SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ARTS


       WEEK 1              Introduction to the Course
 TUESDAY: JUNE 1, 2010     Prior Knowledge Survey
   TUESDAY: JULY 13, 2010      Introduction...

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  1. 1. DE LA SALLE-COLLEGE OF ST. BENILDE SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ARTS COURSE SYLLABUS 1st Term 2010-2011 COURSE CODE: BAVIDEO COURSE TITLE: BASIC VIDEO PRODUCTION CREDIT: 3 units PRE-REQUISITE (S) / TO: None TYPE OF COURSE: Design Foundation FACULTY: Nestor S. Abrogena Jr. +(63) 916 724 5153 CONSULTATION: Tuesdays 2:30-2:45PM / 5:45-6PM ; Wednesday 2:30-2:45PM / 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: COURSE 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 applications COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the course, the students should be able to: 1. Learn the fundamentals of video production 2. Understand the roles and responsibilities in various stages of production 3. Learn the art and technique of visual storytelling 4. Develop concepts, and produce their own video production 5. Appreciate and evaluate their work and the work of others. CLASS REQUIREMENTS: 1. A small sketch pad to keep all the notes and storyboard sketches 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 and ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS3/CS4) 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 PRODUCTION ASSESSMENT/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. Assignment 3. Exercises 4. Midterms Project 5. Finals Project ABROGENA- BAVIDEO | 1
  2. 2. COURSE OUTLINE: WEEK 1 Introduction to the Course TUESDAY: JUNE 1, 2010 Prior Knowledge Survey WEDNESDAY: JUNE 2, 2010 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. Read assigned readings WEEK 2 Introduction to the Video Technology and Film Language TUESDAY: JUNE 8, 2010 The Stages of Production: Preproduction, Production, Postproduction WEDNESDAY: JUNE 9, 2010 The Who’s of the Production: Above-The-Line and Below-The-Line 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: JUNE 15, 2010 Introduction to Visual Composition: Shot Sizes, Placement and Movement WEDNESDAY: JUNE 16, 2010 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: JUNE 22, 2010 First Phase of Music Video Lecture: Forms, Styles and Concepts WEDNESDAY: JUNE 23, 2010 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: JUNE 29, 2010 Introduction to Basic Lighting: Lights and Equipment WEDNESDAY: JUNE 30, 2010 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: JULY 6, 2010 Preparation WEDNESDAY: JULY 7, 2010 Further Discussions on Lighting Aesthetics: Painting with Light, Creating Mood and Effects EXERCISE: Lighting exercise- shooting in a contained set (Green Room) Discussions on Midterms Project: MUSIC VIDEO ABROGENA- BAVIDEO | 2
  4. 4. WEEK 7 PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO PROJECTS (MIDTERMS WEEK) TUESDAY: JULY 13, 2010 Introduction to Short Film Narrative and Regrouping for Short film finals project WEDNESDAY: JULY 14, 2010 First Phase of Writing for Short Film: The art of Storytelling and Conceptualization Brief Discussion on Sound Effects and Musical Score: Free-Royalty Sound and Scores EXERCISE: 3-Object Exercise and Stimuli Exercise ASSIGNMENT: “Conversations with DREAM” WEEK 8 DEADLINE FOR THE PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO PROJECTS TUESDAY: JULY 20, 2010 Film / Video Showing WEDNESDAY: JULY 21, 2010 Second Phase of Writing for Short Film: “The Big Idea” and Treatment Writing Character Sketching: Profile, Environment, Problem, Solution Developing a Story: 3-Act Structure, Plant and Pay-off, Montage The Process of Scriptwriting: Format and Style 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: JULY 27, 2010 Video Transitions: Cut-To, Dissolve, Fade in/Fade out WEDNESDAY: JULY 28, 2010 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: AUGUST 3, 2010 Editing Audio Effects and Transitions, Keying Audio Track WEDNESDAY: AUGUST 4, 2010 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: AUGUST 10, 2010 Brief Discussion on Adobe After Effects: Basics, Presets and Plug-ins WEDNESDAY: AUGUST 11, 2010 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: AUGUST 17, 2010 Third Phase of Short Film Writing: Further discussions on Scriptwriting WEDNESDAY: AUGUST 18, 2010 Sound Recording: Equipment and Placement EXERCISE: Shooting a transaction scene with dialogues WEEK 13 Last Phase of Short Film Writing: Finalization of Concepts, Scripts and Storyboards TUESDAY: AUGUST 24, 2010 Proposals of Concepts and Consultation of Finals Project WEDNESDAY: AUGUST 25, 2010 WEEK 14 Consultations for Final Project TUESDAY: AUGUST 31, 2010 WEDNESDAY: SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 FINALS- SUBMISSION Deadline of Submission of the Finals Project SEPTEMBER 8, 2010, WEDNESDAY 2 DVD-MOVIE COPIES; DVD PLAYER-TESTED AND PROPERLY LABELLED (tentative) 1 DVD-DATA COPY .AVI SOFT FILE OF YOUR SHORT FILM FOR BACK-UP FINALS Public Screening of Works / Panel Defense SEPTEMBER 10, 2010, FRIDAY (tentative) SEPTEMBER 11, 2010, SATURDAY Course Card Distribution (14th floor, 11AM to 1PM) ABROGENA- BAVIDEO | 4
  5. 5. 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 11:30am / 2:45pm. I will give a 15- min allowance for you to come to my class but at exactly 11:45am / 3pm, 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/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. REFERENCES Ascher, 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 Campbell, Drew, TECHNICAL FILM AND TV FOR NONTECHNICAL PEOPLE. New York: Allworth Press, 2002 AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE SCREEN EDUCATION PROTOCOL AND MATERIALS GUIDE TO THE SCREEN EDUCATION PROCESS. American Film Institute, 2006 Video Lectures from the American Film Institute Video Lectures from the New York Film Academy ABROGENA- BAVIDEO | 5