Tuesday, May 29, 2007

On the Lot One Minute Movies


If you haven't been watching this show, you should be.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

There is a sub today. Here is what is due.

First of all, can someone please have the substitute call me at home? I need to give him instructions on lending out the 3 cameras for the weekend. Thanks!

Students should fill out and turn in via email the treatment questions on the blog site. These are due TODAY.

Homework: Students to rent and watch one of the films listed on the site. They also need to start shooting their documentaries over the weekend.

Documentary ideas:
Gas prices and how they affect students.
Budget problems in Shoreline.
Opinions on the Iraq war and politics (with a student interest).
A new sport or club.

If you have decided to do a 4-5 minute short movie, you must answer the treatment questions from before and turn in a full 4-5 page script next Wednesday. If you do not turn in a script your movie will not be accepted.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Documentary Requirements

Documentary Requirements

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

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

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 June 6th (June 4th for seniors).

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Exporting etc.

IN Final Cut, go File>export>quicktime. Save in your movies folder.

Adjust Permissions on your Quicktime file

Select your music video file. Control-click on the file in your movies folder and select get info'. Please click on the down arrow at the bottom of the file and make sure that everything under details and ownerships and permissions is set to 'read-write'. All four sections need to be changed.

Next, log onto to Vidstore.shorelineschools.org and drop it in the period four folder.

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