"Video Editing Fundamentals for Photographers" with Jason Levine

Learn the fundamentals of working with DSLR footage natively inside Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. From basic import, creating sequences, adding effects and transitions, all the way through export. We'll also cover questions regarding transcoding footage and using DSLR video with green screen. Jason Levine, Sr. Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe Creative Solutions, travels the globe promoting the applications and workflow techniques in Adobe CS4 Master Collection. Levine has conducted training and workflow sessions for some of the top broadcast corporations in Europe, including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording and mastering engineer, working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings from Classical to Country, Rock to Reggae., prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. In 2008 alone, Jason presented to over 75,000 people from San Francisco to Singapore, Amsterdam to Auckland, and everywhere in between.

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  • George Hamma

    As I recall, there was no green screen among the demos.

    August 26, 2010

  • Ruby Rieke

    Bummer I missed it but would love to see a video of it especially the green screen part.

    August 26, 2010

  • Susan

    I thought that Jason was going to put together a video of his demonstration.

    August 25, 2010

  • Bryan Forman

    I don't recall seeing anyone shooting the event but there's a video on Adobe TV that covers editing HD DSLR footage in Premier CS5. http://tinyurl.com/2e7qrec­

    August 25, 2010

  • Mark

    Loved the session. Mr. Levine made working with Premiere Pro with various native video formats look so easy. Getting a book on it myself & start to produce videos beyond just shoot and file in the Hard Drive !!:-D Thanks all for the hard work in putting the event together, did a pretty cool Night Shot after the event right up the street from Adobe SF Headquarters. Will post some pics when I process em. Thanks again for all who put this together and to Adobe for the Pizza and facility. Mark

    August 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative, as I just got into videotaping some of my shoots. Gave me ideas on optimizing shooting coverage due to features that would even give me better results rather than trying to be too physical with the video camera. Just drag and drop any video, still images, or music in the editing area!

    August 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great information. A great intro into the video aspect of photography. I have quite a bit of footage in my archives. Now I could easily get into editing them and achieve some decent results!

    August 7, 2010

  • Wayne Miller, Cr.Photog., CPP

    Very good presentation....

    August 6, 2010

  • Keith Cohn

    Excellent. One of the best. Would like to see more advanced editing from him and others.

    August 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    VITAL INTRO

    August 6, 2010

  • M M

    Thanks, Jason. It seems that you covered all basic how to while entertaining us. It was fun and helpful for brushing up my old Premiere knowledge. If you could get to AfterEffects, that would be super!

    August 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't get there. There was a 10 mile backup on 101 South at 5 PM last night. Turned the car around and did something else.

    August 6, 2010

  • Bill Hannapple

    The Jason Levine "Video Editing Fundamentals for Photographers" presentation very good to excellent; he knows his stuff, has a dynamic personality and his "stage" presence commanding. The material logically presented in an orderly and building sequence. Thank You all, and Thank You Jason!

    August 6, 2010

  • Mike Jensen

    Overall a good introduction to DSLR shooting and a very thorough overview of the benefits of editing in Premiere Pro.

    August 6, 2010

  • Denny Weigand

    Lots of details....very difficult to deal with all people in the group...understanding this Jason did a great job... but might have done more demonstration rather than get stuck in the details. My teaching Lightroom 3 gets me caught in the same dilemma so I can understand where he was coming from.

    August 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jason was great, I really enjoyed the event. I have Premiere pro but have never used it I think I'll give it a try. Thank you

    August 6, 2010

  • Luis

    Great info and tips!

    August 6, 2010

  • Derrick Story

    Lots of good information. Great product Adobe!

    August 6, 2010

  • George Hamma

    I think Jason did an excellent job of demonstrating the use of Premiere Pro CS5 for use with new DSLR HD video files. He demonstrated very effectively that multiple sources of different format could be efficiently organized into a video sequence in preparation for output to a selected format. Premiere Pro CS5 doesn't require the conversion of video streams prior to working with the content. He showed us where the selection of output format was important when including still images in the sequence. As he got into transitions from one part of the sequence into the next, he explained the selections necessary to achieve the desired effect, many of which used film-related terms for parameters. Finally, he produced the video from the demonstration to show how all the parts came together. I felt it was a very fair showing of what is required when using Premiere Pro to take DSLR video to a finished presentation.

    August 6, 2010

  • George Hamma

    I watched an Adobe Facebook video that showed how convenient it was to import video from my 7D into Premiere Pro, edit the video, combine with other formats, and export the result. Then I attended Jason's presentation, which started at the same point and went beyond. The first 1/4 of the presentation confirmed how improved the handling of multiple sources of media in PPro has become. The remaining 3/4 showed how the film based editing features have not kept up. Good job, very useful.

    August 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. I've been going to quite a few Adobe events of late. The presentation was very good and practical. I thought it was effective showing how any dSLR photographer could safely jump into the video pool. I appreciated Jason helping me out with some questions afterwards. Thanks for the Pizza and shirt too. :)

    August 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Presentation was a bit disorganized - if I were more of a beginner I don't think I could have followed along at all. Also Jason basically gave an Intro to Premiere - NONE of the things he talked about were specific to DSLR video, which was the title and description for this meetup.

    August 5, 2010

  • victor ramos

    great event. jason was very entertaining and knowledgeable. i learned a lot! thanks to all the organizers.

    August 5, 2010

  • Chrysta

    Wish I could make it as well.
    I'd love to see a blog of the info presented if possible!

    August 5, 2010

  • Ruby Rieke

    Bummer I am going to miss this as I will be actually filming stuff with my new 7D. It would be great if he could post his presentation. I am really curious to know about the green screen stuff and his take on using super flat picture styles to expand the digital range.

    August 4, 2010

  • Marie Macaspac

    hi all, in response to an inquiry from Franco - just bring yourself! we won't be broadcasting this meeting but we will ask Jason if he can do a guest blog and provide his presentation for us post-meeting.

    August 4, 2010

  • Franco

    What will we need, or what do you advise that we do in preparation for this? Will the session be archived so that we can review it later?

    August 4, 2010

  • Subhashish Bose

    hi how r u ?

    August 4, 2010

  • Zorana, Photoshop Product Mgr

    This is going to be a good one!

    July 15, 2010

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