Lesson #3- Camera Movement and Sound

Objectives and Goals

  • Understand and use scanners, digital still and video cameras and other input devices to carry out proper pre-production and production procedures.
  • Use proficient communication and design skills to conceive, develop, produce, edit, critique and revise multimedia projects that inform, educate or entertain while meeting accuracy, project and deadline requirements.
  • Recognize proper output formats for publishing including prepress, video and web with accurate knowledge and practice of correct resolution
  • Understand camera movements, production sound, camera supports, and camera placement rules.

Preassessment:

Your group has been hired as a production crew to capture the following shots and submit a final edit.  With your group, review the package, complete the task, and submit one edit per group member to your online portfolio and to the LMS(Schoology- Per 3 (5XJW9-5Z4S4)  Per 7(CPZDJ-VCWFR))

STEP 1 Complete the first scene using the shot list. Submit Scene 1 to Schoology and WordPress.

STEP 2 Create a similar shot list for Scene 2. Include at least 12 different shots.  Shoot the scene and then edit for a final submission. Submit shot list and final edit to Schoology and WordPress.

STEP 3. Review and Peer Assess class submissions

Identity

The Set Up


Step 1- Quick Write (10 mins) Due Day 1

Respond to the following questions in your notes.  Share a few of your responses with your elbow partner and or group.

  • How do you define who you are?
  • Who are you?
  • How does your culture shape your world? Why?
  • With whom do you identify?
  • What do you believe in?
  • What experiences have created your identity?
  • What are your limits?
  • Do you love yourself? Why or why not?
  • What do you struggle with?
  • What are your successes?
  • What self-journeys have you traveled? What did you learn? How did you grow?
  • Are you addicted to anything? How does that control you? Your day? Your choices?
  • What do you love? Whom do you admire? What do you hate?
  • If you could change the world, what would you do?  Why?
  • If you could change your life, what would you change? Why?
  • What holds you back?  Why are you scared?
  • If you could have said it different, what would you have said? Why?
  • How do you define success?
  • How do you fit(exist) in the universe? Country? State? City? Community? School?
  • What is the end? What is your beginning? Why are you waiting?

Step 2- Read The Culminating TASK-  Read Day 1

Using the focus questions from the free write above as inspiration, your group will work in teams of 6 to create a short film (3-5 minutes) about IDENTITY. Feel free to think OUTSIDE of the box. Creativity is encouraged.

Your final group submissions must include…

  • a synopsis (50 words or less)
  • treatment( 1 page telling what your story is about
  • script(use YOUMESCRIPT and share script with your group)
  • story board/shotlist  for each scene
  • final render
  • group self assessment

This does NOT have to be a narrative project, however it must include DIALOGUE. For this project your group is to demonstrate prior learning in the course (camera angles, shots, and points of view, elements and principles of design, rule of thirds, focusing the image, and lighting techniques) along with the learning of new concepts including sound design techniques, camera movements with the tripod, dolly, and shoulder rig, the rule of 180 degrees, and the rule of 30 degrees to produce your Identity Project. Your group will be assessed on Creating, Producing, Connecting, and Responding while demonstrating your use of the new ideas and objectives for this unit.

IdentityRubric – Be sure to review this rubric.!!!

 


Misconceptions, Misteaks, Insights- Create a Group List

Due Day 1

Step 1. With your group create a list of needs, elements, or insights you will need to complete the Identity project. Recall your last project, the commercial and Test Shot 1.  What did you learn? What should your group have done better?  How will you overcome that need in this project?

Step 2. Then, watch or read the following resources. You can divide them with your group and then share out.

  1. http://www.videomaker.com/article/c10/14917-10-common-video-mistakes
  2. https://www.deeson.co.uk/blog/top-ten-mistakes-when-recording-video
  3. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4t25FdgrEUiUTFMN2tSTUJjN1k/view?usp=sharing
  4. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4t25FdgrEUiYUYwcjRWNVhzVWM/view?usp=sharing
  5. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4t25FdgrEUieG5PbWZwbUhkOEk/view?usp=sharing
  6. PERSISTENCE- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4t25FdgrEUicE9YejBnOWdPdFE/view?usp=sharing

Step 3. Compare and contrast your list with the resources above.  What should you add to your group list?  Why?  Add or subtract from your list then, submit this list to your instructor when your group has narrowed it down to a top ten.


Camera Movement Lab

Research Due Day 2, Tutorials Due Day 4

Materials

  • Tripod
  • Dolly
  • Shoulder Rig
  • Camera
  • Computer

Your Task:

Working with your elbow partner, gather research on the art of camera movements. Your research must include the following:

TRIPOD USE, DOLLY USE, HAND HELD CAMERA USE, SHOULDER RIG, RULE OF 180, and the RULE OF 30.  

Explore hand held camera technique, tripod techniques(panning and tilting), dolly, and shoulder rig. With your group, create step-by-step video tutorials(+1000) demonstrating the use of the equipment with simple actions. You will edit these tutorials together in one video. In addition to your video tutorial, write 3 informative paragraphs comparing and contrasting camera movement techniques.  Be sure to discuss the pros and cons and effects of each.  Submit this to your online portfolio (+500).  Resources are listed below, however feel free to use other online resources.

Tripod, Dolly, shoulder rig

Camera Movement Rules


Sound Design Exploration

Materials

  • Headphones
  • Zoom H4
  • Camera
  • XLR Cable
  • Muff
  • Rode NTG2 Mic
  • Rode Boom Pole
  • Rode Shock Mount
  • Shoulder Rig
  • Camera
  • Computer

Your Task

Connect your Camera Sound imports.  Set up your Zoom H4.  Go out and practice sound capturing techniques with your group. Make sure you practice capturing dialogue and Foley sound. Practice interviewing each other.

Then, when you think your group is ready, interview each other using at least four questions from the Quick Write.  Think about your lighting!  Think about your SOUND and ALL of your MISCONCEPTions!!!  Submit your video interviews as one film to your portfolio.


Formative Assessment

  1. Obtain the Scene-  Rule of 180 Script. You will shoot a scene that will require you to pay attention to sound because it contains dialogue.  You will need to define the back-story, moment before, characters, and character objectives for the scene as they are not given and will change the course of action in the script.  Remember Character A wants something from Character B and Character B wants something from Character A.  Dialogue is not to change.  It must be shot word for word, however, acting choices should vary.
  2. Begin by defining these choices.  Then create 20 different shots, angles, and movements that you will use to capture the scene.  Your group must shoot OTS shots for each character.  Specify equipment needed and purpose.
  3. Meet with your instructor for approval to shoot.  Communicate the necessary ideas in this meeting.  Make sure your group initiates the presentation and not the instructor.
  4. Shoot your scene showing understanding of the the following:
    • All camera angles and shots
    • Panning
    • Tilting
    • Use of the Dolly
    • Rule of 180 Degrees
    • 30 Degree Rule.

Presentation

Edit your shots together in Adobe Premiere Pro.  Make sure your video allows for continuous movement.  Render your movie as a small file for web and a large file for festivals.

Submit your web render to your portfolio along with a 3-paragraph reflection on Camera Placement Rules, Panning, Tilting, Using the Dolly, and your experience with sound.

Identity Project (5 days to complete)

Using the focus questions from the introductory activity above as inspiration, your group will work in teams of 6 to create a short film (3-5 minutes) about IDENTITY. Feel free to think OUTSIDE of the box. Creativity is encouraged.  Your final group submissions must include a synopsis (50 words or less), treatment( 1 page telling what your story is about), story board for each scene, and script(use CELTX and share script with your group), final render, and group self assessment.  This does NOT have to be a narrative project, however it must include DIALOGUE. For this project your group is to demonstrate prior learning in the course (camera angles, shots, and points of view, elements and principles of design, rule of thirds, focusing the image, and lighting techniques) along with the learning of new concepts including sound design techniques, camera movements with the tripod, dolly, and shoulder rig, the rule of 180 degrees, and the rule of 30 degrees to produce your Identity Project. Your group will be assessed on Creating, Producing, Connecting, and Responding while demonstrating your use of the new ideas and objectives for this unit.

IdentityRubric

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