• CAMP CONVERGENCE: Video assignment

    We are a nation of makers: Donuts, cars, sculptures. What’s made in mid-Missouri? Find a maker — of anything — and create a  narrated video story in which the maker demonstrates his or passion for what they make.

    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. It has to be scripted and it has to reporter track, which you have to voice.

    You will use a Sony RX-10ii or Sony RX-10iii  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 1:30 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. You must use our labs to produce this piece.

    If you don’t have a car, you can stay downtown.  If you have a car,  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 either next Wednesday (Harry), Thursday (Hermione) or Friday (Ron), depending on your team.  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.

    We’ll have TA coverage in the lab beginning Wednesday, Aug. 22.

    Monday: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Tuesday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    You’ll find our TAs sitting at the TA desk, which is to your right in the Futures Lab is you’re looking at the windows.


    Here’s two examples:





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

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