Learning Paths

Academy Class enthuses tomorrow’s film editors

A2 Media Studies – Academy Class

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 – Training

As part of the students Unit G324: Advanced Production Portfolio in Media Studies unit, the students need to produce a trailer for a new Soap Opera, which means getting to grips with the fun, but nonetheless demanding software, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

Many of the students have never used this software before and have found the prospect of learning the complexities of the software daunting, however their fears and anxieties have subsided considerably since being taught how to use the software by Adobe Training Expert Ozgur Gorgun of the renowned Adobe Authorised Training Centre – Academy Class.

8 of the students in the class, along with Head of Media Studies Mr Nick Crafts, visited their London Waterloo headquarters to receive a full day’s training from one of the Industry’s most respected Adobe software Expert trainers. Not only did the students establish a solid understanding of the software, including the interface and editing tools available, but they also gained a really great insight into the many shortcuts available in the software that make the Pro’s work at such an amazing and frenetic pace!

Mr Crafts, Head of Media Studies, said of the day:

“Ozgurs’ calm and professional delivery of the content and a huge array of tools meant the students progressed at a rapid pace throughout the whole day. The interaction with what he went through step-by-step was made all the easier through the excellent facilities on offer and bespoke training that catered to every one of their needs. It was a hugely proud moment to see the students learn the software with little to no interaction from myself or Ozgur, which is going to be fundamental for when the students move on to Further Education and hopefully a career in the industry. It was an absolutely first class day and the students were a credit to themselves and the school. Well done 13E Media Studies and thanks to everyone involved in making the day such a success!”.

At the end of the days training, the students managed to squeeze in some time to ask Ozgur about his professional experiences, which Ozgur discussed at length and gave some really solid advice to the students on how they would go about getting a start in the Creative Arts industry. This clearly resonated with the students as many of them left the day really impressed by the possibilities available to them – some of them even obtained Business Cards and other contact details from Ozgur and other members of the Academy Class team!

The students will now take this new found knowledge away and apply it to the editing of their own trailers.

Academy Class have also very kindly offered the students the access to their intuitive and excellent ACTV online channel for further guidance, tips and advice.

Thank you to everyone at Academy Class and we look forward to visiting again in the near future! :-)