Free Choice Video - Script

Return link: https://goo.gl/forms/pHL9S9

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 an 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 9/25

Grade: 70 points

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Story pitch

Return link: https://forms.gle/tkSxDNqpQYw7zvVz7

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 Wednesday 9/18.

On Wednesday 9/18, students will make a short (1-2 minute) oral pitch explaining and "selling" their idea to the class.

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


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 5_Photos” folder in the shared Google Drive 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: Friday, September 13th, 8:00 am


Found Videos - Fall 2019 - 2

Return link: https://forms.gle/Tc7mbeUNYBhfZrTq6

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

Video topic: B-Roll. Find a video with good B-Roll.

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 Wednesday 9/11


Bio

Make a 30 to 60 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 Thursday, 9/5, in E:\\2019-2020\Bios on edit computer.


Bio Script

Return link: https://forms.gle/TBCCL9QGDN3hM9vo6

Read textbook chapters 5 & 6.

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

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

Write a script for a 30 to 60 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.

NEW DEADLINE: Due start of class Thursday 8/29, published link submitted via website link above.

Grade: 70 points.


Found Videos - Fall 2019 - 1

Return link: https://forms.gle/rupFtNp84Cj7Hj898

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 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 Thursday 8/22

Grade: 20 points


Media Release*

Return in person!

You and your parent/guardian must read & sign the Media / Talent Release and return to the teacher.

Lost your copy? Download and print another here: http://jdhsvideo.org/JDHSVideoMediaTalentRelease.pdf

This assignment is required for all students in the Video Production class.

Due no later than the start of class Friday 8/23