Assignment # 0
Create a YouTube account and email me the link (email@example.com)
This YouTube account is where you will post all production assignments for the semester. If you already have a YouTube Account, please create a collection or channel for the course.
Assignment # 1
View the film 97% and write shoot and edit a 90-second film that tells a story using visual storytelling techniques.
Rules: you can use text, music, and any other narrative elements you choose to create the film but it must contain no lines of spoken dialog.
Edit the film on Adobe Premier CC, installed on all computers in the Cass Labs.
Consider: What is the protagonist’s objective (what do they want), what gets in the way of achieving this objective (the obstacles), and does the protagonist finally get what they want (resolution). Also consider that all elements above must be included in a 2-minute film.
Strategies: Limit the temporal and spacial context of the film. Films shot in one place with a continuous timeframe are especially suited for this assignment. Multiple locations and times will appear jarringly fragmented in a two minute film.
Due: Post the film to your YouTube page by class time September 24.
Criteria of Evaluation:
Film runs at least 90 seconds and contains a protagonist, obstacle the protagonist must face and a resolution: 30%
Film maintains continuity of action through editing: 30%
Film demonstrates basic technical understanding of DSLR video: 40%
Canon T3i Basics:
White Balance = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwZGrSQ2IFI
Aperture / Shutter Speed / ISO = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAt4315-uH4