Posts by Jorgiana Jake

Jorgiana Jake is an Emmy nominated television producer who works mainly on documentaries. She teaches digital filmmaking, both production and theory.  She is a media professor and has taught at the University of Arizona, Arizona State and the Art Institute. ​As an artist (and because of her work in the entertainment industry), Jorgiana is critical of the control mass media has in our society and, as a result, stresses the importance of media literacy to her students.  She requires students in each class she teaches to create their own media and distribute it through today’s most prevalent mass medium, the World Wide Web. Her students quickly realize they themselves are mass media producers and are able to forward independent ideas while circumventing the authority of traditional media gatekeepers.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts from the University of Arizona in 1999. After working in the studios of local television stations, she returned to school and completed her Masters degree in 2002.  Her emphasis was two-fold: theory (representation of minorities in film and television) and production. Jorgiana is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, as well as the Producers Guild of America and the International Documentary Association.  Her filmmaking client list includes the State of Ohio Department of Youth Services, the State of Kentucky Children's Law Center, PAXIS Institute, My Dream Home, Tucson Fashion Week, Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson Humane Society, and Roadhouse Cinemas. Her students have gone on to create their own video production houses; work as producers and cinematographers in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Berlin; and win national and regional awards for their independent film and video projects.  ​

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Good morning. Please submit your attendance.

Today a few of you will be recording your movie review. If you’re scheduled to film tomorrow, you will spend today finalizing your script or helping in the studio.

Whether you’re filming today or tomorrow, your script must be in your Google Drive so we can load it into the prompter.

Today, Christian, Anthony, Amaree, Emma and Jonathan will be filming.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Good morning. Please submit your attendance.

Now that you’re familiar with what copyright law entails, and how fair use works, you’ll be creating a movie review. It will be due no later than next Tuesday, December 18.

Today you will submit a script in Word format to the StudentVue dropbox. You will not be able to film without a script.

Tomorrow, we will begin filming in the studio. You will have 5 minutes to film your review.

 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Happy Friday! Please make sure you do your attendance.

Today, you will be researching a famous copyright/fair use case of your choosing.  There are lots of good ones out there. As you research, create a powerpoint presentation of the case. Be sure to check your grammar and spelling. Your Powerpoint your presentation must be a minimum of 10 slides, the first slide should be your name and the title of your presentation.

Include the following:

  • Who is involved in the case
  • What was the outcome of the case?
  • Include pictures or youtube link for comparison
  • Do you agree with the case outcome (why or why not).

Your MUST submit your assignment into the Synergy dropbox by the end of class today.

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Good morning. Please make sure you do your attendance.

STEP 1: Please CHECK YOUR GRADE. A LOT of you didn’t drop the link to your green screen project into the Google Classroom. DO THAT FIRST.

STEP 2: Check the Google Classroom. I left feedback for some of you.

STEP 3: Please finish watching the videos from yesterday. Then submit your completed worksheet into the Synergy dropbox. It is due by the end of class TODAY.

STEP 4: You are to research a famous copyright/fair use case.  There are lots of good ones out there. Just google it! As you research, create a powerpoint presentation of the case. Be sure to check your grammar and spelling. Your powerpoint must be a minimum of ten (10) slides.

Include the following:

    • Who is involved in the case
    • What was the outcome of the case?
    • Include pictures or youtube link for comparison
    • Do you agree with the case outcome (why or why not).

Your MUST submit your assignment into the Synergy dropbox by Friday.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Good morning. Please make sure you do your attendance.

We wrapped up our green screen work yesterday. Today, you’ll take a short quiz in School City. Log on and look for the quiz entitled “Green Screen.”

PINS are as follows:

Period 2 – 9616

Period 3 – 5943

Period 5 – 8219

Period 6 – 4821

Once you’ve taken the quiz, please watch these videos.

Watch the following videos on

 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Monday! Only three days this week, and then Thanksgiving!

Make sure you do your attendance.

Also, I need you to check your grade in StudentView. Please make sure everything is graded and correct. I need to fix any issues TODAY.

You will be editing your green screen project today. It is DUE TOMORROW.

Edit it, call me over to see your work, THEN export it. Once you’ve exported it, you need to upload it to YouTube and PUT THE LINK in the google classroom.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Good morning. Please do your attendance.

Today we will start filming your green screen project in the studio. You must show me either your shot list or your script in order to get access to the studio.

ALL filming for ALL projects must be completed by Friday, no exceptions.

If you’re still stuck, please look this over for some ideas. Do not use the ideas, but consider them to help move along the creative process.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Good morning. I hope you enjoyed your long weekend.

First up, as always, do your attendance. Please make sure you’re filling out one thing for which you’re grateful. I will deduct points if you’re not filling out the form completely.

Second, please go to this link and take this quick survey.

Today begins production of your green screen project in the studio. You must show me either your shot list or your script in order to get access to the studio.

Filming must be completed by Friday, no exceptions.

Friday! November 9, 2018

Good morning. Remember today you have a substitute. I left the sub a printout of names WITH photos, and I expect you’ll behave. Should you choose NOT to, you will be sitting in detention next week.

First up, as always, do your attendance. I checked the “gratitude” section today. Many of you aren’t filling it out. You will lose points for not inputting something for which you’re grateful.

Second, please go to this link and take this quick survey.

Today, you have two choices of work to do in class:

1. You can log onto Achieve 3000, read the article about the film “Black Panther” and answer the questions (which will be graded).

2. You can open your Word document and improve it – so either create either a script or a shot list for your green screen project OR add in at least five links to videos you will use in your project) (This assignment will ALSO be graded).

Pick one and do it.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Good morning.

Please do your attendance.

Your assignment today is to create a Word doc. Save it as your first and last name. Please write ONE PARAGRAPH about your green screen project.

Remember, each student needs their OWN project for this assignment.

In your Word document, you MUST include a hyperlink to the background you plan to use for your project. I’m including a few sites to help you brainstorm, but you will download your own background from wherever you like.

Here’s one place to begin. Make sure you’re looking at FREE downloads (the Pro downloads cost money).

Site 1 for green screen backgrounds

Site 2 for green screen backgrounds

When you’re done, SUBMIT your word document here:

Period 2

Period 3

Period 5

Period 6

THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE TODAY and will be accepted TODAY ONLY. It is your only grade for the week, so I expect it will be completed.

 

 

 

 

FRIYAY!! October 26, 2018

Happy Friday!

Today’s the day! Project 2 is due.

Make sure you hustle and do as much as you can today.

These should be turned in by the end of class. Upload them to YouTube, then go to your Google class and SHARE the link.

PLEASE SPEAK WITH ME if you think you might not make the deadline.

If you’re on this list, see me at the start of class:

Tiffa & Chanz

Karla & Maya

Linae & Arlene

Martin & Kayla

Amelia & Savannah

Jerrett & Tyler

Daniel, Shamerea & Katherine

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hello! Today’s work continues the project. Remember the plan:

STEP 1: Write your narration or script.

STEP 2: Each team member needs to download 3 pieces of stock footage. Do this by finding 3 clips on YouTube, copying and pasting the link into y2mate.com and downloading at 720p.

STEP 3: film your project

Step 4: create your project, add footage and edit it. When you get to this step, PLEASE CALL ME OVER!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Please continue working on your checklist from yesterday.

By now you should have your 5 ideas. Consider which will be POSSIBLE to film and edit. Also consider WHY someone would be interested in watching them.

Narrow down your ideas to TWO viable topics. Begin research on them.

Scroll back to Wednesday’s list to see what’s due on Friday.

Everything on Wednesday’s list is due THIS FRIDAY. No exceptions.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This week’s checklist:

 

Checklist for Week of October 15, 2018

 

  • Upload your autobiographical video to YouTube
  • Add the YouTube link to your Spark page
  • While in Spark, save and share your work
  • While in Spark, join my classroom
  • Work with your partner to come up with FIVE EXPANDED video ideas. (EXPANDED means each idea has a one sentence description)
  • Prepare a defense for EACH VIDEO IDEA
  • WITH YOUR TEACHER, pitch all five video ideas. She will guide your elimination process.
  • Gather FIVE VALUABLE/USEABLE research sources for your chosen video topic. Cut and paste them into your team Word doc (Project 2) and upload them to the dropbox Friday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Morning. Please do your attendance. 

Today, you’ll begin brainstorming your next project.

Get with your partner, open your Word doc, type your name and your partner’s name at the top of the document. Then number 1 though 5 and type 5 ideas for your next video.

Call me over once you’re done to discuss your ideas. We will refine them together.

Once you have approval for ONE of your ideas, highlight that idea on your Word document and UPLOAD IT TO THE DROPBOX.

 

Almost Friday, September 27, 2018

Morning. Please do your attendance.

If you didn’t see the announcements yesterday, please watch them now. We will discuss the good and the bad at 10 after.

Your shot list (Excel file) was due on Monday. If you have not submitted it to the Google drive, do so today. Late is better than a zero.

Once you’ve submitted your Excel sheet to the Google Drive, open Premiere and continue editing your project.

Rough cut is due tomorrow.

Final version is due next Thursday.

Almost Friday, September 27, 2018

Please do your attendance.

Your shot list (Excel file) was due Monday. If you didn’t upload it, do so today. Points will be deducted for it being late. But late is better than a zero. Scroll back a few days to find the link to the dropbox if you haven’t uploaded it yet.

Once you’ve submitted your Excel sheet to the Google Drive, open Premiere and continue editing your project.

A rough cut is due tomorrow.

The final version is due next Thursday.

Monday, Sept 24, 2018

Morning. I hope you had a good weekend and had fun filming your vidoes.

First, make sure you do your attendance.

We will be working on the autobiographical video this week and next These are due next Thursday, so you need to get busy gather media and editing your project.

Today you should begin transfering your media into three folders on your desktop: VIDEO, MUSIC and PHOTOS.

I’ll show you how to set up your project correctly on the overhead, so please open Adobe Premiere.

Friday, Sept 21, 2018

Happy Friday! Fill in your attendance, please.

Today, please continue working on the shot list for your autobiography. You were to have 10 done by today. I’ll come around and see each of them for grades.

You’ll also need to begin gathering your media for the project. Create two files on your desktop: one called IMAGES and the second called VIDEO.

Before downloading images, I’ll give you a quick lesson in requirements.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Morning. Please do attendance.

Today, you will continue work on your shot list for your autobiographical video.

 

By the end of class today, you should have 10 completed shots.

For example, you can include video of you introducing yourself, photos of your family, title cards, etc.

Also consider when you’ll use music, and when you’ll use narration.

By the end of class today, you should have 10 shots complete.

Monday, Sept 17, 2018

I hope you had a good weekend. Please do your attendance.

Today, we will begin work on our first editing project, a personal autobiographical piece. It should be about 2 minutes long.

Start by reading this.

Here are some questions to consider for your project.

By the end of class today, you should create a Word doc that has at least 5 points you plan to make about yourself in your 2 minute video. Upload it according to your class period:

Period 2

Period 3

Period 5

Period 6

And remember, just 14 class days until Fall Break!