Friday, May 17, 2019

Hello! Please do your attendance.

Today you must finalize your poem project. See me with any questions.

Please check here for any video or audio you might need for your project.

Once complete, upload it to YouTube, then SHARE in our Google classroom. While you’re in there, scroll down and see if I left any notes for you.

Lastly, pease look at your grade on student vue and let me know if you’re missing anything. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ADDRESS GRADING CONCERNS!!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Hello! Please do your attendance.

Please check StudentVue today. I’ve added all worksheets and quizzes. If you’re missing any, you need to bring the missing worksheets to me so I can input the missing grades.

I’ll be grading reverse videos, a day in the life videos and movie review videos this weekend. If you’re missing any of those, please FILL OUT THE FORM at my desk.

Remember, your movie reviews are due today. Show them to me before you export them!!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Good morning. Please do your attendance. 

Friday you were to answer the 10 questions (posted on Friday’s page). This needs to be uploaded to the google classroom.

If you did not complete it, finish it today. Late assignments will not be accepted.

Once that’s done, please write your script for your movie review. We film tomorrow, no exceptions. Remember you’ll work in pairs. Pairs ONLY.

Your movie review is due on Friday. Also no exceptions.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Happy Friday! Only 15 more class days until summer vacation!!

First, please do your attendance.

Next, answer these questions (create a document, name it YOUR NAME movie review).

  1. Film title.
  2. What you expected from the film.
  3. Genre: what type of film is it?
  4. Does it have a message?
  5. Plot: what happens in the film? Does the plot make sense? Is it easy enough to follow? Is it believable? Avoid spoilers.
  6. Characters: Who are the main characters and what are they like? Who are the actors playing these parts, and are they good in the parts?
  7. What is the camerawork/ animation like? If there are special effects, what are they like? Are there beautiful scenes? Are there moments when the camera is used in an interesting way?
  8. Did you enjoy the film? Why/why not? What were its good and bad points?
  9. Write about a scene you particularly enjoyed or remembered. Why was it good/ memorable?
  10. Would you recommend this film? To what sorts of people? Why?
  11. Are there any other films you can compare this film to?


Once you have the answers, show me your work and I’ll tell you the next step.

Thursday, April 24, 2019

Good morning. Please do your attendance.

A few students will be testing today.

For the rest of you, your “day in the life” or “school tour” video is due today. I mean, it was due YESTERDAY, but that goal was only hit by a few folks.

If you finished that video, make sure you’ve uploaded it to YouTube and shared the link into the Google classroom.

Next, watch the first two videos on this page please. There is a worksheet to go along with it that is due today.



Thursday, April 11, 2019

Please do your attendance.

Please finish filming your “reverse video” project. Remember, you need a few seconds before and a few seconds after the action that you’re filming. Those are called “handles” or “heads and tails.”

Let’s assemble the videos you’ve filmed today. You should have shared all the videos with your group using Google drive.

In order to use the videos, you’ll need to DOWNLOAD them to your computer. Create a folder on your desktop and name it “REVERSE VIDEO.” Put them there.

If your computer is having trouble playing back the videos, call me over.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Good morning! Please do your attendance.

Remember, shot lists (with all team names at the top) MUST be in the Google Classroom. I’m grading them today.

Yesterday, you were to have filmed at LEAST two shots. Today, you’ll continue – either filming or editing.

Again, please upload all footage into a shared folder on Google Drive, so that everyone in your group can access the raw footage.

Project is due Friday at the lastest.



Monday, April 8, 2019

Morning. I hope you had a great weekend. 32 more school days!!!

First, please do your attendance.

You should have uploaded your shot list (with all team names at the top) to the Google Classroom.

Today we’ll be filming. You will work in groups, but you can film on your own. You need to each COMPLETE two shots by the end of class today.

I suggest you upload them into a shared folder on Google Drive, so that everyone can access the raw footage.

Project is due Friday at the lastest.


Friday, April 5, 2019

Please do your attendance.

You will be doing one of these things today:

  • Uploading your completed edit.
  • Brainstorming your idea for your “film in reverse.”
  • Creating a shotlist for the “film in reverse” with your group.”
  • Uploading your shot list (with all team names at the top) to the Google Classroom.
  • Filming.

I’m including a few more examples here.

Backwards video. 

Another backwards video. 

More cool backwards ideas. 



1. Your cut of this week’s project (uploaded to YouTube then shared in the Google Classroom).

2. Your shotlist (by group – each person has 5 ideas) – Shared in the Google Classroom.








Monday, April 1, 2019

Hey guys. I had to be away from class today.

Please do your attendance. 

Today is your last day to finish editing what you filmed on Thursday.

You need to edit the video. It should be GOOD – that is, remove the errors, and adjust the volume so it’s at a standard -12 dB.

Make sure you download appropriate B roll. Find the clips you want to add, then download them at Add them in to cover any edits you make in the A roll (your team anchors, the work we filmed in the studio).

Upload your completed video to YouTube, then share the link into your google classroom. If you’ve forgotten how to export here’s how:

Insert an “in point” at the start of your video (letter “i”) and an “out point” at the end of your video (letter “o”). Then hold down the command key and click the letter “a.” That will select everything in your time line that you want to export. After that, go up to the menu, go down to export>video. A new window will open. In that window, make sure you’re exporting as H.264. Click on the blue text and name your video, then make sure you set it to export to your desk top.

Once the export is complete, open YouTube, upload the video from your desktop. Lastly, copy and paste the URL from the video and add it to the google classroom.

Ask your neighbors if you have any questions.

See you Tuesday!


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Good morning. Please do your attendance. 

Yesterday you learned about B roll. We will have a quiz on it on Wednesday.

Today, I’d like you to watch this video. It explains ALL the tools in the tool box (tool panel) in Adobe Premiere Pro. Any idea why I want you to learn the tools?

I’d like you to download and save this handout to your desktop. I can print out a copy if you’d like one – just come ask me. Look it over for a bit. We will have a quiz on the tools on Wednesday as well.

Here are some flashcards for you to practice with.

To prepare for our quiz tomorrow, let’s Kahoot!!!


Monday, March 4, 2019

Good morning! Please do your attendance.

LOST ITEMS: we’re looking for a purple flower hairclip. It was on the front row on Friday morning.


  • If you left your headphones in your computer, come see me to identify.
  • If you left a charger (plug) for a device here, please come see me to identify.

Today we’ll be in the studio. Based on your editing last week, you now know what to look for when filming. Let’s make sure we stay on top of that today.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Good morning! Please do your attendance.

Today, please finalize your edit of the announcements.

Start by opening your project, then open Google and look for your image. Make sure it’s a LARGE file (enter search term>click on images>click on tools>click on size>choose “large”).

Once you find the image, you MUST OPEN the image (do NOT just right click and copy or save). Once it opens in a new window, THEN you can right click>save to desktop.

You have 5 minutes to complete that, then I’ll give you instructions to key out the green screen with your image.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Good morning! Please do your attendance.

You’ll have a guest teacher today.  I’m sure you’ll behave well. Should you choose NOT to, you will be sitting in detention tomorrow.

You only have ONE assignment today. That is to finish your Titan TV edit.

If you need help, ask your neighbor or students in the class who’ve already finished their work. And remember, the step by step video is still available – just scroll back to last Tuesday’s class post and click the link.

I’ll see you tomorrow.