CMD 205 Video Production: Promotional and Informational 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
TUE 01:00-03:00PM GAILHAC G106
WED 06:00-07:00PM GAILHAC G106
TH 09:30-10:30PM GAILHAC G106
Other times by appointment.

Required Texts: Jim Stinson’s
Communication and Video Production and Workbook
(Latest edition)

Class example blog

Recommended Equipment:
To share completed video productions
with group members:
USB Thumb Drive or external hard drive

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

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

SHOOTING SCRIPT TEMPLATE link

EDITING SCRIPT TEMPLATE link

STORYBOARD
TEMPLATE

link or PDF

RELEASE FORM link
GROUP 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

1/16

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

1. About Video
2. Getting Started

1/23

Instruction: 5 shot + 1 rule for building sequences An example1 example 2

Present & Review: Camera interview composition exercise

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

3. Video Comm.
4. Video Space
5. Video Time
6. Video Composition

1/30

Present & Review: 5 shot +1 + 1 photo exercise

Tech demo: Video equipment

Discussion: Create teams for first video assignment

5+1 vidoe rule: example1 example2
example3

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

Take home test Chapters 1-8(Individual)

7. Video Language
8. Video Sound

2/6

Submit: Take Home Test Chap 1-8

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

Discussion: Interview topic and teams

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

Present & Review: 5 shot +1 video sequence

Interview video: Pre-production planning (Team)

5 shot + 1 Video exercise: Post-production, finish editing and post on class youtube page (Team)

 

9. Project Development
10. Program Creation
11. Production Planning

 

2/13

Present & Review: Interview Composition Photo exercise

Discussion:
Interview production plans

Tech demo: Mics, audio, and interview skills

How to properly put a lav on your interviewee: The loop: https://youtu.be/PS930wc4XRM
Putting lav on: https://youtu.be/BjMg--3-SxI
Putting lav on:

In class writing: First month review

Interview video:  Production – filming interviews (Team)
Link to assignment

 

2/20

Present & Review: Interview footage

In class assignment: Import and rough cut of interview footage

Tech Demo: Audio and text

Interview video: Post-production, finish editing and post on class youtube page and bring Apple TV files to next class (Team)

12. Camera Systems
13. Camera Operation

2/27

Present & Review: Final interview videos (submit as 1080 x 1920p file)

Discussion: Sense of place topic and teams

Sense of Place Video:
pre-production plan and production filming (Team)

14. Lighting Tools
15. Lighting Design
16. Lighting Applications
17. Recording Audio

3/6 Present & Review: Sense of Place shooting script, production plan and footage

In class assignment: Import and begin rough cut
Sense of Place Video: Post-production: rough cut and shoot additional footage as needed and incorporate into rough cut (Team)

Take home test Chapters 9-17
(Individual)
18. Directing for Content
19. Directing for Form

3/13

No class spring break

3/20

Submit: Take Home Test Chap 9-17

Present & Review: Sense of Place rough cut

In class writing: Second month review

Tech Demo: Music & Sound design
In class Assignment: Sense of Place final

Sense of Place Video: Post-production, finish editing and post on class youtube page and bring Apple TV files to next class (Team)

20. Editing Operations
21. Editing Principles

3/27

Present & Review: Final Sense of Place videos
Discussion: PSA topic and teams
http://www.adcouncil.org/Our-Campaigns

Instruction: PSAs and Promotional Videos
In class Assignment: PSA Preproduction and planning

PSA Comedy: Pre-production: treatment, shooting script, and production plan. Production: Filming (Team)

 

4/3

In class Assignment: PSA filming on location

PSA Comedy: Production: filming (Team)

22. Digital Post
23. Mastering Digital Software

4/10

In class assignment: PSA rough cut and filming

PSA Comedy: Production: rough cut and filming (Team)

Take home test Chap 18-23  (Individual)

 

4/17 Present & Review: PSA revised rough cut

In class assignment: PSA rough cut

PSA Comedy: Production: additional filming as needed

PSA Comedy: Post-production: fine cut (Team)

1 Journey Backpack Challenge: follow the instructions that are here

Backpack challenge promo video: example video is here

 

4/24

No class: Attend Student Research Conference

5/1

Present & Review: PSA fine cut

In class assignment: PSA and social media clips

PSA Comedy: post-production: fine cut revisions and color and sound corrections (Team)

Create 10-15 second social media clips from PSA videos (Team)

 

5/8

Scheduled Final Exam: Wed. 3:00-5:30PM
(schedule of finals indicates TBD)

Present & Review:
1
final PSA Video
2
Backpack Challenge video

Submit:
1 Final PSA Video files
2
Backpack Challenge video file
3
Youtube and socail media links to uploaded videos