MCDM People and Story Reporting and BRoll Lecture

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MCDM People and Story Reporting and BRoll Lecture

  1. 1. PEOPLE AND STORYMCDM Program - Fall 2011 - COM 583
  2. 2. MORE ON THE SYLLABUS! http://tinyurl.com/clpmcdm
  3. 3. READING RECAP
  4. 4. READING RECAPNancy Kalow: Visual Storytelling
  5. 5. READING RECAPNancy Kalow: Visual StorytellingCLP: Photo, Audio and Video 101
  6. 6. READING RECAPNancy Kalow: Visual StorytellingCLP: Photo, Audio and Video 101 Dave Marash: Fade to Black
  7. 7. REPORTING WORKSHOP
  8. 8. WHAT DO I MEAN BY “REPORTING”?
  9. 9. WHAT DO I MEAN BY “REPORTING”? Original material
  10. 10. WHAT DO I MEAN BY “REPORTING”? Original material Interviews
  11. 11. WHAT DO I MEAN BY “REPORTING”? Original material Interviews Context and Description
  12. 12. WHAT DO I MEAN BY “REPORTING”? Original material Interviews Context and Description Constant Sourcing
  13. 13. WHERE TO START:
  14. 14. WHERE TO START: -Chambers of commerce -Non-profits/Advocates/Activists -Community groups -Social Networking sites -People you know
  15. 15. WHERE TO START: -Chambers of commerce -Non-profits/Advocates/Activists -Community groups -Social Networking sites -People you knowBUT MOST IMPORTANTLY:
  16. 16. WHERE TO START: -Chambers of commerce -Non-profits/Advocates/Activists -Community groups -Social Networking sites -People you know BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY:You talk to people directly affected by the issue you’re reporting
  17. 17. HOW TO GET THEM TO TALK TO YOU: -Email/Call/Show up -Follow up -Pester -Ask sources for more sources -Reveal what you need
  18. 18. HOW TO ACT ONCE YOU’RE TALKING TO THEM:• Be flexible• Mirror tone• Prepare for emotion• Don’t take things personally
  19. 19. INTERFACING WITH CLIENTS• What does the client want?• Get your client to help you tell the story: • Where can I see it happening? • Who should I talk to? • Who is affected by your work?
  20. 20. PROF. MCFARLING’S 5 COMMANDMENTSI. Thou shalt not make stuff upII.Thou shalt not plagiarizeIII.Thou shalt not be too lazy to make that extra callIV.Thou shalt not use quotations directly from press releasesV.Thou shalt not use material from the Internet without verifying it.
  21. 21. ACTIVITY: STAKEHOLDERS• Brainstorm a list of • Scenes • Primary Sources • Secondary Sources • Events/activities • B-Roll
  22. 22. PROJECT ASSIGNMENTS• Annette: Food Desert/ • Morgan: Sisters of Perpetual Grocery Store Indulgence• Heather: Cabinetmakers • Rodika: Seniors & Transportation• Jason: Iranian Filmmaker • Shanna: Evidence Room• John: Penny LaGate• Michael: Inspirational Teacher
  23. 23. B-ROLL ASSIGNMENT• Visual • Audio • Establishing Shot • Ambient Sound • Medium Shot • Detailed Sound • Close Up • Extreme Close Up • Zoom • Pan
  24. 24. Why do I need B-roll?
  25. 25. Why do I need B-roll?★To make it more interesting!
  26. 26. Why do I need B-roll?★To make it more interesting!★To show what people are talkingabout
  27. 27. Why do I need B-roll?★To make it more interesting!★To show what people are talkingabout★To hide cuts in the interview
  28. 28. Why do I need B-roll?★To make it more interesting!★To show what people are talkingabout★To hide cuts in the interview★Example: Undriving
  29. 29. BASIC RULES OF B-ROLL
  30. 30. BASIC RULES OF B-ROLL★Think in sequences
  31. 31. BASIC RULES OF B-ROLL★Think in sequences★Stabilize it! Use a Tripod/Monopod
  32. 32. BASIC RULES OF B-ROLL★Think in sequences★Stabilize it! Use a Tripod/Monopod★Compose your shot carefully
  33. 33. BASIC RULES OF B-ROLL★Think in sequences★Stabilize it! Use a Tripod/Monopod★Compose your shot carefully★Keep the Camera Still!
  34. 34. BASIC RULES OF B-ROLL★Think in sequences★Stabilize it! Use a Tripod/Monopod★Compose your shot carefully★Keep the Camera Still!★At least 10sec/shot
  35. 35. BASIC RULES OF B-ROLL★Think in sequences★Stabilize it! Use a Tripod/Monopod★Compose your shot carefully★Keep the Camera Still!★At least 10sec/shot★Get Lots!
  36. 36. QUICK CAMERA SETUP FOR B-ROLL Components:• Camera • Tripod• Battery • Monopod• Flash Card/Tape • Microphone (check levels)• Lens • Lighting (check exposure)
  37. 37. MORE ADVANCEDSHOOTING TECHNIQUES
  38. 38. MORE ADVANCED SHOOTING TECHNIQUES★Focus Roll
  39. 39. MORE ADVANCED SHOOTING TECHNIQUES★Focus Roll★Walking in Step
  40. 40. MORE ADVANCED SHOOTING TECHNIQUES★Focus Roll★Walking in Step★Rock Shots (what’s moving)
  41. 41. MORE ADVANCED SHOOTING TECHNIQUES★Focus Roll★Walking in Step★Rock Shots (what’s moving)★Video Portrait
  42. 42. MORE ADVANCED SHOOTING TECHNIQUES★Focus Roll★Walking in Step★Rock Shots (what’s moving)★Video Portrait★Drifting into/out of shots
  43. 43. ASSIGNMENTS• Readings: • Thursday, Oct 11th at noon: • Watch Barzan • Project Proposal (email • Read CLP’s word doc Interviewing101 • 2-4min practice sit down interview -- with room tone (think audio, lighting, white balance, composition
  44. 44. ASSIGNMENTSProject Proposal/ *Story summary. What is the story line forTreatment: your project? Who is the main character? What is the central conflict? *Video Treatment. What are your initial ideasIn a one-page memo, for the visual style of the piece? *Story details. Who are the characters that willdescribe your planned video drive the narrative? What kind of access do youproject.  List your name and have to those people thus far? Who else will you interview for background information?a working title for the What scenes will you include? What b-roll doproject at the top of your you plan to collect? *Production timeline. Briefly outline yourmemo. Please address the production schedule for the quarter.following items in your *Equipment. What equipment will you use to record your story?memo. *Publication Plan. Where will this work be published? How will people see it? How many people do you plan to reach? .
  45. 45. FEEDBACK CARDS• What worked for you today?• What didn’t work for you today?• What do you want more of in the future?• What are you most excited/concerned about?

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