Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Period 1 SCNN Commercial

SCNN Commercial Assignment Requirements:

  • Pick a school related sport, event, or activity.
  • Video needs to Fade in at the beginning and Fade out at the end
  • Commercial must be exactly thirty seconds
  • 12 shot minimum-like music videos, most commercials use shots only two to five seconds in length.
  • Use music appropriate for the commercial and school group.
  • Use text in your commercial to emphasize in writing what you are trying to sell.
  • Create a nifty slogan or catch phrase. VERY IMPORTANT!
  • Use a variety of shots.
  • Shoot at least two complicated shots. For example, a ‘zoom in and pan’ or a ‘zoom out and truck’ etc.
Raw footage is due at the end of the period Friday the 27th of February.
You can record footage during 1st period, Highlander Home, lunch, or after school. Just ask me for a camera.
You can also record during other classes if you have teacher permission.

Export From Premiere

Exporting From Adobe Premiere Pro
These are the settings to export HD Quality Video

File>Export>Media

Format=H.264
Preset=HD 1080p 29.97
Name your file in the Output Name. 


Make sure you look where you are saving the file. 

Click Export
Find your project in the area you saved it on the computer.
Next, drop your video in the Vidstore Server. Don't forget to use the Naming Convention: 2-mitchellt-Sequence.

Go
Connect to server
Vidstore.shorelineschools.org    
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
SC Video classes
Place in Period 1 or 2

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Video 1: Edited Camera Skills Assignment

Edited Camera Skills Assignment:
·   Fade In at beginning of entire project
·   Assignment Title
·   Show each shot for 4-5 seconds
·   Create Titles for each shot
·   Place on special effect on at least one clip (I will explain)
·   Add music (I will explain): get music from YouTube using Dirpy.com if needed
·   Fade out at the end of entire project

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Importing Clips Into Adobe Premiere

Finish shooting your Camera Skills assignment.
Please make sure you have all of your Camera Skills shot correctly with proper composition and steadiness. All shots need to be in focus with the frame filled.

 Place your card in the SD slot behind the machine on the right hand side.
Import your clips to the computer using the Image Capture program. 
Open Image Capture
Select the clips you want to import
Make sure you know where you are saving your clips.
Change pictures to desktop in the lower left hand corner.
Click import
 Open Adobe Premiere.
Create a New Project and name it Cameras Skills. Hit OK.


Then select the Digital SLR HD 1080p30 frames setting.


Go to Workspace and change the workspace to Editing 5.5.

File>Import your files into Premiere.
Place one clip into the Premiere timeline.
When Premiere asks you if you want to Match Sequence Settings to Clip Settings "Change sequence settings to match clip settings."


Watch the Tutorials below and then start placing your clips in the timeline.
Place the clips in the same order as on the Assignment Sheet.
You can trim clips by grabbing the front or back of a clip and dragging left or right.
You can divide a clip by hitting C and then clicking the area in the clip you want to divide.
Add titles for each clip. Command-T is the short cut to create titles (Apple-T).
Add a fade in at the beginning and a fade out at the end.

Setting Up and Workflow overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7yehgBr2PU
Editing in the Timeline: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-pro-cs6/editing-clips-into-the-timeline/
Add Titles, Fades, and Music http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-pro-cs6/add-a-simple-title-some-fades-and-music/
Using Trim and Ripple Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXC2CUzifuU
Keyboard Shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjDqv6L9NPY&list=PL38648D595F475331
Tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfGaxkMyz-w&list=PL38648D595F475331 
Color Correcting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARQRByM6PYI&list=PL38648D595F475331
Titles and Effects:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrzzDy9BeT8

Monday, January 26, 2015

Video 1 Reading

Video 2 Review, Video 1 Note Taking and Reading

Video 1 Reading and Note Taking

 Please take out a piece of paper to take notes on all bold faced words. Put the terms into your own words. We will have random note checks 3-5 times throughout the semester.
Please take the quiz at the bottom of each section. We will discuss all terms in class and you will be quizzed on the material shortly.



http://cybercollege.com/tvp001.htm
http://cybercollege.com/tvp001-2.htm
http://cybercollege.com/tvp017-2.htm
http://cybercollege.com/tvp022.htm
http://cybercollege.com/tvp023.htm
Rule of Thirds Video
Leading the Subject (pretend that these
pictures are videos)

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

SCNN Commercial

SCNN COMMERCIAL ASSIGNMENT 

PROFESSIONAL EXAMPLE 1

PROFESSIONAL EXAMPLE 2

PROFESSIONAL EXAMPLE 3


You will make a thirty second professional style commercial for a school related group, sport, club, or after-school function etc. Your commercial should be shot and edited in a high-energy style that encourages the other students in the school to either participate in and/or support your chosen group. You will have time during class to shoot the video, or you can shoot before or after school. Each student must do their own commercial.


Fade In and Fade Out.
Commercial must be exactly thirty seconds
12 shot minimum-like music videos, most commercials use shots only two to five seconds in length.
Use music appropriate for the commercial and school group.
Use text in your commercial to emphasize in writing what you are trying to sell.
Create a nifty slogan or catch phrase. VERY IMPORTANT!
Use a variety of shots.
Shoot at least two complicated shots. For example, a ‘zoom in and pan’ or a ‘zoom out and truck’ etc.

Steps for assignment:
1. Answer Treatment questions below.
2. Email Treatment questions to the adviser asking permission to shoot a commercial for the club, sport, or event. Introduce yourself and ask if they would like to meet in person. CC me on this email: trent.mitchell@shorelineschools.org


Commercial Treatment

You will write a detailed commercial treatment and send it to the coach or advisor of your club/activity/sport etc. You will ask for their permission to make a commercial and also for suggestions. You will also send me a copy (CC) of this email.

List of advisors:

http://learn.shorelineschools.org/shorecrest/sasb/clubs-and-student-groups
School event Calendar 



Treatment questions you must answer in COMPLETE sentences.

Introduce yourself to the advisor and explain your project.

  1. What group have you selected as your subject?
  2. Why did you select this group and why do you think you can make an interesting commercial for this group?
  3. What is your original concept? How are you going to SELL your subject?
  4. What will your tag line be? It needs to be something catchy and memorable.
  5. What kind of music will you use in the background?
  6. Please email the advisor or coach of your commercial subject. Schedule a time to shoot with this person. Include me on this email.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Self Portrait Assignment

Self Portrait Assignment

The Art of Constructing a Self-Portrait
A self-portrait comes from within. Injecting 'those we love' into the portrait steers one away from the harder task to trying to reveal self without adornment.
If you eat, sleep, and live for speed then your self-portrait should reflect motion and movement as one of its cornerstones.
If you are a reflective type, then reflections and patterns and their intersections should occupy a primary space.
If overall you feel more flawed then whole, then you wouldn't want to go about photographing the most pristine parts of yourself; you would want, instead, to capture your essence in a manner that describes and defines you without complaining. I say that because the essence of self-discovery requires you to be a benign observer of self so as not to hone in too closely on this or that part.
A sense of 'wholeness' is difficult to capture at best. Indeed, wholeness is almost impossible for some people to even understand -- let alone capture in themselves -- because their persons and their lives are so fragmented, so disorganized in general.
But that is what self-portraiture is all about, capturing the whole -- the whole of who you are as a person.
Try to be unforgiving in a benign and neutral way. Study yourself in the mirror and paint what you see there. Then go inside yourself and paint what you see there.





 


You will shoot three different self-portraits over break. You need to pick three photo concepts from the following five categories.
1. A self-portrait where color is emphasized. Color may include wardrobe, location, props, or natural objects. Think of your picture as a one or two color concept picture.
2. A picture that emphasizes lighting and shadows. This will be a grayscale self-portrait.
3. A self-portrait that showcases your interests and hobbies. In this picture we learn what you like to do away from school. Think about what interests you and transfer that into a photo.
4. A fantasy self-portrait. Dress up and use costumes. In this self-portrait you can use Photoshop to enhance your picture in any way, shape, or form. Transfer yourself to Hawaii or become a Viking like you have always wanted.
5. The Supermodel self-portrait. Dress up like a GQ or Cosmopolitan magazine model. This can be a grayscale or color picture.  


Hints for self-portraits:
Use colors or lighting to create a concept.
Costumes or uniforms work great.
Change angles.
Use props.
Vary the lighting.
Try different emotional looks.
Pose in action.
Use your PORTRAIT HINTS notes.
Most importantly for this assignment don't forget your composition rules. Use framing, leading lines, rule of thirds, color contrast etc. to enhance your photo. Fill the frame.

Turning in Portraits

Please turn in a Portraits Adjusted Contacted Sheet with your 20 best portraits.
Also, turn in your favorite portrait called "Best Portrait."

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Documentary Assignment

Video 2 Reading: Please take notes
http://cybercollege.com/tvp063.htm
http://cybercollege.com/tvp063-2.htm
http://cybercollege.com/tvp064.htm


Your documentary project will consist of five separate parts.
1. Treatment
2. Intro/Body/Closing Summary
3. List of interview questions for each type of subject (do not create "yes" or "no" questions
4. Recording B-Roll footage and interviews
5. Editing and Post Production

Documentary Treatment

Please answer the following questions in complete sentences. Email your responses to me.

1. What is your documentary subject?
2. Why did you choose this subject? Why would this be interesting for us to watch(two-three sentences)
3. What do you think your audience can learn from your documentary? Why will it be entertaning (one-two sentences)
4. What type of B-Roll will your video need (four to six examples)
5. How will you make sure you can cover all sides of this subject? Who will you interview and where will you interview them? (two-three sentences)
6. What kind of music will you use?

Intro/Body/Closing Summary

Intro
Write three to four sentences describing topic in great detail . Give crucial information and history as needed. Feel free to use documented statistics.
For example, if you are doing a piece on gas prices then find out how expensive gas has been over the last twenty years. Why the change? What are the factors etc? Do cars get more or less miles per gallon?

Next, list at least five specific examples of of B-Roll you will use. Provide dates, locations, and shot type of the footage.
Will you use any footage from sources other than your own camera? If so, what will they be?

Again, if you are doing Gas prices you might want to show people filling up at the gas station, a shot or two of gas price signs, people driving cars, and money exchanging hands etc.

Body
Narrate or use text to move from one interview to the next. If you do your interviews well, the interviews will tell the story and your narration will be minimal.
For today’s assignment, pretend you have three different examples and interviews for your topic.
What will you cover in this section? What will the audience learn? Please list the people who have interviewed or will interview and also list the B-Roll that will play underneath those interviews.

Closing
What did you conclude from your documentary (using both sides of course)? You aren't trying to prove a point here as this is more of a recap of what we saw in the body of your documentary.
What should the audience know that ties all the information together? What is next for your subject or subjects?
Your closing narration should be at least three to four sentences.

First, read this section on interview techniques here. 
Finally, create a list of 20 questions you will ask five different people in your documentary.