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T351 Week 15 - Fall 2013

Reality Check:

  • This week in lab we'll watch your Final Projects. Please make sure they are in the appropriate Final Project folder in the Telecom Temp Storage before the start of lab. We'll start watching these promptly at 9AM.
  • The registrar has assigned our Fall 2013 T351 class with a final exam time of 7:15 - 9:15 PM Monday, December 16th. It will be held in Studio 5.
  • The final will probably take 40 minutes.
  • This week I'll be submitting a few projects to the IU Cinema for their student showcase. I'll let you know ASAP when what and when they'll be screened.

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)
    • 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


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, two things that they thought were nicely done, and 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 Critique.








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