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T351 Week 15 - Fall 2014

Reality Check:

  • This week in lab we've been watching Final Projects. Wednesday lab: Please make sure they are uploaded well before the start of lab. We'll start watching these promptly at 10AM.
  • FINAL EXAM: The registrar originally scheduled our Fall 2014 T351 class with a final exam time of 7:15 – 9:15 PM Friday, December 19th. Students led a successful uprising to move the exam time earlier in the week. Our Final Exam will be held during our regular meeting time & day, but in room 226.
  • Fall T351 2014 FINAL EXAM: 5:15 PM, Tuesday, December 16th Room 226.
  • The final will probably take 40 minutes.

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
  • Cameras
    • Imaging devices: CCDs and CMOS
    • resolution - How do we determine horizontal resolution
    • zebra stribes - What are they good for? What would you set them for?
    • viewfinders: LCD/color vs B&W
    • Gain - What does this do?
    • Shutter speeds - what is this good for (2 good uses)
  • Lenses
    • 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)
  • Audio
    • types of mics
    • Hz
    • cabling & connectors
    • balanced v unbalanced
    • line v mic level
    • +4 v -10
  • Lighting
    • types of lighting instruments
    • color temp
    • HMI
    • Lux vs footcandles
    • soft vs hard key
    • broad vs narrow lighting
  • Video signal / technology
    • 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?

Final Thoughts

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.


Class Review

  • T351 11041 - Monday Lab
  • T351 11042 - Wednesday Lab
  • Telecom Alt Faculty = Jim evaluation
  • Telecom Lab = Alexis 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): Peer Critiques - Final Projects.








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