Hi Brian. I personally found the Lynda.com "essential training" a great way of learning the basics (this was probaby back in Premiere Pro 2 days) I didnt get on to well with the classroom in a book kind of training - prefer to 'see' it. One thing I will say though is that there is no substitute for doing it yourself. If you simply watch the videos it does not stick (for me). So get a few projects going and just try to do stuff. The forum is great for the questions too - and no one seems to mind (too much) when a question is asked that has been answered many times before. The premiere wicki site (think Eddie runs it) is also great for getting up to speed - and further. Have fun
no one seems to mind (too much) when a question is asked that has been answered many times before.
Is the Lynda.com training any better than the Classroom in a Book title?
No they are two different methods of teaching.
On person is very visual and likes to have it in video, another person wants it in writing.
So you cannot say one is better than the other.
Straight from the source:
Good observation. There are basically three types of learning: reading, seeing and doing. Most people incorporate more than one, though with personal priorities.
I'm first a reader, then a do-er, with seeing it done being way down my list. My wife wanst to see it, then do it and finally read about it. Each person is different, so what works best for one, will likely not be the method for all others.