Objective: To foster an environment where student/teacher video presentations are most realistically possible, by following the most professional methods, giving attainable timelines/ deadlines and holding students to a high, yet still “student” standard. Using Video in your Classroom
Preproduction Production Post-production distribution Standard steps of Film/Video Production
creating idea script writing/editing scouting locations hiring crew/talent storyboarding creating shooting script/shooting schedule setting up interviews equipment list Props, Costumes all before touching a camera Preproduction
Shooting Lighting special effects sound, (keep in mind uncontrollable elements – weather, aircraft, leaf-blowers, telephones, etc.) Production
It’s ALIVE! Editing picture and sound special effects foley Soundtrack Titles Post Production
This is the age of revolution! Youtube Facebook Myspace blogs DVD burning Streaming Jing… Distribution
It’s not just a camera! Tapesstudents need to get their own reusing not good! Need to be reminded Tripodswhenever possible Lighting– makes a big difference, whenever possible Costumes, Locations, props Tools Needed
Concept of a basic non-linear editing application Editing basics and beyond
Most School computers can’t handle more than extremely short, simple video pieces Storage – student directories are not big enough to store more than very short video clips Students need to use other storage devices, most computers on campus will not allow this Many cameras will not accept external mics. Others will not accept analogue video in All of our limitations!
Video requires Firewire for effective input (USB poor quality) most computers do not have firewire cards All of our limitations (cont.)
Use the Kiss approach Edit in camera – present from camera (Nancy and Andre) “found” footage projects – All editing, no camera required – (Julia’s C-Span) Lo-Tech or No-tech – Making still pics into a video – Some guy named Burns did quite a job with this Does anyone remember “slide shows” the realones? “boop, please go to next slide” Clever ways to get around our limitationsDamn The Torpedoes!
use what you have, be able to go with what is happening Something we need to get away from Gorilla Film-Making
Margaret: 3 camera kits (mini DV), tripod, wireless mic (cheap) Stephen: 3 camera kits, funky old 8mm camera, some external hard drives, wireless mic James: Calvin: Present Equipment on site
Video Edit lab opened late Rentable lighting kits – after students take training seminar Video Cage – Student run, all equipment is monitored at all times Staying on the “learning curve” of innovative changes Thoughts on the future
I envision a world where every teacher has at least two cameras and two editing stations per class Thoughts on the Future:
Different types of cameras 1chip vs. 3chip Digital and analogue External mics. Moving shots Some New innovations Some Technical Bla-Bla