COMM 204 Video Production: Multimedia Communication

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

Class meeting times
LEC: W 3:45-6:00P.M. Video studio G09 Reinch Library (lower level)
Video Studio

SYLLABUS

Student groups for equipment use

Office Hours: Gailhac G107
TUE 4:00-6:00
WED 6:00-7:00

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
8/26

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
9/2

Instruction: Framing and composition for interviews

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

5 shot + 1 + 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
9/09

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
9/16

 

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
9/23

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
9/30

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
10/07

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

Topic-based video:
Editing sequences with soundbites

 

Week 8
10/14
No class. Use class time to film your assignment

Complete test 3: test is available under assignments in Canvas.

Due October 21
Take Home Test 3 Chap 4, 9, 12, 12, and 13

Footage of From an animal's point of view: (editing in class next week)
1 minute video filmed entirely through the eyes of an animal of your choice. The animal does not appear in the video

One day in the animals life from morning until night.

Filming should be at the level of the animals eyes and a combination of looking straight ahead, down, and up

Camera motions should speed up and slow down when mimicking walking and running and bounce up and down when mimicking jumping etc.

For example:
A snake filmed entirely form on the ground looking straight ahead or up.

My dog Bronx filmed mostly from about 1 foot above the ground and sometimes higher when on his hind legs or when he jumps up on and off furniture.

If a squirrel a lot of filming from up in a tree.

Be creative, have fun create and produce an entertaining story!

 

Week 9
10/21

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

Tech Demo: Music & Sound design
Copyright free music and sound sources

Adjusting sound

Due October 28
Finished animal's point of view: Edited with copyright free music and sound effects
1+ minute video filmed entirely through the eyes of an animal of your choice. The animal does not appear in the video

 

Week 10
10/28

Present & Review:
Animal point of view videos

Profile resume video: how to

Scripts due by end of class and/or by email prior to November 4th

Due November 4
Profile resume video 60-90 seconds:
Revised typewritten and submitted to Canvas
1) Detailed script
2) List of supporting visuals
3) Gather supporting visuals

 

Week 11
11/4

Profile resume video 60-90 seconds
1) Review supporting visuals and video clips
2) Filming yourself

 

Due November 11:
Take home test 4 Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 16 (Individual)

Profile resume video 60-90 seconds:
1) Filming yourself
2) Gather, photographs and/or film supporting visuals

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

Week 12
11/11

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

Profile resume video 60-90 seconds:
Editing during class time and rough cut work-in-progress reviews

Due November 18
Profile resume video 60-90 seconds:

1) Fin cut
2) Gather, photograph and/or film supporting visuals

 

Week 13
11/18

Present & Review:
Interviews and b-roll

Profile resume video 60-90 seconds:
Fine cut critiques

Due November 25
Profile resume video 60-90 seconds:

1) Final revisions
2) Upload to Google drive course folder

 

Week 14
11/25

No class Thanksgiving holiday

 

 

Week 15
12/2

TBD
TBD
In class assignment:
TBD

Due December 9
TBD:

Editing sequences with interviews and b-roll:
final cut

 

Week 16
12/9

Scheduled Final Exam
WED 12/9, 3:00-5:30 in Video Studio

Present & Review: TBD

Submit:
1.
TBD

2. Youtube and social media links to uploaded videos