Category Archives: Video

Online Video Production Class Registration has begun

Sign up for the New Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Class Now!


Online registration has just begun.  Seise this rare opportunity!  Sign up for the New Premiere Pro Video Editing Fundamentals class, and learn all the latest techniques to create a video from start to finish.  By the end of the course you will have acquired the skills to land a rewarding career in film and television and or be able to go viral on YouTube with your own creative work!


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Media for Video Projects

Where to go to Find Video

  1. Click Downloads
  2. Click the Chain link icon on a video thumbnail to get to the download page
  3. On the download page, click the download button on the side of the video
  4. Right click or Control Click the video and choose Download Link as to name and save the video
  5. Be sure to credit Mitch Martinez in your published work


  1. Copy a URL from a YouTube Video
  2. Go to the site to paste the YouTube Video URL
  3. Download the video

  1. Click Install
  2. Go to your downloads folder and double click on the “fastest tube” plug in
  3. You will see a Congratulations screen at
  4. You will now find a Download option when you click on a YouTube video


Great Places to Find Audio besides Garage Band

  1. Click on the dig button
  2. Preview songs with the play buttons and click on the cloud download button to get to the download menu
  3. On the download menu for the song, right click or control click the big download button and choose Download linked file as
  4. Name and save your audio file
  5. Be sure to credit the creator in your work

  1. Search for sound effects
  2. Click on the Wav file download option
  3. Take note of the creator if the sound is under the Attribution License

  1. Copy a URL from a YouTube Video
  2. Paste the YouTube Video URL in the field at the top of the site

  • Some are for purchase and some are free
  • Download the Wav files

Adobe Audition Sound Effects Downloads

Finding Images without Strict Copyright Restrictions Image Searches

Search the Commons Library (images with no known copyright restrictions)

  1. Be sure to scroll down to use the second search field to search the Commons Library
  2. Click the image thumbnail
  3. Click the down arrow in the bottom right to choose the size you want to download
  4. Find the image in Downloads or on Desktop on a Mac

Search images under the Attribution License
(you may use these images however you’d like, as is, with modification, for commercial purposes, just as long as you credit the original creator)

  1. Search images under the Attribution license
  2. Click the image thumbnail
  3. Click the down arrow in the bottom right to choose the size you want to download
  4. Find the image in Downloads or on Desktop on a Mac

Search Google Images

  1. Go to and click on Images at the top right
  2. Search for an image
  3. Click on Tools
  4. Choose large images from the Size drop Down
  5. Choose from the Usage Rights drop down “Labeled for Reuse with Modification”
  6. Click on the image thumbnail
  7. Click on the View Image button
  8. Right click or control click the image and choose “Save as” to name it

About Creative Commons Licenses

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Royalty Free Music for Film and Video

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Online Registration for Design and Media Arts Classes

Online Registration is now Open for Design and Media Arts Classes!  Register now for Early Bird Registration.  Classes will be $35 instead of $40 until January 12, 2017.

To register for classes now click on the following links:


Digital Portfolio

Adobe After Effects 

Adobe Illustrator

dig-port-muse sendinblue-after-effects Click to Register
Now Accepting New Students!
No Previous Experience Necessary.
For more information, please visit the ABC Adult School website at:

For walk-in registration go to:

CTEC Office in Room G4
12254 Cuesta Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703


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Water Drops Slow Motion

High Frame Rate Video

This is an example of footage shot at a high frame rate to capture the detail of a water drop.

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New Adobe Premiere Pro CC Class

I am writing to you to let you know of a very special opportunity to sign up for a new session of the Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud (CC) class that begins this Tuesday, September 6!

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Sign up online now!

Behind the scenes
The school has upgraded all of the equipment with special grant funding.
Enjoy learning all the latest industry standard studio equipment:
  • Adobe CC software
  • New High speed Mac computers with 32 GB RAM
  • High speed fios Internet connection
  • WiFi is also available for mobile devices
  • High definition professional quality studio camera
  • High quality sound recording.
  • Professional green screen studio complete with high end lighting equipment.

This semester will be especially exciting because we are going to have more opportunity for creative work and project based learning.  By the end of the course you will have created four original videos.  This could be your chance to go viral on YouTube!

We are also an official Adobe Certification testing site.  You will have the opportunity to take the Adobe Certification practice test in the class for free as many times as needed.  Sign up online now, and join us!

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Emoji Design
Emoji character designed using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects as part of a demonstration in the Graphic Design class at the ABC Adult School Career Technical Education Center (CTEC). 12254 Cuesta Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 926-6734

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Bring a Friend Week at ABC Adult School

How to Get Two Weeks of Free Classes

Visit our Graphic Design and Digital Animation Classes

Okay so here’s the deal: This week is Bring a Friend Week for my students in my classes. I am teaching a Graphic Design class using Adobe Illustrator from 8am-10am and an Animation Special Effects class for Film/Television using Adobe After Effects from 10:10 am to 12:10 pm. My classes meet in room H-9 at  Career Technical Education Center – ABC Adult School
Cuesta Campus 12254 Cuesta Drive, Cerritos, CA 90703. Parking is plentiful and free! I am inviting anyone who sees this post who is interested in visiting my classes at anytime between 8am – 12:10 pm this week 4/11 – 4/15 (Friday we end at 11:20am). If you would like to be a visitor, check out the flier, come by next week and tell me you saw the post. I will assign you to a student of mine, and you both will go check in at the office and be entered into a raffle to win prizes and come back to enjoy and experience the state of the art technology we have to work with in creating amazing designs, 3D animation and special effects! Who knows, you may walk away with your own logo animation for YouTube by the end of your visit!

You are also welcome to sign up for the classes I teach online that start, Monday, April 18.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe After Effects

ABC Adult School Spring Specials

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Class Registration

This is the last week to register for Adobe Premiere Pro CC.  Classes begin next Monday!  November 9!  Don’t miss out!

Click to Register for Adobe Premiere Pro

Click to register for Premiere Pro

 11/9/15 – 1/29/16

Monday – Friday
10:10 AM – 12:10 PM

(except 9:50 – 11:20 AM on Fridays)

Learn how the movie magic happens and create your own video edit from start to finish. In this course you will learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include logging and organizing footage, three point editing of video and audio to create a rough cut, refining your edit with trimming techniques using the ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, special effects, color correction and, and making a final output for YouTube, Blu-ray or DVD.

You will also receive Adobe Certification training in preparation for the official Adobe Certification test that you have the opportunity to take on ABC Adult School’s Cuesta Campus.

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2015 SMPTE Schedule

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