T351 Week 15 - Spring 2014
- This week in lab we'll watch your Final Projects. Please make sure they are in the Production Lab Dropbox before the start of lab. We'll start watching these promptly at 9AM.
- The registrar has assigned our Spring 2014 T351 class with a final exam time of 5 PM Wednesday, May 7th. It will be held in Studio 5.
- The final will probably take 40 minutes.
- IU Cinema showcase is next Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 PM.
Final Test Review
Final Exam is worth 70 points! The best way to review for it is to study
the class notes and the midterm (expect everything you got wrong on the
midterm to be on the final). The final will be true/false, multple choice,
and short answer. It will cover the following areas:
- Shooting/Editing Techniques
- Cybercollege editing guidelines
- Edits work best when motivated
- Whenever possible cut on subject movement.
- Keep in Mind the Strengths and Limitations of the Medium
(TV is a close-up medium)
- Cut away from the scene the moment the visual statement
has been made.
- Emphasize the B-Roll
- If in doubt, leave It out
- Technical continuity vs production (shooting/editing) continuity
- Continuity editing
- Acceleration editing
- Expanding time
- Causality & Motivation (Must have in order to be successful)
- Relational editing (Shots gain meaning when juxtaposed with other
images. Pudovkin's experiment)
- Thematic editing (montage)
- Parallel editing
- Imaging devices: CCDs and CMOS
- resolution - How do we determine horizontal resolution
- zebra stribes - What are they good for? What would you set them
- viewfinders: LCD/color vs B&W
- Gain - What does this do?
- Shutter speeds - what is this good for (2 good uses)
- Depth of Field - what affects this?
- Rack focus - How can you achieve this?
- Angle of view & focal length - How are they related?
- f-stops - Know your f-stops & what they mean
- ND filters - What are they good for? (2 good uses)
- types of mics
- cabling & connectors
- balanced v unbalanced
- line v mic level
- +4 v -10
- types of lighting instruments
- color temp
- Lux vs footcandles
- soft vs hard key
- broad vs narrow lighting
- Video signal / technology
- NTSC v DTV, SDTV & HDTV
- HDTV pixel dimensions (1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720)
- HDV 1080i & DV pixel dimensions (1440 x 1080 vs 720 x 480)
- HD vs 2K & 4K
- Digital Cinema
- progressive v interlace video signals
- Ways to transfer video digitally (cabling/connectors)
- Ways to transfer analog video (cabling/connectors)
- Color difference (YUV) vs Component (RGB)
- Color sampling (4:2:2 v 4:1:1)
- timecode (difference between drop & non-drop)
- waveform monitors & vectorscopes
- important IRE levels: (0, 7.5, 100)
- What are zebra stripes?
- TBC - What is this? What does it do?
- Video codecs (GOP/interframe vs intraframe)
- 3-2 pulldown
Looking for Feedback
Any particular assignments you would change?
Hopefully this class has given you a chance to create some good portfolio projects. Your education is really just beginning. If you are dedicated to following the path of production & design you need to continually seek out opportunities to learn, stay on top of emerging gear and procedures, and continue adding to your portfolio.
Seek out opportunities to work with people who know more than you do. Working on our own we learn in small increments- but working with a full production team will teach you exponentially.
Consider attending a class, such as those taught at the Workshops in Maine.
- T351 0363 - Wednesday Lab
- T351 0364 - Friday Lab
- Telecom Alt Faculty = Jim evaluation
- Telecom Lab = Michelle evaluation
Students: You will need to write some feedback after or while viewing
each final project.
- Before watching any videos, start a new document
in Text Edit. Include your name at the top, and be sure to save it as
"your login name" (jarkraus for example).
- For each project, every student must write down the name of the student
whose video they are critiquing, at least two things that they thought were
done well, and at least two ways they think it could be improved. (Bullet
points are fine. Don't sweat about writing an essay.)
- After each video is played take a few minutes to write and
share your feedback.
- When you have finished watching all of the videos and writing
your comments, place a copy in the ONCOURSE folder (located in the Resources directory): Final Project - Peer Critiques.
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