Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monday April: Video Classes

Video 1:
Please begin importing and editing your music video footage in Final Cut Pro. Please import your song to the audio line and please remember to edit to the beat.

Below are some tutorials that might make your video look even better:


Music Video Effects

Basic Effects

One Item in Color

Green Screen Tutorial

The substitute will check your raw footage.
Remember, Wednesday is shooting day number two. Bring all of your materials to class.

Video 2:
  • Edit your Three Minute Movies
  • Don't forget to send your best work to the NWHSFF
  • You can work after school today as needed.


Monday, April 09, 2012

Music Video Requirements

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).
Students may work with one other person, but everyone must edit their own version of the video.

Students must turn in a one-page typed treatment.

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 follwing 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. What song are you using? How long is the song?
5. How will your camera work look better than your last video?

Please drop your response in the STAFF server period 1.

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.

Wednesday April 11: Music Video Prep: Storyboarding and Shot List
Friday April 13: Shooting Day
Monday April 16: Editing Day, Turn in Raw Footage Part 1
Wednesday April 18: Shooting Day
Friday April 20: Monday April 16: Editing Day, Turn in Raw Footage Part 2

Music Video Activity

Today I want you to pick three of the music videos listed below and then watch each one.
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 copy and past your assignment into comments section at the bottom of the page. Please make sure your name is listed along with your answers.

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 1-2 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?

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 in the comments section.