Help get the watermark off this Premiere tutorial!

$249 goal

Campaign created 5 months ago

The reason I started this campaign is very simple: I just want to get the watermark off a Premiere tutorial I made. My goal is only $249, the cost to buy a license for Camtasia, the screen recording software I used. Their idea of a 30 day "free trial" involves slapping a giant logo in the middle of the screen.

I recently created this 100 minute tutorial that teaches Premiere Pro by way of a custom keyboard shortcut layout. It's geared for people who have never used Premiere, producers and directors who want to learn to edit, and even experienced editors who want to use the software better. I not only teach the shortcuts, but give advice and best practices based on my years of editing experience.

Even if you've never used editing software before, by the end of this video you should know just about everything you need to know to do most of what you need to do. I include tips on audio, transitions, color correction, keyframe animation, rendering and exporting. Most Premiere tutorials teach you how to do things the wrong way. This one will teach you the right way.

The tutorial is currently up and ready for anyone to use. I am not looking to sell this thing, just get the watermark off it!

You can download images of the keyboard layout and the Premiere keyboard shortcut file. There are also links to download six short clips that I use in the tutorial so you can start working and learning right away. In the video I explain where to put the Premiere shortcut file on your computer.

I recommend watching this tutorial on a second monitor or laptop while you have Premiere open, and working along with me. This is not necessary, but helpful. You can pause the video as you go, and use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to backup and go forward in the video. I also suggest printing out the keyboard layout to have in front of you. 

The tutorial is HERE. 

Download the keyboard view and list view of the shortcuts, plus the Premiere shortcut file HERE . 

Download the six short video clips from Vimeo here: CLIP 1,  CLIP 2,  CLIP 3,  CLIP 4,  CLIP 5,  CLIP 6. Click Download and choose Original (this is footage that I shot and used in THIS VIDEO. You can see more of my video work and photography HERE).

I've been a video editor since 1996. I had worked in digital tape-to-tape rooms until 2005, when I started using Final Cut Pro. I noticed the keyboard shortcut layout seemed to be designed by software engineers, not video editors. They were kind of all over the place, and sometimes required awkward key combinations (like command+shift, etc.).

Since I know how to type, I wanted all the shortcuts to be on the left side of the keyboard, so the left hand has access to all the shortcuts while the right hand never has to leave the mouse, and I wanted to use only lower and uppercase keys.

Over time I developed a really efficient and fast shortcut layout that I've used with Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve 15. I've taught it to a few people who were new to editing and it really seemed to make sense to them. I also noticed that even experienced editors had some really bad habits and don't use the software in an efficient way. For instance, a lot of people drag footage from the source window to make an edit. If you do that, this tutorial is definitely for you.

I figure if 83 people donate $3, or 124 and a half people donate $2, I can get the watermark off this video.

What do you get for your donation? If I reach the goal, you can watch this really helpful, if not a bit quirky, Premiere tutorial without a giant watermark.


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$249 goal

Campaign created 5 months ago
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