i'm a novice...none of that made any sense to me
There's your problem. Premiere Pro is for professionals. I very heartily recommend becoming one before you try using software at this level. For those without the time or inclination to do so, there are consumer level editors out there which will be easier for non-professionals to work with.
I recommend you do a Google search for "Premiere Pro tutorials". You will learn a lot from watching these.
yeah, i've actually been watching three sets of tutorials to get a handle on it but hadn't found anything to explain my problem. was hoping someone might have run into the same problem as me.
hadn't found anything to explain my problem.
That's not quite the best approach. Don't look to finding this one answer, look to becoming a well educated professional in all aspects of video production before using this software. This is not a quick fix, it is a proper months or even years long method (depending on the degree you wish to attain).
As I said, for those without such dedication, there are consumer programs out there.
And of course, there is always the option of hiring a professional to do the job. We depend on folks like yourself to earn a living. Nothing wrong with supporting us.
Jim, Give me a break. This is what forums are for, sharing information. If you cannot help, perhaps you should find a new one to frequent.