Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Expert Video Settings

Exporting From Adobe Premiere Pro

These are the settings to export HD Quality Video


Preset=HD 1080i 29.97
Video Codec H.264

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 up top
Select Connect to server
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
Select SC Video classes
Place video proper class period.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Music Video Activity in Canvas

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 write your responses in the Canvas Music Video Activity Assignment area.

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 (any school appropriate video that you enjoy) in Canvas and answer the same questions listed above. 
In total, you are answering questions about three videos directly into Canvas. Two videos from the links below and one of your choice.

Monday Mar 13th: Candid Editing

Good morning. 

 Photo 2 students: please find two partners and teach them all the greyscale adjustments methods from last semester.
 Go step by step and have the other students take notes.
 These include Calculations, Ansel Adams, Basic Channel Mixer, Basic Black and White, and Duotone.
Edit 6 candids in grayscale today. Do not turn these pictures in yet.
Also, please work through the tutorials below.

Tomorrow is a Candid Off Campus picturing taking day.
I will try to arrange it so that students can use Highlander Home time to take pictures.
You must have a C or better to leave campus. Please turn in any missing work right now.

Don't forget your Candid homework assignment is due Thursday.

Extra detailed Ansel Adams Tutorial:

Black and white adjustment layer technique:

Curves and Channel Mixer Technique:

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Peer Edit Assignment

Watch and peer edit three videos.
Answer the questions below and discuss your responses in detail. 
The goal is for everyone to turn in a project without any jump cuts or other errors.
Save the papers and turn them in at the end of the period.
Use complete sentences.

Peer Editing Observations:

1.  Did the editor avoid jump cuts and continuity errors? If there are jump cuts, where exactly are they located on the timeline?
2.  Do you think the pacing is too slow, just right, or too fast?  If you thought it was slow, what specifically needs cutting down?
3.  How is the camera composition?  Is it too shaky at times?  Is the frame filled? What are some examples? Should the editor replace any shots?
4.  Are titles and credits in the video?
5. Does the video fade in and fade out?
6. Is there music in the video?
7. Is this story interesting and entertaining?Why or why not? What needs improving?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sequence Reading and Examples

Group 10-shot Sequence: A sequence is a series of shots connected together as part of a whole scene.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

Example 4:

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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Edited Camera Skills Assignment

Good afternoon. You have a sub today. Please check in with Jake or Finn if you have questions.
1. Watch the Premiere tutorials listed below and use your non-Camera Skills clips we used yesterday to  to learn/adjust the material. Again, work through each of these videos. Use headphones.

Setting Up and Workflow overview:
Editing in the Timeline:
Add Titles, Fades, and Music

Add filters:
Using Trim and Ripple Edit:
Keyboard Shortcuts
Color Correcting:
Titles and Effects:

2. Go back to your Camera Skills Sequence and add the following:
  • Fade In/Out
  • Title at beginning of video on Video 2 line over black background
  • Title for each shot on Video 2 line
  • Music underneath the video (lower the volume using the pen tool if needed)
  • One special filter applied to one clip
  • One clip slowed down to 75%

Friday, February 10, 2017

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:
Editing in the Timeline:
Add Titles, Fades, and Music
Using Trim and Ripple Edit:
Keyboard Shortcuts
Color Correcting:
Titles and Effects:

Monday, January 30, 2017

First Week Video 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. 
Rule of Thirds Video 
Leading the Subject (pretend that these pictures are videos)