Premiere Pro for Features and Commercials

Taught by Matt Latham, the Premiere Pro for Features and Commercials class is for those who are interested in making the most of Premiere for use on feature films, short films, and commercials. This class will show you how to customize the editorial experience, quickly sync and organize projects, edit collaboratively, avoid crashes and keep the program snappy, create polished effects and instantly integrate the power of the rest of the Adobe suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, etc.) via Dynamic Linking, and finally, to ensure a smooth turnover experience to separate sound and color departments.

Saturday October 19th, 9am-4pm PST (one hour lunch break at 12pm)

$199.99 in person, $174.99 via webinar

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  • User settings, exporting/importing settings, keyboard shortcuts

  • How to customize workspaces (including the popular “pancake timeline” method)

  • Monitor output

  • Overlay information, and how to display metadata



  • Importing media vs ingesting media

  • Traditional offline/online vs Adobe's “one-click” Proxy Workflow

  • Using ALEs for quick ingest of all available metadata

  • Customizing metadata

  • Master Clip Settings and Effects (LUTs and more)



  • Batch syncing camera to external audio with Multicam Source Sequence

  • Merge Clips: what they are for and why you absolutely should not use them

  • Creating multi-cam clips

  • Multiple ways for organizing and working with clips



  • Interpreting Footage, Working With Different Frame Rates and Codecs

  • Adjusting Playback Quality, Sequence Settings, and how that affects playback

  • Dynamic Linking with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Audition

  • Customizing Effects, Creating and Importing/Exporting Presets

  • Collaborative editing with shared media

  • Opacity Masking (equivalent to Avid's Animatte), Blend Modes, Speed Ramps, and other commonly used effects

  • Tips for timeline organization to keep things clean and ensure easy turnovers



  • Exporting Media and Working with Adobe Media Encoder

  • Prepping for Turnover to other programs (e.g. Pro Tools and Resolve)

  • Relinking to original media if necessary

  • Exporting OMF, AAF, XML, EDL

  • Creating reference videos with displayed metadata


Check out an excerpt from last year’s class on how to create spanned markers:


  • You must have a laptop or desktop computer for this class with Adobe Premiere Pro 2017.1 or later installed. As long as it hasn’t expired, a trial version of Premiere is fine. 8GB of system memory and Windows 7/OS X 10.11 or later are required to run Premiere Pro 2017.1. Computer rentals are available for as little $60/week from Hi-Tech Computer Rental in Burbank. Let us know if you have any questions about system compatibility.

  • Both webinar and in-person tickets give access to the class once it ends with a week of playback on YouTube. Real-time viewing is not required if you’d prefer to watch the class once it’s available on Youtube.


Matt Latham has been working in Adobe Premiere for over a decade, working as an editor and as an assistant on features, shorts, event videos, and commercials. Matt has won two Lone Star Emmys for his commercial work, and has edited independent feature films that have played at prominent film festivals such as Tribeca Film Festival and FrightFest. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Blue Collar Post Collective, a non-profit organization supporting emerging talent in post production.