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The Fundamentals of Video Editing

The Fundamentals of Video Editing


Video editing refers to the process of manipulating video footage. It is one of the most crucial elements in the filmmaking and television production process. However, despite its technical aspect, video editing is an art form that allows you to craft stories, evoke emotion and create a seamless rhythm with just the click of a mouse or the stroke of a key. The Fundamentals of Video Editing using Adobe Premiere Pro equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce quality videos, featurettes, films and television packages. Learn how to create slideshows, edit news stories, video montages as well as adding video effects. Impress your friends by producing professional videos to share via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter or start a career in Television and Film production!

What do I need for this course?

  • Students must be computer literate
  • Possess a creative mindset
  • Have a passion for film, television and digital media

Who should attend?

  • Filmmakers
  • Journalists
  • Aspiring Video Editors
  • Digital Media Practitioners
  • Persons who offer Video Production services
  • Graphic Artists who wish to expand their services
  • Anyone with a passion for video

What am I going to learn?

  • Navigate the Premiere Pro Interface
  • Combine Several Clips to Create One Video
  • Store Files in Folders for Easy Editing
  • Add Music to a Video
  • Add Pictures to a Video
  • Make Pictures Move
  • Remove Excess Parts of a Video or Music Track
  • Remove the Audio from a Video
  • Make a Video Clip Fade into Another Video Clip
  • Change the Speed of a Video
  • Change the Size of a Video
  • Add Shapes and Words to a Video
  • Make Words Bounce, Blink and Slide
  • Layer Shapes and Text to Create Unique Graphic Elements
  • Blend Music with Speech
  • Adjust the Volume of Music Over Time
  • Improve Sound Quality
  • Adjust Colour in a Video
  • Make Creative Adjustments
  • Add a Dark Shadow to the Edge of a Video
  • Blur a Person’s Face
  • Change the Geometric Shape of a Video
  • Use Creative Masking Tips
  • Blend Multiple Videos to Create Backgrounds
  • Stabilize a Shaky Video
  • Create a Picture from a Video
  • Save a Video as an MP4
  • Save a Video for Social Media

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course include:


  • Fundamentals of Video Editing
  • Creating New Projects
  • Understanding the Different Workspaces
  • Using the Timeline Tools
  • Exploring Panels


  • Importing & Organizing Media Files
  • Creating New Sequences
  • Adding Video Clips, Audio Tracks & Images
  • Importing Photoshop Files
  • Trimming Video Clips and Audio Tracks
  • Setting ‘In’ and ‘Out’ Points
  • Unlinking Audio Tracks from Video Clips


  • Adding Video and Audio Transitions
  • Editing and Customizing Transitions
  • Creating Custom Transitions


  • Understanding Keyframes
  • Adjusting Video Dimensions and Speed
  • Animating Text and Shapes


  • Drawing Freeform Shapes and Changing its Properties
  • Creating Mask Layers


  • Understanding the Essential Graphics Panel
  • Creating New Titles
  • Using, Editing and Creating Title Templates Work with Layers


  • Understanding the Audio Mixer Panel
  • Trimming Audio Tracks
  • Adding Voiceovers
  • Adjusting Audio Using Keyframes


  • Understanding the Lumetri Colour Panel
  • Colour Correcting and Colour Grading
  • Using LUTs and Applying Looks
  • Adjusting Shadows, Midtones and Highlights
  • Adding a Vignette
  • Creating Adjustment Layers


  • Creating a Rectangular and Elliptical Mask
  • Automatic Mask Tracking
  • Creating Freeform Mask Shapes


  • Understanding the Effects Control Panel
  • Using and Editing Effect Presets
  • Combining Multiple Effects & Blend Modes


  • Removing Unused Media Files
  • Export Settings and Exporting a Video
  • Understanding Different File Formats and Uses
  • Exporting for Social Media Platforms



Students are required to complete several projects and a practical exam upon completion of the course.

On Completion

Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Monday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 9 weeks 27 hours $1,500.00 Mrs. Nisha Ramkissoon

Session - Monday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 - Online Classes Monday, January 23, 2023 Monday, March 20, 2023
Session 2 - Online Classes Monday, April 24, 2023 Monday, June 26, 2023
Session 3 - Online Classes Monday, July 24, 2023 Monday, September 18, 2023
Session 4 - Online Classes Monday, October 16, 2023 Monday, December 18, 2023

Student Support

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

Additional Information

Required Texts

No books required. CTS will provide all handouts for the programme.

Tuition Cost


We are an ACTT recognised institution and partner with international awarding bodies