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Today’s Objectives: Get to know the new Triumph Board. Continue working on movie trailer edits.

Feel free to grad a Senior if you need help with Premier specific issues and refer to the previous blog posts for tutorials and project requirements.

Remember to create a blog post by the end of class and speak to Ms. Thompson if you have any questions about your progress report. 

 

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Editing in Premier: Audio & Text

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Here are some tutorials that show how to add audio and text in Premier:

Movie Trailer Day 3: Finishing our Project Proposals

Today’s essential question: How can I write a cohesive project proposal for my movie trailer?

Today we will finish our project proposals. Once Ms. Lawson has approved your proposal, you may begin filming video footage.

Dallas has created an excellent project proposal for her movie trailer. Notice how she puts the photos in the order the frames will occur in the trailer, and includes the part of the screenplay that goes along with each frame. (Even if your trailer will not have words, make sure you include a describe of the concept, how you plan to transition between shots, what type of music you will play, etc.)

Establishing Point of View

You can help establish a particular point of view by controlling the distance from the subject, the amount of negative space around the subject, the camera angle, and any objects in the foreground. How have these techniques helped establish a particular point of view in each of the photos below?

Over the Shoulder Shot and High Camera Angle

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Low Camera Angle

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Long Shot with Minimal Background

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Today we will:

  • Discuss how to establish a particular point of view by controlling the distance from the subject, the amount of negative space around the subject, the camera angle, and any objects in the foreground.
  • Finish our project proposals by including the following:
    • Take 5-10 still photos showing how you will stage the various parts of your movie trailer. Include a closing screen.
    • You will insert each photo alongside the relevant part of your actual script/voiceover. If you plan to use background music, name which part of which song you plan to use and why.
  • Publish our finished project proposals to our blog. Once Ms. Lawson has approved your proposal, you may begin filming video footage.

Movie Trailer Day 2: Film Stills

Today’s essential question: How can I frame well-designed shots in my movie trailer?

Featured Artist: Wes Anderson

Director Wes Anderson is known for his well-designed frames. You can stop one of his movies at any point, and it will look like a well staged photograph. Check out the examples below.

What photography techniques has he used in his films?

Moonrise Kingdom

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Today we will work on our scripts and shoot photos to go along with the script. By the end of today’s class, you should publish a blog post with 5-10 still photos and a script to go along with those photos. Include any music you plan to incorporate.

Today we will:

  • Discuss how to frame well-designed cinematic shots
  • Finish our project proposals by including the following:
    • Take 5-10 still photos showing how you will stage the various parts of your movie trailer. Include a closing screen.
    • You will insert each photo alongside the relevant part of your actual script/voiceover. If you plan to use background music, name which part of which song you plan to use and why.
  • Publish our finished project proposals to our blog

New Project: Movie Trailer Video

cats-at-movies-300x281.pngFor our next project, we will create a 60 second live action movie trailer using Adobe Premiere (if you choose to use a class video camera and computer) or iMovie (if you choose to use an iPhone or iPad). We will work in small groups.

Part I: The Proposal, Still Photos, and Script

You will have two classes to work on the proposal, still photos, and script. Your proposal should contain the following items:

  • Name your group members.
  • Describe your movie. What is it about? What genre would you classify it? (eg. Action, Horror, Drama, Comedy, Documentary, etc.)
  • Identify your target audience.
    • Who do you think would be interested in your movie? Why?
    • What wants/needs/fears/areas of interest does that target group have?
    • What considerations should you keep in mind when presenting your topic – tone, vocabulary, type of imagery, background music?
  • Take 5-10 still photos showing how you will stage the various parts of your movie trailer. Include a closing screen.
  • You will insert each photo alongside the relevant part of your actual script/voiceover. If you plan to use background music, name which part of which song you plan to use and why.

Part II: The Movie Trailer

Your movie trailer should be 60 seconds. Make sure you are backing up raw footage daily to your google drive, and creating daily blog posts with screen shots and written reflections on your progress.

Today we will:

  • Introduce the Movie Trailer project
  • Pick Our Groups
  • Brainstorm our movie idea and begin working on our project proposals

 

Typographic Animation Critique

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Today’s essential questions: What are some things that are working well in our animations? What, if anything, could be improved?

Today we will critique our animations as a group. We will then make any necessary improvements, and create a blog post with a link to the YouTube visit of our final animation and an artist statement about our animation.

Artist Statement Brainstorming Questions:

  • What is your animation about?
  • How did you create your animation?
  • What challenges did you face while creating your animation? How did you work through these challenges?
  • What would you do differently if you were to do this project again? Why?
  • What would  you like your audience to think or feel as they watch your animation?
  • How has this project affected how you view animated movies, games, etc?

Class Animations

(If you have not been posting links to your in progress YouTube videos, please so do at the end of class so you can receive credit for your work.)

Today we will:

  • Critique our animations as a group
  • Make any necessary improvements
  • Create a blog post with the following:
    • a link to the YouTube visit of our final animation
    • an artist statement about our animation