My Three Main Skills

photo of adobe premiere
  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Adobe After Effects
  3. Adobe Photoshop

I got my start with Adobe Premiere in a completely unexpected fashion. I went to a restaurant after my shift at Target one day and met a man who worked at a production studio. I was immediately intrigued by his line of work, so he gave his boss my number. Next thing I knew, I was working an internship while never touching a video editing software in my life. I quickly taught myself almost everything I needed to know, and I was hired on full time in only a few months. I mostly edited trailers for video games or television shows, and I would occasionally work on documentaries. I loved taking raw footage and transforming it into something entirely fresh and new.

Adobe After Effects was another program that I mostly had to teach myself on the job. I did not have my own computer at home, so I had to learn these programs while creating content for clients! I would look at old projects that some of my coworkers made in the past and deconstruct their workflows. I learned how to animate graphics and seamlessly weave them into my videos.

Adobe Photoshop is a program that I learned as a child from watching my father. He has been a graphic designer for decades, and he was an early adopter of the program. I do not believe that I am the best artist when it comes to a physical pen and paper, so I was drawn to the digital nature of Photoshop. Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop become a lot simpler once you are efficient in all three! Photoshop lets you create the assets that you animate in After Effects, and those animations truly let your Premiere videos shine. Here is an example of a mini-documentary that I made by using all three programs.