In this project, you will work in small groups to shoot video of a
simple action. This action can be anything your group chooses: drinking a
cup of coffee, moving through a building and up the elevator, reading a
book and drinking tea. Your subject should be something simple and
everyday. It is important to forget the idea of an overall story or
narrative. You are trying to describe a simple action visually and
Your group will create a simple storyboard to describe some of the shots you plan to get. Try and tell the story of your action using different kind of shots: wide, medium and close up. Pay attention to where the camera is located as the video describes.
You will shoot as group in class. Try to get all the shots from your storyboard, but do get some other shots as the shoot progresses. Make sure to include enough pre- and post- roll for editing purposes.
After shooting, each member of the group will take a copy of all the footage and edit a version. At the end of the project, each person will hand in a unique copy of the finial video.
When editing your video, make sure to think about using tempo and timing to create a deliberate style to your scene. Make sure each shot follows as naturally as possible from the last to create unity. Use transitions, effects and titles to finish the work and make it uniquely yours.
Video should be between 30 and 60 seconds long.
You can have ambient sounds, but do not add music.
Shoot with your phone horizontal, not vertical.
Pay attention to backgrounds. With a camera like the phone, depth of field is not always possible, so avoid distractions.
Edited and exported video due tba.
Here are some example storyboards: