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Assignment: Design and Produce 4 Videos
Goals: Walk away with a DVD of all of your videos
Tools: Adobe Studio Production including: Premier Pro, After Effects, Encore, Photoshop
Video Modules: http://www.cybercollege.com/matchindex.htm (complete all 70 by the end of the 6th 6 weeks.)
Interactive Quizzes: http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp_t.htm (this NOT currently for a grade...for reference only)
Samples: Student Videos
https://edex.adobe.com/ - create an account...it is free and will open a LOT
of resources for you. Also
Production Roles: List of jobs you might find on the production of a music video, commercial, or block buster movie.
Grade Period Reviews
Quick Links to Sections on this page:
Spring Semester - V2, V3, V4
Encore - Building and Burning a DVD
Video Story 1 - Photostory - Video Production Intro Project: Video presentation of photos with a theme.
In the first semester, we will do a Photo Story Slide Show using Adobe Premiere Pro. This is to help introduce the concept of video production as well as gain some experience with the editing program we will use in the second semester. This culmination of this project will also be included in your final DVD as an "Extra".
Approximate 100 photos are due BEFORE Christmas, with final video production due by 3rd week of 2nd semester. Shoot mostly still pictures with maybe a few short videos, especially if this is your 2nd or 3rd photostory. More details will be forth coming for this assignment. I will show you an example so that you can begin brainstorming right away for what song you will want and what your slide show will be like so you can be shooting along the way. Photos can NOT come from one shooting session/day (letter grade deduction if photos do not come from a variety of events). The purpose of this assignment is to inspire you to shoot for a body of work over a period of time.
Pick your song NOW! When picking a song, research what can be used on YouTube. If it can NOT be used on YouTube, do NOT pick the song. For the Photostory, it does NOT have to be Copyright free, but it should have FAIR USAGE...meaning the artist will allow it's use.
The Photo Story Slide Show will consist of still pictures and music. This assignment that will be due at the end 3rd 6 weeks, but your pictures should be from the entire semester, not just one event. I will show you an example early in the semester so that you can begin brainstorming right away for what you will want your slide show to be like so you can be shooting along the way. But it is a good idea to pick a song BY THE END OF AUGUST! When picking a song, research what can be used on YouTube. If it can NOT be used on YouTube, do NOT pick the song. See MUSIC below for more info about your music selection. Do NOT wait until the 3rd 6 weeks to be shooting this assignment. Pick your theme early and shoot for it during the summer and through out the first semester! For example, in class I will show a video about eyes. A guy shot for a year or so, dozens of people and their eyes, some happy, some sad. Then put them together with a very appropriate song.
I will show you an example so that you can begin brainstorming right away for what you will want your slide show to be like so you can be shooting during the course of the summer and into the fall semester.
See below for Startup and operation instructions for Adobe Premier
Photo 3 & 4 - Video Entries due for in lieu of a daily focus, your additional class requirements include preparing additional videos, etc.
Reflections - Due end of October
ATPI Fall Contest - Due end of October
It is also important to LOOK at what will be due at the end of the Spring Semester. Although the due dates are not until the end, MOST of the projects should be under way WELL before the 4th 6 weeks. In particular, you will be expect to have several time lapses.
Over the course of the next ~18 weeks, we will be producing
3 additional videos, starting out with simple, "in camera" editing then progressing to
using computer based software for composite track editing with audio and/or
voice over. We will start first with an individual project, then complete a
small group (pairs) and then a
large group video (3-6) final
individual video. Several of you have DSLR cameras
capable of recording video clips, which is great. If not, you will need to check
out a camera from me, which uses special DV tapes. In which case, you will need to provide a Digital Video Tape if you wish to keep the raw
video footage. All of you will need a blank DVD for your final product. The
last couple of weeks of school will consist of making your DVD (including Scene selection and Extras).
It is important to note the complexity of trying to tackle a project like this. I expect 110% from each of you. Many aspects of this are as new to me as it is to you, relatively speaking that is. I know video cameras and know time code and video production…but I have not done it on these computers. Point is, there is no time to keep on you to stay working on something productive. Between the video projects, your independent photography research, and an on-line gallery development, and preparing for the ATPI contest, each of you have more than enough to do. Be INTRINSICALLY motivated (you), NOT extrinsically (me). The videos do NOT necessarily correlate to the 6 weeks. You need to start planning and shooting for the 3rd and 4th videos SOONER than the 5th and 6th Focus. Specifically the 4th Video is a series, so you need to start shooting as soon as possible.
* To help you with topic choices, try a Google search for Short Story Prompts, like: http://www.creative-writing-now.com/short-story-ideas.html
- Emotional themes will be hard to "show" in short films. My recommendation is to look for action based themes.
- Try to pick a theme with global appeal - funny or deeply emotional. What will go viral on YouTube?
* Since most people will record Video 2 on a DSLR, please be aware that it will produce CLIPS that have to be combined, thus making this project a bit more complicated than once before with tape based cameras. Previously, Video 2 was to be edited "in-camera" as much as possible. IOW, the filming of Video was the priority, with an emphasis on short, well shot scenes, shot in chronological order.
** NOTE: One PERSON (a.k.a the OFFICIAL PRODUCER) participating in the ATPI Pre-Conference Video Contest B.I.G. 72, will be able to use the fundamentals of the contest submission as their Video 2 project. Additional editing may be necessary or required that is not possible during the time constraints allowed by a timed contest. ADDITIONAL participants (actors, planners, grips, etc.) may be necessary, and can come from the class roster and MAY receive CE Credit as determined by the PRODUCER.
- Story – Individual project. You will produce a 2-4 minute video that either illustrates a story or instructs on the production of something. This is a video assignment in which the story is shot in "real time" as much as possible. In other words, try to shoot the entire video in the ORDER in the camera* in the order it will appear in the final product.
If you do a scene that doesn't come out right, you must rewind the tape and tape over the bad section.A treatment and storyboard must be approved before you begin shooting the video. V2 video will eventually be edited, but it needs to be well edited "in-camera"*. This video may NOT be a Claymation nor time-lapse. While a worthwhile topics, these topics are more of a photostory as it is a composite of photos made into a movie and is reserved for Video 4. Note: Photo 2s may do a "How To", however, you must work to develop the a STORY with a conflict established, the body of the video, and a resolve. Although a "How to" does fit this model, it is scooting around the traditional storey development of developing a story line and the character development. Therefore, "How to" videos for Video 2 will be permitted by Photo 2s only. Photo 3+...dig deeper.
Video 3* (a or b)
a. Music Video or b. Short Story
Small Group Project (2 people per team) (Exceptions: CGII shall not team up with CGIII/IV. Seniors SHOULD work together and not mix with underclass as their schedule during the 6th 6 weeks is different.)
The team works together on Treatment, Storyboard and filming.
Each person edits their own video.
Please do not ask to work alone unless we have an odd number of people. I may allow a group of 3 as opposed to a single person, depending on the class.
The video must be a production. Not a screen recording with a voice over, nor can it be a straight recording of a live event. You CAN incorporate live footage into your video, but it should be mixed in with additional footage that you have recorded to make an authentic music video.
Video 4 - Animation (a or b) - This is a relatively new topic for video 4, so, the details of this portion are still in refinement, so consider this a research project. Don't get behind on this as you are still excepted to complete this project regardless of formal details. Do some research while I am building the resources over the next few years. Your TOPIC, regardless of choice below (A or B), will be due in the 4th GP PRIOR to the 3 week interim.
a. Time-lapse - 4 or more short series. Short as being defined as the duration of the images captured as well as the final clip. Need at least four scenes of 15 minutes to 1 hour, taken at 5-30 second intervals. The actual capture rate vs. the playback rate can vary greatly, and will ultimately determine the final output.
A few things to consider include the idea that your time-lapses may need to take place over the course days, week, or even months. Don't get to complicated, but not everybody is going to want to do a pile of ice melting, or a hibiscus opening (in just 2-3 hours during the summer). Some of you may want to consider a longer term project like a photo a day of your self over a period of a month, or a longer opening flower, like a lily (kind of late this year as the growth begins around Christmas...although the blooms may not open for a while). For Time-lapse, please review my Time-Lapse Folder \\172.17.180.35\public\Pictures\Loker's Photos\Video, Timelapses or from your house, my YouTube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/drewloker, (not a link...visit at home).
Photo 3+ - Incorporate a HyperLapse into your scenes. This means that one of your timelapse segments needs to have the camera move SMOOTHLY through the scene.
b. Claymation/Stop Action (One story) - If you are preferring to do an animation via Stop Action, then it is more likely that you could finish in a weekend. So, if you planning on doing something OTHER than a stop action animation, then you should be planning now for what you want to do for your time-lapse. For those early starters, let me give you three really big tips: 1) Use a Tripod, 2) make sure the tripod doesn't move and 3) Use Manual Focus and Manual Exposure.
General Notes: Please ask in advance to clarify any of the following general notes.
Videos MUST be appropriate for school presentation. The teacher must pre-approve your topics and storyboards for all videos. A storyboard must be approved BEFORE you begin shooting the video. Specifically, videos are not to include anybody smoking, tobacco products in the scene, alcohol, sex or other inappropriate or questionable behavior. If in doubt, ask first. Ask for permission, rather than forgiveness. The litmus test is...would I be proud to show it to the principal? You will be turning in your work electronically, keeping the hard copy for yourself, so, if you start filming BEFORE approval, and I reject your plan, you will need to start over. Once again, if it is questionable, ask first.
Because you (and your partners in the group videos) should be behind the camera, either running the camera or the sound, group members may not appear in their own videos.
While it IS permissible to use your video project for another class, it must be distinctly for the purpose of THIS class in mind including attention to storyboard, scripting, composition, filming on a tripod, etc. IOW, if you can use the video you make for my class for another project, great, but not necessarily vice versa such that what is acceptable for another teacher may not be thorough enough for this class.
Your video must be filmed by you...and should not include a significant portion of another person's video. So, if you happen to be filming a person watching TV, that would be fine as long as the clip is of appropriate length. But do not just insert clips of other videos for a video montage of other peoples work...or even your own from other projects.
Manual Focus and Tripods MUST be utilized - Video is UNLIKE a photo when it comes to the needs of using very specific techniques. While you can get by with out a tripod for most photography, you ABSOLUTELY must use a tripod. Although it may be permissible to go off tripod for a segment, the majority of your video must be on tripod. Failing to do so will be up to a 10 point deduction. Similarly, AutoFocus MUST NOT BE USED. As discussed in class, switch to manual focus. Zoom in and check focus for each shot before starting to record. When you zoom out, most lenses will tend to go slightly out of focus, so double check when you set the focal length. Failing to use Manual Focus resulting in poor focus, or focus racking, will result in up to a 10 point deduction.
Credits - MUST be at the beginning and the end of ALL VIDEOS. It doesn't have to be the same on both ends, generally there is MORE at the end. Include Title and by LINE at the beginning, restating this info at the end with the additional credits.
Music - With the exception of the Photostory, YOU must use Copyright free. When picking a song, research what can be used on YouTube. If it can NOT be used on YouTube, do NOT pick the song.
We have a large collection here on the Public server of Royalty Free music, which means you can use it by simply giving credit to the author.
\\172.17.180.35\public\Powerpoint... Misc Music, Royalty Free. Most of it is Incompetech. There is a Word Document in the folder on what you need to do to use the song in your video. Here is the website http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/licenses/ ...but you don't need to download any of this music...most of it has already been downloaded.
Music Citation: Artist, Album, Song Name, Record company. And include: "Music is included purely for educational & entertainment purposes. I do not own any of this song, or anything associated with said music and no money is being made with this video." Examples:
If you only use ONE song from the Royalty Free music by Kevin MacLeod, here is what you need to put (layout text into various levels of priority).
SONG TITLE: Bathed in the Light
Music by Kevin MacLeod, www.Incompetech.com
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
If you use multiple songs/sounds from the Royalty Free music by Kevin MacLeod, here is what you need to put.
Music by Kevin MacLeod, www.Incompetech.com
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
If you are using a commercial song that is copyrighted, but you know will be allowed on YouTube (because of other vids that feature the song):
Sample of FULL citing to reduce the chance YouTube will yank your video:
Song: Love Story
Music by Taylor Swift
Music is included purely for educational & entertainment purposes.
I do not own any of this song, or anything associated with said music
and no money is being made with this video.
Another website to look at home is muysic4yourvids.co.uk
Review the answer to this question for additional insight to the challenges of putting videos on YouTube: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100309131910AAxBxAC
http://google.about.com/od/googleblogging/qt/audioswapqt.htm - this is for AFTER a video has been uploaded and YouTube has yanked the audio. Or, you have a silent video. This will completely replace the audio track.
http://www.reelseo.com/royalty-free-music/ - a lot of good info
Record your own - The iMac in the NE corner of the room is set up with garage band and you are able to faily easily record your own music. With GarageBand, you will be able to lay down loops with only a little musical inclination.
Although we do NOT use MovieMaker to MAKE videos in class, if you have a video from MM that you plan to put in your DVD, you MUST finalize your project by creating three exports: Full AVI (1.5 GB), QTf (QuickTime full size, no compression...about 650 MB), WebQ (QuickTime Small, 320x240, 50% compression).
For video ideas, refer to the Old Video 3 page...or http://edtech.guhsd.net/video/videoideas.html or http://www.videogenicsproductions.com/school/project_ideas.html
To convert a YouTube video, try this site: http://vixy.net/ It has converted a few for me in the past...however, YMMV as this type of hack is always changing. The challenge is that movies on YouTube are in a non-traditional format...and sort of hidden...but they aren't hidden very well. So, downloading them is not too difficult. Converting them from an FLV (flash video) to AVI (audio video interleave - a compressed video format developed by Microsoft) is the trick. If you don't want to convert them, you can download a FLV Video player. There are several out there...I just use one called "Wimpy FLV Player". It is simple...and seemed to be virus and ADWare free, but again...YMMV...so be forewarned when messing with this stuff. But if you want to do more than just play them on your computer, like use it in a PowerPoint presentation, or email it to somebody, you need to convert it to AVI or some other format. The http://vixy.net/ site offers to convert the movie on their site. All you have to do is give it them the URL of the video on YouTube. It takes a little bit...but then offers to download the video for your, as an AVI, to your computer. They offer several formats so be sure to know what you need (there is even one for converting to an iPod format). Another Video Downloading program is "Video Download Helper available at downloaderhelper.net. It will download just about any video from any site. It is free to use their basic version, but if you want to convert to AVIs and not have a watermark placed on the converted video, you will need to pay for a license. Also, be sure to check the video right after downloading as several videos have required multiple attempts.
http://www.convertmemp3.com/ - Converting a YouTube Video to a song. Even if the video will not work in class, word is it will still grab the song...YMMV.
Convert WMA to AVI
AVI, programs to use to convert uncompressed - http://ask.metafilter.com/50723/Adobe-Premiere-Pro-15-encoding-export-problems
Nikon Shooters: Your camera produces QuickTime clips and will need to be converted to AVI. Go to the Video/Production/Video Production/Video Apps and find MPEG_Streamclip_1.2 - No Install required...run from the folder. UPDATE: The new version of Premier that we are using is supposed to handle the Nikon QuickTime file. Try importing a file. If Premiere Pro 4 crashes, you will need to convert to AVI. Sorry!
Ctrl + B (Batch List)
Add Files - You MIGHT want to test one conversion...take it to Premier to make sure it looks good...but these settings SHOULD work based on past experience.
"Please choose a task" Export to AVI
Compression: Apple DV/DVCPro-NTSC ...then click OPTIONS...confirm aspect ratio...mostly likely should be 16:9 (widescreen) unless you use an old camera then 4:3.
Frame Size: Depending on the source, choose 1920x1280 (HD1080), 1280x720 (HD720), or 720x480 (HD) or 640x480 (SD). You can scale UP or DOWN the video, but only scale up if most of your clips are one type, and you happen to have one that is smaller. It is better to scale down.
Click "To Batch"
Set location to the same folder as your other video files. It will NOT replacement because the two files will be different creator types.
Go (will start the batch) - Depending on the number
How the opening credits of the Forbidden Kingdom were created. I asked online how. This is the answer I got: "An artist cuts all the individual parts of the pictures apart and maps them to planes. Next, the camera is animated along with the some of the planes too. A few of the objects such as the fist near the beginning used a 3d model instead of a simple plane. Overall, the effect is awesome."
http://www.rehanfx.org/products.htm - effects and transitions
1. Determine Theme
2. Write a treatment- where, how, tone, script
o Type into Google Docs. Be sure to set to share with partner for V3.
o Treatment should have about 3 paragraphs of what is happening in the story.
o Include any necessary materials, resources, actors, etc.
3. Make a story board for each major scene
o Draw out at least 12 squares. This does not mean you HAVE to have 12 distinct scenes, but plan out with at least 12 squares 6 or more scenes...so that 2 squares might cover one scene. If you do not have an official SB template, draw your own.
o Indicate camera action, movement, composition, etc.
o Take a picture of the storyboard with your cell phone or other camera BEFORE turning in the storyboard.
Pre-Productions Online Brainstorming
Premier Photostory Tutorial: Two videos have been placed in the Video folder for your review
https://admin.adobe.acrobat.com/_a295153/p35732746/ for a video tutorial on the Keyboard Shortcuts. This is for CS3 (we now have CS4)...but it should be largely the same.
http://blogs.adobe.com/genesisproject/Pr%20Essential%20Kybd%20shortcuts.pdf - PDF of keyboard shortcuts, again, CS3
Premiere Export - Be sure to clue in the file size. There are many Compression and Size settings.
Windows Media will take a long time. Use HDTV 1080p 24 Preset for a pretty good size.
Steps to BEGIN with Premiere
Before starting, create a DropBox folder for "Video Projects"
Set location to Local Drive
Browse to your DropBox folder, make a new folder for Video that you are working on. Be very specific with titles, names, etc. V1 Photostory - Football Frenzy WB1
Name your video...be very specific.
Name the first sequence (this is just for the timeline, but still, give it a good name)
In the Project Panel (upper left), create a Bin for: Titles, Photos, Videos, Songs (title each bin appropriately)
Create your INTRO Titles FIRST. Make two slides...one for the title, one for the credit. Ex. "The Epic Adventure". Slide 2: by Drew Loker This will allow more control and flexibility.
Drag songs/sounds, photos and/or videos into Project Panel (upper left) and store in the correct Bin (Make a new Bin for each...Sounds, Photos, Videos, Titles). Photo Size Note: Your PROBABLY need to resize your photos, especially if you are going to have 50+ photos. SD, HD, SHD (4k) 8mp camera. To resize, select all of the files in a folder, right click of the selected icons, choose Resize Pictures, choose Large (fits a 1920x1080), and allow it to make copies (the default...do NOT "Resize the original pictures"...or you will loose the originals. You COULD choose Custom and set the size of the image
Drag the assets into the time line, starting first with song, especially if you song is the priority.
Slice any inappropriate portions of a song out with the razor and ripple edit.
Resize photo - Manually Size, or select group, right click and "Scale to Frame Size"
Use Snap on or off (s) to position your clips.
Change View of timeline with Alt + Mouse Scroll Wheel or Ctrl +/-
Create captions as titles
Use DUPLICATE title to keep style consistent. Be sure to Duplicate in BIN, not on time line.
Tip: Use the various layers to bring in new items, and to manage the different resources.
For Photostory, you may need to change the SCALE of the image.
Go to Edit/Preferences/General. Look for the option that says "Default scale to frame size." If you had already important pictures, you may have to redo them.
OR, you can right on each image in the timeline and "Scale to Frame Size"
Capture your Video (if using an old video camera with Firewire)
Cue up tape (you can use the computer controls)
if you enter the time at the beginning of your tape, you can try "Scene Detection".
Press the record button
Assembling an animated .gif in Photoshop:
Steps to END with Premiere
Preview your work
Make sure you have a beginning and ending title slide. I can blend with the images, but you need opening and ending credits.
END any music with the last image. Fade the music if necessary.
File Menu: Export, Media - or Ctrl + M
Export Settings...you will run this twice.
Repeat the steps above for the other type. If you have lots of time in class when you are ready to export, do the AVI first, then the FLV. If you are limited to only about 15 minutes, do the FLV first, and do the AVI on your next class day.
Drop the FLV in the Data folder
Encore will be a bitter sweet experience. You will be bitter as you try to figure out...but sweet when you do. Unfortunately, my ability to help you is limited...you will need to learn to use the program on your own...it is part of the challenge.
All items for your DVD get imported as assets into the project.
Remember, you will need AVIs exported from V1 (PS), V2 and V3. You can put your timelapse in there if you finish it quick enough.
Any videos made in Movie Maker (for other classes, etc.) must be saved as DV-AVI, which is NOT the default. If you did not export it correctly...please RE-export it to be included in your DVD. Go to Save Movie File, choose My Computer, Next, Show More Options, Other Settings, choose DV-AVI (NTSC). This will put it in the correct 720x480 format.
Create a menu system with:
Play, Scene Selection and Extras. See instructions below. Map the Public Drive to K to access the templates for Encore.
Make either your V2 or V3 as your MAIN movie.
Put the other movies, the slide show, Bloopers, etc. under a sub menu under extras. You can create your own menu in Photoshop. Just save the image and text as a PSD (don't flatten).
Use Adobe Bridge and navigate to: My Computer/Public/Video/Video Production/Library for Encore/General (or other gallery of your choice) Map the Public Drive to K to access the templates for Encore if you didn't already per the instructions above.
Encore Library is located in the \\172.17.183.49\Public\Video\Video Production\Library for Encore. You will need to map the drive as 'K' if you haven't already.
Try to choose similar themes, specifically, looking for Menu, Scene Selection and a Background (matching but plain with no buttons).
Drag assets to the Panel
Create Timelines for your Video
Link Timelines to the buttons
Play should play Video 2 (although it can be V3 if it is done)
Link Extras to a Blank background creating buttons for your other videos including Photostory and V4.
Create a slideshow for all of your other pictures in a new timeline (create a folder, drag all your pictures in there, set the duration to 1 sec or so, add a song). This will effectively back up all of your pictures to the DVD.
Add music to your Main Menu
Burning your disk
Render Entire Project
Check Project - Resolve all errors
Common errors include
Orphaned menus, buttons, assets. Click on each to resolve. For example, in the case of the errors on the Scene Selection. They will be orphaned unless you link them to a second screen. If you have two scene selection screens (two for the same movie, not 2 different video), then you will delete one or the other arrow to allow movement between the two backgrounds.
No End Action Set - What do you want to happen after say a video plays.
Preview disc checking out the Remote Buttons. to make sure MENU works, Chapter Selections, etc.
if time permits, make a separate fold for a slide show of all your favorites. You can easily build it own timeline, and attach it to your Extra with a new button to have an archive of all of your photos that can be set to play on a DVD player. This will also back up your photos.
Burning the disc
Make sure the disc is inserted first BEFORE clicking to BUILD the disk. This will allow the reader to detect the speed of the disk.
Go to File Menu/Build/Disc
Set Destination to the D; Recorder if not already set. Click Refresh if it doesn't show up.
Change speed to one less than maximum
Confirm size of disc and title project (Year and Name)
General Error: http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/145/859839 Read this if you get an error while trying to burn your disk. There may be other answers...but here is at least one thing to try.
Hardware error problem: http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3bc0e656 probably just a bad disk. But, the disk might still work. Check it out.
Encore Motion Menu
- Import Encore Library
- Public/Video/Video Production/Library for Encore
- Drag selected menu templates into encore
- MUST be a .psd to work
- Specifically for a motion menu video buttons are used for video previews (all others are simply buttons
- Add video button to project (by Dragging)
- link video to video button
- Render motion menu for preview
- File-Render-Motion Menus
- Done Repeat for multiple buttons rendering may take a while
Screenshot of Bridge showing the templates:
Encore Screen Shots:
Create a DVD Cover.
Include a name and a year on the front. Include contents on the back. Be creative with the design. Remember, the right is the front, left is back.
Dimension of the new document.
Slim Case (what I have for purchase in class) - 7-1/8" h x 10-1/2" w (or 7.125" x 10.5"). The spine is about 1/4". 200 Res.
Thick Case (if you are bringing your own): 7-3/16" h x 10-7/8" w (7.3125 x 10.875), The spin is about 1/2". 200 Res. Remember, the right is the front, left is back. The case is just a LITTLE bigger than the slim, but is not as easy to mail via USP First class Mail.
To make the the guides for your spine, click in the left, vertical ruler (Ctrl + R to turn on the rulers) and drag a light blue line to the half way point (half of the width), and then drag out two additional guides to establish the space you have to make your spine. IOW, you are dragging out three guide wires. One in the middle, and the other 2 to establish the width of the spine depending on the above.
Drag graphics to the cover, compose the text, etc. Use the MARQUEE selection tool to cut portion of graphics off that you don't want.
Do this AFTER you have your DVD burning or any other dead time when you are not actively working with a video. IOW, the video is a higher priority than anything else.
Define these words relative to Video Production. Please do NOT just copy and paste. Please try to familiarize yourself with these words.
Use Photography Vocabulary first. Then, if you can't find a term, then use Google to search for the "Video Terminology" (with out the quotes). http://www.filmland.com/glossary/Dictionary.html or www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/rtp/glossary.htm
(look for link to Videography Terms)
special effects generator
MOVIE TERMS - Production Jobs. Familiarize yourself with these jobs for a Focus Quiz. Note: Not all jobs are necessary for class projects. Generally, as a 1 or 2 person team, you are responsible for just about all of the roles covered below. The following are also areas that you can credit at the end of the movie.
Video Review - 4th Focus Test
Know the vocabulary words
Know the Adobe Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts. Take a snapshot of the keyboard shortcut sheet. If you have NOT been using these, the test will be difficult. Take a moment NOW and practice a few in your Video 1 or 2. Some of the keyboard shortcuts aren't really used until Video 2. So, if you haven't had a chance to practice these, BE SURE to just memorize.
Video Review - 5th Focus Test
In the first semester, we will do a Photo Story Slide Show
using Windows Movie Maker. This is to help
introduce the concept of video production as well as gain some experience with a
basic video editing program that exists on just about every computer (well, Macs
have iMovie). This culmination of this project will also be included in your
final DVD as an extra. The Photo Story Slide Show
will consist of still pictures
and music. This assignment that will be
due at the end
3rd 6 weeks,
but your pictures
should be from the entire semester,
not just one event. I
will show you an example so that you can begin brainstorming right away for
what you will want your slide show to be like so you can be shooting along the
way. Do NOT wait until the 3rd 6 weeks to be shooting this assignment.
b. PSA Video Assignment.
Individual project. PSA stands for Public Service Announcement. Each person will
produce two in-camera PSA's of approximately 30 seconds in length each, on two
different public service topics. Like the Video Story 1, this is to be done
entirely in camera editing only. This is to be a video that could be shown on
commercial TV and taken seriously.
V4 Update - A new project replacing a long tradition of a LARGE GROUP Video
Projection that dates back to 1992 (when I first started teaching at Central and
the then West Brook teacher shared his video curriculum with me which included a
class video and I only had 6 2nd year students)
Group Video Project:
Group Project (2-4). This is a larger production setup with an entire
Production: Crew, set, sound, the whole thing. A
Producer will be assigned to manage the project and is ultimately
responsible for the project. Begin brainstorming topics for this
project now and begin shooting simultaneously after the initial individual video
has been completed. An example of this type of video is the documentary of
“Prison Life: How I got here”. Another was “Class of 1997” a Senior Video…note,
this involved a lot of shooting sessions and some after hours work to have it
aired over the Channel 1 monitors at the end of the year. Over
the last couple of years, the feasibility of even a small group meeting to get a
pretty large project like this done has been greatly diminished. Partly because
I myself have become disenfranchised with the idea of forcing 5 people to
produce a video, with 1 person frequently doing all of the work, while 2-3
people in the group do nothing. But also because we have moved to a much more
VIRTUAL/online society and at this point, I have not developed a plan for a
group project to be completed online.