I Work with a Bunch of Premiere Pros And Now I’m a Premier Pro, Too (Maybe)
Last week, LAI Video walked away with like, two handfuls of Peer Awards for our work in public relations, documentary-making and motion graphic animation. This was our fifth grab at a few golds, and it’s still extraordinarily satisfying to see this team recognized by a group like the Television, Internet and Video Association.
But what’s truly remarkable about these “nerds” (besides being really talented and really cool) is their ability to always adapt. To do new things with new tools. It’s daily inspiration for this “video professional,” who increasingly finds himself editing as a hobby more than a job.
I, embarrassingly, have been cutting (as they say in the biz) on Final Cut Pro 7 since it was released in 2009.
For a brief history lesson in non-linear editors, FCP7 was a victory lap for Apple’s highly successful and stable Final Cut Studio suite. It was like a horse saddle redesigned to perfection — comfortable but kept you in control. Except people don’t ride horses anymore. They take Ubers.
With the rest of the professional video community abandoning the application long ago, I stuck to it. And for a while, it may have been seen as a respectable move. “You’re old school,” people would never say.
But now, with the times (and my operating system) upgrading, I must upgrade too. I can no longer defend the days of lengthy transcoding and “unknown errors.”
Like my fellow nerds, I am now an Adobe Premiere Pro. Or at least an Adobe Premiere Beginner Intermediate.
This small tribute was cut together in Premiere. It's a my very French way of honoring a very French night at the French embassy. More importantly, it's my attempt to emulate the award-winning storytellers that I work with everyday... some of the best edit jockeys in town.
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