Your missions so far:
1. join the HWDSB Commons
2. Make a blog on the Commons
3. Upload your Photoshop Morphed animal on the Media Arts Commons Blog. Name your new animal.
4. Leave a NICE comment on someone’s uploaded morphed animal.
5. Make a new banner for your new blog in Photoshop
1. Make a small group of no more than 6 students.
2. You will take photos together, but, each person(s) who have a computer will be producing their own Pixellation film.
3. Take at least 200 photos
4. Copy these onto each of the group member’s computers
5. Put these into Final Cut Pro
6. Add your music
Requirements. Download the PDF PixellationASM2010
|One minute||Exactly 1 minute|
|Music/Sound||Appropriate, Music fades at end|
|2 Final Cut Pro Filters Used||List the2 filters that you used in Final Cut Pro:______________________________________________________________________________________|
|Graphics||Credits for editors and songs|
|Original Photographs only||All photos taken by students from this class, no Internet photos|
|Editing Quick Check||No extra photos on timeline not used Music is layered properly Music is appropriate Sound levels are even No black “holes” between clips on timeline|
|Photo quality||Photos are properly framed, have right level of exposure, and are properly focused (NOT blurry)|
|Experimentation is encouraged – safety is first when shooting footage|
|Shots appropriate for class audience: no humiliation, violence, drug use, overtly sexual footage allowed.|
Assignment # 2 Recreating a scene from a movie
|For this assignment, choose a scene from the movie and re-create it as best as you can. Draw out each shot on your storyboard.|
|Outline your scene in the Westdale Media Wiki.|
|Download the rubric Short Film Rubric 2010. All requirements are listed on this rubric.|
Assignment # 3 Garage Band Song: Individual Assignment
|For this assignment, watch the above tutorials on Garage Band. Produce your own song 2 – 3 minutes long. Detailed requirements:1. original music only2. utilize the tracking system. Use a variety of instruments that compliment your song. You must have 4 tracks at SOME point in your song.3. create a melody with a beat that keeps its flow throughout the song4. experiment with various instruments 5. Post your song on the Westdale Commons blog site.|
Assignment # 4 In Pairs, A Short Film Treatment
1. Getting that story idea. The main parts of a story consists of:
a) Look through the news sites and find a good story premise. Find 3 story ideas and list the following from each one. For example:
b) Reach back into your memory and remember the worst or best thing that ever happened to you. How did you feel? Where were you? Who was with you? Write up one story idea from each of you, using the 8 step guide.
c) WHAT IF? Use this question to come up with three possible story ideas. For example, what if you woke up 40 years older? What if you found a winning lottery ticket? List your ideas like: What if…
2.Choose a story idea. Write an opening scene of your movie based on your chosen story:
Write the opening scene of your story. This will happen in an action sequence. Your audience has just been invited to “drop in” to an already ongoing sequence of action for your characters.
Show the goal of the character
Show the problem or obstacle that main character has to overcome in order to attain his/her goal.
Let your audience know what the potential price your character must pay in order to get what they want and the possible consequences for that character.
Take a photo of the setting, then alter it in Photoshop to enhance the mood, atmosphere of your story. Post both before and after photos. For example if you story is a horror film – darken the photo, add shadows, “ghosts” “blood” etc to the photo that you take. Put the title of your film onto this photo.
4. Make a 1 – 2 minute trailer about your story.
Produce a trailer to promote your story to your audience. You may use the digital video camera or use the still camera to produce a stop frame animation. Your trailer must have:
5. Hand your assignment in on the flash drive. Your story ideas and scene will be on a word or text document. You may post your answer on your profile page on the Westdale Commons Blog. Hand in your trailer as a .mov file on the flash drive.
Final Individual Project:
Make a 60 – 70 second compilation of all of your assignments in Media Art.
This means take the best 10 seconds of your pixellation, scene re-enactment, movie trailer, how to or music video plus your morphed animal made with Photoshop (about 3 or 4 seconds) and put them all together in one film. Add animated graphics to label each segment with the title of that film/animal. Add one special effect (remember the gun shots and explosions), one sound effect and put your name as the producer with Motion.