MONDAY 22ND JAN – PRESENTATION 2 (ALL STUDENTS) – ALL DAY
TUESDAY 23RD JAN – ADVANCED VIDEO WORKSHOP – ALL DAY
ADVANCED STORYTELLING – CREATIVE VIDEO FOR EMOTION & IMPACT
There are two key elements for a strong video/film/documentary:
1) Story Arc
2) Visual Style
STORY ARC EXAMPLE – PLEASE VOTE FOR ME
1) Open your ‘film review’ form and have it on your computer in front of you before viewing the film.
2) Read through the questions before viewing the film and familiarise yourself with the questions.
3) As you watch the film, write down notes in answer to the questions.
4) At the end of the film, you will be given 10mins to complete your answers and then you will discuss the answers.
Many modern news videos/documentaries have gone beyond literal storytelling and include distinct and unique visual styles to add impact to stories.
You have been introduced to many of the essential advanced video techniques, such as pans, tilts, shallow depth of field, focus switches etc.
These techniques are important, but can you go beyond just shooting the obvious and start to capture emotions and feelings with your video?
EXAMPLE – WHEN THE SPIRIT MOVES
FURTHER EXAMPLES – WORLD PRESS PHOTO
Many of the videos we have been watching today employ advanced video (or cinematic techniques) to not just show what is happening but to try to elicit emotion and feelings too.
AFTERNOON CLASS ACTIVITY
Creating video for impact
The aim of this activity is make you understand the difference between ‘literal’ and ‘non-literal’ shooting and how we can try to use creative video shooting to elicit more feelings from our audience.
THE ABC ACTIVITY
In teams of three, you must shoot clips of video that you feel represents a letter from the alphabet.
For example, the letter H.
The ‘literal’ way to shoot a clip about the letter H would be to shoot a clip of a hat, or a house. The ‘non-literal’ way to do this however would be shoot a clip of people looking happy, or someone helping another person.
For this activity you must work through the alphabet, starting at A.
Once you have a clip that you feel represents a word beginning with the letter A, you can then move onto B, then C and so on.
You can shoot either ‘literal’ or ‘non-literal’ however you will be rewarded for shooting ‘non-literal’ as it is definitely harder.
You have 2 hours to shoot as many clips (A,B,C, D etc.) as possible.
Once you have finished shooting, you have 1 hour to edit your videos and upload your teams entry to the class hard drive.
We will view each team’s clips and see who has collected the best clips.
You must work in teams of 4 people
Assign one ‘team leader’ who will be responsible for editing the final clips for submission (choose a person who is good/fast with organising/editing files)
A clip that is ‘literal’ will be given 1 point
A clip that is ‘non-literal’ will be given 2 points
The team with the most points will win!