• CAMP CONVERGENCE: Video assignment

    For this assignment you’re going to be shooting a video story about love. Not in the carnal sense. “Love” can be part of a relationship. It can be a passion about doing something (you can, for example, love rock climbing or making the perfect cup of coffee).  What’s important here is that you find a story about love or loving. It’s going to need to have a strong central character and a narrative arc to it.

    Journalism is about people and what they do. Show those people to us and GET CLOSE to them. Zoom with the lens and zoom with your feet. If you think you’re close, get two steps closer.

    You will produce a 1:00 – 1:30 video piece. This can be done in a traditional broadcast style or you can use a less traditional style, something that would be done by a different type of news organization. But your story must be coherent and flow in a linear format.

    You will use a DSLR camera for your video and audio. You must have:

    • Two interviews with name supers
    • Location supers where appropriate
    • At least two 3-shot sequences
    • Adequate B-roll
    • Nat sound
    • Must use a tripod
    • Reporter narration. A stand-up is not required.
    • Written script using the two-column script format, including an anchor intro and anchor tag saved as a MS Word file.
    • DO NOT save more than 10 minutes of video to the EVO Share server. We do not have unlimited storage capacity and 10 minutes of video for a 1:00 story is adequate.

    You must use Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro is the editing software you will use for your team stories so this is also an exercise in using PP and storing your files to the EVO Share server.

    If you don’t have a car, you can stay downtown.  If you have a car you must get off campus and preferably outside of downtown.

    This should go without saying, but this project can not involve anyone you know or any place or institution that you’re affiliated with. Oh wait, you say, does that mean I can’t do anything on campus? That is correct.

    Your project is due at 6 pm next Thursday. Your project must be done on Futures Lab computers, not your personal computer.

    (Projects must be no larger than 30mb and saved to the Classes server > Finished Stories> (Your folder) > Camp Convergence > video assignment.

    TA Coverage

    Katie Hughes, 4p-7p

    Taylor Nakagawa, 1p-4p
    Katie Hughes, 1p-5p
    Beatriz Costa-Lima, 4p-9p

    Katie Hughes, 8a-11a
    Beatriz Costa-Lima, 12p-2p, 4:30p-6p
    Taylor Nakagawa, 12p-7p

    ----------Posted on February 2, 2014 by in 4804, Assignments

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