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Video pre-production

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 5/6/19

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.

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  • 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
    Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
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    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