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Announcing… Premiere Pro Bite-Sized Training!

One of the things I’ve noticed on Twitter is a LOT of people jumping into Adobe Premiere Pro, and feeling sort of lost from the beginning. Many people are always asking me how to get started using Premiere Pro for the first time, and I’ve decided to do something about it.

I’m working on a series of new videos, which will eventually be a part of AdobeTV, which I’m calling “Adobe Premiere Pro Bite-Sized Training.” The goal of the entire series is to walk new users through each part of the process; from creating a new project, acquiring and importing content, editing functions on the timeline, integration with other Adobe tools, and finally, exporting to various formats.

Here are my simple rules for each episode:

1. Keep the episode to a single topic. I want these to be searchable, indexed episodes, so viewers can find the answer to the question that drove them to the show.

2. Keep the length of each episode to around 5 minutes. Long web shows lose viewers. They’re called “Bite-Sized” for a reason.

3. Don’t cover every single option, but cover the potential “gotchas” that can ruin an editing session. I happen to believe that Premiere Pro is pretty intuitive, but sometimes there are certain keyboard shortcuts or settings that can cut the time it takes to finish a project significantly. I’ll cover the options people need, but don’t expect a detailed list of every option of every panel.

4. No long introductions or wrap-ups. For people who watch a bunch of episodes in a row, I don’t want to waste any time getting into the ‘meat’ of the episode. The intro is about 5 seconds long. 🙂

I just finished the very first episode, which covers what to do the moment you push the “New Project” button. Take a look:

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