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Week of 4/27

posted Apr 27, 2015, 8:09 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Apr 28, 2015, 6:04 AM ]
MakerFest projects for CDAT students are due at the end of the week.

We will give students an open work day Monday, as they will most likely not have one in other classes due to EOCT's (Milestones tests).

Starting Tuesday, we're going to do some video editing, because it's fun and a very useful communication tool.

Here are some video tutorials:  http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-premiere-pro-cs5/
You should be able to know the resolution of your video, upload it to your software, splice it, add titles, add transitions.  Don't worry about angles, views, etc. yet, just how to edit.

I will show a sample, then some basics.  We will also be doing some special effects in After Effects:  http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-after-effects-cs5/

By the end of next week, you will need to do the following:
  • Outline the movie you're going to make (in writing,  be a director and script writer!)  - movies must be acceptable content according to school standards - would you want to sit next to Dr. G and your Mom while watching your movie?
  • Schedule when you are going to shoot film, edit film.  You can't use that Microsoft animal film, you must find or make other sources.
  • Demonstrate the following techniques:
    • Titles
    • Transitions
    • Sounds effects and/or music (in addition to sound from film)
    • Ending credits
      • List credits for any sources of movie clips, sounds, art, etc.
Your movie will be shown to the class at the end of next week.  It is limited to 2 minutes.  You may work in as a pair or alone.
Spend a day or two learning the software a bit, and writing your script/storyboard, as well as writing your schedule.

Keep it simple!!  The fewer people and effects the better.  Also, film the same thing multiple times, from multiple angles.  And, you can always separate the sound from the video, so you can show one thing while hearing another.

I will be looking for your plan and script/storyboard by Thursday, 4/30.