Film Weeks 10-19 Spring

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 19 (June 13-17)


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Week 18 (June 6-10)

  • Mon-Tues: Build Camera Rigs or Continue The Final Project (Seniors Only right now)
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind to have read Bruce Block's The Visuals and the Story (PDF)
      • Share how to present more powerfully with poise
        • Remind students that Mr. Le Duc will be listening to the voice presentation quality in the final, specifically for:
          • Register
          • Timbre
          • Prosody
          • Pace
          • Pitch
          • Volume
      • Update on camera rig building process (For non-seniors)
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Seniors: Continue Your Final
      • Everyone else: Watch the DIY camera rig video (10 minutes)
        • Finish cutting the required PVC pieces and assemble, without glue, and mark all the connects with marker

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Week 17 (May 31 - June 3)

  • Fri: Build Camera Rigs or Start Film Class Final
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind to read Bruce Block's The Visuals and the Story (PDF)
      • Introduce camera rig building process (For non-seniors)
      • Introduce The Final Project (Seniors Only right now)
        • VoiceThread is used by many universities to submit / share projects
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Seniors: Start Your Final
      • Watch the DIY camera rig video (10 minutes)
      • Inventory your parts, start cutting the required PVC pieces
      • Check out other cool DIY filmmaking projects: 22 DIY DSLR Camera Rigs from FilmmakerIQ.com

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Week 16 (May 23-27)


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Week 15 (May 16-20)

  • Fri: Finish Shot Reverse Shot Project and Publish Your Individual Video to YouTube
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Share why audio and visual editing is so powerful?
      • Watch 4 minute flashback clip from The Thin Red Line (about 30 minutes into the film)
        • Listen once, then watch the clip
        • What was noticeable in the editing? Sound? Visuals? Editing timing? Sequence of clips?
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO

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Week 14 (May 9-13)

  • Fri: Edit Clips Together
    • YOUDO
      • I want each person to edit the film clips by themsleves
        • Every person is to edit the film clips and ADR sound by themselves
        • Mr. Le Duc wants to know that everyone can get the edit timing done well
      • We will record the ADR starting Monday
  • Thurs: Film Shot Reverse Shot Shoot and Record Ambient Sound
    • YOUDO
      • Film each person's 5 pieces of dialog
      • Record a minute or two of ambient sound
  • Wed: Write Script and Set Up Shot Reverse Shot Shoot
    • YOUDO
      • Dialog
        • Write a simple 5 part interchange
          • Each person should have about 5 lines of short dialogue
        • Keep each line short because the actor will need to ADR their lines
      • Shot List
        • Shoot each person's lines together
          • Example: shoot person 1's lines all together with a slight pause between them to aid editing
      • Lighting
        • Find a place that has natural light
          • The Commons works well, just sit close by a window and have the light fully cover the face
        • Have the actor face the window and the camera have it's back to the window
        • Be sure to light each side of the face equally
        • Use a reflector or bounce to reflect light back onto the face, if there is not enough light on one side
      • Camera Position
        • Have a camera about eye level
        • Remember the 180 rule for shot reverse shot
        • Use a tripod or set the camera on a stable surface when recording
      • Camera Settings
        • Rewatch the Canon T3i best DSLR movie settings tutorial, to reacquaint yourself with settings
        • Set camera to manual settings
        • Set the shutterspeed to 50, lower left hand corner of the settings menu screen
      • Lens Settings
        • Select MF on the top of the lens
          • Be sure to check your focus for every shot
        • Set the focal length to about 25mm by turning the zoom
      • Audio
        • Use the camera's built in microphone
          • We don't care about the quality of the sound because we are going to replace it
        • Collect ambient sound for the whole clip
      • Editing
        • Plan the edits
          • Are you going to just cut back and forth from dialogue lines or are you going to have another edit
          • How long with each edit be?
            • Edit timing is what will make the flow between actors work

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Week 13 (May 2-6)

  • Wed: Finish The Sound FX's Project
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Blog posts should be done today
      • Remember to have notes for both:
        • Audio Signal Chain Terms
        • Foley and Sound Effects Terms
    • WEDO
      • Help each other finish the project
    • YOUDO
      • Work on Foley and blog post

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Week 12 (April 25-29)

  • Fri: Publish the Sound Library Sounds in The Sound FX's Project, Work on Foley
    • Warm Up
      • Share Fender Signature Presents: The Edge
    • IDO
      • Share the Purchase Request Form
      • Remind students that each student will add under the Sound Library heading the following:
        • Screenshot from Flickr of the GarageBand file of ten sounds
        • Soundcloud clip of the sounds
        • A list of the ten sounds and what you want them to sound like
    • WEDO
      • Help each other share the sound files, edit and publish
    • YOUDO
      • Edit the sounds into one mp3 in GarageBand
        • Edit the files so that they play one after the other quickly, about one second apart
      • Upload the mp3 file to Soundcloud and embed in the blog post under the Sound Library heading
      • Embed a screenshot from Flickr of the edit screen in GarageBand
      • List the sounds in order that we hear them in the mp3 file

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Week 11 (April 18-22)

  • Fri: Finish Episode 10 of Story of Film, Start Episode 11 of Story of Film
    • YOUDO
      • Add to blog post titled, Movies to Change the World
        • Take notes on 1969-1979: Radical Directors in the 70s - Make State of the Nation Movies
        • Watch last 8 minutes
      • Create a blog post titled, The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream
  • Thurs: Continue Episode 10 of Story of Film
    • YOUDO
      • Add to blog post titled, Movies to Change the World
        • Take notes on 1969-1979: Radical Directors in the 70s - Make State of the Nation Movies
        • Watch from 20 minutes to last 8 minutes
  • Wed: Finish Episode 9 of Story of Film and Start Episode 10 of Story of Film
    • YOUDO
      • Add to blog post titled, American Cinema of the 70's
        • Take notes on 1967-1979: New American Cinema
        • Watch last 10 minutes
      • Create a blog post titled, Movies to Change the World
        • Take notes on 1969-1979: Radical Directors in the 70s - Make State of the Nation Movies
        • Watch from beginning to 20 minutes
  • Tues: Continue Episode 9 of Story of Film
    • YOUDO
      • Add to blog post titled, American Cinema of the 70's
        • Take notes on 1967-1979: New American Cinema
        • Watch from 20 minutes

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Week 10 (April 11-15)


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