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


A Few Good Men Dialogue Example

Video 1: Music Video Assignment

Music Video Assignment

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?




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

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


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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Video 1: Camera Skills Assignment

Camera Skills Assignment
Mr Mitchell
Video Production 1

Get into groups of two or three students.
Each student will shoot all the camera shots straight through on their own memory card and then the next student will shoot.
Zoom in and focus for every shot before you record.
Record each shot for 5-10 seconds.

You will be graded on the following criteria:
All shots must be steady, in focus, and correct in composition to receive credit.  When you are panning or trucking, remember to us two hands if that helps.  Also, for each shot please consider the Rule of Thirds, Framing, Proper Headroom, and Leading the Subject where they apply.

·      CU
·      MCU
·      MS
·      LS
·      XLS or establishing shot (no zoom)
·      Truck Right slowly with subject
·      Slow Pan Left to object
·      Slow Tilt up to object
·      POV (set up shot first, it’s two shots)
·      Use leading lines to showcase a subject
·      Frame a subject using an object in the shot
·      Slow Dolly in from LS to CU of subject
·      Heads in Tails Out (two shots)
·      OTS

Every shot needs to be white balanced, in focus, and steady for 5-10 seconds.
When all students in the group are satisfied they have shot “A” work for every shot, they will bring the SD Card and camera back to class and import the clips to Adobe Premiere.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Video 2 SCNN Schedule and Due Dates

Raw footage for the SCNN Commercials is due at the end of the period on Thursday the 15th. You can shoot and edit during the entire period  this Tuesday and Thursday. 
Edited commercials are due the end of the period (or end of HH) on Tuesday the 20th

Please make sure you have scheduled and coordinated recording times with teachers and staff BEFORE you come to class on Tuesday the 20th. If you have not heard back from teachers and/or students then please contact them ASAP.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Video Reading

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)