LEARNING PREMIERE PRO - student project

Hi Hallease, 

I'm struggling a bit on seeing how to use the effects panel as it doesn't show up on the left for me. I have folders open up on the right but I can't preview the way you are in the video lesson. Please help.



 here's my very first project with premier pro. If you have encoder can you still work in premiere? or is the best practice to complete your projects then. export at once? 

 Yesterday I went ahead and made another project in premiere pro, I tried cropping some videos based on a YouTube tutorial but it wasn't working. you can watch my second much shorter video here


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