Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production

Digital Video CC

Digital Video is a project-based curriculum that develops key digital communication skills such as design, project management, research and communication, and video and audio design and production technical skills using Adobe tools.

Digital Video can be used in video and audio production education or in more general career and technical education. Each project builds on lessons learned previously and contains an instructor guide (with learning objectives, step-by-step teaching instructions, assessment rubric, and details on alignment to the Adobe Certified Associate exams) and a series of activities to teach students. Activities include student technical guides, worksheets, best practice guides and demo assets. Utilize the entire curriculum, individual projects, or individual activities to adapt this content to your course.

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The Digital Video introduction includes an overview of the curriculum, with a skills matrix, classroom enrichment, and skills overview rubric.

Project 1: Video production basics

In this project, students develop and evaluate effective uses of video-shot techniques and build a video sequence.

Project 2: Action Events

In this project, students shoot an event and then edit their action footage to create a short video, developing an understanding of pre-production, production, and post-production workflows.

Project 3: News Stories

In this project, students work in teams to select a subject, conduct an interview, and report a story. They learn about specific video elements in news stories such as interviews and narration.

Projects 5 & 8: Portfolios

In this mid-term and project reflection exercise, students create a portfolio of their work and explore career opportunities in the video and audio production fields.

Adobe Digital Careers Teaching Resources

Digital Video is one of the Adobe Digital Careers curriculums. To learn more about these curriculums and other teaching resources, please visit the Adobe Digital Careers page.
Adobe Certified Associate

Adobe Certified Associate alignment

Digital Video aligns to the Adobe Certified Associate exam for Video Communication with Adobe Premiere Pro.

ISTE Standards for Students

Digital Design aligns with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students (2007). Learn more about the ISTE Standards for Students.
Digital Video archive

Digital Video archive

Access past versions of the Digital Video curriculum.