Adobe Video Bootcamp

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Learn to use Premiere Pro and After Effects now!

When it comes to editing your video content, Premiere Pro and After Effects are a pretty tough combination to beat, allowing you to make a wide range of edits and apply a vast array of effects.

Our Video Bootcamp brings together 4 days of professional classroom based training on Premiere Pro and After Effects which will enable you to get up and running on these two great packages in no time at all. This is then supported and extended by 12 months access to our learning management system containing video tutorials, exercises, sample files and instructor led support forums.

The course teaches you practical real world skills which allow you to output professional looking video whether for social media, your website or output onto DVD or other formats.

£895.00ex vat

The Premiere Pro stage of the Bootcamp covers all the basic skills needed to edit and work with video files whether for the web, dvd or other output.

Premiere Pro Stage - Course Topics


  • Non-Linear Editing
  • Formats, Codecs and video standards
  • The video editing workflow
  • Understanding projects, sequences and clips.

The Premiere Interface

  • Using workspaces in Adobe Premiere
  • The Source, Program, Project and Sequence panels
  • Supplementary panels (Effects Controls, Audio, Metadata, Media

Browser, Effects and History panels

  • The Tools Panel and the audio meters

Importing and organising your footage

  • Importing single and multiple files and folders
  • Using bins and renaming clips
  • Adding metadata to clips
  • Using the Media Browser
  • The Speech Analysis tool

Basic Editing Skills

  • Creating a new sequence using your clips settings
  • Previewing your clips in the Source Panel
  • Playback
  • Shortcuts
  • Three point and drag-and-drop editing
  • Understanding an insert and overwrite edit
  • Viewing a waveform and editing audio
  • Working with different image formats

Editing in the Timeline

  • Rearranging clips in the timeline
  • Editing in and out points
  • Copying and pasting clips
  • Understanding tracks and using track select
  • Ripple and roll edits
  • Using the razor blade
  • Modifying clip speed

Working with audio

  • Setting correct audio levels
  • Mixing audio
  • Syncing audio using markers

Using Effects to refine your project

  • Adding transitions
  • Adding titles, crawls and rolls
  • Fixing exposure, saturation and colour balance using the three way colour corrector
  • Fixing common audio issues using audio filters
  • Understanding rendering and realtime playback

Capturing and converting footage

  • Capturing from tape based media
  • Ingesting from hard drive and solid state based cameras
  • Converting files using Adobe Media Encoder

Exporting your project

  • Understanding formats and presets
  • Exporting to the web for H264
  • Exporting for PC and MAC playback
  • Creating files ready for DVD

Tips and common problems

  • Resetting your preferences file
  • Moving and relinking source files
  • The auto-save vault


The After Effects stage of the Bootcamp covers all the basic skills needed in the post production of professional quality video content.

After Effects Stage - Course Topics

After Effects user interface and animation

  • What is a project file and what is in it?
  • Tools and Panels
  • Creating a Composition
  • Importing Media into a Project

Basic animation

  • Adding layers to a composition
  • Navigating the timeline
  • Transform properties of layers
  • Keyframing layer properties
  • RAM preview

Intermediate animation

  • In-depth keyframe manipulation & interpolation
  • Graph Editor
  • Motion Sketch/Smoother
  • Auto-Orient/Motion Blur
  • Roving Keyframes
  • Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool

Layer Control

  • Trim-move-stack-split
  • Sequence Layers
  • Looping Footage
  • Image Sequences
  • Frame Rate vs Time Stretch
  • Blending Modes
  • Effects & Solids
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Styles
  • Masks


  • Opacity
  • Masks
  • Shape
  • Feather
  • Expansion
  • Masking with the Pen Tool
  • Track Mattes


  • Effects and Presets Panels
  • Applying Effects to layers
  • Modifying Effects using the Effects Control Panel
  • Animating Effects
  • Changing order of Effects
  • Using Adjustment Layers

The Text tool

  • Using the text tool
  • Animating text
  • Text animation presets

Render Order

  • How After Effects puts it all together
  • Exporting files
  • Add to Render Queue
  • Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue


Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience.  With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.

Reasons to choose Highlander for your professional training

  • A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
  • High quality instruction - Our instructors are certified by Adobe, Google and CompTIA.
  • We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
  • Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.

What you get on a Highlander Course

Start and finish times

Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.


Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our York centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.

If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.


Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets.  There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.


There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen".  Our centre is located on the well known Bishy Road in York, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".

Course Materials

Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.

Internet Access

All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.

Certificate of Completion

All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.

Who should attend this course

This course is aimed at people looking to professionally edit and manipulate video files, adding post production effects to a high standard.

You should be comfortable using a computer for example to copy and paste or open files and applications, and an understanding of common video terminology is an advantage.

Comments from delegates that attended

"Really good basic overview in Premier Pro. I have got more out of the session than I hope for."
Head of Marketing and Alliances, PowerON

"He is super helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable - thanks again for being so cool!"
Digital Design Lead, Mullen Lowe

"{{The instructor}} was really patient - happy to answer questions and go over points again. Offer help and advice after course too."
Corporate Communication Officer, North Yorkshire Police

"Really helpful course, I had used Premier Pro before, but this really helped to formalise what i knew, and showed me lots of ways that will make my workflow quicker and easier in the future. I liked the small class size."
Content Manager, Yumax

"{{The instructor}} was lovely - he was more than happy to help with everything and answer everyone's questions. He's an expert on the software, and it's good to know I've learnt from the master himself!"
Content Marketing Exec, Yorkshire Care

"Personable, knowledgeable, informative and a people person. Great"
Lecturer in Photography, Dumfries & Galloway College

"Small classes (4) meant questions can be asked without disruption. Friendly atmosphere. We all had questions at some point and it meant queries were manageable, relevant and answered well."
Marketing, Renishaw