Create a Video Checklist with Adobe Premiere Rush

Students create a video checklist

About This Strategy

In this 1- to 2-hour strategy, students will use Adobe Premiere Rush to create a 60- to 90-second video highlighting key information that the student needs to share within a given subject. Utilizing titles, media and voice over, students will create a short, fast paced video sharing 3-4 key tips, tricks or suggestions to further educate their audience.

Premiere Rush enables students to quickly turn their ideas into videos that impress. You can adapt this strategy to your desired field of study, and this strategy can stand on its own or be paired with video/multimedia strategies to further investigate any desired topic. This strategy can also be adapted for use with other Adobe products, such as Adobe Spark Video.

Supporting Tools and Resources

  • Student Sample
  • Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Adobe Spark Video
  • Editable Resource Bundle
  • PDF Resource Bundle

Outline for Teachers

60 - 120 minutes


Introduce students to the video checklist strategy and inform them about the topic areas they will be covering in their 60- to 90-second video. (20 minutes)


After selecting their topic, students write a script and collect the audio and visual resources they will need to create their video checklist. A sample script can be reviewed here. (50 minutes)


Students create their video checklists using Premiere Rush.  They can view a sample project for reference.  For guidance on Adobe Premiere Rush students can review this tutorial series and refer to these help pages.  (60+ minutes)


Students share and publish their videos for the class to review per your directions.

Steps for Students

In this strategy, you will use Adobe Premiere Rush to create a 60- to 90-second informational video checklist based on a topic in your course.

Premiere Rush allows you to easily create video content across multiple platforms to help you share amazing and engaging video content with the world.


1. Your instructor will introduce you to the video checklist assignment based off of the topic being covered in class to give you ideas of what video checklists to make. (20 minutes)

Prior to beginning, check out the student sample to see what you will be creating. As you review the student sample, consider the following:

  • What worked well?

  • Was the visual presented helpful in engaging you with the content?

  • What would you have done differently? 

Identify the topic for your video checklist video.

2. With your topic selected, collect information and media material you need to edit your video. (50 minutes)

Review and research your chosen topic. Write down some notes about what you’d like to cover in your checklist video and the order of what you’d like to cover.

Write a short script. The video will only be 60- to 90-seconds so keep it brief and focus on what you want to share. Here is a sample script for your reference. Feel free to use the format to help you create your own script.

With your script written, source the content you will need to edit your video together. 

  • If you are having trouble finding photos and media for your project, Penn State has put together the Free Media Library, an amazing list of places where you can source creative commons licensed and other free media resources that you should use for this or any other project!

Pro tip: Put all photos, video and audio you collect for your project in a folder that is easy for you to find on your computer. This will save time when you start adding them to your projects.

With your script written and your media selected, you can now create your project!

3. Create your video checklist using Premiere Rush. For guidance on using Rush, follow these steps.

 Keep the following in mind when crafting your video checklist.

  • Start by bringing in some of your media. Details for starting your project importing your media can be found here.

  • If you are recording a separate voiceover, you can add a voiceover to this project, be sure to record your voice-over in a relatively quiet space if at all possible. Remember, you can record your voice over in sections. You do not have to do it all at once.

  • You can bring in additional media as needed by clicking the “+” button then “Add Media.”

    •  Media includes any audio, video or images you would like to add to your project

  • Rush has different title options, which you will use to bring elements from your script into your video project that are fully customizable. For a tutorial, click here

  • The Pan and Zoom feature will allow you to add motion to any still images you add to your project.

  • Choose a soundtrack to put underneath your video checklist; this will help things feel cohesive. Premiere Rush has quite a few music tracks built in to choose from, or you can find royalty free soundtracks using the Free Media Library.

  • This project does not need to be perfect. Do your best, focus on the message you are trying to convey and have fun with it!

For more information and inspiration, watch this student sample. For guidance on Adobe Premiere Rush follow these steps or watch this tutorial series. (60+ minutes)

4. Share and publish your videos for the class to review per your instructor's directions.

Rubric for Successful Analysis

Consult the attached rubric to evaluate students' video checklists.