video training providers for Adobe Premiere Pro
We like to point people to free video tutorials as much as possible, such as in this set of resources for beginners; but we often get asked where people can get more complete, in-depth training materials. Of course, many of these in-depth materials are not free, since creating a lengthy, deep set of video training materials is the sort of work that people tend to want to get paid for. This article is a brief summary of the best providers of paid video training that I know of. In all cases, you can find free sample videos on the websites of these providers, which they’ve generously provided as a way for you to try out their materials before you buy anything.
video2brain: Since they started doing English-language training a couple of years ago, video2brain has shown a strong commitment to providing high-quality video training for Adobe Premiere Pro. I helped to create some of the Premiere Pro courses, but mostly Jan Ozer and Maxim Jago have been behind the very strong video training for Premiere Pro. In addition to giving you the ability to purchase DVDs of individual courses, video2brain also has subscription options that give you access to all of their materials.
Total Training: The strong training created by Luisa Winters has kept Total Training at the top of the heap for Premiere Pro. Be sure to check out the CS5.5 Production Premium course, which I almost missed because it wasn’t listed with the Premiere Pro courses. You can order DVDs of the courses, or you can subscribe for online access.
Lynda.com: For several years, Lynda.com has been providing video training for Premiere Pro. I’m encouraged to see that they’ve recently added courses by such luminaries as Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington to strengthen their offerings for Premiere Pro. Lynda.com has several different subscription options.
Creative Edge: The Creative Edge website collects resources from several providers into one subscription service, so you can watch videos by Total Training, some by video2brain, and so on–all in one place.
Did I miss any providers of video training that you like? Let me know in the comments.
Also see the companion article, “video training providers for After Effects”
(Full disclousure: I’ve worked with most of the organizations listed here–peforming such tasks as creating videos for them, helping them plan their courses, and reviewing their materials. None of them pay me, though.)