Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program


All students who finish this program will receive a signed certificate of completion verifying their participation in the program.

In this certificate program you will learn how to edit and tell a story using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. We'll go from raw footage all the way to sound mix and color correction. Lastly we'll look at using Adobe's Media Encoder to create digital masters and web ready versions of your work.

Program Description

You'll not only learn the tools you need for editing but also examine but why you should or shouldn't use them . In the later courses we'll cover color correction and sound mixing to make your videos look and sound the best the possibly can. To really make your videos stand apart from the crowd we'll cover an intro to After Effects CC to add dynamic and engaging titles. By using dynamic linking we can do all of this without any extra rendering or exporting. We go in depth into finding the right compression setting using Media Encoder to get you the right balance of file size vs quality. So your digital videos always look good no matter where they are playing.

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Who Should Take This Class

Anyone looking to learn video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Having a working knowledge of Apple computers and knowledge or experience with Photoshop and other Adobe applications will be helpful but not required.

After You Register

BDA is committed to making learning process as enjoyable as possible and making sure that you can focus on your learning. After you register you will be contacted by our staff who answer questions you might have and assist you with any logistical and travel concerns.

Equipment Requirements

BDA provides Macintosh workstations for in-class use and can make these workstations available to students, outside of class time, if scheduled in advance with BDA staff. Workstations and BDA equipment cannot leave BDA facilities and there is no "guarantee" that we will have a workstation available for you, pending schedules and BDA office hours. Students are also welcome to use their own computer with the latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro installed. Adobe offers a free 7-day trial of the Creative Cloud.

Please bring a Mac compatiable portable drive with 4GB of free space if you would like to take your class work and sample projects home.



9am - 5pm: Intro To Premiere Pro CC

So you've just been handed the raw footage from a shoot, now what? We'll cover the basic layout and use of Premiere, how to import raw footage, and project organization. You'll learn about different types workflows for different genres and start building our first cuts.

12pm - 1pm: Lunch Break


9am - 3pm: Polishing the Edit

Today we'll learn how to take our first cuts we made in the previous class and start to polish up the cut with transitions and titles. We'll also get into the basics of sound mixing and color correction.

12pm - 1pm: Lunch Break

3pm - 5pm: Practice Time

Using supplied media and the knowledge gained so far, you'll build a basic edit on your own. Instructor will be available to answer any questions you may have.


9am - 3pm: Intermediate Premiere Pro

In this class we'll start building a scene and take it from start to finish. We'll also dive in to some advanced color correction techniques. Also covered are different types of edits such as a slip and roll edit.

12pm - 1pm: Lunch Break

3pm - 5pm: Practice Time

You'll take all the skills learned so far to create a dynamic edit with music, titles and transitions. As well as some shot correction using the warp stabilizer and effects masking. Instructor will be available for guidance.


9am - 5pm: Multi Cam Editing

We'll cover how to pull together a multi cam edit, including how to sync our footage using the audio waveforms. You'll also learn about offline editing and creating low res proxies to edit with if your computer can't handle the large HD or 4K files.

12pm - 1pm: Lunch Break


9am - 12pm: Intro to Motion Graphics

You'll get an introduction to using After Effects CC to create engaging motion graphics/titles for your videos.

12pm - 1pm: Lunch Break

1pm - 3pm: Practice Time

Work on creating your own your animated title. Instructor will be available to answer any questions you may have.

3pm - 5pm: Cleaning Up and Exporting

In this last session we'll look at finishing up a project. How to clean and prepare your sequence for export and for going to other post facilities. We'll learn how to create a digital master and then compress it for either the web or a digital presentation.


Michael Saclisi Mike Scalisi of Triple Threat Digital is a skilled editor, director and motion graphics artist with over 8 years of professional experience creating everything from corporate videos to broadcast television series to feature length documentaries. In 2009 he worked as an editor and motion graphics artist on the Academy Award winning documentary "The Cove" which was produced right here in Boulder. Mike works daily with Adobe creative apps such as After Effects , Photoshop, and Premiere as well as Apple's Final Cut Studio to create visually stunning videos for local and international clients.


This certificate program will be held in the Boulder Digital Arts Boulder location classroom.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $1,199.00

Non-Members: $1,249.00

Available Dates

May 14 - 18, 2018

In Boulder Location

Weekend Format Schedule

Complete Schedule:
Monday, May 14, 2018, 9AM - 5PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9AM - 5PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9AM - 5PM
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9AM - 5PM
Friday, May 18, 2018, 9AM - 5PM

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August 13 - 17, 2018

In Boulder Location

Weekday Format Schedule

Complete Schedule:

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Customer Comments

Great experience! I learned so much during the week and will definitely be coming back to BDA!Kate
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Comments For: Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program

As an instructor Mike Scalisi is invaluable! He presents the content of Adobe Premiere Pro in a clear and focused manner. Mike provides the right amount of time to work with and absorb the different aspects of Premiere.chris on 7/4/2016
"I am very impressed with Mike Scalisi as a teacher. He was very informative with the right mix of lecture and hands-on training. In addition, he was very patient and encouraged questions, which helped me get the most out of the class. I would definitely take another class from him in the future."Megan on 3/28/2016
"I am extremely happy that this class was available and will most definitely use what I learned."Toni on 3/26/2016
BDA more than exceeded my expectations. The information gained will definitely help me in my career. Thanks for everything.Corey on 10/24/2015
Great experience! I learned so much during the week and will definitely be coming back to BDA!Kate on 4/11/2015
I have been editing over 10 years on FCP, this has given me what I need to move over to FCPX now. I had learned so much I really feared it, but now I am ready to start using it! Brenden is absolutely amazing. Friendly, personable and funny too! Truly an enjoyable experience!Diane on 4/19/2013
[The instructor] explained complex situations very well and was thorough and patientMark on 7/13/2012
Wonderful experience in a positive, professional environment.Susan on 12/3/2010
Great to have in-depth info and hands-on practice. Brendan was great!Barb on 12/3/2010
I know a good deal about Final Cut and I still learned a lot. Class was superb.austin on 12/3/2010

Optional Payment Plan for Certificate Programs:

We want to make our training as accessible as possible so we offer a simple payment plan for our Certificate Programs. For classes that are $400 - $998, each of the two payments is simply 50% of the total cost of the Certificate Program or "bundle" with no finance charges or other costs. For classes that are $999+, each of the four payments is simply 25% of the total cost of the Certificate Program or "bundle" with no finance charges or other costs. BDA membership is required to obtain a payment plan. Click here to learn about membership. The first payment will be taken at the time of registration and the remaining payments are paid once a month for the following three months. Details the payment amounts for this particular program are listed in the table below.

It's easy to take advantage of this option and we encourage you to sign up early since these programs often fill up fast! If you're interested, don't register online. Instead, please contact BDA staff at 303-800-4647 or email us with the name and start date of the class you wish to attend ( and we'll get you setup, take your first payment, and confirm your registration.


Payment Program Details

  Payment Amount
Payment 1
Paid at time of registration.
Payment 2
Due one month after registration.
Payment 3
Due two months after registration.
Payment 4
Due three months after registration.
Note: you must be a BDA member to take advantage of our payment plans. Registrants using the payment plan are not eligible for any early registration discounts and always pay the standard registration fee ($1,199.00).