Movies Webinar Resources

Well as it turns out I had some extra time to run from Midway to O’Hare for the webinar. And though I was probably foolishly tempting the traffic and presentation gods, I made it home with half an hour to spare. The only problem was my home cable Internet connection which winked out once, most likely due to all the rain we’ve had here in the Chicago area.
So here’s the laundry list of resources that answer most of the questions I heard. there may be some additions after Steve sends me the chat transcript.

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First the PowerPoint. Not quite the same without actually seeing the videos run:


Log on to unitedstreaming to see the American Film Institute video clips (2+ hours worth). Just search on “afi” and take your pick. The students’ historical clips can be found in the first episode of the nine. Go to the “video segments” tab and choose “Production/Filming.” Lighting and the rule of thirds is in full video 5 of 9 (wasn’t that a Star Trek character?) as the “Using the Camera, Lighting, and Art Direction” segment. The 88 page PDF manual also is available from any window that displays the videos. It’s “Teacher’s Guide.” Don’t forget your code to join the AFI education community on page 42 of the manual.

Picture_6 The student videos from the San Fernando Education Technology Team:
Protection” girl and boyfriend in car (close-ups and two-shots).
Grilled” a little girl gives us a look at her idea of what she thinks she should look like. And while you’re at it check “Sweatshops.”
Google the IKEA lamp commercial, Letterman & Oprah superbowl, and the National Car Rental “quickest” commercials: “Charades” and “The Quickest Internship.” They are probably all on YouTube.
You can make a rating screen in KidPix, PowerPoint or any other program that lets you create a transparent table over a green background. Choose a simple sans serif (no little footies on the letters) font for the text and rating box text. Then export/save your slide as a BMP for MovieMaker or as a PICT for Macs. Import that image into your editing software to kick off your movie.

Here’s a podcast interview I did with Frank Guttler, associate director of AFI’s ScreenEd program, talking about visual grammar.

And just to maintain Steve’s credibility, one more shot of the granddaughter.



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