Team Assignment 3

Visual Story Assignment 3: Production

Due Dates:

Tuesday, Oct 22 -11:59:59 PM

Produce a 3-4 minute video using the following guidelines and lessons learned to date.

Two rules of this assignment:

  1. Your main character must change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story

A main character always changes in some way. This change can be subtle or drastic. The more subtle it is the more dramatic it may be, the more drastic the more comedic or over-the-top it will be. But there must be a change

  1. Do not kill your main character. It’s way too easy to kill off a main character if you don’t know what else to do. Keeping your main character alive makes things more interesting in confronting conflicts and inventing solutions. Avoiding easy endings.

 

Submission Details: Submit on randon > dfs > classes > 2019_semester_3 > visualstory > Assignments > Team Assignment 3 > Team Name

 

Learning Objective: Prioritizing, planning, pipeline

Produce a 3-4 minute video using the following guidelines and lessons learned to date.

 

Pick a main character and a conflict. Let them lead you into a story.

Main character:

– Person needs protection

– Partygoer

– Person who doesn’t get the hint

– Cheater

– Hitchhiker

– Person who doesn’t feel attractive enough

– Object of a crush

 

Conflict:

– What is that smell?

– Where is everyone?

– Mirror

– The last one

– Car won’t start

– Nobody is watching

– Shouldn’t have touched it

– Long walk with an old friend

– Note on windshield

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Solo Assignment 5

Solo Assignment 5 : Editing

Due Date : Thursday, Oct 10 – 11:59:59 PM

Submission Details: Submit on \\randon > dfs > courses > 2019_semester_3 > visualstory > Assignments > Solo > 5 > Team #  > andrewID

Use the visual story guidelines learned in class to edit together a unique piece using one of the following.

Choose one of these editing projects. We have categorized them into experience level, but feel free to go through the footage before you decide :

  • First experience with editing & storytelling: TN Parkour
  • Easy but more storytelling elements: Stranger at the Door
  • More story(scary) with effects: Anesthesia
  • More challenging with Green Screen, VFX: Unleashed

These stock footage files can be found at : \\randon\dfs\stock_media\

Make your edits between 3 – 5 minutes long.

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Team Assignment 2

Team Assign 2: Retrofit

Due Date: Tuesday, Oct. 3 – 11:59:59 PM

Submission Details: Submit on \\randon > dfs > classes > 2019_semester_3> visualstory > Assignments> Team > 2 > Team Name

Learning Objective: Hands-on trial, applying rules, working together

Retrofit – Recreating a scene shot for shot; (No audio is to be used from the original soundtrack)

You can find the original videos on 

\randon\dfs\courses\2019_semester_3\visualstory\Resources\Team Assign 2_Retro Fit Videos

 Analyze the scene screened in class, break it down into:

  • Text – Dialogue, if any, and shot list
  • Images – Storyboard with matching dialogue
  • Schematics – Overhead floor plan with numbered camera set-ups
  • Create video using the above as guidelines for smooth workflow.


You must hand in: Script/Shot list, Storyboards, Overhead floor plan and Video by the given due date.

You will NOT be able to get cameras and tripods unless your assigned TA sees your Shot list, Storyboards, and Overhead floor plan.

The paper work doesn’t have to be nicely typed up, we just need to see pieces of drafts and lists that shows that you’re making good decisions before you go into filming your assignment.

Please be aware that the TAs might not be in ETC over the weekend to check out cameras for you, it is strongly advised that you show us your paperwork before the end of this week. (Remember to check your

TAs office hours schedule)

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Team Assignment 1

Team Assign 1:​ ​Team Logo

Due Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24 – 11:59:59 PM

Submission Details: Submit on \\randon > dfs > courses> 2019_semester_3 > visualstory > Assignments > Team > 1> Team Name

Create a 3 to 5 second logo for your team. Include audio and be sure that the logo appears at the beginning of all team productions.

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Solo Assignment 4

Solo Assignment 4: Visual Rules

Due: Thursday, Sept. 26 – 11:59:59 PM

Submission Details: Submit on \\randon > dfs > courses> 2019_semester_3 > visualstory > Assignments > Solo Assignment 4> andrewID

10 (or more) slide PowerPoint 

You can download the reference slides HERE 

Many video game critiques analyze game play and storytelling when reviewing games. Not many address the visual components and how they may or may not increase one’s engagement, other than referring to them as great graphics. Pick a video game or a animated film and talk about the visual components (as discussed in class). Show and discuss if they work or don’t work as to whether they help tell the story or enhance the game play. Make a distinction between using visual imagery to tell the story versus simply pretty, high-quality graphics. 

Use the concepts of CONTRAST & AFFINITY, SPACE, LINE, SHAPE, MOVEMENT from in-class lectures to inform your observations. 

The deliverable is a PPT of 10 pic/screenshots and brief text to tell us what lesson the pic shows.

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Solo Assignment 3

Solo Assignment 3: 3-Picture Story

Due date: Tuesday, Sept 17 – 11:59:59 PM

Submission Details: Submit on \\randon > dfs > courses> 2019_semester_3 > visualstory > Assignments > Solo Assignment 3> andrewID

Take and compose 3 pictures that tell a story – Beginning, middle (climax), and end.

Submit all three photos in one document (PDF, PPT, JPG).

Photos must be taken away from the ETC.

Remember: Submit your photos to one of the TA’s well before the deadline so you have time to re-shoot any you need to. For this assignment, you may also get feedback from us about your planned story before you shoot your photos.

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Solo Assignment 2

Solo Assignment 2: Space

Due date: Tuesday, Sept 10 – 11:59:59 PM

Submission Details: Submit on \\randon > dfs > courses > 2019_semester_3 > visualstory > Assignments > Solo Assignment 2> andrewID

Visual Space Assignment – Photograph at least three examples each of the following visual story components on space:

1. Deep Space (Must use a person)
2. Flat Space (Must use a person)
3. Limited Space (Must use a person)
4. Ambiguous Space (Do NOT use a person)

Photos must be taken away from the ETC.

Remember: Submit your photos to one of the TA’s well before the deadline so you have time to re-shoot any that don’t meet the requirements.

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Solo Assignment 1

Solo Assignment 1: Composition Assignment

Due date: Tuesday, September 3 – 11:59:59 PM

Submission Details:

Composition Exercise – Photograph at least two examples each of the following different composition principles :

  1. Rule of thirds (Must use a person in the shot)
  2. Leading Lines
  3. Patterns
  4. Shapes
  5. Filling the frame (Must use a person in the shot)
  6. Frame within Frame (Must use a person in the shot)
  7. Balance
  • Make and label folders with the visual principle they demonstrate.
  • Submit on \\\randon > dfs > courses > 2019_semester_3 > visualstory > Assignments > Solo Assignment 1> andrewID

Photos must be taken away from the ETC.

Remember: Submit your photos to one of the TA’s well before the deadline so you have time to re-shoot any that don’t meet the requirements.

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