How to Edit a Highlight Reel with Premiere Pro

Gabriel Noguez, Filmmaker

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7 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project: Our 2017 Reel

    • Collect Your Footage

    • Start Your Project & Make Selects

    • Editing with Rhythm

    • Tidy Up Your Edit

    • Sharing Your Work

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About This Class

In this short class, learn how to edit a highlight reel for use in portfolios, websites, or job applications. As a filmmaker or videographer, it's important to keep an up-to-date reel which shows off your latest work. The techniques discussed in these videos can also be applied to editing anything set to music—whether it's a wedding video or event recap.

In this class we'll cover:

  • How to quickly collect, organize, and prepare you files for editing
  • Choosing a song that matches your clips
  • Creating a narrative flow so viewers stay engaged with your reel

We recently finished our Spring 2017 Reel which highlights our favorite projects the past few years. Throughout the process, we came up with a few shortcuts that we think can help you get something out efficiently. Spend less time editing and more time making new work!

This class is a mix of concepts and technical tips. Some familiarity with Premiere Pro may be required to follow along, but for the most part we tried to focus on higher level work flows that can apply to any piece of software or skill level.

32 of 34 students recommendSee All

Very engaging class with easy to follow instruction and insights. Excited to give it a go this year!
Marcus Hess

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Engaging and very thorough!
Rozy McCurley

Enjoy the simple joys & beauty in life.

The video isn't too long and is consistently engaging. Allows the viewer to absorb information and not get bored over the narrator going too far into details. That being said, it could've been better to go indepth with technique at some point.





Gabriel Noguez


Ceremony is a film production company started in 2011 by Jesse Chorng, Jimmy Chorng, and Gabriel Noguez.

Gabriel has worked as an editor and cinematographer for film, television, and online for over a decade. Most recently, he was a senior creative on GoPro's media team and helped capture stories from Combing the Hills of Valparaiso to traveling with The Weeknd at his first sold out stadium show.

Jesse Chorng is a former video producer at Skillshare. He helped build the video ca...

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