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Getting started with video editing

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 7/17/18

Video editing is a major part of the video post-production process. Typically in post-production you capture video from a camera, view your raw footage, trim the clips for the best parts, sequence them on a timeline, and add transitions, titles, music, sound effects, and special effects. This activity introduces students to video editing and transitions.

File Updates:

  • Files updated on July 17, 2017 to Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 (April 2017) release.
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    • Adobe 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 2.3, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6
    Technology Operations and Concepts

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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    G S

    Posted on 9/14/18 4:08:50 AM Permalink

    ​This is still missing the "How to apply and adjust video transition document."

    Edward Bustillos

    Posted on 8/19/18 7:05:15 AM Permalink

    ​thank you for this wonderful tutorial and discussions.

    david lee

    Posted on 7/26/18 3:55:34 AM Permalink

    This is missing the How to apply and adjust video transition document.​

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 7/29/18 1:10:51 AM Permalink

    Thank you, David

    We'll check on this to upload the 'Apply and Adjust' document for you.


    The EdEx team​

    Jacquelyn Edmundson

    Posted on 1/30/18 8:58:29 PM Permalink

    ​Heads up - the Video transitions pdf actually downloads the effects guide, not transitions.

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 1/31/18 3:21:16 PM Permalink

    We just corrected this and the correct video transitions file is now there. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know. We truly appreciate AEE members like you taking the time to let us know when there are issues on the AEE so we can fix them and ensure it's the best experience for all members. Thank you.

    The AEE Team

    Rajsri Ram Mohan

    Posted on 7/19/17 4:59:50 PM Permalink

    ​Wow! What a wonderful resource! I realize that there's so much more for me to learn and try out! Thank you for sharing so many interesting links!