Thursday, March 10, 2005

Music Video Assignment

Music Video Project
Video Production
Mr. Mitchell

Students will shoot a music video that is no longer than five minutes.
Music videos must have a theme or story (not 100% lip-syncing).
Students may work with up to three 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 also explain who you are working with, when you will shoot, and if you need class time to complete your project.

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.

Most shots in music videos are only 1-4 seconds long, please keep this in mind when planning your shots. Plan your shots ahead of time. A three-minute video should have at least 60 shots unless your concept requires something different.

Remember your target audience: the class and myself.

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