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Digital Video: Introduction

Project Published 11/12/13 Last updated on 3/2/20
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
Custom Standards
ACA Adobe Premiere Pro
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Story, Adobe Audition CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Encore CS6
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Ahmed Belal

Posted on 1/12/20 11:58:45 AM Permalink

​Thanks for Sharing

Michael Hull

Posted on 8/28/19 6:19:41 PM Permalink

​Thank what a well organized resource. Thank you!

Chris Cooney

Posted on 5/26/19 9:03:26 PM Permalink

Great resources. Thank you for sharing!

James Rafferty

Posted on 5/8/19 4:44:34 AM Permalink

​Valuable information, thank you

Stoyanka Veselinova

Posted on 4/3/19 3:00:53 PM Permalink

​Thank you

John Martin

Posted on 1/8/19 6:18:07 PM Permalink

I am very appreciative of the information. Thanks​

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 12/26/18 6:12:13 AM Permalink

​Wonderful , Thanks for sharing

Mohamed Moolla

Posted on 12/21/18 3:55:13 PM Permalink

​I love it. Well organized and to the point. I will definitely be using this as a skeleton outline for my classes

Freddy Torres Vega

Posted on 2/15/18 4:24:18 PM Permalink

Extremely helpful guidelines!

Jonathan Furtado

Posted on 11/21/17 9:42:38 PM Permalink

​I teach film production at a vocational high school in California. One of the hardest things was to structure the curriculum in logical units. What do you teach first? Second? Third? I didn't get a lot of help from fellow media teachers since I was alone. I think I've narrowed it down to a pretty well structured course now.

Steve Huisman

Posted on 11/22/17 5:08:43 PM Permalink

Hello Jonathan, I don't know if your question was meant for me, but I am willingly to share my experiences and materials. The only thing right now is: it is all written in Dutch :) Let me know if you want to exchange experiences.

Kind Regards, Steve Huisman

Steve Huisman

Posted on 11/20/17 9:58:19 PM Permalink

​Looks like we have intuitively some learning aspects in common in this curriculum. I teach multimedia at a secondary vocational education school in the Netherlands. I'am restructuring my videoclasses for 1graders for feb 2018 and I am sure your example will help me make it better. Thanks.

Rick Henderson

Posted on 10/10/17 5:33:18 PM Permalink

​These are very detailed guidelines for building awesome courses. Thanks for all the hardwork aligning the material to standards!

Serra Coruh

Posted on 9/24/16 5:29:21 PM Permalink

​This is a great curriculum. It will help me focus my course.

Thank you

Jase St Peter

Posted on 3/29/16 6:31:16 PM Permalink

This curriculum will help make life simpler.

Salheddine Boumaraf

Posted on 10/10/15 2:42:55 PM Permalink

Very nice introduction, thanks.

Bethany Dutton

Posted on 8/22/15 11:04:48 AM Permalink

Fantastic resource can't wait to use it

Candie Witherspoon

Posted on 8/22/15 5:10:27 AM Permalink

Great resource! Thanks for sharing.

Alan Humbert

Posted on 2/18/15 3:34:27 AM Permalink

The lessons do seem to add skills in a spiral - scaffolding the projects in a logical progression.

Very exciting plans.

Beverly Tate

Posted on 12/1/14 2:38:46 PM Permalink

I have found this very interesting and helpful. Thanks

Marjorie Hollander

Posted on 8/7/14 12:55:50 AM Permalink

The zip file did not have content.

Adobe Education

Posted on 8/7/14 4:00:46 PM Permalink

Hi Marjorie - Can you clarify what zip file you're referring to? The only asset in this resource is a PDF.

Susan Szep

Posted on 8/3/14 7:28:44 PM Permalink

Any chance we can download these as a bundle, instead of one by one? Thanks!

Adobe Education

Posted on 8/4/14 3:49:10 PM Permalink

Check out the Digital Video syllabus where you can download the entire curriculum in one well organized zip file.

Jesse Cole

Posted on 7/3/14 2:36:25 PM Permalink

Very helpful ....

Sheila Pope

Posted on 6/14/14 8:32:06 PM Permalink

I find myself getting too excited. I cannot teach these concepts unless I learn them first. Once I complete my own training in digital video, then I can start teaching others. However, I have a great resource when I am ready.