Adobe Generation Professional: Video

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Course overview

This course is part of a series of six Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.

Are you interested in digital video production? Are you looking to add a video assignment to your curriculum? Do you want to take your own class in a new direction through the use of video? Or maybe you’re keen to create learning resources to help flip your classroom? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this five-week online Adobe Premiere Pro course is for you. This professional learning course will help you develop your understanding of how to plan, shoot, edit, and publish video, how video can be used as a teaching tool, and some quick tricks to creating higher-quality media. You’ll learn how to create different kinds of instructional video projects using Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements. Then you’ll learn how to publish your videos to the web to share with your students or use for your own purposes. The videos you create will enable you to update your curriculum, and they’ll serve as models and sample assignments you can bring back to the classroom.

All the content you produce can be used to model good practices within your own school or college. Each week of the course will introduce you to a new theme and an industry expert from the world of digital design. As a result, you’ll become more confident with cutting-edge digital tools, more effective as a teacher, and more of an inspiration to your students.

Learning objectives

By completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create digital video using Premiere Pro or Premiere Elements.
  • Develop critical language skills and a deep understanding of how digital videos are made.
  • Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
  • Integrate creativity and digital media into a curriculum plan for the classroom.

Pre-requisites

This is an introductory course. You should have a basic knowledge of your operating system and know how to use appropriate resources on the Internet.

We assume no prior knowledge of video making or editing, and will be starting from scratch. We will assume you have access to a video camera (a smartphone with video is acceptable) and know how to move the footage from the camera to the computer. You’ll be using Adobe Story to write your scripts. This will require an Adobe ID. Adobe Story has a free browser-based version. You’ll use Premiere Pro to create videos during the course, and you’ll either use Vimeo or a similar video-sharing site for hosting. We advise you to have all accounts and software set up and loaded prior the start of the course. If you have access to Premiere Elements and not Premiere Pro, or CS6 instead of Creative Cloud, you’ll still be able to complete the course but the interfaces might be slight different than the ones in the tutorials and demonstrations.

Just before the course starts, download the free trial if you don’t have access to a copy already:

The free trial only lasts 30 days, so please wait until the course starts before downloading.

To set up a Vimeo site, click here (Vimeo Basic is free and perfect for this course) Vimeo sign up

Course timeline

  • Course begins: Nov 16
  • Enrollment closes: Jan 9
  • First live class: Nov 18
  • Course ends: Jan 10
  • Last day to submit work: Jan 18

Live Classes

Live class sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays. We offer two choices of time zones:

  • Option A (for course members in Southern Hemisphere time zones): 7:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Time (GMT+10 hours)
  • Option B (for course members in Northern Hemisphere time zones): 7:00 p.m. Central Time (GMT-5 hours)

You may choose to attend either live session, or you may view a recording. All live classes are hosted via Adobe Connect and feature live instruction as well as industry guest speakers.

Important Dates

  • Sunday, November 16: Course opens on the Adobe Education Exchange. Review pre-course readings and plan your participation.
  • Tuesday, November 18: Class 1
  • Tuesday, November 25: Class 2
  • Tuesday, December 2: Class 3
  • Tuesday, December 9: Class 4
  • Tuesday, December 16: Class 5
  • Wednesday, December 17, through Monday, January 5: Work on your final project. Catch up on any work missed. Post final assignment.
  • Tuesday, January 6: Class 6
  • Wednesday, January 7, to Saturday, January 17: Catch-up and finish off days
  • Sunday, January 18: Last day to submit work to the Education Exchange if you want to graduate from the course.

Course Credit

Successful completion of this course will require approximately 25 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential stating that you successfully completed 25 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement.

Instructors

Deila Bumgardner

Tim Kitchen

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

Course Workshops
Class 1: Getting started Meet the tutors and get oriented to the course program. Download the required software and start thinking about your learning goals.
Class 2: Introduction to teaching with video Get started making your first video, and becoming familiar with the Premiere Pro interface. This is Video 101.
Class 3: Pre-production focus – Storytelling Plan a video production sequence. Discover how Adobe Story integrates with Premiere Pro.
Class 4: Production focus - Composing a good shot This week we’ll cover the key skills required to shoot good quality video, grab the shots you need to tell the story and learn the basics of video production.
Class 5: Post production focus – Editing In week 5 we’ll look closely at the best workflow for editing digital video with Premiere Pro. We’ll offer tips and tricks for editing success.
Class 6: Reflect and review Reflect on your learning in the course. Celebrate the work of your peers. Consider classroom application of your digital media skills. Get an introduction to Adobe After Effects.
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
Questions for Instructors
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Recording links
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Say 'No' to vertical video
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Welcome! Please introduce yourself.
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Week 3 & 4 Real Story Inspiration-Great Video presentation
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