What kind of communications projects can you do with video? What purpose can they serve?
This is an ongoing list of the types of projects that students might produce in this course.

Video Projects

  1. COMMUNICATION (Message Driven)
    1. Autobiography (About Me)
    2. Tutorial (60 second lesson)
    3. Journalism
    4. Documentary
    5. Promotional
    6. Contest
  2. ENTERTAINMENT
    1. Short Story or Skit
    2. 15 Second Horror
    3. Movie Trailer
    4. Music Video
    5. Shot for Shot (Handmade Films)
    6. Bad Lip Sync
  3. FORMAT STYLE
    1. Greenscreen Set

Whatever the genre, we should be able to evaluate the following:
  • PreProduction
  • Production
  • Post Production
  • Effectiveness
  • Creativity



INTRO VIDEOS
About Me
  • Start with TEXT essay
  • Video Whitescreen narration
  • Add Titles and credits
  • Add music
  • Add B-Roll images

SchoolTube Welcome
  • Welcome to the official JMSS Youtube channel
  • Welcome to my student YouTube channel
  • Whitescreen or Greenscreen

Independant Study (Expreimental Film)
  • Propose your OWN topic of study for a three week video project that



ONGOING VIDEOS
Simple Tutorials
These require LITTLE audio production - but must be WELL PLANNED and demand CLEAR and COMPLETE video coverage
Think "LifeHacks" or "Instructables"
  • PURPOSE
  • Video Whitescreen narration
  • Add Titles and credits
  • Add music
  • Add B-Roll images

Top 5's
  • TOP 5 Topics
    • Top 5 mistakes when using the Greenscreen
      • Bad positioning - Green glow
      • No White Balance
      • Not using a garbage matte
      • Hotspots from Lighting
    • Top 5 mistakes people make with equipment
      • Screwing cameras into Tripods
      • Unplugging USB card readers & Thumbdrives without "safely removing" them
      • Coiling up headphones
      • Not deleting photos and videos from camera cards
      • Not Turning Off Computers (but turning off the monitors
      • Turning off computers with the power switch

Question of the Day
  • Man on the street style handheld
    • What's the BEST thing about John McCrae
    • What's the WORST thing about John McCrae

Spotlight On
    • An informative "featurette" that documents the efforts of students and staff, and highlights the culture at JMSS
      • Nov 10: The Food Drive
      • Nov 11: Remembrance Day
      • Nov 19: Coffee House
      • Nov 23: Lawrence Hill
      • Nov 26: Strut
    • The Vimy Trip
    • HPA
    • McCrae Academics and ratings

VIDEO STUDIES
    • Examine a feature of video production and compose a demonstration of what you learned - ie:
      • What microphone works best with the DSLR Video cameras?
      • What can you do with MOTION TRACKING?
      • What is a LAYER MASK and why is it useful?
      • What formats does the GOPRO shoot in?
      • What does 60fps look like, and how can you record and edit it?


  • Gr8 Orientation Video

  • JohnMcCrae.ca overview - what can you fnd in the website
  • "What's So Great about..."
    Johnmccrae.ca website Section Highlights
    • TOPICS: John McCrae
      • McCrae Athletics
      • Academics
      • Arts
      • Tech
      • Science
      • Student Services
      • Student Life
    • FORMAT
      • 1-2 minutes
      • Widescreen
      • High Def? Standard Def?
    • CONTENT
      • Student testimonials
      • Staff Comments
      • Facts
    • NEEDS
      • Format guidelines - SCRIPT (Open ended Questions) - STORYBOARD - PREL TEMPLATE - GRAPHICS - MUSIC or JINGLE - BVB


Live Project Ideas

  • Remembrance Day
  • School Play
  • Oscars
  • Coffee House
  • Talent Show
  • Concerts

Comm Tech Instructionals
  • Sign Out and Care of video equipment
    • Turn in your student card
    • Download pics & videos before returning equipment
    • Coil headsets and mic cables
    • Plug chargers if appropriate
  • Care and Use of a Tripod
  • Three Point Lighting
  • Pre-Setting a camera
    • Widescreen / Standard
    • White Balance
    • Focus Method
  • Depth of Field
  • Capturing Sound
  • BLT & F of photography

School Promotion
  • Academics
    • Math
    • Science
    • Languages
    • Social Science
    • Arts
    • Technology
    • Healthy & Active Living
    • Last Day - Graduation