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T351 Week 15 - Spring 2015

Reality Check:

  • Multimedia Exercise due today.
  • This week in lab we'll start watching Final Projects promptly at 9AM.
  • Please double check your project and make sure your file is in your IUBox folder.
  • FINAL EXAM: T351 Spring 2014 final exam was originally scheduled (by the Registrar) for 12:30 - 2:30 PM, Friday, May 8. However due to popular demand, the Spring 2015 T351 FINAL EXAM will be held Monday, May 4 at 10:10 AM in Studio 5. The final will probably take 40 minutes.
  • Class evaluations - Please go to https://ocqbest.indiana.edu/ and fill out an evaluation of Jim and T351. Please note that these evaluations are for me (the instructor) only- not our AI.
  • Extra credit / Music Video shoot - Shoot date is Saturday from 2-7PM. Need to get with anyone who's helping out. Essentially meeting in Production Lab at 2PM.

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
    • Sensor size (matters) especially in regard to Depth of Field
    • What's the main factor impacting DOF?
    • 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 , LED, flourescent
    • 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 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.

A few recommendations:

  • Put your portfolio on-line (website, Wordpress, blogspot, WIX, etc.)
  • Make media - on a regular basis
  • Get/read trade magazines/e-zines (Videography, Post, Millimeter, Live Design, Mix, etc.)
  • Stay active in forums (Creative Cow, Avid Communities, LinkedIn, facebook, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Go to a conference:
    • NAB
    • CES
    • AES
  • Attend a class or workshop




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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