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Introduction to Adobe Premiere

Starts August 5

In-person. 2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

This course explores the craft of film editing through teacher-led demonstrations and hands-on experience. Students will learn to edit picture and sound with Adobe Premiere Pro using footage provided by the instructor. Topics include history of film editing, editing vocabulary and concepts, and common editing approaches for narrative and documentary film. Students will learn skills in importing and organizing footage, trimming clips, assembling rough cuts, working with sound, adding titles, and creating visual effects. Equipment is provided (sessions are conducted on iMac computers). Bring headphones or earbuds for lab time, plus a hard drive or 32GB USB flash drive to back up course files. There is a lunch break each session.

NOTE: this in-person course is held at FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, Saint Paul, MN 55114. FilmNorth is following CDC’s current COVID-19 variant guidance for Ramsey County:

  • People may choose to mask at any time. Masks are recommended for those who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or at high-risk for complications associated with COVID-19 variants.
  • People with any COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should stay home.
  • Masks are available for students who need them (one per student per class).

Tuition: $245 regular | $185 member | $140 low-income

Khalid Ali is a filmmaker and educator from Baltimore, Maryland. Originally trained as a commercial filmmaker in Los Angeles, Khalid developed an interest in documentary film when he began traveling to China with his older brother. Intrigued by the ability of his camera to bridge cultural differences, his experiences there evolved into a series of documentaries about Chinese urban culture, particularly on the margins of society. Since returning home Khalid has applied the same approach to filmmaking in his native Baltimore. Whether in China or the US, his films follow people toiling in humble jobs but who aspire to greatness. Together, their stories show how work can define or defy one’s identity. Before relocating to the Twin Cities, Khalid taught filmmaking for 11 years at Carver Center for Arts & Technology in Baltimore County. He became the Cinematic Arts Instructor at Perpich Arts High School in 2022.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 2 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of 5:00 pm the day prior to a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given (Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday classes). 
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.
  • By registering for this FilmNorth class you are agreeing to our Community Values Statement.




August 5 @ 10:00 am
August 6 @ 4:00 pm
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2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6, 10:00 am-4:00 pm