Video Production Resource Center
Film schools can integrate real-world projects into their video production curriculum to give students an edge when they start work in the digital filmmaking industry. Working with faculty from leading film schools and universities, Adobe has created free projects and curriculums for teaching video production skills to students at all levels.
Adobe also offers a selection of additional resources you can provide your film students to inspire them with work created by their peers and motivate them to learn on their own.
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Inspire with sample video projects
Use these free sample projects and assets in your courses to help advanced students deconstruct real-world examples, learn new skills through in-context video tutorials, and be inspired to create their own films.
Teach students how to use advanced techniques like using Dynamic Link, animating text to sound, creating a cartoon look, building custom waveforms, and more to create a professional-looking music video.
Help students discover how techniques like 3D motion text, light writing, and motion tracking can enhance the promotion of a product or service.
Challenge your students to produce a YouTube-worthy digital short using techniques like multi-effect presets, creating a hologram effect, changing weather from sunny to rainy, or using custom shape tools.
Empower students to document reality and inform the public using Speech Search, the metadata workflow, motion graphics and titles, and adding an aged look to video.
Explore the Digital Video production curriculum
Use all or part of this yearlong, project-based curriculum that develops career and communication skills in digital video production using Adobe tools.
Watch video tutorials that supplement the skills and techniques students learn through the Digital Video curriculum.
Develop your own video production skills
New to Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 Production Premium? Watch video tutorials on Adobe TV to learn how to use new features and quickly get up to speed with the latest versions of Production Premium and Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Soundbooth®, and Encore®.
- CS4 Production Premium feature tour
- Introducing CS4 Production Premium
- Understanding digital video metadata workflow
- Using Dynamic Link
- Creating FLV and F4V files
- Using markers and cue points
- Converting metadata and markers to cue points
- Creating an event DVD
- Creating After Effects mobile compositions
- Introducing Adobe OnLocation™ CS4
Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 feature tour
- Introducing Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
- Batch encoding with Adobe Media Encoder
- Using Dynamic Link with Encore
- Viewing and editing metadata
- Using Speech Search to speed editing
- Mapping source tracks to target tracks
- Normalizing audio for the whole Master track
- Applying effects to groups of clips
- Using Photoshop® with Adobe Premiere
- After Effects CS4 feature tour
- Introducing After Effects CS4
- Exporting from After Effects to Flash® via XFL
- Rotoscoping using After Effects and Photoshop
- Animating precisely with Separate Dimensions
- Using the Cartoon effect
- Using the XML project file format
- Creating Encore menus with After Effects
- Soundbooth CS4 feature tour
- Introducing Soundbooth CS4
- Mixing multitrack files and restoring edits
- Working with Soundbooth and Flash
- Encore CS4 feature tour
- Exporting to Flash
- Creating video-rich websites in Encore
- Authoring for Blu-ray discs
Dive into tips and tricks
Provide instruction on specific video techniques with these handy tip sheets.
- Introduction to digital video
- Principles and rules of copyright
- Video shooting tips
- Shot list
- Selecting and connecting microphones
- Story creation tips
- Writing tips
- Student project proposal
- Voicing narrations
- The business of video production
- How to plan and create a DVD portfolio flowchart
- Tips for effective chroma key shots
- Peer review
Rely on guides from the experts
This entry-level course teaches students to perform essential editing techniques while becoming familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro user interface. This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Adobe Premiere Pro and uses hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. The course is designed for new users who have no substantial editing experience.
This course teaches experienced editors how to navigate Adobe Premiere Pro and helps give them insights on how to use Adobe Premiere Pro within the Creative Suite Production Premium workflow. This class is designed for students who are making the transition to Adobe Premiere Pro from another nonlinear editing platform.
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