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.

Assignment: Autobiography Production

Wetpaint Parody Commercials

As you polish your rough cut, consider:

  • Making faster cuts/edits.
  • Deleting footage that is flawed.
  • Adding an insert (INS) to speed up the pace.
  • Recording additional material (if your commercial is now too short).
  • Checking that all type is easily read (and spelled correctly).

Before class begins on week 7:

  • Ensure the video is exactly 29 seconds long.
  • Edit footage into a final cut.
  • Ensure music is licensed for use.

Please review the rubric as you are working on your assignment.