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The Fundamentals of Video Editing

The Fundamentals of Video Editing


The Fundamentals of Video Editing course at CTS College is a comprehensive programme that delves into the intricacies of manipulating video footage, emphasising Adobe Premiere Pro as the primary tool. Recognising video editing as both a technical process and an art form, the course empowers participants to craft compelling narratives, evoke emotions and establish seamless rhythmic sequences in their videos.

From creating slideshows to editing news stories and adding impactful effects, participants gain a versatile skill set applicable to various contexts, including social media sharing and professional film and television production. Whether aspiring to impress friends with polished videos or seeking a career in the dynamic field of visual storytelling, this course provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in video editing.


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Navigate the Adobe 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


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 9 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • 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

Entry Requirements

The following are the recommended entry requirements for this course:

  • Computer literacy
  • A creative mindset
  • Passion for film, television and digital media

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

1: Introduction

  • Fundamentals of video editing
  • Creating new projects
  • Understanding the different workspaces
  • Using the timeline tools
  • Exploring panels

2: Sequences

  • Importing and organising media files
  • Creating new sequences
  • Adding video clips, audio tracks and images
  • Importing Photoshop files
  • Trimming video clips and audio tracks
  • Setting 'in' and 'out' points
  • Unlinking audio tracks from video clips

3: Transitions

  • Adding video and audio transitions
  • Editing and customising transitions
  • Creating custom transitions

4: Keyframes

  • Understanding keyframes
  • Adjusting video dimensions and speed
  • Animating text and shapes

5: Shapes

  • Drawing freeform shapes and changing its properties
  • Creating mask layers

6: Titling

  • Understanding the essential graphics panel
  • Creating new titles
  • Using, editing and creating title templates
  • Working with layers

7: Soundmixing

  • Understanding the audio mixer panel
  • Trimming audio tracks
  • Adding voiceovers
  • Adjusting audio using keyframes

8: Colour

  • 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

9: masking

  • Creating a rectangular and elliptical mask
  • Automatic mask tracking
  • Creating freeform mask shapes

10: Effects

  • Understanding the effects control panel
  • Using and editing effect presets
  • Combining multiple effects and blend modes

11: exporting

  • Removing unused media files
  • Export settings and exporting a video
  • Understanding different file formats and uses
  • Exporting for social media platforms


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
2024 - Session 1 - Online Classes Monday, February 26, 2024 Monday, April 29, 2024
2024 - Session 2 - Online Classes Monday, May 27, 2024 Monday, July 22, 2024
2024 - Session 3 - Online Classes Monday, July 29, 2024 Monday, September 23, 2024
2024 - Session 4 - Online Classes Monday, September 30, 2024 Monday, November 25, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Projects
  • A practical exam


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.


CTS College will provide all handouts in digital format for this programme.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,500. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Mrs. Nisha Ramkissoon to facilitate the Advanced Graphic Design course. Mrs. Ramkissoon not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

With nearly two decades of experience, Miss Nisha Ramkissoon has evolved into a seasoned expert in Graphic Design and Printing. Renowned for her innovative command of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro, coupled with her detailed explanations and patience, she has made an enduring impact on countless students.

Miss Nisha initiated her graphic design journey as an intern in 2007, learning from industry luminaries and refining her creative passion alongside digital techniques for local, regional and international brands. In 2012, she transitioned into education at CTS College, introducing the first Basic Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator class. Her success prompted the addition of an Advanced Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator class and an Adobe Premier Pro.

Presently, a senior graphic designer/team lead with a BSc. in Business Computing and Information Systems, Miss Nisha seamlessly merges traditional artistic principles with contemporary digital techniques. Her inclusive teaching style fosters a creative environment, empowering students to master design fundamentals and develop their unique artistic flair. Committed to her students, she inspires them to view the world through the lens of creativity and imagination.

Programme Management

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

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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