Media Maker, Academic, Nerd

DTC 491 Schedule Spring 2019

Class Syllabus: http://ruthmakesmedia.com/dtc-491-s19

The schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the class.  If there is a need for changes then all changes will be reflected here and a message will be sent out to the entire class through Blackboard’s email system.

Unit #1 – Story Structure

Week Number & DatesClass PrepIn ClassDue
Week 1 –

Jan. 8, 10
Before class on January 10th review:

Save the Cat!
Introductions & Riot Act

Three-Act Story Structure
Week 2 –

Jan. 15, 17

Review before class on 1/15:

Spiderman Script

Script Coverage Example

The 6 Screenplay Coverage Components in Detail
Identifying 3-Act Structure

Script Coverage Format
Week 3 –

Jan. 22, 24
Review before class on 1/22:

Canon XC10

Canon T6 Rebel
Camera Basics

Camera Basics Proficiency Test
January 24th – Camera Basics Proficiency Test

Due by the end of the day on Friday January 25th – Script Coverage

Unit #2 & #3 – Mixed Media & Two Camera Editing

Week Number & DatesGroup 1:
Class Prep
Group 1:
In Class
Group 2:
Class Prep
Group 2:
In Class
Due Dates
Week 4 –

Jan. 29, 31
Review before class on 1/29:

Getting to know the Basics of Animation

Using a Green Screen

The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video

6 Microphone Pick-Up Patterns

Audio Tips for Filmmaking

Room Tone & Ambiance

Abelton Basics
Creativity Suite Workshops:

Audio Recording

Music Creation

Green Screen Room

Analog Animation
Review before class on 1/29:

Understanding Pixels and Resolution

Editing Basics in Premiere

Trimming Clips

Dual System Editing

Work with Photoshop and Illustrator Files

Get to know the After Effects Interface

Animate graphics using keyframes
Meet in Avery 103:

Editing Workshop

After Effects Workshop
Week 5 –

Feb. 5, 7
Review before class on 2/5:

Understanding Pixels and Resolution

Editing Basics in Premiere

Trimming Clips

Dual System Editing

Work with Photoshop and Illustrator Files

Get to know the After Effects Interface

Animate graphics using keyframes

Meet in Avery 103:

Editing Workshop

After Effects Workshop

Review before class on 2/5:

Getting to know the Basics of Animation

Using a Green Screen

The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video

6 Microphone Pick-Up Patterns

Audio Tips for Filmmaking

Room Tone & Ambiance

Abelton Basics

Creativity Suite Workshops:

Audio Recording

Music Creation

Green Screen Room

Analog Animation
Week 6 –

Feb. 12, 14


Proficiency Test – Creativity Suite

Workday

Workday

Proficiency Test – Adobe Suite
Group 1
February 12th: Proficiency Test – Creativity Suite

Group 2
February 14th: Proficiency Test – Adobe Suite
Week 7 –

Feb. 19, 21

Workday

Workday
Workday

Workday

Week 8 –

Feb. 26 & 28
Rough Cuts – Mixed Media

Peer Review Day
Peer Review Day

Rough Cuts – Two Camera Edits
Group 1
February 26th: Rough Cuts of Mixed Media due before class

Group 2
February 26th: Peer Reviews of Rough Cuts of Mixed Media due by the end of the day

Group 2
February 28th: Rough Cuts of Two Camera Edits due before class

Group 2
February 28th: Peer Reviews of Rough Cuts of Two Camera Edits due by the end of the day

Unit #2 & #3 – Mixed Media & Two Camera Editing (Redux)

Week Number & DatesGroup 1:
Class Prep
Group 1:
In Class
Group 2:
Class Prep
Group 2:
In Class
Due Dates
Week 9 –

March 5 & 7
Lead Skill Review: Creativity Suite

Workday (no formal class meeting)
Follow

Workday (no formal class meeting)
Group 1
Lead Skill Review on March 5th – Creativity Suite

Due by the end of the day on Thursday March 7th – Mixed Media (Group 1) & Two Camera Edits (Group 2)
Spring BreakMarch 11-15No Class
Week 10 –

March 19 & 21


Workday (no formal class meeting)

Follow

Workday (no formal class meeting)

Lead Skill Review in Avery 103: Editing & After Effects
Group 2
Lead Skill Review on March 21st – Adobe Suite
Week 11 –

March 26 & 28

Workday

Proficiency Test – Adobe Suite
Proficiency Test – Creativity Suite

Workday
Group 2
March 26: Proficiency Test – Creativity Suite

Group 1
March 28th: Proficiency Test – Adobe Suite
Week 12 –

April 2 & 4

Peer Review Day

Rough Cuts – Two Camera Edits
Rough Cuts – Mixed Media

Peer Review Day
Group 2
April 2nd: Rough Cuts of Mixed Media due before class

Group 1
April 2nd: Peer Reviews of Rough Cuts of Mixed Media due by the end of the day

Group 1
April 4th: Rough Cuts of Two Camera Edits due before class

Group 2
April 4th: Peer Reviews of Rough Cuts of Two Camera Edits due by the end of the day
Week 13 –

April 9 & 11

Workday

Workday
Workday

Workday
Due by the end of the day on Friday April 11th – Mixed Media (Group 1) & Two Camera Edits (Group 2)

Unit #4 – Narrative

Week Number& Dates Class Prep In ClassDue
Week 14 –

April 16 & 18
Review before class on Tuesday April 16th:

Film Crew Basics 1

Film Crew Basics 2

Glidecam Tutorial

Smooth Out Your Videos with Camera Sliders

Jibs & Cranes
13 Essential Gimbal Moves

Video Lighting Basics

Bounce Lighting

Color Temperature for Video

A Look at How HBO’s ‘Insecure’ Lights Black Actors so Well
Groups Selected, Crew Positions,
Camera Move Equipment & Lighting
Due by the end of the day on Friday April 19th on Blackboard: Camera Moves, Lighting, & Crew Positions Proficiency Quiz
Week 15 –

April 23 & 25
Workday

Workday
Final –
10:10am on Friday May 3rd
Screening of Final FilmsFinal films are due by the Final start time on Friday May 3rd 10:10am


Attendance at the final is mandatory.