Creative Commons Music Resources

25 04 2012

http://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos





Project 6: Critical Conversations

16 04 2012

For the final project create a 5 minute piece (can be comprised of 3 shorter 1 1/2 minute scenes) that focuses on conversations between two people. The script can be adapted from existing material.

Focus on the camera work – using the establishing shot, Two Up, Over the Shoulder (OTS), and close ups for framing.

Use good lighting technique.

Due date: May 9th

Turn in script, storyboard as well as final movie in web format (YouTube or Vimeo format).





Project 5: Landscape (Promo)

2 04 2012

Create a 1 – 2 minute video based on the landscape photos you took during the photography section of the class (or other location of your choice). Due date: April 16, 2012

  • Video should be promotional, as for a tourism client
  • Project is to be executed in Adobe Premiere Pro, but you may include After Effects files
  • Output may be HD, SD or web video.
  • Include:
    • Audio
    • Titles
    • Transitions
    • Storyboard

Storyboard form:

storyboard

or for web:

use_this_storyboard_template





Scriptwriting and formatting

26 03 2012

Here are some basics for standard formatting of storyboards and scripts:

A good synopsis:

Script directions that deal with camera functions:

Some sample scripts of different types:

http://www.simplyscripts.com/

Sample storyboard to download:

storyboard

Free for a little longer:

http://story.adobe.com





Script Sources

26 03 2012

Thinking ahead to Project Six which will require some dialogue and a script, here are some sources for you to look at:

http://www.1actplays.com/articles/article9-royaltyfreeoneactplays.php

http://creativecommons.org/?s=scripts%20and%20screenplays

You may also adapt dialogue from novels or other sources.

http://creativecommons.org/?s=novels%20and%20plays

http://www.gutenberg.org/

http://www.classic-literature.co.uk/

http://www.authorama.com/





Canon XL H1A Manual

21 03 2012

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_camcorders/high_definition_camcorders/xl_h1a#BrochuresAndManuals

 

 





More tutorials and asset sources

5 03 2012

——-AE TUTORIALS—–

Here are some additional tutorials that may spark your creativity:

http://ae.tutsplus.com/

http://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/adobeaftereffects

http://www.motionworks.com.au/category/tutorialsmain/

And a few example shorts made in AE:

http://ae.tutsplus.com/articles/20-short-films-and-music-videos-made-with-after-effects/

——AUDIO———

Here are some resources for audio:

http://www.freesound.org/browse/

NOTE: if you’re going to add sound, a .wav or .aiff format is preferable. Compressed video such as an .mp3 file doesn’t get the best results and may hang you up.

JCCC has a subscription to Killer Tracks, which is royalty-free music that you can add to your project. It’s a bit fancier than some of the free stuff you get online, so definitely worth checking out:

http://library.jccc.edu/dataref/db-subj.html#muse

NOTE: it takes a while to get your email verified and access, so plan ahead if you need this.

Vimeo has a new Vimeo Music Store which might be useful. Many of the downloads are royalty free and free under Creative Commons licenses. If you aren’t familiar with that check out creativecommons.org

http://vimeo.com/musicstore