Friday, March 30, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Video 2: Three Minute Masterpiece Contest

This is our next project.
You will work on this project in class from 4/6 until 4/20. You can start shooting at any time. However, a full script is required.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Video 1 SCNN Commercial Schedule

Friday March 23:
Commercial Treatment Due
Start Shooting as needed
Wednesday March 28:
SCNN Commercial Shooting Day
Schedule Interviews and B-Roll Shooting
Friday March 30th:
Optional Shooting Day
Raw Footage Due at the End of the Period
Monday April 2nd:
Commercial Editing
Wednesday April 4th:
Commercial Editing
Friday April 6th:
Commercials due at 9:15

Monday, March 19, 2012

SCNN Commercial Assignment

SCNN Commercial Assignment 

Professional Example 1

Professional Example 2

Professional Example 3

You will make a thirty second professional style commercial for a school related group, sport, club, or after-school function etc. Your commercial should be shot and edited in a high-energy style that encourages the other students in the school to either participate in and/or support your chosen group. You will have time during class to shoot the video, or you can shoot before or after school. Each student must do their own commercial.

Commercial Assignment Requirements:

Fade In and Fade Out.
Commercial must be exactly thirty seconds
12 shot minimum-like music videos, most commercials use shots only two to five seconds in length.
Use music appropriate for the commercial and school group.
Use text in your commercial to emphasize in writing what you are trying to sell.
Create a nifty slogan or catch phrase. VERY IMPORTANT!
Use a variety of shots.
Shoot at least two complicated shots. For example, a ‘zoom in and pan’ or a ‘zoom out and truck’ etc.

Steps for assignment:

1. Answer Treatment questions below.
2. Email Treatment questions to the adviser asking permission to shoot a commercial for the club, sport, or event. Introduce yourself and ask if they would like to meet in person.

Commercial Treatment

You will write a detailed commercial treatment and send it to the coach or advisor of your club/activity/sport etc. You will ask for their permission to make a commercial and also for suggestions. You will also send me a copy (CC) of this email.

List of advisors:
School event Calendar

Treatment questions you must answer in COMPLETE sentences.

  1. What group have you selected as your subject?
  2. Why did you select this group and why do you think you can make an interesting commercial for this group?
  3. What is your original concept? How are you going to SELL your subject?
  4. What will your tag line be? It needs to be something catchy and memorable.
  5. What kind of music will you use in the background?
  6. Please email the advisor or coach of your commercial subject. Schedule a time to shoot with this person. Include me on this email.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Edited Sequence

  • Add a title with your name at the beginning over black
  • Fade in at the beginning of your project and Fade Out at the end
  • Add filters as needed. Color correct as needed.
  • Add a song at a low volume level beneath the entire video
  • add AT LEAST two sound effects(make sure the sound effects work for your sequence)
  • Fade in the song and fade out 
  • Do not turn in an assignment with jump cuts or continuity errors

Friday, March 02, 2012

Exporting from FInal Cut and using the Vidstore Server

Exporting From Final Cut to Quicktime and turning in to the server.
File>Export>Export using Quicktime Conversion>Select Apple TV in the Format section

Save the video using the naming convention and save it in the movies folder.
Next, turn in the project in the Vidstore Server

Connect to server    
Name: scvideo
SC video classes
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