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The Syllabus

Schedule at a Glance

Personally, I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Winston Churchill


Week ofIn classAssignments due
January 18Introduction to the course and the processlist topics for your videos
First time through the process
January 23, 25file management

proposal/treatment, script, shot list

collect video

record voice-over
script: 150 words you wrote or copied from somewhere

list of shots to illustrate it
Jan 30, Feb 1trim clips

assemble clips on timeline
February 6, 8assemble clips on timeline

add text, transitions, sfx
February 13opening titles, closing credits

mix audio track

render video
documents for your second video (script and shot list) - Feb 13
Second time through the process
February 15, 22
(Feb 20 no class)
script, shot list, treatment

collect video and stills

record voice-over

trim clips, assemble clips on timeline
Feb 27, Mar 1trim clips, assemble clips on timeline

add text, transitions, sfx
March 6, 8Spring Break
March 13, 15opening titles, closing credits

mix audio track

render video
documents for your third video (script and shot list) - Mar 15
Third time through the process
March 20, 22script, shot list, treatment

collect video and stills

record voice-over

trim clips, assemble clips on timeline
March 27, 29trim clips, assemble clips on timeline

add text, transitions, sfx
April 3, 5opening titles, closing credits

mix audio track

render video
documents for your fourth video (script and shot list) - Apr 5
Fourth time through the process
April 10, 12script, shot list, treatment

collect video and stills

record voice-over

trim clips, assemble clips on timeline
April 17, 19trim clips, assemble clips on timeline

add text, transitions, sfx

April 24, 26opening titles, closing credits

mix audio track

render video
May 1View and vote on top 5 in two categories: most engaging and most technically proficient