Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Music Video Assignment

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 March 29 and 31. You of course can shoot outside of class.
Video should have at least one eight-shot sequence.
Raw Footage is due on April 4.
3 Page Storyboard.

Students must turn in a one-page typed treatment to the classes period 4 folder. Please use Text Edit to write and make sure you 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.

Music Video Activity

Today I want you to watch the three music videos listed below.
I want you to answer a series of questions (in complete sentences) after you watch each video. Please use Text Edit or WORD for this assignment. Please drop your assignment into the STAFF server Period 4 at the end of the period. This is due today and late work will not be accepted.

The questions to answer for each video:
  1. What is the name and artist for the video?
  2. What is the concept of the video? Please use three to four sentences to explain the story and/or concept. (Dance video? Lip sync? Concert footage? Literal adaptation? etc).
  3. What are three or four things that you like about the video? Be very specific.
  4. What did you not like about the video?
  5. What do you think the budget was? Small, medium, large? Why?
  6. Is there anything in the video you would like to try in your own music video assignment?

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyc37aOqT0
6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo
10) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLESpHrtvxs

Next, add links to two of your own videos in Text Edit and answer the same questions listed above. Include all questions and answers and turn them in as one assignment.