"Understanding Movies"

Video-Film Facebook Page

Video-Film Project Options

Elective Promo Videos

Instructional Video Review Form

Movie Analysis Worksheet

Campus Map for Out of Class Students

Director Project

Storyboard Blank

Sample Treatment

Audio Settings for the Canon XA10

AFI Top 100 Films

Roger Ebert's Film Glossary

How to Write a Movie Review

What Makes a Film Great?

Screenplays Online

How to Write a Screenplay

Date Assignment Other Info
8/30 HW: Complete and return appropriate syllabus for:
Video-Film or Advanced Video-Film
Course Textbook:
"Understanding Movies"
9/1 Ch. 1: Photography
Shots Worksheet
Director Project
Early Film-making
Create a Flip-Book of approximately 100 images  

9/6 Ch. 1: Photography
Angles Worksheet

9/8 Due: Flip-Book
Ch. 2: Mise en Scene
Mise en Scene Worksheet
A Guide to Basic Cinematography

Check out this  steadycam shot from Goodfellas (1990) -  Martin Scorsese
9/12 Basic Editing with Adobe Premiere  
9/14 Camera Operations and Shot List  
9/16 In-Class shoot: "Pencil Man"
Exercise: Digital editing of "Pencil Man" footage
9/20 Video Project: Short Story (With Storyboard)
Begin Submitting Director Projects via email:
9/22 Video Project: Short Story (Shoot)
Presentations:  Director Projects
9/26 Video Project: Short Story (Shoot / Edit)
Presentations:  Director Projects
9/28 Video Project: Short Story (Edit)
Presentations:  Director Projects
9/30 Due: Short Story Projects (Edit / Export)
Presentations:  Director Projects
10/4 Screening: Short Story Video Projects
Presentations:  Director Projects
10/6 Presentations:  Director Projects  
10/10 Video Project: Music Video  
10/12 Music Video Project  
10/14 Music Video Project  
10/18 Music Video Project  
10/20 Music Video Project  
10/24 Music Video Project  
10/26 Music Video Project  
10/28 Due: Music Video Project End of the First Quarter
11/1 Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)
Video Project:
11/3 Documentary Project  
11/7 Documentary Project  
11/9 Documentary Project  
11/14 Documentary Project  
11/16 Documentary Project  
11/18 Due: Documentary Project  
  Thanksgiving Break  
11/29 Ad/PSA Project - Pre-Production  
12/1 Ad/PSA Project - Shoot
12/5 Ad/PSA Project - Shoot  
12/7 Ad/PSA Project - Shoot / Edit  
12/9 Ad/PSA Project - Shoot / Edit  
12/13 Ad/PSA Project - Edit  
12/15 Ad/PSA Project - Edit
  Happy non-denominational, multi-cultural, politically appropriate seasonal observance!
1/3 Due: Ad/PSA Project  
1/5 Short Story (or Music Video) with Chromakey  
1/9 Short Story (or Music Video) with Chromakey  
1/11 Short Story (or Music Video) with Chromakey  
1/13 Short Story (or Music Video) with Chromakey
1/18 Short Story (or Music Video) with Chromakey  
1/20 Short Story (or Music Video) with Chromakey  
1/24 Short Story (or Music Video) with Chromakey  
1/27 Due: Short Story (or Music Video) with Chromakey   
  End of Semester 1   
2/1 Re-Shoot Project   Re-Shoot Video Project
2/3 Re-Shoot Project   
2/7 Re-Shoot Project   
2/9 Re-Shoot Project  
2/13 Re-Shoot Project  
2/15 Re-Shoot Project  
2/21 Re-Shoot Project  
2/23 Due: Re-Shoot Project  
  Single-Period Day - Senior Checkout  
  Finals 1-3  
  Finals 2-4  
  Finals 5-6