Video Editor’s Bootcamp

Video Editing Bootcamp

A free 4-week self-paced course aimed at introducing complete beginners to Adobe After effects, an amazing tool in a motion designer’s toolbox.


You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience. We’ll start with the super basics, introducing after-effects as a tool for motion designers, taking you through the software interface, creating motion graphics, and taking simple shapes and breathe life into to them with After Effects.

Who is this course for?

Complete beginners with no prior knowledge of After Effects

Course content

  • An Overview Of Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Workspace
  • Panels and navigation
  • How to Access Your Working Files
  • Setting Up The Exercise Files
  • Re-linking To Assets
  • Workflow Overview
  • Video Shooting Tips And Techniques
  • Getting A Feel For Non-Linear Editing
  • Importing Assets
  • Editing Video 
  • Exporting Projects And Files
  • Optimizing Your Hardware
  • Adjusting Premiere Pro Preferences And Other Settings
  • Navigating Within The Workspace
  • Customizing Your Workspace
  • Customizing Your Monitors
  • How To Work With Monitor Overlays
  • Moving Video Files From Camcorder To Computer
  • Capturing Video From Tape
  • Extracting Video Files From DVDs
  • Importing Video And Other Assets
  • Using The Media Browser To View And Import Assets
  • Managing And Viewing Assets In The Project Panel
  • Creating and Using Sub-Clips
  • Explaining Why We Use Only One Set Of Tracks
  • Creating A New Sequence
  • Adding, Inserting And Arranging Clips In A Sequence
  • Using Keyboard Modifiers When Editing A Sequence
  • Detecting Duplicate Frames And Clips
  • Creating and Using Sub-Clips
  • Trimming Clips In Advance – Project Panel And Source Monitor
  • Using The Trim Edit Tool
  • Editing With The Ripple And Rolling Edit Tools
  • Performing Slip, Slide And Split Edits
  • Using The Trim Mode And Trim Monitor
  • Adding Cutaways
  • Editing Wide And Tight
  • Using Markers To Create Matched-Action Edits
  • Exporting And Creating Still Frames
  • Changing Time – Slow, Fast And Reverse Motion
  • Trying Out Some Video Transitions
  • Explaining Video Transition Properties
  • Applying And Replacing Video Transitions
  • Adjusting Video Transitions
  • Using Some Specialized Transitions
  • Applying And Adjusting Audio Transitions
  • Making Sense Of The Numerous Video Effects
  • Trying Out Some Video Effects
  • Managing Video Effects
  • Adjusting Effect Properties
  • Animating Effects Using Key Frames
  • Copying, Pasting And Moving Key Frames
  • Adjusting Temporal Key Frame Interpolation
  • Understanding The Color Correction Workflow
  • Organizing Our Recommended Color Correction Effects
  • Taking A Look At Scopes
  • Adjusting Tonality – Brightness And Contrast
  • Adjusting Color Using Secondary Color Correction Techniques
  • Using The Tint Effect
  • Applying the SpeedGrade Lumetri Effect
  • Exporting To SpeedGrade
  • Understanding How Compositing Works
  • Layering Graphics, Video Clips And Backgrounds
  • Working With Various Motion Effects To Composite Clips
  • Using A Nested Sequence And The Picture-In-A-Picture Technique
  • Using Opacity And Blending Modes
  • Working With Layered Photoshop Files
  • Performing Multi-Camera Editing
  • Animating Clips And Still Images With The Motion Effect
  • Smoothing Motion By Adjusting Bezier Curves
  • Matching The Motion Of An Object Within A Clip
  • Taking A Look At Keying Effects
  • Trying Out Three Keying Effects
  • Using The Key Effect
  • Putting An Actor, Multiple Times, In A Single Scene
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Understanding The Track Matte Key Effect
  • Highlighting Part Of A Clip
  • Importing Or Adding Closed Captions To Projects
  • Working With Nested Sequences
  • Editing A Nested Sequence From The Source
  • Monitor Actor, Multiple Times, In A Single Scene
  • Using Audio From One Clip On Another Clip
  • Making J- And L-Cut Audio Edits
  • Normalizing Audio And Making Sample-Level Edits
  • Checking Out Audio Effects
  • Working With Channel-Oriented Effects
  • Using Frequency And Pitch Control Effects
  • Applying Delay-Oriented Effects
  • Checking Out Noise Removal And Other Effects
  • The Importance Of Supers
  • Starting With A Template
  • Building Text From Scratch
  • Using Text Styles
  • Adding And Adjusting Text Properties
  • Adding Graphics, Images, And Textures To Titles
  • Making Text Roll Or Crawl
  • Creating Shapes And Using The Pen Tool
  • Starting With AN Essential Graphics Template
  • Create custom Graphics Template
  • Adding and Editing Essential Graphics Template
  • Understanding Essential Sound Panel
  • Editing voice and music Essential sound
  • Creating sound effects
  • Matching voice and music seamlessly with Essential Sound
  • Working With The Audio Clip Mixer
  • Controlling And Automating Track Volume And Panning
  • Using Audio Effects In The Mixer
  • Recording A Narration Or Other Audio
  • Outputting Tracks To Submix Tracks
  • Explaining The Export Workflow
  • Going Over Export Format Options
  • Exporting A Sequence, Clip Or Frame
  • Additional Resources
  • Final project assessment and Examination


Upon course completion

Software requirements

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Audition
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects


Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 or Mac OS

32-bit/64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor

2 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)

16 GB of free disk space for installation

Qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL® graphics card (Not Compulsory)

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