Shaping the future of film with Adobe Premiere Pro

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World-renowned cinema school empowers students for career success by replacing Final Cut Pro with Adobe Premiere Pro software

The University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts was among the first American film programs. The USC School of Cinematic Arts started as part of an agreement 80 years ago between the school and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the organization well known for the Academy Awards, to create an academic program for aspiring filmmakers. Benefactors to the prestigious school include George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

The program’s goal is to groom the world’s best filmmakers and creative artists. Norman Hollyn, professor and head of the Editing Track at USC School of Cinematic Arts and president of the University Film and Video Association, is not only an educator but a working editor and influential part of the Hollywood post-production community.

It was Hollyn who spearheaded the decision to adopt Adobe Premiere Pro software as a core component of the school’s filmmaking curriculum. Together with his colleagues Hollyn replaced Final Cut Pro with Adobe Premiere Pro in the school’s curriculum and state-of-the-art filmmaking facilities. Today, the program teaches both Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer.

“As a film editor with a long career, I see Adobe Premiere Pro as a crucial part of training those who are destined to become our industry’s new leaders,” says Hollyn. “We are ‘future-proofing’ our editing software to teach students the most valued skill sets so they can enter the industry at the highest level of expertise and work in any discipline.” download the full pdf

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