Filming and Editing

This course is designed to teach the basics of using your camera/smart phone to shoot various types of footage and how to then use Adobe Premiere CC to edit it.

In the morning you will learn the basics of using a camera/smart phone to shoot interview footage. How to frame a shot, interview techniques and delivering pieces to camera.

We will then shoot some practice footage in the local area on your camera/smart phones that can be taken home for practice material.

The final part of the day will be an introduction to Premiere Pro CC, where you will learn to edit pre existing footage and create a short video that you will export and take home.

Course Details

£250 per person

8 People

10:00 - 15:30

Lunch provided
All footage needed for course provided.

Full Course Detail

Introduction to shooting video


  • Best practices for using your camera phone/Camera
  • How to steady your shots
  • Best practices for recording audio
  • Affordable kit recommendations


  • Best way to frame up an interview
  • Best way to frame a piece to camera/Vlog
  • Getting the right eyeline
  • How to shoot cutaways

On Camera Techniques

  • How to conduct a good interview
  • Best practises for delivering a piece to camera



Introduction to Adobe Premier Pro CC

Understanding Premiere

  • Opening Premier
  • Tapeless & Welcome window
  • Rendering files


  • Creating bins
  • Using labels
  • Exploring workspaces
  • Importing media

Sequencing and Editing

  • Understanding the timeline
  • Use the Project panel to develop a sequence
  • Understanding the Source and Program Monitors
  • Creating & Refining a rough cut
  • Using the Source Monitor to set in/out points
  • Performing Insert and Overlay edits
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Using Ripple, Slide, Slip & Razor tools
  • Working with Audio

Changing audio levels

  • Adding a background music
  • Audio transitions
  • Fade in/out


  • Understanding transitions
  • Inserting and changing transition attributes


  • Understanding Cutaways
  • Inserting a cutaway
  • Refining

Titles and Credits

  • Creating a simple title
  • Adding titles to the timeline

Colour Correction

  • Understanding Levels
  • Using Curves
  • Applying colour Luts


  • Exporting a sequence
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder

What you will need

A camera or smartphone for shooting practice footage

A PC laptop or Mac capable of running Premier Pro (See system requirements here)

At least 15GB of free space on your device

The latest version of Premier Pro CC installed on your device (Download Premier Pro here)

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