Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WHSFF Entry Form

You must export your video/animation first. Then you fill out the entry form and upload your video to the film festival web site.

Three-Minute Movie Self Assessment

Three-Minute Movie Assessment
Each student answers all of these questions in complete and detailed sentences.

  • ·    Please list your group members.
  • ·    Please grade your final project from a group perspective. Consider composition, editing, music, sound effects, titles, and entertainment value. What does your group deserve?
  • ·    Please grade your own individual effort on this project. What do you deserve and why? What could you have done differently to help your group?
  • ·    Please let me know if there were any issues with your group. Were there students who didnt did their fair share? Were there students who did extra work?
  • ·    Team work is an essential part of Video Production. Sometimes you cannot pick your team.What could Mr. Mitchell do to help make group work more productive in the future?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Exporting Videos From Premier Pro

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


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.

Connect to server    
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
SC Video classes
Place in Period 1 or 2

Music Video Peer Edit Instructions

Each person will need a piece of paper.
You will write your name on the paper at the top. You will write the editor's name above the questions.

Peer Editing Questions for Music Video:
 Please answer the following questions using complete sentences:

1.  How is the pacing?  Slow? Fast?  What could improve? What would help make the video more entertaining?
2.  Are the shots steady or do some shots need work?  Be specific.
3. How many jump cuts (if any) does the video have?  All jump cuts will need to be re-edited or even re-shot.
4.  Is the video edited on subject or camera movement?
5.  Do the edits go to the beat of the song? 
6.  Is the story or concept easy to follow? Why or why not?
7. If there is lip syncing does the lip syncing match the words? If not, where does the editor need to make changes?

8.  Overall what would you suggest to make this video better?  Please list three detailed items.

When you are finished please conference with your partner. Turn in the Peer Edit sheets after the conference.

Monday, April 13, 2015

How to turn in your Three-Minute Movie

First, make sure your video has music, credits, sound effects, fade in/out, and is in between 2:30 and 3:00 long.
Next, upload to YouTube. Please add keywords "Shorecrest High School", "Mr. Mitchell", and "Video Production".
Next, click here to enter your video with the Seattle Times. You will need to YouTube URL.
Next, email me the YouTube URL so I can watch these projects tonight.
Entries must be completely turned in by 4:00 PM today. Projects not turned in by 4:00 will not be graded.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Students will shoot a music video that is no longer than five minutes.
Music videos must have a concept,theme, or story (not 100% lip-syncing).
Students may work with one other person, but everyone must edit their own version of the video.

Students must turn in a one-page typed treatment.

Most videos have an interesting concept such as a fake TV show, a backwards video, a dance video, a live performance video, or simply an interesting story. Your treatment should explain in detail your concept and how you plan to make this concept come to life. Your treatment should answer the follwing questions:
1. What is your story or concept in great detail? Don't forget costumes, editing and shooting style etc. Your answer should be 4-5 sentences.
2. Who are you working with on this project (inside or outside of class)?
3. When will you shoot?
4. Do you need class time to shoot?
5. What song are you using? How long is the song?

Please email me your responses. Please include music video in the subject line.

Videos must have one at least one eight-shot sequence.
Storyboards of the sequence will be required.

Videos shots must use proper technique discussed in class: good headroom, proper white-balance, leading the subject, focus, and steadiness. Grading of these shots will be more difficult than the last project.

3/26 Prep work. You can check out a camera on 3/26.
3/31 Recording day.
4/2 Recording day. 
4/7 All footage due.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Period 1 next project: Seattle Times 3 Minute Movie Contest

Click here for details.
Click here to watch previous winner.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Period 1 on 3/18/25: Rotoscoping and Energy Ball

Good morning everyone.

Please work on your Rotoscoping tutorials. When you are finished, immediately work on this energy ball tutorial. You will need to shoot a short 10-15 second video of someone pretending to bounce a ball.

The Rotoscoping video is due at the beginning of the period Friday. I might give a few minutes of time on Friday for your to finish your Energy Ball work.

Reminder: The Live Video Club is broadcasting the Unity Festival tonight. Jamie, Emmett, Anne, Karina, Trey, and Tiffany have already signed up. See you tonight!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Music Video Activity

Music Video Activity

Today I want you to pick two of the music videos listed below and then watch each one.
I want you to answer a series of questions (in complete sentences) after you watch each video. Please use Text Edit or WORD for this assignment. Please drop your assignment into the Vidstore server Period 2.

The questions to answer for each video:

  1. What is the name and artist for the video?
  2. What is the concept of the video? Please use 1-2 sentences to explain the story and/or concept. (Dance video? Lip sync? Concert footage? Literal adaptation? etc).
  3. What are three or four things that you like about the video? Be very specific.
  4. What did you not like about the video?
  5. What do you think the budget was? Small, medium, large? Why?
  6. Is there anything in the video you would like to try in your own music video assignment?

Next, add a link to one video of your choice in Text Edit and answer the same questions listed above. Include all questions and answers and turn them in as one assignment.