Notes for tomorrow's quiz. Write down your answers. Take them home. Study. This is hugely important stuff.
One of my students produced a tutorial on how to edit his Foley movie. Check it out.
Like this. Import the videos with your voices, then split them into pieces, line by line. Put your words for each line before the actor says it. Detach the audio, and move it into place.
I read an article over Spring Break with an idea I'd like to implement in our room. Each Monday, I'd like to do a check-in. It's a chance to ask how you're doing, and get a feel for what you're going through, which will help keep me rooted in reality as I teach.
First, we'll go to Socrative and you'll select one of several choices. If you'd like a check-in from me, Email email@example.com and I'll respond. No need to do it in class with your team watching. Pull up jeffmedia.weebly.com on your phone, copy and paste my Email address into a message, and send it that way. If something's on your mind and you'd like to talk about it, this would be perfect.
Hope you had a good break. I did. It's good to see you today.
It's never one person's job to check for editing mistakes or grammar mistakes in your writing. That job belongs to everyone. Own your mistakes, and fix them before your final eval.
If we want higher scores, we need to engage with our work. When you grade someone else's script or video, here's what you should do:
Happy Monday. Let's start with a five-minute matching exercise on organizing the camera cabinet. Click here to start.
One more time for review. The download part of this video probably won't work for you, but the editing section will. Ever wondered what our SoundBible bookmark is for? Today, you'll find out.
Make sure you're taking your notes home and studying them each night. Quizzes are only 20% of your grade, but many of us aren't learning what we need to learn, so during work time, we can't do what we need to do. At the beginning of the term, lots of low quiz scores with give you a D or an F until you film a project. If you don't do that, you'll really be unhappy with your scores. Don't be that guy. Take the notes. Study the notes. Learn the stuff. Do the things.
If it doesn't, you'll have to write out the words of your Foley script on a sheet of paper, but the assignment is still fun.
You also might try a different version of the same scene and see if you can copy and paste captions.
Before you film, you'll create a comic strip version of your video so you can visualize where to put the camera for each shot. Here are some great student examples.
Grading this assignment has been tough. Here are the issues.
Like this. Get the notes today for the quiz on Monday. See you then.
Today's warmup: Five minutes of matching on Script Format. Click here.
After that? The notes for today become the quiz for tomorrow. Do eet!
If you get the spinning wheel of death and iMovie freezes up, try Command Option Escape.
Hold them all down at the same time. A Force Quit window will pop up. Click iMovie, then select Force Quit. That number again: Command Option Escape.
I had a student ask me the dreaded question this week: Why do I have an F? A quick look at Pinnacle showed that her lowest five quiz scores were F, D, F, C, F.
I got the same question from a different student. He had Fs on three of his quizzes, but he got a 100% on his Homework Movie. That brought his grade up to a B, but I don't have his Friend Zone script. If I don't get it, it will take his grade back down to an F since the Friend Zone script is a participation assignment, and an F for 30% of your grade when you have an F on several quizzes, too, is lethal.
If it's not a quiz, it's huge in Pinnacle. The easy fix? Use your time and get your work done.
Here's a tutorial from a few years back that explains it further.
We've reviewed how to edit Sports Highlights, but some of us need more specific information to make our projects excellent. If you're that person, this video is for you. Take your notes and we'll quiz tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be last day for Homework Videos or Friendzone scripts. If I get neither, your grade will take a dive quickly, and might not recover by the end of the nine weeks. Make sure you're doing your work each day. If you don't know what we're doing, rewatch the tutorials in the posts below, and check with three before me.
Take a look in the top right corner of your desktop. You should find a Volleyball video there. Open up iMovie, then click File, New Movie, No Theme, Create, then name it Volleyball 2019. Drag the video from your desktop to your editing timeline, and begin. Here's how to edit it.
Many of us have done this assignment before. To bypass it so you don't have to do it again, make a video of your own. Don't remember the guidelines? Hover over Video Projects, pick one, and start working. If it's our second or third time taking the class, we should know our stuff by now.
If I haven't gotten your Friendzone script, you'll lose points for each day it's late. Same for your Homework Video. The biggest mistake you'll make is thinking you have more time than you do, even when the due date is posted and we review it for a week. Make sure you're talking about your work with your partners, instead of just talking. It kills our grades every time.