CMD 204 Video Production: Multimedia Communication

Instructor
BARRY C. ERDELJON
e-mail: barry.erdeljon@marymount.edu
Phone: 703-284-1652

Class meeting times
LEC: W 3:30-6:00P.M. Video studio G09 Reinch Library (lower level)
Video Studio

SYLLABUS

Student groups for equipment use

Office Hours: Gailhac G107
TUE 1:00-3:00
WED 6:00-7:00
TH 9:00-10:00

Other times by appointment.

Required Texts:Kenneth Kobre, “Videojournalism: Multimedia Storytelling

Class example blog

Recent past student projects: http://www.youtube.com/user/MarymountDesign

https://commons.marymount.edu/tbanner/

Recommended Equipment:
For each group of students:
Transcend 32 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card

To share completed video productions
with group members:
USB Flash Drive or external hard drive

Premier CC tutorial
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/how-to/edit-videos.html

SHOOTING SCRIPT TEMPLATE link

EDITING SCRIPT TEMPLATE link

STORYBOARD
TEMPLATE

link or PDF

RELEASE FORM link
EVENT RELEASE SIGN link

EQUIPMENT
PROBLEM
FORM link

Sound Effects & Music Loops
Garage band is installed on each video editing Computer

Flash Kit
http://www.flashkit.com/index.shtml

Library of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/
ammem/index.html

Creative Commons
http://search.creativecommons.org/

Royalty Free sites:
http://www.royaltyfreemusic
.com/free-music-clips.html


http://www.opuzz.com/

http://musicbakery.com/

LIGHTING:
http://mudesign.net/video/video_lighting.html

Lighting for HD video
owel.com/edu/lesson_HD3.html

More lighting instuctions
http://lowel.com/edu/

WHITE BALANCE: mediacollege.com/video/camera/white-balance/

RESOURCES:
Videomaker Online

Free Video Course


DVfilmmaker.com

Film Underground

Film Making
Resource

Movie Database

DATE

LECTURE & DEMOS

PROJECT ASSIGNMENT

READING
ASSIGNMENT

Week 1

Instruction: Course introduction, syllabus review, required supplies

Instruction: Framing and composition for interviews Link to assignment

In class writing: Getting to know you

Purchase supplies & textbook

Framing and composition for interviews – Photo exercise (Individual)
Link to assignment

Chap. 11 Conducting an interview

 

Week 2

Instruction: Framing and composition for interviews

Five +1 shot rule for building a sequence: Example Example2

5 shot + 1 rule for building sequences – Photo exercise (Individual)
Link to assignment

Chap. 10 Shooting a Sequence
Chap 14. Ethics
Chap 15 The Law

Week 3

Present & Review: 5 shot +1 individual exercise

Tech demo: Video equipment

Discussion: Create teams for first video assignment, approval of topics

5 shot + 1 rule for building sequences – Video exercise (Team) Link to assignments

Take home test 1 Chapters 10, 11, 14, 15 (Individual)

Chap 5. Camera Basics
Chap 6. Camera Exposure
and Handling

Week 4

Submit: Take Home Test 1
Chap 10, 11, 14, 15

Present & Review: 5 shot +1 team video exercise

Instruction: Composition, angles, lighting, and rule of thirds for interviews

Discussion: Topic-based topics and teams

Tech demo: Getting started in Premiere Importing your video, file management, selecting clips, creating a sequence, exporting your video

Finish editing 5+1 shot sequence

Chap 7. Light and Color
Chap 8. Recording Sound

 

 

Week 5

Discussion: Topic-based production plans

Tech demo: Mics, audio, and interview skills

Present & Review: 5 shot +1 video sequence (team)

Audio and lighting for interviews – Video exercise
 (Team) (during class)

Interview assignment:
Link to assignment

Topic-based video:
Preproduction planning

Take home test 2 Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Individual)

Chap 4. Producing a Story

 

Week 6

Submit: Take Home Test 2
Chap 5, 6, 7, and 8

Filming on location

Topic-based video: Filming using creative 50 shots camera angles and the 5 +1 rule (Team)
Link to assignment

Chap 9. Combining Audio
and Stills
Chap 12. Writing a Script
Chap 13. Editing a story

Week 7

Present & Review:
50 shots camera angles and the 5 +1 rule

Topic-based video:
Editing sequences with soundbites

 

Week 8

Present & Review:
Topic-based video
In class assignment: Activity/event topics and teams

 

Activity/Event Video:
Preproduction planning


 

Week 9

In class writing: Shooting script

Tech Demo: Music & Sound design

Activity/Event Video:
Filming first and second event/activity using creative 50 shots camera angles and the 5 +1 rule

Take home test 3 Chapters 4, 9, 12 and 13 (Individual)

 

Week 10

Submit: Take Home Test 3 Chap 4, 9,
12, 12, and 13

Present & Review:
Event/activity shots

Activity/Event Video:
Editing sequences with soundbites and subtitles

 

Week 11

Present & Review:
Sequences with soundbites and subtitles

In class assignment:
Audio and lighting for interviews (team)

Profile Video:
Preproduction planning

Take home test 4 Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 16 (Individual)

Chap 1. Telling Stories
Chap 2. Finding and Evaluating a Story
Chap 3. Successful Story Topics
Chap 16. Marketing a Storie

Week 12

Submit: Take Home Test 4 Chap 1, 2, 3, and 16

Profile Video:
Preproduction planning and filming interviews
Filming b-roll using creative 50 shots camera angles and the 5 +1 rule

 

Week 13

No class Thanksgiving holiday

Week 14

Present & Review:
Interviews and b-roll

Profile Video:
Editing sequences with interviews and b-roll: rough cut

 

Week 15

Present & Review:
Profile Video rough cut
In class assignment:
Profile video final cut

Profile Video:
Editing sequences with interviews and b-roll: final cut

 

Week 16

Scheduled Final Exam
WED 12/12, 3:00-5:00 in Video Studio

Present & Review: final Profile Video

Submit: compressed Apple TV files and Uploaded to class YouTube site