Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Suspense/Horror Movie

Suspense/Horror Movie 

You are going to create a short suspense/horror movie.
You can work in groups of three or four.
You will have two full class periods to shoot the project. You will most likely need to shoot on a weekend too. 
Movies can be as short as three minutes or as long as eight.

Please answer the questions below and email me the responses. (trent.mitchell@shorelineschools.org)
1. What project will you shoot? 
2. Describe at least three characters in great detail. Examples: age, hair color, personality traits, occupation, and disposition. What motivates your characters?
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. How will these sound effects enhance your project?
8. What music or musical score will you use? Why are you choosing this type of music?
Next steps: 
  • Write the script or create a shot list. 
  • Storyboarding.

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

Suspense and Horror Movie Trailers

Top Ten Horror Trailers

14 Best Horror Trailers



Friday the 13th

Night of the Living Dead


Sixth Sense

Silence of the Lambs 

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Video 1: Sequence Assigment

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 different 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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Export 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.

Connect to server
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
SC Video classes
Place in Period 2 or 4

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Edited Camera Skills Assignment

Edited Camera Skills Assignment:

      Fade In to title
      Assignment Title over black with your name
Fade out title
Fade in to first shot
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 Dirpy.com or another converter site if needed
Fade out at the end

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Place Clips Into Adobe Premiere

Importing 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. 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.
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.

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 Shortcuts: https://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

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Video 1 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)

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.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Classroom Daily Rules and Expectations

1.             Be on time to class.
2.             Show up ready for the job. Have paper, pencils, pens, cameras, USB Cables & any related material you need to do class assignments everyday.
3.             Food & liquids are not permitted in the computer labs.
4.             You will rarely need ipads in this class.  Only take them out when I give permission. Do not test me on this.
5.             Clean up your station area before you leave.
6.             Return equipment to its proper place.
7.             Keep cell phones in your bag or on your person.
8.             Use headphones to monitor sound. Bring headphones to class everyday.
9.             Games on the computer are not except in Game Design Class.

10.          Listen respectfully. You will be given the same respect when you speak.

Video Production Academic Plan