Friday, September 19, 2014

Sequence Assignment

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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Edited Camera Skills Assignment

Edited Camera Skills Assignment:
·   Fade In
·   Assignment Title
·   Show each shot for 4-5 seconds
·   Create Titles for each shot
·   Place on special effect on at least one clip (I will explain)
·   Add music (I will explain): get music from YouTube using if needed
·   Fade out at the end

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Connect to Vidstore Server

  • Click on your desktop background.
  • Go
  • Connect To Server
  • Vidstore
  • name:scvideo
  • password:Outback23
  • SC Video Classes
  • Drop the file into the proper class folder

Friday, September 12, 2014

Importing Your Clips 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.

 Place your card in the slot behind the machine.
Import your clips to the computer using the Image Capture program. Save your clips to your desktop.
Open Adobe Premiere.
Create a New Project and name it Cameras Skills. Hit OK.
Then select the Digital SLR HD 1080p30 frames setting.
File>Import your files into Premiere.
Place one clip into the Premiere timeline.
When Premiere asks you if you want to Match Sequence Settings to Clip Settings say YES.

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:

Friday, September 05, 2014

Hints for Success in Video Production

1. Use your time at home with a camera wisely. Having your own camera is very helpful, but if you need to check out a camera from me make sure you plan your video shoot ahead of time.
2. Do not rely on your friends. Your friends are not receiving a grade and therefore are not as motivated as you are.
3. Do not wait until the last minute to shoot. Procrastination will hurt you in this class.
4. Shoot multiple takes of your shots from different angles so you have more to work with when you edit. It is highly recommend to shoot a wide "master shot" of the whole scene and then shoot close-ups after.
5. Make every shot count. Do not shoot random footage. 

6. Most importantly, attend class every day. A majority of the work in this class is done during class time. Students who are in class everyday usually receive a good grade.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Video 2 Review, Video 1 Note Taking and Reading

Video 1 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)

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