This week we’re moving from audio to video. We’ve been looking at related aspects – photography, sound, design – all along, but now we’re going to look at cinematic camerawork, and how it all comes together.
For starters, read Roger Ebert’s How the Read a Movie to get some basics of film analysis.
The following links are part of Tony Zhou’s filmmaking series, Every Frame a Painting. The entire series is worth watching and highly recommended, but I’m going to point out these in particular:
- Begin working on recording and editing a Mini Video Documentary. It should be 2-3 minutes in length, no more and no less. It should feature someone who is not a close friend or family member, but someone from your community who has an interesting story to tell. (This one is difficult and you have two weeks to complete it).
- For the weekly summary this week about the mini-documentary, write about your progress made during the first week.
- Just as with the audio assignment, reach out to the #ds106 community for suggestions on how to proceed if you have never created and published an edited video before. I highly recommend not waiting until the second week to begin this. You need to locate a subject, arrange an interview, edit the recorded footage, add in some b-roll footage, add some background music, render the finished video and publish it to YouTube. It will take some time, so don’t delay in getting started!
- Complete the Do the Hitch Cut assignment and one other video assignment of your choice.
- Daily Creates – do only 2 DC’s this week.
- Submit a weekly summary of activity to Canvas.
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