Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Today in class

1st period Digital Photo

1. Please have the students put their final projects beneath the white board next to John Wayne.
2. Please have the students select their BEST picture from the whole year and drop it into both Mr. Barkers Drop Box and my classes folder period 1. The naming convention should be 1_mitchellt_bestpicture.
3. Finally, the students need to create a folder in iPhoto and drag their 20 best post-Photoshop adjusted pictures in there.
4. They then to need to open iMovie and create a Final Slideshow. They need to drop music into the timeline and then use the Ken Burns effect to adjust their pictures in iMovie. Each picture should play for 6-8 seconds.

Next, students should drag pictures from the iPhoto folder (within iMovie) into the timeline.
Put the pictures in order and try to time them to the beat of the song.
Students need to add titles BEFORE transitions. Add titles add the beginning of the slideshow and for 10 of the pictures. The titles should reflect the project title.
Students then need to add short (1-3 second) transitions between clips.
Students should export file as a full-quality Quicktime movie, adjust the permission to

read and write (click apple-I to get info),
and then drop the video in the vidstore server.
go >
connect to server >
type vidstore.shorelineschools.org >
user name = scvideo
password = otis
root = SC Video classes
folder = period 1

Videos are due at 9:40.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Final Group Projects

  • For your last video you will make a 2-3 minute movie with groups. The movie must have a plot, an eight-shot action sequence, music, 3d Text title, fades in/out, and brief credits.
  • The movie can be about anything you want as long as it's school appropriate.
  • You can do anything you want in preproduction including storyboarding, script writing, rehearsal, blocking, and anything else to help you prepare.
  • On Monday you will have 50 minutes to shoot your entire video. You must shoot your video in this time. On Tuesday/Wednesday you will have 80 minutes to edit and export your video. Your group will edit together on one computer.
  • We will watch these videos in class the last day of the semester.
  • Traditionally the groups that do the most preproduction do the best on these videos.

Period 4 Groups

1.Alex, Tucker, Crischill, David
2.Brandon,Crystal, Brian, Cole
3.Tyler, Sarah, Garrett
4.Lydia, Andy, Alstein
5.Anna, DJ, Tavis

Period 3 Groups

1.Gabe, Cristian, Michael, Lauren
2. Chris B., Courtney, Robby, Brian
3.Liz, Chris W., Colin, Josh
4. Anson, Mark, Robin, Ed
5. Lacey, Will, Fionn, Joe

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Documentary Peer Edit Questions

Please answer the following questions on a piece of paper. Discuss your answers with your partner and then turn in this sheet at the end of class.

1. Is there an introduction that explains the documentary subject? Is it effective, why or why not?
2. Are the interview sound bytes kept between eight and fifteen seconds in length? Do the interviews move the story along? Are the interviews free of background noise?
3. Is there narration in the video? If there is no narration, are there titles that further the story? Are either of these an effective way to help tell the story?
4. Is the enough B-roll in the video? Does the B-Roll enhance the story or is it just filler? Could adding any high quality pictures from the Internet help the story?
5. Is the project three-five minutes in length?
6. What music is used? Is there enough variety? Could more music be helpful?
7. Can you hear all of the interviews OK? In other words, are there any TCP errors?
8. Finally, what would you do to improve this video? Give three specific examples.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

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