Today we are going to take your raw flying footage that you shot in front of the green screen, and make some movie magic happen!
If you get lost, the video below is a good review on what we will be looking at in class today.
This is an ESSENTIAL part of video making that takes place BEFORE you start filming. You cannot get to where you want to go without a detailed plan. A Storyboard is an opportunity to take all those ideas in your head, and work them out on paper BEFORE you waste everyone's time once you start the cameras rolling. A brief PowerPoint and the videos below will help reinforce this idea ;)
Here is a blank story board to get you started (feel free to use any template you wish...there are several that you can find on -line)
Welcome back from your PD Day holiday! I hope you had a relaxing time. We have a big push ahead of us, so let's remain focused and on track for the next ten weeks.
Today, we are going to discuss the culminating assignment (you'll also need the rubric) which is worth 15% of your final mark. We are also going to review the requirements for your on-line portfolio, and the format of your exit interview (which combined, are worth the other 15%).
The is the first part of the Blockbuster booklet that you will need to finish your project. Your group should set aside Thursday and Friday to complete this activities.
This is an excellent quick tutorial on how to use camera angles to help tell your story.
You will need to pitch your movie before you are allowed to proceed into development and eventually, production. This handout will help you develop and fine tune your ideas.
This article on Body Language should also be helpful. This video blog also has good examples of what elevator pitches sound and look like (but I think you can do even better!)
Your stop-motion animations are due today. There will be a USB key for you to copy them on to for evaluation. Please take the time to fill out this self-reflection about your work over the last three weeks.
Today we are going to start a 5 week journey to complete what will be your most challenging project of the year. We are going to take ALL the skills you have learned so far, dust them off and supercharge them, as we enter the magical world of movie-making.
You will form your own production company, develop and pitch your own unique story, film and edit that movie, and then market it to the masses. You will have to be organized and ON TASK for the next 24 classes in order to accomplish all of this....
It all starts with our exploration of the Phases of Movie Making. We will then move on to Common Shot Techniques, which includes studying the movie below.
This will be the on-line binder for the TGJ2OI class.