Scene Review

Project goal: To review a scene of a movie using a combination of screen shots, sound bites, and narration or captions.

Rubric for shot list

Outstanding 90-100

  • Shot list includes all the shots in the scene
  • Shot list uses one of our templates or uses the format of one of our templates
  • Shot list includes subject, shot type/size, and notes or any unusual angle or shot element (i.e., OTS, Dutch angle, bird's eye view, POV, etc.)

Proficient 80-90

  • Shot list includes most of the shots in the scene
  • Shot list uses one of our templates or uses the format of one of our templates
  • Shot list includes subject, shot type/size, and notes or any unusual angle or shot element (i.e., OTS, Dutch angle, bird's eye view, POV, etc.)

Basic 70-80

  • Shot list includes more than half of the shots in the scene
  • Shot list uses one of our templates or uses the format of one of our templates
  • Shot list includes subject and shot type/size

Insufficient 60-70

  • Shot list includes less than half of the shots in the scene
  • Shot list does not use a template or follow template format
  • Shot list includes subject and shot type/size, but some information is not accurate

Rubric for video

Outstanding 90-100

  • Video is at least one minute long
  • Video includes at least 90% of the shots in the original scene as screenshots
  • Video includes a VO or captions (or both) of the student's comments on the scene
  • Video editing is clean and attractive
  • Video is exported to mp4 format, uploaded to Google Drive, and shared on Google Classroom

Proficient 80-90

  • Video is at least one minute long
  • Video includes at least 80% of the shots in the original scene as screenshots
  • Video includes a VO or captions (or both) of the student's comments on the scene
  • Video editing is clean and attractive
  • Video is exported to mp4 format, uploaded to Google Drive, and shared on Google Classroom

Basic 70-80

  • Video is less than one minute long
  • Video includes at least 60% of the shots in the original scene as screenshots
  • Video includes a VO or captions (or both) of the student's comments on the scene
  • Video editing is generally clean and attractive with some rough edits
  • Video is exported to mp4 format, uploaded to Google Drive, and shared on Google Classroom

Insufficient 60-70

  • Video is less than 30 seconds long
  • Video includes less than 60% of the shots in the original scene as screenshots
  • Video does not include sufficient VO or captions (or both) of the student's comments on the scene
  • Video editing is very rough in places
  • Video is exported to mp4 format, uploaded to Google Drive, and shared on Google Classroom

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

  1. identify different shots in a scene
  2. construct shot lists for a scene
  3. get screenshots of the shots in a scene
  4. create a project folder on your C drive within your existing course folder
  5. import screenshots into your project folder
  6. create a new Premiere Pro project for your video, and save the Premiere Pro project file (extension pproj) in your project folder on your C drive
  7. import your screenshots into your new Premiere Pro project
  8. edit your video so that it includes your screenshots in order and a VO or captions of your review
  9. export your video to mp4 format
  10. export your mp4 video to Google Drive, get a shareable link, and submit that link 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.

1a
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.

1b
Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

1c
Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

1d
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.

2a
Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

2b
Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

2c
Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

2d
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.

3a
Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

3b
Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

3c
Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

3d
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.

4a
Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

4b
Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.

4c
Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.

4d
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.

5a
Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.

5b
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.

5c
Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.

5d
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.

6a
Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

6b
Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

6c
Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

6d
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.

7a
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.

7b
Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

7c
Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

7d
Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.


  1. Choose clip (scene, part of a movie) that is one-minute long
  2. Make a shot list for the clip using a template
  3. Get screenshots of each shot in the clip
  4. Import the screenshots into Premiere Pro or Spark
  5. Put your shots in order to make your movie
  6. Add a sound track or text

Step One

Choose a scene to review. The instructor will provide you with at least three options (below). You may choose a clip of your own with the teacher's permission.

Available scenes:

Do you have suggestions for additional scenes? Please let the teacher know. He might be able to find them.

The scene you review must be at least one minute long with at least 12 shots for a score of 90, so you can choose which one-minute segment of your selected video to use. In other words, for the above clips, you don't have to review the entire clip, just a one-minute segment of it.

Step Two

View your selected scene (or segment of a clip), and watch it a few times taking notice of every shot. Count the shots, then recount.

Step Three

Using one of the shot list templates, create a shot list for your scene. Turn your shot list in on Google Classroom for a grade.

Step Four

Get a screenshot of each of the shots in your shot list. In other words, as you watch the scene, pause on each shot and get a screenshot.

Step Five

Create your new Premiere Pro project if you haven't already, being sure to create it in your project folder on your C drive.

Import your screenshots into your Premiere Pro project, and begin editing, putting the screenshots in order.

Step Six

Add either a voiceover (VO) or captions for your review. The VO or captions should be of your comments on the shots. Some comments you might include are: What you like about the scene.
What you like about specific shots.
What you like about the actors, sets, props, action, etc.

Step Seven

Once you are done editing, export to mp4, upload your finished video to Google Drive, and submit a link on Google Classroom.

Your done! Congratulations!

Example below, or you can download it here.