GDES 74 - Digital Video with Final Cut Pro


Projects and Homework

Fall 2008
Day Subject for the Day Due Next Time
Day 1 Introductions.
Look at work.
Video Basics.

Read the Introduction and Chapter 1 in Real World Digital Video.

Bring in cameras next time.

Day 2 Lab Day.  
Day 3

  • Look at "One Hour" video.
  • Basic shot types.
  • Camera operation.
  • Finish Video Basics.

Bring in Cameras.
Read Chapter 4 in Real World Digital Video.

Assignment 1: Make a shot list of a scene with at least 2 people talking or doing something fairly simple.

Use word or some other text editor. A shot list is a less formal version of a storyboard; a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots.
Watch with the sound off and write down a shot list of the first 10 shots of the scene or interview. Indicate what kind of shot it is and give a short description of the scene.
For Example:
Shot 1. 2 shot/MS of a man and a woman sitting facing each other
Shot 2. MS of woman asking a question
Due next week.


Assignment 2: Document a place in a 30sec to 1 min video. Use In-Camera-Editing(do not edit with software). Practice different kinds of shots. Make sure you have at least 10 different shots. Try different focal lengths, angles and other variables. For extra challenge, document the same place again, making it look totally different. Due in 2 weeks.

Day 4
Lab Day. Nothing required today in class. Shoot Assignment 2 on your own.
Day 5
Sept. 22
Bring in cameras again. Make sure to bring connection cables for capture. Assignment 1(shot list) due
Day 6 Lab Day.  
Day 7
Sept. 29
  • Capture Assignment 1 if necessary
  • Look at Assignment 1
  • Begin types of Cuts and Transitions
  • Intro Assignment 3
  • Make groups for Assignment 3
  • Storyboards

Assignment 2 Due. Bring in and we will transfer dv file.

Start Assignment 3

Day 8 Lab Day. Shoot Assignment 3
Day 9
Oct. 6
  • Talk about continuity
  • Work on Assignment 3 in class
Shoot Assignment 3
Day 10
Lab Day. Shoot Assignment 3(if necessary)
Day 11
Oct. 13

Look at Assignment 3

Assignment 3 Due

Assignment 4: Create a short video from the options below. This can be a group assignment, or you can find help from outside of class.

  1. Option 1:Create a short, 1 to 3 minute documentary about a person or event. The documentary must include at least 1 interview shot for the documentary.
  2. Option 2: Make a short, silent movie(examples would be Bad Animals and One Hour).

A treatment is due next week. A treatment is a written description of your story. For this project, it should be 2-4 paragraphs. See The Production Process for more detail.

Day 12
Lab Day. Work on treatment and editing exercises for Final Cut Pro.
Day 13 Treatment for assignment 4 due
Day 14
Lab Day.  
Day 15
Oct. 27
Continue work on Assignment 4
Day 16
Lab Day.  
Day 17
  • Documentary Editing Patterns
  • Audio
    • mics
    • voice over tool
  • More FCP Editing
  • work in progress check
Work in Progress check for Assignment 4:
Bring in what you have shot. Ideally, you will be almost done shooting by this day.
Day 18 Lab Day.  

Day 19
Nov. 10

  • Look at Assignment 4
  • Intro Final Project
  • Scripts
    • from Ch. 2 of book
  • Crew lists
  • Finish audio
    • Voice over tool

    Final Cut Pro
  • Continue editing exercise
  • Markers
  • Subclips

Assignment 4 Due

Start Final Project

Day 20
Lab Day.  
Day 21
Nov. 17
Lighting Demo Final Project Treatment due
Day 22
Lab Day.  
Day 23
  • Look at Assignment 4
  • Finish Lighting
  • Voice over tool
  • Cast/Crew
  • Lower thirds

Continue Final Project

Extra Credit if early:
Storyboard/Shot List Final Project

Day 24
Lab Day.  
Day 25
Dec. 1
  • Finish Looking at Assignment 4
  • Watch ednet winner
  • Voice over tool
  • Cast/Crew
  • Tools
  • Viewers choice
    • Effects
    • soundtrack pro
    • after effects

Storyboard/Shot List due for Final Project

Work in Progress Check for Final Project(rough cut)

Day 26
Lab Day.  
Day 27

Look at Final Project

Review for Final Exam

  • finish effects
  • soundtrack pro
  • after effects
Final Project Due
Day 28
Lab Day.  
Day 29
Dec. 15

Look at Final Project

Final Exam

Bring in your Semester Lab Record filled out for the semester.

Look at Final Project

Final Exam


Fall 2006
Day Subject for the Day Due Next Time
Day 1 Introductions.
Look at work.
Video Basics.
Demo Shoot and capture.

Read Chapters 3 and 4 in The Digital Filmaking Handbook.

Bring in cameras next time.

Day 2 Lab Day.  
Day 3

Labor Day Holiday No Class
Day 4
Lab Day.  
Day 5
Video Basics.
Camera operation.

Bring in Cameras.
Read Chapter 7 in The Digital Filmaking Handbook.

Go through Chapter 1 in Final Cut Pro Tutorial Book.

Assignment 1: Document a place in a 30sec to 1 min video. Use In-Camera-Editing(do not edit with software). Practice different kinds of shots. Make sure you have at least 10 different shots. Try different focal lengths, angles and other variables. For extra challenge, document the same place again, making it look totally different. Due in 2 weeks.

Day 6 Lab Day.  
Day 7

Demo basic capture.

Continue Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Make a shot list of an interview or scene with 2 people talking using word or some other text editor. A shot list is a less formal version of a storyboard; a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots.
Watch Turn the sound off and write down a shot list of the first 10 shots of the scene or interview. Give a short description of the scene and show what kind of shot it is.
For Example:
Shot 1. 2 shot/MS of Barbara and Arnold sitting facing each other.
Shot 2. MS of Barbara asking first question

Day 8 Lab Day.  
Day 9
  • Finish composition
  • Shots for the Editor
  • Analyzing a scene
  • Capture video
  • Look at Assignment 1
  • Begin types of Cuts and Transitions
  • Logging
  • Storyboard

Assignment 1 Due. Bring in and we will transfer dv file.

Assignment 2 Due (shot list from interview or scene).

Assignment 3: This is group assignment. Recreate a dialogue scene or interview using 1 of the scenes or interviews you created a shot list for in Assignment 2. You can also use a new scene, or create one of your own. Do at least the first 10 shots or so of the scene.

Day 10
Lab Day.  
Day 11

  • Look at Assignment 1
  • Finish Types of Cuts and Transitions
  • Film grammar
  • Finish Logging
  • Look at storyboards
  • Demo Assignment 3

Assignment 3: This is group assignment.

  1. Option 1: Recreate a dialogue scene or interview using 1 of the scenes or interviews you created a shot list for in Assignment 2. You can also use a new scene, or create one of your own. Do at least the first 10 shots or so of the scene.
  2. Option 2: Make a short, silent movie(examples would be Bad Animals and One Hour).

Do a shot list or storyboard for Assignment 3. Due next week.

Lab: Go through Ch 1 and 2 in Final Cut Pro Tutorials(located on top of the cabinet)

Day 12
Lab Day.

 

Day 13 Shot list or storyboard for Assignment 3 due.
Day 14
Lab Day.

 

Day 15

Look at Documentary Example

Finish editing demo

  • Split edits
  • Ripple edit
  • Roll edit

Intro Documentary Assignment
Look at Examples
Call Sheets.

Edit Assignment 3

Edit assignment 3. Everyone edits the footage from the group separately. We will do some editing in class.

Write a 1 or 2 paragraph description of your idea for a 1 to 5 minute documentary. The documentary can be about a person or event, and must include at least 1 interview shot for the documentary.

Day 16
Lab Day. Edit Assignment 3
Day 17
  • Look at Documentary Example.
  • Scripts samples.
  • Interview Techniques.
  • Editing Patterns
  • IMDB Glossary.
  • Talk about Documentary Projects
Documentary Description Due.
Day 18 Lab Day.  

Day 19

Documentary editing patterns.

Walk through documentary interview shoot and edit.

  • Timeline Edit
  • Markers
  • Ganging
  • Lower third

Meet about documentaries

Audio basics.

Assignment 3 due

Work on Documentaries

Day 20
Lab Day.  
Day 21
  • Lower thirds
  • Audio basics.
  • Demo Mics and use.
  • Editing Audio.
  • Meet about documentaries

Work in progress check documentaries.

Work on Documentaries

Day 22
Lab Day.  
Day 23

Lighting Demo in Telecommunications Building.

Documentaries Due
Begin Final Project.(extra credit?)

Day 24
Lab Day.  
Day 25
Nov. 20

Look at documentaries.

Finish Lighting

Bring in Documentaries
Day 26
Lab Day.  
Day 27

Finish Tool Palette Tools.
Effects, Compositing and Motion.
 
Day 28
Lab Day.  
Day 29

Look at work

Work in Progress check for Final Projects.

Finish Effects, Compositing and Motion

Review for Final Exam

All work due

Day 30
Lab Day  
Day 31
Dec. 11

Final Exam  


Fall 2005
Day Subject for the Day Due Next Time
Day 1 Introductions.
Look at work.
Video Basics.

Read Chapters 3 and 4 in The Digital Filmaking Handbook.

Day 2 Lab Day.  
Day 3
9/5/05
Labor Day Holiday No Class
Day 4
Lab Day.  
Day 5
9/12/05
Video Basics.
Camera operation.

Bring in Cameras.
Read Chapter 7 in The Digital Filmaking Handbook.

Assignment 1: Document a place in a 30sec to 1 min video. Use In-Camera-Editing(do not edit with software). Practice different kinds of shots. Make sure you have at least 10 different shots. Try different focal lengths, angles and other variables. For extra challenge, document the same place again, making it look totally different. Due in 2 weeks.

Day 6 Lab Day.  
Day 7
  • More camera controls(shutter, aperture, iris, gain)
  • Photographic Terms
  • Types of Shots
  • Composition
  • Shot List

Continue Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Make a shot list of an interview or scene with 2 people talking. A shot list is a less formal version of a storyboard; a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots.
Watch Turn the sound off and write down a shot list of the first 10 shots of the scene or interview. Give a short description of the scene and show what kind of shot it is.
For Example:
Shot 1. 2 shot/MS of Barbara and Arnold sitting facing each other.
Shot 2. MS of Barbara asking first question

Day 8 Lab Day.  
Day 9
  • Shots for the Editor
  • Analyzing a scene
  • Capture video
  • Look at Assignment 1
  • Begin types of Cuts and Transitions
  • Logging
  • Storyboard

Assignment 1 Due. Bring in and we will transfer dv file.

Assignment 2 Due (shot list from interview or scene).

Assignment 3: This is group assignment. Recreate a dialogue scene or interview using 1 of the scenes or interviews you created a shot list for in Assignment 2. You can also use a new scene, or create one of your own. Do at least the first 10 shots or so of the scene.

Day 10
Lab Day.  
Day 11
10-3-05
  • Look at Assignment 1
  • Types of Cuts and Transitions
  • Film grammar
  • Demo Assignment 3

Continue Assignment 3 outside of class

Go through Ch 1 and 2 in Final Cut Pro Tutorials(located on top of the cabinet)

Day 12
Lab Day.

Continue Assignment 3 outside of class

Go through Ch 1 and 2 in Final Cut Pro Tutorials(located on top of the cabinet)

Day 13
  • The Production Process
  • Storyboards
  • Finish Types of Cuts and Transitions
  • final cut pro tutorials ch 2 basic editing
  • 3 point editing
  • Split edits
  • Ripple edit
  • Roll edit

Continue Assignment 3 outside of class

Go through Ch 1 and 2 in Final Cut Pro Tutorials(located on top of the cabinet)

Day 14
Lab Day.

Read Ch 2 in Digital Filmaking Handbook

Continue Assignment 3 outside of class

Go through Ch 1 and 2 in Final Cut Pro Tutorials(located on top of the cabinet)

Day 15

Look at Assignment 1 and 3

Talk about Documentaries

Assignment 3 Due

Write a 1 or 2 paragraph description of your idea for a 1 to 5 minute documentary. The documentary can be about a person or event, and must include at least 1 interview shot for the documentary.

Day 16
Lab Day.  
Day 17

Editing Patterns.
Scripts.
Call Sheets.
IMDB Glossary.
Interview Techniques.
Review Editing.
Ripple edit. Roll edit.

Documentary Description Due.
Day 18
Lab Day.

Work on Documentaries

Go through Ch. 1 and 2 of FCP Tutorials if you have not done so.

Day 19
10/31/05

Scripts.
Documentary editing patterns.

Walk through documentary edit.

  • Timeline Edit
  • Markers
  • Ganging
  • Lower third

Meet about documentaries

Audio basics.

Work on Documentaries
Day 20
Lab Day. Work on Documentaries
Day 21

Guerrilla lighting.
Voice over tool.
Look at example Documentaries.

Work in progress check documentaries.

Audio 2 Demo Mics and use.
Editing Audio.

Work in progress check documentaries.

Work on Documentaries

Day 22
Lab Day. Work on Documentaries
Day 23
11-14-05

Look at documentaries.

Documentaries Due
Begin Final Project.

Day 24
Lab Day.  
Day 25
Lighting Demo in Telecommunications Building.  
Day 26
Lab Day.  
Day 27
11-28-05
Finish Tool Palette Tools.
Effects, Compositing and Motion.
Write a 1 or 2 paragraph description of your idea for your final project.
Day 28
Lab Day. Work on final project
Day 29

Work in Progress check for Final Projects.

Finish Effects, Compositing and Motion

Review for Final Exam

Work in Progress check for Final Projects
Day 30
Lab Day  
Day 31
12-12-05

Look at Final Projects

Final Exam

Final Project Due

Final Exam


Fall 2004
Day Subject for the Day Due Next Time
1 Introductions.
Look at work.
Video Basics.

Read Chapters 3 and 4 in The Digital Filmaking Handbook.

2
9/8/04

Capturing Video.
Lab Day.

Bring camera for next time.

3
9/13/04
Video Basics.
Camera operation.
Bring in Cameras.
Read Chapter 7 in The Digital Filmaking Handbook.
4
9/15/04
Lab Day.  
5
9/20/04
  • Video Basics
  • Camera operation
  • Types of Shots
  • Composition
  • Shot List

Bring in Cameras.

Assignment 1: Document a place in a 30sec to 1 min video. Use In-Camera-Editing(do not edit with software). Practice different kinds of shots. Make sure you have at least 10 different shots. Try different focal lengths, angles and other variables. For extra challenge, document the same place again, making it look totally different. Due in 2 weeks.

6
9/23/04
Lab Day.  
7
9/27/04
  • Finish Camera operation
  • focal length
  • iris
  • Types of Shots by size
  • Composition
  • Shot List
Assignment 2: Make a shot list of an interview or scene with 2 people talking. A shot list is a less formal version of a storyboard; a list of brief written descritions of the intended shots.
Watch Turn the sound off and write down a shot list of the first 10 shots of the scene or interview. Give a short description of the scene and show what kind of shot it is.
For Example:
Shot 1. 2 shot/MS of Barbara and Arnold sitting facing each other.
Shot 2. MS of Barbara asking first question
8 Lab Day.  
Day 9
10/4/04
  • Composition
  • Storyboard
  • Logging
  • Shots for the Editor
  • Begin types of Cuts and Transitions
  • Analyzing a scene.
  • Look at Assignment 1

Assignment 1 Due. Bring in and we will transfer dv file.

Assignment 2: Watch an interview or scene with 2 people talking. Turn the sound off and write down a shot list of the first 10 shots of the scene or interview. Give a short description of the scene and show what kind of shot it is.
For Example:
Shot 1. 2 shot/MS of Barbara and Arnold sitting facing each other.
Shot 2. MS of Barbara asking first question

Day 10
Lab Day.  
Day 11
10/11/04
  • Look at Assignment 1
  • Composition
  • Storyboard
  • Logging
  • Begin types of Cuts and Transitions

Turn in Assignment 2 (shot list from interview or scene).

Assignment 3: This is group assignment. Recreate a dialogue scene or interview using 1 of the scenes or interviews you created a shot list for in Assignment 2. You can also use a new scene, or create one of your own. Do at least the first 10 shots or so of the scene.

Day 12
Lab Day.  
Day 13
10/18/04
Storyboards
Film grammar.
3 point editing. Split edits. Ripple edit. Roll edit. Editing Patterns.
Do Assignment 3
Assignment 3: This is group assignment. Recreate a dialogue scene or interview using 1 of the scenes or interviews you created a shot list for in Assignment 2. You can also use a new scene, or create one of your own. Do at least the first 10 shots or so of the scene.
Day 14
Lab Day.  
Day 15
10/25/04

Finish Assignment 3.
Scripts.
Call Sheets.
IMDB Glossary.

Write a 1 or 2 paragraph description of your idea for a 1 to 5 minute documentary. The documentary can be about a person or event, and must include at least 1 interview shot for the documentary.

Finish Assignment 3

Day 16
Lab Day.  
Day 17
11/1/04
Look at Assignment 3.
Look at Documentary Examples.
Film grammar.
Interview Techniques.
Review Editing.
Ripple edit. Roll edit.

Assignment 3 Due

Begin Documentaries

Day 18
Lab Day. Continue Documentary Production.

Day 19
11/8/04

Continue review editing.
Audio basics.
Continue Documentary Production.
Day 20
Lab Day. Continue Documentary Production.
Day 21
11/15/04
Audio 2 Demo Mics and use.
Editing Audio.
Continue Documentary Production.
Day 22
Lab Day. Continue Documentary Production.
Day 23
11/22/04
Lighting Continue Documentary Production.
Day 24
Lab Day. Continue Documentary Production.
Day 25
11/29/04
Text Effects.
Documentaries due
Day 26
Lab Day.  
Day 27
12/6/04
Compositing.
Effects.

Begin Final Project.
It may be done as group projects.
You are not responsible for the written portions.
Due Dec. 20.

Day 28
Lab Day.  
Day 29
12/13/04
Finish Effects, Compositing and Motion Continue final project
Day 30
Lab Day  
Day 31
12/20/04
Final Exams Final Project due

 

Fall 2003
Day Subject for the Day Due Next Time
1 Introductions.
Look at work.
Video Basics.

Read Chapters 3 and 4 in The Digital Filmaking Handbook.

Bring camera for next time.

2

Finish Video Basics.
Camera operation.
Capturing Video.

Read Chapter 7 in The Digital Filmaking Handbook.

3

Finish Camera Operation.
Batch Capture.
Shot List

Read Ch. 2

Assignment 1: Document a place in a 30sec to 1 min video.
Make a shot list(a less formal version of a storyboard, it is a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots) before shooting, and use in camera editing. A shot list is a less formal version of a storyboard; a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots. Practice different kinds of shots. Make sure you have at least 5 different shots. For extra challenge, document the same place again, making it look totally different.

4
Types of Shots
Composition
Storyboard
Continue Assignment 1
5 Logging.
Camera angles.
Camera movement
Shots for the Editor

Turn in Assignment 1 if finished. If not, turn in Monday.
Do Ch. 1 in Tutorials.

6 Sept. 22 Finish Shots for the editor.
Begin types of Cuts and Transitions.
Analyzing a scene.
Look at Assignment 1

Turn in Assignment 1(30 sec to 1 min video and shot list). Bring in and we will transfer dv file.

Assignment 2: Watch an interview or scene with 2 people talking. Turn the sound off and write down a shot list of the first 10 shots of the scene or interview. Give a short description of the scene and show what kind of shot it is.
For Example:
Shot 1. 2 shot/MS of Barbara and Arnold sitting facing each other.
Shot 2. MS of Barbara asking first question

7

Look at work.
Film grammar.
3 point editing.

Lab: Do exercises in book pp33-51

Do exercises in book pp33-51
8

3 point editing. Split edits. Ripple edit. Roll edit. Editing Patterns.

Turn in Assignment 2 (shot list from interview or scene).

Assignment 3: This is group assignment. Recreate a dialogue scene or interview using 1 of the scenes or interviews you created a shot list for in Assignment 2. You can also use a new scene, or create one of your own. Do at least the first 10 shots or so of the scene.

Day 9
10/1/03

Pre-Production tasks.

  • Synopsis
  • Treatment
  • Script
  • Breakdown
  • Storyboard
  • Schedule
  • Budget
  • Cast
  • Crew
  • Gear

 

Shoot group scene in class.

Continue Assignment 3
Day 10
10/6/03
  • Budget
  • Crew
  • Gear

Markers. Replace edit.

Edit Assignment 3

Edit Assignment 3
Day 11
10/8/03
Markers.
Look at Assignment 3.

Finish Editing Assignment 3

If you are finished editing scene with group, complete Ch 2 in tutorials.

Write a 1 or 2 paragraph description of your idea for a 1 to 5 minute documentary. The documentary can be about a person or event, and must include at least 1 interview shot for the documentary.

Day 12
10/13/03
Look at group scenes.
More markers. Deleting.

Complete Ch 2 in tutorials.

Begin production of documentary.

Day 13
10/15/03
Look at group scenes. Talk about Documentary subjects.
Fit to fill edit. Storyboard scans.
Interview techniques.
Bounce card for lighting interview.
Continue Documentary Production.
Day 14
10/20/03
Editing interviews. Voice over tool. Trim Window. Capturing CD music and importing into FCP. Individual meetings about Documentary project. Continue Documentary Production.
Day 15
10/22/03
Editing: Tips and Transitions. Start Audio. Audio 1. Audio Basics. Mics. Continue Documentary Production.
Day 16
10/27/03
Audio 2 Demo Mics and use. Capturing CD music and importing into FCP.  
Day 17
10/29/03
Editing and effects for audio.
Audio transitions.
 
Day 18
11/3/03
Audio filters  

Day 19
11/5/03

Transitions
Lab for Documentary editing
 
Day 20
11/10/03

Look at Documentaries.
Documentaries due
Day 21
11/12/03
Lab for Documentaries. Look at Documentaries.
 
Day 22
11/17/03
Lighting 1:Types of lights. Lighting notes. Griptionary.

Begin Final Project:

Due dates:

  • 11/24-Production Essay/Treatment Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 11/26-Storyboard/Shot list
    Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 12/10- Rough Cut (We will look at the rough cut)
    Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 12/17- Group Critique of completed project.
    Worth 70% of your final grade
Day 23
11/19/03
Lighting Demo. 3 point lighting.
Shooting for blue screen.
 
Day 24
11/24/03
Blue screen compositing. Garbage Mattes.
Corrective lighting for people. Types of lighting for people.
Production Essay/Treatment Due
Day 25
11/26/03
Render Quality.
Composit modes.
Filters in FCP.
Storyboard/Shot list due
Day 26
12/01/03

Alpha Channels/Track Mattes.
Importing images.
Motion in FCP.

Lab time for Final Project

 
Day 27
12/03/03

Picture in a picture/Drop shadows.
Distort tool.

Lab time for Final Project

 
Day 28
12/08/03
Finish Effects.  
Day 29
12/10/03
DVD Authoring/iDVD Demo.
Cleaner Demo.
Web Delivery.
Output/Compression.
Rough Cut due
Day 30
12/15/03
Interactive Video.  
Day 31
12/17/03

Critique of Final Project.

Final Exam

Final Project Due

 

Spring 2003
Day Subject for the Day Due Next Time
1 Introductions.
Look at work.

Read Introduction Chapter in Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro.

Bring camera for next time.

2

Camera operation.

Capturing Video.

Read Chapter 1 (and 2 if you have time) in Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro.

Bring camera for next time.

3

Finish Camera Operation.
Batch Capture.
Shot List

Read Ch. 2

Assignment 1: Document a place in a 30sec to 1 min video.
Make a shot list(a less formal version of a storyboard, it is a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots) before shooting, and use in camera editing. A shot list is a less formal version of a storyboard; a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots. Practice different kinds of shots. Make sure you have at least 5 different shots. For extra challenge, document the same place again, making it look totally different.

4
Types of Shots
Composition
Storyboard
Continue Assignment 1
5

Look at Assignment 1
Shots for the Editor
Analyzing a scene.

Intro FCP Interface.

Turn in Assignment 1 if finished. If not, turn in Monday.

Assignment 2: Watch an interview or scene with 2 people talking. Turn the sound off and write down a shot list of the first 10 shots of the scene or interview. Give a short description of the scene and show what kind of shot it is.
For Example:
Shot 1. 2 shot/MS of Barbara and Arnold sitting facing each other.
Shot 2. MS of Barbara asking first question


6 Feb. 3


Capture assignment 1 together. 3 point editing.

Lab: Do exercises in book pp33-51.

Turn in Assignment 1(30 sec to 1 min video and shot list). Bring in and we will transfer dv file.

Turn in Assignment 2 (shot list from interview or scene).

Do tutorials in book pp33-51

7

Continuity, continuity cuts, jump cuts, split edits,insert edits, 3 point edits. Overright edit.

Work on tutorial exercises pp33-51.
8 Feb. 10

Finish looking at Assignment 1. Rules of film grammar: 2) Establishing Shot/Locator shot. New shot=New Information. Screen Direction etc.

Lab: Get in groups for scene.
Discuss scene to do.
Work on Exercises

Assignment 3: This is group assignment. Recreate a dialogue scene or interview using 1 of the scenes or interviews you created a shot list for in Assignment 2. You can also use a new scene, or create one of your own. Do at least the first 10 shots or so of the scene.
9 Feb. 12

Finish Looking at Assignment 1.

Rules of film grammar:Storytelling, start editing patterns.

Lab: Shoot scene with group.

No class Monday

Work on exercises. Shoot/Edit Group Scene.

No class Monday.

10 Feb. 19

Lecture: Working with Narrative Structure
Pre-Production: Treatments

Call Sheets
Scripts
Script software
Scripting Stages
preserving momentum
Trimming edits: Ripple and Roll.

Lab: Edit scene with group.

Edit Group Scene.
11 Feb. 24


The Production Process
Look at Sample Forms ad Documents.
Finish Pre-Production
Tool Palette
Snapping
Linked Selections
Fixing Out of Synch Audio: moving into psych, slipping into synch.
Editing patterns

Lab: Edit scene with group.

If you are finished editing scene with group, complete Ch 2 in tutorials.

Write a 1 or 2 paragraph description of your idea for a 1 to 5 minute documentary. The documentary can be about a person or event, and must include at least 1 interview shot for the documentary.

12 Feb. 26 Look at Group Projects. Lab Day.

Complete Ch 2 in tutorials.

Begin production of documentary.

13 March 3

Finish looking at group projects. Documentary editing patterns. Review edits. Trim Window. Talk about Doc. Projects.

Continue Documentary Production.
14 March 5

Interview techniques. Markers. Subclips. Bounce card for lighting interview. Trim Window. Slecting edits.

Look at "Roger and Me"

Continue Documentary Production.
15 March 10 Deleting.
Editing: Tips and Transitions. Start Audio. Audio 1. Audio Basics. Mics. Individual meetings about Documentary project.
Continue Documentary Production.
16 March 12 Audio 2 Demo Mics and use. Continue Documentary Production.
17 March 17 Audio Basics.
Audio 2 Demo Mics and use.
Capturing CD music and importing into FCP. Voiceover tool.
Continue Documentary Production.
18 March 19
Editing and effects for audio.
Audio transitions.
Continue Documentary Production.
19 March 24

Lighting 1 Lights.
Blue Screen/Compositing

Continue Documentary Production.
20 March 26 Corrective lighting for people. Lighting notes. Griptionary. Types of lights. Continue Documentary Production.
21 March 30

Action Safe. Title safe. Pro tools free. Finish Lighting.

Look at Documentaries.

Documentaries due.
22 April 2

Look at Documentaries.

 

Documentaries due.
23 April 14 Effects in FCP.
Blue Screen/Compositing.
Documentaries due.
24 April 16 Look at Documentaries.
Effects in FCP.
Blue Screen/Compositing.

Begin Final Project:

Due dates:

  • 4/23-Production Essay/Treatment Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 4/28-Storyboard/Shot list
    Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 5/12- Rough Cut (We will look at the rough cut)
    Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 5/19- Group Critique of completed project.
    Worth 70% of your final grade
25 April 21 Render Quality.
Filters in FCP. Composit modes.
 
26 April 23

Blue screen filters. Motion in FCP. Garbage Mattes. Titles in FCP.

Production Essay/Treatment Due
27 April 28 Travel Maps. DVD Authoring/iDVD Demo. Storyboard/Shot list Due
28 April 30 No Class? Meet at BAVC Sat. 11 AM  
29 May 5 Cleaner Demo.
Interactive Video.
 
30 May 7 Web Delivery.
Output/Compression.
 
31 May 12 Skins. Rough Cut Due
32 May 14 Look at After Effects.  
33 May 19

Look at final projects.

Final Exam

Group Critique of completed project.

Final Exam.

 

Fall 2002
Day Subject for the Day Due Next Time
1 Introductions.
Look at work.

Read Introduction Chapter in Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro.

Bring camera for next time.

2

Camera operation.

Capturing Video.

Read Chapter 1 (and 2 if you have time) in Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro.

Bring camera for next time.

3

Finish Camera Operation.
Batch Capture.
Shot List

Read Ch. 2

Assignment 1: Document a place in a 30sec to 1 min video.
Make a shot list(a less formal version of a storyboard, it is a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots) before shooting, and use in camera editing. A shot list is a less formal version of a storyboard; a list of brief written descriptions of the intended shots. Practice different kinds of shots. Make sure you have at least 5 different shots. For extra challenge, document the same place again, making it look totally different.

4
Types of Shots
Composition
Storyboard
Continue Assignment 1
5

Look at Assignment 1
Shots for the Editor
Analyzing a scene.

Turn in Assignment 1

Watch an interview or scene with 2 people talking. Turn the sound off and write down a shot list of the first 10 shots of the scene or interview. Give a short description of the scene and show what kind of shot it is.
For Example:
Shot 1. 2 shot/MS of Barbara and Arnold sitting facing each other.
Shot 2. MS of Barbara asking first question

6

Finish looking at Assignment 1
Continuity, continuity cuts, jump cuts, split edits,insert edits, 3 point edits

Lab: Do exercises in book pp33-51.

Turn in shot list

Do exercises in book pp33-51

7

Rules of film grammar: 2) Establishing Shot/Locator shot. New shot=New Information. Screen Direction etc.

Lab: Get in groups for scene.
Discuss scene to do.
Work on Exercises

Work on exercises.
8

Rules of film grammar.: Preserve continuity. Preserve Momentum.

Do example Scene together.

Lab: Shoot scene with group.

Work on exercises. Shoot/Edit Group Scene.
9
9-18

Lecture: Storytelling
Pre-Production
Storyboards
Trimming edits

Lab: Edit scene with group.

Edit Group Scene.
10

Look at awards videos.
Call Sheets
Scripts
Script software
Editing: Insert, replace, etc.
Look at group scenes

Lab: Finish editing scene with group.

Finish editing scene with group.

If you are finished editing scene with group, complete Ch 2 in tutorials.

11 Editing Documentaries
Do 7 edits together
Trim window
Markers

If you are finished editing scene with group, complete Ch 2 in tutorials.

Write a 1 or 2 paragraph description of your idea for a 1 to 5 minute documentary. The documentary can be about a person or event, and must include at least 1 interview shot for the documentary.

12 Finish looking at group scenes. Talk about Doc. Projects.
Interview techniques.

Bounce card for lighting interview.

Complete Ch 2 in tutorials.

Begin production of documentary.

13

More markers. Log window.
Subclips. Deleting.
Editing: Tips and Transitions

Lab:Roger and Me

Continue Documentary Production.
14 Audio 1. Audio Basics. Mics Continue Documentary Production.
15 Audio 2 Demo Mics and use. Capturing CD music and importing into FCP Continue Documentary Production.
16 Audio lecture 3
Editing and effects for audio.
Audio transitions.
Voiceover tool.
OMF export.

Ch 4 from tutorials.

Continue Documentary Production.

17 Voiceover w/camera
Advanced editing Ch. 6.
Do lower third w/multitrack trim.
Continue Documentary Production.
18
Lighting 1 Lights.
Blue Screen/Compositing
Continue Documentary Production.
19

Look at work in progress.
Show Pro tools free.
Subsequences
Lab Day(Editing Documentaries)

Continue Documentary Production.
20

Lighting 2: Grip
Lab Day (if necessary)

Continue Documentary Production.
21 Oct. 30 Look at Documentaries Look at Documentaries.
22 Finish looking at Documentaries.
Action Safe. Title safe. Selection tools.

Writing assignment for Wednesday: Write down a list of 10 items for 5 points.

  • 3 things you think you did well on your Documentary.
  • 3 things you think you could improve on from your Documentary.
  • 2 things you learned while working on your Documentary.
  • 2 things you wish you had known while working on your Documentary.
23 Effects in FCP. Blue Screen/Compositing Turn in list of 10 things.
24 Nov. 13

Effects in FCP.
Speed Effects.

Begin Final Project:

Due dates:

  • 11/18-Production Essay/Treatment Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 11/25-Storyboard/Shot list
    Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 12/09- Rough Cut (We will look at the rough cut)
    Worth 10% of your final grade
  • 12/11- Group Critique of completed project.
    Worth 70% of your final grade
25 Nov. 18 Render Quality.
Filters in FCP.
Production Essay/Treatment due.
26

Composit modes. Garbage Mattes. Titles in FCP.

 
27 Nov. 25 Finish Effects in FCP.
Motion in FCP. Travel Maps. DVD Authoring/iDVD Demo.
Storyboard/Shot list due.
28 Nov. 27 No Class  
29 Dec. 2 Cleaner Demo.
Interactive Video.
 
30 Web Delivery.
Output/Compression.
 
31 Dec. 9 Skins.  
32 Dec. 11 Look at After Effects. Rough Cut (We will look at the rough cut) due.
33 Dec. 16

Look at final projects.

Final Exam

Group Critique of completed project.

Final Exam.