Video Production 1B, 2B, and 3B

Resources
1.  Course Syllabus
2.  Class Procedures and Standards of Conduct
3.  Broadcast Standards
4.  History of the Motion Picture
5.  The Door Scene - Step One
6.  Quiz 1
7.  Film Critique - "Star Wars - A New Hope"
8.  Storyboard Glossary of Common Film Shots
9.  The Door Scene - Step Two
10. Preparing to Shoot with the Camcorder
11. The Adobe Premeire Workspace
12. Film Critique - The Wizard of Oz
13. Quiz 2
14. The Door Scene - Step Four
15. Titles and Transitions
16. Project 1 - Score Report
17. Project 2 - Character Counts PSA
18. Script Formatting Guide
19. Quiz 3
20. Individual PSA Script
21. A Day with no Techology
22. Project 2 Score Report
22. Project 3 - The Chase
23. Pictorial Continuity
24. Quiz 4 - Continuity
Free Screenwriting,
Storyboarding
and Film Production Software
Mr. Adolfo's Techonology Classes
email me
Links to Royalty Free Music
at LA City College
Visual and Performing Arts School at the Legacy HSC
5225 Tweedy Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
Part of the Los Angeles Unified School District
Tues., Jan. 9, 2018

PERIODs 1, 4, and 5

Dispatch:  Seating Chart

Who are You?

Movie - "Where to Find Jobs in Film & Television"
Entertainmentcareers.net
Indeed.com
Staffmeup.com
Linkedin.com
Facebook Groups: " I need a ...."
Go to one or two of these websites and write two jobs you could apply for in your notebook.

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Group Names

Finish Job Posting Activity

What do you think the term "Film Continuity" means?  After everyone has written their answers in their notebooks, the share your answer with the rest of your group.  Modify your answer if necessary.

Short Movies on Pictorial Continuity

Notes 1 - Editing: The Illusion of Continuity

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Thur., Jan. 11, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Group Names

Finish Job Posting Activity

Situation Comedy Treatment Assignment

Watch the short movie, "How to Pitch a TV Show"
Prepare for Project Pitches on Tuesday

How to Write a Sitcom
BBC - Writing TV Sitcom - Writers Room
4 Ways to Write a Comedy
6 Tips for Successful Comedy Writing
The comedian's toolbox

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Short Movies on Cutaways and Inserts

Finish Notes 1 - Editing: The Illusion of Continuity

Introduce Project 1 - The Chase

Project 1 Examples

Work on Project Pitches

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production. 
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

PERIODs 1, 4, and 5

Dispatch:  Introduction

Signing of Programs Cards

Syllabus

Three Truths and a Lie

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Tues., Jan. 16, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  "Writing the Half-Hour Comedy Pilot with Phil Kellard"

Work on Treatments

How to Write a Sitcom
BBC - Writing TV Sitcom - Writers Room
4 Ways to Write a Comedy
6 Tips for Successful Comedy Writing
The comedian's toolbox
A Basic Sitcom Episode Plot Template For TV Screenwriters

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Project 1 Examples from College Students

Work on Project Pitches

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Movies on Brainstorming

Project Pitches

Work on Scripts

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Thur., Jan. 18, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Movie - "How to Pitch a Project"  After the movie, write down one tip discussed.

Project Pitches

Work on Storyboards

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  How to Write a TV Pilot, pt. 1: Concept & Considerations

Project Pitch

Work on Scripts

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production. 
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

CLASS DOES NOT MEET!

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'s BIRTHDAY

Tues., Jan. 23, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Work on Scripts.  Due at the end of class.

Review for Quiz

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  1925: How Sergei Eisenstein Used Montage To Film The Unfilmable

Work on Storyboards

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Watch the short film.  Evaluate the film for continuity.  Consider it's use of the 180 degree rule, action matching, and screen direction.

Work on Storyboards

Review for Quiz

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production.
Thur., Jan. 25, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Grade Notebooks

Quiz

Correct Quiz

Turn in Notebooks

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Grade Notebooks

Quiz

Correct Quiz

Turn in Notebooks

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production. 
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  1925: How Sergei Eisenstein Used Montage To Film The Unfilmable

Project Pitch

Work on Scripts

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Tues., Jan. 30, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Group Writing

Work together to combine scripts.  Submit one final script for your group.

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Watch two Short Movies - "How to Shoot a Scene" and "Storyboards, Shot Sheets, Logs, and Slates"

Group Storyboards - If you haven't finished already, work together with your group to create one storyboard for your group.  When your storyboard is ready, bring it to Mr. Adolfo for approval.  If approved, you'll be scheduled to shoot.

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Watch the Short movie - "American Cinema - The Studio System Pt.1"

Notes 3 - "History of Film - The Studio System"

Finish Vocabulary Presentations

Some groups will film "The Chase"

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production.
Thur., Feb. 1, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Watch, "Humor & Comedic Writing: 14 Tips to Help You (+1!)"  Write down 2 of the tips that you think would help you.

Work on combining scripts

Group Read Throughs

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Watch the Short movie - "American Cinema - The Studio System Pt.1"

Notes 3 - "History of Film - The Studio System"

Finish Vocabulary Presentations

Some groups will film "The Chase"

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production.

Dispatch:  Movie -
"The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio"

Each group will be assigned several terms from the list of Terms.  They will then prepare a short PowerPoint presentation to explain each term using the Filmmaker's Handbook.

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production. 
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Watch the movie, "Creative writing lessons: Creative Writing tips, advice and lessons from bestseller Stephen King"

Work on Scripts

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Tues., Feb. 6, 2018

PERIODs 1, 4, 5

Dispatch:  Imagine you have been stranded in a place you didn't want to be? Maybe your parents forgot to pick you up after a ball game, and you were left stranded long after everyone else had gone home.  Write a story about how you were stranded and what happened after.

Your story should be at least three paragraphs long.  The story should have a beginning (the setup), a middle (the conflict), and an end (the resolution). 

The story should be on a separate piece of paper and turned in before the end of class.  Worth 15 points   Click here for the rubric.

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Wed., Feb. 7, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  How to start a project in Adobe Premiere
Instructions for Starting a Project in Adolfo Premiere

Begin Editing "The Chase"  Everyone must turn in an edited copy.  You will be taking the Adobe Premeire certification test.

Work on Editing

Some groups will film "The Chase"

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production.
Thur., Feb. 8, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Plan Auditions
Flyers
Announcements
Forms

Watch the Short movie - "American Cinema - The Studio System Pt.1"

Notes 3 - "History of Film - The Studio System"

Movie - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

PERIODs 4 and 5

Dispatch:  Demonstration of cuts and effects
(Some groups will go out to shoot)

Work on Editing "The Chase"  Everyone must turn in an edited copy.  You will be taking the Adobe Premiere certification test.

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production.

Dispatch:  Movie -
"The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio"

Each group will be assigned several terms from the list of Terms.  They will then prepare a short PowerPoint presentation to explain each term using the Filmmaker's Handbook.

Standards(s):  CTE C2.7. Understand the audition and review process for artists, actors, musicians, singers, conductors, composers, writers, narrators, and technicians.C2.8. Critique the general coordination of various elements in a project or production. 
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

PERIOD 1

Dispatch:  Continue Group Read-throughs

Plan Auditions
Flyers
Announcements
Forms

Casting Call Notice Guidelines

Finish Scripts

Standard(s):  Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.