Thanks for the heads up about the missing files, @SunnyFrimley. I’m looking into that now and I’ll let you know when we’ve got it sorted, hopefully tomorrow.
The Introduction to Premiere Pro course is, like our other NLE courses, fundamentally about how to use the program. We have another course, Introduction to Video Editing that gets more into the creative what and why of editing, rather than the how for the particular tool. You might enjoy it! We’re also working on some creative video editing short courses now. Those will come out over the next few months.
Ultimately, though, the best way to have fun with editing is to work with footage you care about. Obviously we don’t want to make boring courses, and we design them to be as engaging as we can, but at some point learning a new skill or software always includes aspects that are a bit of a grind. Challenges are part of learning, and sometimes that includes managing boredom. In fact, in my experience, learning how to be bored is a key skill in video editing! Editing is, essentially, the ability to pay attention to when you’re engaged by something on the screen. And, much of the time, the process of working raw footage is pretty mundane.
My suggestion is to trust Dave. He’s an excellent instructor, the information he delivers is rock solid. It’s the kind of thing where, if you incorporate the lessons well and use the course to build good habits, it’ll make working on projects you do care about a lot more fun.