Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Video 1: Short Movie


  • Starting next week you will have Thanksgiving break and two class periods (at least) to shoot a short movie.
    Movies can be as short as three minutes or as long as five.

    You may work with a partner or four people can create a PART 1 and PART 2 of a specific story.
  • You can start shooting away from school as soon as a script is complete.
  • Raw Footage 1 is due at the end of the period on (unedited video) is due at the end of the period on Wednesday, December 3rd.
  • Raw Footage 2 is due Monday December, 8th.

Simply put, this should be the best fictional story you have created.

You will be required to edit at least once during Highlander Home or after school.
 
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

New Export Settings

Format=H.264
Preset=HD 1080P 29.97
Make sure you name your video next to Output name.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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 two other people, 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 following questions in Text Edit or Notes:
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?

Please drop Treatments into the Vidstore Server.


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.

Raw footage is due at the end of the period on Wednesday, November 12th.

Monday, November 03, 2014

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 use Text Edit or WORD for this assignment. Please drop your assignment into the Vidstore server Period 1 or 5.

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?


  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyc37aOqT0
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

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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Process Video Peer Editing


Peer Edit Process Video

1.  Did the editor avoid jump cuts and continuity errors? If not, where are the issues? Please list the locations using the time code.
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 shots should be edited or taken out?
4.  Are the After Effects titles interesting or basic?
5. Does the video fade in and fade out?
6. Is this process interesting and entertaining? If not, what are some suggestions you can make for the editor?
7. Is there sound effects and music throughout the video? If not, where is audio needed? If yes, are the sounds effective? Why or why not?

Export from Premiere

Exporting From Adobe Premiere Pro

These are the settings to export HD Quality Video

File>Export>Media

Format=H.264
Preset=HD 1080p 29.97
Name your file in the Output Name. Make sure you look where you are saving the file.
Check the Use Maximum Render Quality Box 

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.


Go
Connect to server
Vidstore.shorelineschools.org    
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
SC Video classes
Place in Period 1, 2, or 5

Friday, October 17, 2014

After Effects Text Tutorials

Click here for tutorials.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Process Video

My Video/Process Video                                

For this assignment you have two options:
1. You will show or explain to how to do, make, or create something. This should be a process you are familiar with or an activity you are interested in and passionate about.
2. You will make a more abstract or arty video that emulates the passion derived from participating in an activity.

You can add narration or you can edit the shots to music (or both). Feel free to use the Haircut video and Auto Videos as  templates for this assignment.

Challenge: how can you make the process or activity interesting for an audience?

Requirements:
Video should be 1-2 minutes in length.
20-25 shots total
All shots are focused, white balanced, and steady.
Camera angles are diverse and unique.
Video edits are made on movement and there is proper pacing.
B-Roll is both interesting and used effectively with audio.
Rule of thirds, proper headroom, and leading the subject used throughout video.
Audience can hear all music and any narration throughout video.
Narration is easy to hear.
Narration is effective and well written.
There are no TCP errors.
Video fades in and out.
Overall, the video is entertaining to watch.

Raw Footage is due at the end of the period next Wednesday. Friday and Wednesday are both shooting days. Y

You can leave campus next Friday or Wednesday to record footage if your parents send me an email telling me it is OK.

Please copy and past the text below and email the answers to me today.

Please list your subject:  ___________________________
Why are you choosing this subject?
Is this something you can shoot in class? If not, you need to shoot outside of class and turn it in next Monday.
Who will help you with your video? Or will you do it all yourself?

Please list (in order) 15 B-Roll shots for your project:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Suspense Movie or Movie Trailer Treatment


You are going to create a short suspense movie or movie trailer.
You will have two 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.


1. What project will you shoot? Movie or trailer?
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(even if you are creating a movie trailer). 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.

http://cybercollege.com/tvp006.htm
Example: http://cybercollege.com/dram_flm.htm