PROJECT 1: MUSIC VIDEO

 FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL, WHITE STRIPES

FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL, WHITE STRIPES

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Now is the time to put the techniques and tools you learned from the exercises into practice! For the first project, each student will be directing and producing their own music video. Consider what types of music videos you’ve seen and the ones that you enjoy. The video you produce can be narrative, non-linear, abstract or include lip syncing. The type of video you choose to produce is yours, it is your job to make sure that you project meets and exceeds the basic project requirements.

DUE DATES

  • March 14 Project Proposal (end of day)
  • March 28 Cut 1 - In Progress (by 1PM)
  • April 4 Final Cut (end of class)

GRADING RUBRIC

The Grading Rubric will help provide insight on instructor assessment for each project. Review the document before working on the project to understand the criteria you need to consider while producing your film. The choices for each section should reflect purposeful choices and an understanding of the equipment, file management and software. Students are encourage to use creativity and self-expression

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the project, the student and their work should reflect and understanding of:

  1. Mac Operating System (preview, rename and organize files)

  2. Video Capture (different devices, operation, playback, review)

  3. Camera angles, shot size and movement (purpose and creative use)

  4. Manual Camera Operation (ISO, aperture, shutter/FPS)

  5. External audio capture (devices, operation, capture, review)

  6. Video and audio uploading and file renaming, organizing

  7. Storyboards and shot list, pre-production

  8. Film crew responsibilities (different jobs on set)

  9. Adobe Premiere basic operation (open/close files, navigate windows)

  10. Creating a new Premiere Project File (correct saving, organized files)

  11. Video and Audio importing to Project Bin (organizing, renaming, preview)

  12. Basic video editing tools (adding video, trimming, moving clips)

  13. Premiere editing vocabulary (clip, transition, timeline, etc.)

  14. Still photos (how to add and change size)

  15. Titles (how to add, control font/size, move around the frame)

  16. Time / Duration (slow mo, timelapse, reverse)

  17. Audio Editing (add, move, adjust volume, transitions)

  18. Color Management (basic color corrections)

  19. Exporting (saving, labeling, video format)

 

START HERE.

STEP 1: PROJECT PROPOSAL

Write a one-page description (Writing Assignment 5) of your project, make sure to include:

  1. Title of the Song

  2. Artist

  3. Possible Location(s)

  4. General description of shots, idea, production goals.

  5. Storyboard or shot list

  6. Support materials (images, videos, drawings)

Writing Assignment due by email on or before: Wednesday, March 14

STEP 2: PRE-PRODUCTION

  1. Dates for filming / Schedule

  2. Possible crew

  3. Permits / clearance on locations

  4. Equipment / Tools / Materials

It is the responsibility of the student to recruit a team and crew positions as needed. Make sure to collect the contacts for everyone in your crew so that you can send updates on schedules, call times, etc. Consider which equipment needed for the shoot, create a schedule and reserve equipment as needed.

 

STEP 3: PRODUCTION

  1. Equipment

  2. Team

  3. Shotlist

  4. Shoot

Check your camera settings and prepare your camera: Format SD, resolution, FPS, white balance, ISO, etc. During the production of your film, work from a shot list or storyboard, and do your best to stay organized so that you can complete your shots quickly and efficiently. Whether you are working in a team, or alone, give yourself the opportunity to shoot and review your footage. Give yourself some choices by varying shots, record more than you need, so you have flexibility with editing and don’t need to reshoot.

 

STEP 4: Post-Production

  1. Upload / Organize your audio and video

  2. General edit (add clips, add audio, cut and paste clips)

  3. Refine edit (add transitions, color management, etc.)

  4. Export to screening station

Macintosh HD > Screening Station > VSAR203 Sp18 R. JAVIER > Project 1

Upload, organize and re-label all the media you create to your hard drive. Create a project folder > Media Folder > and separate folders for different types of media. Start a new project in Premiere Pro, upload your media to your Project Bin, organize and rename as needed. You are ready to create a new sequence and start piecing together your film, save details like transitions, audio corrections and color management towards the end for a more efficient workflow.