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Video Editor Career Path


From mastering editing software to understanding the nuances of visual storytelling, this series is designed to equip aspiring video editors with the tools and insights needed to excel in this dynamic and creative field.

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Video Editor Career Path
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Video Editor Career Path

Elevate your video editing prowess with our cutting-edge “Video Editor Career Path” training series! Tailored for those aiming to master the art of video editing, this series is your gateway to becoming proficient in industry-standard Adobe tools like Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Premiere Rush. Perfect for budding video editors, content creators, and multimedia professionals, our expert-led courses guide you through every step of the editing process. From basic cuts to advanced visual effects, you’ll gain hands-on experience and insights to transform your creative ideas into stunning visual narratives. Enroll now and embark on a journey to unleash your full potential in the dynamic world of video editing, setting the stage for a successful and creative career!

The Role of A Video Editor

A Video Editor holds a pivotal role in the production of compelling visual content, blending creativity with technical skills to transform raw footage into polished, engaging narratives. This professional is adept at using a variety of editing software and tools to craft stories that resonate with audiences, whether in film, television, or digital media. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of pacing, rhythm, and storytelling, a Video Editor collaborates closely with directors and producers to bring their vision to life, ensuring that the final product is not only visually appealing but also aligns with the project’s overall objectives.


The primary duties of a Video Editor include:


  • Reviewing raw material to determine the shot list and organizing footage
  • Trimming footage and putting together the rough project
  • Fine-tuning the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video
  • Adding music, sound effects, and dialogues to enhance the viewing experience
  • Applying creative editing techniques to manipulate film and video footage
  • Collaborating with directors, producers, and other team members to align the final product with the project vision
  • Ensuring the correct formatting and presentation for finalized videos
  • Utilizing special effects, color correction, and other post-production techniques to improve video quality
  • Keeping up to date with the latest editing technology and software advancements
  • Managing time effectively to meet deadlines and production schedules
  • Archiving and organizing digital footage for future use
  • Providing input and feedback during the pre-production process regarding the shoot’s technical aspects
  • Ensuring compliance with media laws and regulations, if applicable
  • Working with graphic designers, animators, and other professionals to integrate various multimedia elements into the video content.

Your Learning Path

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Course: 1 - Estimated 0 Week(s) To Complete
Adobe Premiere Rush Course Content
02 Hours 37 Minutes 16 Videos 41 Prep Questions
This course introduces the essentials of video editing in a user-friendly format, ideal for beginners. It focuses on quick, effective editing techniques and simple workflows, setting a solid foundation for more complex software and concepts.

Adobe Premiere Rush: Module 1
   Instructor Intro
   Course Intro
   How Does Rush Differ
   Starting a New Project
   Video Resolution and Creating Content
   Finding and Importing Content
   Timeline Controls
   Importing Audio

Adobe Premiere Rush: Module 2
   Gernal Editing
   Advanced Editing
   Color Grading
   Adding Titles
   Principles of Typography in Video
   Fixing Audio
   Video and Audio Transitions
   Exporting Finished Projects

Course: 2 - Estimated 1 Week(s) To Complete
Adobe Audition Course Content
07 Hours 57 Minutes 62 Videos 78 Prep Questions
Dive into the world of audio editing and learn how to enhance your video projects with high-quality sound. This course covers audio mixing, noise reduction, and sound effects, crucial for creating a professional and immersive audio-visual experience.

Module 1: Getting Started
   1.1 Instructor Introduction
   1.2 Course Introduction

Module 2: Getting to Know Adobe Audition
   2.1 Setting Up Your Workspace and Using Shortcuts

Module 3: The Interface
   3.1 Setting Up and Adjusting Your Workspace
   3.3 Navigating the Media Browser
   3.4 Create a Short Cut to Media and Basic Dive into the Editor Panel

Module 4: Waveform Editing
   4.1 Opening Audio and Video Files
   4.2 Making a Basic Adjustment in the HUD
   4.3 Skipping and Deleting Unwanted Portions of Audio
   4.4 Quickly Insert Silence into an Audio Track
   4.5 Using the Zero Crossing Tool to Remove Pops in Audio
   4.6 Cut, Copy and Paste Phrases and Use Multiple Clipboards
   4.7 Merge Sections of Audio with Mix Paste
   4.8 Create a Loop
   4.9 Add an Audio Fade

Module 5: Effects
   5.1 Working With Effects
   5.2 Gain Staging
   5.3 Applying the Effect
   5.4 Amplitude and Compression
   5.5 Delay and Echo Effects
   5.6 Filter and EQ Effects
   5.7 Modulation Effects
   5.8 Reverb Effects
   5.9 Special Effects
   5.10 Stereo Imagery Effects
   5.11 Time and Pitch Effects
   5.12 Audio Plugin Manager and Effects Menu vs Effects Rack
   5.13 Invert, Reverse, Silence and Generate Effects
   5.14 Match Loudness and Additional Effects
   5.15 Create Effect Presets and Favorites

Module 6: Audio Restoration
   6.1 Hiss Reduction
   6.2 Crackle, Pop and Click Reduction
   6.3 Broadband Noise Reduction
   6.4 Hum Reduction
   6.5 Removing Artifacts Manually
   6.6 Automated Sound Removal

Module 7: Mastering
   7.1 Parametric Equalizer and Equalization
   7.2 Multi Band Compressor and Dynamic Processing
   7.3 Reverb and Ambience
   7.4 Stereo Imaging
   7.5 Diagnostic Tools and Metering

Module 8: Sound Design
   8.1 Generate Noise and Tones
   8.2 Generate Speech Based on Text
   8.3 Use a Sound File to Create Various Sound Effects Pt 1
   8.4 Use a Sound File to Create Various Sound Effects Pt 2
   8.5 Extracting Frequency Bands with the Frequency Band Splitter

Module 9: Creating and Recording Files
   9.1 Create a Project and Record Into the Waveform Editor
   9.2 Recording Into the MultiTrack Editor
   9.3 Check Remaining Free Space for Recording on Hard Drive
   9.4 Dragging Files Into Audition Directly From a Computer
   9.5 Import Tracks from a CD

Module 10: Multitrack Sessions
   10.1 Create a Multitrack session and Template
   10.2 Multitrack and Waveform Editor Integration
   10.3 Change Track Colors and Tracks Panel
   10.4 Track Controls and Creating Busses
   10.5 Channel Mapping in the Multitrack Editor
   10.6 Multitrack Editor Effects Rack

Module 11: Multitrack Session Editing
   11.1 Create a Session, Add Clips and Adjust Timing
   11.2 Mix Down Session Into a New Audio Track
   11.3 Adjusting the Timing of a Clip to Match a Specific Range of Time
   11.4 Clip Editing Techniques and Effects

Module 12: Additional Features and Summary
   12.1 Advanced Features to Consider and Conclusion

Course: 3 - Estimated 1 Week(s) To Complete
Adobe After Effects Course Content
08 Hours 07 Minutes 57 Videos 78 Prep Questions
Explore the art of motion graphics and visual effects in this course. You'll learn how to add creative flair to your videos, from basic animations to sophisticated visual effects, elevating the quality and impact of your editing projects.

Module 1: Getting Started
   1.1 Course Introduction
   1.2 Keyboard Shortcuts
   1.3 Keyboard Tips
   1.4 Things to Do Before Starting

Module 2: Getting to Know the Workflow
   2.1 General Interface and Starting a Project
   2.2 Basic Title Animation Using Keyframes
   2.3 Keyframe Interpolation and Keyframe Assistan
   2.4 Renaming a Composition
   2.5 Soloing a Layer for Individual Edits
   2.6 Interface Continued: Tool bar, Timeline panel, Preferences, Workspaces
   2.7 Render and Export

Module 3: Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
   3.1 Importing Files from Bridge and Creating a New Composition
   3.2 Horizontal Type Tool and Guides
   3.3 Controls, Effects and Presets for Titles and Logos

Module 4: Animating Text
   4.1 Create and Stylize a Text Layer With the Characters and Paragraph Panels
   4.2 Preview and Apply Text Animation Presets and Use Keyframes
   4.3 Animate Layers Using Parenting
   4.4 Editing and Animating Imported Photoshop Text
   4.5 Install Fonts Using Adobe Fonts

Module 5: Working With Shape Layers
   5.1 Create and Customize a Shape with Shape Tool
   5.2 Self Animating Shape with a Wiggle Path (green marker)
   5.3 Create and Customize a Shape with Pen Tool
   5.4 Snap Layers
   5.5 Animating Shape Layers with Path Operations
   5.6 Creating Nulls from Paths

Module 6: Animating a Multimedia Presentation
   6.1 Animate Multiple Layers Using Parenting
   6.2 Precomposing Layers
   6.3 Keyframing a Motion Path
   6.4 Animating a Character to Create Movement
   6.5 Animating Precomposed Layers with Effects

Module 7: Animating Photoshop Layers
   7.1 Animating Change in Light
   7.2 Animating Birds Flying with a Track Mat
   7.3 Animating Shadows and Using Corner Pin
   7.4 Adding a Lens Flare Effect
   7.5 Render Composition and Retime
   7.6 Use the Graph Editor to Remap Time

Module 8: Working With Masks
   8.1 Setup a Basic Mask
   8.2 Refine and Apply Mask
   8.3 Creating a Reflection with a Mask and Blending Modes
   8.4 Create a Vignette

Module 9: Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
   9.1 Puppet Position Pen Tool
   9.2 Starch Pins
   9.3 Manually Animate with Puppet Tool
   9.4 Automate Animation Using Puppet Sketch Tool

Module 10: Using the Roto Brush Tool
   10.1 Extract Foreground Object from Background and Create a Mat
   10.2 Touch Up a Mat with the Refine Edge Tool
   10.3 Edit or Replace the Separated Background

Module 11: Performing Color Correction
   11.1 Set up Composition and Use Levels to Start Balancing the Color
   11.2 Basic Color Grading with Lumetri Color Effects
   11.3 Use Basic Masking, Tracking and Keying to Replace the Background
   11.4 Use an Adjustment Layer to Create a Global Color Effect
   11.5 Gaussian Blur Effect

Module 12: Creating Motion Graphics Templates
   12.1 Add New Font with Adobe Fonts and Create a Title with Basic Effects
   12.2 Using Adjustment Layers to Apply a Specific Effect
   12.3 Use Essential Graphics Panel to Build Custom Controls and Share as a Template
   12.4 Create Checkboxes to Toggle Visibility of a Background Image
   12.5 Protect Portions of a Project from Time Stretching and Export Template

Course: 4 - Estimated 1 Week(s) To Complete
Adobe Premiere Pro Training Course Content
05 Hours 20 Minutes 19 Videos 60 Prep Questions
This comprehensive course is the cornerstone of the series, offering in-depth training in advanced video editing techniques. It covers everything from color correction to multi-camera editing, preparing you for high-level professional work in various media industries.

Module 1: Getting Started
   1.0 Course Intro
   1.1 Touring Adobe PP
   1.1 Touring Adobe PP pt.2
   1.2 Setting Up a Project
   1.3 Importing Media
   1.4 Organizing Media
   1.5 Mastering the Essentials of Video Editing
   1.6 Working with Clips and Markers
   1.7 Adding Transitions
   1.8 Multicamera Editing
   1.9 Advanced Editing Techniques

Module 2: Motion, Sound, and More
   2.1 Putting Clips in Motion
   2.2 Editing and Mixing Audio
   2.3 Sweetening Sound
   2.4 Adding Video Effects
   2.5 Basic Color Correction
   2.6 Compositing Techniques
   2.7 Creating Graphics
   2.8 Exporting Frames, Clips and Sequences

Training Path Description

The “Video Editor Career Path” training series is an all-encompassing program designed to equip aspiring video editors with a comprehensive skill set, focusing on the mastery of Adobe’s industry-leading software. This series is meticulously structured to cater to both beginners and those looking to refine their existing skills, ensuring a deep and practical understanding of video editing techniques and tools.


The series begins with “Adobe Premiere Rush,” an introductory course tailored for those new to video editing or seeking a more streamlined editing tool. This course covers the basics of video composition, simple editing techniques, and how to quickly produce high-quality videos suitable for social media and web platforms. As participants progress, they delve into “Adobe Audition,” where they learn the intricacies of audio editing and mixing, crucial for enhancing the overall impact of their video projects.


Advancing further, the series introduces “Adobe After Effects,” a course designed to teach the art of creating stunning visual effects and motion graphics. This module is essential for editors looking to add a professional flair to their work, covering everything from basic animations to complex visual effects. The final course, “Adobe Premiere Pro Training,” is the cornerstone of the series. It offers an in-depth exploration of advanced editing techniques, color correction, and grading, equipping participants with the skills to handle complex projects and produce broadcast-quality videos. By the end of this series, participants will not only have a robust portfolio of skills but also the confidence to tackle diverse editing challenges in the ever-evolving world of digital media.

Who Is This Video Editor Career Training For?

This training series would be highly beneficial for a diverse range of professionals and creatives want to dive into the exciting role of being a video editor.  Here’s a list of people who would find this training series particularly useful:


  • Aspiring video editors seeking to enter the field with a strong foundation in key editing software
  • Film students or recent graduates looking to enhance their technical skills and software proficiency
  • Content creators and social media influencers aiming to produce higher quality and more engaging video content
  • Marketing professionals who want to add video editing to their skillset for creating compelling advertising and promotional materials
  • Freelancers and independent filmmakers seeking to expand their service offerings and improve their editing techniques
  • Graphic designers interested in branching out into motion graphics and video production
  • Multimedia artists looking to integrate advanced video editing into their repertoire
  • Corporate communication specialists needing to produce high-quality internal or external video content
  • Educators and trainers who want to create more dynamic and engaging educational videos
  • Hobbyists and enthusiasts in filmmaking and video production eager to explore professional editing tools and techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

What prior experience or knowledge do I need before starting this training series?

This series is designed to accommodate a range of skill levels. Beginners can start with Adobe Premiere Rush to learn the basics, while those with some experience can deepen their skills with more advanced courses like Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Basic computer proficiency is recommended to ensure a smooth learning experience.

How long does it take to complete the entire training series?

The duration of the series varies depending on your pace and schedule. Each course is structured to allow flexibility, but on average, participants may take several weeks to a few months to complete all courses, including practice and project work.  For esitmated time to complete, refer to the Career Path section above.

Will I receive any certification upon completion of the series?

Upon successful completion of each course, you will receive a certificate of completion. These certificates can be added to your resume or LinkedIn profile to showcase your newly acquired video editing skills.

Is the software included in this training?

This training does not include the software.  However, Adobe offers both free trials and affordable plans to aquire the software needed.