NEW WORKSHOP IN BERLIN

I’m happy to announce a new Premiere Pro Introduction Workshop, in Berlin!

This time, at FilmArche Berlin, one of the coolest film schools in the city.

It’s a weekend intensive, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, March. 10:00 to 18:00.

If you wish to register, you need to contact this mail: mail@janagebhard.com.

Every workshop I do at FilmArche gets fully booked in advance, so, don’t hesitate!

A Premiere Pro Advanced Workshop will follow this one in, April, and also an After Effects Workshop. The idea is for the students to master these Adobe video programs, as Premiere Pro and After Effects work together.

These other workshops sill be announced soon, but, for the moment, this is everything you need to know about our Introduction level.

AN INTRODUCTION TO PREMIERE PRO

Premiere Pro CC is one of the most powerful, flexible, and easy to use editing applications out there. It has become the standard in independent filmmaking, and some big scales productions are using it too!

In this Introduction Workshop, we’ll learn everything we need to know to create projects with it: the fundamentals of the interface, importing and organizing material, creating and refining edits, working with audio, working with effects, adding titles, and exporting for distribution.

We won’t focus on the technical aspect, but on “how to get things done”, using video and audio real world materials.

Premiere Pro is really an amazing creative tool, that allows us to do anything we need to develop a great movie, in a way that is accessible to everybody.

REQUIREMENTS

• Students must have the latest version of Premiere Pro CC installed in English on their laptops (Mac or PC). A free demo of this version can be downloaded from the Adobe web-site. The demo is totally functional for 7 days.

• No previous experience is required.

• Workshop is in English.

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WORKSHOP PROGRAM

SATURDAY

10:00-12:00 PROJECTS AND MEDIA Starting the application. Creation of projects. Project and media organization. Project settings. Sequence settings. Video formats, explained. Interface description. Windows and workspaces. Importing material. Media Browser. Logging tools: bins, labels, sub-clips, markers. How to organize elements inside the project window. Footage interpretation, changing framerates.

12:00-12:10 Coffee/tea.

12:10-14:00 BASIC EDITING I Keyboard commands. Marking material. Editing to sequences. Overwrite and insert. 3 point editing. Editing video and audio separately. Multitrack editing.

14:00-15:00 Lunch.

15:00-18:00 BASIC EDITING II Editing and trimming in the timeline. How to move, erase and trim video and audio clips. Keeping/braking synchrony. Timeline Tools: track select, ripple edit, rolling edit, slip tool, slide tool, razor tool, and pen tool. Trim window: trimming with precision. Q&A.

SUNDAY

10:00-12:00 BASIC EFFECTS Clip properties: position, scale, rotation, anchor point, opacity, blend modes. Video animation: using keyframes to animate clips. Video effects: use of most common effects and animation of effects with keyframes. Stabilization. Managing effects: copying and removing effects on clips.

12:00-12:10 Coffee/Tea.

12:10-14:00 BASIC AUDIO Working with audio. Mixing. Audio keyframes. Clip Mixer and Track Mixer. Gain. Normalization.

14:00-15:00 Lunch.

15:00-18:00 TRANSITIONS Use of video and audio transitions.

TITLES Creation of titles.

EXPORT Exporting media for distribution (master file, Internet delivery, etc..) The different media formats for distribution, explained.

SETTINGS A look to the application settings. Final Q&A.

Flavio G. García (me) is a Berlin based award-winning filmmaker, film teacher, and postproduction expert. He’s a highly experienced editing instructor and creative coach, and teaches to all kind of students, from film professionals to video enthusiasts, since 2009. His workshops take place regularly in many film schools, production companies, institutions, and universities, like FilmArche, MIZ Babelsberg, ESDIP Berlin, DOCMA, DocumentaMadrid, and many others. He has also edited and post-produced several feature films. His movies as director have been shown in more than 40 international film festivals, museums and galleries. Some of his late workshops at FilmArche include: Premiere Pro, Thinking the Edit (Editing Theory Seminar), DaVinci Resolve Introduction and Advanced, Documentary Narrative Structure, and Film Editing Classes.

For more info on the workshop and to register, please contact mail@janagebhard.com