- We should have a Cross Dissolve before the first shot. Put another one between the last shot and the credits. Add a fade to black after your credits.
- Make sure your end credits look like the ones in the video below, with the name of the song you use in your video.
When your Homework Video is done, spend some time checking for the following things:
When we're finished, our project should resemble this.
How do we edit it? Like this. Study the handout for tomorrow's quiz. It's a biggie.
Two things on our agenda today:
1. Scan in your homework video. Check the updated handout for specific info, and study it for tomorrow' quiz, but the process is the same as last term when we edited a sports video instead. Here's how to do it. With only three SD cards, this will take more than one day for my larger classes. Fear not.
2. Review the Peer Evaluation guidelines from Thursday. Key things to remember are these:
We'll Kahoot, then Socrative over today's Classroom Procedures handout. Don't forget the rules.
For Kahoot, capitalize all major words in your group name. The only words left in lower case are smaller ones, like for, to, the, a, an and others that aren't a noun, verb, adjective or adverb. Names should look like what you see below. Mess this up, and I boot you.
WildBoyz CrazyGurls Billy the Kid
For Socrative, give me first names of all people with no spaces or punctuation. Each first letter is capitalized.
LukeYoda HanLeia JakeFinn BeavisButthead
When that's finished, we will complete our writing for Como Se Dice or Lies and Stereotypes. If you're finished, grab a Peer Evaluation sheet from the camera cabinet in the back of the room, and have a friend grade it.
For those writing Lies and Stereotypes, your piece needs to be 2 minutes long when you read it out loud. I know that this is just your outline, but it should be close, at least 1:30. If not, add more detail and tell more of the story.
Fix your mistakes. Do you have missing capital letters or punctuation marks? Add them in. Repeating words? Switch them to something else. If you get a bad grade in Storytelling, you should write the piece again so it's stronger. I'll give you extra time if you ask.
Here's how the Peer Eval sheet works.
While we write our first scripts, we can work ahead and begin with the art of storytelling with a camera. Let's begin with a very simple movie: One person doing their homework. Our main goals are these:
We will film this project together in the library. Here's our one-minute masterpiece.
Quite a bit. Watch this.
Our objective for today? I can set up my bookmarks in Safari. Here's how it works.
If you can't see your bookmarks, click View, then select Show Favorites Bar. It's the third line down.
Next, grab each of these bookmarks and drag them to your Bookmarks Bar, putting them in order as you see here.
I'll check your bookmarks during the next few days for a participation grade. Make sure you have them all, and make sure your capital letters are in the right place.
During our last day of class, we need to delete all files except our Final Videos to free up memory space on our machines. Here's how it's done.
If you have to ask this question, you've forgotten some important material. Let's watch the video, then review with Socrative.
Make sure your dock is set up as pictured in the video below, with all of your applications in the same order. We'll watch the video, then take the Socrative quiz as a review.
Once that is done, let's review the difference between these two words:
Its - Something that belongs to it. The dog wagged its tail. No apostrophe is needed.
It's - A contraction for it is, or it has. An apostrophe is most definitely needed. 😀
Click here to go to the exercise.
Tonight is the last night to take home a camera. Starting on Monday, we will edit our final video if we have one, or we'll work on Volleyball. No more writing or planning from here on out, only production.
Go slowly on your last video. Take your time, and do it properly.
For those of us with no final project to edit, here are some reminders about the Volleyball Video.
Here's how we'll check it.
View>Show Separate Days in Events
Only call me over if you have a date later than November 21, 2016.
If you have nothing of your own to edit, we'll redo the Volleyball video from scratch. Not very exciting, I know, but we have to keep busy as the semester ends.
You should be working on one of two things:
We only have two weeks left, so there isn't much more information for me to cover. It's up to you to keep yourselves busy until the last day we meet. If you don't, I may give you a long-form writing assignment to keep the negative behaviors down.
What was the reason we quizzed over how each and every project is done? So you wouldn't need to ask each step of the process as you go. Nothing to do? Pick a project. Plan it, then film it.
Better yet, pick several movies you can complete without writing and film them. Take home a camera and shoot a Parts of the Whole and a Still Life on the same night. Keep your team busy editing them, and you're covered. If you talk and waste your class time, you'll probably earn a zero for filming your last project, then another zero for not editing it. It's really easy to ruin your grade during the last few weeks of the term, so keep busy and keep out of trouble.
Two weeks left until first semester is over! Don't forget that our last filming deadline is Monday, December 12th. Front and third rows need something filmed at home. Second and back rows need something filmed at school. Click here to see which projects you may produce.
Let's start with some editing information today - how to get rid of those clicks in our videos.
To finish today, we'll work on a common punctuation problem - apostrophes. Watch this video, then complete this exercise.
Hi, everyone. Here's the agenda for the day.
1. Take the quiz from yesterday. We'll go with paper and pencil instead of online. We will grade them together, so hang on to them when you're done.
2. Let's do another review of TO, TWO, and TOO. Go here for the exercise.
3. Re-read my short story, Christmas 1994, by clicking this link. Once that's done, I would like each member of your group to storyboard eight shots from it. Have the person at the end of each row go to the camera cabinet and get a single storyboard sheet for each person.
The person who comes first in alpha order should start at the beginning.
The person who comes next should start with the line, "I know you want the best for me, and college is important..."
If there's a third person in your group, have them start with "We studied for our final exam tonight at his place.
Scroll down a little and everyone should be able to see the whole page. If that doesn't work, try zooming out to 75%.
Don't forget the basics:
Once this is done, put your paper with your name on it in the InBox for the hour. Each person should complete the entire page, front and back. Once that's done, you may work on your projects, but no one should leave the room today. I'll see you tomorrow.
Good morning. Many of us are finished with our Theme Video outline. If that's the case, let's finish our storyboards today. There's quite a bit to it, so watch the following videos to review how it's done.
Storyboard sheets are on the side of the camera cabinet. If your outline and storyboard are both complete, please work on either your volleyball video or Foley project.
Those of us that haven't finished our outlines yet should to do today. If you need to review the steps, click here to visit the Theme Video page of our website, and follow the instructions we've worked on for weeks now.
I'll see you on Thursday, and those whose storyboards are done can sign out cameras to film their projects. See you then.
I was at a teaching seminar on Thursday, and looking through the day's assignments, we didn't follow directions, and many of us did nothing. If I'm absent from class, here are the procedures to follow.
Instructions for the day will be at jeffmedia.weebly.com. Make sure you follow them closely. It's easy for a guest teacher to miss something since he or she doesn't work in the room everyday, or know how we operate. If the substitute says one thing, but what I've written says another, pick a classmate to let him or her know politely so there's no disagreement.
Unless it's a quiz, your assignment for the day will usually be participation, so make sure it's done before you leave and submitted to the In Box.
I usually leave instructions for no hall passes when I'm absent, so make sure you visit the restroom before class begins.
If you LOSE something, you misplace it. LOSE is also the opposite of win.
LOOSE, on the other hand, is the opposite of tight.
See if you can tell the difference between the two on today's handout.