Thursday, September 25, 2008

Music Video Treatment: Due Monday 4th Period

Music Video Treatment

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).
You can have class time on October 2nd and October 7th. You of course can shoot outside of class.
Video should have at least one eight-shot sequence.
Raw Footage is due right after spring break.

Students must turn in a one-page typed treatment to the classes period 4 folder. Please use the naming convention.

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 following 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?

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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

SCNN Videos are due Thursday at the beginning of the period

Make sure the audio levels are consistent.
Make sure your video fades in and out.
Make sure your text is color coordinated.
Make sure you have music.

After I have approved your video:

• Export to Quicktime and save it using the naming convention_SCNN_name of commercial.
• Adjust permissions to Read/Write on the Quicktime file.
• Drop the commercial in the vidstore server, period 4.
Name: scvideo
Password: outback

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Importing Video Into Final Cut

• Rewind Tape
• Cue it to Correct Spot
• Plug In Firewire
• Open Final Cut
• Go to File>Log and Capture
• Hit Play on Camera
• Hit Capture Now on Final Cut

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Vote for Shorecrest!

VOTE FOR SHORECREST (on right of screen):

Our Shorecrest Football team is in a tight competition to featured be in "KIRO 7 Game of the Week," this Friday, September 5th.

Voting ends tomorrow!

Email Me Please

Send me an email to and answer the questions below. Also, please CC one or both parents or guardians on this email so I can contact them via email as needed.

First, make sure you you tell me your complete name. Also include Video 4 in the subject line.

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 video editing? iMovie or Final Cut perhaps?
5. Are you familiar with Live Type, Motion, or Soundtrack Pro?
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.