Friday, September 24, 2010

Video 2 Brainstorm Assignment

You will create ideas for three different short movies that can be shot both during and outside of class. Please describe your movie by answering the questions below using Text Edit on your computer.

1. Action Movie
Who are the main characters?
What is the conflict?
How is the conflict resolved?
What techniques will you use as a director/videographer to make the action exciting?

2. Comedy
Who are the main characters?
What is the conflict?
How is the conflict resolved?
Why will this movie be funny? Slapstick? Puns? Visual gags? Smart humor?

3. Drama
Who are the main characters?
What is the conflict?
How is the conflict resolved?
How will you use lighting for effect?
What techniques will you use to make this movie suspenseful? Music? Sound effects?

Next you will get into groups of my choosing to discuss your ideas. After five minutes or so we will switch groups for more discussion. The idea is to pick the best for ideas from the class. The directors for this assignment will be the students whose ideas are selected as a class.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Export to Quicktime and Dropping into the Vidstore Server

Exporting From Final Cut to Quicktime

File>Export>Quicktime Movie>
Save the video using the naming convention and save it in the movies folder.

Next, control-click on the file in your movies folder and select get info'. Please make sure that everything under details and ownerships and permissions is set to 'read-write'.

Next, log onto to and drop it in the period six folder.

password:Jetta 23
SC Video Class
Period 6

Friday, September 17, 2010

Video 2 10-shot Sequence

Group 10-shot Sequence

· 10 different shots

· Insert Shot

· Reaction Shot (cutaway)

· Overlapping dialogue

· Shoot every shot three different times from three different angles

· Raw Footage will be graded

· Edited video should include title, music, sound effects, and credits

· Bonus points if you make a video about Lockdown Procedures

Group 1: Mara, Brandon, and Josh

Group 2: Joe, Dakota, and Stephan

Group 3: Jerome, Nathan, Laurisa

Group 4: Patrick, Ky, Sam

Group 5: Ben, Eimanne, Nicholi, and Daniel

Group 6: Randy, Corey, and Jesse

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Editing your Sequence Assignment

  • Fade in and Fade Out both video and audio
  • Two sound effects added (get sound effects from the public folder on the Staff server)
  • Music
  • Two Video Filters added
  • Credits at end over black
  • Live Type Title at beginning of video
When you are finished please export to Quicktime, File>Export>Quicktime Movie.
Drop the video into the vidstore server period 6.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Import your footage to Final Cut Pro with these simple steps:

  • Turn on camera
  • Put tape in camera
  • Put camera into VCR mode
  • Rewind Tape
  • Cue it to Correct Spot
  • Plug In Firewire to camera and computer
  • Open Final Cut
  • Go to File>Log and Capture
  • Hit Play on Camera
  • Hit Capture Now on Final Cut
  • Press esc to get out of Log and Capture
  • Your clips will show up in the upper left hand corner of the screen in the clip bin.
  • Save Final Cut Project
  • Disconnect firewire and camera
  • Quit Final Cut
  • Restart Final Cut

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Friday's Class Work

Reading For Today and Homework (Video 1)

This is reading for today and over the weekend. Please take out a piece of paper to take notes on all bold faced words.
Please take the quiz at the bottom of each section. We will discuss all terms in class and you will be quizzed on the material shortly.

Hints For Success In This Class

1. Use your time at home with a camera wisely. Having your own camera is very helpful, but if you need to check out a camera from me make sure you plan your video shoot ahead of time.
2. Do not rely on your friends. Your friends are not receiving a grade and therefore are not as motivated as you are.
3. Do not wait until the last minute to shoot. Procrastination will hurt you in this class.
4. Shoot multiple takes of your shots from different angles so you have more to work with when you edit. It is highly recommend to shoot a wide "master shot" of the whole scene and then shoot close-ups after.
5. Make every shot count. Do not shoot random footage.

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 1 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.