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UW Comm Video workshop 2012

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UW Comm Video workshop 2012

  1. 1. Video Bootcamp
  2. 2. Alex Stonehill Visual JournalistUWComm & MCDM Faculty stonehil@uw.edu Sara Stogner Visual Journalist Seattle Globalist sarastogner@ seattleglobalist.com
  3. 3. What We’re Doing Today★Video for the Web★Equipment Setup★Shooting★Capturing★Editing in Adobe Premiere★Export/Upload
  4. 4. What’s it made of?Sounds:•People talking•Music•Voice Over•Ambient SoundAudio w/o Visuals?
  5. 5. What’s it made of?Visuals: •People talking (Interview) •People doin’ stuff (Scenes) •Places/Objects QuickTime™ and a •Text on Screen H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture. Visuals w/o Audio
  6. 6. Interviews
  7. 7. Scenes/B-roll
  8. 8. Kid President
  9. 9. Setting Up Interviews/Talking Heads★Keep it Steady -- Tripod/Table/Monopod★Light from the side★Subject looks across
  10. 10. Setting Up Video Interviews★Keep it Steady -- Tripod/Table/Monopod★Light from the side★Subject looks across★Get good sound!★Consider what’s behind them
  11. 11. Tips for Interview Questions ★Open Questions (not Yes or No) ★Two part questions ★Don’t talk over them
  12. 12. Equipment Setup Kodak Zi8 Canon T4i Easier More Difficult Less Control More ControlFlash Memory DSLR Built in Lens Interchangeable Lenses
  13. 13. Video Editing Workflow Workflow★SHOOTING -- getting in in the Camera★CAPTURING -- from Camera to Computer★EDITING -- manipulating footage★EXPORTING -- from editing software to file★COMPRESSING -- making file smaller★UPLOADING -- putting it online
  14. 14. FRAME SIZE AND ASPECT RATIO1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 640 x 480 720 x 480 “Full HD” “720p HD” “SD” “Still Photo” 16:9 16:9 4:3 3:2 1.7777777 1.7777777 1.333333 1.5
  15. 15. FRAME RATE24p = Cinematic 30p = Video 60i = SlowMo
  16. 16. STAY CONSISTENT!!!DON’T CHANGE SIZE, FRAME RATE UNTIL YOU’RE COMPRESSING
  17. 17. Equipment Setup See Handout!!!★Tripod Shoe★Check for SD card★Check recording format:★Kodak --720p (not60fps) Canon--1920x1080 30fps★Set up microphone (lavalier or shotgun)★Check Audio Levels★Record a little and playback test
  18. 18. Exercise 1:Interviews/Talking HeadsInterviews/Talking Heads★Find a partner of equal skill level★15 minutes of set up★Find a quiet place★3-5 minutes of interview/monologue★About your UW experience, this workshop(or anything else you can get b roll of)
  19. 19. What else do I shoot?:B-roll and ScenesB-roll and Scenes
  20. 20. Why do I need B-roll?★To make it more interesting!★To hide cuts in the interview★Make sure to get B-roll thatmatches your interviews
  21. 21. Rules of B-Roll★Use a Tripod/Table★Compose your shot carefully★Keep the Camera Still!★At least 10sec/shot★Get Lots!★Think in sequences
  22. 22. Today’s B-Roll★at least 5 Shots★at least 10 seconds each★different distances★different angles★make it match the interview!
  23. 23. When you’re finished... Copy Files onto a PC Put them in a new folder on desktop w/ your name
  24. 24. Video Editing Workflow Workflow★SHOOTING -- getting in in the Camera★CAPTURING -- from Camera to Computer★EDITING -- manipulating footage★EXPORTING -- from editing software to file★COMPRESSING -- making file smaller★UPLOADING -- putting it online
  25. 25. PROJECT SETUP
  26. 26. EDITING
  27. 27. •Importing Files•Setting In and Out Points•Editing Clip on the Timeline•Blade Tool•Zooming In and Out on the timeline•Turning Volume Up and Down•Overlapping Tracks•Adding Transitions
  28. 28. COMPRESSING/EXPORTI NG
  29. 29. CODEC THE ‘CONTAINER’•H.264•Apple ProRes 422 (LT)•DVCPRO HD 720p‘TRANSCODING’ = CHANGING THE CODEC
  30. 30. FILE TYPE.MOV = Apple, Quicktime, Final Cut.AVI = PC, VLC Media Player, AdobePremiere.MP4 = Compressing
  31. 31. COMPRESSION SOFTWARE★Adobe Media Encoder (Both) = Part of Premiere (in302)★QuickTime Pro (Mac) = $35★Compressor (Mac) = Part of Final Cut Suite(in 306)★MPEG Streamclip (Both) = Free!
  32. 32. COMPRESSION MAKING THE FILE SMALLER FOR THE INTERNETVideo Codec: H.264Audio Codec: AAC AudioFrame Rate: Native (don’t change it)Data Rate: 2000 kbits/sec for SD or 5000 kbits/sec for HDResolution: 640 x 480 for SD or 1280 x 720 for HDDeinterlace: YesAudio: 320 kbps/44.1 kHz (or 48 kHz if that’s how yourecorded)Format: MP4 (or MOV)
  33. 33. Exporting/Compressing•Check timeline for extra clips•File>Export Media•Set Format: H.264•Set Preset: Youtube Widescreen HD•Set Output Name and Destination (tosomething you’ll remember)•When Adobe Media Converter opens hit “StartQueue”•Wait...........
  34. 34. Uploading Options
  35. 35. Thank You! Evaluation Forms Pls. Upload video towww.vimeo.com/groups/uwcomm Alex Stonehill stonehil@uw.edu CMU 331

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