04 November 3, 2014

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Just stuff…

  • iVIE News
    • Important:You must have an iVIE Media Release this year for any on-screen students or adults in submitted projects; they won't let us use the EUSD one this year
    • $5 fee/submission; we will cover up to 3 submissions. If you plan to do more than that, talk to me and we'll see what we can do.
    • Submissions are November 1-March 6 (last day for submission)
    • iVIE Combined Event (Festival and Ceremony) is April 25 (a Saturday) at Ultrastar in Mission Valley
    • 7 minute maximum project size
    • Public URL required (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo or MBC or SchoolTube or Google (properly shared as Public on the Web)...)
    • If you're interested in volunteering to be an iVIE judgeclick here.
    • iVIE past-winners are now up.

Tamara's Stuff

    Topic Selection
    • Show two or three PSAs (texting, vertical video ---warning prior to) 
    • Share the How to make a PSA video from Youtube (great resource for students!)
    • At your table (mix of newbies and veterans) share your top two topic selections for PSA.
    • We have topic ideas, now what?
      • Troubleshoot as a table considering: Is the idea original (bullying has been done a million times, but if your students’ ideas are THAT good, then why not give it a try? Is there a clear call to action?  Does it pack a mean punch? 
      • Can veterans help you select your top focus?
      • By next meeting you should be well into the filming phase and preparing to edit.

    Getting to know iMovie X better…Trailers

    • Storyboards and Pre-production 
      • Storyboard Templates for iMovie X (and iPad) Trailers (allows for pre-planning); also a simple Rubric in Pages format so you can edit.
      • Text is important to convey the meat of the trailer (character, plot, substance, etc.)
      • You don't need to follow the template's suggestions for shot type, but it's a good way to talk about the different shots
      • Make sure the kids note precisely what the image should be so filming goes smoothly; remember to film so that the key visual will fit into the time allowed by the template
      • When you film, get an extra 2 seconds or so beyond the duration mentioned in the trailer; better to have too much
    • The Trailer
      • Use the Outline to fill in Credits information
      • Use the Storyboard to build the Trailer
        • A great way to introduce Shot Vocabulary (and I think that's important)
        • Enter the text that tells the story (ideally generated earlier on the paper Storyboard Template)
        • Add the images that support the text
      • I really can't see a use for the Shot List; how about you?
    • Things you can control
      • What visual media is used (including stills)
      • Text to show onscreen
      • Where the clip starts/stops 
        • To change In-point, select clip in the Storyboard and click on the badge in the lower left corner to open Clip Viewer
        • Move cursor until you see the start point you want
        • Click the "X" in top left corner of Clip Viewer
      • For stills, what cropping to use (Ken Burns, Fit, Fill)
      • Most, if not all, of the Enhance tools (Color Correction, Cropping, Filters, etc.)
    • Things you can't control
      • Length of shots
      • Music 
      • When text appears in trailer
      • Font
      • Duration
    Extra: Going Beyond
    The Trailers, while cool, are very constrained. If you want more control, you can turn your trailer into a regular iMovie Project, and do anything you want (like add a green screen clip or change music, or...)
    • Select your Trailer in the project browser and choose Edit > Duplicate. This is important, because once you break up a Trailer, you can't go back.
    • Select your duplicate and choose File > Convert Trailer to Movie.
    • Edit to your heart's content; you can always return to the original, if necessary, because you duplicated it.