Monday, November 17, 2014

Electronic Media Production II Final Project: James Brown Music Video

Electronic Media Production II
BC 203-01
Fall 2014
Final Exam Project 
Final Exam Date/Time:  Wednesday, Dec. 3, noon (lab)
This videos must be completed and properly posted on your blog by our exam date and time! 

THE ASSIGNMENT:
Produce a 90 second-to-two minute music video about the James Brown exhibit, which is at S.C. State’s I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetetarium Oct. 31-July 2015.  Video’s Requirements:
  • Ø  Produce the piece from video clips (not still shots) you yourself take on your camera, smart phone, whatever quality camera you can use
  • Ø  Use on-screen text to help tell the story

Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Understanding Movies" Final Exam Study Guide


Final Exam Study Guide
Understanding Movies (BC 351)
Fall 2014 Turner A Room 263
Exam Date: Friday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

This test will cover material since the midterm exam in October. The final exam will not be cumulative. Questions will come from material posted on the class Pinterest board (https://www.pinterest.com/coosawcougar/understanding-movies/) and from the links given below (many of which are the same ones on the Pinterest board).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Advanced TV Production & Editing Final Exam Project



Final Exam Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 4, 9-10:50 a.m. (lab)

These videos must be completed by our exam date and time! 

Come to the lab on our exam date to talk about and present your two public service announcements (PSAs) that you are to post on your blogs. Post each video individually with writing before and after the video icon. Also have at least two links embedded within your writing.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Embedded Vine Video: Cats At Play!


My students, in one of my classes, will be creating Vine videos and then embedding them into their blogs. Click in the top left corner to view the six second video with sound. See below for the steps to embed your Vine video in Blogger.

This is GiGi, a Persian calico, who, like most cats, loves to play in bags!

Sylvester, also a Persian, loves to rub his face against objects, such as pens.

Vine is fun- lots of potential for offbeat videos like these, but also for marketing, promotions, and news too.  Simply put, Vine is divine!

Steps to post Vine videos on Blogger: (insert URL in HTML setting)
In Blogger when you are in the New Post part, write a few or more lines to set up your Vine video. When you are ready to put in the embed URL (go to your Vine video and click on the three dots--... but vertical--next to the video which will show you ways to share the video. Click on embed and copy the URL that comes up.)
When you are posting in Blogger, the blank page has the words "Compose" and "HTML" at the top left of the screen. Normally it is is Compose. But to embed your Vine video, at the point in your post where you want us to see the video, switch from Compose to HTML. In HTML you'll see all the code. Paste in the embed URL. Then go back to Compose. Your video will now be seen!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bulldog Barber Shop Commercial

S.C. State students are fortunate to have a fine barbershop right here on campus! Check out this 30 second commercial I prepared to help get the word out about the "Bulldog Barber"- Mr. Thad Miller! The school barbershop has been open just over a year now. Barber Thad Miller has more than 30 years experience cutting hair.  This video is also on YouTube.

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Students need to go to the S.C. State Cashier's Office to pay and get the receipt to present before getting their cuts at the Kirkland W. Green Student Center (aka The PITT).

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Slideshow Projects Using the Kizoa Program

Having some fun learning a free new program called Kizoa.
Here's a slideshow I put together from photos taken in Aruba in May during a wonderful vacation with my wife Alesia. As they say on the island, Bon Dia!

Kizoa slideshows may not appear in the icon form below on some smart phones but you can click still click here to see the show.



Aruba 2014 Slideshow - Video Maker

To see more of my Aruba photography, click here. Thanks for watching!

Nov. 10, 2014-Here's another Kizoa slideshow I put together over the weekend from photographs I took on a recent sunny beautiful fall day at Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery.


Magnolia Birds - Video Maker

I have written two books about Magnolia Cemetery: "The Birds of Magnolia Cemetery: Charleston's Secret Bird Sanctuary" (I guess the secret's out now!) and more recently "In the Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery- Charleston's Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry." Details on the books and more of my bird and nature photography can be found at my BirdsEyeViews website.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bulldog Barber Shop Sequence Shooting & Editing

My television productions students and I ventured over to the SCSU Student Center (the PITT) to the Bulldog Barber Shop where 30-plus year barber Thad Miller graciously let us videotape him plying his trade.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Photo Processing: Before and After!

That wacky Professor Harwood gave us an assignment to use Photoshop or other image editing software to show we can improve the quality of images using such tools...or just have fun and do something creative. I have a little of each in my presentation.

SYLLABUS- Advanced Television Production and Editing

SYLLABUS: ADVANCED TELEVISION PRODUCTION AND EDITING (BC 330-01)
Fall 2014         BC 330-01      Course Number 4449
TR 9:30-10:50     Turner A Room 273

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Understanding Movies- Midterm Exam Study Guide

Midterm Exam Study Guide
Understanding Movies (BC 351)
Fall 2014 Turner A Room 263
Exam Date: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m.

This test will cover material covered in the few weeks we have been together. Questions will come from material posted on the class Pinterest board and from the links given below (many of which are the same ones on the Pinterest board). 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Blog Midterm Exam Requirements- Advanced Television Production and Editing


Midterm Exam Study Guide- Advanced Television Production and Editing

Midterm Exam Study Guide
Advanced Television Production and Editing (BC 330)
Fall 2014
Exam Date: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.


Fifty percent of your midterm grade will come from your blog. You have received a template of what all should be on your blog. Be sure to complete all required elements and do so in the specific ways detailed in the form.

The written test will consist of the following elements: multiple choice questions, terms and definitions, and short answer. The written part will make up 50 percent of the test.

Please be prepared to answer the following questions that may be on the test:
I.                   Know these basic videography terms and concepts: wide shot (WS), medium shot (MS), close up (CU); sequence shooting (i.e. in-camera editing); pan, tilt, zoom in, zoom out; 10-second rule of shooting; establishing shots; cutaway shots; the importance of creative shooting (low angles, high angles, rack focusing, etc.); jump cut; natural (or “nat” sound); the importance of proper lighting

II.                Editing terms and concepts: Be able to describe the similarities and differences between the Apple iMovie and Windows Movie Maker video editing software; terms: trim, in and out points, transition effects (such as dissolves and wipes); “rendering” video; titles and captions

III.             What are the benefits of using a music source such as Incompetech.com in video productions?

IV.             Understanding Blogger:
ü  Who owns Blogger and when did it begin?
ü  What are they key concepts of this platform? Who is it for? What does it allow users to do?
ü  Be able to list several of the Blogger “gadgets” that can be included on blogs
ü  What is the importance of including “labels” when you do new posts?
ü  Why is it desirable with your blog posts to have links to related materials and to, when appropriate, include reader polls and surveys?


V.                Be able to describe how in today’s multimedia world several different ways video productions can be used to inform, promote, influence, sell, and educate. Give specific examples of how video content is used to complement or supplement other online information. 

Blog Midterm Exam Requirements- Electronic Media Production II


Midterm Exam Study Guide- Electronic Media Production II

Midterm Exam Study Guide
Electronic Media Production II (BC 203)
Fall 2014
Exam Date: Monday, Oct. 13


So far in this class we have created blogs, added various posted content, and, for many of you, launched some new social media sites, adding links to them on your blogs. This exam will reinforce your knowledge about various digital media applications:  their origins, purposes and unique qualities, and their role in society, culture, communication and business today.

The written test will consist of the following elements: multiple choice questions, terms and definitions, and short answer. The written part will make up 50 percent of the test. The other 50 percent will come from a critique of your blogs, according to the sheet distributed. Please be prepared to answer the following questions that may be on the test:

Blogger
Who owns Blogger and when did it begin?
What are they key concepts of this platform? Who is it for? What does it allow users to do?
Be able to list several of the Blogger “gadgets” that can be included on blogs
What is the importance of including “labels” when you do new posts?
Why is it desirable with your blog posts to have links to related materials and to, when appropriate, include reader polls and surveys?

Twitter
What are the origins of Twitter? When was it launched? Who founded Twitter?
How many letters per “tweet” are allowed? Why this number?
How has the use of Twitter evolved over the years?
Be able to articulate how Twitter (and other social media) has allowed people, especially those in power and also big celebrities and athletes, to bypass traditional media to get out and control their messages

Linkedin
Who founded Linkedin and when?
What is the role and mission of Linkedin?
How is Linkedin looked up in the professional world?
What are some things that young people like yourselves should aspire to present on Linkedin?
Other than posting resumes, what else does Linkedin offer or can be done with it to the user’s benefit?

Pinterest
What is Pinterest’s unique niche in the social media spectrum?
How do users categorize their Pinterest collections? Each category is called what? (hint: a board)
How is Pinterest used in the business world?

Instagram

How is Instagram different from Facebook?
When was Instagram founded and by whom? Who owns Instagram?
How and why do many people use Instagram differently from Facebook? 


Social Media Timeline, Origins and Owners
Name                     Year Launched                Owner Today
Blogger                        1999                         Google
         Twitter                         2006                         Odeo/Twitter
Linkedin                       2003                         Linkedin
Pinterest                        2010                       Pinterest
Instagram                      2010                       Facebook 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

TV Production/Editing Class: Sequence Shooting and Editing Examples

This video has been produced as a demonstration to emphasize the organizational thoughts of videographers and news reporters in capturing images in a sequential manner using wide, medium and close up shots, as well as various creative angles to capture unique perspectives. 





Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SCSU's Orangeburg Massacre Memorial

On the campus of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg is a solemn memorial to one of darkest days in the Palmetto State's history: The Orangeburg Massacre. On Feb. 8, 1968 some 150 protesters, including many SCSU students, gathered at the All Star Bowling Alley on Russell Street, which was segregated. Black were not allowed to bowl there.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Syllabus- Advanced Television Production and Editing



SYLLABUS: ADVANCED TELEVISION PRODUCTION AND EDITING (BC 330-01)
Fall 2014         BC 330-01      Course Number 4449
TR 9:30-10:50     Turner A Room 273