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T351 Week 8 - Spring 2015


  • Reality Check
  • Midterm

Reality Check:

  • Final Projects - Final Project proposals and treatments are due. (Turned in via Oncourse). We'll share ideas for these in lab before we screen your Interview/Feature stories. I'd like to meet with each of you individually sometime in the next few weeks about your individual projects.
  • Lab this week: Screen Interview/Feature Stories starting at about 9:30 AM. Remember they need to be exactly either 2 or 3-minutes. Do NOT include the slate in your timing. Also, for a short interview/feature story, you should not have a lengthy title sequence, jump cuts, or rolling, ending credits. It's also bad form to put yourself more than a few times in the credits. (I might have "Produced by _______" artfully keyed over the video somewhere near the beginning or very end.) Work minimal titles into your project tastefully and appropriately.
  • Art Videos - You should have already turned in your Proposal and Treatment. You also need to write a brief Artistic Statement, a paragraph or two that describes your approach to your work and what you are trying to convey. The statement can be turned in when you turn in your project- but it is something to consider and might influence your approach to production. We wil NOT HAVE LABS next week to give you time to work on your Art Videos. We will screen your Art Videos the week you return from Spring Break.
  • Drama/Storytelling pieces. You'll also pitch your storytelling projects the week you come back from Spring Break. We'll cover this more next week.

What makes a first-rate video?

  • Every shot and sound is there for a reason.
  • The message and storyline are clear
  • All of the audio and visual elements are top notch.
  • There is no fixing it in the edit. What you shoot is what you have to work with. Do it thoroughly and right the first time. Make sure your audio is clean, your video is well lit, and framed. Make sure every single edit is motivated and that your video has a consistent look and feel.
  • You have everything it takes to make a great video.

Lab ---------

Review & critique Interview Feature Stories

  • Start a new text doc
  • Save it as your IU login / username
  • As you review your classmates' work, write down two things that were working (strongest elements) & two things that could've been improved (weakest elements).
  • Put a copy in Oncourse "Peer Critiques" folder (under your T351 resources link). Make sure it's saved as your IU login / username.


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