Lesson Plans
Video Production 1st Q 15.16 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/24/2015 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Intro to class--materials; objectives/standards; rules; evaluation/grades/gradebook; notebook expectations: daily summary, weekly response to an activity; scope of the class activities

Video production process--preproduction: treatment writing, scripting, location, props; production/shooting: shooting and audio capture; editing: cutting, foley, voice over, character generation

Story--conflict/plot, character, setting; story treatment writing--a narrative of the story; see examples; write three one paragraph story examples in groups of two

Story--see example videos covering a range of possibilities: Fortunate Son, The Furniture, It's Hot, Snap; count the shots per minute; write three one paragraph stories examples in groups of new two

Treatment writing--see notebook pages on elements, treatment example; choose a story, write a treatment as indicated in the example treatment; repeat

Scripting--two column/three column definitions

Shot types--establishing, long, medium, closeup, extreme close up, truck, pan, tilt, pedestal, zoom, reaction shot, cut-in, cut away, angles, over the shoulder, pull focus; count and label the shots: search on youtube.com--short stories; review lists

Shooting for the cut and the cuts--pre/post roll, cuts plus one: <https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCcQtwIwAWoVChMIr_fK_8TAxwIVA1g-Ch3eVghz&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiCEdSGeFCCA&ei=gW_aVe-yIoOw-QHeraGYBw&usg=AFQjCNEPRT16wpkUJKNLpPLWRhgZVwcjxQ>, plus the wipe (though dangerous); shooting for the cut, thematic cuts

Shooting basic dialogue--<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEWx6zbUDrc>

Scripting (must include shot descriptions and transitions)--a six minute story; evaluation criteria

Camera and tripod operation--settings: apature, shutter speed, quality, automatic settings limitations


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