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Lab Assignment:    Presentation: Developing knowledge and understanding for creating a movie.
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A GS104a Instructor will be available in the computer lab, lower level of library, to help if needed.  Check instructors office hours.
Review of terms from GS104a assignments and some new terms.  Many you know and have in your dictionary.  The terms with an "*" you will be expected to be able to define and give examples without accessing other sources.  Check with a GS104 instructor or the class assistant if you need help with these terms.  In addition to the class and text documentation you can also check this Glossary,  FAQ or Google for help with definitions and problems you may not find.

Digital Photo Terms
*high concept [also called proposal or topic]
*story board

(1) Review the following for ideas, topics and techniques of movie making:

(1) To see these you should  be on campus or a broadband connection.  Even then patience is required since some of the movies will take a few minutes to download.
(2)  A few of these or protected and require a user name: test and a password: goforit

Video Expression-How video can be used in k-6 classes

Playdoughmation --Movie by 3rd graders  (account is: test  password is: goforit)
Hula Hoops--Video Stream-Movie by 3rd graders
(account is: test  password is: goforit)
Kenton- A short sent to me as an email attachment, no titles or transitions but funny! NOTE no titles, credits or transitions
Library Rules
- Movie image by GS390 group
Section 2 Group 2 --Making The Movie (Miguel's Group)

You can see other GS104 movies at:
Sample Movies: Sample the movies on this site.  Many have been made by grade school and college students. They vary in quality.  While you are looking at them think about how what is good about them and how they can be improved.  These are
considerations you should have when making your move.  Specifically examine the following from these samples.

Check out the reactions to the very pop lonelygirl15, LisaNova, Renetto,  Smosh and Greenteagirlie.  
Thesse and other video shorts can be seen at YouTube, a very popular source of  short movies and clips varying from professional to very amaturish in quality.

(2)  Each group will make a 3 minute movie.  The steps we do today are done in preparation and planning for your groups movie.  In the next class each group will choose one topic from the proposed topics of their group members and complete it as a video project by the last Friday of classes.  The steps in making our movie are:

  1. (Done week 6 GS104bW6.html) Decide a high concept/proposal/topic for a move. This was slide 2 in your power point assignment week 6.  This "high concept" should be a few sentences followed by a list of major scenes".  Improve your topic statement  on the second slide of your power point.

  2. (This class assignment) Refine movidea.ppt your Power Point about your movie:
    Decide a purpose: (a) Persuasion [e.g.. Ads, Political Issue, etc.] (b) Informative [e.g.. Documentary, How To..., Travelogue, etc.]. (c) Entertainment [e.g. parody, cartoon, animation, story,
    Decide the type of movie: (a) Romance, (b) action, (c) horror, (d) anime, (e) drama, (f) adventure, (e) comedy, (f) documentary
    , etc.].  For a list of common specific types check this page for other movie-types.
    Finally decide filming method (a) animation, (b) acting, (d) recording events.  Insert a new slide 5 and
    state the answers for A, B and C.

  3. (This class assignment) Each person will create a story board and script: Each major scene must  be represented by a slide [suggestions for a story board and script
  4. (This class assignment) One group member should practice using the Title V camera that will be checked out in class.  Actual shooting of your movie will start next class. Instructions on using the camera are at:
    Camera Basics How to use the TV Video Camera (most cameras are similar)

  5. (This class assignment) Preparations for the next class: techniques for good photography and move making:

    (a) First: check out the general rules for all pictures
    [Skip to "Second"  if you already reviewed these in the still images class]
    Composition 101
     All great pictures have one thing in common: They are well-composed. Here are a few tips to help you take better pictures.
    Framing and the Rule of 3's
    Making your picture more interesting
    The art of cropping
    Just like a haircut, you can make photos look better by cutting them. Learn the basics of "cropping."

    (b) Second:
    Digital video tips: Incorporate these tips in your movie

    Straight, steady, and smooth: Use the 3S's rule to make your footage look professional.
    Lighting: Make sure you have the right amount of light to capture the scene.
    Where to put the camera: Change the look and feel of a shot by moving the camera to diffirent places for different perspectives.
    [The above are from Adobe--check here for more adobe tips ]
(3) Dictionary: Make sure you have the terms with an "*" defined and a good example where relevant.  You should also include any terms from Digital Photo Terms you you should have for your reference in your dictionary.   Your understanding the concept is the goal for creating definitions.  If you do not understand a concept ask fellow class members then your instructor if needed.

(4) Review new additions to Computers and Society Links.

Be sure the red above is on your web site and  linked before next class.