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Next Assignment: Music Video

For this assignment, you will create a video accompanied by the audio of the song of your choice.

LENGTH WILL BE BETWEEN 3 AND 5 MINUTES. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH SHOTS TO LAST THROUGH THE WHOLE SONG.

THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL BE A GROUP PROJECT, SO EACH PERSON HAS TO TURN IN THEIR OWN EDIT.

REQUIRED: ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE ONE SCENE THAT DEMONSTRATES MASTERY OF THREE POINT LIGHTING.

Trying using a song that tells a story, and create a video to tell that story. The story in your head that you see when you close your eyes.

Keep it clean, keep it focused, and make it good.

Video due on June 17th, 2015.

Your script will be a two column script, one column will have what the viewer sees, and the other column will have lyrics in the song that correspond with what is happening on screen.

This video will be your final video of the semester. Your final exam will be a portfolio project.

  • How well the music is synced up to the video. 12pts
  • How much a story you tell with the song. 14pts
  • Variety of Camera Angles 14pts
  • Editing matches the beat of the music. 12pts
  • Script clearly lays out what happens in the film, shot by shot. 12pts
  • Script uses proper formatting 12pts
  • Video has a fade in and fade out, with Credit Roll.12pts
  • Video has a professional feel.12pts

Script is here —->2 column video script.

TURN IN YOUR SCRIPT BY DOING THE FOLLOWING:

1. Upload your script to Google Drive.

2. Right click on the file.

3. Click Share & Click Shareable Link.

4. Copy the URL and paste it to THIS POST AS A COMMENT.

Video 1:Group Project: Conversation with Multiple Camera Angles

For our first group project you will work in groups of no more than two. You will write a 2-3 minute scene that is a conversation between at least two people from multiple camera angles. This means that you shoot the scene several times, from different camera angles. Use the video tutorial above for guidance as to how to edit a conversation from multiple camera angles.

  • Have a fade in at the beginning, and a fade out at the end.
  • Capture clean, quality sound.
  • Use any of the tutorials we have currently viewed for help on these.
  • Use the rule of thirds.
  • Use the 180 degree rule.
  • Do not have any copyrighted material, everything must be copyright cleared.
  • Use http://live.freeplaymusic.com for music.
Video is due on May 5th, 2015
Process:
  1. Use Adobe Story to write out your script. Remember to format for dialog and characters.
  2. Storyboard every shot, draw them out so you can see how far away your camera is.
  3. Shoot the scene several times, from different camera angles.
  4. Edit and Export to Youtube.
  • File/Export/Movie
  • Upload .avi file to Youtube

Response Required: Respond to this post with three ideas for this project. Write in complete sentences and supply as much information as possible. Sign up for the idea you like the best. Then you will get together in groups and start writing the script.

Next Week’s Assignment: Transitions

Lesson 5: Editing Techniques – tutorial from FíS IADT on Vimeo.

Graphic Match

Yale Film School

http://classes.yale.edu/film-analysis/

Using this as a guide, create a One Minute Video where you demonstrate knowledge of the following transtitions.

THIS WILL BE A INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP PROJECT. EACH PERSON NEEDS TO TURN IN THEIR OWN EDIT.

You will label each transition.

  • Jump Cut
  • Dissolve
  • Wipe
  • Graphic Match
  • Cross Cutting
  • Iris

Due on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Video 1: Video Assignment: Multiple Camera Angles

List of Additional Camera Angles

Using the above clip as an inspiration, create a 30-45 second video with multiple camera angles.  Using Text in Adobe Premiere File/New/Title

ALL FOOTAGE MUST BE IN FOCUS OR YOU WILL SHOOT THE FOOTAGE AGAIN.

Showcase at least five different camera angles that when put together create a clear story.

Choose one of these prompts, or make up your own:

Choices,

  • Late
  • Secret Identity
  • Message in a Bottle
  • Wrong Number
  • Crossed Wires
  • Spy Movie,
  • Passing Notes,

Step 1: Storyboard using the storyboard sheets on my photo printer, or print off your own.

Step 2: Shoot using a tripod.SHOTS SHOULD BE STEADY AND STILL

Step 3: Capture into Premiere

Step 4:Edit clips into a story

Step 5: Add Titles, labels  to All Shots

Step 6: File/Export/Movie when you are done

Step 7: Upload to YouTube

Step 8: Post YouTube link to this post as a comment.

DUE DATE: ASSIGNMENT IS DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21st.

EXERCISE: For today, give me three different script ideas for this first assignment, what will happen in your story? Give as many details as possible. Leave a detailed comment in the comment field below.

Camera Angles HERE

THIS WILL BE A GROUP PROJECT. GROUPS OF 2-3 PEOPLE, EVERYONE TURNS IN THEIR OWN EDIT.

Next Video Challenge: Low Key Lighting: 30 Second Character Monologue

lowkeytut-1

For the next Video Project, you will each, INDIVIDUALLY, do a 30 second character sketch using Low Key Light. You will need to use the studio to do this.

Your video will feature a character telling you about their life, in 30 seconds. Use the low light to compliment the content of what the character says.

Example.

INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT

The shot opens with a wide shot of a woman sitting on a stool in a dark room. Light crosses her face on one side. The following is a letter she has written to her husband.

CLAIRE:

It’s the kids, Michael, you never made them a priority. You went on and on about personal responsibility, but you were too busy making money to pay attention to the two things you should’ve paid attention to. And for that we are over. You’ve done this, not me, not James, not Simon, but you. I really wish you could see what you’ve done, and apologize for it, but I know better than that. I’m writing this to you now to clear myself of any guilt or wrong doing. It will take a long time for you to see this, but one day, a long time from now, you will.

Don’t try to call me, don’t try to text me, the phone’s been dumped and left here for you to sort this out.

The monologue should reveal much of what is happening in a FICTIONAL STORY THAT YOU MAKE UP. For 30 seconds of video, make sure the script is long enough.

KEEP IT ON ONE SHOT, WITH A SLOW ZOOM.

You will be graded on the following:

  • Composition of the shot. This includes Rule of Thirds.
  • The quality of lighting a low key, or low lit shot.
  • The quality of script, how engaging the monologue is to the audience.
  • How well the camera zooms in.
  • How well the music lines up with the action.
  • Fade in Fade Out.

3O second lighting challenge is due on 12/17, Friday before break. THIS IS ONLY 30 SECONDS OF VIDEO.

RESPOND TO THIS POST WITH A Character’s name and the situation they are in to get you started. POST THIS TO THIS POST AS A COMMENT.

 

Music Video – Final Video Project

 

For the Music Video – Final Project, you will create a 3-5 minute story to accompany a song of your choosing. The song must be school appropriate. No bleeping out words either, if the song has one or two curse words, we can work with fading out the lyrics here and there, but too much is too much!

 

The Video will be graded on the following:

 

Lighting – Is the subject well lit, or does the image look dark and murky?

Sound – Can the viewer hear the song and is it not too loud?

Composition – Is the rule of thirds being used, what kind of angles.

Shot Variety – Is the entire video shot from one angle or is there a variety of shots?

Editing & Pacing – Does the video flow well or does it seem choppy?

Story – Does the story match the song, and is the story satisfying?

In addition to the criteria above, the project must contain the following.

  1. Five seconds of black video (File/New/ Black Video) at the start and finish of the video.
  2. A title at the beginning with the name of the song and the artist.
  3. Must have a fade in at the beginning and a fade out at the end – Transitions/Dissolve/Fade to Black.
  4. Must have a credit roll, Title/Default Roll – with the following information – Song title and artist, editor, lighting,
  5. sound, written by, producer, director.

The Music Video will be posted to youtube or vimeo with the link copy and pasted to his page on or before June 16th, 2014. THIS WILL BE A GROUP PROJECT. POST YOUR IDEAS ON WHAT SONG YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO AND SIGN UP FOR GROUPS THE WAY YOU’VE DONE ALL SEMESTER. POST IDEAS HERE.

 

MP3 Files can be found in my pick up box. Or provided by the director.(you)hhscte/astrong/pick up box/shortcut to mp3/mp3

THIS PROJECT IS NOT FOR SENIORS. YOU WON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO WORK ON THIS.