CLASS #1: Introduction + Storytelling

INTRO VIDEO: Ira Glass On Storytelling Part I - The Basics

DISCUSSION: Class Overview

LECTURE: Storytelling

ASSIGNMENT:

Get: Walter Murch “In The Blink Of An Eye”

Watch: Ira Glass on Storytelling Part II - Finding Great Stories

Read:

Project: “A Story About You” - Create a 1-3 min single shot video telling us a story about yourself. Use only a smartphone camera (if you don't have a smartphone camera, feel free to use any camera at your disposal, whatever's easiest). Shoot it in a single shot, NO EDITING. You are allowed to narrate the video but you are NOT ALLOWED TO BE IN IT. Title your video and upload it online. Be prepared to present and discuss your video in class.

CLASS #2: Scripts, Storyboards, & Production

INTRO VIDEO: Ikea Lamp - Spike Jonze

PRESENTATIONS: "A Story About You"

LECTURE: Scripts, Storyboards, & Production

WORKSHOP: Camera, Lights, & Sound

ASSIGNMENT:

Read: “In The Blink Of An Eye” pp.1-42

Watch:

Project: “The Next Big Thing” - Create a :90 “Kickstarter-esque” video focused on an “NYC CitiBike-Inspired Venture”. You must come up with an idea that will “improve” the CITIBIKE experience by solving a “problem” the new program poses. This could be a physical product, a service, a store, an app, anything - it just has to relate to the new program. Your video is meant to live on a Kickstarter page where you are raising money for this venture. You must include AT LEAST one interview shot, one shot of a CitiBike, and one shot of your “idea”. The “idea” shot could be a drawing, a fake-prototype, a photo, a re-enactment - just need some visual representation of what you are trying to fund. The piece must also include “backer-rewards.” Here is a link to the actual KICKSTARTER VIDEO HELP PAGE for some helpful tips. Be creative and have fun with this.


Due Tuesday, July 16: Completed Script, Storyboard, & Production. Bring your source video to class

Due Thursday, July 18: Completed Video uploaded to the web. Be prepared to present and discuss in class

CLASS #3: Production Cont. + Editing

INTRO VIDEO: The History of Film Editing

DISCUSSION: Assignment Update - "The Next Big Thing"

LECTURE: Editing

GUEST: Zach Lee - Senior Writer/Producer HBO

ASSIGNMENT:

Read: “In The Blink Of An Eye” pp. 42-72, 133-146

Project: Complete a Rough Cut for "The Next Big Thing". Be prepared to present, discuss, amd work on in class.

CLASS #4: Editing Cont. + Titles, Coloring, & Sound

INTRO VIDEO: Sour Music Video

DISCUSSION: Assignment Update - "The Next Big Thing"

LECTURE: Editing Cont.

WORKSHOP: 1-on-1s

ASSIGNMENT:

Project: Finish "The Next Big Thing". Title and upload your finished video. Email the link to craig.protzel@nyu.edu at least one hour before class. Be prepared to present and discuss in class.

CLASS #5: FX

PRESENTATIONS: "The Next Big Thing"

INTRO VIDEO: "The Science of Sleep" Trailer

REVIEW: Sound

LECTURE: FX

ASSIGNMENT:

Download: IDE (Integrated/Interactive Development Environment)

Watch: Finding Nemo

Create: Finding Nemo Selects + Rough Trailer Script

Watch: Trailers

Project: "Trailer Mashup" - There are two parts to this assignmnet. Part 1 entails creating a :90 movie trailer for the original "Finding Nemo" feature film. The :90 trailer should be stylized as if the film were a suspense-thriller film. Part 2 is to create a single page web site where the trailer will "live". The web page should be stylized as if it is a promotional page for this upcoming thriller film. You can work alone or with a partner.

Due Tuesday, July 30: Trailer Rough Cut + Web Page Wireframe

Due Thursday, Aug 1: Completed Video uploaded to the web. Finished Web Page (running locally) with embedded trailer. Be prepared to present and discuss in class

CLASS #6: The Web Part I - HTML, CSS, & Wireframes
CLASS #7: The Web Part II - More HTML & CSS

INTRO VIDEO: Arcade Fire - The Wilderness Downtown

DISCUSSION: Assignment Update - "Trailer Mashup"

LECTURE: The Web Part II - More HTML & CSS

ASSIGNMENT:

Project: Finish "Trailer Mashup". Title and upload your finished video. Email the link to craig.protzel@nyu.edu at least one hour before class. Be prepared to present your video on your single webpage in class.

CLASS #8: The Web Part III - Intro to Javacsript

PRESENTATIONS: "Trailer Mashups"

GUEST: Justin Dickinson - Lead Designer Vimeo

INTRO VIDEO: Yung Jake -Get Embedded

LECTURE: The Web Part III - Intro to Javascript

ASSIGNMENT:

Read:

Project: Final "How To..." - Create a 3 part "interactive" video series embedded in a single web page that teaches us "How To..." do something. That "something" is up to you to decide. Let your imagination run wild. But whatever it is, your must teach us how to do it! Each video should be 1-2 mins in length, no shorter, no longer. And the 3 videos can be sructured however you like.

For example, if your topic is "How To Make Lasagna", your 3 videos could

be a series of steps:
  • Step 1 - The Ingredients
  • Step 2 - The Preparation
  • Step 3 - The Cooking
cover a range of levels:
  • Part 1 - Beginner Lasagna Making
  • Part 2 - Intermediate Lasagna Making
  • Part 3 - Advanced Lasagna Making
be entirely different scenarios:
  • Lesson 1 - How To Make Lasagna For Under a $1
  • Lesson 2 - How To Make Lasagna With Your Friends
  • Lesson 3 - How To Make Lasagna On The Go

In terms of interactivity, your webpage must demonstrate a basic understanding of HTML and CSS plus include at least one javascript interaction that complements the teaching being done in the video(s). Interactions can range anywhere from a button that reveals/hides additional content on the page to a Popcorn.js scripted interaction where elements on the page change as videos play.

CLASS #9: The Web Part IV - More Javacsript

INTRO VIDEO: NY Times - Inauguration Portraits

DISCUSSION: Final Project Update - "How To"

LECTURE: The Web Part IV - More Javascript

ASSIGNMENT:

Project: "How To" - Continue Working on Final Project. Complete Scripts + Wireframes by Thursday Aug.8

CLASS #10: Video Journalism + The Web Part V
CLASS #11: Real-Time Web

INTRO VIDEO: Shiffman - Video Lesson Documentation

GUEST: Shawn Van Every

ASSIGNMENT:

Project: "How To" - Final Project Due. Be prepared to present your 3 videos on your single webpage in class.

CLASS #12: Final Projects

INTRO VIDEO: Seriously JS - OK Go Video

PRESENTATIONS: Final Projects!!!

WORKSHOP: Course Evaluations

LECTURE: Class Review