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  • 1. * Module 1 B
  • 2. Major dramatic productionshave a wardrobe person whosees that the actors haveclothes appropriate to thestory and script. *
  • 3. The audio director or audiotechnician arranges for the audio recordingequipment, sets up and checks mics(microphones), monitors audio quality duringthe production, and then strikes (anotherproduction term meaning disassemblesand, if necessary, removes) the audiorecording equipment and accessories afterthe production is over. (Mic, strangelyenough, is pronounced mike.) *
  • 4. The microphone boom/gripoperator watches rehearsals anddecides on the proper mics and theirplacement for each scene. Duringan on-location (out-of-the-studio)shoot, this person may need strongarms to hold the mic boom over thetalent for long periods of time. *
  • 5. The video recorderoperator arranges videorecording equipment andaccessories, sets up videorecordings, performs recordingchecks, and monitors videoquality. *
  • 6. In dramaticproductions, the continuitysecretary (CS) carefully makesnotes on scene and continuitydetails as each scene is shot toensure that these details remainconsistent among takes andscenes. *
  • 7. The CG Operator, (electroniccharacter generator operator)programs (designs/types in)opening titles, subtitles, andclosing credits into a computer-based device that inserts the textover the video. *
  • 8. Camera operators do more than just operatecameras. They typically help set up the camerasand ensure their technical quality, and they workwith the director, lighting director, and audiotechnician in blocking (setting up) and shootingeach shot.On a field (out-of-the-studio, or on-location)production, they may also coordinate cameraequipment pickup and delivery. *
  • 9. Depending on the production, theremay be a floor manager or stagemanager whos responsible forcoordinating activities on the set. Oneor more floor persons, orstagehands, may assist him or her. *
  • 10. After shooting iscompleted, the editors use thevideo and audio recordings toblend the segments together.Technicians add music and audioeffects to create the final product. *
  • 11. *
  • 12. “The most importantphase of production ispreproduction.” *
  • 13. Step 1* Choose the crew* Brainstorm the idea* Decide the type of videoStep 2* Do the research* Use the cameraStep 3* Write the script* Plan the storyboard *
  • 14. It is difficult to make a video by yourself. Thereare too many jobs for one person to do, sogather a crew. Sometimes people can do more than one job. But don’t ask anyone to do too much!!! *
  • 15. *Meet your crew to plan the video*Talk about possible topics and gather as many different ideas as you can*Consider the available equipment*Be sure the type of video you make fits your subject. If your topic is humorous, treat it lightly. If the story is serious, present the facts clearly & plainly. *
  • 16. Start at the library to research the topic of your video. Read books encyclopedias, magazin es & newspapers.Listen to taped Examine computerinterviews, special databases, photogrsound effects, and aphs, slides &music. maps. You can visit the places where events happened & interview people who * were on the scene or who have expert fist hand information.
  • 17. How are videos different from books? BOOKS VIDEOWritten & read Produced & viewedImagination creates pictures Pictures are always createdStill pictures Moving picturesCreated by putting words on Created by putting sound andpaper pictures on tapeCan be read anywhere Must be viewed on a machineThink in *pictures.Each pictureis a shot.
  • 18. * Keep your script simple. Imagine that you are going to tell the story without saying a single word.* Plotting – Think of your video as a three-act play. Act 1 (Beginning)- introduce the main character and his/her problem, Act 2 (Middle)- the character tries to solve his/her problem & Act 3 (end) – the audience finds out if the character has been successful or not.* Character – build a character profile * Character movements / gestures* Setting – time and place / when & where* Dialogue - *
  • 19. FADE-IN INT. KITCHEN OF EDWARDS HOME-MEDIUM SHOT ALANA EDWARDS - DAY (1)[Note explanation of these numbers below. Also see explanation below aboutvariations in margins and spacing.]ALANA EDWARDS, age 36, quickly moves from the stove to the kitchen table. (2)CLOSE-UP - TOASTERToast pops up in the toaster. We SEE ALANAS HAND quickly pull out the toast.WIDE SHOT - KITCHENWe HEAR a KETTLE WHISTLE. She quickly moves to the stove to turn off the burner.ALANA (3) (calling) (4)Bill, youre going to be late! (5)She takes a pan of oatmeal off the stove and pours it in four bowls on the kitchentable. RONNIE, age 8, bursts into the room.ALANA (continuing)And tell Sherry to get a move on!MEDIUM SHOT — RONNIERONNIE (sitting down)Mom, Sherrys puttin lipstick on again; I saw her.
  • 20. ALANA (calling)Sherry!INT. HALLWAY - MEDIUM SHOT - SHERRY - DAYSHERRY EDWARDS, age 12, stops to check her appearance in the hallway mirror.She HEARS her fathers FOOTSTEPS ON THE STAIRS and quickly turns and walkstoward the kitchen.INT. KITCHEN - WIDE SHOT - DAY ALANA (To Sherry as she enters) Wheres your father?[optional] (CONTINUED)
  • 21. VIDEO AUDIOECU) Sprinkler Head #1 Peter Gunn Theme" by (ECU) Sprinkler Head Art of Noise.#2 (ECU) Sprinkler Head#3 (It smiles.)(MS) Jeff walking across (As he approaches, weplaza toward camera and see only his feet.)his car with sprinkler #3 (Jeff trips on sprinkler. Inin foreground. pain, he grabs his toe.)(MS) Jeff on ground. (Jeff tries to pull(2-S) Jeff and sprinkler. sprinkler out of the ground; it doesnt work.) *
  • 22. Step 4*Direct the talentStep 5*Tape the story *
  • 23. Step 6*Edit the videoStep 7*Present the show *
  • 24. As fun as all the razzmatazzeffects might be to play with, youshould consider all this high-techstuff merely a tool for a greaterpurpose: the effectivecommunication of ideas andinformation. *
  • 25. * f you think about it, todays latest high-tech effects will look pretty lame a few years from now. (Think of the visual effects in some early films.)* Its only the ideas and feelings that have a chance of enduring.* How many times have you seen a movie and forgotten about it almost as soon as you left the theater? In contrast, some movies seem to "stick with you," and you may think about them for days or even weeks. *
  • 26. The medium you are learning to control can beused either to provide audiences with time-wasting, mindless, drivel......or with ideas that can make a positivedifference in the overall scheme of things. (And,as you may have noticed, there is a definiteneed in the world for people who can make apositive difference.)How would you rather have your work and liferemembered? *
  • 27. Write a review on a localtelevision program that youthink give out a ―positivedifference.‖ Post this on yourFacebook account and tag it Ooops!!!Don’t forget to give your work acatchy title. *