Our resident Premiere Pro guru, Ben, has created a series of helpful videos to help you gain an understanding of Premiere Pro and best practice when using it.

It doesn’t matter if you have used it before or not, there is something in these videos for everyone to learn.

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Pinterest is an online pinboard that allows users to pull in content from anywhere on the internet and keep it in one central place.

Pinterest is a great tool to use as a reference or moodboard, even for just keeping a lot of ideas together.

You can search Pinterest for ideas on a specific topic, theme or colour and if you install the Chrome Extension then when you are on a website you want to save, simply click the Pinterest icon in the Chrome Extensions bar and it will ask you to pick a photo to use as the Pin image, this helps if there is a webpage with hundreds of images but you want to make sure you remember just one. Alternatively, some websites have a feature where if you hover your mouse over an image, a Pinterest icon will appear on the image that quickly adds that page and that image to your Pinterest board.

I have used Pinterest personally a few times to build idea boards in the last few years, namely when I was moving in to my first home so I could get ideas of decoration and styles. I also used it when trying to design a nursery for my little boy.

Behance is a social media platform designed to showcase and discover creative work.

Behance showcases creative work from across the globe in one central place, you can discover incredible graphic design, photography, illustration, interaction design, motion video, architecture, fashion, product design, advertising, fine art, crafts, game design and sounds.

Such as this amazing photography by Lisa Linke to promote the Nurburgring 24hr race series.

Nurburgring 24 Series

Or this advertisement from Mitsubishi and their ‘Don’t stories and drive’ campaign.

Don’t Stories and Drive

If you’ve got the time and Behance sounds good to you, have a look at their Getting Started video:

We started using Open Broadcaster Software [OBS] here at Barton Peveril a couple of years back, it’s available for Windows, MacOS and various flavours of Linux. OBS is a tool that allows you to run a virtualised TV Studio control room on your computer.

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Open Culture is a website that centralises and curates the best, free educational and cultural media from across the internet to make it easier for everyone to find.

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Copyright laws around what images can and cannot be used can be confusing, especially since most photos on Google Image search are not allowed to be used elsewhere. You should not just go on to Google, search for a photo and take it off any random website you want.

We regularly use a number of different websites to get free, high-quality images to use on our blogs, website, and presentations. These images are purposefully put on to these websites by the owners for anyone to use for free. There really are some nice people out there.

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Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app that allows you to create social graphics, short videos and web pages with ease.

You can use Adobe Spark to create graphics, web pages, and videos in minutes.

To start using Spark, go to spark.adobe.com just sign in using your college email address and password. If you’ve already signed into Google G Suite you shouldn’t have to login again.

Adobe Spark enables you to get great looking results quickly. The three tools, Post, Page, and Video, cover most content types, removing the technical barriers and getting you straight to the result. Students will like using this as they can create great looking graphics, pages, and videos without worrying about the tools they are using. Teachers will find this useful for creating presentations, flipped learning videos and eye-catching images for Google Sites, without spending much time on production.

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