Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Documentary Requirements

First of all, I would like you to rent one of the following movies over break.

Who Killed the Electric Car
An Inconvenient Truth
Doggtown and Z Boys
Riding Giants

Super Size Me is not an option any longer.

There will be small quizzes on these movies based on what you watched individually.

Watch these movie(s) and pay attention to how they use footage combined with interviews. Basically, notice what video is being showm while people are talking. How does this footage relate to the interview? This footage is called B-Roll footage.

Next, you will pick your subject for your 2-4 minute documentary/news story.
You will create a treatment.
You can start shooting.

Documentary Treatment Video 1

Please answer the following questions in complete sentences. Email your responses to me.

1. What is your documentary subject?
2. Why did you choose this subject? Why would this be interesting for us to watch(two-three sentences)
3. What do you think your audience can learn from your documentary? (one-two sentences)
4. What type of B-Roll will your video need (three-four examples)
5. How will you make sure you can cover all sides of this subject? Who will you interview and where will you interview them? (two-three sentences)

A Day In The Life of a friend, student, or former student will not be accepted. Pick an issue, team, club, group, or band etc.

Raw Footage will be due January 11th.

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Video 3 Class Website Is Up!


This site showcases the music videos directed by the students this semester.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Video 2 Music Video Assignment

Music Video Assignment

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 concept,theme, or story (not 100% lip-syncing).
Students may work with one other person, 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 follwing questions:
1. What is your story or concept in great detail? Don't forget costumes, 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?

Please email me your responses. Please include Video 1 in the subject line.

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.

Raw footage is due immediately after break. I will check a few cameras out to multilple groups of students.