In this Premiere Pro tutorial, we'll learn how to go from footage to final edit in a simple documentary film. We'll discuss many practical considerations, techniques, and processes used by documentary editors and will become versed in the basics of the documentary edit. We'll also get into the variations between rough and fine cutting, and utilizing marking effectively to stay organized. Finally, we'll touch on cutting interview footage and B-roll footage together for best results. By the end of this Premiere Pro training, you'll be ready to tackle a variety of real issues or stories and create your own documentary films. Software required: Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud.
Joshua Samson is a filmmaker and mentor and earned a B.S. of Film Studies from Missouri State University and an M.F.A. in Film Studies from the University of Utah. He works in all aspects of film, and his work as a director, cinematographer, and editor have screened around the globe.