If you're starting out, why not use www.lynda.com for training for PPRO? It is not an in person class, but it can get you started right now. They do a great job.
http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-training-tutorials/287-0.html?utm_source=google&utm_medi um=cpc&utm_campaign=Search-Vid-Premiere+Pro&utm_content=tMupOizg&utm_term=%2Bpremiere%20%2 Bpro%20%2Btraining&gclid=CPWGufmro7gCFe1_QgodETAAGg
I have a friend who lives in London, and I'll ask him if he knows an outfit there that is worth using for in class training. Hopefully he'll get back to me and if he does, I'll let you know.
There are two different 'subjects' to learn here, the first is how to edit, the second is how to use any given NLE. I'd recommend learning the first before the second. It will be easier to learn the software if you know what it is you're trying to do, the terms involved, the style you're trying to emulate, etc.
My friend in London replied, and has no up to date information on training classes in PPRO. So I'd go with the suggestions that have already come through.
Thanks for your advice - what does NLE stand for?
Thanks Monstremoi for asking for me - appreciate that
I did consider that before, but I wanted to be in a class with actual experts to oversee my training and give me more direction. Ive done online tutorials before and they were OK, but this time round I wanted more of a one to one training. However, I think this would be a good point of call once I have developed the basics to get more advanced.
You guys have been very helpful so i appreciate your time in your replies. I have found a few training companies that look good to get me started. have any of you guys heard of the following and do you have any opinions about them or experiences yourself?
P.S. How did you guys get into it and where are you now with it in terms of career?
-this is one im thinking of doing as their courses are frequent. But, their website looks poor and the overview seems quite limited. However, they have had many good reveiws overall?
-this is another but its in November
-this look good and they are certified by adobe
-This is another im interested in as they offer beginner to advanced and a full 5 days full time with extra 2 days as a deal for free and adobe certifed, but very expensive.
-This is another full time 5 days from novice to pro. Again expensive but if good i would consider it.
However, I have saved up and would regard the training as an investment. I want to learn quickly and perhaps look for a junior position therafter once I have the knowledge and basic skills.
Any advice would be much appreciated - youve been helpful so far.
I understand the desire to have one on one training in person, or in a small class. However, taking the certification classes is really too far out there for you if you do not know any of the language of video editing (as evidenced by your question about the meaning of NLE).
Non Linear Editing basically means that you are not restricted to the same techniques people used when editing film. You can jump around and edit parts here, and parts there.
Carefully interview the instructor if you can, or the Director of Education at any company you consider. If they want your money they will speak with you. The "Zero to Hero" concept sounds about right, I suppose. You are starting from scratch and you need a course of study that takes you all the way from the beginning, and not dumps you in at "Now make an L cut" and expects you to know what that is.
Find out if the instructor participates in any forums like this one so that you will have ongoing support.
Going initially in a slightly different direction your first stop should be to visit www.theiac.org.uk
On the website you will find links to a number of movie making clubs in and around London, with Staines, Hemel, Brentwood, Harrow and Finchley just five of about 20.
I suggest that you make contact with the nearest to you and visit them, there and on the IAC website you will find a mass of information to help you.
The IAC also has its own forum and as the goal of the organization is to support and develop not for profit movie making
Jumping right in with all the expense of Premiere may not be the best course of action for you initially
There are courses in London but they would tend to be using Apples Final Cut Pro or Avid's Media Centre
Joining a local club would enable you to meet other experienced editors and someone there will be able to get you started
Just going on a course is not the way, there is just far to much to learn, you will only remember about 15% of what a course teachs you hence self learn and have amentor, then do a course after you have got all the basics mastered
If you would like to send me a private message I let you have my phone number and I can advise further
By the way I am in the UK but "Up Norf" in Lancashire
Thanks for the advise steven - i'll defo take some of those points and ask those questions when I see the course administrators and tutors
Thanks Biggles - ive private messaged you so hopefully we can speak more soon
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