Final Video Editing Day

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Today we will finish editing our movie trailers. We will upload our finished movie trailers to YouTube, then create a final blog post with the following:

  • link to our final movie trailer video
  • 150 word artist statement about our movie trailer

Ms. Lawson has left feedback for everyone who has posted their progress to their blog. It is on a yellow slip of paper in your class folder. The following people have not posted any progress in weeks, and therefore did not receive any feedback: Danny, Avery, Aquan, Seth, Jaden, Carleton, Raul

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Movie Trailers: Sequencing, Pacing, & Title Screens

Today’s essential question: How can I best set up the sequencing and pacing of my movie clips to create the best possible movie trailer?

Today we will continue editing our movie clips in Premiere. The first half of your trailer should include longer clips that set the scene. As the trailer plays on, the clips should get shorter to imply a faster pace and create suspense. You may wish to include text slides in between certain clips to further your story.

Shaborn’s project is well on its way to success. Notice how the clips get shorter as the trailer goes on. How might his project benefit from some text slides?

Today we will:

  • Continue working on our movie trailers
  • Export our progress so far and post it to YouTube
  • Create a new blog post with the link to our YouTube video progress

Editing in Premier: Audio & Text

Today’s essential question: How can I add text and audio in Premiere?

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

After today, we will only have two classes left to finish our movie trailers. Please plan your time accordingly.

Today we will:

  • Continue editing our video footage in Premiere
  • Create a new blog post with a link to our footage so far

Editing in Premiere: Importing, Cutting, and Arranging Video

Today’s essential question: How can I piece together my video files in Premiere?

Today we will continue combining and editing our video footage in Premiere.
Please ask Ms. Lawson for feedback on how to arrange your clips before exporting your progress.

Next class, we will demo how to add text and bonus audio. (If you work really fast and want a preview, check out tutorials on text and audio here.) Everyone should have their trailer finished and ready to screen for class on Thursday, 11/1.

How to Set Up Your Movie Trailer Project in Premiere:

  1. Open Premiere premiere
  2. Select New Project
  3. Set Up the Project according to these settings (if you used a class video camera).
    This will ensure that your video footage does not get cropped strangely:
    first_Screen
  4. Click OK, then set up the Sequence according to these settings:second_Screen

Importing your movie

  1. File -> Import
  2. Select any video files you wish to import. They will all appear in the top left part of your screen:
    clip_previews
  3. Click on your chosen video file and drag it onto the timeline at the bottom of the screen to add it to your movie sequence:
    timeline_preview
  4. Scroll through the movie to watch it

Cutting your sequence

  1. Select the razor tool from the toolbar on the lower right part of the screen:
    toolbar
  2. In the timeline, click with the razor where you would like to cut your video.
    A line will appear where you made the cut.
  3. Select the black arrow from the toolbar on the lower right part of the screen:
    selection_tool
  4. Click on the part of the sequence that you would like to delete.
    It will turn a darker color:
    delete_selection
  5. Press the “Backspace” or “Delete” keys to delete the selected part of the video file

Continue to add movie clips to your timeline, cut, and rearrange them as necessary.

Exporting your sequence

  1. File -> Export -> Media
  2. Select “AVI” as the format. Remember the location you choose to export your movie to, so you know where to look when you upload it to YouTube.

Today we will:

  • Begin combining and editing our video footage in Premiere
  • Create a new blog post with the following:
    • a link to our footage so far
    • a brief description of what is going well so far and what you would like help with

 

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During today’s class, we will complete two Google Digital Skills lessons. This will qualify us for a Donors Choose gift card that we will be able to apply towards another iPad.

Today we will:

  1. Go to g.co/applieddigitalskills
  2. Click “Sign In,” and sign in with your school Google account
  3. Select “I am a student”
  4. Enter class code NSMBJP
  5. Click into the first lesson of the class on your dashboard
  6. Complete all parts of the lesson
  7. Complete the second lesson

Editing in Premiere: Importing, Cutting, and Arranging Video

Today’s essential question: How can I piece together my video files in Premiere?

Today we will begin combining and editing our video footage in Premiere. Make sure you remember which computer you are working on, as it is extremely difficult to transfer Premiere files between computers.

How to Set Up Your Movie Trailer Project in Premiere:

  1. Open Premiere premiere
  2. Select New Project
  3. Set Up the Project according to these settings (if you used a class video camera).
    This will ensure that your video footage does not get cropped strangely:
    first_Screen
  4. Click OK, then set up the Sequence according to these settings:second_Screen

Importing your movie

  1. File -> Import
  2. Select any video files you wish to import. They will all appear in the top left part of your screen:
    clip_previews
  3. Click on your chosen video file and drag it onto the timeline at the bottom of the screen to add it to your movie sequence:
    timeline_preview
  4. Scroll through the movie to watch it

Cutting your sequence

  1. Select the razor tool from the toolbar on the lower right part of the screen:
    toolbar
  2. In the timeline, click with the razor where you would like to cut your video.
    A line will appear where you made the cut.
  3. Select the black arrow from the toolbar on the lower right part of the screen:
    selection_tool
  4. Click on the part of the sequence that you would like to delete.
    It will turn a darker color:
    delete_selection
  5. Press the “Backspace” or “Delete” keys to delete the selected part of the video file

Continue to add movie clips to your timeline, cut, and rearrange them as necessary.

Today we will:

  • Begin combining and editing our video footage in Premiere
  • Create a new blog post with the following:
    • a link to our footage so far
    • a brief description of what is going well so far and what you would like help with

 

Movie Trailer Day 8: Staging Key Scenes

Today’s essential question: What are some differences between a movie and a movie trailer?

As you film your scenes, remember that the assignment is a 60-second movie trailer, not an actual movie. You will want a series of interesting shots, but will not need to use entire scenes. How can you tell if you should use part of a video in your trailer? Pause the video and see if the still image conveys the story on its own. If so, it is interesting enough to make it into the final cut.

Here are some screen shots from videos taken last class. How are the camera angles and camera distance helping to tell the story?

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Why is the bird’s eye view awkward for the scene below?

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Why does this shot of people sitting around a table tell a better story?

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Ezequiel has shot some great scenes. How are the camera angles and camera distance adding to the quality of the video? What are the most interesting parts of the video that he should use in his trailer?

Remember, we are not filming an entire movie. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are probably trying to capture too much of the plot. Think of how you can do the least amount of work to get your story across!

Today we will:

  • Continue filming our movie trailers. Focus on filming footage that can be spliced together for the trailer.
    DO NOT try to film an entire movie!
  • Upload any footage we have filmed to our shared Media 2 folder in our Google Drive accounts.
  • Upload the same footage to YouTube.
  • Include Youtube video links to our footage in today’s blog post. If you spent the entire class acting, please post the link to the videos you acted in to receive credit for today’s class.