T351 Week 8 - Spring 2013
- Reality Check
- Art Videos
- Final Projects - Final Project
proposals are due this week. (Proposal and treatment)
I would like to meet with each of you about your Final Project this week or next - before you leave
for Spring Break or the week directly after.
- Finish Interview/Feature stories this
week in lab. We'll look at them starting at 10:30 AM. Remember
they need to fit exactly into either a 2 or 3-minute window. This does NOT include the slate. Also, for a
short interview/feature story, you should not have a lengthy title sequence, jump cuts,
or rolling credits. Work minimal titles into your project tastefully
- Turn in Art Video storyboard or script due this week in lab. No lab next week! The time is for you to work on your Art Videos. We want
to look at these the week after we return from Spring Break.
- Storytelling pieces. Everyone
needs to submit a proposal and treatment the week after Spring Break. Please be prepared to pitch yourstory idea. We will choose partners and have each team pick a single project to produce. Once
you decide on a project, you only need to submit one completed, polished
of you will share a grade on this- so be sure it ROCKS! The script
(and any revised proposals or preproduction materials) are due the
week you return from Spring Break.
Remember the characteristics of a strong treatment:
- Describe action and dialog
- Address every scene, accurately describing the flow of action
- Only include what can be seen or heard (describing back-story or thoughts is challenging- you have to figure out how to SHOW it)
- Remember that every scene should
serve a purpose.
- Scenes are the
building blocks of film and video. They can be thought of as mini-stories
in that they have a beginning, middle and end. Scenes should push
either the story or character along. (If a scene doesn't do either
cut it out!)
Scripting Documentaries & Art Videos
Please see my short article on Treatments and Scripts
What can you do with your class projects?
- Submit to CATS, Across Indiana
- Aired on WTIU
- Aired on IUSTV
- Entered in local and national competitions.
- Get a job
What makes a first-rate video?
- Every shot and sound is there for a reason.
- The message and storyline is 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.
Analyzing Art & Music Videos
What are they?
Why are they made? (objective)
Who watches them? (target audience)
What content do they contain? (visual, audio, FX, graphics..)
Why do we find them appealing or not?
What are some identifiable genres?
Keep in mind an underlying theory which applies to the montage:
whole is greater than the sum of the parts"
One can juxtapose two separate shots together and get a much more intense
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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