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JST Premiere Topics 3-week course to build Premiere Skills

This 3-week course will offer hour long guided sessions to help you build your skills along with 'homework' assignments to help you add to the basics. Make sure to join our Slack Channel – this is where you should post your projects and any reflections on those and receive feedback from peers. You can also ask questions in there – make sure to tag me so I get a notification. 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 from 12:20-1:20 @ the JBar

Week 1

This week is a basics intro to Premiere editing. You will use found footage to create a 5x5 sequence. You will learn how to manage files, set up a project, import clips and do basic timeline edits. If you are completely new to video, you may want to review some of our video basics first.

Project

Once you are finished, hop in the Slack channel: What parts of the assignment did you struggle with? How did you amaze yourself? What are you imagining creating next?

Optional Homework

Shoot your own themed 5 x 5 sequence and load it to Slack to share with others.

Required Homework

Shoot clips for the week 2 project

Week 2

This week is all about leveling up your video skills. You will be creating a longer video with original clips that is in the style of a hype video. This week will give you an idea of how to work with audio, as well as improve your video capturing and editing skills.

Project

Although the theme is a travel montage, feel free to flex this as you wish. When you are done, load the video to YouTube and link it in the Slack channel: What parts of the assignment did you struggle with? How did you amaze yourself? What are you imagining creating next?

Homework

Review and shoot footage for the Final Project

Final Project

This is our 'final project' week. As mentioned, you will probably not be able to complete your final project in the hour time we have. You can have your magazine be print or online.

You have been tasked with shooting a 45 second shot sequence story that promotes a brand or idea or habit. (Lots of leeway here.) Practicing this allows you to focus on the building blocks of video of understanding your camera and understanding story structure. Your final sequence should have at least 5 shots (3 close up). Relate all 5 shots to a single activity. All shots need to be properly exposed, white balanced, focused, and steady.

When you complete your final project load it to YouTube and share in Slack for feedback. How can you use your growing Premiere skills next?

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Heather Lawrenz
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