Outstanding 90-100

  • Video is between 1-2 minutes long
  • Video includes at least 10 files with at least two pictures and two video files
  • Video has no black screen other than what is appropriate for transitions
  • Audio is synced with video
  • The subject of the video is clear with sufficient information provided via audio or text
  • Video includes credits screen with student's name and any required credits for copyrighted media used

Proficient 80-90

  • Video is 1-15 seconds too long or short
  • Video includes at least 8 visual media files with at least two photographs and two video files
  • Video has no black screen other than what is appropriate for transitions
  • Audio is mostly synced, with some rough transitions
  • Video includes credits screen with student's name and any required credits for copyrighted media used

Basic 70-80

  • Video is 16-30 seconds too long or short
  • Video includes at least 6 visual media file with at least one photographs and one video file
  • Video has some rough edits resulting in black screen for more than three seconds
  • Audio is not very well synced with video

Insufficient 60-70

  • Video is 31-45 seconds too long or short
  • Video includes fewer than 6 visual media files
  • Video has multiple rough edits resulting in choppy video with frequent black screen
  • There is no audio or audio cuts out or plays after video is over

Learning objectives / What will you do: By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  1. Create a shot list for your collage. In the future we will be using scripts, but for this project, if you have spoken information/narration, you can include it as notes in your shot list.
  2. Create a new project in Premiere Pro, saving the project file in a specified project folder on your C drive
  3. Create your own pictures and video clips using school cameras or your personal phone (with permission). Create or download audio files.
  4. Upload that media to your project folder on your C drive
  5. Import the media to your Premiere Pro project
  6. Compile and edit your collage in the Premiere Pro timeline
  7. Export your collage as an mp4 video (H.264 in the export menu)
  8. Upload your video to your project folder on Google Drive
  9. Get a shareable link for your mp4 video and submit to Google Classroom

ISTE Standards for Students

1: Empowered Learner
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

2: Digital Citizen
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

3: Knowledge Constructor
Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

4: Innovative Designer
Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.

Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.

Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.

Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.

5: Computational Thinker
Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.

Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.

Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.

Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.

Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

6: Creative Communicator
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

7: Global Collaborator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

Individually, you will combine images, video, and audio into a video collage.

What are we doing exactly?

Step One

Think of a subject for your collage! It can be about anything, but all your pictures and video clips must be related in some way. Some ideas include: a pet, vacation, favorite place, hobby, or even something fictional.

You must make a shot list for your video before starting production. Using one of our shot list templates or your own file that uses the same format, create a shot list for your project. If you plan to include any spoken narration, that can be placed in the Notes section. Your video should be between one and two minutes, and you need at least ten files (pictures and video clips, total) plus an audio track. Please see the rubric above for details.

Step Two

Start creating and gathering your media. It's OK to use old pictures of video clips from home, or you can take news ones either with a school camera or your own phone or camera.

The easiest way to get files from home to your school account is to upload them to Google Drive, then at school you can download them to your lab computer

Step Three

Use Premiere Pro to create your video! You will first import your media to Premiere Pro. Please see the first couple of tutorials on the lots and lots of tutorials page.

Step Four

Export your video to mp4 format, upload it to Google Drive, get a link, and submit that link to Google Classroom.

Congratulations! You're done! Woohoo!

Please read me

This is an individual project, meaning you each must turn in your own video. But, you are encouraged to help each other. You may help each other take pictures, record video, use Premiere Pro, and basically do everything related to this project.

This project has two deliverables with two different due dates.
1. A shot list to be turned in before your video
2. The final video

Collage example


Tutorials to help you with Premiere Pro: