Recap of today’s discussion:
1. A paper that reflects on the relationships between the readings and your project — thoughtful, and in depth!
2. A multimedia product of about 5 minutes. Doesn’t have to be perfect. Part of your paper may well be a reflection on what you would do differently. For those doing iSchool final projects, you can use your final project presentation for this part of this class (assuming, of course, that it’s relevant — i.e., you’re not just going to stand in front of some PPT slides covered with words).
I would rather you spent more time thinking and reading than fiddling with making your product absolutely perfect. (Though perfection on both parts of the final product is to be aspired to.)
We’ll collectively view and discuss your media products/presentations.
3 days, 60 seconds — products from a workshop at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.
Show + Tell: Multimedia Cross Training
These are great!
CS160 students use this to capture videos of their iphone programming assignment and I think it’ll work for some of you in class.
From Bob Sacha.
Very interesting points from Bob and others about why we don’t need to follow the conventions of TV news footage.
Web video has the distinct advantage of being embedded on a page where it’s literally surrounded by a web of information: text that can describe, summarize and tease, still photos, links to more information or other points of view, graphs, charts, maps, etc, etc.
Innovative Interactivity (II): A DIGITAL WATERING HOLE FOR MULTIMEDIA ENTHUSIASTS
Bob Sacha is well-respected as a photographer and a teacher of multimedia. What I find really interesting in this infrequent blog, however, is his critique of Streetlight Ethiopia called
and reflection on
Picture Page vs. Audio SlideShow
A friend told me about Lynda.com, and although I haven’t yet subscribed to it, I am seriously considering plonking down the cash for the Final Cut class. Just wanted to bring it to your attention!
Great article on NPR about Ron Shiller, the NPR executive who resigned left after an embarrassing undercover video came out about him last week. This story talks about exactly how the video editing manipulated what was said through simple non truths or withholding information.
Daniel emailed this to me a while back and I just looked at it –
LOTS of tutorials and not just on video — photography and sound as well. Looks very good.
Note that most of this is correct terminology but some is, well, my paraphrases with terms that make more sense to me.
He says that the chain Guitar Workshop has good audio equipment at good prices. In SF and El Cerrito.
His workflow for video editing:
1-complete the editing in Final Cut – do all the cuts, etc, that you’re going to do before you move on. [You can do this in iMovie, too.]
2-export the sound from the video to Garage Band [or other audio editing software] where you fix the sound quality, add sound effects, etc. [iMovie, obviously, is designed to do this.] You can’t cut (or expand) either of these or they won’t sync any more, so it’s critical that you don’t do this until you’re completely finished with edits.
3-then re-combine the new sound and the video in Final Cut. [If you can’t remove the original audio track in whatever software you use, you can turn the volume down all the way and add the new audio track.]
He uses a dog clicker and keeps the click on both sound and video tracks till the very end –so that he can use it to sync the sound and video.