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! 

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 ( 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.

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).