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Lab Assignment Review
Power Point and start the creation of a video project
Review : The goal this
quarter is to make you a "hacker"
(problem solver) capable of figuring out how to ask and answer
computers and solve your computer problems. Knowing exactly how to perform every function in programs is
not the goal but vocabulary
is important! Without the appropriate term you cannot
search for an answer!
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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 you may not find.
| From Text
Text Place holders
New Slide button
Slide layout task pane
Slide design task pane
|From Web: Basic Power Point
Insert text box
* Slide effects
The rest of this quarter we will work with some very interesting
computer applications and we will create a web site to display our
efforts. First we will use PowerPoint to develop
our video knowledge and ideas for a short movie. Microsoft
will be reviewed for its graphic editing then we will take digital
photos and develop basic photo editing skills.
We will also shoot and edit digital video with iMovie to make a 3
minute movie. To start this
process the following is your assignment for Monday.
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following documentation on PowerPoint. Be prepared to know where to find the
it is not necessary to remember exactly how to perform a task but you
definitely need to know where to find instructions and be able to
perform the task from the instructions if needed.
Documents/SSTP_Documentation/PPT03/PPT03L1.doc & PPT03L2.doc
<------just browse to know where to
find information about advanced
(2) Start a new
presentation in PowerPoint:
(a) On the first
slide create a title page with the proposed title for your
your name, date and an appropriate graphic for your movie topic
(b) On the second slide
write up a possible topic for a short movie. This "high concept"
proposal should be a few sentences followed by a list of major
scenes. The class will be divided into 3 groups
and each group will choose one of the proposed movie projects from the
members, so make yours the best! On your PowerPOint add
sound to this second slide where you state in your best
"professional speaking" voice the "high concept" of your
proposal. Check Microsoft Sound
Recorder for instrucions on creating a recording.
(3) Introduction to digital
images. Nothing can be more boring then a slide show of
pictures are a home video. We will try and learn ways to make
pictures and movies that are interesting even if the audience
doesn't know the
people or context of the presentation. Start by looking at some some
made by k-3 students and students like yourself, and observe YouTube
programs, advertisements and
movies to develop an awareness of the techniques used to make video
interesting and fun to watch.
your powerpoint file movidea.ppt
and save it in:
A. Examine this site
and find out about making movies. You will need
to do this at school because movies are
very big and require a fast Internet connection. While you look
at them think about why they are interesting or why they are not
slide will be your observations on the 6
GS104 student created movies last year. I suggest a list
of "what makes a good movie".
B. Observe TV
advertisements, TV programs and movies. Answer the
following questions on slide 4
of your Power
(a) How long does an
camera shot typically take in professional projects? (It will be a
range not a single number, does it vary with advertisements, TV
programs, etc. Is there a different meaning conveyed with short verses
long scene shots?
(b) Describe at least three different types of transitions
between scenes you observed and how they are used to build on the
action and meaning
in the scene.
(c) What sequence of shots occur in a typical scene for
to closeups, etc.
(d) Describe one more observation you made about
interesting and professional
video that can aid you in your video project
(4) Dictionary: Make sure you have the terms with an
"*" defined and a good example where relevant. You have defined
most of these
terms previously in your dictionary. Improve on previously
defined terms if possible and define new terms in your own words (not
just copy and
another source). Your definitions should be clear, complete and
understandable to someone like your
self who is not in this class. 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
Review new additions to Computers
and Society Links.
the previous documents
homework folder (mine would be named
rossjHW). Make a
copy of all homework, in
red above, and place in this
your computer-be sure and erase old homework from this folder.
You will copy this folder to the class folder on transfer at the
beginning of the next