This course uses Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 as its base platform for video editing. Students do not need to have previous experience with Premiere or video editing, but those unfamiliar with the system will be expected to do extra work to learn the platform. The best way to learn Premiere on your own is using’s tutorials, which are accessible via your Middlebury ID. Additionally, more advanced concepts can be discovered via searching the web, where you can find countless Premiere tutorials, guides, and discussion forums. Finally, Sinead Keirans is available for consultations and tutorials as you work on your projects.

Students are required to have an external hard drive to store their video projects – recommended models are available on the Film & Media production website.

Students will have access to the editing facilities in Axinn basement – this fall, there will be both the older PC workstations and new iMacs available. Additionally, Axinn 105 is available at most hours for working, and is the preferred location for ripping Blu-rays and DVDs.

Specific Tutorials:

Ripping Blu-rays or DVDs with Handbrake