EXERCISE 2: YOUTUBE MASHUPS
Get prepared to watch a lot of videos! For this exercise you will be creating a video mashup on a topic or emphasis of your choice. Think about the media that you consume, what do you see often? What do you rarely see? Learn how to convert video and audio files from the Internet and repurpose already existing video.
Students will be introduced to the Mac OS system and learn editing basics on Adobe Premiere Pro. No original audio or video and be used. The student is responsible to label and upload their project by the due date:
EXERCISE 2 DUE: Wednesday, Feb 7 by 12PM
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Can convert video and audio files
- Understands basic Adobe Premiere editing
- Produce a short video project using found footage
- Think critically about existing video and how we can recontextualize it
- Collect a minimum of 20 clips
- Files re-named and organized
- No original footage
- Must contain audio and video
- Exercise should be a minimum of 1 minute
SAVE + EXPORT
Upload your finished video to your Vimeo account and email the link to:
In the subject line: VSAR203 EXERCISE 2 - First Name Last Name
WHAT IS A MASHUP?
A mashup is a mixture or fusion of separate elements that did not originally belong together. In the music world, a recording created digitally combining and synchronizing instrumental tracks with vocal tracks from two or more songs. A video mashup (also written as video mash-up) combines multiple pre-existing video sources with no discernible relation with each other into a unified video. These are derivative works as defined by the United States Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. § 101, and as such, may find protection from copyright claims under the doctrine of fair use.
YouTube was created by PayPal employees as a video-sharing website where users could upload, share and view content. The Internet domain name " www.youtube.com " was activated on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 9:13 p.m
During the summer of 2006, YouTube was one of the fastest growing sites on the World Wide Web, hosting more than 65,000 new video uploads. The site delivered an average of 100 million video views per day in July. It was ranked the fifth-most-popular website on Alexa, far out-pacing even MySpace's rate of growth. The website averaged nearly 20 million visitors per month.
STEP 1: BRAINSTORM YOUR THEME OR CONCEPT
When selecting your YouTube Mashup theme, its important to consider the type of videos you see and to critically think about what you see repeat often.
STEP 2: START WATCHING VIDEOS
Stream YouTube and other resources to figure out what types of video and audio you want to collect. It can be helpful to keep a separate Word or Google Doc of the links you collect. To minimize your editing time, you can even make notes or write down times for the clips you want to use.
STEP 3: SAVE AND CONVERT LINKS
Copy and paste the link for your video into the Online Video Converter window. Click on the pull down menu and select .mp3 for an audio file and .mp4 for a video file. You are ready to click START and the file conversion will begin. A window will pop up confirming your conversion and a DOWNLOAD button will be available for your to upload the file to your computer. You can find the file in the Downloads folder, re-name and save your file to your hard drive.
Labeling your video files:
Date > Assignment > Clip Description
WEBSITE: Online Video Converter
STEP 4: ORGANIZE AND RE-NAME YOUR FILES
Method 1: Rename a file or folder by selecting it and hitting the ‘return’ key
Just click on the icon of the file/folder from the OS X Finder, and then hit the return key, then type in the new name. This is quick and simple, and likely the most traditional method of renaming on the Mac.
Method 2: Rename a file or folder by selecting it and clicking on the filename with your cursor
Super simple and done through the Finder, here’s what you want to do: after you have selected the icon, click on the actual filename text and hover for a moment with the mouse cursor, you’ll see the text highlight which indicates that you can then rename the item. Type in the new name, then hit return or click away with the mouse cursor to set the change.
Method 3: Using right-click and choosing “Rename” from the menu
If you right-click (or control+click) on a file name in the Finder of modern versions of OS X, you can choose a “Rename” option to rename a specific file, or use it to rename multiple files at a time if multiple files are selected. This works great, but it’s only available to the newest versions of OS X.
STEP 5: START A NEW ADOBE PREMIERE PROJECT
- To create a new project file, click New Project in the Start screen. Choose a name, browse to choose a location for the project file, and click OK.
- Open a Premiere Pro project file by double-clicking it, or click Open Project in the Start screen and select a file.
- To import media files using the Media Browser panel, browse to the files you’d like to import, select the clips you want to work with in Premiere Pro, right-click one of the selected clips, and choose Import. Once the media is imported, you’re ready to edit.
- As you edit, be sure to save your work (choose File > Save) periodically.
- To close your project, choose File > Close Project.
STEP 6: UNDERSTANDING THE PREMIERE WORKSPACE
- Panels: Each panel has a specific purpose. You can resize or reposition them. All panels are accessible in the Window menu.
- Workspaces: Preset layouts with panels displayed that are useful for particular tasks, such as editing video or working on audio. To reset a workspace, choose Window > Workspace > Reset to Saved Layout.
- Blue highlight: Only one panel at a time will have a blue highlight, indicating that it is the active panel.
STEP 7: IMPORT MEDIA
- Use the Media Browser panel to locate and import your media files. To preview a video in the Source Monitor, double-click it. To import media files, select them and right-click on them to choose Import.
- Bins allow you to organize your clips in the same way that you might organize files in folders on your computer. To create a new bin, click the New Bin button in the Project panel.
STEP 8: BUILD A SEQUENCE
When you create a sequence, it appears in the Project panel along with your clips. You can create as many sequences as you want in the same project.
- To create a new sequence, drag one or more clips into the empty Timeline panel, or select one or more clips in the Project panel, right-click on the selection and choose New Sequence from Clip.
- Add more clips by dragging them into the Timeline panel.
- To remove a clip from the sequence, select it and press Backspace (Windows) or Delete (macOS). If you select clips and press Shift+Delete (Windows) or Shift+fn+Delete (macOS), they will be removed without leaving a gap in the sequence.