T Aug 27Discuss & Demo: Expectations; Strategies for Success; Group Communication; Studio & Equipment
R Aug 29Viewing Analytically: Batman Forever
Individual Assignment: Personal Introduction (0900a).
20 seconds exactly. Maximum of 10 words (spoken and/or written). Uploaded to Vimeo.
M Sep 02Labor Day Recess: No Class Meeting
T Sep 03Last Day to Drop-Add
T Sep 03Discuss & Demo: Lighting Aesthetics
Discuss & Demo: 3- and 4-Point Lighting
R Sep 05Discuss & Demo: Lenses, Irises, & White Balance
T Sep 10Assignment: Submit a lighting plot from our recent studio class as a .pdf or .jpg via D2L (0900a).
In-Class Group Assignment: Studio Lighting (1100a)
R Sep 12Workshop: Location Lighting
T Sep 17Group Project: Location Lighting (1000a)
Participation: Peer Evaluation (1030a)
R Sep 19Discuss & Demo: Composition Aesthetics;
Scheduling & Storyboards
Group Assignment: Composition Pre-Production (1030a)
T Sep 24Workshop: Composition
R Sep 26Group Project: Composition Production (0930a)
Participation: Peer Evaluation
Discuss & Demo: Movement Aesthetics
Viewing Analytically: Raising Arizona
T Oct 01Reading Day: No Class Meeting
R Oct 03Group Assignment: Movement Pre-Production (0900a)
As the projects grow in complexity, you may find this Project Workflow/Shooting Protocol helpful.
Discuss & Demo: Movement Technique
Improving Group Work: Sharing Schedules via Outlook
T Oct 08Workshop: Movement
R Oct 10Workshop: Movement
T Oct 15Group Project: Movement Production (1030a)
R Oct 17Participation: Peer Evaluation
Participation: Scriptwriting - Conversation Transcript (0900a)
T Oct 22Group Assignment: Scriptwriting (0900a)
R Oct 24Discuss & Demo: Recording Location Dialogue
Group Assignment: Location Dialogue Pre-Production (0900a). On behalf of your group, your Audio Project director will secure the professor's signature on a storyboard before shooting.
By this point in the semester, there's a lot to remember. Keep your eye on this Project Workflow/Shooting Protocol.
T Oct 29Discuss & Demo: Recording Location Dialogue
Individual Assignment: Personal Introduction Redux + Dual System Audio (0900a).
Minimum of 20 spoken words. Upload separate audio and video files to your group's server partition.
R Oct 31Workshop: Location Dialogue
F Nov 01Last Day to Withdraw
T Nov 05Group Project: Audio Production (1000a)
Participation: Peer Evaluation
R Nov 07Discuss & Demo: Editing Aesthetics
T Nov 12Discuss & Demo: Editing Technique
Guided In-Class Individual Assignment: Phase 1 - Preparing to Edit (1030a)
R Nov 14Out-of-Class Individual Assignment: Phase 2 - The Assembly Edit (0930a)
Guided In-Class Individual Assignment: Phase 3 - The Rough Cut (1030a)
T Nov 19Out-of-Class Individual Assignment: Phase 4 - Visual Lock (0930a)
Out-of-Class Individual Assignment: Personal Introduction Redux. Synchronize and merge video and audio files before editing a new version of the semester's first assignment. Be ready to share it with the class at 0930a.
R Nov 21Individual Project: Phase 5 - Dialogue & Music (0900a)
Final Exam:
Phase 1 - Pre-Production (0900a)
By this point in the semester, there's a lot to remember. Keep your eye on this Project Workflow/Shooting Protocol.
T Nov 26Final Exam: Phase 2 - Production (0900a)
R Nov 28Thanksgiving: No Class Meeting
T Dec 03Final Exam: Phase 3 - Post Production - Rough Cut (0900a)
R Dec 05Final Exam: Phase 4 - Distribution - Final Film (1030a)
T Dec 10Final Exam Review (0800 - 1000a)
R Dec 12Final Exam: Assessment (0900 - 1000a)
Participation: Peer Evaluation
R Dec 12Final Exam: Public Screening (0800p). A film isn't a film until it's shared with an audience. Your presence is required.