Web Videography using Adobe Premiere Elements

This course starts from teaching the basic principles of creating, editing, and storing pro quality digital video effects with audio integration capability –that you can share anywhere in the world, using your home PC or MAC technology computer. Using Adobe Premier Elements (APE) 11 or earlier, this course will introduce you to the video production basics that will help lay a solid foundation for your journey towards Web Videography Mastery with any video editing software that you touch.

The introductory video editing tool within the Adobe Suite Multimedia Production Suite, Adobe Premier Elements (APE) is it is an extremely versatile and powerful video-editing and video/audio production tool. In addition to its power and flexibility, APE, works on the most OS platforms as well as with the most popular file formats and is part of one of the most powerful multimedia production suites in the world.

Starting with the basics, via the APE toolset, students will become masterful in videography skills ranging from basic video and audio editing techniques for creating professional quality movies. In this course student will create their very own video production will be uploaded to the web and to online sites such as YouTube, for home or business use and that can be saved to a CD or a DVD.

Applicable Job Roles: web designers, videographer, video producer, directors and webmasters.

Week 1: Introduction and Understanding Project Asset Management
  • Taking a Tour of Adobe Premier Elements
    • Getting Started - The Installation
    • Key Panels and Views
    • Work Space
    • Organizer
  • Managing the Work Space and Project Options
    • Project Preferences
    • Project Creation
    • Configuring the Workspace
    • Compatibility Options (if applicable)
    • Supported File Types
      • Video Files
      • Still Images
      • Audio Files
    • DV Capture and Import
Week 2: Video Project Management and Smart Tools
  • Video Capture and Import
  • Organizing your Project
  • Analyzing your Project
  • Managing your Project
  • Fixing and Trimming the Smart way
  • Instant Movie Creation
Week 3: Editing Basics - Effects and Transitions
  • Understanding Time and Scene lines
  • Video Clips Management: Splitting, Deleting, and Inserting
  • Create, Preview and Edit Transitions
  • Change Duration
  • Video to black
  • Fade In/Out
  • Repeat Transition
Week 4: Overview of Special Effects
  • The Ins and Outs of Special Effects
  • Tracking Motion
  • Video Merging Overview
  • Create Opening Title
  • Editing the Title Overlay
  • Title, Text and Animation Management
  • Enhancing New Scenes with Titles
  • Font Control, Manipulation and Giving Credits
Week 5: Audio, Automovie and Wrap
  • Adding a Music Backdrop
  • Tweaking the Audio
  • Trimming, Fading and Mixing Sound, the Smart way
  • How About Some Narration
  • Now its Time to Create InstantMovies
  • Saving to Computer, CD, or DVD/Blue-ray disc
  • Sending via e-mail
  • Uploading to the Internet
  • To Mobile Device
Week 6: FINAL PROJECT - Understanding the Work Flow
  • Transferring Video to Computer
  • Create/Open Project
  • Reviewing and Organizing your footage
  • Edit Clips: Add Transitions, Special Effects and Titles
  • Audio: Music Narration
  • Save and Make Instant movies - Let's See the Fully Functional Deliverable Baby!
  • Ability to utilize a web browser as well as to access and utilize the internet.
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional
    • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • MAC OS
  • Software: Adobe Premiere Elements 11, or previous version. Trial version for Adobe Premiere Elements 11 available at http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-elements.html
  • Minimum Computer Requirements
    • 600 megahertz (MHz) processor, such as an Intel Pentium III, AMD Athlon, or equivalent processor
    • 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM
    • 2 Gigabytes (GB) of free hard disk space
  • Recommended Computer Requirements: in order to optimize your experience and the performance of Windows Movie Maker, we recommend the following:
    • 1.5 gigahertz (GHz) processor, such as an Intel Pentium 4, an AMD Athlon XP 1500+, or equivalent processor
    • 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM
    • 2 Gigabytes (GB) of free hard disk space
  • Optional for this Class (required for Real World Transfers)
    • An audio capture device (to capture audio from external sources)
    • A DV or analog video capture device (to capture video from external sources)
Additional Information
At no Additional Cost, Multimedia (Audio/Video/Gaming), content may be used as part of this courses learning resources.

Additional information:

Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our Terms and Refund Policy before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software might be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures (text-based, no video or audio), reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class.


Price: $220.00
WITI Price: $160.00
Course No.: A241
Instructor Michael Crawley
CEUs 3
Duration 6 weeks
Cost 50
Open Courses:

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Instructor's Profile:
InstructorMichael L. Crawley, MBA, PMP has 20+ years of information technology experience. In addition, Michael has been engaged in internet, digital multimedia production, training, e-learning, gamification and e-Commerce project delivery since the inception of PC-based digital media technology. He was instrumental on the internet team that initiated one of the first U.S.-based, Online News Media presences, COX owned and ABC affiliate WSOC TV, Channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina - http://www.wsoctv.com/ . The Charlotte affiliate came online just days before its Atlanta counterpart, WSB-TV. Michael has created and delivered thousands of hours of multimedia/web-based training and information products. He has deployed projects for companies such as Pearson Education, ITT Technical Institute, AT&T, Motient Wireless Communications, Grainger, NSConline, Intelligent Environments, Financial Software Services and Support, Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Vanstar Corporation, Financial Services and Law Groups, Healthcare organizations as well as Entrepreneurial, Executive Suite and C-Level stakeholders to name a few organizations. He manages the delivery of worldwide product training materials including: PPT; web training for Internet, Intranet, Extranet platforms; marketing and technical video delivered via CD; as well as interactive case studies for marketing / sales / VAR. Michael is currently involved in video and animation-based multimedia projects for business, community and spiritual entities. He helps direct and produce as well as to conduct story research, shoots, storyboarding, videography and video editing of multimedia packages. Michael Crawley specializes in e-commerce, gamification and online instructional design and training delivery modalities with an emphasis on streaming multimedia, e-Business, e-Learning as well as the mobile integration of learning and business solutions.
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"An excellent online learning experience (the first one that I have completed)! Useful strategies and material, practical suggestions; well designed assignments as a very good learning tool. From the beginning, Michael’s approach was extremely professional and focused on the task. Thanks Michael for this effective, inspirational and enjoyable program! Happy Holidays! “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein" - Mirela Popa
"I really enjoyed and got a lot out of this class, more than I expected. I had no prior knowledge of video making and was able to mix music, video and pictures, transitions and titles all by the end. Great teacher with excellent feedback on lessons." - cyndy shulman
"Before this class, movie software had me stumped, but now I can put together a video without thinking twice about the steps." - Lisa Stevens
"Great class for the basics in video editing. Helps to learn all the ins and outs of Windows Movie Maker that aren't intuitive. Great chance to see what can be done. I will use it a lot in the future. Highly recommend it!" - Faye Cragin