Mini Documentary

200 points

An approximately 2-minute video about a JDHS activity, program or class.

List of CTE courses: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HgA4B8S7HHmLMEgUUXIQ5RtQXs86qNOunGYf7rObAoU/pub

List of Winter Activities: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0nmrRBFWIE6SzV2anJreGhROTA

Work in pairs.

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.

Plan on interviewing at least one teacher, advisor, or staff member as well as at least one student about your topic.

You will be shooting B-roll for this project.

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 you are using any photos in your piece, 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.

Deliverable: E:\2017-2018\MiniDocs\Name1_Name2_Subject.avi  (Example: \Mikko_Carin_VideoCrew.avi)

Due by Start of class Thursday 12/21.


5 Photos

Read the following chapters from the online textbook:

22: Composition - Setting the Scene (http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp022.htm)

23: Elements of Composition - I (http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp023.htm)

24: Elements of Composition - II (http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp024.htm)

25: Elements of Composition - III (http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp025.htm)

Then...

Tell a story about some aspect of school life in 5 photographs.

No text, dialogue, explanation, or supporting material of any kind is allowed. Tell the story in just the 5 photos.

Pay attention to composition, lighting, exposure, and focus. You can use the camera in manual or automatic mode, but the images should be good quality.

Consider writing a script, storyboard, or shot list before you shoot.

You can shoot using a school DSLR (recommended) or Point-And-Shoot camera, or your own camera or cellphone. You will be graded on image quality, which can be difficult to achieve well with a cellphone, it should only be your last resort.

You may not edit the photographs outside the camera after they have been taken. (No cropping or filters!)

You may shoot more than 5 images, but you must select the 5 and their display order by indicating so in the filename.

Images should be saved into the E:\2017-2018\5_Photos\ folder as YourName_1.jpg, YourName_2.jpg and so on.

You will be graded on both the technical and aesthetic quality of the images, and the overall story told in them.

Due: Thursday 12/7/17, 7:50AM.


Free Choice Video

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/T441j8N4neARckmv1

You may work in groups of 3 or 4 people for this project. The delivered products will be graded the same for the whole team; BUT the grades may be adjusted for each person depending on their demonstrated participation. If we see one person in the team doing all the work, they will get a higher grade than the others.

An under 3 minute video on a topic of your choice.

Content and structure of the video should be appropriate to the style, and should stand alone with no further introduction or explanation.

You should be shooting all original video for this piece. Use of prior acquired or stock video or images should be extremely limited to only if necessary. You will be marked down for unnecessary stock/archive material used in you video.

Your piece can also include music if appropriate, but it is not required. (Unless you are making a music video!)

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

If using stock/archive material, you must produce written 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.

Everyone appearing in your video must have a signed Media/Talent Release

Tips:

Keep it fairly simple. 2 minutes is just long enough to set a scene and tell a very simple story with maybe a reveal, twist, or punchline at the end.

A :30 commercial should be exactly 30 seconds and zero frames. Again, keep it simple and edit your script hard to get it to length while keeping interest going.

Comedy is fun to watch, but very hard to make. Drama is a much easier genre.

Keep in mind locations and talent you have access to.

Due by END OF DAY Thursday 11/30, Folder & Filename on Edit Media drive link submitted via website link.


Found Videos - Fall 2017 - 4

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/M3gKlQk2rFM2YcgY2

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

Video topic: Lighting. Find a video with dramatic lighting.

Video should be 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 Wednesday 11/8


Free Choice Video - Script

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/pHL9S9mB9eb5gLmz1

You may work in groups of up to 3 people for this project. The delivered products will be graded the same for the whole team; BUT the grades may be adjusted for each person depending on their demonstrated participation. If we see one person in the team doing all the work, they will get a higher grade than the others.

Write a script for a under 3 minute video on a topic of your choice.

Video should *not* be a news or documentary piece.

Video topic ideas:

 * Short film. Under 3 minutes. Produced like a mini movie. Can be any genre.

 * An (exactly) :30 second mock commercial. **Do NOT feature a real product or company!**

 * A promotional video for a real school class or activity.

 * A music video. As always, you must have copyright permission to the music.

 * Or another idea of your choosing

Verbally pitch your idea to a teacher before you begin so we can greenlight your project.

Use a script format applicable to your video. Short films should use screenplay format, other should use 2 column.

You should be shooting all original video for this piece. Use of prior acquired or stock video or images should be extremely limited to only if necessary. You will be marked down for unnecessary stock/archive material used in you video.

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

If using stock/archive material, you must produce written 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.

Everyone appearing in your video must have a signed Media/Talent Release: http://jdhsvideo.org/JDHSVideoMediaTalentRelease.pdf

Due by START OF CLASS Wednesday 11/8, link submitted via website or file emailed to news@jdhsvideo.org 200 points


Found Videos - Fall 2017 - 3

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/tiDPgCmo94FbNSFS2 

Read textbook chapters 37, 38, 39 and 40 on audio & microphones.

http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp037.htm 

http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp038.htm 

http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp039.htm 

http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp040.htm 

Then...

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

Video topic: Sound. Find a video with interesting sound. Listen for good quality, mixing, levels, mastering, and of course content!

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 Friday 10/6.


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, 10/6, 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