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CINEMATIC STORYTELLING            with mobile devicesMICHAEL HERNANDEZ  cinehead3@gmail.com       @cinehead               ...
OVERVIEW• Why   & How•5   Minute Film School• iMovie    Demo• Project• Sample    Lessons                              2
“What goes through the mind is forgotten.What goes through the heart and then the mind is             remembered forever.”...
WHY CINEMATIC                  STORYTELLING• authentic• interdisciplinary• utilizes   multiple intelligences• involves    ...
MOBILE DEVICES      iPhone 4/4s/5        iPad 2 & 3iPod Touch 4th & 5th gen                                        5
APPS & ACCESSORIESWriting        Editing        Sharing      Etc.   Pages         iMovie       Dropbox     Filmic Pro Plai...
APPS & ACCESSORIESmicrophone   adapter   tripod or stand                                         7
CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS    Rule of Thirds & Lead Space                                  8
CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS    Rule of Thirds & Lead Space                                  9
CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS                               Exposure• avoid   bright backgrounds• ample   light                     ...
CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS    Wide, Medium, Close shots                                11
CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS    Wide, Medium, Close shots                                12
CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS    Wide, Medium, Close shots                                13
EDITING TIPS• Less   is more• avoid    long takes• divide       big topics into “chapters” or separate movies             ...
SOUND TIPS• Use   a microphone• get   close to sound• avoid   noisy locations• music   to enhance drama                   ...
iMovie demo         16
Footware Frenzy       Requirements Wide, medium and close shots  One interview (with title)        Rule of Thirds        U...
PLANNING• Provide    enough time• practice• define   realistic goals for project• how   to form groups• expectations   for ...
PLANNING• research• outline   & script• shot   list & storyboard• scheduling   the shoot• deadlines   for footage & edit  ...
SAMPLE LESSONS                                Fiction• Music Video    (editing, original music)• Existing   plays or books...
SAMPLE LESSONS                            Non-Fiction• Interviews    (grandparent, community leader, cultural figure)• How-...
CINEMATIC STORYTELLING            with mobile devicesMICHAEL HERNANDEZ  cinehead3@gmail.com       @cinehead               ...
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Cinematic Storytelling With Mobile Devices

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Learn how to use iMovie for iOS in classrooms of any level. This was a hands-on session originally given at CUE 2012 in Palm Springs. So the "iMovie Demo" slide was where I'd show you how to use the app. The "Footware Frenzy" slide was a project that the participants would work on for about 20-30 min.

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Cinematic Storytelling With Mobile Devices

  1. 1. CINEMATIC STORYTELLING with mobile devicesMICHAEL HERNANDEZ cinehead3@gmail.com @cinehead 1
  2. 2. OVERVIEW• Why & How•5 Minute Film School• iMovie Demo• Project• Sample Lessons 2
  3. 3. “What goes through the mind is forgotten.What goes through the heart and then the mind is remembered forever.” Alfonso Arau Director, Like Water for Chocolate 3
  4. 4. WHY CINEMATIC STORYTELLING• authentic• interdisciplinary• utilizes multiple intelligences• involves all students 4
  5. 5. MOBILE DEVICES iPhone 4/4s/5 iPad 2 & 3iPod Touch 4th & 5th gen 5
  6. 6. APPS & ACCESSORIESWriting Editing Sharing Etc. Pages iMovie Dropbox Filmic Pro Plain Text Reel Director Posterous 8mm Avid Studio Tumblr PhotoSync 6
  7. 7. APPS & ACCESSORIESmicrophone adapter tripod or stand 7
  8. 8. CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS Rule of Thirds & Lead Space 8
  9. 9. CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS Rule of Thirds & Lead Space 9
  10. 10. CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS Exposure• avoid bright backgrounds• ample light 10
  11. 11. CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS Wide, Medium, Close shots 11
  12. 12. CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS Wide, Medium, Close shots 12
  13. 13. CINEMATOGRAPHY TIPS Wide, Medium, Close shots 13
  14. 14. EDITING TIPS• Less is more• avoid long takes• divide big topics into “chapters” or separate movies 14
  15. 15. SOUND TIPS• Use a microphone• get close to sound• avoid noisy locations• music to enhance drama 15
  16. 16. iMovie demo 16
  17. 17. Footware Frenzy Requirements Wide, medium and close shots One interview (with title) Rule of Thirds Use voiceoverExtra Credit: use 3 sound effects 17
  18. 18. PLANNING• Provide enough time• practice• define realistic goals for project• how to form groups• expectations for students 18
  19. 19. PLANNING• research• outline & script• shot list & storyboard• scheduling the shoot• deadlines for footage & edit 19
  20. 20. SAMPLE LESSONS Fiction• Music Video (editing, original music)• Existing plays or books (interpretation, analysis)• Original stories (creative writing, elements of story) 20
  21. 21. SAMPLE LESSONS Non-Fiction• Interviews (grandparent, community leader, cultural figure)• How-to’s (show a process)• Public Service Announcement (PSA)• Political Campaign Ad (persuasion, propaganda, style)• Documentary (complex, culminating project) 21
  22. 22. CINEMATIC STORYTELLING with mobile devicesMICHAEL HERNANDEZ cinehead3@gmail.com @cinehead 22

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