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Getting started with video editing

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

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.

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  • Files updated on July 17, 2017 to Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 (April 2017) release.
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    Age Levels
    1-2 Hours
    Custom Standards
    ACA Premiere Pro 2.3, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6
    ISTE Standards
    Students: Computational Trainer

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    Ross Johnson

    Posted on 5/6/20 11:52:44 PM Permalink

    ​This is an excellent resource for me and my students.

    owen foster

    Posted on 1/29/20 7:07:35 PM Permalink

    ​Much needed resource, Thank you very much.

    Joanne Mignone

    Posted on 1/29/20 7:11:25 AM Permalink

    Thanks for all the resources you've shared.​

    Hulda Black

    Posted on 10/23/19 6:58:42 PM Permalink

    Perfect timing - just starting to teach video editing. ​

    Shafiq Rehman

    Posted on 9/21/19 11:41:28 PM Permalink

    ​Thank you so much for putting up updated i like all topic listed in this resource

    Alper Ciftci

    Posted on 9/7/19 1:57:02 PM Permalink


    GHOBRINI Mourad

    Posted on 6/5/19 10:19:08 AM Permalink

    Very good resources, this activity is a good introducing for students to video editing and transitions.

    Kristine Schiffbauer

    Posted on 5/29/19 2:57:28 PM Permalink

    Thanks for the resources.​

    agus rustanto

    Posted on 5/11/19 12:25:01 PM Permalink

    thank you​

    Ali Imam Reza

    Posted on 2/20/19 8:17:28 PM Permalink

    ​thanks for sharing these valuable resources.

    James Tyler

    Posted on 1/31/19 1:39:08 PM Permalink

    ​Very useful resource, many thanks!

    lin sha

    Posted on 1/23/19 9:19:50 AM Permalink

    ​This is fantastic! Great teaching material.

    Ayman Raafat

    Posted on 12/26/18 8:47:42 AM Permalink

    ​amazing really thanks for these useful material

    casey grant

    Posted on 11/16/18 5:44:38 PM Permalink

    ​Any time I try to download the assets it tells me that the page is unavailable. Could that be a problem on my end, or is that asset missing?

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 11/18/18 11:45:16 PM Permalink

    Hello Casey,

    Please try the link, "Download All" above. If you are unable to access, it could be your firewall for zip folders. Alternatively, you can try downloading each individually. The links are functioning successfully​. Please feel free to let us know if you are unable to access.

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 11/14/18 8:30:27 PM Permalink

    ​Sorry for the missing video transitions document. We have added it to the resource. Thanks for your patience!

    Anthony Aromando

    Posted on 10/27/18 8:21:31 PM Permalink

    ​Please upload the "How to Apply and Adjust Video Transitions"

    Very helpful, thank you very much for time and effort.

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 11/18/18 11:40:55 PM Permalink

    Hello Anthony,

    Confirming we've uploaded the Apply and Adjust transitions. Thank you!

    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​

    Denise Parr

    Posted on 10/24/18 10:47:49 PM Permalink

    Was this ever posted? I still don't see it and would like to use the resource.

    Tim Hamberg

    Posted on 11/5/18 5:53:18 PM Permalink

    Its been a few months... Any update on if you guys are even going to upload the 'Apply and Adjust'?​

    Denise Parr

    Posted on 11/5/18 7:10:46 PM Permalink

    Any Update??​

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 11/7/18 5:00:59 PM Permalink

    Thank you all for checking in again on the 'Apply and Adjust' section. We apologize for the wait. We are working to have the content authored or located and hope to have it added very soon for you.

    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!