LMW2 SESSION 2

SESSION 2

LEC 2: Technical Tips for Nonfiction

LMW2 Project Proposal Guide

Keynote: TECH TIPS.pdf

‚ÄčHPX-170_FieldGuide_v11

LAB 2:

LMW2 Mini Doc Workshop PDF

Interview Tips from NPR

  1. As a group, begin writing the proposal for your film. Create a page on the project site called Project Proposal.
    • LMW2 Project Proposal Guide
    • Post the proposal on a new page of your project website. Reminder: original website authors must add their group members in WordPress as admins so that all members can post to the blog.
  2. Continue preproduction with your team. This includes filling out part 2 of your checklist, working on your interview questions, your story, and setting up appointments.
  3. Make a Post on the blog with your interview questions. Your interview questions act as a script and allow you to have an informed conversation when you shoot your interviews — make them good.
  4. Shoot an interview with every member of your team.
    • Use the HPX170 and a lavalier mic, make sure all camera settings are correct (use the Field Guide in the camera bag).
    • Set up a strong composition. Each person answer the question, "What's this film about?" and any other questions you have about the story you are telling.
    • Rework the questions until you get good, usable answers – you will use this footage for an assignment in Session 3.
  5. In FCPX, create a new Library and import the footage from your camera.
    • FCPX Media Management
    • Name the Library according to your production team name, your initials and the date. For example: "Team_JS_7-22-12". Use this naming structure for the class.

Homework:

1. Work on your 'Project Proposal' page.
2. Make appointments for interviews, plan & schedule shoots.

Printable handouts:
SHORT_DOC_OUTLINE
SHOT_LIST
Interview Tips from NPR

Student examples of PROJECT PROPOSALS:

http://students.expression.edu/katkinsonlmw1407/proposal/

http://students.expression.edu/andysanchez/project-proposal/

http://students.expression.edu/ariably84/proposal/

http://students.expression.edu/ediblestarfish/project-proposal/

http://students.expression.edu/walkatherownrisk/project-proposal/

http://students.expression.edu/anonymous/proposal/

http://students.expression.edu/suicidebarrier/proposal/

 

Lighting demos:

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