T Jan 14Discuss & Demo: Expectations; Strategies for Success; Group Communication; Studio & Equipment
R Jan 16Viewing Analytically: Batman Forever
Individual Assignment: Personal Introduction (1200p).
20 seconds exactly. Maximum of 10 words (spoken and/or written). Uploaded to Vimeo.
T Jan 21Last Day to Drop-Add
T Jan 21Discuss & Demo: Lighting Aesthetics
Discuss & Demo: 3- and 4-Point Lighting
R Jan 23Discuss & Demo: Lenses, Irises, & White Balance
T Jan 28Assignment: Lighting Plot (1200p). Submit a lighting plot from our recent studio class as a .pdf or .jpg via D2L.
In-Class Group Assignment: Studio Lighting (0230p).
R Jan 30Workshop: Location Lighting
T Feb 04Group Project: Location Lighting (1000a).
Participation: Peer Evaluation (0130p).
R Feb 06Discuss & Demo: Composition Aesthetics;
Scheduling & Storyboards
Group Assignment: Composition Pre-Production (0130p).
T Feb 11Workshop: Composition
R Feb 13Group Project: Composition Production (1230p).
Participation: Peer Evaluation
Discuss & Demo: Movement Aesthetics
Viewing Analytically: Raising Arizona
T Feb 18Group Assignment: Movement Pre-Production (1200p).
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
R Feb 20Workshop: Movement
T Feb 25Workshop: Movement
R Feb 27Group Project: Movement Production (0130p).
T Mar 03Participation: Peer Evaluation
Participation: Scriptwriting - Conversation Transcript (1200p).
Group Assignment: In-Class Script Workshop
R Mar 05Group Assignment: Scriptwriting (1200p).
T Mar 10Spring Break - No Class Meeting
R Mar 12Spring Break - No Class Meeting
T Mar 17Discuss & Demo: Recording Location Dialogue
Group Assignment: Location Dialogue Pre-Production (1200p). 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.
R Mar 19Discuss & Demo: Recording Location Dialogue
Individual Assignment: Personal Introduction Redux + Dual System Audio (1200p). Minimum of 20 spoken words. Upload separate audio and video files to your group's server partition.
T Mar 24Workshop: Location Dialogue
R Mar 26Group Project: Audio Production (0100p)
Participation: Peer Evaluation
T Mar 31Discuss & Demo: Editing Aesthetics
R Apr 02Discuss & Demo: Editing Technique
Guided In-Class Individual Assignment: Phase 1 - Preparing to Edit (0130p)
T Apr 07Last Day to Withdraw
T Apr 07Out-of-Class Individual Assignment: Phase 2 - The Assembly Edit (0930a)
Guided In-Class Individual Assignment: Phase 3 - The Rough Cut (1030a)
R Apr 09Out-of-Class Individual Assignment: Phase 4 - Visual Lock (1230p).
Out-of-Class Individual Assignment: Personal Introduction Redux (1230p). Synchronize and merge video and audio files before editing a new version of the semester's first assignment.
T Apr 14Individual Project: Phase 5 - Dialogue & Music (1200p).
Final Exam: Phase 1 - Pre-Production
By this point in the semester, there's a lot to remember. Keep your eye on this Project Workflow/Shooting Protocol.
R Apr 16Final Exam: Phase 2 - Production (1200p).
T Apr 21Final Exam: Phase 3 - Post Production - Rough Cut (1200p).
R Apr 23Final Exam: Phase 4 - Distribution - Final Film (0130p).
T Apr 28Final Exam: Review (1015a-1215p).
R Apr 30Final Exam: Assessment (1115a-1215p).
Participation: Peer Evaluation
R Apr 30Final Exam: Public Screening (0800p). Pogue Multi-Purpose Room. A film isn't a film until it's shared with an audience. Your presence is required.