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Adobe Video Professional Bootcamp Training Course

Adobe Video Professional Bootcamp Training Schedule

Video Training Course Synopsis

The latest versions of the Adobe professional video software make a powerful team. Adobe Premiere enables you to easily edit your video and with Adobe After Effects you can create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects. This five day bootcamp is designed to teach you how to edit professional video with these industry standard tools. This class is designed for the beginner as well as the intermediate user that would like to learn tips and tricks for a more productive workflow. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.

Training Course Length and Time

This class is 5 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

Prerequisites for this Production Premium Bootcamp Training Course

Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes. This class is designed for the beginner level and no prior experience is necessary. It is not designed as a replacement for our more in-depth product specific classes, however. We also recommend that you have the Production Premium software before starting the class. You can purchase the software of obtain a trial version of it for the Adobe website.

What You Will Learn in This Training Course

  • Shooting and Capturing
  • The Project Window
  • Creating Dynamic Titles
  • The Clip Window
  • Capturing and Editing with DV
  • Transparency
  • Transitions
  • Editing in the Timeline
  • Adding Video Effects
  • Stop Motion
  • Time display and Timecode
  • Adding Motion Effects
  • Track and Key
  • Adding Video Transitions
  • Expressions and Time

Who Should Attend this Training Course

Graphic professionals who need an essential understanding of motion graphics editing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.


Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Locations for this Training Course

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Prerequisites for this Training Course

Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes. This class is a discounted combination of the Premiere Intro and After Effects Intro classes. For student cancellation purposes, each separate component is treated as a separate class.

Goals for this Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at

Multi-class Packages

This bundle/workshop provides a significant discount off of our regular pricing. Our standard policy for all bundled workshops is that once one of the classes in the bundle, package or workshop is attended, no refunds are available for unused portions of the bundle. Student rescheduling is available under our regular policies.

Lesson 1 - Touring Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Nonlinear editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Expanding the workflow
  • Touring the Adobe Premiere Pro workspace

Lesson 2 - Setting Up a Project

  • Setting up a project
  • Setting up a sequence

Lesson 3 - Importing Media

  • Importing assets
  • Working with the Media Browser
  • Importing images
  • Customizing the media cache
  • Recording a scratch narration track

Lesson 4 - Organizing Media

  • The Project panel
  • Working with bins
  • Monitoring footage
  • Modifying clips

Lesson 5 - Essentials of Video Editing

  • Using the Source Monitor
  • Navigating the Timeline
  • Essential editing commands

Lesson 6 - Working with Clips and Markers

  • Using Program Monitor controls
  • Playback resolution
  • Using markers
  • Using Sync Lock and Track Lock
  • Finding gaps in the Timeline
  • Selecting clips
  • Moving clips
  • Extracting and deleting segments

Lesson 7 - Adding Transitions

  • What are transitions?
  • Using edit points and handles
  • Adding video transitions
  • Using A/B mode to fine-tune a transition
  • Adding audio transitions

Lesson 8 - Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Performing four-point editing
  • Changing playback speed
  • Replacing clips and footage
  • Nesting sequences
  • Performing regular trimming
  • Performing advanced trimming
  • Trimming in the Program Monitor panel

Lesson 9 - Putting Clips in Motion

  • Adjusting the Motion effect
  • Changing clip position, size, and rotation
  • Working with keyframe interpolation
  • Using other motion-related effects

Lesson 10 - Multicamera Editing

  • Following the multicamera process
  • Creating a multicamera sequence
  • Switching multiple cameras
  • Finalizing multicamera editing

Lesson 11 - Editing and Mixing Audio

  • Setting up the interface to work with audio
  • Examining audio characteristics
  • Creating a voice-over “scratch track”
  • Adjusting audio volume
  • Creating a split edit
  • Adjusting audio levels in a sequence

Lesson 12 - Sweetening Sound

  • Sweetening sound with audio effects
  • Adjusting EQ
  • Cleaning up noisy audio

Lesson 13 - Adding Video Effects

  • Working with effects
  • Master clip effects
  • Masking and tracking visual effects
  • Keyframing effects
  • Effects presets
  • Frequently used effects

Lesson 14 - Color Correction and Grading

  • Following a color-oriented workflow
  • An overview of color-oriented effects
  • Fixing exposure problems
  • Fixing color balance
  • Using special color effects
  • Creating a look

Lesson 15 - Exploring Compositing Techniques

  • What is an alpha channel?
  • Making compositing part of your projects
  • Working with the Opacity effect
  • Working with alpha-channel transparencies
  • Color keying a greenscreen shot
  • Masking clips

Lesson 16 - Creating Titles

  • An overview of the Titler window
  • Mastering video typography essentials
  • Creating titles
  • Stylizing text
  • Working with shapes and logos
  • Making text roll and crawl

Lesson 17 - Managing Your Projects

  • Using the File menu
  • Using the Project Manager
  • Performing the final project management steps
  • Importing projects or sequences
  • Managing collaboration
  • Using the Libraries panel
  • Managing your hard drives

Lesson 18 - Exporting Frames, Clips, and Sequences

  • Overview of export options
  • Exporting single frames
  • Exporting a master copy
  • Working with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Exchanging with other editing applications
  • Recording to tape

Lesson 19 - Getting to know After Effect’s workflow

  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 20 - Creating a basic animation using After Effects and Presets

  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating a new composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 21 - Animating text

  • About text layers
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Cleaning up the path animation
  • Animating a nontext layer along a motion path
  • Adding motion blur
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 22 - Working with shape layers

  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Creating stars
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Incorporating video and audio layers
  • Applying a Cartoon effect
  • Adding a title bar
  • Using Brainstorm to experiment
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 23 - Animating a multimedia presentation

  • Animating the scenery using parenting
  • Adjusting an anchor point
  • Masking video using vector shapes
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • Creating an animated slide show
  • Adding an audio track
  • Zooming in for a final close-up
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 24 - Animating Layers

  • Simulating lighting changes
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Animating the clock
  • Retiming the composition
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 25 - Working with masks

  • About masks
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Adjusting the color
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 26 - Distorting objects with the Puppet tools

  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Stiffening an area
  • Animating pin positions
  • Recording animation
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 27 - Using the Roto Brush Tool

  • About rotoscoping
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 28 - Performing Color Correction

  • Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing the background
  • Removing unwanted elements
  • Correcting a range of colors
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 29 - Using 3D Features

  • Creating 3D Text
  • Using 3D Views
  • Importing a background
  • Adding 3D Lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Repositioning layers
  • Adding a text layer
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 30 - Working with 3D Camera Tracking

  • About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking a layer to a plane with a null object
  • Animating the text
  • Adjusting the camera’s depth of field
  • Rendering the composition
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 31 - Advanced editing techniques

  • Using Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 32 - Rendering and outputting

  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Review questions and answers


Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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Comments from Students

great way to learn about the products. My trainer was great, the time flew by and was very informative.

- Anonymous, Jun 13, 2017

The instructor was beyond qualified in terms of knowledge and experience with the software and provided a fundamental through mid-level overview that was thorough and easy to follow. I feel confident moving forward on my own - and referring to tutorials - based on this training.

- Anonymous, Jun 09, 2017

It's a big help having instructors on hand to interact with. There's only so much you can get from online tutorials.

- Anonymous, Jun 06, 2017