Bio

Make a 55 to 65 second biographical video about yourself.

Piece should contain both A-roll and B-roll, and should stand alone with no further introduction or explanation.

Think about good locations to shoot around the school during class.

You can shoot new B-roll video for this project and/or you can use existing video (preferred) and/or still images that you already have.

Your piece can also include music if you wish, but it is not required.

*** You must have copyright clearance (permission) for any material you use in your video! ***

If someone took a photo or video of you, make sure you have their permission to use it.

Music must be royalty free or you must have written permission from the composer/artist to use it. Use terms like "(Dramatic music starts)" in your script to describe what sort of music you want to find if you don't yet have a piece cleared for use.

Tips:

Keep it fairly simple. Tell us a little about yourself, and then about some of your hobbies. One short story about something you've experienced will easily fill 30 seconds of your video and can be very engaging.

Plan B-roll for edit points. And any time we're seeing B-roll, you'll be able to read your script from the paper without having to memorize it.

This assignment is worth 200 points. It does not have to be perfect, however do the best you can do to pay attention to quality as you work.

Due by 7:50am Friday, 9/29, as FirstnameLastname_Bio_2017.avi in E:\\2017-2018\Bios on edit computer.


Bio Script

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/frDc4VhtWHdQaQ6b2

Read textbook chapters 5 & 6.

http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp005.htm

http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp006.htm 

Write a script for a 55 to 65 second biographical video about yourself.

Use 2-column format.

There is a template in the shared folder of the Google Drive. Please right click and *make a copy* with a new filename BEFORE you start working.

*** You will actually be producing this video over the next couple of weeks.

Piece should contain both A-roll and B-roll, and should stand alone with no further introduction or explanation.

You will be shooting the A-roll of you talking about yourself next week, so plan accordingly. Think about good locations to shoot around the school during class.

You can shoot new B-roll video for this project and/or you can use existing video (preferred) and/or still images that you already have.

Your piece can also include music if you wish, but it is not required.

*** You must have copyright clearance (permission) for any material you use in your video! ***

If someone took a photo or video of you, make sure you have their permission to use it.

Music must be royalty free or you must have written permission from the composer/artist to use it. Use terms like "(Dramatic music starts)" in your script to describe what sort of music you want to find if you don't yet have a piece cleared for use.

Tips:

Keep it fairly simple. Tell us a little about yourself, and then about some of your hobbies. One short story about something you've experienced will easily fill 30 seconds of your video and can be very engaging.

Plan B-roll for edit points. And any time we're seeing B-roll, you'll be able to read your script from the paper without having to memorize it.

Due end of class Wednesday 9/20, published link submitted via website link above.


Storyboard

A Storyboard of a film version of a commonly known story, as told by the Antagonist (the "other perspective" to the "hero").

Should be 5 or more panels long, include any dialogue / other notes on the sheet.

Drawn on paper! Template here: http://jdhsvideo.org/StoryboardBlank.pdf

Due start of class Wednesday 9/13


Skit

Prepare a 3 - 5 minute skit to present to the class on Tuesday (9/12/17).

Work in groups of 3 as assigned.

Topic for the scene is "Something needs fixing".

All group members don't have to be (but can be) on the "same side" ... having opposing viewpoints or characters can add drama and/or comedy to a scene.

Skit should have 3 clear stages:

A beginning: set the scene; who, what, where...

A middle: create or escalate the situation to create drama / conflict / buildup.

An end: resolve the conflict or deliver the punch-line. How do you want to leave your audience feeling / thinking?


Found Videos - Fall 2017 - 2

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/1VnQpMKKCAGZQVP22 

Submit a link to a Youtube, Vimeo, or other online video that you like. Defend why you like the video.

Video topic: Show a process. How to make or do something. How is something made/ created? How does something happen?

Video should be shorter than about 2 - 3 minutes max.

(In Youtube you can right click and “Copy video URL at current time” to submit a link to a specific point in a longer video.)

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Due start of class Tuesday 9/5


Story pitch

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/sbmF7W0RdipQ6Cvt1

Read modules

2 "Program Proposals & Treatments" http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp002.htm

3 "Holding Viewer Attention" http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp003.htm 

4 "Production Steps" http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp004.htm 

from digital textbook: http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp_ind.htm 

Then...

Prepare a pitch for a short video.

Topic of video is free choice.

Pitch to include a short (approximately 0.5 page) written treatment / program proposal and a short presentation to the executives (the class).

Written treatment to include a brief overview of the target audience, content of the video, cast/talent, and location/setting ideas.

Written material be be returned as published Google-Doc link via form posted above *before* class on Friday 9/1.

On Friday 9/1, students will make a short (1-2 minute) oral pitch explaining and "selling" their idea to the class.

Grade: 40 points for written treatment, 40 points for oral pitch.


Found Videos - Fall 2017 - 1

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/D80mB9DeuK1j82eT2

Submit a link to a Youtube, Vimeo, or other online video that you like. Defend why you like the video.

Video topic: Free Choice

Video should be shorter than about 2 - 3 minutes max.

(In Youtube you can right click and “Copy video URL at current time” to submit a link to a specific point in a longer video.)

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Also, please provide your Google login address so that we can grant you access to the shared Google Drive

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Due start of class Friday 8/26