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Drone Test—San Diego Coast

Feb 10th, 2018|0 Comments|Filmmaking-Public

We need drone footage for our documentary MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY and realized we could buy our own drone for less than the cost of one day of hired work. So I have a drone now, and I am practicing....

 
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98% Hustling

Oct 1st, 2017|0 Comments|Filmmaking-Public

Every student serious about independent filmmaking should consider this bit of wisdom from Orson Welles. No matter who you are, the only way to ensure success is to love the work so much  you can’t help being true to it...

 
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Tues., Dec. 1st (MCC class #26)

Dec 1st, 2015|0 Comments|testing

Last full-day edit lab for Project 3.  FILMS DUE BY END OF CLASS. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab with Table Screenings (Project 3) Final, Edited Films DUE by End of Class SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) Previously Distributed: Video...

 
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Tues., Nov. 24th (MCC class #25)

Nov 24th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Only three classes left! Today is the second edit lab for Project 3. TOPIC / ACTIVITY 75% Raw, Unedited Footage DUE Today Edit Lab with Table Screenings (Project 3) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) Previously Distributed: Video Tutorial: “How to...

 
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Thurs., Nov. 19th (MCC class #24)

Nov 19th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Today is the first in-class edit lab for Project 3. TOPIC / ACTIVITY 25% Footage DUE Today Edit Lab (Project 3) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) Previously Distributed: Video Tutorial: “How to Shoot Great Looking Interviews” ASSIGNMENT 1) Continue shooting...

 
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Tues., Nov. 17th (MCC class #23)

Nov 17th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Today we conclude screening Project 2. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Reading Quiz 5 Screen Films with Feedback (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Lab Hours for Extra Editing Previously Distributed: Video Tutorial: “How to Shoot Great Looking Interviews” ASSIGNMENT 1) Keep...

 
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Thurs., Nov. 12th (MCC class #22)

Nov 12th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

We begin screening Project 2 today. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Collected Documentary Brainstorming Worksheet Collected Documentary Story Worksheet Collected Documentary Proposal Screen Films with Feedback (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Video Tutorial: “How to Shoot Great Looking Interviews” ASSIGNMENT 1)...

 
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Tues., Nov. 10th (MCC class #21)

Nov 10th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

TOPIC / ACTIVITY Lecture: Documentary SELECTED NOTES Documentary EXCERPT DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Documentary Brainstorming Worksheet Documentary Story Worksheet Documentary Proposal Assignment ASSIGNMENT 1) Complete the Documentary Brainstorming Worksheet (turn in NEXT CLASS) 2) Complete the Documentary Story Worksheet (turn in NEXT...

 
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Thurs., Nov. 5th (MCC class #20)

Nov 5th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Fifth and final edit lab for Project 2. Finished films due today. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab with Table Screenings (Project 2) Finished Films DUE by End of Class SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Grading Rubric – Project 3 Previously...

 
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Tues., Nov. 3rd (MCC class #19)

Nov 3rd, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Edit lab number four for Project 2. Films DUE next class. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab w/Table Screenings (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) Previously Distributed: Recommended Royalty Free Music Sources FREE: http://incompetech.com/music/ FREE WITH ACCOUNT OR TRIAL...

 
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Thurs., Oct. 29th (MCC class #18)

Oct 29th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Edit lab number three for Project 2. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab with Table Screenings (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Recommended Royalty Free Music Sources FREE: http://incompetech.com/music/ FREE WITH ACCOUNT OR TRIAL http://www.jamendo.com/ http://www.videoblocks.com/ PAY: http://www.audionetwork.com/ http://musicbakery.com/ https://www.extrememusic.com/...

 
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Tues., Oct. 27th (MCC class #17)

Oct 27th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Edit lab two for Project 2. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab with Table Screenings (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) ASSIGNMENT 1) Continue Editing Project 2 100% Raw, Unedited Footage DUE [class18] Final, Edited Film DUE [class20] by...

 
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Thurs., Oct. 22nd (MCC class #16)

Oct 22nd, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Today is our first edit lab for Project 2. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) ASSIGNMENT 1) Continue Editing Project 2 100% Raw, Unedited Footage DUE: [class 18] Final, edited film DUE: [class...

 
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Tues., Oct. 20th (MCC class #15)

Oct 20th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Third and final day of project pitches. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Collect Screenplays Pitch Projects with Feedback (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Safety Appendix – Reminder Grading Rubric – Project 2 ASSIGNMENT 1) Begin Filming Project 2. Bring your...

 
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Thurs., Oct. 15th (MCC class #14)

Oct 15th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

We take a moment to discuss screenplay format before commencing day two of project pitches. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Lecture: Screenplay Format Pitch Projects with Feedback (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES Screenplay Format EXCERPT DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Forrest Gump – first 10 pages...

 
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Tues., Oct. 13th (MCC class #13)

Oct 13th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

“Writers should be pitching and testing their ideas from the very beginning.” – Stephanie Palmer, Studio Executive and Pitch Expert TOPIC / ACTIVITY Pitch Projects with Feedback (Project 2) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) Previously Distributed: Pitch Worksheet and...

 
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Thurs., Oct. 8th (MCC class #12)

Oct 8th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

TOPIC / ACTIVITY Quiz #4 Lecture: Narrative Structure and Pitching a Project SELECTED NOTES Narrative Structure EXCERPT DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Pitch Worksheet and Pitch Assignment Grading Rubric – Project 2 Short Film: Marionette’s Dream Short Film: My Rabbit Hoppy Short Film: What Do We...

 
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Tues., Oct. 6th (MCC class #11)

Oct 6th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Screening day two! Today we conclude screenings of Project 1. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Screen Films with Feedback (Project 1) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS Getting Ideas for Films Screenplay by Syd Field ASSIGNMENT 1) Read Getting Ideas for Films handout. 2)...

 
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Thurs., Oct. 1st (MCC class #10)

Oct 1st, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Screening day one! Today we begin screening Project 1 films. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Screen Films with Feedback (Project 1) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) ASSIGNMENT (none)

 
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Tues., Sept. 29th (MCC class #09)

Sep 29th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Today is the last of three full-class edit labs for Project 1. Finished films are due today. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab with Table Screenings (Project 1) Demo: Sharing Out a Project Collect Finished Films on Flash Drive (finished films...

 
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Thurs., Sept. 24th (MCC class #08)

Sep 24th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Today is the second of three full-class edit labs for Project 1. Finished films are due next class. TOPIC / ACTIVITY FCPX Basic Skill Exams Edit Lab (Project 1) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) Previously Distributed: All FCPX Tutorials...

 
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Tues., Sept. 22nd (MCC class #07)

Sep 22nd, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Today is the first of three full-class edit labs for Project 1. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab w/Table Screenings (Project 1) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) Previously Distributed: All FCPX Tutorials and Handouts All Match Scene Materials (clips, scripts,...

 
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Thurs., Sept. 17th (MCC class #06)

Sep 17th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Together we’ll step through some basics techniques in Final Cut Pro X. By the end of class, you’ll be off and running on your edit. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Demo: FCPX Basic Techniques Edit Lab (Project 1) SELECTED NOTES FCPX Basic...

 
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Tues., Sept. 15th (MCC class #05)

Sep 15th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Welcome to our first edit lab. Bring your hard drive and prepare to fire up Final Cut Pro X, an amazing tool that changed the traditional concept of editing. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Edit Lab (Project 1): Hard Drive Set-Up, Introduction...

 
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Thurs., Sept. 10th (MCC class #04)

Sep 10th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Do filmmakers see movies differently? Unravel cinema’s most elemental concepts and begin to look at movies from the point of view of the creator. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Collected Lined Script/Breakdown assignment. Lecture: Basic Cinema Terms. SELECTED NOTES Basic Cinema Terms EXCERPT DISTRIBUTED...

 
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Tues., Sep. 8th (MCC class #03)

Sep 8th, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Choose a scene from a movie and copy it shot-for-shot. Mimic the scene’s location, camera angles, wardrobe, props, acting and other cinematic elements as closely as possible. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Reading quiz #2 Sign Borrower Agreement and issue equipment. Lecture: Basic...

 
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Thurs., Sep. 3rd (MCC class #02)

Sep 3rd, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

The class will function as a film crew to copy a scene from the movie Rushmore. Each student will be assigned a crew position and we will learn the basic roles, responsibilities and protocols on a professional movie set.

 
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Tuesday, Sep. 1st (MCC class #01)

Aug 31st, 2015|0 Comments|OLDMCC

Welcome to Video Filmmaking! In this creative, hands-on workshop, you will work individually and in groups to make your own movies using video camcorders and digital editing software. You will learn scripting, shooting, editing and audio production techniques, with an emphasis on professional quality...

 
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Thurs., Jan. 21st (MCC class #01)

Aug 1st, 2015|0 Comments|MCC

Welcome to Basic Filmmaking! This is a hands-on introduction to filmmaking from the perspectives of the director and editor. By designing and executing a series of short, creative production projects, students will explore how moving image techniques are used to...

 
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Jan. 24th (Trinity 201, class #01)

Aug 1st, 2015|0 Comments|Trinity201

Welcome to Basic Filmmaking! This is a hands-on introduction to filmmaking from the perspectives of the director and editor. By designing and executing a series of short, creative production projects, students will explore how moving image techniques are used to...

 

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