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 10:00-12:30P.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 02:00-03:00PM 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

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

1/17

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

1/24

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

Present & Review: Camera interview composition exercise

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

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

1/31

Present & Review: 5 shot +1 photo exercise

Tech demo: Video equipment

Discussion: Create teams for first video assignment

5+1 vidoe rule: example1 example2
example3

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

Take home test Chapters 1-8(Individual)

7. Video Language
8. Video Sound

2/7

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

 

2/14

Present & Review: Interview Composition Photo exercise

Discussion:
Interview production plans

Tech demo: Mics, audio, and interview skills

In class writing: First month review

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

 

2/21

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

2/28

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

3/7 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

3/14

No class spring break

3/21

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

3/28

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)

 

4/4

Present & Review: PSA treatment, shooting script, production plan and footage
Preproduction assignment

In class Assignment: PSA filming

PSA Comedy: Production: filming (Team)

Take home test Chap 18-23  (Individual)

22. Digital Post
23. Mastering Digital Software

4/11

Submit: Take Home Test Chap 18-23

In class assignment: PSA filming

PSA Comedy: Production: rfilming (Team)

 

4/18 Present & Review: PSA rough cut

In class assignment: PSA rough cut

PSA Comedy: Production: additional filming as needed

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

 

4/25

No class: Attend Student Research Conference

5/2

Present & Review: PSA fine cut

In class assignment: PSA and social media clips revisions

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

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

Final videos (Team)

 

5/9

Scheduled Final Exam: TBD
(schedule of finals indicates TBD)

Present & Review: final PSA Video

Submit: copy of HD 1920 x 1080p files and Youtube link to uploaded videos