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Digital Video CS5: Foundations of Video Design and Production (full curriculum)

Curriculum Published 9/16/10 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 CS5 installed on all machines
- Adobe Soundbooth CS5 installed on all machines
- Adobe After Effects CS5 installed on all machines
- Adobe Encore CS5 installed on all machines
- Student technical guides

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Adobe Education

Posted on 9/28/12 12:02:08 AM Permalink

M Sandoval

Posted on 9/27/12 4:27:49 PM Permalink

What is recommended if the adobe master collection cs5 was purchased for my school after the fact that soundbooth was no longer in the software suite? Is there any curriculum replacement for the soundbooth that is for audition? I am assuming adudition has replaced Soundbooth. Even the book CS5.5 Classroom in a Book is outdated and does not have Audition information.

Thank you!

Jeff Larson

Posted on 9/2/12 9:39:21 PM Permalink

This is an excellent source for anyone looking to start video production with their students or school. It's also a great way for teachers who are already running a program to do a bit of self-assessment about the rigour and depth of their program. I downloaded and will be sharing with my colleague to just that.

Kleber Costa

Posted on 4/9/12 2:14:17 PM Permalink

Vocês ajudariam muito os alunos do Brasil se distribuíssem esse material em portuquês do Brasil

Adobe Education

Posted on 3/12/12 4:33:09 AM Permalink

@ Pasokhin

I just downloaded and the entire curriculum was there. when you say only the 1st part - can you explain?

~Adobe Education

Pasokhin Kostya

Posted on 3/11/12 11:00:33 AM Permalink

There is only 1st part of curriculum... Where I can find the rest?

Adobe Education

Posted on 2/20/12 1:35:12 AM Permalink

Hi Bernie

I just tested the file and it downloaded for me fine. It is a PDF portfolio and to save it please right-click or Control-click on the file link and click Save File As. Select the destination where you which to save the file.

If you have further problems please let us know.


~Adobe Education

Bernie Van Tilburg

Posted on 2/17/12 11:24:26 AM Permalink

The link does NOT work. I get an error message that says "File is damaged and could not be repaired."

Adobe Education

Posted on 1/11/12 3:11:38 PM Permalink

Hi Merlin,

The file for this curriculum is a PDF Portfolio which is a great way to present a curriculum like this that has several hundred PDF files within it. It makes it much easier for you to navigate all the files by displaying them in an easy to read format. PDF Portfolios cannot be viewed in a browser window or in Preview, so you have to save the file to your desktop and then open it with Adobe Reader 9 or later. You do not need to pay for the fuil version of Acrobat to open the file. The free Adobe Reader will open this file. Adobe Reader can be downloaded here:

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks for your understanding.

Adobe Education

merlin barker

Posted on 1/11/12 1:41:08 AM Permalink

"PDF Portfolios ... open with the free Adobe Reader software.

I hope this helps.

~Adobe Education"

This does not help. why isn't the pdf readable with another pdf reader, such as preview? Is this yet another scam by Adobe to force us to download thier buggy software. Acrobat is a bloated mess.

adam smith

Posted on 12/9/11 6:29:15 AM Permalink

I have been using this curriculum for 3 kids who want to do advanced vidoe production. They are getting a ton out of the curriculum. I would only suggest to suplament this curriculum with Adobe After Effects... Some place like Other than that, this curriculum is very useful.

Adobe Education

Posted on 9/28/11 1:37:59 AM Permalink

Hi Keith,

PDF Portfolios are not viewable in an Internet browser and require you to save the file to your computer and open with the free Adobe Reader software. To save a PDF file in the Adobe Education Exchange, right-click or Control-click on the file link and click Save File As. Select the destination where you which to save the file.

I hope this helps.

~Adobe Education

keith jurow

Posted on 9/27/11 12:18:20 PM Permalink

I download it, but all i get when i open it is a link to download acrobat reader 9. Yet the download is over 30mb.

Mike Skocko

Posted on 5/27/11 1:42:49 PM Permalink

Patrick, right-click this Weblink (or the one above) and select Download Linked File (or whatever the equivalent is on a PC).