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Video pre-production

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 3/2/20

Thinking about and planning the core elements of your film ahead of time is always helpful. The pre-production phase of the digital video workflow often includes any and all research, writing, shot plans, proposals, treatments, and storyboards that are used to inform the production and post-production phases. In this activity students are introduced to the video pre-production phase and are asked to create shot lists, project proposals, and treatments.

File Update:

  • Files updated on July 17, 2017 to Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 (April 2017) release.
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    Age Levels
    1-2 Hours
    Custom Standards
    ACA Premiere Pro 1.1, 1.4, 2.2, 2.6
    ISTE Standards
    Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
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    Ahmed Belal

    Posted on 1/12/20 12:01:17 PM Permalink

    ​Thanks for Sharing

    Ahmed Belal

    Posted on 1/12/20 12:00:36 PM Permalink

    ​Thanks for Sharing

    Anne C Smith

    Posted on 5/22/19 4:45:30 PM Permalink

    Thanks. Although these were uploaded in 2013 I believe they are still quite relevant today. Thanks.​

    Stoyanka Veselinova

    Posted on 4/3/19 3:21:49 PM Permalink

    ​Thank you

    Bo Zin

    Posted on 3/30/19 2:52:48 PM Permalink


    Stephen Horvath

    Posted on 3/27/19 1:03:49 PM Permalink

    Thanks! These give a great starting point for our program.​

    Shelley Brown

    Posted on 3/27/19 12:57:40 PM Permalink

    ​Thank you! This is very helpful.

    James Tyler

    Posted on 1/31/19 1:47:41 PM Permalink

    ​Really helpful, thank you!

    John Martin

    Posted on 1/9/19 1:16:37 PM Permalink

    ​This is a great way for a student to organize their thoughts to develop a better story.

    Adobe Education

    Posted on 7/17/17 5:19:45 PM Permalink

    We recently updated our files to the Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 (April 2017) release. We've also added links to assets used in the step-by-step technical guides.


    The AEE Team

    Bethany Dutton

    Posted on 8/11/15 10:45:39 AM Permalink

    Great resource it is fantastic for a starting point