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Let's Make Movies!~...safely

  1. 1. Let’s Make Movies!~ Nellie Chew Slide 1
  2. 2. But first, some movie making basics… • Producer: arrange finances & hire actors • Director: supervise creative aspects of movie & instruct actors • Gaffer: lighting electrician • Grip: stagehand & sometimes assist the cameraman • Foley Artist: sound effects • Script or shot sheet: lay out each shot in order with the text & description of the camera position • Story Boards: – A set of drawings that show every camera angle for every shot – They are used to help explain each shot to each person involved in making the project Apple Sauce Kids (2000). Movie- Making Basics. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://applesaucekids.com/BackGrou/MovBasic.html Slide 2
  3. 3. How to make a movie production (step by step and in order) Pre- Post- Production production production Apple Sauce Kids (2000). Movie- Making Basics. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://applesaucekids.com/BackGrou/MovBasic.html Slide 3
  4. 4. How to make a movie production (1.Pre-Production) a) Define the topic b) Do research c) Define all critical information d) Create a working narrative, a Script e) Do a location survey f) Get approvals g) The shooting planning h) Scheduling i) The pre-shoot prep Apple Sauce Kids (2000). Movie- Making Basics. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://applesaucekids.com/BackGrou/MovBasic.html Slide 4
  5. 5. How to make a movie production (2.Production – actually making movie) a) Meet with everyone b) Set-up lighting c) Set-up Camera placement d) Set-up Audio e) Shoot log Apple Sauce Kids (2000). Movie- Making Basics. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://applesaucekids.com/BackGrou/MovBasic.html Slide 5
  6. 6. How to make a movie production (3.Post-Production) a) Post logging b) Re-shoot (if necessary) c) Edit audio d) Edit video to the finished audio e) Edit music f) Review / approval g) Re-edit (if necessary) Apple Sauce Kids (2000). Movie- Making Basics. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://applesaucekids.com/BackGrou/MovBasic.html Slide 6
  7. 7. Storyboarding • Popular management tool to facilitate the creative-thinking process and can be likened to taking your thoughts and the thoughts of others and spreading them out on a wall as you work on a project or solve a problem • See interconnections, how one idea relates to another, and how all the pieces come together • These types include: – Layout Storyboards – Animation Storyboards – Interaction Storyboards – Visual Interaction Storyboards, – Flowchart Storyboards DePaul University. Animation Basics. (n.d.) Retrieved April 7, 2008, from http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/sgrais/animation_basics.htm Slide 7
  8. 8. Film Storyboard Sample Page http://www.thestoryboardartist.com/Site/Film.html Slide 8
  9. 9. A Storyboard Sample Apple Sauce Kids (2000). Movie- Making Basics. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://applesaucekids.com/BackGrou/StoryBoard.html Slide 9
  10. 10. A Free Storyboard Tool~ http://kidsvid.altec.org/index.html Slide 10
  11. 11. Our Official Template Slide 11
  12. 12. More on movie making basics… http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Movie_making_manual Slide 12
  13. 13. U Tube? I Tube~ http://www.youtube.com/group/moviemakingcollectio Slide 13
  14. 14. Movie Evaluation Criteria • Story originality • Characterization • Opening and closing sequences • Overall visual storytelling • Direction and performance of actors • Production techniques – the overall quality of pictures, video and audio which reflects the craft of directing, shooting and editing • Level or degree of difficulty – Technical/Software applications and concepts NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information (2008). Video Drama as the Main FYP. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://www.ntu.edu.sg/sci/undergrad/html/student_video_drama.html Slide 14
  15. 15. Windows Movie Maker • For Vista, Version 6 is already installed in your laptop. However, we are using Version 2.6 to be consistent. • Vista & Windows7, download Windows Movie Maker 2.6 here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d6ba5972- 328e-4df7-8f9d-068fc0f80cfc&displaylang=en • XP, download Windows Movie Maker 2.1 here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2 .mspx Slide 15
  16. 16. A YouTube Help on Installation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmDzfhnW3_o Slide 16
  17. 17. Enhancement Pack 2010~ • “Nick” from “Artifex Productions” searched all over WWW to compile this Enhancement Pack for WMM 2.6! • Expands the effects library to over 400 animations! • Expands the transitions library to a total of 75 animations! • Check out his webpage here: http://artifex101-blog.blogspot.com/2010/04/windows- movie-maker-26-enhancement-pack.html • Note: This replaces the standard Movie Maker files! Slide 17
  18. 18. Even make your own Blue/Green Screen Effect! • Superimpose your videos! :D • Check out “fishycomics” @ YouTube~ • He “swam” with the dolphins à la WMM way~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRsevEQlA3M Slide 18
  19. 19. Online Movie Maker Tutorials http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/moviemaker2/ Slide 19
  20. 20. U Tube!! Plenty! Just search for them e.g. “movie maker 2.6” Google it!! Plentier! Just search for them e.g. “windows movie maker 2.6 tutorial” Slide 20
  21. 21. What Files WMM Use? • The accepted formats for import are – .WMV/.ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1), .AVI (DV-AVI), .WMA, .WAV, and .MP3. Slide 21
  22. 22. Online File Conversion Sites Vixy.net http://vixy.net/ • Able to convert from direct URL •Unable to convert to wmv •Immediate download after conversion but need to change file extension after download Media-Convert http://media-convert.com/ •Unable to convert from direct URL •Able to convert to wmv •Immediate download after conversion Zamzar http://zamzar.com/ • Able to convert from direct URL •Able to convert to wmv •Only email the converted file MUCH later Slide 22
  23. 23. More File Conversion • http://www.youconvertit.com/convertfiles.aspx • http://www.onlinevideoconverter.net/ • Or read more here: http://www.smashingdownloads.com/2008/10/30/5-best- online-file-converters/ • Or download & install a FREE video converter e.g. – “Any Video Converter” – Super Video Converter – Format Factory Slide 23
  24. 24. BEWARE of copyright infringement! Free Stuff (BUT do double-check) Site FreeFoto.com (free images) http://www.freefoto.com/ MorgueFile (free images) http://www.morguefile.com/ Flickr http://www.flickr.com/ Creative Commons (check copyright http://creativecommons.org/ terms) Slide 24
  25. 25. What IS Copyright? • Form of protection given by Singapore laws to authors of original works such as literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works • Infringement is illegal • IPOS website: http://www.ipos.gov.sg/leftNav/cop/ • Read about Special Provisions for Educational Institutions • Read about Copyright and the Internet • Read about Fair Dealing & Exceptions to Copyright Infringement Slide 25
  26. 26. Criminal Offence • Fine $20,000 maximum and/or imprisonment 6 months maximum • Second or subsequent offence, fine $50,000 and/or imprisonment 3 years. • Double-check the latest at IPOS: http://www.ipos.gov.sg/leftNav/cop/Infringement+and+Enfor cement.htm • So… – Be Original. •Be Creative. – Be Safe. Slide 26
  27. 27. U Can even Make a Movie using MS Paint! Part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6YtBvUc6fw Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX6SGgF0Qm0 Slide 27
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