Paths

Adobe Video and Audio Production

Authors: Jeff Sengstack, Chad Troftgruben, Jon Acosta, Laura Hawk, Jason Cox, Matthew Pizzi, Thomas Winkley

After completing this path learners will have a solid understanding of how to set up and complete a project in Adobe Story CC, Prelude CC, Premiere Pro CC, Audition CC, After... Read more

Beginner

This section offers the most amount of courses, so learners can grasp everything Adobe has to offer in the Video Production space. You’ll learn the fundamentals of Adobe Story, Prelude, Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects, Speedgrade, and Adobe Media Encoder.

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Adobe Story CC Fundamentals

by Chad Troftgruben

Nov 3, 2016 / 1h 45m

Beginner • 1h 45m

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Description

Story CC Plus Fundamentals is an introduction to the application which helps with production planning and screenwriting. The course covers how to set up a new project, understanding the functions available within the interface, and how to share and export your work. Along the way, you'll review best practices when it comes to using Story for your projects and productions. Software required: Adobe Story CC.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    11m 55s
  2. Setting up a Project
    26m 34s
  3. Basic Interface Functions
    12m 7s
  4. Exporting and Sharing
    37m 40s
  5. Other Tips
    17m 15s
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Fundamentals of Video Production in Adobe Prelude and Premiere Pro

by Jon Acosta

Jul 11, 2016 / 2h 12m

Intermediate • 2h 12m

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Nothing tells a story better than a well crafted digital video. In this course, Fundamentals of Video Production in Adobe Prelude and Premiere Pro, you will learn how to create a compelling and effective video production while simultaneously avoiding many of the common traps most newbie video editors fall into. First, you will learn how to properly import video content like a professional by starting in Adobe Prelude; one of the most under-used softwares in the Creative Cloud platform. Next, you will leverage the power of Prelude's Logging feature to add sub-clips and comments throughout your video footage and build a rough cut using logged metadata. Finally, you will learn how to take a rough cut from Prelude into Adobe Premiere Pro. From there, you will further edit this composition using advanced video cutting techniques that well trained editors know how to implement. When you are finished with this video production course, you'll not only know how to build incredibly effective video content from the start, but also how to work in collaboration with fellow editors using the Adobe Creative Cloud platform for visual storytelling. Software required: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 or later, Adobe Prelude 2015 or later.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 41s
  2. The Art of Video Ingestion in Adobe Prelude
    48m 42s
  3. Smart Video Logging in Prelude
    24m 26s
  4. Rough Cutting in Prelude and Sending to Premiere Pro
    19m 5s
  5. Editing and Rendering in Premiere Pro
    38m 57s
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Premiere Pro CC Fundamentals

by Matthew Pizzi

Feb 22, 2016 / 3h 57m

Beginner • 3h 57m

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Fundamentals is a course designed to get you up to speed with Premiere's major editing features so you can start cutting your own projects. In this course, we'll review how to create new projects, import media, and build sequences. Along the way, you'll learn about key editing techniques like 3-point editing, performing insert edits, and slip edits. We'll wrap up the course by looking at transitions, titles, and output.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome
    1m 22s
  2. Getting Started with Premiere Pro
    44m 21s
  3. Importing Media
    44m 41s
  4. Editing Basics
    32m 45s
  5. Editing Techniques
    40m 38s
  6. Mastering The Timeline
    24m 20s
  7. Working with Stills and Transitions
    23m 5s
  8. Adding Titles and Exporting
    26m 38s
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Audition CC Fundamentals

by Thomas Winkley

Jan 13, 2017 / 1h 49m

Beginner • 1h 49m

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Whether you're on a marketing team, in a production studio, wanting to learn the basics of audio, or just want to be able to edit your own personal projects, Adobe Audition is a powerful tool that is incredibly scalable to your needs. In this course, Audition CC Fundamentals, you'll learn about the interface, tools, and techniques required to get high quality audio out of this awesome tool. First, you'll learn about setting up a project and getting your files imported. Next, you'll learn about basic mixing, editing, and effects, including reverb, compression, equalization spectral analysis, and noise reduction. Finally, you'll explore setting up custom workspaces, session templates, and how to export your project. By the end this course, you'll know everything you need to get up and running in audition and start producing your own high quality mixing techniques. Required Software: Adobe Audition CC.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 18s
  2. Setting up a Session
    24m 59s
  3. Basic Mixing
    28m 53s
  4. Basic Effects
    40m 9s
  5. Workspaces, Templates, Exporting
    14m 34s
5

After Effects CC Fundamentals

by Jeff Sengstack

Jan 11, 2017 / 5h 40m

Beginner • 5h 40m

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If you want to create exceptional visual effects, extraordinary motion graphics, and exciting animated text then you will want to watch this course. In this course, After Effects CC Fundamental, you'll learn how to create exceptional visual effects and extraordinary motion graphics. First, you'll cover the workflow in After Effects. Next, you'll discover how to animate objects and apply visual effects. Finally, you'll learn how to create shapes and how to work in a 3D space. By the end of this course, you'll have learned the fundamentals of After Effects CC. Software required: Adobe After Effects CC.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 37s
  2. Introducing After Effects
    26m 26s
  3. Starting a Project and Importing Assets
    20m 5s
  4. Creating Comps and Adding Assets to Comps
    27m 9s
  5. Modifying and Animating Layer Properties
    38m 12s
  6. Working with Text
    22m 49s
  7. Working with Shapes
    46m 43s
  8. Introducing Video Effects
    37m 43s
  9. Using Specialized Effects and Layer Styles
    34m 48s
  10. Working in "Classic" 3D Space
    48m 4s
  11. Creating Specialized Text Animations
    24m 8s
  12. Exporting (Rendering) a Comp
    12m 44s
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SpeedGrade CC Fundamentals

by Chad Troftgruben

Sep 29, 2016 / 2h 32m

Beginner • 2h 32m

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Learn about professional-level color correction and grading tools to make high-quality projects with an extra edge. In this course, SpeedGrade CC Fundamentals, you'll go through the skills needed to use the powerful color correction application. First, you'll start off with learning the SpeedGrade interface and also learning about the key elements of its workspace. Next, you'll learn how to manipulate and manage clips inside SpeedGrade. Then, you'll learn about the basics when it comes to color-correcting and also how to include layers into your color-correcting process. Finally, you'll use SpeedGrade to finalize and export your work. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding on how to use SpeedGrade for your color-correcting and grading tools. Software required: SpeedGrade CC.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    9m 30s
  2. Navigating the Workspace
    17m 47s
  3. Working with Clips
    37m 49s
  4. Getting Started with Color Correction
    33m 45s
  5. Color Correcting with Layers
    20m 36s
  6. Color-correcting with Masks
    20m 33s
  7. Finishing Your Work
    12m 37s
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Adobe Media Encoder CC Fundamentals

by Chad Troftgruben

Jan 19, 2015 / 1h 22m

Beginner • 1h 22m

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Adobe Media Encoder CC is a powerful tool for optimizing your videos to be played back across browsers and devices. In this course, you will learn all about the interface of Adobe Media Encoder. You'll also learn about many different encoding and effects presets, and how you can set up preset groups for frequently used encode settings. Lastly, you'll learn how Adobe Media Encoder interacts directly with video projects from other Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Software required: Adobe Media Encoder CC.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome
    1m 37s
  2. Introduction
    2m 34s
  3. Media Encoder Interface
    21m 21s
  4. Importing and Encoding
    22m 47s
  5. Working with Presets Settings
    29m 19s
  6. Other Adobe Software
    5m 1s

Intermediate

This section builds on the fundamentals and offers a more in-depth look at Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition.

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Premiere Pro CC Building on the Fundamentals

by Jason Cox

Apr 14, 2017 / 3h 27m

Intermediate • 3h 27m

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If you're looking to dig deeper into Premiere Pro CC and learn about the tools professional editors use on a daily basis to make their videos stand out from the rest, then this course is for you. In this course, Premiere Pro CC Building on the Fundamentals, you'll build on what was learned in Premiere Pro CC Fundamentals. First, you'll discover more editing tools and tips. Next, you'll add some strength to your audio and color. Finally, you'll get into effects, multicam editing, and advanced export tricks. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only know more of what Premiere Pro CC has to offer, but you'll also learn to take familiar concepts to a more advanced level during the creation of your videos. Software required: Premiere Pro CC.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 6s
  2. Editing Techniques
    44m 44s
  3. Working with Audio
    34m 38s
  4. Using Effects Creatively and Practically
    39m 14s
  5. Color Correcting and Grading
    32m 48s
  6. Multicam Editing
    20m 46s
  7. Exporting and Archiving
    33m 45s
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After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals

by Jeff Sengstack

Sep 15, 2017 / 6h 6m

Intermediate • 6h 6m

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Do you have some basic knowledge about working in After Effects and want to ramp up your skills? In this course, After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals, you'll learn how to create exceptional visual effects, extraordinary motion graphics, and exciting animated text. First, you'll explore advanced features, including using 3D tracking to add objects, lights, and shadows in 3D space, creating 3D text and shapes, and making animations with the Particle World video effect. Next, you'll cover how to use masks, track mattes, stencils, and silhouettes to highlight or conceal portions of a video clip. Additionally, you'll learn how to use effects and blending modes to further enhance the masked areas. Finally, you'll discover how to control time by creating slow-motion, fast motion, reverse motion, and freeze frames. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to utilize a variety of skills and techniques in After Effects CC. Software required: After Effects CC.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 50s
  2. Using Paint and Puppet Tools
    1h 9m 9s
  3. Working with 2D Tracker Features
    1h 2m 29s
  4. Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
    43m 57s
  5. Creating Ray-traced 3D Text, Shapes, and Layers
    55m 29s
  6. Using Masks
    47m 35s
  7. Particle World
    45m 12s
  8. Controlling Time
    40m 27s
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Audition CC Building on the Fundamentals

by Chad Troftgruben

Oct 25, 2016 / 2h 21m

Intermediate • 2h 21m

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This course builds on the knowledge gained from a previous course, Audition CC Fundamentals. In this course, you'll learn how to work with multi-tracks and learn essential techniques for getting the most out of your audio products. Towards the end of this course, you'll learn to export and share your work created in Audition. Software required: Adobe Audition CC.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    15m 27s
  2. Multitrack Interface
    38m 13s
  3. Basic Multitrack Editing
    30m 42s
  4. More Editing Techniques
    36m 39s
  5. Exporting and Sharing
    20m 38s
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Using Live Text with After Effects and Premiere Pro

by Laura Hawk

May 18, 2016 / 1h 3m

Intermediate • 1h 3m

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The people at Adobe have been cooking up some incredible things for those who use After Effects and Premiere Pro together, particularly in the feature Live Text. In this course, Using Live Text with After Effects and Premiere Pro, you'll learn how to create templates in After Effects with text that can be edited in Premiere, allowing you to create motion graphics that are far more flexible than ever before. First, you'll learn to set up your text in After Effects, including animating the type and using the graph editor. Next, you'll discover how to then bring your text into Premiere Pro and edit it. Finally, you'll even go a step beyond that to plan for multiple lines of text and multiple font treatments. By solving some of these real world problems in the course together, you'll be better prepared for when it comes time for you to create your own template. Software required: After Effects CC 2015, Premiere Pro CC 2015.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 12s
  2. Setting up Templates for Success in After Effects
    35m 43s
  3. Using Templates with Live Text in Premiere Pro
    26m 59s

Advanced

In this final section, learners will dive into Advanced color-correction using Adobe’s dynamic link between Premiere Pro and Speedgrade.

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Advanced Color Grading in Adobe SpeedGrade CC and Premiere Pro CC

by Jon Acosta

Jul 13, 2016 / 3h 6m

Intermediate • 3h 6m

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Have you ever wondered how to inject more emotion into your video productions as an editor? If so, Advanced Color Grading in Adobe SpeedGrade CC and Premiere Pro CC is the perfect course for you. In this advanced course you will go beyond the fundamentals of video editing by learning how to isolate color into primary and secondary layers for pixel-perfect tone correction. This will allow you to create powerfully effective imagery that cannot be done inside of Premiere Pro alone. First, you will learn how to properly analyze, monitor, and easily manipulate color inside of your Premiere Pro video edits to successfully produce broadcast friendly content that can be aired on television. Next, you will leverage the power of LUT (look up table) files inside of Premiere Pro CC (2015) and carry that information over to Adobe SpeedGrade by using the power of Adobe's Direct Link inside of the Creative Cloud platform. This will allow you to perform complex color corrections in seconds. Finally, you will understand how to process R3D (REDCAM) and RAW video footage inside of SpeedGrade by using EDL files, IRCP files, and Direct Link from Premiere Pro for optimal pixel perfect color flexibility. When you're finished with this color correction and grading course, you'll not only know how to create the popular "Pleasantville effect" with objects in your video content, but also how to manipulate the color of moving objects by performing auto-tracking with masks around your subjects. Software required: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 or later, Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015 or later.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 39s
  2. Introduction
    35m 11s
  3. Direct Linking to SpeedGrade CC
    29m 7s
  4. Color Grading with Primary Layer Stacks in SpeedGrade
    40m 26s
  5. Effective Secondary Layer Grading
    43m 5s
  6. Auto Shot Match and Applying Look Layers in SpeedGrade CC
    28m 3s
  7. Optimal Render Settings and Name Automation in SpeedGrade CC
    9m 2s

What you will learn

  • Screenwriting
  • Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Reading Waveforms
  • Noise Reduction
  • Compositing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Masking and Roto
  • Tracking
  • Color Correction
  • Typography and Titles
  • 2D Animation
  • Expressions
  • Rendering

Pre-requisites

Experience with video and audio software is helpful, but not required.

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