Learn to Make Short Films with Still Photographs Using Premiere Pro
© Marina Thomé

Learn to Make Short Films with Still Photographs Using Premiere Pro

Dates: Tuesdays, Oct 11–Nov 15, 2022
Time: 11am–1pm (ET)
Sessions: 7 (This class has 6 group sessions plus a private 1-on-1 session)
Limited enrollment: 6 students
Fee: $565
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A great way to show your work and bring new life to a project is to make a short video with your still photographs. In this class, you'll go far beyond making generic slideshows — you'll learn the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro and create meaningful and artistic short cinematic videos using your still images.

In addition to learning video editing essentials, we’ll analyze videos and art pieces for inspiration and discuss editing choices, including story-sequencing, pace, duration of each image, and the basics of how to animate images and add meaningful sounds, voices, and texts. Through weekly tutorials and exercises, students will produce their own 3-minute video. Turn those images sitting on your hard drive into something new and creative!

This is a class for people who are new to Premiere Pro or want a refresher. If you use other Adobe software, it will feel familiar to you. With Premiere Pro, you can get away from the frustrating limitations of slideshow apps — it's the most flexible and professional tool to create videos.


When will Marina Thomé teach her next class? She is wonderful.
—Lisa (New York City)
Thank you for the wonderful class, and for all the help with my video! It was such a nice group and I learned so much. I loved the class and I am so happy to have a video for my exhibition.
—Gabrielle (California)

Marina Thomé
Marina Thomé

Marina Thomé is a photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Portugal and Brazil. Marina works as a director, researcher, and editor for multimedia platforms and experiments with portraits, archives, and soundscapes. Her films have been presented in festivals in France, USA, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Colombia, and elsewhere, including the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York and Festival Biarritz Latin America in France. She is the co-founder of Estúdio CRUA, an award-winning production company that connects new media and social impact. They produced the Hackathon Webdoc Project, involving over 100 participants in workshops on creating collaborative multi-platform documentaries. Marina holds masters degrees in Creative Documentary (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and in Communication, Art & Technology (Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo). She studied photojournalism and storytelling at the International Center of Photography (New York) and has taught multiplatform storytelling at art institutions in Brazil, Portugal, and Spain.

In 2023, she coordinated Arché, a creative development space for film professionals from Iberoamerican countries, at the Doclisboa and Porto/Post/Doc Festivals, organized by APORDOC-The Portuguese Documentary Association. She's currently working on her project Red Skies, a video installation supported by DG Arts (Portuguese Directorate-General for the Arts), to be presented in the Azores Islands.

Marina teaches multimedia, video, and multiplatform storytelling   for StrudelmediaLive.