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Week 3 Basic Filming and Editing  28 Jan - 3 Feb 2013 (redirected from Week 2 VIDEO PRODUCTION 16 Jan - 22 Jan)

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Week 3  Basic Filming and Editing


This week we will double-check our progress on last week's tasks and ease into some of the more technical aspects of film production with exercises using still photos and live footage.

Moderators:  Barbara Novelli, Jens Nerido



Wed, 30 January 2013, 7pm GMT / 11am SLT 

(1h 58min)  http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p7y3it14jx7/

Sat, 2 February 2013, 6pm GMT / 10am SLT

(1h 46min)  http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p71hinciv2q/

Sun, 3 February 2013 4am GMT / Sat 8pm SLT

(19min) http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p589i7uer5z/

(1h 21min) http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p4vi41nwprh/




(description: http://machinevo.ning.com/profiles/blogs/my-avatar-and-me-fantasy-documentary-by-bente-milton)

Recording of film viewing 1h 59min http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p4so0ruotj3/

Recording of interview  1h 22min http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p3i8c84iji6/


Meeting Location:  EduNation in Second Life, MachinEVO Platform  http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduNation/177/139/1001

Livestream Link:  http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/machinevo


Checklist of What to Bring:


             Scripts/story boards


             Photos of your sets/sims and costumes


Topics/Tasks (2 hours):


I.   Review of how much the various groups have done


II.  Practice using camera controls


III.  Additional SL tips and tricks:


A.  Removing the typing animation

B.  Hiding name tags

C.  Hiding other unwanted items from your viewing screen

D.  Altering debug settings

E.  Altering daylight

F.  Walking smoothly to somewhere by using a single click

G.  Getting the camera to follow an avatar


IV.  Visit to sets at the Machininima Open Studio Project


A.  Sound Stage 1 for picture taking practice

B.  Night Beach Set for live footage practice


V.  Filming suggestions:


A.  Filming steps


1.  Set up

2.  Record

3.  Pause

4.  Set up

5.  Resume . . .

6.  Stop and "Save and edit" only after filming all your clips for the day


B.  Skills to master inside your editing program:


1.  Importing media

                             2.  Building tracks

                             3.  Altering the size and focus point of images

                             4.  Adding motion to stills:

                                           a.  Zooming and panning

                                           b.  Rotation

                            5.  Adding transitions

                            6.  Adding narration

                            7.  Adding a title and credits

                            8.  Adding music


C.  Resources that review these skills for Camtasia:


1.  Instruction Video for Exercise 1:   http://youtu.be/7zp90GoqTkg

2. Text of Exercise 1 Instructions

3.  Sample Exercise 1 Video from Still Photos:  http://youtu.be/v_QO-cbzoSA 


Additional Resources


Tasks to Complete by Next Week:


     Shoot your film!!





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