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Getting started with Adobe Premiere Pro

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 3/2/20

Adobe Premiere Pro is a video production tool that enables you to edit and manipulate video projects and export them to a variety of formats. In this activity, students are introduced to the Adobe Premiere Pro workspace, including how to import files, capture video, manage media, use the Storyboard feature, and how to work with clips in the Timeline panel.

File Updates:

  • Files updated on July 17, 2017 to Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 (April 2017) release.
  • Products
    • Premiere Pro

      Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

    Age Levels
    1-2 Hours
    Custom Standards
    ACA Premiere Pro 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2
    ISTE Standards
    Students: Computational Trainer

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    Lydia Terrado

    Posted on 6/20/20 1:45:47 AM Permalink

    ​Thank you!

    Muhammad hassan

    Posted on 5/18/20 10:57:39 PM Permalink

    ​Thank you Adobe for providing the best services. Premiere Pro is one of the best ​video editing app I ever used on the iPhone.

    Kat Moon

    Posted on 3/22/20 10:28:01 PM Permalink

    Where do I find the work files for my class to use?​

    Damien Kenny

    Posted on 5/6/20 2:32:20 PM Permalink

    The link is in the first download - Getting Started​

    Sajjad Ahmed

    Posted on 1/16/20 11:08:57 AM Permalink

    Hi Sir,

    I would like ask about difference between Adobe Premiere Pro ACA and ACE Certification test. Actually, I am graphic designer, I use mostly, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and After Affects but i want to do Adobe Premiere Pro Certification. I have learned tutorial from youtube. Could you share me some links or reference where i can preparation of test. So i could be able to pass test.

    Best Regards,

    Sajjad Ahmed

    Severino Sison

    Posted on 1/12/20 3:43:40 AM Permalink

    Thank you! <3​

    rowland yohanna

    Posted on 10/18/19 12:31:46 PM Permalink

    Wow! Very helpful. Thanks.​

    Melissa Stark

    Posted on 7/17/19 8:12:27 PM Permalink

    I tried downloading the exercise files from the link in "Overview of Premiere Pro" but it just sits there trying to access then throws a "Error 503 first byte timeout" issue. Is anyone else having this issue?

    Peter Kempf

    Posted on 8/7/19 4:55:09 PM Permalink

    Yes, I have been having the same issue. Have you received any feedback from Adobe?​

    Alper Ciftci

    Posted on 7/10/19 7:14:26 AM Permalink


    Russell Pritchard

    Posted on 6/26/19 12:26:58 PM Permalink


    This is great, many thanks


    Cherrybell Farrington

    Posted on 6/24/19 1:45:41 PM Permalink

    ​Thanks for sharing these resources! Will be helpful in sharing with the rest of my staff!

    Ma. Mercedes Buendia

    Posted on 6/19/19 6:49:50 AM Permalink

    ​Nice to have these materials to start my video production! Thanks

    Nicolas Pares

    Posted on 6/14/19 6:32:08 PM Permalink

    ​The workflow and storyboard components were incredibly helpful!

    Jeffrey Charles

    Posted on 5/22/19 9:08:46 PM Permalink

    ​My hopeful application will be the mathematics of green screen & BASIC special effects. I wonder what we can create with this tool? Stay tuned...

    David Conover

    Posted on 5/13/19 2:31:18 PM Permalink

    ​I am looking forward to using this lesson as well.

    Ray Cooper

    Posted on 5/3/19 11:16:26 PM Permalink

    ​I'm excited to check this out, and use with my students!

    Stoyanka Veselinova

    Posted on 4/3/19 3:02:00 PM Permalink

    ​Very helpful. Thank you

    Rebecca Thomas

    Posted on 4/3/19 9:37:26 AM Permalink

    Being a first time teacher of Premiere Pro, this year, I'm so pleased to have found these resources. They are very clearly written and presented and will be extremely helpful in my own teaching and learning. Thank you.

    Aaron Kapala

    Posted on 3/20/19 9:47:08 PM Permalink

    This is great thanks

    Daniel Castro

    Posted on 3/13/19 1:51:44 PM Permalink

    Hi, I'm very excited to use that feature on videos, thank you!

    Ali Imam Reza

    Posted on 2/20/19 8:06:07 PM Permalink

    ​thanks for sharing these helpful learning materials.

    Jason Kastner

    Posted on 2/20/19 10:41:14 AM Permalink

    Thank you so much​

    Ayman Raafat

    Posted on 12/9/18 11:28:00 AM Permalink

    thanks for the materials​

    Nikki Nicolas

    Posted on 10/29/18 2:00:32 AM Permalink

    ​I don't know how to use these resources. Is there more of a breakdown somewhere on how to teach what is in each lesson?

    April Flournoy

    Posted on 11/13/18 1:14:11 AM Permalink

    I was wondering the same thing. I am actually learning the software myself and need some help teaching my students. ​

    Barbara Lenormand

    Posted on 10/23/18 4:12:53 AM Permalink

    ​Love this! I can definitely use these lessons with my students.

    lin sha

    Posted on 9/25/18 8:50:34 AM Permalink

    ​This is a fantastic teaching resource. I would like to use it as a guide in my film study class next year.

    Debra Rein

    Posted on 8/28/18 12:07:59 AM Permalink

    ​Great lessons! Anyone know where I can find pictures that I can use to create tests for my students. I usually use screen shots, but thinking that someone else has a better way.

    Fonacier Balatero , Jr.

    Posted on 6/4/18 6:18:53 AM Permalink

    ​This is great! This will help all of us who are beginners in Adobe Premiere.

    Ashleigh Schlorholtz

    Posted on 10/11/17 4:28:52 PM Permalink

    ​I am unable to view the assets for the step-by-step technical guides. I am able to see that there is a document supposed to be there, but when I click on it, it pulls up what looks like a blank sheet. Please help as I would love to use this with my students!

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 10/11/17 4:55:51 PM Permalink

    Do you mean the link to the assets folder in the PDF? The step-by-step guides are all of the other documents, aside from the lesson plan, listed above. Click "Download All" to get all of the technical guides.

    If it's the assets - they are .zip files due to the size of the assets. Click into what is the blank page and click the download or save buttons in upper right corner to access the assets.

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 7/17/17 5:28:58 PM Permalink

    We recently updated our files to the Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 (April 2017) release. We've also added links to assets used in the step-by-step technical guides.

    The AEE Team

    Bethany Dutton

    Posted on 8/11/15 10:43:34 AM Permalink

    Thanks for the resource so good

    Mats Soderberg

    Posted on 11/9/14 11:37:37 PM Permalink

    Great resource, thank you

    Bernice Young

    Posted on 8/11/14 12:25:52 AM Permalink

    My students will love using this resource. Thank you!

    Imani Cheers

    Posted on 6/26/14 7:49:01 PM Permalink

    So many GREAT resources for my students!!