Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Downloadble C-SPAN Footage

NMA Juniors

This page has free downloadable footage from C-SPAN that might be useful to some of your projects. Take a look. Make sure to download the "Hi-Def" version.

C-SPAN StudentCam 2014

- A. Manriquez

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Avid Media Composer Tutorials

NMA Juniors

I so desperately want to be there with you to continue to show you everything you need to know about Avid Media Composer. Since, I cannot, I am going to trust my colleague, Steve Holyhead to show you instead.

Follow this link to Getting Started with Media Composer.
Watch the 8 videos available TAKE NOTES!

Good luck, gang! I'm trusting you to stay focused.

Saturday, I plan to come in from 8am to 2pm for those of you that want to get some work done. I expect the Irish-American and Native-American teams to come in.

- A. Manriquez

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Write your Bios

NMA Juniors

Today, it's time to write your bios. Sign in to your Google Drive and open the team's Narrative Proposal document. In there, you will write your bio. Please include your team role.

So, you're a student and don't have much production experience, eh? That's okay, say so! That's your current occupation, "Student at Hollywood High School".

List all the NMA projects you've worked on since 9th grade and what your role was in it.

What do you want your career to be? What do you aspire to? Put it in there.

Are there any extra-curricular activities that you have been consistently been a part of that you are proud of that says something about your character? Add that, too!

It shouldn't take you a whole 50 minutes to write it, so make sure it's polished up and that your teammates have proofread it.

The post below this one has an example and a link with tips for writing your bio.

- A. Manriquez

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Writing Your Bio

NMA Juniors

Here's a link to The Seven Steps to Writing a Professional Bio

Below is a sample Bio... mine.

ANTONIO MANRIQUEZ is a filmmaker and educator who started his career at the age of fourteen with the Encore Cable feature, Common Bonds, which premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. His experience as a teen filmmaker has encouraged him to give the same opportunity to today’s youth.
For over a decade Manriquez has taught teens in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is responsible for organizing the LAUSD’s first Apple Authorized Training Center to teach Final Cut Pro at Cleveland High School in Reseda, California. He currently teaches film and video production at the world famous Hollywood High School’s Media Academy, which is soon to be the first high school program to become an Avid Authorized Training Program.
Manriquez also places much of his efforts on improving media and film education in Los Angeles with the Media Educators of Los Angeles. MELA is an organization dedicated to keeping all media educators in the greater Los Angeles area connected and collaborating with one another for the benefit of the students, the community and the entertainment industry at large.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Doc Pitch Narrative Proposal Template

NMA Juniors

Team leaders, follow the link below to open the Unified American Experience Film Pitch Entry Form Narrative Proposal Template (Whew! That's a mouthful.)

  • In Google Drive, go to File > Make a copy
  • Rename the copy to "(Demographic) - Narrative Proposal"
  • Go to File > Move to folder
  • Choose your team's shared folder (NOT your individual video assignments folder)
  • Now write your narrative
  • Be brilliant
  • Good luck!

- A. Manriquez

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tips From Nancy Duarte's Slide:ology

NMA Juniors and Seniors (especially Seniors!)

Below are some links that you need to read and watch to help you make the most effective slides for your project presentations, beginning with the 10 Tips From Nancy Duarte's Slide:ology.

Tips From Nancy Duarte's Slide:ology

The Secret Structure of Great Talks


Do You Design Slides More Like Nancy Duarte or Guy Kawasaki?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

How to (continue) to Write a Documentary

NMA Juniors:

YOUR HOMEWORK: Read chapter "PUTTING A SCRIPT TOGETHER" (pages 38-46) from How To Write a Documentary.

Take notes to be turned in tomorrow and individually, list what the "three Cs" are in your team's documentary.

- A. Manriquez

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

How to Write a Documentary

NMA Juniors:

YOUR HOMEWORK: Read chapter "Short Introduction to Documentary Styles" (pages 5-9) from How To Write a Documentary for discussion tomorrow (period 2) and Wednesday (period 4).

- A. Manriquez

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LAUSD Student Account Management

To activate your student single sign-on account to have access to Mymail and Google Drive, visit the site linked below:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dayton/Faris Reflection

NMA Juniors and Seniors

To reflect on your video conference with directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, write a narrative (minimum 250 words) answering the following questions and anything else you'd like to share about the experience.

  • Jonathan and Valerie spoke a great length about what influences them. What are some influences that they mentioned have helped them in their projects and what came to mind for you about what you would like to use as an influence on your projects?
  • As a married couple, disagreements at work have greater stakes for Jonathan and Valerie. How do they manage disagreements, and would those tactics work for your projects?
  • What do Jonathan and Valerie look for when searching for a project to work on? Why is that important? Do you think your projects apply?
  • What advice did Jonathan and Valerie give about working with non-actors?
  • What was the most useful thing you took away from the conversation?

Please share this with me as a Google Doc.
Name the document "Px_DaytonFarisReflection_Lastname"

Thursday, April 4, 2013

NMA Casting Notice Blurb

Juniors and Seniors:

Please copy the blurb below at the top of your casting notices.

The Hollywood High School New Media Academy (NMA) is an inclusive program comprised of students representing a wide range of abilities and talents.  Curriculum is designed to integrate the content for English Language Arts, History, Science, Mathematics, Digital Computers and Video Production. The Video Production courses cover all aspects of production, from script development, project pitching, camera & lighting, to post-production (including Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Certifications). Each project created in the NMA has the guidance and supervision of Academy teachers and a professional mentor. Students are expected to create their projects at the highest level of vigor and professionalism to deliver high-quality stories with high production value.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Kubrick Legacy

NMA Juniors & Seniors, take a look at the videos and article at the link below to help you with your Kubrick Doc project.

The Kubrick Legacy