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3rd term 2010-2011 Syllabus

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3rd term 2010-2011 Syllabus

  1. 1. DE LA SALLE-COLLEGE OF ST. BENILDE SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ARTS COURSE SYLLABUS 3rd Term 2010-2011COURSE CODE: BAVIDEOCOURSE TITLE: BASIC VIDEO PRODUCTIONCREDIT: 3 unitsPRE-REQUISITE (S) / TO: NoneTYPE OF COURSE: Design FoundationFACULTY: Nestor S. Abrogena Jr. nestorabrogena@gmail.com +(63) 927 707 3164CONSULTATION: Tuesdays 2:30-2:45PM / 5:45-6PM ; Wednesday 12NN-2:30PM / 5:45-6PM For inquiries, concerns and scheduling of special consultation, please email me or contact me through my mobile phone number. Email add for the class: basicvideoproduction@gmail.comCOURSE DESCRIPTION: A workshop in the basics of video production, seeking to introduce the students to the disciplines and techniques of creative visualization and execution of ideas into a motion picture medium for use in various applicationsCOURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the course, the students should be able to: 1. Learn the fundamentals of video production 2. Learn the art and technique of visual storytelling 3. Strengthen one’s ability to conceive and develop ideas that will lead to the production of compelling, authentic, personally meaningful videos 4. Enhance their collaborative skills through group exercises and discussions 5. Appreciate and evaluate their work and the work of othersCLASS REQUIREMENTS: 1. A notepad for notes, lectures and exercises. 2. Mini-DV blank tapes for use in shooting exercises- PANASONIC TAPES (for the Panasonic camera) / SONY TAPES (for the Sony camera) 3. Access to a video camera (we’ll be using the PANASONIC DVX100b, or for lack thereof, SONY VX2100) 4. Access to computer/editing system (we will be using the Adobe software programs- ADOBE PREMIERE CS3/CS4/CS5 and ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS3/CS4/CS5) and NERO for DVD Authoring 5. DVD’s (where your works should be encoded)- I encourage you to avail the DVD-R 16x 6. Membership to class website: Facebook Page- BASIC VIDEO PRODUCTIONASSESSMENT/EVALUATION: Grading system will be based on the average of the following criteria, given each item corresponds to 100% 1. Attendance and Class Participation 2. Assignments 3. Exercises 4. Midterms Project (Music Video) 5. Finals Project (Short Film)OFFICIAL WEB PAGES: EMAIL: basicvideoproduction@gmail.com – official email address FACEBOOK: basic video production- updates and links 1|B A S I C V I D E O P R O D U C T I O N S Y L L A B U S
  2. 2. SLIDESHARE: www.slideshare.net/basicvideoproduction- download lectures and notes YOUTUBE: basicvideoproduction channel- archive of previous students’ works COURSE OUTLINE: WEEK 1 Introduction to the Course TUESDAY: JAN 18, 2011 Prior Knowledge SurveyWEDNESDAY: JAN 19, 2011 Overview of the Syllabus Discussion of Expectations, Deadlines, and House Rules Groupings / Briefing for Midterms Project- Music Video Film / Video Showing ASSIGNMENT: 1. Membership to class website 2. Photos for Index Cards WEEK 2 Introduction to the Video Technology and Film Language TUESDAY: JAN 25, 2011 The Stages of Production: Preproduction, Production, PostproductionWEDNESDAY: JAN 26 , 2011 The Who’s of the Production: Above-The-Line and Below-The-Line Introduction to the basic parts of the camera Film /Video Showing ASSIGNMENT: 1. Read assigned readings 2. Bring Mini-DV tape 3. Secure Camera and Tripod for next meeting WEEK 3 Basic Parts of the Video Camera and Introduction to the Basic Equipment TUESDAY: FEB 1, 2011 Introduction to Visual Composition: Shot Sizes, Placement and MovementWEDNESDAY: FEB 2, 2011 Introduction to a Storyboard Film /Video showing EXERCISE: Shoot a scene of transaction. Use available light only. Use different angles and shot sizes. The objective is for the students to familiarize themselves with the video camera and show the transaction visually through shot sizes, placement, angle and movement. GROUP ASSIGNMENT: 1. Shoot a 3-min video of an “action scene” (to be explained) 2. Read assigned readings WEEK 4 Showing of 1-minute video assignment TUESDAY: FEB 8, 2011 First Phase of Music Video Lecture: Forms, Styles and ConceptsWEDNESDAY: FEB 9, 2011 Further Discussions of Visual Composition: Shot Sizes, Camera Composition, Camera Placement and Movement Lecture on Photographic Composition Lecture on Continuity: Narrative, Temporal (matching actions, entrances & exits) and Spatial (eyelines, 180 degree rule) Film/Video Showing EXERCISE: Shoot a 1-min conversation scene. The objective is for the students to be familiar with the aesthetics of a frame and continuity. GROUP ASSIGNMENT: 1. Shoot a 2-min video showing a conversation scene. Rushes only, no editing. Be prepared to show it next meeting WEEK 5 Mis-En-Scene: Production Design, Acting/Directing, Cinematography TUESDAY: FEB 15, 2011 Sound Recording: Equipment and PlacementWEDNESDAY: FEB 16, 2011 Introduction to Basic Lighting: Lights and Equipment Familiarization with Natural and Artificial Lighting Set-Ups: Three-Point and Set Lighting: Key, Fill, Backlight, Kicker, Eye lights, Hard and Soft, Bounce and Diffusion. Alternative Lighting: Practicals EXERCISE: Shoot a 1-minute performance video using lights. The objective of this exercise is for the students to familiarize themselves to the basics of lighting GROUP ASSIGNMENT: Concept for Music Video + planning stage WEEK 6 Second Phase of Music Video Lecture: The Process of Conceptualization and TUESDAY: FEB 22, 2011 PreparationWEDNESDAY: FEB 23, 2011 Further Discussions on Lighting Aesthetics: Painting with Light, Creating Mood and 2|B A S I C V I D E O P R O D U C T I O N S Y L L A B U S
  3. 3. Effects EXERCISE: Lighting exercise- shooting in a contained set (Green Room) Discussions on Midterms Project: MUSIC VIDEO WEEK 7 PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO PROJECTS (MIDTERMS WEEK) TUESDAY: MAR 1, 2011 Introduction to Short Film Narrative and Regrouping for Short film finals projectWEDNESDAY: MAR 2, 2011 First Phase of Writing for Short Film: The art of Storytelling and Conceptualization Found Object and Found Story: Stimuli for conceptualization Brief Discussion on Sound Effects and Musical Score: Free-Royalty Sound and Scores EXERCISE: Found Object and found Story Exercise: Working WEEK 8 DEADLINE FOR THE PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO PROJECTS TUESDAY: MAR 8, 2011 Film / Video ShowingWEDNESDAY: MAR 9, 2011 Second Phase of Writing for Short Film: “The Big Idea” and Treatment Writing Character Sketching: Profile, Environment, Problem, Solution Basic Dramatic Arc of 3-Act Structure, Plant and Pay-off / Cause and Effect, Montage Format and Style in Scriptwriting INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT: Write a 3-minute worth of script based on topic that will be given to you Introduction to Post-Production: Principles of Editing WEEK 9 The Editing Console: Basic Interface of Adobe Premiere program TUESDAY: MAR 15, 2011 Video Transitions: Cut-To, Dissolve, Fade in/Fade outWEDNESDAY: MAR 16, 2011 Creating Titles: OBB (opening billboard) and CBB (closing billboard), Subtitles Rendering clips and exporting to movie file Creating a DVD-Movie and DVD-Data: Nero program EXERCISE: Edit a 1-minute clip using basic editing skills Preparations for Finals NOTE: CHANGE OF ROOM: to be announced Further Discussion on Post-production: Review on Previous Editing Activity WEEK 10 Workspace: Video Effects, Special Effects and Style TUESDAY: MAR 22, 2011 Editing Audio Effects and Transitions, Keying Audio TrackWEDNESDAY: MAR 23, 2011 EXERCISE: Edit a 3-minute music video using movie clips ASSIGNMENT: Shoot a 3-minute short film (without dialogues) for Editing Exercise next week NOTE: CHANGE OF ROOM: to be announced WEEK 11 Submission of editing exercise TUESDAY: MAR 29, 2011 Brief Discussion on Adobe After Effects: Basics, Presets and Plug-insWEDNESDAY: MAR 30, 2011 Output: DVD Authoring and Creating Menu EXERCISE: Short Film Editing with Assignment NOTE: CHANGE OF ROOM: to be announced WEEK 12 Submission of edited Midterms MUSIC VIDEO on DVD and Showing TUESDAY: APR 5, 2011 Third Phase of Short Film Writing: Further discussions on ScriptwritingWEDNESDAY: APR 6, 2010 WEEK 13 Last Phase of Short Film Writing: Finalization of Concepts, Scripts and Storyboards TUESDAY: APR 12, 2011 Proposals of Concepts and Consultation of Finals ProjectWEDNESDAY: APR 13, 2011 WEEK 14 Consultations for Final Project TUESDAY: APR 19, 2011WEDNESDAY: APR 20, 2010 FINALS- SUBMISSION Deadline of Submission of the Finals Project TUESDAY: APR 25, 2011 2 DVD-MOVIE COPIES; DVD PLAYER-TESTED AND PROPERLY LABELLEDWEDNESDAY: APR 26, 2010 1 DVD-DATA COPY .AVI SOFT FILE OF YOUR SHORT FILM FOR BACK-UP FINALS Public Screening of Works / Panel Defense 3|B A S I C V I D E O P R O D U C T I O N S Y L L A B U S
  4. 4. APRIL 28, 2011 FRIDAY (tentative) MAY 3, 2011 TUESDAY Course Card Distribution (14th floor, 11AM to 1PM) OUR ARRANGEMENT I will try to keep our classes interesting and fun if you promise to be interested. This is a two-way street. I enjoy lively discussions that are not strictly limited to textbook information. I detest being the only one speaking during our sessions. Learning is an interactive enterprise and, I am the type of teacher who considers every situation an opportunity to learn. My responsibility to you goes beyond our lesson plan. You will get along with me if you: 1. ATTEND CLASSES AND SPECIAL EVENTS ON TIME. We both need to see and hear each other for learning to happen. It is your job to make me remember you. The class will start at exactly T/1130/ T2:45pm / W9:00am / W2:45pm. I will give a 10-min allowance for you to come in to my class but after the 10-min allowance lapses , if a student is not present at roll-call, the student will be marked “late,” given he/she attends the class. This constitutes to a 0.5-point attendance for the meet. Given an emergency and you can’t come in to the class, inform me in advance and you will be marked “excused;” This constitutes to a 1-point attendance but this does not mean that you’ll be credited with the hands-on exercise for that particular day. Remember, this is a workshop class; attendance equals exercise. I will only allow “3 excuses” for the whole term; otherwise you will be marked “absent.” The university standard “3-absence rule” will be implemented for the duration of the term and students with excess absences will be given a grade of 0.0. 2. RESPECT DEADLINES. Plan ahead if you must. Failure to submit projects at the prescribed deadline will merit an immediate 0%. This is non-negotiable. 3. SECURE EQUIPMENT AND POST PRODUCTION FACILITIES FOR CLASS USE, IN ADVANCE. DF students may have limited access to Video Production equipment and facilities due to other production classes; as such it is your responsibility to secure the equipment/facilities in advance; be responsible enough to have your forms signed / letters endorsed, at least a week earlier. 4. BE MINDFUL OF ACADEMIC ETHICS. Plagiarism is unforgivable. Violation of Intellectual Property Rights Law is a mortal sin. As early as now, I want you to practice professionalism. You are artists as well, and you will not want others to use your material without crediting you. Respect the works of others, and acknowledge authors whenever you borrow their ideas/materials. Cite them. 5. ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU FEEL YOU NEED GUIDANCE. You know how/when/where to reach me. 6. BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO CHALLENGE ME WHENEVER YOU FEEL I HAVE SAID SOMETHING WRONG. It should be a learning process for the both of us. 7. OPEN YOURSELF UP TO NEW IDEAS AND EXPERIENCES. You are design and arts students and should be informed and opinionated. I cannot perform magic (though I wish I could), so you have to build on whatever curiosity you currently have. Read. Watch. Experience! 8. COME TO CLASS WITH THE WILLINGNESS TO LEARN. Again. I am no magician. Every class is composed of different people who, collectively, determine its spirit. You can choose to enjoy this class or hate it. Help me make it a mind-blowing experience for all of us. REFERENCESAscher, Steven and Pincus, Edward, THE FILMMAKERS’ HANDBOOK. New York: Penguin Group, 1999.Bordwell, David, FILM ART: AN INTRODUCTION (8TH ED.). New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., 2008 4|B A S I C V I D E O P R O D U C T I O N S Y L L A B U S
  5. 5. Campbell, Drew, TECHNICAL FILM AND TV FOR NONTECHNICAL PEOPLE. New York: Allworth Press, 2002AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE SCREEN EDUCATION PROTOCOL AND MATERIALS GUIDE TO THE SCREEN EDUCATIONPROCESS. American Film Institute, 2006Video Lectures from the American Film InstituteVideo Lectures from the New York Film Academy 5|B A S I C V I D E O P R O D U C T I O N S Y L L A B U S

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