How to Learn Video Editing Online — 3 Tips and Best Resources

– In this video, I talk
to the Premiere Gal, and she shares three of her biggest tips for getting started in video editing. Coming up. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] The following
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you the best tips and tools for building your influence
with online video. And we’re here at CES. I’m with Kelsey AKA the Premiere Gal. How’s it going? – It’s great. It’s super busy here and it was so awesome that I got to run into you. I mean, there’s thousands of people here, so what a coincidence? – Literally over 180,000
people here in Las Vegas. We ran into each other. I’ve been wanting to connect
with her for a long time because I’ve actually been
using Adobe Premiere to edit since 2003, even longer than
the Premiere Gal apparently. – A lot longer (laughs). – But nevertheless, she is awesome. She’s got a great YouTube channel, helping with tips for Adobe Premiere, but she’s also just a great video editor, and really smart when it comes to YouTube, and a lot of these things in general. And so I wanted to get some
of her tips for those of you that you wanna be creating content, telling your story, sharing your message, but video editing can be a little bit intimidating, can’t it? – Yes, absolutely. And the best way to get
started really is just, I mean, there’s so many resources. I mean, my YouTube channels. Like You can get, you know, free trials there. And it’s really just about practicing and just playing around with
it until you get comfortable. And, you know, as a
woman in this space, too, I mean, 90% of my viewers are male. There’s not a lot, it’s intimidating. And a lot of women out there
don’t know how to break in. But you just have to do it. You just have to put yourself out there. Talk to Sean. You see Sean at a conference,
go up to him and say hello. I mean, we wouldn’t have
done this video otherwise. – I love that. Yeah, you definitely just
gotta jump in and get started. But I asked Kelsey what are her three biggest tips for getting started. So let’s just break those down. Tip number one: if someone
wants to get started video editing, what would you recommend? – So, I was lucky enough
to start in high school and I had access to free resources. So, if you know of any free resources, you have a local library, go there. See if they have any
software on their computers that you can play around with. I actually went to college
for film school too, so anything education based, I would recommend as a
great starting point. – I love that. And you actually recommended
a couple different sites, you already mentioned a few, but what are some of
you favorite resources for tutorials and even getting
trials and things like that? – Sure. I’m a course
author for and I create sound editing courses there. Just general Premiere Pro tips. There’s also lots of other authors there. There’s also
and, of course, YouTube. So, PluralSight and Lynda,
you can get free trials. That’s like 30 days of free
content that you can learn from. Imagine what you can do in 30 days. It’s a lot. – I love that. And then, what’s cool
about, as she mentioned, you can do these free trials. So even if you’ve got a
month to dedicate some time, you could download the Adobe
Creative Cloud for 30 days. Try that out. Check out those. And really get your education going. And as usual, we’ll
link all these resources and any others we talk about, in the YouTube description below. But what would be your second tip for getting started with video editing? – With video, obviously,
you need video to work with, so actually, if you can’t
get access to a camera, there’s tons of free stock
video sites like You can download 1080 PHD stock video and just start playing around with it. I actually use a lot of free stock video in my tutorials. I also have a membership with And I also write for them, so there’s tons of stock video
that you can get access to and begin doing some tricks,
creating some cool transitions. It’s all about getting your hands dirty. That would be my second tip. – I love that. And then, lastly, for those
jumpin’ in, what would you say? – I would just say, you know,
collaborate with people. You need to interact with
other people to be creative. As a YouTuber myself,
I find that sometimes I spend way too much time on my own and then that’s when I feel
like my content starts to suffer because I’m not out there. I’m not engaging with people. I’m not seeing stories. Because to be a good story teller, you have to live and you
need stories to tell. Go out and experience things, like this right now, we’re collaborating because we went out in the world. – I love that. Such great tips. And I love just the theme there too is that, ultimately, you kinda
just have to get started. I think about this, if you’ve gone to the gym for the first time, which, clearly, I haven’t spent very much time in the gym yet,
‘cuz the guns are not there. Whenever you walk in the first time, it’s the most awkward thing ever. You’re not wearing the right thing. You don’t do the machines right. Anything you do the first time, it’s always your worst time, but once you get started, you learn as you go and so jump in. We have tons of resources for you in the YouTube description. But then also, talk about your channel and we’ll link that up as well. – Sure, sure. So, I started my channel
in August of 2016. It’s all how to videos on how to do certain video editing techniques from Premiere Pro to After Effects. I also do some Photo Shop as well. I love restoring old photos. So, if you have any old photos, I like to actually clean
them up and colorize them. And also, just general tips
on how to start your channel. Kinda like Sean’s, I’m starting
to dive more into that now. But, yeah, check it out. It’s – Awesome, awesome. Well, Question of the Day
coming from Premiere Gal. – What style of video do
you want to start creating? – Definitely post that in
the comment section below and remember that some of
the best tips, insights, and feedback come from you,
the big media community. So they can connect with
everybody, in the comment section. So thanks for checking out this video. Subscribe for more videos just like this and if you want to see
other videos in our series from CES, just click or
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  1. Brian Tobias January 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Always looking to improve my video editing skills 💯

  2. Anonymous Hacker January 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm


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  4. Think Media January 23, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    ⚡️QOTD: What style of video do you want to start created? Let us know! 👇👇👇 * Check out CES Video Playlist here:

  5. classic ComedyClubE SERIES January 23, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Think media you are always great guy with amazing tips for the creator

  6. Abhishek Mahapure January 23, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Awesome video Sean thanks now I will fix my editing✌🏻😍❤️💕💕😎

  7. The Saravia Mama January 23, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Ahh I love it but I still feel like it was a lot of info nothing direct. I will just check her page. This is huge for many ppl including myself. "How to" edit vids.
    QOFTD: I'd like to create a great intro and titles and visual tips

  8. Manny Vega Nieves January 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Awesome video man. You are a guru of all things technology and video.

  9. ashwani singh January 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks for these cool tips

  10. Bhabeshkumar Rana January 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    hy bro i want a camera

  11. Graphitaholic January 23, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Cool .. thanks for this one. It really helped

  12. aayush magar January 23, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    It's was a big help thanks you for your daily video🙏

  13. isten1 January 23, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Honestly i just want to find the perfect mix of my life and interest in a vlog on my secondary channel.

  14. Gadgets 4 Malayalam January 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Think media your videos are really helpful.

  15. Prateek January 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Very helpful…😁😁

  16. UNBOXINg dude January 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm


  17. Zia Khan January 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    New intro 👌👌

  18. Art Johnson January 23, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Awesome tips. THANKS so much for what you do!

  19. My Westies TV January 23, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Great Video I Agree Just jump in and get started. We video our pets and customer pets thought it would be easy guess again thanks for the help

  20. Abdul Ahad January 23, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Casey neistat style…. but also through that develope my own style

  21. Fahad Tech January 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I always wait your videos thanks man 👍

  22. Eric Timmer January 23, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    If you are on the Mac and need iMovie tutorials I have a bunch on my channel. Check them out. #shamelessselfpromtionatitsbest (^_-)

  23. Pulut Durian January 23, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    thanks a lot deserve more than a million subscriber

  24. Ridiculous Crazy Fun Time January 23, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks for another quality video Sean. I am a new content creator and you have been a big help.

  25. Fish and Dive Hawaii January 23, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    I think the Yi Action Camera is a huge competitor to GoPro. Thinking about picking one up as a backup to my 4 silver on my channel

  26. EpicMango January 23, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Good tips. I have Power Director while it's no Premiere it's still very capable

  27. jthreatsENT January 23, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Wow this literally came at the perfect time for me. I literally just bought my green screen and my editing software wanting to create sports vids. Started the software and was instantly discouraged 😂😂 thanks for the vid

  28. doit_vehicles January 23, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    It's a good idea to begin with a free – easy to use software , than upgrade to the advanced stuff .

  29. Todd Thonen January 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Love this! I have learned so much from both of you. Thank you! Colabs are awesome. I want to start a couple YouTube Channels soon. Have a few ideas for them & hope to roll with them soon.

  30. PHILPS dab January 23, 2018 at 5:26 pm


  31. Mshymakeup January 23, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    This video came in handy I just got my Adobe Premier installed in PC. Ready to get hands on with it. Will definitely check out Premier Gal's channel for more tips. Thanks Sean!!

  32. Techno Plaza January 23, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Nice to hear

  33. Martin Breathnach January 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Another brilliant and very useful video as always Sean. Great to get the link also to Premiere Gal's channel. Am definitely going to subscribe. Thanks for the video. 🙂 Martin.

  34. Cubing CubeZ January 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    New intro
    Awesome 🌟 🌟

  35. RGMG January 23, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Good stuff! Just started my channel about 1 year ago. In last few months has really started to see it grow. Was focusing on health/fitness, but have now moved more into TECH and a lot of drone (DJI Spark) footage. Covering a lot of detail on the DJI Spark. Certainly want to expand further in 'Tech Review' / 'Tech Updates'. But have to go slow as funds/time are the limiting factor currently. As channel grows hoping I can purchase more tech to do more reviews/updates/information.

    Also, will check out Premiere Gals channel. I use Adobe Premiere for all my video editing and Adobe Photoshop for all my thumbnails and picture editing. Thanks for sharing…..

  36. Archit January 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Very Valuable tips. I'll definitely use them

  37. Grafinx January 23, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Super video man. She's awesome, she knows a lot about After Effects. Totale editing QUEEN. I smacked the like button……😉🍍👊

  38. Arkansas Bell family! January 23, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I'm highly interested in making automotive video. I'm starting a new channel called Planet Creations that will be all automotive content from the central Arkansas area. super excited. And thank you for the great videos, they have inspired me to start making YouTube a priority this year.

  39. Sam Lyon January 23, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Awesome stuff 👍👍

  40. Adil Draws January 23, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for this video. I'm learning as a new Youtuber.

  41. MBF Off Grid January 23, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    LOVE this video! Just dive in and get started. Really loved the gym analogy 🙂

  42. MBF Off Grid January 23, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Story telling videos for me as we are going from being a military family to living off the grid.

  43. Netrowex January 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Nice bro 🔥

  44. xXDarKneSXx January 23, 2018 at 8:42 pm


  45. Chris Tune January 23, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks. This was great. TYPE OF VIDEO: I like "explainer" video. . .sort of like TracyBeanz. . .so, heavy with OBS studio type content, mixed with other content, like 2d, or 3d animation. The goal is to walk someone through a complex subject cleanly and thoroughly.

  46. MiaNichole January 23, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Great info❤️

  47. Trish O'Brien January 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    After watching your video from 2 yrs ago I was wondering. Are you still able to get free stuff to review? If so can you do another video on this subject?

  48. Brandon P West January 23, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Just started a new channel about making money online and on amazon selling. Your channel has been a super help and I have been using Imovie so far to edit. I just bought final cut pro to start editing with.

  49. Pablo Aguilar January 23, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    I love editing videos and using stock videos is an awesome way to practice editing! Thanks for that tip!

  50. Hector Clandestino January 23, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Damn bro you are growing fast!!!

  51. That Horror Show January 24, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Ive been following her since she had 2000 subs shes cool she know a lot.

  52. Kai James Parker January 24, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Your so helpful

  53. DJC Everything January 24, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Hey Think Media, are there some cheap canon cameras out there and great vid

  54. judd liliha January 24, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Yi!!! thanks for making affordable stuff and not ripping people off like your counterpart….

  55. To Ni January 24, 2018 at 2:27 am

    i always want to step up my video editing but i’ve been using my phone for years i know this is the time that i need to invest on a computer.

  56. Prodigy 2247 January 24, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Every time I need help with something for my channel you always got a video answer for it😂😂😂

  57. Sehar Kay January 24, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Just started my YouTube channel, and these tips help a lot!

  58. Saraswati Rana January 24, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Nice video sir

  59. Michał Pawlak January 24, 2018 at 3:02 am

    I love that.

  60. Joe Tristan January 24, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Awesome!!! Been watching Premiere Gal for a while now.

  61. Adventures with Ashawnya January 24, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Notification Gang!!

  62. Brian Choi January 24, 2018 at 3:16 am

    I've seen Kelsey's videos before – they helped a ton for my channel. Great interview !

  63. Dr TJ Techie January 24, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Exactly, we definitely need to play around with Adobe Premiere Pro for sometime along with learning from Tutorials. I am Slowly and steady about Premiere Pro

  64. Bravo Thr33 January 24, 2018 at 5:03 am

    I started a new channel for my business side project late last year called called Stupid Kid Fun. It’s a automotive based channel to bring awareness to the brand to ultimately help sell some T-Shirts once the brand has a little name behind it, especially with the new demonetization of small YouTube channels. I have no background in audio or video as I’m a mechanic by trade, but so far it’s been enjoyable learning this stuff. I have a long way to go, but Think Media and your other channel have been a huge help since I stumbled across them a week ago. I’ve been making efforts to improve the audio and video as I’m seeing my quality is a little substandard by just using my old Hero3 with no external mic. The tech reviews have helped me find the takstar mic, which I ordered this week, and also has me looking at a Canon SL2 for filming (bonus points since my fiancé is into photography so it’s an easy sell to her). I’ve just been using windows movie maker for editing, but I am already seeing some minor limitations for my needs and will be looking into a better program shortly. And I know I need to really work on my filming space as far as light and background “distractions”. I am trying to get weekly videos out on Mondays as my normal day job leaves me with no time during my Tuesday through Friday schedule (leave house at 3am and get back home at 9:30 pm). So far your videos have been a huge help, thanks.

  65. Arshfortech January 24, 2018 at 5:04 am

    I love your style sir

  66. Dodtbdm January 24, 2018 at 5:46 am

    I’m looking to start a YouTube channel with a friend. I’m in Vegas, he’s in California. For payment purposes I’ve read that you need an EIN, but my question is, do we need to get a business license? Get a license with Clark county? I realize this is specific and each state will be different, but I can’t find any useful info on google about youtubers needing a business license.

  67. Mario Wolf January 24, 2018 at 6:24 am


  68. Ikey Ajavon January 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Hey love the video, what type of microphone are you using?

  69. Vimlow January 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    OMG!! that jump was SIIIIICK! (0:27)

  70. RobFuz January 24, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Great Tips! Thank You!

  71. Melissa M January 24, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    I have Final Cut Pro what are some resources to edit using that software?

  72. PREPFORIT January 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Useful stuff !
    I'm just at the beginning ✔️

  73. Jason LeBlanc January 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    What do I want to make for a video…well now. I want to present my art work with videos. I began to learn to use HitFilm4 Express. So that is what my inspiration is for making videos

  74. Jayson Sykes January 24, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I have a question for you, I have 3 main passions that I have focused on for most of my life, and was wondering if it's best to have one single channel, or have a separate channel for each subject? Any help is appreciated!

  75. Jay Jay January 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    You always find the most amazing inspiring people and your interviews God is good

  76. bipolarpug January 24, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Great to look up to female for learning my premier skillz. Styles of videos I'm creating is positive both informational and informal stuff on mental health. 🙂

  77. Chad Myers73 January 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I have a diesel truck channel check it out!!!

  78. Running Stories January 25, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Really, to be honest, you talk a lot but say nothing much more value on youtube than this, everybody knows this.

  79. BexCube January 25, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Haha, @0:29

  80. Deidre Samuels January 25, 2018 at 3:33 am

    I honestly want to create fun videos, I am interested in so many things.

  81. Info n Tech January 26, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Hey brother , your new intro is dope . I am in my starting face and want to learn what are the pro thing( like logo , intro, social media accounts) I should do to grow more professionally . Thanks in advance.

  82. Magnum January 28, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I am sad to see that this much nice video has only 8.4k views ! Where are people ? Come here you need this video !

  83. Network Unplugged January 29, 2018 at 9:43 am

    editing is even more important than the shooting

  84. Network Unplugged January 29, 2018 at 9:46 am

    i make videos for my own music

  85. UnBoxing Critic February 1, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Good job Sean! Thanks for the insight.

  86. Mike Morash February 3, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Rad content! How long have you been making videos?

  87. LIKKLEbitCsale February 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    AOTD (Answer of The Day) = Niche documentary series!

  88. Tommy J Moore Sr February 17, 2018 at 4:53 am


  89. Tom Crandall February 19, 2018 at 1:27 am

    I have been using ScreenFlow and it is super easy. What might I be missing out on by not using Premier Pro?

  90. Phantom Vista February 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    ❤ 3rd tip. Great Advice!

  91. Wilbury Castle April 22, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Different fun story model Railway vid for my channel 👌………

  92. Vincent Chen July 22, 2018 at 2:37 am

    I am more of an audio guy than a video guy, but ultimately I am concerned about losing myself in the how toos and not creating instead. I have seen some folks use Premier Pro and it does make me a bit uncomfortable. Also sure I have an i7 computer but it is not the most powerful so 4K UHD/DCI is not a reality. Not too worried about that for now actually. So I am looking for suites that are easy to use,but will allow me to grow. I am just wondering if the interface with Adobe Premiere Pro is too daunting for me. Most of Adobe products have not thrilled me in the past as being what I would consider intuitive. That is just me of course. Thanks for your help.

  93. Scott_ Faurot November 3, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Sean, thanks for collaborating with Kelsey on this vid while at CES. You both have been super helpful and I am about to post jut my 4th Vid. I am excited about tweaking the future vids using your tips.

  94. ciaosaponi March 18, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    thank you! great tips! 🙂

  95. TheGreatSploogeOf_1998 March 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Wow thanks for literally zero information.
    fucking idiots

  96. jacob pavelchik May 20, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    what do you think of Vegas pro 16 for beginners. if i get it cheap or for free?

  97. Stephanie Brown June 3, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    NEW SUBBIE! I need to learn this stuff. Quickly!

  98. Amola June 24, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    i wanna do videos about recycling some of trash and things that people throw away

  99. Kevin and Alvin August 11, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    can you upload more premiere pro tutorials

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