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Shots On Film – Part 3

In this final part of the project, students learned how to nest a composition inside another one, add titles (including a rolling crawl) and music to finish it off.

You can find the last tutorial here below.


Shots On Film – Part 2

In part two on this unit of editing their Shots on Film project, students were asked to import their Photoshop file into Premiere Pro as individual layers and match them up in the sequence with their corresponding clip. Once that was done, they had to add transition effects. The second part of the tutorial is here below.

As always, please leave a comment!

Shots On Film – A New Project for Premiere Pro

The week prior to this one, the Grade 5-6s learned about shot composition and different camera angles. They then had to go outside and film short 4 second examples of each one. You can read more about it and the lesson at my other blog Confessions of a Media Arts Teacher.

This week, the students were shown how to create Lower Thirds in Photoshop and then import them as well as their clips into Premiere Pro to set up their project.

This is part one of three in the unit where I go through various editing techniques to achieve the final product – a movie they cut together called Shots On Film.

Below is the first part in that series. Leave a comment below if you have any suggestions or if this is something you think you can use in your classroom.

Creating a Simple Trailer in Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro is a seriously robust and powerful program for video production. In introducing basic video editing to students, I thought that making a 20 second trailer out of a screencast might be the way to do it.

The students in my class used Screencast-o-Matic to make screencast videos to teach the world something. This two-part tutorial, then, is about selecting clips within that video, and adding music, transitions and a basic static title.

I would love to know if this is something you would want to try with your students. Leave me a comment below!