give you a quick overview on some things to consider when using stock content in your videos & edits.

02m

In this lesson, I shine a light on some of the best places to find stock video that you can use in your edits without having to worry that you may be breaking copyright law! (That sounds intense, I agree... however better to be safe than sorry as no one needs the video police rocking up to your door, right!?

02m

In this lesson, I shine a light on some of the best places to find stock music that you can use in your videos without having to worry that you may be breaking copyright law! (That sounds intense, I agree... however better to be safe than sorry as no one needs the music police rocking up to your door, right!

03m

In this section, I give you some quick hints and tips on where to find the right industry professional to collaborate with on your project. I also share a rough pricing guide so you can look at what you can expect to pay and highlight the process required to begin working with a professional audio engineer.

02m

In this section, I give you some quick hints and tips on where to find the right industry professional to collaborate with on your project. I also share a rough pricing guide you can look at what you can to expect to pay and highlight the process required to begin working a professional colourist.

03m

In this section, I give you some quick hints and tips on where to find the right industry professional to collaborate with on your project. I also share a rough pricing guide you can look at what you can expect to pay and highlight the process required to begin working with a professional VFX artist.

01m

In this lesson, we quickly touch on the workflow between various departments and sections within post-production. More to come on this topic and maybe even a mini-course!

05m

In this lesson, I take you through how to get your very first client! I show you how to create a spreadsheet to track your client communication progress and provide an email template you can use to hook those big fish with. Go get-em-tiger!

03m

In this lesson, I share some of my 10+ years of industry knowledge having worked with hundreds of high-level clients and what I have learned. Trust me there is some simple yet invaluable gold to take away from this lesson!

03m

In this lesson, I show you some of my favourite platforms to use when sharing updates of projects with my clients. All the secrets revealed!

05m

In this lesson, I share with you some of the hard truths I have learnt around the best and worst ways to manage client feedback. I take you through, step by step of my tried and tested ways so you can hopefully avoid the same costly mistakes I once made! If you can master the process and flow of client feedback everything else that can sometimes seem difficult or challenging in this industry will be a breeze.

02m

In this lesson I share with you the final step of any project, handing over the master files! Even though this may be the last step of this job... you may want to go one step more with my #101 on maintaining and growing your client base. Sometimes the easiest "next prospect" or project comes from ones you have just finished!

02m

In this lesson, I share my thoughts around "looking the part" and how to best read a room before you enter. I challenge you to be truly yourself WHILST meeting and matching what a particular client may expect to see. I'll leave you with this thought... Would you dress and act the same way in a job interview as you would at your best friends birthday gathering? With this skill mastered you will have every client welcoming you, your ideas and your invoice with open arms!

02m

In this lesson, I talk about your social media presence and why it's good to stay on top and under the spotlight! I also share some handy tools and tips for making this part of the process that little bit easier.

02m

In this lesson, I explain the importance of having a website and if you don't have one how you can quickly and easily build your own with Squarespace.com

02m

In this lesson, I share my thoughts on the business card and do you still need one? Plus I give you some insight on where you can get your own business cards made beautifully and easily without having to even leave home!

01m

In this lesson... wait, hold on? You've completed the course! Well done to you, seriously you should be so proud of what you have accomplished. This course is not for the faint-hearted and you have come all this way and learnt so much throughout the journey.

About the Educator

Digby Hogan

Senior Editor, Co-founder of The Empire Post

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Meet your instructor Digby Hogan, Co-Founder and Senior Editor of The Empire Post. With an incredibly strong work ethic and a love for all things film making, Digby has been working in Film & TV since his late teens.

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