Lab Assignment: Presentation: Developing
understanding for creating a movie.
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|A GS104a Instructor will be
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
The terms with an "*" you will be expected to be able to define and
without accessing other sources. Check with a GS104 instructor or
the class assistant if you need help with these terms. In
the class and text documentation you can
also check this Glossary,
or Google for
help with definitions and problems you may not find.
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
video can be used in k-6 classes
--Movie by 3rd graders (account is: test password is:
Hoops--Video Stream-Movie by 3rd graders (account is: test
password is: goforit)
sent to me as an email attachment, no titles or transitions but funny!
NOTE no titles, credits or transitions
Rules - Movie image
by GS390 group
2 Group 2 --Making
The Movie (Miguel's Group)
You can see other GS104 movies at:
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
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.
group will make a 3 minute movie. The
steps we do today are done in preparation and planning for your groups
In the next class
will choose one topic from the proposed topics of their group members
complete it as a video
project by the last Friday of classes. The steps in
making our movie are:
(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
concept is the goal for creating definitions. If you do not
understand a concept ask fellow class members then your instructor if
- (Done week 6 GS104bW6.html)
Decide a high concept/proposal/topic
for a move. This was slide 2 in your power
assignment week 6. This
"high concept" should be a few sentences followed by a
major scenes". Improve your
topic statement on the second slide of your power point.
- (This class assignment) Refine movidea.ppt your
Power Point about your movie:
A. 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, etc.]
B. Decide the type
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.
C. Finally decide
method (a) animation, (b) acting, (d)
recording events. Insert a new slide 5 and state
for A, B and C.
- (This class assignment) Each
person will create
board and script: Each major
scene must be
represented by a slide [suggestions for a story
board and script]
- Add your story
board slides to the end
- Save your revised Power Point
on your movie ideas: My
Power Point to the _GST104
Portfolio/10 Presentation/movie.ppt. on
your the CSUB student Web server
- (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:
How to use the TV Video Camera (most cameras are similar)
- (This class assignment) Preparations
for the next class: techniques for
good photography and move
(a) First: check out the
general rules for all
[Skip to "Second" if you already
these in the still images class]
All great pictures
have one thing in common: They are well-composed.
Here are a few tips to help you take better pictures.
and the Rule of 3's
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
steady, and smooth: Use the 3S's rule to make your footage look
Make sure you have the right amount of light to capture the scene.
to put the camera: Change the look and feel of a shot by moving
the camera to diffirent places for different perspectives.
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