Schedule for the 2nd class Logistics Work 1st class session review Reading Storyboard discussion
Logistics• Submit your assignments • Pre-course survey • 1 minute video• Video capture problem • PC users (fire wire) • Mac book (SD card) • Back-up plan (two Dell laptop with Adobe Premier Elements)• Video format problem • Free converting software preinstalled on two Dell laptop • Will provide the link for download. (Optional)• Tape • Each group will have two tapes. The tape is reusable. • Whenever record a new video, make sure it didn’t replace the old footage on tape.
1st class review• How to use a camera. (record, play, zoom, tape, import, upload)• The role of director, camera operator and talents• The final project
1st class reviewProducers: Video One• Describe how you plan and shoot your Video Two video Video Three• Lessons learned Video FourAudience:• What do you like about the video?• How it can be improved?
Reading discussionStatistics from U.S. Department of Education1. For all public schools in fall 2008, 97 percent had one or more instructional computers located in classrooms and 58 percent of schools had laptops on carts. The ratio of students to instructional computers with Internet access was 3.1 to 1. Technology devices other than computer were also widely used for instruction, the percentage of schools that provided such devices are: DLP and LCD projectors (97%), video conferencing unit (22%), interactive whiteboard (73%), classroom response systems (38%), and digital cameras (93%). (Gray, Thomas & Lewis, 2010)2. The average reading and mathematics scores in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for American 17-year-olds in 2008 were not significantly different from the scores in the early 1970s. (National Center for Education Statistics, 2010)
Reading discussion• Why do we promote technology integration if it doesn’t improve the scores? What does it mean to students? Teachers?• How can teachers use technology in class? The new opportunities? Drawbacks?• What does technology integration mean to you personally?
StoryboardWhat is a storyboard?• panel or series of panels on which a set of sketches is arranged depicting consecutively the important changes of scene and action in a series of shots (as for film, television show, or commercial).• “visual script for camera”, “acting with a pencil”
StoryboardWhy should I (or my students) create storyboards for video projects?1. great way to brainstorm ideas and communicate with group members2. help visualize what the final product looks like3. make the best use of time and resources (especially for this class)4. It is easier to change the storyboard than to edit the video footage5. avoid missed opportunities of camera shots6. scientific method of “research, plan and implement”
StoryboardThings to include in the storyboard1. the approximate time for each scene2. the order of the scene in the sequence3. graphic sketch of the story (settings, characters, movement, camera shots and angles...)4. text narration and notes (brief script, dialogue, notes...)5. technical specifications (visual effect, sound effect, transition, props, notes...) and why include them.
StoryboardThings to consider when creating storyboards1. Always remember that the storyboard is not the end product itself. Don’t waste time making the storyboard perfect. Stick figures, circles, boxes, and other substitutes for figures or objects are fine for storyboards.2. It is important to note also that everything should be done in pencil for ease of editing the storyboard.3. Every scene contained in the storyboard should somehow contribute to the message/purpose of the video. It the scene doesn’t contribute anything, omit it. (for whom? About what? Why matters?)4. Storyboards depict major scenes. They are not a frame-by-frame recreation of the videotape. Let us see an example of storyboards created by a professional: click
Work Session• 10-15 scenes for a 5-minute video• Key elements to include in your storyboard 1. a main message (what is this scene about and for?) 2. sketch 3. script 4. time of the scene 5. actors and props 6. camera techniques (reasons) 7. notes for editing (reasons)
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