Erica Walker
Assistant Professor

1-stop shop video assignment

Project Published 9/2/19 Last updated on 9/2/19

This assignment includes resources for teams of four to work through pre-production, production, and post-production to create a 1-2 minute video and a 30-60 second trailer to accompany it.

I normally run this with students as the first and only video assignment they complete in my course, so it is a hard and fast introduction with pretty high expectations for the final product. This segment of the course runs about 4 weeks with 1 week in preproduction where they create 4 assets– storyboard, script, call sheet, and Producer's notes. A single lab period (3 hours) is spent in production where they capture the interview and all of b-roll. Then ~2.5 weeks in post-production including a 50-min live demo in Premiere and another in After Effects. The team member working as the audio mixer also completes Lynda tutorials to learn Audition techniques. There is a "first cut" deadline during post-production where the instructors and client meet with each team can provide feedback prior to the students mastering the final cut. The project ends with a Premiere screening with popcorn and a Q&A session with each student team.

Pre-production full assignment files can be accessed here-

  • Prelude

    Metadata ingest, logging, and rough cuts.

  • Audition

    Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

Age Levels
1+ Month

Video equipment- cameras, tripods, mics, lighting

Subjects for students to interview

Locations for shooting interviews

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 10/6/19 7:15:18 PM Permalink

Great Share highly appreciated you useful efforts ​

Alper Ciftci

Posted on 9/7/19 2:06:39 PM Permalink