Aris, a full-service production and post house based in Los Angeles, is partnering with ThinkLA to offer free online editing classes for those who want to sharpen their skills while staying close to home during this worldwide crisis. The series will be taught by Aris EP/founder Greg Bassenian, who is also an award-winning writer and director. He has also edited numerous projects for clients including Coca-Cola, Chevy and Zappos.
“As the production industry has come to a rapid halt, these are challenging times for everyone. Thankfully, our post artists are able to continue their work remotely,” says Bassenian. “But we began to think about a way we could give back during these extraordinarily difficult times, and how we could offer something of assistance to both industry and non-industry professionals. We hope that this can provide people with some assistance and benefit, and hopefully some inspiration as we all try to get through this situation together.”
ThinkLA is a nonprofit organization with a mission to connect, inspire and educate the Los Angeles marketing community. The course is the first in a three-course series throughout the two companies are offering through the month of April. The Fundamentals of Editing covers how to set up a project, the basics of working with footage, and finishing and exporting your completed piece. The virtual course is a primer for those interested in learning the principles of video editing unfolding over three one-hour lessons held on consecutive Fridays – April 3rd, 10th, and 17th – at 11 am PDT.
The only prerequisite is that students have an Adobe Premiere Pro subscription before the classes begin. You can download a free 30-day trial here. The course is limited to 50 members per session — on a first come first serve basis — and no prior editing experience is necessary. You can sign up for the classes here.