Thursday, June 12, 2014

Two Minute Video Assignment

Alright guys, you did an excellent job on the One-Minute movie assignment. Can you do the same for something longer?

Two-Minute Movie
Please get in groups of 3-4.
Brainstorm story ideas.
Pick an idea. Drama, comedy, romance, or thriller are all good genres.
Start writing your script. You have the entire period to create a script and shot list. I will also give you 15 minutes tomorrow to finish this writing assignment.

You can start shooting your assingment Friday afternoon. You will also have an hour on Tuesday to shoot as well.
You can do this on your own using friends or family members instead of classmates.
You can use your own camera as long as it shoots 1080P video.
You can check out a camera from me tomorrow.

The video is due 30 minutes into class next Friday. You may edit your video anytime between Monday and Friday.

Please email me right now if you have any questions.
Mr. Mitchell

Monday, May 19, 2014

Masters of Photography Photos Due

In one folder called Masters Adjusted:

  • Re-Created Photo
  • The Photo that inspired your re-creation
  • Homage picture
  • The picture or pictures that inspired your Homage picture.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

VIdeo 1 Today

1. Review YouTube for Commercial ideas.
2. Write treatment. Make a "pitch." Email the advisor or coach all of the treatment questions. Ask permission to create this commercial. Please introduce yourself in the beginning of the email.
3. In Premiere start creating titles, add sound effects, and grab music.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

SCNN Commercial Assignment





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.

Commercial Assignment Requirements:
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.

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:
School event Calendar 

Treatment questions you must answer in COMPLETE sentences.

  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, April 10, 2014

Video 1: Short Movie Assignment

The short movie a fictional story that has a beginning, middle, and end.

The movies can be as short as 2:30 or as long as 6:00.
You may work with a partner or four people can create a PART 1 and PART 2 of a specific story (each segment must be 3:00 long).
  • One twelve-shot sequence
  • No Jump Cuts or Continuity Errors
  • Full Script
  • Two pages of full, professional-style storyboards
  • Include title sequence, music, fade in/out, and credits
  • Videos will be filled with sound effects and music as needed.
  • At least one "song" will be created in Garageband.

1. What genre will you shoot? Action? Suspense? Comedy? A combination?
 2. Describe at least three characters in great detail. Examples: age, hair color, personality traits, occupation, and disposition. What motivates your characters?




3. What students (or other actors) will play these characters?
4. Describe the plot of your movie from beginning to end. Use three to four sentences to describe each section. Please describe shot locations within each section.
a. Intro
b. Conflict: All stories have some form of conflict. What are the characters trying to do or achieve?
c. Conflict Resolution 
5. Will you work with anyone in class? Who?
6. Where does the story occur? What are the specific locations where you will shoot? Will you need to shoot after school or on weekends?
7. What sound effects will you use? You will need to add sound effects throughout your video. Try to list 10-15 sound effects if possible.
8. What music or musical score will you use?

Next step: Write the script


Thursday, March 06, 2014

Video 1: Process Video

My Video/Process Video                                 

For this assignment you have two options:
1. You will show or explain to how to do, make, or create something. This should be a process you are familiar with or an activity you are interested in and passionate about.
2. You will make a more abstract or arty video that emulates the passion derived from participating in an activity.

You can add narration or you can edit the shots to music (or both). Feel free to use the Haircut video and Auto Videos as  templates for this assignment.

Challenge: how can you make the process or activity interesting for an audience?

Video should be 1-2 minutes in length.
20-25 shots total
All shots are focused, white balanced, and steady.
Camera angles are diverse and unique.
Video edits are made on movement and there is proper pacing.
B-Roll is both interesting and used effectively with audio.
Rule of thirds, proper headroom, and leading the subject used throughout video.
Audience can hear all music and any narration throughout video.
Narration is easy to hear.
Narration is effective and well written.
There are no TCP errors.
Video fades in and out.
Overall, the video is entertaining to watch.

Raw Footage at the end of the period next Thursday. Tuesday and Thursday are all-period shooting day for those who need it.

You can check out cameras for this assignment starting today.
You can leave campus next Tuesday or Thursday to record footage if your parents send me an email telling me it is OK.

Please copy and past the text below and email the answers to me today.

Please list your subject:  ___________________________
Why are you choosing this subject?
Is this something you can shoot in class? If not, you need to shoot outside of class and turn it in next Monday.
Who will help you with your video? Or will you do it all yourself?

Please list (in order) 15 B-Roll shots for your project:

Monday, February 10, 2014

Exporting From Adobe Premiere

Exporting From Adobe Premiere Pro

These are the settings to export HD Quality Video


Preset=HD 1080i 29.97
Video Codec=H.264
Check the Use Maximum Render Quality Box 
Click Export
Your Project Saves within the Adobe Folder in your Documents section on the Computer
Next, drop your video in the Vidstore Server. Don't forget to use the Naming Convention: 2-mitchellt-Sequence.


Connect to server    

Name: scvideo

Password: Outback23

Sc Video classes

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