Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Week 31 2016 Film Intro

March 28 - April 1, 2016

Objective: Edit multiple layers of video
Assignment: Create a Production Company Intro using Photoshop & After Effects
Details: 2 Animations, 1 Special effect (green screen), 1 sound effect. Export to .mov

Video Tutorials

Monday, March 21, 2016

Week 30 2016 Animated Gif

March 21 - 24, 2016

Objective: Edit Video Clips in Photoshop
Assignment: Animated Gif
Details: Animate two layers and save for web to create animated gif.

Photoshop: Creating an animated gif

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Week 29b 2016 Camera Tech

March 14 - 18, 2016

Download the following worksheet: Camera Tech


-Shot List

Post Production

-Capture Footage
-Exporting Assignment: Shot List
Links: http://www.thewildclassroom.com/wildfilmschool/gettingstarted/camerashots.html
DISCUSSION: Log on to your Canvas account to complete your assignment.

Camera Shots, Angles, and Movements

I’m sure you’re itching to start shooting.  In fact, I bet you already have, but do you know the tricks of the trade?  Do you know the industry standards?  Before you start making a new style for yourself, you better know what tools you have to choose from.

Rule of ThirdsProper framing

The first thing to learn is how to frame your subject.  If you’re a still photographer you’ll already know about the rule of thirds.  This works for filmmaking as well.  Notice the website below. 
The rule of thirds:
This is a general principle in photography, which is generally considered to make shots more appealing to the eye.  One can easily visualize this rule by taking a frame and dividing the horizontal piece into three equal sections and dividing the vertical in three equal sections.  This creates 9 equal sections.  Where these sections meet are four points on the frame.  By aligning the central object into these points of the frame (often called the power points), instead of centering the object, you get more aesthetically and professional-looking shots.
However, we should note that while we describe this as the RULE of thirds, it might better be used as a guideline. 
Common uses of this rule in video are:
  • Framing an interview: The eyes of your subject should fall in one of the upper powerpoints and the subject should be looking towards the empty space on the frame.
  • Shooting a horizon: Rather than position the horizon on the center of the frame, align it along the upper or lower third depending on what you want to emphasize.  For example, if you’re shooting a cloud time-lapse you will want two-thirds of the shot centered on the sky.

Basic Camera Shot types:

Extreme Wide Shots (EWS) act to establish the area.
Wide Shots (WS) show the entire person or area.  They’re great for establishing the scene and allow for good action of the characters.  Sometimes this is known as the long shot.
Medium Shots (MS) frame the subject from the waste up.  This is the most common shot and allows for hand gestures and motion.
Medium Close Ups (MCU) shots show the subject in more detail and are often framed from just below the shoulders to the top of the head.
Close Ups (CU) show a particular part of your subject.  For people this usually means the shot frames just the head!
Extreme Close Ups (ECU) are much tighter close-up shots in which you get detail greater than the human eye might be able to normally perceive.  An example of this shot might be of the mouth and eyes together
Camera Shots and Angles

Advanced Camera Shot Types

Two Shot: This is a shot of two peoples (or other individuals) together. 
Cut Away (CA): Cutaways are used in the editing process to fill in footage which is different from the main action.  B-roll is often used for cut-aways.  An example might be a cut away of a bird singing if the shot is focused on a couple in the woods. 
Over the Shoulder Shots (OSS) are shot from behind the person towards their subject.  Generally the frame is cut off just behind the ear, although there are several variations.  A good technique to use to get this shot is to frame the person facing the subject with about one third of the frame.
Point of View (POV): This is an effective shot that gives the audience the feel that you’re seeing it from the eyes of the performer.  It is taken from near the eye-level of the actor and shows what he might see.  It could be used to give the perspective of other animals too like a frog, a bird, or a fish.
Selective Focus: By using a large aperture value (f/1.4, f/2.0) you will be able to create a shallow depth of field.  This effectively leaves one part of the frame in focus while blurring others, such as the foreground or background.  When you change the focus in the shot from the foreground to the background you’re doing another advanced camera shot called a rack focus.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Week 29 2016 Film Project

March 14 -18, 2016

Group Film Projects
Assignment: Script, Storyboard, Shot list


-Shot list

Post Production 

-Capturing Footage

Film Project (400pts)
-100pts (Script, Storyboard, Shot List)
-100pts (Group Intro)
-50pts ( Title, Credits)
-50pts (5 Camera Angles)
-50pts (2 Sound FX)
-50pts (Export video clip)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Week 28 2016 Video Editing

March 7 - 11, 2016

Objective: Brainstorm ideas for video.
Assignment: PSA Video (Sun Safe Video Contest)
  • You may work in teams of 1-4 students.
  • You may use any recording device (smart phone, video camera, etc.)
  • PSAs may be NO LONGER than ONE MINUTE.
  • You MUST follow all copyright laws! Failure to follow contest rules will result in immediate disqualification.

Link: http://healthcare.utah.edu/dermatology/news/2016/sun-safe-video-contest.php

Group Film Projects
Assignment: Script, Storyboard, Shot list

Objective: Edit Video Clips
Assignment: Re Edit Movie Trailer -100 pts
Description: Download and re-edit a movie trailer in iMovie. Find a movie on YouTube then download using keepvid.com.

Show the following skills in your re-edit of a movie trailer:
-Slice Video Clips
-Add Titles
-Add Effects: (examples: lighting effects, slow motion, reverse clip etc..)
-Add Transitions
-Remove and Add Sound
-Export or render clips into a stand alone movie.

Video Tutorials

Firefox: Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express



YouTube Convert and Download

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Week 27 2016 Submit Animation

February  29 - March 4, 2016

Assignment: Final Animation

-100 Storyboard
-100 Five Backgrounds
-100 Five Characters
-100 Five Sound FX
-100 Title & Credits
-100 Detail & Quality
-100 Animation

Total Points 700

Assignment: Update Portfolio
Details: Export 6 or more still images (.jpg) of your animated cartoon (.swf) and upload to your online portfolio.

Creating Buttons and Menu

Photoshop Assignments