Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by Rita Amladi
I'm excited to announce that Adobe launched a new Learning platform on the Creative Cloud today! It features hundreds of curated videos on subjects ranging from design, digital imaging, video/audio and web design and publishing. We're proud to offer premium learning content created by experts at Adobe and the leading Creative Cloud video training providers from all over the world.
The best part is that the content is now available freely to all. Come on over and check out the shiny new learning experience waiting for you and your students! We'd love to hear your feedback on the platform and featured content.
The Creative Cloud Learn team at Adobe
A time tested manual from my teaching days.
Worth a look.
Posted on Nov 18, 2013 by Rita Amladi
Script-based video editing with Story http://adobe.ly/1fmYG10The new Adobe Story panel in Premiere Pro introduces an incredible time-saver for editing dialog-rich projects. Learn a quick and easy way to connect script dialogue or interview transcripts from Adobe Story with video clips in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Posted on Nov 18, 2013 by Rita Amladi
Script-based production management with Story and Premiere Pro.
Adobe Story is far more than a script-writing application. Story knows the difference between interior and exterior scenes, recognizes character names, and can even keep track of props and special effects. All of this information can be used to automatically generate production reports and schedules. Learn how in this lesson.
Posted on Nov 15, 2013 by Rita Amladi
Organize your media and create a rough assembly with Prelude http://adobe.ly/1dr8ZAu
Save time by organizing your project in Prelude, before you open Premiere Pro. You'll learn how much faster it is to use Prelude to organize clips into multiple bins, create subclips stored inside the media metadata, add comments, and even build a simple assembly to hit the ground running when you start your edit.
Use Adobe Premiere Pro to pull out highlights from your raw video footage to use in research projects and course materials, and export the clips in various formats.
Learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to create a short time-lapse video from a series of still images captured over time.
Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by katy brandt
It's so difficult to get a student to document their process. So often it's hard to even get students to explore their design through process sketches, scale models, etc. This is a way to have students take the time to really explore all the possibilities as well as give their fellow students insight into a different perspective and possibly a new way to use the tools at hand.
Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production is a yearlong, project-based curriculum that develops career and communication skills in digital video production, using Adobe tools. Digital Video curriculum develops four key skill areas: Project management and collaboration Design Research and communication Professional video production, using video tools
Students develop these key skills in a spiral—each project adds more challenging skills onto foundation proficiencies. Students engage in skills to learn storytelling, capturing and editing video and audio, and finalizing content for DVD, web, or digital videotape.
Adobe collaborated with a community of educators across the US and UK to develop the appropriate depth and breadth of each project. Additionally, Adobe collaborated and co-developed this content with the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) to create standards-aligned, career-track course materials that focus on video design and pr... Read More
Documentaries attempt to represent reality rather than tell a fictional story. Documentaries are essentially nonfiction film. In this project, students work in teams to create a mini-documentary: identifying the theme, audience, and goals for a particular topic. Within each team, students manage tasks from a particular filmmaking role perspective. In the process of making a minidocumentary, students learn to create advanced motion and color effects, use audio-editing techniques, and compose a musical score. Finally, each team will present their film in a student film festival.
Student product: Mini-documentary
Commercials are short, stylistic, and impactful videos used to sell products, goods, services, and even political campaigns. In this project, students work with a client to create a commercial: identifying the goals, audience, and purpose for the commercial based on their client’s wishes. Students, working in teams, undergo a formal review and redesign cycle with their client and
produce a final commercial that will be deployed on the web. In the process, students learn to create composited video using creative lighting techniques and special effects. You might choose to limit the scope of this project by being the client or by selecting a client in the school for each student group. Another alternative is to ask students to engage with local businesses and create a commercial for them.
Student product: Commercial
Public service announcements (PSA) bring public awareness to particular issues. They are short, concise videos that make a point quickly and clearly. PSAs can be an effective way to teach students how to focus content on a specific topic and goal while learning the video production process.
In this project, students plan, shoot, edit, and produce a PSA. They analyze how a particular shot will impact the mood and intention in a video. They learn how to create motion effects for both video and audio. For this project, you might decide to work with school groups or local community organizations so students create a PSA for a particular issue or group. Student product: Public service announcement (PSA)
In the process of creating a basic news story, students learn about specific news editing techniques and the journalistic code of ethics. Students work in teams to select a subject, conduct an interview, and report a story. Students learn to incorporate video elements in news stories, such as interview sound bites, reporter stand-up, b-roll footage, natural sound, supers, and reporter narration.
Student product: News story video
To produce quality videos, students need to understand how digital videos are shot and the overall workflow. Students develop video production skills through creating an introductory video project, evaluating effective uses of video shot techniques, and building a video sequence. Students apply the skills and understanding they gain in this project to creating digital videos and
designing client products in succeeding projects. Students focus on learning about a variety of video shots and using Adobe Premiere Pro to edit a series of clips into a cuts-only, coherent short video.
Student product: Short video sequence and shot techniques document
Capturing live action events helps students focus on shooting techniques and storytelling as they bring the events to life. To introduce students to shooting with a camera, they work in teams to shoot an event. Then individually, they edit their action footage and create a final short video. Students learn to set up various kinds of shots and create a video that evokes the feelings at the
event. In the process, students engage in the pre-production, production, and post-production workflow of creating a video.
Student product: Action event video
Research and screenwriting are an integral part of the pre-production workflow. Use this activity to introduce writing for video best practices and how to use Adobe Story in the screenwriting process.
Supers, titles, and credits can all be used to strengthen a video project and provide important information to the viewer. Use this activity to introduce how and when to use text in a video project and how to create supers, titles, and credits.
It's not enough to simply have a script for voicing a narration. There are best practices that should be used when recording audio, like using a sound proof room and appropriate microphones. In this activity students will learn about preparing to record narrations, how to use and edit sound, combine sounds, and apply crossfades.
Adobe Audition is a stand-alone audio editing and sound-mixing program that allows you to edit and apply audio effects to the audio from video footage. Use this activity to introduce your students to Adobe Audition to learn how to edit audio and mix sound to enable them to be more creative with their audio.
Most video must now be served in multiple formats to be viewed from multiple different devices. To make video web-ready you also need to consider file size and bandwidth issues. Choosing the correct file format for a video project ensures your video can be viewed properly across platforms and devices. Use this activity to introduce students to the options for exporting video to different mediums and formats, file types, and the need for the various formats.
Video editing is a major part of the video post-production process. Typically in post-production you capture video from a camera, view your raw footage, trim the clips for the best parts, sequence them on a timeline, and add transitions, titles, music, sound effects, and special effects. This activity introduces students to video editing and transitions.
Adobe Premiere Pro is a video production tool that enables you to edit and manipulate video projects and export them to a variety of formats. In this activity, students are introduced to the Adobe Premiere Pro workspace, including how to import files, capture video, manage media, use the Storyboard feature, and how to work with clips in the Timeline panel.
Post-production is where you will bring your masterpiece to life. Use this activity to teach your students about the post-production phase, which includes capturing video from a camera, viewing raw footage, and non-linear editing.
The production phase of the digital video workflow is where you follow your production plan and shoot all the required video and collect all the assets. Use this activity to introduce students to effective uses of video shot techniques and video shooting tips, such as proper lighting and capturing audio.