Friday, December 14, 2018

Good morning. Please submit your attendance.

I will not be here today.  You have a LOT to do today, since today is the only day you have to edit your movie review.

For those of you who didn’t film yet, the studio is usually occupied on Fridays with the other class filming announcements. I suggest you use your phone, in selfie mode, to film your review. You can read your script since you won’t have access to a teleprompter.

When you’re ready to edit, please ask for a “Movie Review” instruction sheet from the teacher.  You must follow these steps in order. Please return the sheet to the sub at the end of class. And remember to name and save your project.

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.

Wednesday we’ll film announcements. Thursday we’ll finish up filming your reviews.

You will edit on Friday and Monday. Projects are due Tuesday.

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 Friday.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Good morning. Please do your attendance.

Today, we’ll have a quiz over the green screen work we’ve been doing.

STEP 1: Log into School City and find the quiz called “Green Screen.” Your PIN is 2559.

STEP 2: Once you’ve taken the quiz, please CHECK YOUR GRADE in Synergy. A LOT of you didn’t put the link to your green screen video there.

STEP 3: Check the Google Classroom. I left feedback for some of you there.

STEP 4: Please fill out this worksheet on copyright and fair use.  You will need to SAVE a copy of the document before you can type on it. To do this, click on File>Download As>Word Document.

STEP 5: Please watch these videos and fill out the worksheet.

That worksheet is due by the end of class today.

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 on your green screen project. Please show me either your shot list or your script in order to begin using the studio.

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.

Today, you have two choices of work to do in class. You only need to PICK ONE:

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).

Lastly, PLEASE CHECK YOUR GRADE so you know where you stand. If you have questions, write your name on the white board near my desk and we’ll resolve any issues on Monday.

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 1

This assignment is due TODAY – no exceptions. And it is your ONLY grade for the week.

Friday, Oct 19, 2018

Please do your attendance. By end of class, you should have this list completed.

  • 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 (code: gvrgjs)
  • 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. Consider WHY someone would want to watch. Consider HOW you will film your video. Is it possible?
  • Gather FIVE VALUABLE/USEABLE research sources for your ONE CHOSEN video topic. Cut and paste them into your team Word doc (Project 2) and upload them to the dropbox Friday.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Please do your attendance.

I forgot that I have a meeting today so I won’t be here. So no announcements today. Instead, please continue progress through this checklist.

  • 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 (code: gvrgjs)
  • 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. Consider WHY someone would want to watch. Consider HOW you will film your video. Is it possible?
  • Gather FIVE VALUABLE/USEABLE research sources for your ONE CHOSEN video topic. Cut and paste them into your team Word doc (Project 2) and upload them to the dropbox Friday.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Hey! You did it! You made it to Friday.

Now, let’s FINISH STRONG.

Open up your Premiere project file and finish it up.

By the end of class, you need to have a ROUGH CUT done.

That means 2 minutes of audio, at least 10 photos and some video.

Call me over when you have it ready to show me. THIS IS WORTH 100 POINTS!!!

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 I’ll give a quick lesson on setting it up.

Rough cut is due tomorrow.

Final version is due next Thursday.

Friday, Sept 21, 2018

Happy Friday!

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, Sept 20, 2018

Morning. Please do attendance.

You will begin work on the shot list for your autobiographical video.

First, click on this template. 

Then, go to FILE>DOWNLOAD AS>MICROSOFT EXCEL

You will see it download in the lower, left corner of your page. Once it’s downloaded, double click it to open it. Rename it as your “FIRST NAME LAST NAME Shot List” and save it to your desktop.

Number down the column titled “Shot #” 1 through 10. Skip the next column. In the column title “DESCRIPTION” type all the shots you know you want in your project. This can be video of you introducing yourself, photos of your family, title cards, etc.

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

Monday, September 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 here.

And remember, just 14 class days until Fall Break!