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  • Plan for today.\n\nNo theory today, kidlets.\n\nCatch up, check in\nStoryboarding, Outlining, Slates v. narration\nShow Five Best & Workshop Outlines\nEditing Clips\nMusic\n8:30-9:00 Team Meetings\n9:00-9:45 Editing: Titles & Transitions\n9:45-9:50 Feedback Cards\n\nTotally fine to be coming to us with specific questions about how to do things. But coming to us in a total defeatist panic about how to do it is not the right attitude for this stage in the process.\n\nIt’s perfectly natural to feel anxious at this point. But it’s not that we are leaving technical\nThe really important thing to learn here is that there are 100 million ways to do this right - what you need to learn is to trust yourself to be able to figure things out. the basics work the same all over the place. everyone is working on different equipment, different software. part of learning to do this is learning to troubleshoot yourself and learning to trust yourself that you can do it.\n
  • Next week: Watch rough cuts in class & talk advanced editing/finishing techniques - Color Correction, After Effects, Animation.\n\nTake temperature: how are you feeling about the rough cut being due?\n
  • till 6:30\nRubric: questions, concerns?\nWho wants to talk about what they wrote for their minute paper & what techniques they’re planning to steal for their project.\n\nTierno: The Sentence\n\nScripts & five best assignment - part of coming lecture\n\nWe want to talk about outlining, writing for your story today\n\nLet’s get into writing & structure with a little bit of fun...\n
  • A joke...but only kinda! There is a definite structure to the way a typical news story is put together.\n\nYou could totally just steal this and it would be an awesome video.\n
  • So let’s start by talking about the scripts you read this past week.\nInitial reactions or questions?\nHave you guys worked with scripts on past video projects?\n\nTalk through workflow\nEither: you can transcribe everything first - or you can start by cutting some stuff together before you transcribe\n\nOne process for video: 1) write an outline 2) make a cut 3) make a script/transcript 4) edit\nAlex - talk about process of realizing why to script\n\nAnother process for video: *review footage, cut together b-roll sequences, pick out audio clips to use - try to cut together and then get to wanting a script - but then you don’t have to transcribe all the footage.\n\nAlso part of our editing process with you - or any collaborative editing process. And that’s the why: it becomes too complicated to edit/critique a project without a written guide to everything that’s in the story.\n\nFormat: totally about what works for you. Probably good to use formatting to indicate different types of content - “actualities,” b-roll, music, transitions - but roll with what works/makes sense to you - just so long as we see all the words that are in there.\n\nStart with scripts and work backwards to how you get there. Review audio script: use formatting to indicate different people talking, describe ambient sounds and audio transitions. Review multimedia script: this also went with hand drawn story board\n\n-->Look @ scripts\nLook @ highlighted scripts for different mediums.\n-->Define “actuality”\nVideo has hella actualities.\nSo then you need something else to drive the narrative\n
  • Slates vs Narration   \nNo matter how smooth you are, it’s tough to push the narrative along with other people talking alone.\n\nIn our ideal world, a character can play the role of narrator. But it’s really, really hard to get there.\n\nSlates or narration are where you do the heavily lifting -- tying quotes to the story.\n\n\nSo let’s look at an example where we’ve got a little bit of both: (P-I)\n
  • Watched last week (two weeks ago?)\n\nHow were narration/slates used well/poorly here?\n\nYour editor will always tell you to add more info - more slates - so start with as few as you think you can. think of it as a secret weapon.\n
  • "Defining your story.\n\nNumber one rule: write to your tape/footage/quotes\nEspecially important for multimedia: you can't explain/write around things the same way you can with print.\nYou've spent weeks with this topic. What was the most interesting part for you - in 30 seconds, what is the most interesting part.\nTrust your reporting - your own instincts - what anecdotes are you telling at parties. (First 30secs/graph/shots)\nWatch out for esoteria - you have tons and tons of info - what are the guts.\nYour goal for today (with team meetings): map out your story and identify the missing pieces. What other interviews, ambi, b-roll, perspectives, quotes do you need? How will you get them?\nKnow what the story is this week. Next week is for fill-in reporting."\n
  • Talk through each technique - draw the web layout\nUse index cards; stick figures\nList your scenes, characters - best clips/photos each on a card and work on arranging them\nWrite a script\n\nFind a system that works for you: it’s about identifying the good stuff, the action, the emotion and then finding a way it can logically flow.\n\n
  • 7:15-7:30\n
  • 7:30-8:00\n\nWho will volunteer to show us their 5 best pieces?\n\nListen/watch/look at - start to map an outline of how the story will go.\n\nOpener -- does it have to explain everything in the first 20 secs, first graph? No! Hook em\nWhere's the narrative high point? - put that 3/4 of the way through\nWhat is missing? What else can you get to fill in the gaps?`\n\nGo through each person’s five best clips.\n\n
  • 8:00-8:10\nSpecific example of how dramatically you can cut down/slice and dice a clip.\n\nOne note: what you see here is the tape log - there might be spelling errors; definitely it’s not exact. And that’s OK! When you’re at a stage of logging tape, you want to get the gist, get close, but you don’t have to go word for word.\n\nThe idea is just to give you a sense of how this winnowing down process can work.\nAlso, to show what a transcript/tape log can look like.\n\n0:59\n
  • Edited version is about 1/3 the length - but you still get all the info. Can you think of anything that was missing from the edited cut? Presumably not - and it’s the test of a good edit.\n\nClip is cut down to 0:18 -- 1/3 of the length!\n\n0:44 with narration - trimmed off 15 seconds and threw in a ton of narration.\n
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  • 5 mins - 9:45-9:50\n
  • 06 writing-upload

    1. 1. NARRATING LIVES ONLINE MCDM Program - Spring 2011 - COM 583
    2. 2. ASSIGNMENTS★Thursday, May 19th at 12 noon: ★ROUGH CUT! {Video + script}
    3. 3. DEBRIEF★Minute Papers★Final Project Rubric
    4. 4. HOW TO REPORT THE NEWS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHun58mz3vI
    5. 5. WORKFLOW & SCRIPTS★Rough tape Logging★Audio/Narrative★Visuals★Detailed transcribing★Script aids editing process
    7. 7. TO SLATE OR TO NARRATE? Narration: Slates:★Adds a character ★Good for stats★Lets you use more words-- ★You have to be very sparing but you still have to be with words sparing ★Serve double duty as★Can be more intimate--or transition or interesting more distancing graphics
    8. 8. IRAQI REFUGEES http://www.vjmovement.com/truth/940?fq=ttype.video&fq=dshow.all&fq=dorder.hot&fq=tab.list
    9. 9. DEFINING YOUR STORY★Write to your tape! ★What are the guts?★Use the party test ★What are the holes?★Use the 30 second test ★Kill your beauties!★Who are your characters?
    10. 10. STORYBOARDING TECHNIQUES★Drawings★Index Cards★Stick figures★Scenes★Characters★Shots
    11. 11. BREAK TIME
    12. 12. OUTLINE WORKSHOP★What’s your hook or opener?★Where is the narrative high point?★What’s your kicker or resolution?★What’s missing?
    13. 13. CUTTING DOWN CLIPSSo what we’re looking for is vehicles lingering in areascommonly used by smugglers or drug dealers. We’relooking for aberrant behavior, people looking over theirshoulders, that look lost. Commonly when people comeacross they’re wondering am I in the US yet? Lookingaround. People wearing a jacket in the middle ofsummertime. People walking around with luggage or bags.And walking along the side of the road in Canada. Theseare some of the things we notice that would qualify assuspicious behavior and that would require us to take alook at once they’re in the united states
    14. 14. AUDIO EDITING EXAMPLEBERMUDEZ: We’re looking for vehicles lingering in, in areas that arecommonly used by, by smugglers of humans, drugs, other contraband.We’re looking for aberrant behavior, people wearing you know a jacket inthe middle of summertime. People, people walking around with, withluggage.
    15. 15. AUDIO EDITING EXAMPLENARR: This is Border Patrol Headquarters in Blaine, Washington.Blaine is a town of about 4,000 people. It’s right on Washington State’sborder with Canada. Mike Bermudez is a Supervisory Border PatrolAgent and Public Affairs Officer here.BERMUDEZ: We’re looking for vehicles lingering in, in areas that arecommonly used by, by smugglers of humans, drugs, other contraband.We’re looking for aberrant behavior, people wearing you know a jacket inthe middle of summertime. People, people walking around with, withluggage.NARR:You see cameras every few hundred yards along the entireborder here in Blaine Sector. They are everywhere, right in the middleof roads or fields. But the Border Patrol also uses sensors – in secretlocations – to detect illegal movement.
    16. 16. SOURCES OF ROYALTY FREE MUSIC From Xurxo Martinez (http://goo.gl/Y49Gt)Or go to CreativeCommons.org and search “music”
    17. 17. FEEDBACK CARDS★What worked today?★What didn’t work today?★What do you want more of in the future?