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Master the art of video editing with a wide range of classes in Chicago. Learn the latest techniques and tools, unleash your creativity, and gain the skills needed to bring your vision to life.

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Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics at a leading institution. Learn the creative techniques and workflow required to transform concepts into fully edited videos. Elevate your skills and stand out to potential clients or employers with a compelling video editing demo reel.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (13 sessions)

$2,995

13 sessions

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Premiere Pro Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of professional video editing with Premiere Pro. Learn how to import, organize, and edit footage, enhance audio and video quality, add effects and titles, and much more. Take your video editing skills to the next level with this comprehensive course.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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Adobe Premiere Part 1

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 1821 Walden Office Sq, Schaumburg, IL

Discover how to master Adobe Premiere, one of the most versatile digital video editing tools on the market, in this comprehensive course. Learn essential video editing techniques, including transitions, filters, audio editing, and more. Take your video editing skills to the next level with this hands-on training.

Monday, Mar 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Central Time

 (2 sessions)

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Adobe Premiere Part 2

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

Master the art of video production with Adobe Premiere Part 2. Learn advanced editing techniques, color correction, transitions, and more in this comprehensive course at Computer Training Source, Inc. Develop a complete workflow from start to finish and create professional-quality videos.

Monday, Mar 18th, 6:30–9:30pm Central Time

 (2 sessions)

VFX & Motion Graphics Techniques Masterclass

Pitch to Screen® Education

Learn the secrets of motion graphics and visual effects compositing with our instructor-led masterclass. Gain hands-on experience, master essential techniques, and elevate your skills to the next level. Join us to unlock the world of Adobe After Effects and create outstanding visual content.

Friday, Feb 23rd, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

Motion Graphics & Video Editing Portfolio Development

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover how to create engaging and meaningful motion graphics and video edits from concept to completion in this in-depth course. Gain the skills necessary to build a professional portfolio and excel in the growing industries of motion graphics and video editing. Take the first step towards a career in this creative field with Noble Desktop.

Friday, Mar 22nd, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$1,495

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DaVinci Resolve Editing and Finishing (Online)

Key Code Education @ Virtual Classroom

Learn professional editing and finishing techniques using DaVinci Resolve in this comprehensive online course. Discover how to balance, create continuity, and develop styles that bring mood and tone to moving images. Gain hands-on experience in cutting drama, documentaries, music videos, and action scenes, as well as building eye-catching composites and visual effects.

Monday, Feb 26th, 6–10:30pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$1,595

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DaVinci Resolve Advanced Color Grading (Online)

Key Code Education @ Virtual Classroom

Take your color grading skills to the next level with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Color Grading course. Unlock the full potential of this industry-standard software and learn essential techniques for professional-level work. Perfect for colorists, editors, cinematographers, and more.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–10pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$1,375

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Six Week Intensive on Editing (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Join the intensive editing workshop where you'll receive live instruction, one-on-one attention, and remote training in Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and After Effects. Gain valuable experience with remote screenings, discussions, and an Artist in Residence program. Enhance your editing skills and advance your career in the world of film and media.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (30 sessions)

$5,850

30 sessions

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Expert-Led VFX & Motion Graphics Techniques | 4-Week Course

Pitch to Screen® Education

Learn the secrets of motion graphics and visual effects compositing with our instructor-led course. Gain hands-on experience, master essential techniques, and elevate your skills to the next level. Join us to unlock the world of Adobe After Effects and create outstanding visual content.

Friday, Mar 1st, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Video Editing with Premiere Pro (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Unlock your creative potential and master the art of video editing with industry-standard software in this immersive course at NextGen Bootcamp. Discover the secrets behind creating captivating videos, from importing and organizing footage to adding stunning visual effects. Develop your skills and bring your video projects to life with Premiere Pro.

Monday, Aug 5th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$1,299

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Film Editing Techniques Masterclass

Pitch to Screen® Education

Enhance your editing skills with our instructor-led masterclass in Adobe Premiere Pro. Gain proficiency in essential tools, motion graphics, audio editing, color correction, and media exporting. Elevate your content creation and editing capabilities in just 3 hours.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

MC 239 - Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony

Future Media Concepts

Learn the art of color grading with Avid Media Composer and Symphony in this comprehensive course. Discover expert techniques and powerful tools to achieve professional results in your video editing projects. Enhance your skills and create stunning visuals that captivate your audience.

Thursday, Feb 22nd, 10am–5:30pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,195

2 sessions

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MC 110: Media Composer Fundamentals II (3-Days)(Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Take your Media Composer skills to the next level with this three-day online course. Learn the technical and organizational skills of an assistant editor, as well as the tools and techniques required to produce a well-edited video. Perfect for editors, assistant editors, and multimedia producers looking to enhance their expertise.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

3 sessions

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Motion Graphics Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Become a skilled Motion Graphics Designer and master the art of animating motion graphics, creating visual effects, and editing videos using industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop a strong portfolio showcasing your creative techniques and gain the skills needed to meet the growing demand for video professionals.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (16 sessions)

$3,495

16 sessions

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Premiere Pro Advanced

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Take your Premiere Pro skills to the next level with this advanced training. Discover hidden features, create custom transitions and effects, and master editing for social media and broadcast. Enhance your videos with sound fx and ambient audio, and tackle action sequences like a pro.

Thursday, Mar 7th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$695

2 sessions

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Premiere Pro in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing in just one day with this intensive course from Noble Desktop. Unlock the full potential of Premiere Pro as you learn to create captivating videos for social media and other platforms. Say goodbye to complicated editing software and hello to professional-quality videos.

Monday, May 13th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

Adobe Premiere Pro 101 (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere Pro software in this comprehensive online course. Gain essential skills to efficiently craft your story with high-performance video production tools, collaborate with ease, and deliver professional-quality content across various platforms. Get ready to take your video editing skills to the next level.

Monday, Feb 26th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

3 sessions

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Discover the Best Video Editing Classes in Chicago

Video editing is the means of manipulating, arranging, and rearranging video shots to create a finalized video. This process is done for informational videos, films, television shows, and video advertisements. Video editing may be done for a variety of reasons, including removing or changing footage, adding effects, creating a flow to your video, or altering your video’s style. 

Video editing is highly technical, so it requires patience, time, and effort. There is a wide range of video editing software and applications, some of which have a steep learning curve. Luckily, video editing software has improved in the last two decades, making the editing process more efficient and advanced. Video editing can be done both professionally and personally thanks to the distribution of easy-to-access software. 

There are several reasons to consider learning video editing. Knowing how to cleanly edit videos can help you break into the world of content creation. Digital content creation relies heavily on the ability to edit both videos and images. Acquiring video editing skills can help entrepreneurs who are looking for fresh new ways to market their businesses to consumers. Video editing can also be a fun hobby to pick up if you like working with technology. 

Best Video Editing Classes & Schools in Chicago

In-person video editing classes are available for you to take in the Chicago area. Classes are taught by expert instructors who can teach you the fundamentals of video editing. This includes learning how to use popular applications and software like Filmmaker Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop. 

Taking an in-person video editing class is a great way to get hands-on experience using a variety of industry-used software. Instructors can help demo software you’re unfamiliar with and help you get set up with a free trial and subscription. Classes are also a good way to meet others in the Chicago area with an interest in video editing. 

Ascend Training, located in downtown Chicago, hosts a Premiere Pro Fundamentals class for beginners. This video editing software application is well-known within the film industry as it was used to edit a number of award-winning feature films. Spend two sessions learning about creating and editing complete video projects in this class along with the basics of animation and motion graphics with Adobe After Effects. 

Computer Training Source in Schaumburg, Illinois, offers an intermediate-level Adobe Photoshop class. This class covers a range of Photoshop fundamentals. By the end of the class, you’ll understand how to use the software for several tasks, including the creation of raster images, vector images, advanced layer techniques, automating tasks, video editing, and project management. 

If you can’t attend an in-person class, there are online video editing classes that you can sign up for on CourseHorse. Online classes can be from any interruption-free environment so long as you have a stable internet connection. This learning method is more flexible than in-person training, making it ideal for people with busy schedules. 

Noble Desktop offers a Video Editing Certificate program that aims to provide students with a career focused education. This program is open to students of all skill levels looking to learn video editing, audio editing, and the foundation of motion graphics and animation. At the end of the course, students will create a demo reel of video editing projects that they can show off to prospective clients and employers. 

Borough of Manhattan Community College has a 27-session-long comprehensive video editing program for all skill levels. In this class, you’ll learn about the post-production process as you gain hands-on experience in video and audio editing. By the end of the course, you’ll know the terminology of the trade, how to organize your workflow for an edit, how to edit video and audio in non-linear editing software, and understand the finalizing process. 

Chicago Industries That Use Video Editing

Video editing skills are useful across industries. Knowing how to use video editing software can help you create videos to communicate with others, persuade consumers, and entertain. Businesses hire those with video editing skills in the hopes of using them in an array of ways. Here are a few key industries in Chicago that rely on video editors:

Tech

Chicago has a growing technology economy. Companies like Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Lyft have begun establishing their operations in the city. Startup tech companies have also gravitated toward Chicago thanks to the city’s high population and strong business infrastructure. 

Tech companies rely on video editing to communicate and advertise to consumers. Commercials and online ads are a popular way for these companies to reach out to new and existing customers. High-profile tech companies in particular rely on cutting-edge video editing trends to retain a positive brand image and appeal to younger consumers. 

Food Innovation & Manufacturing

Chicago is home to the nation’s largest food manufacturing workforce. Some of the industry’s largest and most innovative corporations are headquartered in the Chicago area. This industry has pioneered trends like alternative proteins and nurtured innovative companies that are working to transform food. 

Video editing is an important part of the advertising process in this industry. Successful marketing campaigns will include attention-grabbing video ads that can showcase not only new and innovative products that consumers may not know about, but also how the industry has contributed to the nation’s economic growth. 

Finance & Fintech

Chicago has the third-highest employment in the finance sector in the nation. The economic diversity in the area and the need for financial products have resulted in fintech becoming one of Chicago’s fastest-growing tech verticals. 

Fintech relies on digital marketing practices to advertise to consumers. Fintech apps are advertised on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter through short video clips. These ads are shaped by video editors who work to make alterations and add effects that will stand out to the company’s target audience. This may include adding animation, graphics, or popular music. 

Video Editing Jobs & Salaries in Chicago

Because video editing is useful across industries, video editing skills can contribute to your chances of employment in a variety of roles. If you acquire video editing skills, you can look for video editing jobs, or you can look toward implementing these skills when advertising for your business. Here are some roles that require video editing skills:

Video Editor

Video Editors are responsible for making sure that all video content that has been filmed ends up compiled into a finished product. They’re responsible for altering videos to fit the vision that their supervisor has come up with. Video Editors commonly work in the entertainment industry or other creative fields. 

Entry-level Video Editors in Chicago can expect to make around $21/hour. However, experienced Video Editors working for top entertainment companies in the area can expect to make upwards of $40/hour. 

Content Developer

Content Developers, or Web Content Specialists, work in the marketing field. They create material to promote brands and/or entertain consumers. Content Developers are typically responsible for digital marketing strategies, including video content. Video editing skills may come in handy in this role if your company creates its own video content. 

Content Developers in the Chicago area make between $68,000 and $84,000 per year. Salary is dependent on years of experience, education, and additional skills. 

Motion Graphics Designer

Motion Graphics Designers create artwork for the Internet, television, or film. They animate graphics and create visual effects. Their expertise is used to enhance films, websites, commercials, and other online content. Video editing skills are useful for anyone looking to become a Motion Graphics Designer as the fields use many of the same software and tools. 

Motion Graphics Designers tend to be self-employed and work remotely. The average base salary of an entry-level Motion Graphics Designer in Chicago, according to Indeed, is $21/hour. Those with enough experience and a high-quality portfolio who are self-employed can charge clients higher rates.

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