- When you say to yourself, "There's nothing for me to do," or when you finish your current project, you have two days to complete a proposal for your next video.
- Three others grade it, then me. The Peer Eval sheet should be on your desk and marked up when I sit down. Don't remember what a proposal looks like? Click here. Then click here.
- Once the proposal is done, you have three days to write your script. I am the fourth person to grade it on the same form. Your format should be perfect. Check out this video at 3:22.
Short on dialogue? Skip the script and take two days to create the storyboard. Each image should be radically different from the last one. I should not see two similar shots in a row. Here's how.
Once your storyboard is done, map out each scene on a plain sheet of paper.
Next, fill out an Equipment Sign-Out Form, get a parent signature and film it.
Movies are best produced at home. If you want to work in any other place than a home that belongs to someone in your group, you'll need a Location Release Form.
Both are on the back table.
Bring your camera back, scan in your footage, and edit. If you have the new version of iMovie, follow these instructions.
Old version? Do this. Be sure to create a NEW EVENT before you import.
The editing window for each project is usually two weeks. If you constantly have video to edit, you'll do great. My goal is for you to be independent, but to do that, you'll need to write, plan, film and edit at a good speed.
That's the good part. Now for the down side.
I've noticed several people wasting time recently, watching YouTube, playing video games, or talking with their neighbors. When this happens, a new grade will appear in Pinnacle called Participation Problems.
The person who isn't participating at the level he or she should be receives a zero. Everyone else is excused from the assignment.
You'll see one of two scores for Participation Problems. You want the X, which means it doesn't apply to you at all.
If you receive a zero, I'll be in touch with your parents about your lack of work. The second offense results in the same consequences, plus you lose computer privileges for one week while you write a report on a topic that I assign.
There are tons of technical questions I face everyday, so I need you to memorize and carry out your daily duties without me reminding you what I've already taught, then created 38 videos to demonstrate.
Review of the Behavioral Expectations for JeffMedia?
- No questions until work time
- Listen closely
- Follow instructions the first time
- Quiet voice, quiet body
- Quiet when the teacher is speaking
- Heads up
- Be seated unless I ask otherwise
- Don't hit, don't throw
- Bring your materials
- Respect the equipment
Expect a TON of review over this. Great businesses follow a few simple rules, then review them, review them, review them until all of the employees can repeat them in their sleep. Learn these lessons and you'll be a success wherever you go.
Let's get to work.