Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020: Video Editing for Beginners
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020: Video Editing for Beginners

Learn how to edit amazing videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020 with zero experience.
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Created by Brad Newton
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • CC 2020 Updates!
  • How to edit and export your first high quality video for YouTube or Amazon Prime
  • How to organise footage into folders from a GoPro, Drone, and Smartphone
  • Apply simple colour correction and grading techniques to your videos
  • Make visually engaging videos using speed ramping and slow motion techniques
  • Add high quality copyright-free background music to your videos
  • Incorporate stunning motion graphics and text without any technical knowledge
  • Read and agree to the Terms of Service (see website)
  • This course is taught using Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Creative Cloud). You can still do this course if you are using a previous version of Premiere Pro


So you've taken a quick look at Premiere Pro and are completely overwhelmed by all of the tools within the software and have no clue how to start editing your first video... Or you've edited a few videos but you are simply not happy with the results!

If you're frustrated... I know the feeling! For the first few months, I battled the same problems you have and I felt like I'd never figure it out. Premiere Pro seemed so complicated and the learning curve was painful.

As a self taught video editor and almost 4 years later, I am proud to say that I am truly happy with the quality of the videos I am producing for Amazon Prime and YouTube. I wish I had this course when I first started, it would have saved me years of pain and suffering!

The reason I created this course is so you can watch over my shoulder and see exactly how I edit videos... without unnecessary jargon and complexity.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

I'm a self taught video editor and full time vlogger that started off like you! In June 2016, I had zero editing experience, no laptop, no students, no YouTube channel, and no presence on Amazon Prime. Fast forward to July 2020, I have;

  • 19+ fitness and travel adventure publications on Amazon Prime

  • 700+ videos on YouTube

  • 10,000+ YouTube subscribers with over 6.28 million minutes watched

  • 233,000+ students in my online video courses

Trust me, as I review my stats it sounds crazy to me too! I never expected in a million years to be in my current position with these achievements. I started with nothing... If I can do it, I am confident that you can do it too.

What You'll Learn In This Course

I've edited all of my videos with Adobe Premiere Pro and so I'll be teaching you how to edit stunning videos for YouTube in Premiere Pro without all of the unnecessary complexity that you'll find in other courses.

If you like the way I edit my travel and fitness videos on YouTube then this course is perfect for you!

In this course, you'll learn;

  • The latest CC 2020 Updates

  • How to set up your first amazing project

  • Organising & importing your footage for faster editing

  • Basic editing tools to save you time

  • Importing footage from different sources (Drone, GoPro, and smartphones)

  • How to edit footage with different filming resolutions (4K vs. 1080p)

  • J-cuts and L-cuts like a pro!

  • Basic story telling methods

  • How to create awesome lower thirds

  • How to create amazing voice-over recordings

  • How to create simple shapes and text (in minutes!)

  • Adjustment layers for better editing efficiency

  • Simple editing tricks to make cinematic videos

  • How to create movies with rolling-end credits

  • Motion Graphic Templates for more engaging videos

  • How to make your audio sound awesome! (with audio mixing)

  • Soundstripe and Epidemic Sound for outstanding music for your videos

  • Colour correcting and grading tricks for amazing video production

  • Sync-cutting music like a pro!

  • Keyboard shortcuts to save hours off your workflow process

  • Speed ramping and slow motion techniques

  • How to apply transitions between clips

  • The best export settings for YouTube, Amazon Prime, and Instagram

  • So much more!

By taking this course, you'll learn in several hours what has taken me years to learn! You'll be learning my latest editing techniques that will save you time, money, and frustration.

BONUS: You'll receive downloadable sample videos in this course that you can use to practice with while I teach you in this course.

What Makes This Course Different?

Let's be honest. You can probably learn everything in this course on the internet for free. Over the past 4 years, I've taught myself how to edit with online courses and tutorials.

My ambition with this course is to take 4 years of my knowledge and experience, and put it in an easy-to-follow course so you can learn in 1 week what has taken the last 4 years to learn!

And with over 700+ videos on YouTube and 19 Amazon Prime publications, I've developed my own editing style. If you like my editing style after watching my videos, then this course is the only place where I will teach you my style.

Go ahead and click the enrol button and I'll see you inside the course...

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wanting an uncomplicated guide to using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Anyone wanting to make their videos look amazing
  • Beginner Vloggers and YouTubers
  • Absolute beginners that feel intimidated by video editing
  • Business owners that want to save money and make their own business videos
Course content
Expand all 51 lectures 05:24:37
+ Getting Started
7 lectures 37:17

You will be walked-through the process of creating a brand new project file, selecting a rendering engine for your project, and learn how to navigate the "big four" common workspaces within Premiere Pro CC.

Preview 11:34
Sample Footage (Google Drive)

I'll teach you my strategy for how to organise all of your footage as a daily vlogger before we import anything into Premiere Pro.

My Folder Organisation for Daily Vlogging

I will show you how I organise my sequences in my project file. Each sequence represents a "vlog" and each project that I create can hold up to 10-15 sequences (vlogs).

Preview 12:09

You'll learn how to create time-efficient folders, functions of the Media Import window, and more.

How I Organise & Import Content (GoPro, Drone, Smartphone, etc)
Let's Stay Connected
NEW! Learn Premiere Pro in 70 minutes (Beginner Tutorial)
+ My Techniques
26 lectures 02:55:20

You'll learn the easiest way to create new sequences, the most important tools in the Source Monitor (including keyboard shortcuts), and much more!

Basic Editing Tools I Use (Source & Timeline Panels)

You'll be given a practical demonstration of the function of the default effects that are attached to every video clip you will be working with in Premiere Pro. You'll learn how to manipulate and reset the basic parameters of your clips, how to make basic adjustments to audio and channel volume.

The Essentials to Effect Controls

You will learn how to create an amazing vlog if you ever film at different resolutions from different sources (drones, GoPro, or smartphone). You'll also learn the most effective way to upscale your footage within Premiere Pro CC and how to automatic scale.

How I Edit Footage with Different Resolutions (4K Drone vs. 1080p GoPro)

You'll learn how to incorporate J-cuts between your clips to create a seamless transition between your clips in your vlogs.

How I Use J-Cuts To Make Awesome Vlogs

You'll learn the fundamentals to creating text layers and shapes and how to manipulate all of the properties of text. If you are using a previous version of Premiere Pro CC, you'll also learn about Legacy Text layers.

How To Create Simple Text & Shapes (In Minutes!)

You'll learn how simple it is to speed up your workflow process by using Adjustment Layers. You'll learn to add effects, make changes, and modify your adjustment layer to save you valuable editing time.

How I Create Adjustment Layers

I will show you how easy it is to apply different LUTS or "presets" over your vlogs to make them look amazing, without any technical colour grading knowledge. I'll also show you different drone colour profiles and how to apply the correct LUT to the correct colour profile for your drone.

How I Colour Grade My Drone Footage Using LUTS
Free Look-up Tables (LUTS) For Download (Google Drive)
The Famous M31 LUT

I will show you how easy it is to give your vlogs a "Hollywood Movie" touch by adding rolling end credits.

Turn Your Vlog into a Movie with Rolling End Credits
How I Story tell my Vlogs
How to Jump Cut Like A Pro
How to Zoom Cut (Simple Trick!)
How I Use "Speed Ramping" To Make Awesome Drone Vlogs
Premiere Pro CC 2020: How to Speed Ramp up to 20,000%
Speed Ramping (Drone Sample Footage)
How I Create Awesome Motion Graphics (in less than a minute!)
Downloading and Installing Amazing Motion Graphics Templates (Resources)
How to Make Animated Lower Thirds
15 Free Animated Lower Thirds (for Download)
How to Record Amazing Voice-Over
BUTTERY SMOOTH Slow Motion (Speed Ramping, Optical Flow)
Downloadable Clips (Google Drive)

I will share with you all of my favourite keyboard shortcuts to dramatically increase your workflow when editing your own vlogs.

My Favourite Keyboard Shortcuts (for fast editing!)
How I Add Cinematic Top and Bottom Bars
My 6 Awesome Editing Tips (that make a HUGE difference!)
+ Everything Audio
5 lectures 33:16

You'll learn how easy it is to sync cut your footage against your background music to make your vlogs awesome!

How I Sync Footage to Music Beats (Awesome!)
Where I Get My Awesome Background Music From
Copyright-Free Awesome Vlogging Music
Epidemic Sound - Royalty Free Professional Music
+ The Incredible Toolbox
4 lectures 31:15
Using Selection Tool and Razor Tool
How To Use The Track Selection Tool
Using Ripple Edit and Rolling Edit Tool
Using the Rate Stretch Tool
+ Rendering & Exporting
2 lectures 06:44

I will teach you how easy it is to export your vlog using a simple preset so you can upload it to most video-based platforms.

The Best 1080p Export Settings for YouTube, Vimeo, & Facebook (Highest Quality)
Your Assignment (Please do!)
+ Bonus Learning (Don't Miss This Section!)
7 lectures 40:43
Premiere Pro CC 2020: How to Auto Reframe Videos
5 Incredible Optimisation Tips for Premiere Pro CC
How I Export Videos to Instagram (Quick Method)
Batch Exporting Vlogs (using Adobe Media Encoder)
How To Import Using Media Browser
How to Apply Transitions Between Clips
Bonus: Where To From Now?