Learn the editing basics and become familiar with the interface of Adobe Premiere.

photo by Mark Dawson

Understanding the editor's job of combining pictures, words, and audio into a cohesive and engaging body of work is essential for all filmmakers. Adobe’s Premiere has become the preferred software choice for many professional editors.

Topics include understanding the interface; importing and managing media, building and fine tuning the rough cut, working with sound, working with titles, the basics of color correction, and exporting and sharing your projects.

This course is designed for students with little to no editing experience. We will start with the basics and build from there. It is also good for self-taught editors who would like to break their bad habits.



Mark Chesak



From the North Pole to Miami Beach, Mark Chesak has been cutting TV documentaries covering adventure sports, reality TV and investigative journalism for over 15 years.  His editing credits include Crash of Flight 111 for NOVA, Dangerous Prescription for Frontline, Surviving Mars for the Discovery Channel, plus numerous shows for the History Channel, National Geographic, NBC Sports, and the DIY Network.

Along with work in broadcast television, Mark is also an Avid Certified Instructor and has taught editing to students from varied backgrounds, countries and news organizations.  From troops at Fort Bragg’s Kennedy School of Special Warfare, to members of the White House Communications staff, to faculty at Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.  He is also an adjunct professor at Boston University and Emerson College.

Photo at left: 
“Editing on Mars!”
Mark Chesak, Devon Island, Canada. For Discovery Channel, July 2001.




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