2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2012 1:21 PM by whsprague

    Great Training and Nice Preview of PrE11

    whsprague Adobe Community Professional

      Premiere Elements 11 has a new interface and, if video editing is new to you, the overall complexity of editing can be a challenge to learn.  Watching someone demo all of it on your computer makes it all a lot easier.  You can do that at Lynda.com


      Lynda.com provides a wide variety of training on all sorts of software.  This morning I was pleasantly surprised to see a brand new course on PrE11.


      If you are not aware of how it works, the Lynda.com business model is like a newspaper subscription.  For $25 a month you can take one or all of the courses.  If you want just one course, sign up today and cancel tomorrow.  At the end of 30 days your access stops, unless you renew.


      The new PrE11 course is here:  http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Elements-tutorials/Up-Running-Premiere-Elements-11/109763-2. html


      A free sample chapter on timeline editing is here:  http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=117254&playChapter=False


      Another free sample on transitions is here:  http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=117270&playChapter=False


      A third free sample on the pan and zoom (or "Ken Burns Effect") is here:  http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=117259&playChapter=False


      If you are new to video editing, new to Premier Elements, thinking about  an up grade or are in the middle of transitioning, these four sample clips will get you going and entertain you.


      Perhaps a bigger surprise for regulars here is that the instructor is the same Steve Grisseti that answers so many question for so many people on this forum.


      Nice work Steve!  It looks like you've put all the answers into a 3 hour course!  I don't know wether to buy your book, watch the course or both!



        • 1. Re: Great Training and Nice Preview of PrE11
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Thanks, Bill!


          I didn't want to post the link myself because I didn't want to look like I was too heavily self-promoting -- so thanks for the rousing endorsement! Glad you found it all helpful.

          • 2. Re: Great Training and Nice Preview of PrE11
            whsprague Adobe Community Professional



            You are welcome.


            After 50 years of taking pictures, I recently stumbled through trying to learn video editing.  Books were great when I did photography in a darkroom.  And, I'm sure your books are among the best.  Now that everything photo and video is on a computer, screen it makes more sense to have the photo and video processes demonstrated on ones own computer.


            There are many questions posted here and elsewhere involved with not knowing what the software is supposed to do or how it's done.  Random Internet searches can find some help.  I stumbled from one to another about a variety of editors.  One stumble led to Lynda.com and I found the course on PrE10.  The course turned the light bulbs on, filled in the gaps and I began to "get it".


            There seems to be no substitute for investing the time in taking a course (or reading a book) that has a beginning, middle and end.  My preference is the video course with the on screen demos.  Such a course fills in the inevitable gaps that stem from random learning. 


            My "rousing endorsement" is both for the video teaching method and you as an instructor. My purpose for the endorsement is to lead people I don't know with an interest in video to a fun, entertaining and rewarding learning experience.