EDUC 514



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Students are exposed to basics in video project composition. Activities include learning how to build visually effective shots, how to use music to enhance the feel of the presentation, and how to create a movie project that is designed to keep a student’s attention in the context of teaching standards-based material.

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Assignment: Final Video Production

BertoBefore shooting, please:

Remember that you “make” the movie three times: 1) when you write it; 2) when you shoot it; 3) when you edit it. The moral: prepare properly for a shoot.

While shooting:

  • Ensure subjects are properly lit.
  • Implement the rule of thirds.
  • Use all nine different shot types.
  • Shoot to edit.

After shooting:

  • Upload video to computer.
  • Import footage into editing software.
  • Edit footage

Please review the rubric as you are working on your assignment. The rough cut is due week 8. A rough cut does not have to be perfect. However, it does need to have every scene filmed and placed in order, and should be complete enough to share with others to solicit feedback. The final commercial is due week 9.

Assignment: Movie Trailer

digital projection is a beautiful thing Create a “movie trailer”, or a slideshow, to use as an anticipatory set for an upcoming lesson using only music and still images. Before beginning, complete the Movie Trailer Form.

The trailer can be an introduction to a book, thematic unit, topic, or lesson. Compose music, or use licensed music, to create an appropriate mood for the trailer. The movie trailer should be 30-90 seconds long. It must focus on an academic area and address a content standard. Present the trailer to the class as an mp4 quicktime movie.

Here is an example for a unit on the ocean.