Intro to Premiere: A Video Editing Tutorial

If you have a camera that shoots photos, it can almost certainly shoot equally good-looking video. We live in an era where the demand for high quality video is starting to surpass that of still images. So, if your camera can shoot video as well as it can shoot stills, what's stopping you from participating in the growing demand for video? If the answer is editing, this tutorial is for you. 

Intro to Premiere

As photographers, we understand the need for good post-processing. An image that has been edited well makes it stand out from the crowd; it's what separates decent photography from excellent photography. The same is true for video. A well-edited video will catch the attention of the viewer and hold it. While many of us photographers have learned how to process an image to its fullest potential, we lack the ability to put a compelling video together.

The prospect of learning new software can be daunting. This tutorial is designed for those who want to start their education from the beginning. We walk through all the major tools available in Adobe Premiere and show the process of cutting clips together, adding music, and adjusting each clip to look and sound like you want it to. To help keep the learning process practical, we have provided all the files that Lee works on so that you can follow along and apply each concept immediately. By the end of the first section, we will have assembled a short commercial together.

What's Included 

  • Creating a project and sequence
  • Importing footage
  • Cutting, syncing, and assembling video and audio clips
  • Managing audio levels
  • Color correction
  • Adding video and audio effects
  • Keyframing
  • Managing multiple frame rates
  • Nesting
  • Exporting
  • Time-saving techniques 
  • A set of files to work along with, including interview clips, general b-roll, drone clips, time-lapses, photos, and music

Lee and Patrick started as professional photographers, but have now been filming Fstoppers videos for 10 years. This tutorial breaks down their 10 years of editing experience into two hours of easy-to-follow instructions.

Editing shouldn't be stopping you from utilizing the full potential of your camera or business. This is the easiest and fastest way to take learn to edit video in Adobe Premiere.

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I watched the whole tutorial, did some editing with the clips and i can say now, this is right what i wanted!! And as you said, the tutorial covered the most i need. Thanks! Maybe there will be an additional course in the future with advanced techniques... :-)

Yogesh Dhakal's picture

OK .. bought it .. this weekend you'll be my teacher Lee .. ;)

Cool, let me know how you like it

Yogesh Dhakal's picture

well couldn't wait for the weekned .. went over it and managed to edit a small video of my own .. the concepts are well covered .. now other tutorials in youtube (specially for additional effects) is starting to make sense .. very nice .. would love to have similar videos in the future .. (y)

Glad to hear it. We are currently wrapping up a tutorial on DSLR video which will also go more into depth in Premiere.

Celso Mollo's picture

Can I buy as hard copy, my internet is impossibly slow and it would take months to download this?

Patrick Hall's picture

Unfortunately we do not offer this in a hard copy. If you purchase it through the store, we will renew the links as often as you need to help with the download. Also, if you find yourself a faster connection you can always download it remotely to help with the transfer.

Celso Mollo's picture

Thank you Patrick, I will purchase it than as I want to document my photography trips and I am not good at editing.

Aks Azeem's picture

Does it cover timelapse stitching and processing?

I touch on timelapse in this but I do not go into great depth.

Elizabeth Taylor's picture

My mother always warned me not to trust men who wear hats indoors or while driving.

Can you be trusted that this is a good purchase to make?

Haha if you don't like it we offer a 100% money back guarantee.

Arsen Gulesserian's picture

I loved this Tutorial, makes Premiere so much easier to Learn. I tried several other ones and find it too confusing. I find most of the Fstoppers videos like this one and the Mark Kelley Architectural so easy to follow and working files to help learn what you see.

Hi there, this looks great, do you have a tutorial for After Effects?