Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Short Movie Treatment and Information

Short Movie

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.
Please watch the following videos:
Here is a student example from 2013.
Here is a student example from 2015.
 
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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

After Effects

Here are some solid After Effects 3D text tutorials to use for your SCNN commercial.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SCNN Commercial

SCNN Commercial Assignment

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.


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://schools.shorelineschools.org/shorecrest/asb/index.php#list
School event Calendar 



Treatment questions you must answer in COMPLETE sentences in the email.

  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.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Music Video Assignment


Requirements:
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 Video 1 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.

Raw footage is due immediately April 7. I will check a few cameras out to multiple groups of students.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Exporting Your Voice/Dialog From Garageband to MP3


  •  Record your audio in Garageband 
  • Plug in headsets and click "Yes" when asked if you want to use C-Media USB Audio Device 
  • Choose vocals you want to use
  • Make sure you select C-Media USB in the Input

  • Record your vocals by clicking red circle at bottom
  •  Record multiple tracks if needed.
  • Click Share at the top of the screen
  • Select "Save to Disk"
  • Change Format to MP3
  • Name sound and save it to Desktop or Music Folder
  •  Add your audio in Flash using File>Import to Library
  • Make sure all of your sounds are on different layers.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Music Video Activity

Music Video Activity

Today I want you to watch the music videos listed below and then write about two of them.
I want you to answer a series of questions (in complete sentences). Please use Text Edit 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?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0&ob=av2e
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAD6Obi7Cag
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbgKEjNBHqM&ob=av2e
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS91knuzoOA&ob=av2e
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLulP9EErc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA 
 

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.

Exporting From Premiere and Dropping Into the Vidstore Server

Exporting From Adobe Premiere Pro to Quicktime

These are the settings to export HD Quality Video

File>Export>Media

Format=Quicktime
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: "period #_lastname first initial_project name"

Click on desktop background
Select Go in the menu up top
 
Select Connect to server
 
Type Vidstore
 
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
 
Select SC Video classes
 
Place video in Period 2 or 4