Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI): Adobe Premiere PRO CS5.5 Basics Class

When In Manila, get updated with multimedia at Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI)— the country’s premier training center for digital media and photography.



Philippine Center for Creative Imaging


Located at Don Chino Roces Avenue (former Pasong Tamo Street), the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging is the first and only Adobe Authorized Training Center in the country. It is also the first Authorized Apple Training Center meeting Apple’s highest standards in all areas. Canon Philippines has also designated PCCI as its Digital Learning Center (DLC) in the country, as a recognition for PCCI’s expertise in digital imaging and photography. PCCI is also the first and only Corel Training Partner (CTP) in the Philippines. 




 Philippine Center for Creative Imaging Hallway



I had the chance to attend a class at Philippine Center for Creative Imaging last July 16-18, 2012. I chose to attend their Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 Basics Class since I’ve been dying to know about how to use it. Video editing is one of the hobbies I enjoy doing, from Windows Movie Maker to Cyberlink to Ulead, I have used them all and when I learned about Adobe Premiere PRO, I tried it out as well. BUT, here’s the thing, I had a hard time using it since the editing tools aren’t the same as the ones I’ve used, I got really frustrated that I almost gave up.  



Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI): Adobe Premiere PRO CS5.5 Basics Class

 The Adobe Premiere PRO CS5.5 Basics Class was conducted by Mr. Santiago “Dennis” Lucero, an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. 


Philippine Center for Creative Imaging: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5  Basics Class



The class consists of lecture demo with hands-on training afterwards. Through this approach, I was able to FULLY APPRECIATE and UNDERSTAND the basics of Adobe Premiere. I actually find it easier and more fun to use now. What I like most about the class is that our instructor is very knowledgeable of the topic he teaches. He is very open to questions and even inserts humor while the class is on-going! He is also very flexible with the class. If he knows that the class has a hard time catching up, he slows down and goes through with us again, step by step. Sir Dennis makes sure that everyone understood the topic, during our hands on, he checks what we are doing one by one. Our class is also very participatory–which I believe is very important for the learning process to be more efficient. 




Philippine Center for Creative Imaging: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5  Basics Class


The first 2-days were mostly lectures and hands on activities, and on the last day, we were asked to make a 1 minute and twenty second video and use all the editing we learned. I had so much fun making it! Before the day ended, we altogether watched what each one of us made, which summed up all the fun! And so, just to share, here’s what I came up with:


 Philippine Center for Creative Imaging: Final Project


Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI): Perks You Get

When you take a class at Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI), of course you get all the knowledge you need to know. You get to use their equipment and computer, you get to borrow books from their in-house library, meet new people, eat snacks all day, eat great lunch with your classmates and teachers, get a certificate, a class picture and an alumni card! COOL isn’t it? But not only that, students who enroll at PCCI have a 1 year FREE REFRESHER COURSE! All you have to do is schedule to their secretary and once there’s a vacant seat for you, you’re good to go! 🙂 That’s just so much to give just to ensure learning! 

 Philippine Center for Creative Imaging: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5  Basics Class

All over in my 3-day workshop at PCCI, I was introduced to the basic editing tools used in Adobe Premiere PRO. I learned how to make a  project matching the settings of the video i have, how to cut, adjust, move, add effects and transitions and more. Everything I need to know about Adobe Premiere, I learned from this class and I have my classmates, Sir Dennis and mostly PCCI to thank for. Of course, I gained new friends too! 🙂 

So WHEN IN MANILA, if you are looking for TRAINING CLASSES on Adobe, Apple, Corel… or just wanting to learn the basics of photography, video editing and other digital media stuff–CHECK OUT the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging! I’m sure they will have a class that will fit what you need! 🙂

Philippine Center for Creative Imaging: Adobe Premiere CS5.5 Basics Class


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The Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI) offers a wide array of courses on digital media and photography. For those interested, you may visit their site here or you may email them at

 Into Photography? Check out Philippine Center for Creative Imaging’s Institute of Photography


Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI): Adobe Premiere PRO CS5.5 Basics Class


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