Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Video 2 News Story Assignment

Please read through the matersials below and answer the treatment questions.


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


Your News Story project project will consist of five separate parts.
1. Treatment (due November 29)
2. Intro/Body/Closing Summary (due December 1st)
3. List of interview questions for each type of subject (do not create "yes" or "no" questions, also due December 1st)
4. Recording B-Roll footage and interviews (Tuesday December 6th during class is an option)
5. Editing and Post Production

News Story Treatment

Please answer the following questions in complete sentences. Answer the questions in Canvas.

1. Who or what is your News Story subject?
2. Why did you choose this subject? Why would this person or group be interesting for the class to watch to watch? What do they do that we might want to see and learn about? Are there two sides to this story or issue? (three-four sentences)
3. What do you think your audience can learn from your News Story?
4. What type of B-Roll will your video need (list four to six specific 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 (due December 1st)

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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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 interesting. This should be a process you are familiar with or an activity that engages you or for which you have a large amount of passion.
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?

Requirements:

  • Video should be 1-2 minutes in length.
  • 15-25 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.
  • Video fades in and out.
  • Overall, the video is entertaining to watch.

Raw Footage is due at the end of the period on Tuesday November 22nd. Thursday the 17th and Tuesday the 22nd are shooting shooting days if necessary. 
You may work with multiple classmates on this project, but everyone shoots and edits their own Process Video.
You can leave campus on the 17th and 22nd to record footage if your parents send me an email telling me it is OK.
You can use a cell phone or iPad to shoot this project.

Process Video Treatment
Please answer the questions below by logging into Canvas and replying to the prompt in assignments.

Please list your subject:  ___________________________
1. Why are you choosing this subject? Please answer this question in two-three detailed sentences.
2. Is this something you can shoot in class? If not, you need to shoot outside of class and turn it in next Thursday at the end of the period.
3. Who will help you with your video? Or will you do it all yourself?
4. What kind of music would compliment this activity?
5. Will you add narration listing instructions or explanations?
6. Finally, the video will be at least 15 shots. Please break your video down into separate shots and describe the first 15.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Music Video Intro Activity

The questions to answer for two of the videos:

  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?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA (Links to an external site.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0&ob=av2e (Links to an external site.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAD6Obi7Cag (Links to an external site.)
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo (Links to an external site.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w (Links to an external site.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbgKEjNBHqM&ob=av2e (Links to an external site.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS91knuzoOA&ob=av2e (Links to an external site.)

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

Video 2: Dialog Editing

https://www.videomaker.com/article/c03/17656-how-to-edit-dialog

A Few Good Men Dialogue Example

Video 1: Music Video Assignment

Music Video Assignment

Requirements:
Students will shoot a music video that is no shorter than 2:30 or longer than five minutes.
Music videos must have a concept, theme, or story.
Students may work with two other people, but everyone must edit their own version of the video.
Any lip syncing must be accurate.

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.

Please email me the answers to the treatment questions below using Canvas:
1. What is your story or concept in great detail? Don't forget big ideas, 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?
6. What props or costumes will you use?


Videos must have one at least one eight-shot sequence.
Storyboards of the video are 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.

Students will have class time to shoot on October 18th and October 20th.
 You will need permission from parents if you want to shoot off campus.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Video 2: Short Movie Project


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 up to three people or a four person group 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?

a.

b.

c.

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
http://cybercollege.com/tvp006.htm

Example: http://cybercollege.com/dram_flm.htm

Video 1: Sequence Assignment

Please read and watch the material in the links below. Take notes.




Example 1:



Example 2:




Example 3:





Example 4:






Sequence Requirements
  • 10-12 different action oriented shots
  • · Insert Shot
  • · Reaction Shot (cutaway)
  • Shoot a master shot of the whole sequence beginning to end
  • · Shoot every shot three different times from three different angles
  • · Raw Footage will be graded
  • · Edited video should include fade in/out, title, music, sound effects, and credits over black
  • No jump cuts
  • No continuity errors
  • Do not cross the Axis Line 
  • All shots in focus. 
To receive credit at all on this assignment you cannot have any errors. All groups must edit sequences individually.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Exporting From Adobe Premiere Pro

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

File>Export>Media

Format=Quicktime
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.


Click on desktop Background
Select Go in the upper left hand corner
Choose Connect to server
Type: Vidstore
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
Select SC Video classes
Place Quicktime file in proper period

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Importing Camera Skills Shots and Placing them 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 or pictures in the lower left hand corner.
Click import
 Open Adobe Premiere CS6. It is in the Applications folder or you can search for it in the upper right had corner.
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. Select on the clips you want to add to the timeline.

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." You want to change sequence settings to match clip.


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 Shortcutshttps://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

Connect to Vidstore Server

Dropping assignments in the vidstore server.
 


Click on desktop background
Select Go in the menu up top
Type Vidstore
Select Connect to server
Type Vidstore
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
Select SC Video classes
Place properly named assignment in proper class period