CANCELED: Beginning Editing with Adobe Premiere CC - Weekend, March 2020

Sat, March. 28 & 29
1:00pm to 4:30pm

$235 General
$215 General registration with laptop
$210 Forum member
$190 Forum member with laptop
*2 laptop spaces are available per workshop. Laptops should meet the guidelines to be able to run Premiere effectively.

Duration: 7h
Instructor: Bernard Mann



This entry-level workshop will take place over one weekend and introduce you to the fundamentals of film/video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. This is a combo lecture/hands on workshop, where you learn concepts and then apply them directly in Premiere. By the end of the course, you will have foundational experience in all aspects of the editing process, from organizing and importing to finishing with color and exporting. Learn from local industry professionals, and build meaningful artistic and community connections while you learn this essential editing software. Students also get free access to the NWFF edit lab through April 5th.

What you can expect to learn:

  • How to edit a one minute short montage film, including b-roll, music and dialogue from start to finish using media provided
  • Overview of the interface, tools, and editing modes
  • Program setup, how to import media, and project organization
  • Overwrite, insert editing, and trimming
  • Layering music with off screen dialogue audio
  • Adding titles and transitions
  • Basic color adjustments and corrections
  • Exporting a final video

What experience is needed:

  • You should have familiarity operating either a Mac or PC computer, but experience with Adobe or in editing video is not required.
  • Former experience in editing film, photography, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, or phone based editing can be applied to learning this software.
  • For those with some Adobe experience, or who are self taught, this workshop will give you insight into functions and techniques you may have missed, the opportunity to ask questions as you work, and up to date information about the latest version of the software.

Note: Software, and editing stations are provided. Our lab has 4 iMac stations, two PC stations. Please indicate your preference during registration. Students also receive free access to the NWFF Edit Lab during the workshop dates, and one week after the last session.

*Two seats are available at a reduced rate for students who can bring their own laptop, and use a trial version or their own copy of Adobe Premiere. Please make sure your laptop can effectively run the program, to make the most of the workshop. Adobe system requirements.

Bernard Mann

Bernard Mann

Bernard Mann is a filmmaker and editor based in Seattle. He is an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro, A.C.E. in Premiere Pro CC, and has over a two decades of experience, working in multiple genres in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. He’s edited documentaries, and narrative films, and commercials. He has a B.F.A in TV/Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His projects include editing the digital cinema projection Kickstarter “Project Ahead” for the NWFF, and his documentary, “A Rich Man” and most recently the narrative short “The Lost Wallet.” His films have been accepted to multiple film festivals. “A Rich Man” and his documentary film “School is Out” were part of Seattle’s Local Sightings Film Festival.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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