Horror Scene

Visitor there are several free options for video editing such as Windows Movie Maker and iMovie. There also several options for professional video editing software such Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, and Avid.

In this mission you are going to learn the basics of Adobe Premiere while also learning about the importance of three point editing.

As we explore video editing with Adobe Premiere you are going to learn a lot of new terms that have been around since before your born. Until recently movies were shot on film and editing consisted of actually "cutting" the film strip. Even though most modern filmmaking is now digital and we use computers for editing, many of the old terms from editing actual film are still used.

Adobe Premiere, and other video editing software, allow for non-linear editing (NLEs-non-linear editors). At the heart of non-linear editing is the concept of non-destructive editing. What does that mean? That means that an original copy of your footage is set aside in the editor and you make all of your cuts and changes to virtual copies.

As you explore Adobe Premiere you are going to learn about three-point editing. It is the foundation for all film editing. But ... before we get started with three-point editing let's learn about project management and the Adobe Premiere interface.


Follow along with the tutorials below to learn how to edit using Adobe Premiere. The key is to be organized and then understand three point editing.


Organization is paramount as an editor. Follow along with the tutorial to create the SIX project folders you should have for each video project that you do.


Once downloaded extract the files to the Media folder you just created.




At this point you are going to complete the edit of the scene using rest of the footage and following the script. You will be using the script below to guide your edit during the upcoming tutorials.

INT. WAREHOUSE NIGHT We see down a dark hallway, and BECKY’s head pops up against the wall on the right side of the frame, she’s panting.

the KILLER enters down the hall, Becky looks and sees him, starts to run.

KILLER follows, axe in hand. When she looks back, he’s on top of her.

Killer swings the axe down on her throat.


INT. BEDROOM MORNING Overhead shot of Becky, waking from bad dream. She checks her throat, gets out of bed.

INT. KITCHEN MORNING ALLY, Becky’s roommate is making coffee. Becky enters.

BECKY I just had the most terrifying dream. I was in some warehouse, being chased by this madman in a yellow suit, and he grabbed me by the throat.ALLY Here, you need this more than me.

Ally hands her a cup of coffee.

Hopefully you have a decent understanding of three-point editing using Adobe Premiere. If you are happy with your edit and it matches the script, move on to STAGE 3 to learn how to score your film.


The following Garageband tutorials are for a different project that we did last year. The process is exactly the same, except you have Horror Scene footage instead of a Car Chase footage.

Next up you are going to use Garageband to make your own film score (music) for your Horror Scene project.


A lot of people put in the time and talent to make these clips for everyone to use, so please make sure to credit them

starring Brooke Curtis Mike Maletic and Jocelyn Tanis

Director - Peter John Ross

Cinematographer - Greg Sabo

Producers - Peter John Ross, Greg Sabo

Co-Producer - Mike Maletic

Camera Operators - Greg Sabo and Zacc Sabo

Gaffer - Jon Spannhake

Grips - Steve Steinmetz, Joseph Fuller

Boom Operator - Micah Jenkins

Production Assistant - Brad Sherman

2nd Assistant Director - Cordelia Calrissian DeVille

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