First term 2011 2012 syllabus

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First term 2011 2012 syllabus

  1. 1. COURSE OUTLINE:WEEK 1 Introduction to the Course, Prior Knowledge Survey and Overview of the Syllabus Discussion of Expectations, Deadlines, and House Rules Groupings / Briefing for the Term Project- Music Video Film / Video ShowingWEEK 2 Introduction to the Video Technology and Film Language The Stages of Production: Preproduction, Production, Postproduction The Who’s of the Production: Above-The-Line and Below-The-Line Introduction to the Video Technology and Film Language Film /Video Showing GROUP ASSIGNMENT: SHOOT A MUSIC VIDEO (DIAGNOSTIC TEST)WEEK 3 Basic Parts of the Video Camera and Introduction to the Basic Equipment Introduction to Visual Composition: Shot Sizes, Placement and Movement 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)WEEK 4 Showing of 1-minute video assignment First Phase of Music Video Lecture: Forms, Styles and Concepts 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 meetingWEEK 5 Mis-En-Scene: Production Design, Acting/Directing, Cinematography Sound Recording: Equipment and Placement 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 *PRODUCTION SHOOT NO. 1WEEK 6 The DSLR VIDEO CAMERA: Basic Parts, Lenses Second Phase of Music Video Lecture: The Process of Conceptualization and Preparation 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 *PRODUCTION SHOOT NO. 2
  2. 2. WEEK 7 Introduction to Short Film Narrative and Regrouping for Short film finals project 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 *PRODUCTION SHOOT NO. 3 WEEK 8 Film / Video Showing 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 *PRODUCTION SHOOT NO. 4 Introduction to Post-Production: Principles of Editing WEEK 9 The Editing Console: Basic Interface of Adobe Premiere program Video Transitions: Cut-To, Dissolve, Fade in/Fade out 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 PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO Further Discussion on Post-production: Review on Previous Editing Activity WEEK 10 Workspace: Video Effects, Special Effects and Style Editing Audio Effects and Transitions, Keying Audio Track 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 PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO WEEK 11 Submission of editing exercise Brief Discussion on Adobe After Effects: Basics, Presets and Plug-ins Output: DVD Authoring and Creating Menu EXERCISE: Short Film Editing with Assignment NOTE: CHANGE OF ROOM: to be announced WEEK 12 POST PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO FINALS PROJECT: ASSEMBLAGE WEEK 13 POST PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO FINALS PROJECT: FIRST CUT WEEK 14 POST PRODUCTION PHASE OF MUSIC VIDEO FINALS PROJECT: FINAL CUTFINALS- SUBMISSION Deadline of Submission of the Finals Project 2 DVD-MOVIE COPIES; DVD PLAYER-TESTED AND PROPERLY LABELLED 1 DVD-DATA COPY .AVI SOFT FILE OF YOUR SHORT FILM FOR BACK-UP FINALS MUSIC VIDEO LAUNCH AND PANEL DEFENSE Course Card Distribution (14th floor, 11AM to 1PM)

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