Digital Media Production
Com 3340
Amani Channel, MA
Review
Why is light important?
How is color temperature measured?
When would you use a handheld microphone
What is a laval...
Finding News
Read newspaper/online
Build relationships with spokespersons/public
officials/PR reps
Be observant
Research a...
Setting up a Story
Schedule a time for interview/shoot
Arrive early
Set up
Test audio/video
Get name and title/spelling on...
Videography Basics
Set up lights
Always white balance/focus (zoom in/focus)
Tripod – Three legged mount
Pan – Left/Right
T...
Videography Basics
Shoot sequences - Action that logically happens
though a sequence of shots. (Mix of MS/CU)
Focus on the...
After the Shoot
Review the footage
Transcribe (log) interviews
Use Time Code: time reference associate with each
frame of ...
Script
Scripts are typed
Left/Right Column
Right: Audio instructions
Left: Video Instructions
Be sure to include time code...
Editing
Blending of images, narration, graphics, text, music
to create a compelling story.
Beginning, middle, end
Final Cu...
Class Exercise
Each group – Cameraman/Interviewer/Guest
Set up tripod/camera/light/mic and conduct an
interview.
Ask for f...
Assignment
Produce a how to video or news package
How to video: (1-3 minutes)
Must demonstrate how to do something
Can inc...
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Producing News - KSU Lecture

  1. 1. Digital Media Production Com 3340 Amani Channel, MA
  2. 2. Review Why is light important? How is color temperature measured? When would you use a handheld microphone What is a lavaliere? What does omni-directional mean?
  3. 3. Finding News Read newspaper/online Build relationships with spokespersons/public officials/PR reps Be observant Research a story idea Find potential experts, witnesses, officials Find a personal peg Visual stories help
  4. 4. Setting up a Story Schedule a time for interview/shoot Arrive early Set up Test audio/video Get name and title/spelling on tape
  5. 5. Videography Basics Set up lights Always white balance/focus (zoom in/focus) Tripod – Three legged mount Pan – Left/Right Tilt – Up/Down Basic Shots Wide Shot – Location Long Shot – Head to toe MS – Waist Up Close Up – Specific Cutaways
  6. 6. Videography Basics Shoot sequences - Action that logically happens though a sequence of shots. (Mix of MS/CU) Focus on the action (telling a story through images) Record for 10-15 seconds (still video)
  7. 7. After the Shoot Review the footage Transcribe (log) interviews Use Time Code: time reference associate with each frame of video Write the story Use best soundbites (emotion/descriptive) Use best shots (creative, appealing angles) Edit
  8. 8. Script Scripts are typed Left/Right Column Right: Audio instructions Left: Video Instructions Be sure to include time code reference for specific shots and sound bites
  9. 9. Editing Blending of images, narration, graphics, text, music to create a compelling story. Beginning, middle, end Final Cut Pro Demo
  10. 10. Class Exercise Each group – Cameraman/Interviewer/Guest Set up tripod/camera/light/mic and conduct an interview. Ask for first/last name on tape Non verbal agreement Watch your framing
  11. 11. Assignment Produce a how to video or news package How to video: (1-3 minutes) Must demonstrate how to do something Can include text, narration, video News package: (1:15-1:30) Must be a real story or event Minimum of two interviews Related B-Roll Ideas must be pitched Due 10/17

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