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I want to be freelance video editor. I love doing video editing and have couple of done projects, my question is if I learned Adobe Premiere should it be enough to get work done?

What should I learn in this program to get start as professional?

Is there any other software should I learn beside Premiere?

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Good question. I can appreciate the position you are in and am glad that you want to venture into the unknown with premier pro. It is by far the most awesomest (is that even a word :) ) tool to edit and create great videos. It doesnt have a steep learning curve. I will be glad to help you with it through a short google hangout (free :P). By the end of it, you will have a good idea of the layout and basic functions of the Premier Pro software. –  Tejaswi R Jan 28 at 9:22
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Learning a software package will not make you an editor. Learning to be an editor will make you an editor. One of the most valuable experiences I actually had when developing my skills as an editors was when my High School video production teacher forced us to start on a reel to reel tape deck based linear editor. I'd been working with NLEs (non-linear editors) such as Premiere and Final Cut Pro for a while at that point, but working with a linear editor where I couldn't just drag and drop forced me to plan my edits and think about how I wanted to tell a story.

Editing isn't about how to use a tool, it is about how to tell a story. It's about how to make something visually interesting that flows and keeps the viewer engaged. It has NOTHING at all to do with knowing how to use a tool, and knowing how to use a tool will not make you a better editor. If you want to learn about being a video editor, I recommend starting with books on how to edit. If it's something you really want to get into, there are college programs that specialize in editing that you can use or if you are more of a self starter, you can try to find an editor in your area that might be willing to take you under their wing for helping out with doing some of the more gruntish work in video editing.

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Could you please suggest good book to me so I can read? –  user2926396 Oct 29 '13 at 2:44
@user2926396 - I'll try finding some of my old college texts, but they are all a bit older now. The techniques haven't changed substantially, but the examples they use may be a bit more modern in newer texts. Amazon reviews are probably your best bet for finding a good book on video editing. You could also look for stuff on cinematography. –  AJ Henderson Oct 29 '13 at 12:59
Thank you! @AJ Henderson - I will use amazon books review to find good books, also waiting for you texts :) –  user2926396 Oct 30 '13 at 4:28
I couldn't find my old books, but "The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice" looked pretty good from a quick look on Amazon. –  AJ Henderson Oct 30 '13 at 5:14
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Premiere is simply a tool. While learning how to use it will give you some experience and you can experiment to find out techniques, it will not teach you how to be a video editor.

Same with the other video editors.

If you want to become a professional video editor, there are college courses in this, some lasting 3 years or more, which will give you techniques, skills, training etc in concepts, the mental and artistic processes you will require etc., as well as training you in the tools.

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Is there some online degrees, because I don't have much money and here in Egypt it's not easy to study something like this? –  user2926396 Oct 29 '13 at 2:43
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