Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SCNN Treatment

SCNN Commercial Assignment





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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Final Candid Editing

  • Select your top ten pictures.
  • Make sure the images you select show faces and emotion. Your ten pictures should show a variety of locations,composition styles, and subjects.
  • "Stalker" type photos will not be accepted.
  • Turn five of your pictures into Grayscale: I will review methods in class.
  • Edit five of your images any way you want. Fill the frame.

1.Turn in your best 10 Grayscale Adjusted.
2. Turn in your best 6 in a folder. Again, we should see a variety locations,composition styles, and subjects.   Did you notice the word variety in bold?
3. Finally, turn in your best picture for printing.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

105 Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Questions Answered

105 Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Questions Answered

My Video/Process Video

My Video/Process Video                                 

For this assignment you have two options:
1. You will show or explain to how to do, make, or create something. This should be a process you are familiar with or an activity you are interested in and passionate about.
2. You will make a more abstract or arty video that emulates the passion derived from participating in an activity.

You can add narration or you can edit the shots to music (or both). Feel free to use the Haircut video and Auto Videos as  templates for this assignment.

Challenge: how can you make the process or activity interesting for an audience?

Video should be 1-2 minutes in length.
20-25 shots total
All shots are focused, white balanced, and steady.
Camera angles are diverse and unique.
Video edits are made on movement and there is proper pacing.
B-Roll is both interesting and used effectively with audio.
Rule of thirds, proper headroom, and leading the subject used throughout video.
Audience can hear all music and any narration throughout video.
Narration is easy to hear.
Narration is effective and well written.
There are no TCP errors.
Video fades in and out.
Overall, the video is entertaining to watch.

Raw Footage at the end of the period next Tuesday. Tuesday is an all-period shooting day for those who need it.

You can check out cameras for this assignment starting today.

Please list your subject:  ___________________________

Please list (in order) 15 B-Roll shots for your project:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Seattle Times Three-Minute Movie Contest

The details: The Seattle Times and Seattle International Film Festival invite you to shoot a short film of three minutes or less on your video camera or phone. Our panel of judges will choose their favorites to show at the festival and on seattletimes.com.
Here’s how it works: Make a film on any subject you like, as long as it’s suitable for a family-newspaper audience. (No sex, violence or bad language, please.) It must be three minutes or less.
Here’s how you enter: Upload your film to YouTube and then fill out the form below.
Very important: If you use music, you must have permission from whoever owns the rights to it.
Special categories:
• Filmmakers under 18 are eligible for the J. Michael Rima award for young directors.
• Films that capture the people, places and idiosyncrasies of the Northwest are eligible for a special prize.
Fine print: When you submit your video, make sure you include your name, phone number, email address, age (if under 18) and movie title. If you are selected as a finalist, we’ll contact you for a higher-resolution version of your film.
Prizes: Winners will be shown on The Seattle Times website and at the Seattle International Film Festival. The grand-prize winner will get one full-series pass to this year’s festival, which begins May 16 and runs through June 9 at several venues in the Greater Seattle area (www.siff.net). The winner of the J. Michael Rima Award for directors under 18 will get screened as part of the FutureWave shorts, and the grand prize winner will also have an additional screening.

  Click here to read all the details about the annual contest.
Entries are due April 15.

Local 17 Year-Old Filmmaker

Ben Kadie, a senior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, is already an accomplished filmmaker and a four-time winner of the 3MM contest.
Ben Kadie, a senior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, is already an accomplished filmmaker and a four-time winner of the 3MM contest.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Exporting From Adobe Premiere Pro

These are the settings to export HD Quality Video


Preset=HD 1080i 29.97
Video Codec=H.264
Check the Use Maximum Render Quality Box 
Click Export
Your Project Saves within the Adobe Folder in your Documents section on the Computer
Next, drop your video in the Vidstore Server. Don't forget to use the Naming Convention: 2-mitchellt-Sequence.


Connect to server


Name: scvideo

Password: Outback23

Sc Video classes

Period 2

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Jump Cuts Reading and Sequence Requirements

Good morning,
Today you will edit your sequences. Before you edit please read the articles below and take notes. We will have short quiz on Thursday.




20 Steps for Shooting Great Video

Edited Sequences Requirements:
  • Review your footage: do you have a variety of shots from a variety of angles?
  • Put shots in order
  • You need at least ten different styles of shots in the video
  • Edit Shots in Premiere
  • Eliminate Any Jump Cuts by cutting to Reaction Shots etc.
  • Add Fade in at beginning of Video and Fade Out at the end
  • Add low level music throughout
  • Add Three Instances of Sound Effects
  • Add Title
  • Add Credits

When you are done with your Edited Sequence Show it to Holden, Sierra, or Steven. If you have Jump Cuts grab a camera and re-shoot your footage. In order to receive credit on this assignment you must eliminate any jump cuts.