Film Editing & Design

*Fall Semester Photography Lessons:    


    Lesson - Photography 101

        Camera Tutorial:  Full and Basic Modes on Canon EOS Camera

        Camera Tutorial:  Creating Depth of Field

        Camera Tutorial:  Experimenting with Low Light

*Spring Semester Photography Lessons:    

Lesson - Creative Portraiture

          Take at least one creative portrait of a human or animal subject.  Your portrait must do more than simply be a picture of a person or animal, but it should tell a story about your subject and creatively bring that subject to life.

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   Photography Portfolio (Spring Part 1)

        Create a photography portfolio containing at least TWO photos for each of the categories listed below.  You will present these in class, but you will also need to keep these files for a final Photography Portfolio assignment to be turned in at the end of the semester.  These pictures should be edited using Pixelmator, Photoshop, or other photo editing apps or internet resources that are available.

        Tilt Shift Photography (Miniaturize)

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        Black and White Photography

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        Photographer “Selfie”

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    Spring Photography Portfolio #2

      Take one picture for all of the following themes (Google them if you need ideas):





      Lesson - Music Video

           Presentation Length = 1 song length

           Must have a storyboard

           Must use an appropriate song

           Action and content must be reflective of the messages/lyrics of the song

           Editing and Special FX are reflective of advanced music video techniques

    Extra Credit Lesson - Director/Actor/Actress Appreciation Project

In groups of THREE, you and your film team will develop a short presentation that will show the class something about the career of ONE director/actor/actress

       You presentation must meet all of the following requirements:

       Must have a short montage sequence of their films

       Must have film facts about the person you have chosen (do not give us a biography, however)

       Must have a short clip from one movie that is revealing about their career, and you will analyze this clip for techniques used by the director/actor/actress

      Clip must not give away any endings from the film

      Clip must not be longer than 5 minutes in length

You will present the 2nd week of May