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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?

  • The Theory of Editing - Methods, Styles & Techniques
  • Creating a project in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Navigating the Adobe Premiere Pro Interface
  • Editing Basics - Capturing & Importing Footage, Using Editing Tools and Transitions, Creating Titles, Editing with Audio, Effect Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Editing News Stories

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course include:

Theory of Editing

  • What is Editing?
  • Introduction to Editing Terminology
  • Editing Styles
  • Graphic Match / Match Cut
  • Rhythm Editing
  • Establishing Shot
  • Shot / Reverse Shot
  • Eye-line Match
  • Continuity Editing
  • Jump Cut
  • Montage

Opening an Adobe Project

  • Naming Project
  • Project Destination
  • Sequence Format Selection

Navigating the Adobe Premiere Interface

  • Menu
  • Windows
  • Tools

Editing Basics

  • Capturing and Importing Footage
  • Selecting In and Out Points
  • Placing Footage on the Timeline
  • Using Tools and Transitions
  • Creating Titles
  • Rendering
  • Exporting

Editing with Audio

  • Editing Video to Voiceover Audio
  • Editing Video to Music

Editing using a Script

Navigating the Effect Controls Window

  • Basic Motion
  • Opacity
  • Effects

Editing Slideshows

  • Resizing Photos
  • Keyframing
  • Styles

Working with Video and Audio Effects

  • Working with effects
  • Keyframing effects
  • Effects Preset



Students will be required to complete a written and practical exam based on topics covered during the course.

On Completion

Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Wednesday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 5 weeks 15 hours $1,500.00 Mr. Andrew N. Nicolls

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

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Session 2 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Session 3 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Student Support

Lecturer's Profile

Andrew N. Nicolls

"My Passion is to help others unlock the creativity inside of them."

I’ve been involved in media for the past 25 years. It began when I was just 8 years old and I was picked to be an extra in a television commercial. The lights and cameras had a profound impact on me as they also introduced me to a forum where I could express my imagination creatively.

Years later, I went on to work at a production studio where I developed my skills as a Camera Operator and Editor. I have since worked on producing various commercials, music videos as well as local and international films. Working with some of the ‘big’ names in the industry has changed my entire approach to editing. Knowing that the videos I have created or edited were seen by thousands of people around the world and have impacted them in a positive manner has helped me to develop a greater level of confidence in myself and my work!

I look forward to sharing my joy and my passion for video editing with you. See you soon!

Programme Manager

Mr. Matthew Christian

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

Matthew Christian
Phone: 720-2939
E-mail: mchristian@ctscbcs.com

Additional Information

Required Texts

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

Tuition Cost


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