Scene Dub

Project goal: To dub a scene of a movie using a audio or captions and Premiere Pro.

Rubric for script

Outstanding 90-100

  • The script maintains proper format.
  • The script is free of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • The script makes sense (i.e., there is a focus; it's not just random lines of dialogue).

Proficient 80-90

  • The script maintains proper format with minor errors.
  • The script is mostly free of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • The script makes sense (i.e., there is a focus; it's not just random lines of dialogue).

Basic 70-80

  • The script has errors in format.
  • The script has multiple grammatical and spelling errors.
  • The script is hard to understand.

Insufficient 60-70

  • The script has multiple errors in format.
  • The script has multiple grammatical and spelling errors.
  • The script doesn't make sense.

Rubric for video

Outstanding 90-100

  • The audio is clear and in sync with the video.
  • Captions are easy to read and in sync.
  • Two soundtracks are used. (i.e., dialogue plus sound effects, music, etc.)
  • Video is in mp4 format.

Proficient 80-90

  • The audio is mostly clear and in sync with the video.
  • Captions are mostly easy to read and in sync.
  • Video is in mp4 format.

Basic 70-80

  • The audio is sometimes not clear or not in sync with the video.
  • Captions are sometimes not easy to read or not in sync.
  • Video is in mp4 format.

Insufficient 60-70

  • The audio is not clear or not in sync with the video.
  • Captions are not easy to read or not in sync.
  • Video is not in mp4 format.

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

  1. complete a script using industry standard script format
  2. 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
  3. use audio or captions to dub a scene of a movie
  4. edit audio in Premiere Pro
  5. create captions in Premiere Pro
  6. edit your video to sync audio track, captions, and video track
  7. export your video to mp4 format

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.

  1. Choose one of the provided scenes to dub.
  2. Decide on who the two characters are and what their situation is.
  3. Using the provided script, fill in the dialogue portions.
  4. Record your audio or create your captions.
  5. Import the provided video clip and your audio clip into Premiere Pro (if using audio).
  6. Edit your scene so video, audio, and captions are in sync. If using only captions. you need to include a soundtrack.
  7. Export your video to mpr (H.264) format.

This is an individual project, but you are encouraged to help each other with recording.

In this activity, you will be replacing the audio track in your selected clip with your own audio. This means that you won't be recording video, just audio. You can use audio generated by a text to speech tool.

You can choose to use captions rather than audio dialogue. If you use captions, you need to include an audio track of music or sound effects.

Pre Production

Step One

Create a project folder on your Desktop.

Choose one of the scenes below to dub. Remember to view the clips with the sound OFF. When you dub your clip, you can mute the sound for that clip's track in Premiere Pro. The teacher will show you how to do that.

Available scenes:

You may choose to use a different scene of your choosing with the teacher's permisstion. Keep in mind that if you use your own scene, you will have to create the script from scratch.

Step Two

Brainstorm and identify your characters and situation! There are a few restrictions:
>Your characters cannot be people in our school, including other students, teachers, administrators, etc. without their consent. If you want one of the characters to portray someone from school, you must get that person's permission.
>You can choose to use yourself and the person helping you record as your characters if that person agrees
>Your characters can be famous people who we all know
>Your characters can be fictional, (i.e., Batman and Robin)

Step Three

Using the template provided for your scene, write your script. You won't be recording video for this project, so you won't need a shot list, but you will need a script.

Use the save-a-copy function of Google Docs to save your template to your drive, then you will be able to complete the script. You can delete the lines on the template. They are there to represent roughly how much dialogue was in the original clip.


Step Four

Record your dialogue or use a text to speech tool to turn your script into audio.

Post Production

Step Five

Import your audio and the video clip to your project folder.

Next, create a new Premiere Pro project and make sure you are creating it in your project folder.

Now import your audio and the video clip into your project folder. Then import both into your Premiere Pro project and begin edit.

You will need to pay attention to getting the timing and volume right on the audio.

Step Six

When you are done editing, export your video to mp4 (H.264) and turn it in on Google Classroom.

Your done! Congratulations!

Text to speech tools

You can probably find even better platforms by simply searching for "free text to speech tool" on Google.