EXERCISE 4

Time

 
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ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION

This exercise will ask you to illustrate your Writing Assignment 2.  Students should record 5 or more clips, at least 5 minutes per clip, to experiment with time.  Select one video to play with each of the following types of time: Slow Motion, Time Lapse and Reverse. Record your story using an external audio source (Zoom Recorder) and combine your video and audio into a final piece. Select the type of editing effect that compliments your story.

Note: Students can use a camera of their choice, if you have an iPhone, you can record using slow motion and make video even slower in Premiere. Also, you may want to try at least one clip using a tripod. Make sure to consider your composition, camera angles and movement.

 
 
 
 

WHAT IS SLOW MOTION?

The action of showing film or playing back video more slowly than it was made or recorded, so that the action appears slower than in real life. You can controll this manually with your camera if frames are captured at a rate much faster than it will be played back.

[ MORE FRAMES PER SECOND ]

 
 

WHAT IS TIME LAPSE?

Time-lapse is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. 

[ LESS FRAMES PER SECOND ]

WHAT IS REVERSE?

To reverse video: When you reverse video, its length stays the same; it plays at the same speed, only backward. In the Project browser, double-click a video clip you want to reverse, or select one or more video clips and then double-click.

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Frame rate (expressed in frames per second or fps) is the frequency (rate) at which consecutive images called frames appear on a display. The term applies equally to film and video cameras, computer graphics, and motion capture systems. When sound film was introduced in 1926, variations in film speed were no longer tolerated, as the human ear is more sensitive to changes in audio frequency. Many theaters had shown silent films at 22 to 26 fps—which is why the industry chose 24 fps for sound as a compromise. From 1927 to 1930, as various studios updated equipment, the rate of 24 fps became standard for 35 mm sound film.

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START HERE.

STEP 1: COMPLETE WRITING ASSIGNMENT 2

Write a one-page write up about one of the following topics:

  • A moment that changed your life
  • Something that you regret doing
  • An experience that made you super happy

BE SPECIFIC.  The more details you can recall the better!  Think about the time of day, people you saw, sounds you may have heard and emotions that you felt.  

 

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TEP 2: STORYBOARD

Use storyboarding as a tool to make sure you are varying your shots.  Consider your last exercises and shots that you want to try, one that you thought you missed and others that compliment your current story.

CAMERA ANGLES + MOVEMENT

PRINT STORYBOARDS HERE

 

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STEP 3: START FILMING

Choose a camera of your choice and gather a crew if you need it. Collect a minimum of 5 clips with at least 5 minutes of running time. This will give you some options when editing your video. If you want steady shots, you may want to use a. tripod for a couple of your shots (particularly for time lapse ideas).

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STEP 4: RECORD YOUR STORY

In class on Wednesday 2/21, I will introduce you to various Zoom Audio Recording Devices. You will use this tool to capture a clean reading of your Writing Assignment.  Consider this the script for your story.  Each student is required to read their own story.

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STEP 5: EDIT

Combine your video and audio into one final product. After you make your experimental videos, select the one (or more) effects that compliment your story. Add your audio track and continue editing until you've refined a cut that is 1-2 min. running time.

STEP 6: EXPORT, SAVE + UPLOAD

Upload your file to the Viewing Station:

Macintosh HD > Screening Station > VSAR203 Sp18 R. JAVIER > Exercise 4: Time + Memory

Make sure to correctly label your file:

180221_exercise4_sp18_firstname_lastname.mp4