Create a Video Announcement with Adobe Premiere Rush

Students create a video announcement about a historical event or time period

About This Strategy

In this 1.5- to 2-hour strategy students will use Adobe Premiere Rush to create a 20- to 30-second video announcement based on a historical event or time period implementing titles and still images to convey the story. 

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

120 minutes

Learn.

Introduce students to the video announcement strategy and inform them about the event, idea or topic they will cover in their 20- to 30-second announcement. (20 minutes)

Evaluate. 

Students write a script and collect the audio and visual resources they will need to create their announcement. A sample script can be reviewed here. (50 minutes)

Create. 

Students create their video announcements 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 steps. (60 minutes)

Share. 

Students will share and publish your videos for the class to review per your instructor's directions. (10 minutes)

Steps for Students

120 minutes

In this strategy you will use Adobe Premiere Rush to create a 20- to 30-second video announcement based on a historical event or time period implementing titles and still images to convey their story.

Premiere Rush enables you to quickly turn their ideas into videos that impress.

Steps: 

1. Your instructor will introduce you to the video announcement assignment based off of the topic being covered in class such as a historical event or time period. (20 minutes)

To begin, check out the student sample to get a sense of the video announcement you will be creating. Consider the following: 

  • What worked well?

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

  • What would you have done differently? 

  • How did this align to the historical event or time period?

Identify the topic for your video announcement.

2. Collect information and media material you need to edit your video. (50 minutes)

Start by reviewing your chosen subject matter for your video. Write down some notes based on what you want to cover and the order you want to cover them in. Once this is done, write a short script. Remember you only have 30 seconds so keep it brief and focus on what you want to share. Here is an example script for your reference. Feel free to use the format to help you create your script.

With your script written, it is time to 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 photos selected, you can now create your project!

3. Create your announcement using Premiere Rush. For guidance using Rush, follow these steps. (60 minutes)

 Keep the following in mind when crafting your announcement.

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

  • 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 announcement; 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.

  • Optionally, you can add a voiceover to this project if you would like. If you are recording a voice-over after the fact, be sure to record your voice-over in a relatively quiet space if at all possible.

  • Go easy on yourself, and have fun!

For more information and inspiration, watch this student sample. For additional guidance on Adobe Premiere Rush follow these steps or watch this tutorial series

4. Share and publish your videos for the class to review per your instructor's directions. (10 minutes)

Rubric for Successful Analysis

Consult the attached rubric in order to evaluate students' videos.