Do photographers need such a thing?
There's no such thing as a simple photographer any more. Whether a professional or an amateur, these days you need so many more skills to keep up with the likes of YouTube, Instagram and so on. So, it would probably be more correct to call yourself a visual media creator. Do you have those skills? I know I don't, but I would like to.
In response to the growing demand of traditional photographers to be able to edit video, the guys over at FStoppers have come up with a new Premiere tutorial. Their Introduction to Premiere Video Editing tutorial is for the likes of you and me. Most modern day cameras can shoot HD video, hey most mobile phones can too. The demand for high quality video is increasing at a surprising rate. From online tutorials to vocational training videos, everyone wants and expects you to be able to do it. So, is this 2-hour tutorial really any better than the free tutorials on YouTube?
First of all, most online Premiere tutorials don't provide you with the files being used. Then they usually concentrate on specific tasks and expect you to already have a working knowledge of the software. And most importantly, what real world experience to they have? FStoppers founders Patrick Hall and Lee Morris have been in the business for over 10 years. Their training videos are some of the best on the market, and they themselves film and edit all of them. This tells you that they know what they are talking about.
When you purchase the course, you receive links to download 3 folders. Two include the lessons video files, and the third includes all the video, photographic and audio files Lee uses during the course. This means that you can do exactly what he does and see exactly what he means. Lee gets right in to explaining and putting everything together. He works quickly, but his explanations are clear and concise. You'll have to pause the video frequently and go back to re-watch it so, if you are able to work on two screens simultaneously that will help.
Premiere is obviously an incredibly powerful editing tool, but this short tutorial covers all the main features. By the end of the first lesson you will have put a professional looking promotional video together.
Costing only $44.99 the Introduction to Premiere Video Editing tutorial is money well spent. In addition, you'll need a subscription to Premiere from Adobe which as a single app costs $20.99 per month.
Don't hold back your creative talent; this tutorial will give you the kick-start you need.