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Digital Video CS4: Foundations of Video Design and Production (full curriculum)

Curriculum Published 9/15/10 Last updated on 5/16/18
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 production. Digital Video curriculum addresses each of these areas, using a project-based approach. Each project has phases that follow a design and development process from project planning and analysis to evaluation and distribution. Students gain experience through real-world projects that help them understand roles and processes across a broad range of careers involving digital video. To simulate a professional work environment, students gradually migrate their video work from an individual process to a group process, focused on personal and client work. The projects contain activities that require students to plan their communication and focus and then evaluate and improve their communications. Specific attention has been paid to developing concepts and principles for thorough, effective communication to multiple audiences. Each project guideline provides structure for the content and process of a project while allowing flexibility for the instructor to tailor the level of social and technical interaction appropriate for students. For example, you can manage client work within the school or open it up to involve the community at large.
Age Levels
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

To complete this curriculum, you will need:
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 installed on all machines
- Adobe Soundbooth CS4 installed on all machines
- Adobe After Effects CS4 installed on all machines
- Adobe Encore CS4 installed on all machines
- Student technical guides

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