Week of 4/18 Deadlines

Refer to the following items that need to be completed this week. Looking forward, be aware that we will be taking the ACA in early May, so you need to be adequately prepared for that. Short Film Project: All Footage Shot (4/24) Import/Rough Edit (Includes Cutting Shots) (4/26) Music Selected (4/26) Transitions, Title Screens, Final Export (4/28) ACA […]

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Storyboarding 101

After the script has been written, our next stage is to develop a shot list. That shot list can take the form of a formal list or it can take a more visual form in the way of a storyboard. A storyboard is a series of small rough sketches showing the action in each shot along […]

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Writing Scripts 101

Below are a few resources we will reference when learning to write our scripts. Remember that his is a process that is flexible and mold-able to fit your goals and your story line. The idea is the foundation, and the script builds from that foundation. It’s the idea that sparks the script. Script Writing Resources: […]

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Script Writing Basics – Three Act Setup

A major part of the pre-production process involves script writing. There are a various number of ways you can format a script, but the purpose remains the same – to convey the story and message of your video/film. It is the foundation on which all else is built regarding the production process. Without a properly […]

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Introduction to Video Production

We’re shifting gears now in class to focus on the video and sound component of communications. Just like visual communication through design, video and sound can be a powerful delivery method to communicate ideas. Video is a major element in today’s day and age for delivering information, entertainment, advertising, etc. We live in a visual […]

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ACA Prep Going Forward

We’re entering the home stretch for the ACA preparation. We’re also nearing the home stretch for the end of the year. As such, we’re going to be juggling projects in class with ACA preparation that you must complete during that same time. To assist you with this time management, I’m going to provide you with […]

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Selling “you.”

Many of you are staring down the end of your junior year in high school. With that comes the reality of applying to colleges, job searches, career exploration, etc. Essentially becoming an adult (fun…right)? If you don’t have a resume, or haven’t made one at this point in your life, now is the time to […]

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An Introduction to Desktop Publishing

After completing several projects within Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, it’s important to make use of another power asset within the suite. Adobe InDesign is the premiere publication design software. This program gives designers the ability to produce interactive documents, animated presentations, standard PDFs, forms, books, e-PUBs, and more. It allows you to use assests […]

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2/27 Schedule and dates to remember.

As we begin to juggle multiple projects, it’s imperative to keep organized and focused on each item that you need to complete for the week. As such, I will do my best to post weekly updates such as this to keep you on track for the work you should be completing and when that should […]

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Infographics. Making numbers fun again.

Image Courtesy of The World Bank. Obtained from (http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/information-graphics-1232836) Research. The term sends chills down the spine of many students (and adults). Add numbers and statistics to that research requirement and you turn off all but the select few die hard number crunchers. That is, until info graphics came along. Increasing in popularity as the […]

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