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  • 1. 2 MSJ 301 Video Communications 01 The course is one of the ten major concentration courses in Digital Production under Media Studies and Journalism Department. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge of aesthetics of video as well as technical tools used in video communication. We will explore how video is used in various social settings to communicate a message.
  • 2. 3 Understand the process of making a short digital movie - Create an experimental, short fiction, or music video. - Operate a camera (including setting manual exposure, white balance, and focus) and put footage onto a computer - Write a short script - Learn and use the language of cinema (shot sizes, composition, camera movements, audio, and lighting) - Edit with beats, rhythm, reaction shots, intercutting, visual logic, and style - Work in teams—the entire professional world is about working with other people in teams; projects will provide you with professional team-work skills that can be applied to all aspects of the professional world. This will be assessed through peer review of your team members in the creation of your film projects.
  • 3. 4 Attendance in this course is a mandatory requirement. You are expected to attend every class and stay for the entire duration. Tardiness, early departures, lack of being prepared, or lack of awareness or attention during class will count as absences--two incidents of any of previously stated will equal one absence. A student may be absent from class maximum of five times during the semester with the deduction of his or her attendance marks. There are no excused absences beyond those five. Any further absences (without the permission of Department Head) – the 6th absence the student will receive a failing grade. ***An attendance includes the classes and seminars related to the course curriculum integration programs. Filmmaking is about teamwork. Working in the professional world is about teamwork. If one person fails to do their job or does it poorly, the film will suffer. You will be graded on the quality of the specific tasks in the role you are assigned. You will perform different roles in the fiction project. With that said, the film must get done, so if someone isn’t doing their work or fails to show up, you will need to cover for each other. There will be several reading quizzes to prove your knowledge of course content. There will be several exercises to prove your knowledge of course content. There will be one written assignment to prove your knowledge of video production analysis. There will be MCQ questions for Mid Term to recall your knowledge of video technology. There will be several oral reports to prove your knowledge about the course.
  • 4. 5 In a team of 3-4, create a 3-5 minute short with multiple scenes (3-5 page script; 30-50 shots). Each person will write a script and then pitch that script to the class. Teams will be selected and each team will choose one script to produce. The script must reveal a character’s discovery, some form of revelation—however minor—that changes the character. That discovery requires a decision. The story must not be imitative—it must come from you—your life experiences and vision of the world. If any of these three elements are missing, then the project will not be considered for production. Production Book must include: - Names of each team member and their role on the film - Vision or artist statement about the film - Script - Character descriptions and their objectives (what does each want) and casting needs - Description of the discoveries and decisions in the script for your main character - Scout out a location and draw floor plan of each scene, include blocking notes as well as lighting plot (camera and lighting placements for each shot) - Storyboard - Shot list that includes: - camera angle, shot size - camera movement - blocking (movement of performers) that tells the story visually - Schedule of the shoot: noting cast and crew, scene to be shot, location, and times - Release contracts for locations and performers When the project is completed, each person must write a self-evaluation of their work on the film as well as a peer evaluation of their teammates. Your grade will be dependent on yourself and peer evaluations.
  • 5. 6 Filmmaking is about teamwork. Working in the professional world is about teamwork. If one person fails to do their job or does it poorly, the film will suffer. You will be graded on the quality of the specific tasks in the role you are assigned. You will perform different roles in the fiction and documentary projects. With that said, the film must get done, so if someone isn’t doing their work or fails to show up, you will need to cover for each other. Teams of four must have the following assignments: 1) Producer/post-production supervisor. Work with the director and cinematographer on the production book. Working with the other producers, hold auditions; schedule actors and crew; draw up contracts; get location permissions; attain music rights; market the film; work with the other producers in the class and put together and announce a public screening; put together a festival package (with the director); working with the cinematographer (who will log shots) schedule re-shoots; write daily production and post-production reports—must be emailed to the entire team and the professor; make sure that DVDs and webfilm is delivered (one DVD per team member, one to professor; coordinate with other producers to create one DVD with all class movies on it). 2) Director. With the assistance of the producer and cinematographer, write the production book; Work with the cinematographer to develop the look of the film; check out equipment; direct the film; reshoot any shots or scenes requested by the producer; working with the editor, deliver a final cut of the film; create a festival package (work with the producer). 3) Editor/Boom op/Sound designer (boom operator during production; picture and sound editor; post-production sound design). Responsible for holding boom mic and getting good sound; edit rough cut; work with director on final cut; sound design; final sound mix; render and create a DVD and web film. 4) Cinematographer/assistant editor (lighting and camera op). Post-production color correction; light all scenes, operate camera on shoots; responsible for logging shots the day after each shoot; also responsible for color correction during post production; create website for film (coordinating with the director and producer with a festival package).
  • 6. 7 Equipment The use of all ULAB equipment, outside classroom exercises, will require a signed request and policy form. You are responsible for replacement and repair costs of all damaged or lost equipment. Emails Communication will occur through email. Be sure to check your email daily. You are responsible for emails sent by the faculty. Late Assignments Plan ahead for this intensive class, there will be no late assignments accepted (unless I have given you permission beforehand). Plagiarism Plagiarism is the intended or unintended use of someone else's language and/or ideas without revealing the source of that material, leading the audience to believe that the work is original. So attribute all your sources. Minimum penalty for plagiarism is a zero on the assignment (and possible course failure); I will also follow University rules and report any instances of plagiarism to the administration. Accommodations If you need course adaptation or accommodation because of a disability (physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.), please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.
  • 7. 8 Course Content: The content of the course will be as follow: 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduction to the Course: What is Video Communication? The Power of Video. Video as a technology: How Video Works? Characteristics of Video: • Electrical Capturing (Analog and Digital signal) • Recording and Storing formats (Tape and Digit) • Aspect Ratio • Video Display Standards (PAL-NTSC-SECAM) 5. Understanding the Camera: • The CCD • Shutter, Aperture, Focus, Lens & View Finder • White Balance • Camera Movements • Camera Angles (180 degree rules) 6. Aesthetics of Video • Compositions & Framings • The human Eye & the picture • The use of color, light & shape 7. Light And Lighting 8. Editing Theory • Manipulating the flow of time • The Art of Story telling • The Use & Effects of Transition • Editing jargon • The Audio
  • 8. 9 9. The Production Processes • Pre Production • Production • Post Production 10. The Final Project • Developing the Idea • The Team • Script Writing • Structuring the Idea • Developing the Project: Set, Light, Actors, Scheduling. • Filming the Term Project • Editing the Term Project
  • 9. 10 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Active Learning Story Making Film Screening And IN THIS SESSION: Course Overview Course Objective Grading Criteria General Information Team Class 1 Drawing in a team
  • 10. 11 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Short quizzes Discussion IN THIS SESSION: TVC screening PSA screening Short movie screening Home video screening And the use of video technology Class 2 Film Show
  • 11. 12 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Lecture Discussion IN THIS SESSION: Video is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion. History and development of Video Technology Characteristics and formats Bit rate and frame rate Analog Vs Digital Class 3 Film Show
  • 12. 13 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Practical Demonstrations Film Show Discussion Class 4 IN THIS SESSION: : • Electrical Capturing (Analog and Digital signal) • Recording and Storing formats (Tape and Digit) • Aspect Ratio • Video Display Standards (PAL-NTSC-SECAM) • The CCD • Shutter, Aperture, Focus, Lens & View Finder • White Balance • Camera Movements • Camera Angles (180 degree rules)
  • 13. 14 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Students Practical exercise Discussion Class 5 IN THIS SESSION: • The CCD • Shutter, Aperture, Focus, Lens & View Finder • White Balance • Camera Movements • Camera Angles (180 degree rules)
  • 14. 15 SESSION METHODOLOGY: ACTIVE LEARNING IMAGINARY DRAWING Discussion IN THIS SESSION: • Compositions & Framings • The human Eye & the picture • The use of color, light & shape Class 7 STORY MAKING
  • 15. 16 SESSION METHODOLOGY: ACTIVE LEARNING Practical Demonstrations Discussion IN THIS SESSION: • Quality of light • Quantity of Light • Direction of Light • Distributions of Light Class 8 Film show
  • 16. 17 SESSION METHODOLOGY: ACTIVE LEARNING Practical Exercise Film Show IN THIS SESSION: • Manipulating the flow of time • The Art of Story telling • The Use & Effects of Transition • Editing jargon • The Audio Class 9 Discussion
  • 17. 18 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Active Learning Games Student’s Oral Presentations Discussion IN THIS SESSION: • Pre Production • Production • Post Production Class 10 Film Show
  • 18. 19 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Group Presentation Film Show Discussion Class 11 IN THIS SESSION: • Developing the Idea • The Team
  • 19. 20 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Group Presentation Film Show Discussion Class 12 IN THIS SESSION: • Script writing • Structuring the Idea
  • 20. 21 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Group Presentation Discussion IN THIS SESSION: Developing the Project • Set • Light • Actors • Scheduling Class 13 Film Show
  • 21. 22 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Group Presentation Film Show IN THIS SESSION: Developing the Project • Short Division • Shooting Script • Filming techniques Class 14 Discussion
  • 22. 23 SESSION METHODOLOGY: Group Presentation Film Show IN THIS SESSION: Submission of Production Book - Names of each team member and their role on the film - Vision or artist statement about the film - Script - Character descriptions and their objectives (what does each want) and casting needs - Description of the discoveries and decisions in the script for your main character - Scout out a location and draw floor plan of each scene, include blocking notes as well as lighting plot (camera and lighting placements for each shot) - Storyboard - Shot list that includes: - camera angle, shot size - camera movement - blocking (movement of performers) that tells the story visually - Schedule of the shoot: noting cast and crew, scene to be shot, location, and times - Release contracts for locations and performers Class 15 Discussion
  • 23. 24 SHOOTING
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  • 25. 26 DVD Quick Time / AVI Self Evolution
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  • 27. 28 The following are the proposed schedules for this curriculum integration program for Fall 2010 Activity Faculty Meeting on Curriculum Integration Kick Off Activity: Forum on “Gross National Happiness as a Development Concept” Date September 20 October 14 Speakers: Marium Akther and Hillol Sobhan Follow Up Forum on “Happiness in Bangladesh: Real or Reel” October 21 Speaker: Anis Pervez and Imtiaz Chowdhury Film Showing: Happiest People on Earth Students Fill Up Questionnaire on Happiness Curriculum Integration Culminating Activity Curriculum Integration Exhibit November 4 November 7 to 12 December 22 December 22 to January 21