Todd Taylor
Professor of English

10 Things You Need to Know to Get Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

Technical Tutorial Published 6/18/17 Last updated on 8/13/18

"10 Things You Need to Know to Get Started with Adobe Premiere Pro" is a tutorial that enables students to quickly learn the basic operations of Adobe Premiere Pro so that they can use Creative Cloud to tackle any college assignment that might be effectively completed by producing a video. This tutorial is part of the series "From Zero to Adobe Creative in 50 Minutes," which means that this tutorial is designed to be completed within the time frame of a typical 50-minute class session. The concept behind the series and the tutorial is to use Adobe Creative Cloud across the curriculum, potentially in any class, in any discipline, and for any kind of assignment that hinges on the circulation of knowledge and ideas. To put this most simply: could the student create a video that could be more effective than a conventional academic genre, like an essay or a research paper. If not, then video is the wrong medium for the assignment or presentation. If so, then this tutorial can help students and instructors focus more on learning and teaching and less on the technical aspects of making a video.

These materials include three things: (1) a link to a larger resources for using Adobe Creative Cloud across the curriculum, called Everywhere, All the Time, (2) a link to the video tutorial itself, and (3) an MSWord document to use as notes and a checklist to accompany the tutorial.

“10 Basic Things You Need to Know to Edit a Basic Film with Adobe Premiere Pro”:

  1. File Management, Settings, and Preferences for Creating a New Project
  2. Importing clips, photographs, graphics, and audio files into a Project
  3. Creating Sequences and Setting File Formats
  4. Ways to Trim a Clip
  5. Building a Sequence Horizontally across the Timeline and Vertically across Channels
  6. Cuts and Transitions: Basic, Audio Bridge, Visual Bridge, Effects
  7. Creating Basic Titles and Captions
  8. Audio Adjustments and Effects
  9. Video adjustments and Effects
  10. Saving, Exporting, and Sharing Your Finished Sequences
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

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

Age Levels
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

Adobe Premier Pro

Two or three video clips

Three photographs or graphics

One audio file

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Duffy Franco

Posted on 8/8/17 5:14:19 PM Permalink

​Clear and concise - very comfortable delivery from Terri White.

evan bush

Posted on 7/19/17 4:27:40 PM Permalink

I like this and Terri White is the best. Use him as often as you can.

Christine Layden

Posted on 7/14/17 5:15:59 PM Permalink

​This was very helpful for the basics of starting a project. I teach high school film so this is great for our very first student video as students get acquainted with Adobe Premiere Pro.

gaby lascano

Posted on 7/6/17 9:58:38 PM Permalink

Seria genial que se realice los vídeos en español. Es muy necesario.