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Adobe Premiere Pro for Forensic Media- Intermediate to Advanced

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

August 5 – 9, 2024

Course Location: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office North District Station, 2496 Bayshore Blvd. Dunedin, FL 34698

Course Overview

This is a 5-day Intermediate to Advanced course in Adobe Premiere Pro for forensic media applications. Students are expected to have an intermediate working knowledge of the software, which includes, understanding its basic functionality and being able to edit within its basic workflow. If you have completed LEVA’s 5-day Beginners course, or currently use Premiere Pro to some extent, then this class is for you. Prior experience working with digital media evidence is also beneficial. 

Throughout the course you will learn and practice advanced techniques on stand alone cases while all the while building a courtroom demonstrative presentation that incorporates all that you’ll learn throughout the week.

This active engagement will provide you with the confidence and problem solving abilities that comes from working through real and common forensic and/or creative challenges. And through this case-based learning method, using the Premiere Pro workflow, you will solidify the knowledge already obtained and further develop new skills. 

By the end of the course, you will have an advanced level of skill to not only utilize Premiere Pro for much of the basic forensic processing techniques but to also use it as a tool for creating clarifying and demonstrative videos for your most complicated cases.

Class begins each day at 8 AM.  On Friday, class will be dismissed by 4:30 PM.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Students must bring their own provide laptops for use in class containing the needed software.  Downloadable demo versions are available. Click on the HERE link below for complete details.

Click HERE for the schedule and daily objectives.


Angela Ellis is a LEVA certified Forensic Video Technician working towards Analyst certification. She’s is with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office as a Media Forensic Specialist where she provides complex geospatial visual investigations for the agency’s Investigative Operations Bureau using Premiere Pro. For the 17 years prior to her role in law enforcement, Angela has been a documentary film editor, a VFX editor, a national broadcast commercial editor and an editor and creative director for media content within science, medical and government industries.

Who Can Apply?

1) Employees of any international, federal, state/provincial, or local public safety agency and educational institutions, may apply.  An applicant for educational pricing should be either a person who is a full-time instructor at a nationally accredited educational facility or is a full-time student.

2) A select number of seats are available to the private sector (for-profit businesses).

LEVA Membership:  LEVA membership is not required to attend.

Certificate: LEVA will also issue a certificate to each student who attends the course.

Successful completion of this course earns credit hours toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst and Technician certification renewals.

Travel & Accommodation:  Students are responsible for securing their own lodging and all ground transportation.

Meals: All meals are the responsibility of the student.

Tuition:  $1,875. Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by July 19, 2024. Payment options are credit card or check.

NOTE: Registering only serves as a placeholder. Tuition payment secures the seat.



Fill in the on-line registration or the form below by July 12, 2024.

You will be notified via e-mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.

Essential Disclaimer

For the purpose of meeting various course objectives, LEVA instructors employ a variety of video technologies during instruction.  However, the LEVA program material does not endorse any single technology but rather demonstrate software capabilities in a forensic media environment.

Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 40-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. The graduate must refer to this training as LEVA’s on their resume, CV or any discoverable document.

Additional Information
For additional information regarding this course, contact Troy Lawrence, LEVA Deputy Executive Director, at  troy.lawrence@leva.org

Click HERE to register.


August 5 @ 8:00 am
August 9 @ 5:00 pm
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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office North District Station
2496 Bayshore Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698 United States
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