Want to make your own movie? Check this out!

Lesson Plan Published 2/27/15 Last updated on 4/16/19

Always wanted to make your own movie? With Adobe's products, now you can!

Learn how to use Adobe's Premiere Pro/Premiere Clip, After Effects, and Audition to create your very own movie!

Want to promote your movie? No problem! You can also use Adobe's InDesign to create promotional movie posters!

Need professional looking photos? Adobe's Photoshop can take care of that! You can also apply them to your posters if you want!

What you will learn:

  • How to successfully make your own movie (of course!) using Adobe products
  • The 5 stages in filmmaking
  • The different main roles in filmmaking
  • How to create your movie plot
  • How to edit video with Premiere Pro and/or Premiere Clip
  • How to add special effects on your videos using After Effects
  • How to edit sound using Audition
  • How to use InDesign to make movie posters
  • How to enhance your photos with Photoshop
  • The audio terms and accessories (see Audio Terms and Accessories video below)

(Note: this can be either a project or a lesson plan, depending on what type of movie you are making)

(Another note: this resource may be occasionally updated as I am learning this myself!)

  • Audition

    Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Premiere Clip

    Create and edit videos on your mobile device.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

  • Computer (of course!)
  • Paid Creative Cloud membership (or you can use other video and audio editing software)
    • Be sure your software is the latest version
  • Voice recorder (for auditions)
  • Video camera(s)
    • To capture the different perspective views of subjects of the scene, you will need multiple cameras
    • If you want to have the best sound and video quality, you will need video, sound, lighting equipment
  • A good budget
  • Costumes, makeup, and props (opt.)
  • Smartphone/tablet with Premiere Clip installed (opt.)
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Bethany Dutton

Posted on 8/22/15 11:58:20 AM Permalink

Thanks for the share great

Craig Gundlach

Posted on 6/23/15 3:42:31 AM Permalink

Great resource! Thanks for sharing!


Angie Ritenour

Posted on 5/19/15 5:55:38 PM Permalink

Thank you for posting this useful resource.

Bob Haynes

Posted on 3/10/15 12:59:36 PM Permalink

What is the download file type. Seems strange! Thanks.

Anthony Gagliano

Posted on 2/28/15 12:54:49 AM Permalink

Thank you so much for sharing this Rachel! Maybe we'll see each other again in a future AGP course by Adobe:-)