LMW2 SESSION 8

SESSION 8

LEC 8 – ROUGH CUT CRITIQUE

  • ASSIGNMENT: during your critique, (at least) one person should take notes. Then refine these notes and make a post of the notes on your project site. Discuss any solutions or opinions your team has about the feedback and include that in the post, too.
  • The Rough Cut is one of the major deadlines in the class. Make sure your H.264 quicktime movie is in the Assignment Drop Box by the beginning of class. No exceptions.

LAB 8: NO LAB

Handout: ROUGHCUT_MIDTERM.pdf (keynote lecture slides)

Handout: ROUGHCUT_guidelines.pdf (same as below)

ROUGH CUT Critique Guidelines

A rough cut is an opportunity to present your movie before fresh eyes. This feedback can be invaluable for revealing what is working and what is not in your piece.

When presenting, please no disclaimers. Let the work speak, put on your best listening ears, stay calm and take notes (required). If you have any questions for your audience a specific section or direction, it is okay to ask. The format is to present the rough cut, open the floor to questions for peer review and allow instructors (producers) to have closing remarks.

What are we looking for?

  • A clear sense of a STORY STRUCTURE and CORE CONCEPT
  • STRUCTURE: a sense of INTRO, BODY and CONCLUSION
  • STRUCTURE: clear segments, clear organization
  • Introduction and connection to the main CHARACTERS

What is it okay not to have?

  • You do not need finished AUDIO — priority #1 is to hear the dialog. Music is ok, but MAKE SURE it does not interfere with dialog.
  • You do not need finished VOICEOVER — though a scratch track can really help. Use any recording device at your disposal (cell phone, etc.). Second choice is to use placeholders for V.O. (text cards).
  • You do not need finished MUSIC. If you have it, include it. It is helpful to communicate tone or mood, and sometimes it can propel the story.
  • You do not need finished MOTION GRAPHICS. A still can suffice, or a text placeholder.
  • You do not need finished TRANSITIONS. Jump cuts are okay.
  • You do not need finished COLOR CORRECTION.

Your rough cut is your midterm. It is 20% of your grade.