To make sure that your assignments don't clutter up my email inbox, I'm offering up another option for you to turn in your work. It still has to be in PDF format, but now you don't have to worry about your email getting lost or having to bring the file in on a flash drive.
If you look to the right, underneath "Useful Links," you will see that I added a link to a website called Zamzar. There you can convert your work into PDF files for free. Sometimes it takes a while to get your files back, so don't do any conversions last minute. This link is especially helpful for converting wps files that cannot be opened anywhere in the school.
Welcome to the class! This blog is here to keep you up to date with all the projects and assignments during the course. Most everything presented to you in class will also be up on the blog. Please check this regularly. Please share this with your parents as well. Feel free to make comments and communicate with other classmates, especially if you have questions or need help with any project or assignments.
So you've captured your footage, but it's all in a few big chunks, or even just one clip. You've done the following before, but nonetheless, here is a reminder.
Use the DV Start/Stop Detect function from the mark menu to create markers on your clips. Name the markers in the browser, then create subclips from the markers. This is called logging, even though it is not the traditional method.
A naming convention I would suggest is to start with the scene and take number, then a shot size, the character, then a camera movement. For example if you have scene 2B, take 3, which is a medium close-up of David that zooms in, the name might be:
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This week, let's write a script. So far, you've made a one-shot silent movie (The Lumiere). You've shot a scene from a gritty cop show (The Interrogation). Now let's get those creative juices flowing on a new three-minute original project.
Here is link to a page of suggestions to help you come up with an original story. Read it and see if any of the suggestions spark a fire in your mind.
The first step is to write out the story as you would in your English class: in simple prose, as a short story. You may write it in any tense you'd like. If you can't decide on one idea to write about, write two of them.
Two guidelines: 1) The story must be of subject matter appropriate enough to be approved by your ENTIRE family. 2) It must be a story that can be believably staged and filmed on campus.
This is due on Wednesday, April 1st. The next step will be revealed on that day.
Here is a link for what you all have been asking for. Extra brownie points go to the student(s) that break down the song and transcribe the lyrics.
Type a one-page story in screenplay format about a student who is distracted from or having trouble reaching their goal of graduating. The next part will show how the student overcomes the distraction or trouble by "trying." Then show how the student has succeeded, or how he/she can "make" it.
If you are having trouble with the format, try searching for screenplay templates for your word processor. Here is an example.
Ladies and gents, we've got a big week ahead of us.
On Tuesday, we will share all of our story ideas for the "Make It If You Try" music video project.
We will also be assigning textbooks for everyone to take home and start reading. By Friday, February 20, read Chapters 1 through 3 (pps. 1-33) from the Pulling Off Your Shorts text. Make sure to study the "Reshoot" sections of each chapter.
On Tuesday, it is expected that Jordon and Joshua have a shooting draft finished for their Untitled RR Project, which means two things: One, they will now begin to break down the script for Locations, Characters, Props and Wardrobe. If you are interested in a crew position, please speak to Joshua and Jordon. The second thing it means is that they need a title. Those who first get to read the shooting draft, please make a few suggestions, those boys are stuck. Also, let's congratulate them on being the first group to start Pre-Production.
Periods 1, 2, 4, & 6: This week we're talking about film crew positions. To reinforce your notes on this week's discussion of film crew departments and the various positions discussed in today's slideshow, please visit the Film Crew page at Wikipedia.
This is the newly formed blog for all my video production classes. Some of the features I will try my best to keep up to date will include assignment due dates, online tutorials, works in progress from the Advanced Production class, helpful links, and a venue to provide feedback. Keep checking this page for updates going live soon.