Tuesday, January 30, 2007

2nd Semester

Please answer the following questions and send your repsonses to me via email at trent.mitchell@shorelineschools.org

(use complete sentences)
1. Why did you sign up for this course?
2. What experience do you have with video cameras?
3. What kind of movies and TV shows do you like?
4. What experience do you have with computers?
5. Are you familiar with IMovie at all?
6. What kind of music do you listen to?
7. List two or three things I should know about you so I can help ensure you do well in this class.

Add Video 1 to your subject line.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Video 2 Question

What was the best movie you have seen on DVD or in the theatres in the past year?
Why did you like it so much?

What was the worst movie you have seen? What made it so bad?

What has been your favorite Television Show? Why?


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Video 2 Schedule

1/10 SCNN Shooting/Editing
1/12 SCNN Shooting/Editing
1/16 Mandatory Editing Session After Schoo 2:30-3:30
1/17 Finish SCNN/Export to Vidstore/Work of Music Videos
1/19 Full Period for Music Video Editing
1/22 Music Video Editing
1/24 Music Videos Due At Beginning of Period

For those of you behind on the music video project, I would recommend working during TAP or lunch over the next two weeks to catch up.

Video 1 Schedule

1/11 Doc Footage Due/Editing
1/16 Doc Editing
1/18 Doc Editing
1/18 Mandatory Editing Session After School 2:30-3:15
1/22 Finish Editing/Export Project
1/23 Doc Project Due Beginning of Period

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Documentary Organization Assignment

Documentary Narration/Text/Organization

First, read this section on interview techniques here.

Next, open up your email account and start working on the assignment below. When you are done, please email the assignment to me at trent.mitchell@shorelineschools.org. Also, CC your parent or guardian CC your parent or guardian so they can see what you are working on.

Write three to four sentences describing topic in great detail . Give crucial information and history as needed. Feel free to use documented statistics.
For example, if you are doing a piece on gas prices then find out how expensive gas has been over the last twenty years. Why the change? What are the factors etc? Do cars get more or less miles per gallon?

Next, list at least five specific examples of of B-Roll you will use. Provide dates, locations, and shot type of the footage.
Will you use any footage from sources other than your own camera? If so, what will they be?

Again, if you are doing Gas prices you might want to show people filling up at the gas station, a shot or two of gas price signs, people driving cars, and money exchanging hands etc.

Narrate or use text to move from one interview to the next. If you do your interviews well, the interviews will tell the story and your narration will be minimal.
For today’s assignment, pretend you have three different examples and interviews for your topic.
What will you cover in this section? What will the audience learn? Please list the people who have interviewed or will interview and also list the B-Roll that will play underneath those interviews.

What did you conclude from your documentary (using both sides of course)? You aren't trying to prove a point here as this is more of a recap of what we saw in the body of your documentary.
What should the audience know that ties all the information together? What is next for your subject or subjects?
Your closing narration should be at least three to four sentences.

Again, email me your responses. Hopefully this helps you organize your documentary.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007