Saturday, December 12, 2015

Unified American Experience Documentary Reflection

NMA Juniors

Create a document in your Video Assignments folder on Google Drive titled "UAE Doc Reflection."

In 500 words, write a reflection essay on your experience creating the Unified American Experience Documentary Project. Use the prompts below to guide you. MLA formatting is required and its proper use is factored into the assignment's score.

Note: This assignment is about you, your experience, and your performance. It is not a platform to express criticism or gripes about your classmates.

  • What did you learn from this project, both technically and academically?
  • What was the greatest challenge of the project?
  • How will the experience of working on this project influence how you approach team projects in the future?
  • What piece of advice would you give a student starting this same project?
  • What would you change, if anything, before placing this project in a showreel or portfolio?

This assignment is due on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

NMA Logo Video

NMA Students

Select the link below to download the NMA Logo bumper for the beginning of all your NMA video projects.

NMA Logo

Monday, November 16, 2015

NMA Juniors

Refer to the spreadsheet below for availability of space to conduct your last-minute interviews.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Additional Footage for Documentaries

NMA Juniors

In addition to your interviews and B-Roll, you will need to find footage that is historically relevant to your demographic and story. Below are some resources you will most definitely want to use to legally acquire footage for your docs.

First, watch this animation on Copyright Law and Fair Use to protect yourself, me, the school, and the school district in your choices of footage. This is not optional.

Next, here are two sources of Public Domain or Royalty-Free footage you can use freely without attribution.

For copyrighted photos and video you use under Fair Use argument, here is a best practices guide to attribution. Also not optional. You MUST attribute the author and source of all copyrighted material used in your documentary.

For downloading from YouTube:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Business Card Ideas

NMA Seniors

Click here to see some really creative business card designs to inspire you in your business card design.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Multicam Editing in Avid Media Composer

NMA Seniors

Want to get ahead of the editing lessons and learn how to prep and edit your multicam footage? Then read and watch the resources below for a good head start.

Setting up for Multi-camera Editing in Avid Media Composer
Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Avid Media Composer Study Resources

Avid Media Composer is not easy to learn. There's no arguing that. It is professional software that needs a professional approach to learning it. Below are some resources that will support your learning beyond the official Avid MC101 and MC110 curriculum.

Avid Media Composer User Certification

Avid Blogs - Get Started Fast with Media Composer (video tutorials)

Quizlet flash cards

Avid Pro Video Community

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Development - Logline

NMA Juniors

In preparation of writing your treatment in the development of your catalyst for change character piece, read Norman Hollyn's handout on loglines, then write your own for your story.

The logline should contain a brief description of the character followed by how they use the traits that your research subject has to be a catalyst for change in their community.

Write this in a document titled "Treatment" and place it in your video assignments folder in your Drive.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Classroom Manager Application

If you are interested in a classroom manager position in your period, please fill out the form linked below. Each question must be completed to be submitted. The deadline to submit your application is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Classroom Manager Application

Good luck!

- A. Manriquez