TGJ4M Agenda 2011 Sem2



Mr. May's Broadcasting Course


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June 13th, 2011 - Summative Completion

  • Monday
    • SUMMATIVE Draft1 Reflection
    • Revise and Refine (or complete) your final product (20% of final mark)
    • Complete your Portfolio for evaluation (10% of final mark)
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
    • SUMMATIVE Revision and Refinement
    • Portfolio Completion
  • Thursday
    • SUMMATIVE Revision and Refinement
    • Portfolio Completion
  • Friday
    • SUMMATIVE Revision and Refinement
    • Portfolio Completion
    • ALL WORK DUE BY END OF THE DAY!
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June 6th, 2011 - Summative Week3

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
    • Mr. May is away today - room 202 is closed
    • Independent study - students can work in the library or student services on their web portfolios - also due next week
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • SUMMATIVE Draft1 DUE by the end of the period
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May 30th, 2011 - Summative Week2

  • Monday
    • Summative Productions
      • BACK UP YOUR WORK
        • PREL files to P:DRIVE
        • Video Footage and PREL files to THUMBDRIVE
      • Show & Tell - Featurettes
      • SUMMATIVE PRODUCTION TIME - 2 weeks only - watch the calendar
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Mr May is away today - no access to class cameras
    • Complete and submit ANY outstanding assignments
    • Computer based SUMMATIVEPRODUCTION TIME
      • editing
      • experimenting with effects ie noise filters
      • developing music - Smartsound or Aviary
    • Portfolio development time
      • Upload pieces to Schooltube
      • Embed video into your portfolio pages
  • Friday
    • Project Opportunity - A Chat with the Space Station - who could cover it?
      • Lunchtime Meeting Today
      • Actual Event
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May 23rd, 2011 - Summative Week1

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May 16th, 2011 - Summative

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May 9th, 2011 - Featurette


  • Monday
    • Show & Tell
      • Greenscreening
      • Using Animated Keyframes
      • 60 Second Surveys
    • Complete and Submit any outstanding:
    • Register your Featurette topics and develop or begin production
  • Tuesday
    • Safety Issues - Lighting Equipment
    • Show & Tell - 60 second surveys
    • Develop Featurette
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Grade8 Visit Tomorrow - 20 minutes
      • Responsible Mentoring
      • What activity can we share with the Gr8's?
    • Production Time: the Video Featurette
  • Friday
    • Olympiaganza Shoot - Congrats to Lisa, Jeff and Emma!
      • Wish List GoogleDoc
      • Reshoot today during Gr8 performance?
    • Grade8 Visit Today - 20 minutes
      • Gr12s - Can we interview them about their impressions, concerns about McCrae?
    • Production Time: the Video Featurette
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May 2nd, 2011 - 60 Second Survey

  • Monday
    • Next - Documentary style video journalism
    • Advanced Editing Techniques
      • Using Greenscreen in Video
    • Advanced Video techniques
    • Begin Pre-Production on the next project - the Video Featurette
  • Tuesday
    • Exemplars - Featurettes from previous classes
    • Pre-Production on YOUR featurette
  • Wednesday
    • Register your Featurette and production crew
    • Greenscreen Demo
  • Thursday
    • Mr May is away today - class may be cancelled
  • Friday
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April 25th, 2011 - 60 Second Survey

  • Monday - HOLIDAY!
  • Tuesday
    • Gr11 Complete your 60 second survey Assignment - What should the DUE DATE be?
    • Gr12 - Review Collaborative Project Status
      • Boomdeyada
      • Gr8 Welcome
  • Wednesday
    • Gr11 Complete your 60 second survey Assignment
    • Gr12 - What will you accomplish today?
  • Thursday
    • Project Feedback is available using the MARKS logon in handouts
    • Gr11 Complete your 60 second survey Assignment - Show and Tell today?
  • Friday
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April 18th, 2011 - 60 Second Survey

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April 11th, 2011 - Recording Audio

  • Monday
    • Video Resources - TAKE NOTES! Record useful info on your portfolio website
      • Watch the first three tutorials from the Vimeo VideoSchoolchannel
        • Choosing a Camera
        • Shooting Basics
        • Editing Basics
    • Gr12
      • 1st Video due by end of week!
      • Oscars Live Shooton Friday -
        • Meeting Weds & Thurs lunch
        • Sample material on Handouts
    • Gr11
      • McNews assignment is now overdue - hand in the MPG if need be
  • Tuesday
    • Students will NOT have access to the equipment today, but can use the class time to:
      • update their portfolios and look through the portfolios of their classmates
      • complete any outstanding assignments
      • complete yesterday's VIMEO assignment
      • meet and make plans for the Gr12 projects
  • Wednesday
    • Gr12s Oscar Live Shoot Crew - set up the Cameras and Mixing boards
    • Gr11s - Demo - recording Interviews
  • Thursday
    • Gr12s Oscar Live Shoot Crew - Gear is set up - try a run through before today's lunch hour rehearsal
    • Gr11s
      • View the "Pet Peeves" video on the school website (Student Life - Video Gallery)
      • Pet Peeve Exercise: Find yesterday's "Pet Peeve" footage on the HANDOUTS VIDEO ASSETS folder and try to edit your OWN 60 second featurette using premiere elements
  • Friday
    • Oscars Live Shoot Setup - mini demo
    • Gr11s Pet Peeves
      • TRY applying video enhancing effects - ie colour balance - does it improve the picture quality?
      • Complete and submit your "pet peeves" edit
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April 4th, 2011 - Premiere Video McNews

  • Monday
    • Greenscreen Giant Posters (& printing fees)
    • McNews Assignment - show & tell WMV format
    • Gr12s - Planning calendar
  • Tuesday
    • McNews Assignment - Due by the end of the period
    • Gr12s
      • Oscar Prep - learning the mixing desk
      • Set up collaborative documents
  • Wednesday
    • Assessment & Evaluation - your portfolios should reflect the HANDINS folder
    • Contests (Class Projects? Vanity Projects?)
      • FYBY
      • Mental Health ($2000)
      • Myth Busters
    • McNews Assignment - Review and Conclusion
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • HAND IN YOUR WORK!
    • Prep your Portfolio for evaluation this weekend
    • Create a SchoolTube Account and try embedding your video
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March 21st, 2011 - McNews Video

  • Monday
    • Gr12s - Project Logs - what do you plan to do next? What will you do Today?
    • Gr11s - Premiere Elements -
      • McNews Assignment- can you compose an effective 25 second promo for an upcoming event? Use:
        • Appropriately sized original photo
        • Effective Typography
        • Fade IN OUT of elements
  • Tuesday
    • Class Cancelled
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Class Cancelled due to Literacy Testing
  • Friday
    • McNews Assignment - editing video demo
    • Gr12s - get it rolling! WHEN will you shoot? WHERE will you shoot? WHO will shoot
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March 14th, 2011 - Premiere Video

  • Monday
    • Pre-Press review of the Greenscreen Giant (incl. class fees)
    • Vancouver Film School is coming to Ottawa for an info seminar
      Check out the details on their website!
    • Intro to Video - Plan - Shoot - Edit
      • RB vs Sour
      • Content vs Format - what's more important?
    • Gr12 Projects -
      • School Promo & Oscars (Apr 15)
        • Prep - Making Of - Main Feature
  • Tuesday
    • Adv.Gr12s - need to
      • Preproduce 3 projects - Use your Portfolio page and GoogleDocs
        • Gr8 Welcome (collaborative)
        • Live Project (Coffee House, Oscars, ...)
        • Vanity Project
      • Create a "WishList" of required skills & techniques ie>
        • How can you control Focus
    • Gr11s - Video
      • What is Preproduction / Production / Post Production
      • Intro to Premiere - VidoeEditing
  • Wednesday
    • Gr12s - Update your Portfolios
      • Create links for your THREE term projects
      • Consult the Video Idea Bank and choose a LIVE event to commit to
    • Gr11s - Video
      • Add Title and Credits to Saucer Movie
      • Find an "OPTIMAL" output "PRESET" that yields a good quality, full sized movie.
  • Thursday
    • Gr12s - We need to specialize
      • XL Cameras
      • Record live audio
    • Gr11s - Video
  • Friday
    • Gr12s - Meet with Ms. Garnett and Ms. Burpee (when possible)
    • Gr11s - VIdeo
      • Apply music, titles and credits and re-render
      • Fades and Transitions
    • Review ASSIGNMENT AUDIT and complete outstanding assignments

- M A R C H B R E A K -
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March 7th, 2011 - Greenscreen Giant

  • Monday
    • Complete the Greenscreen GiantExercise
      • Submit the JPG to the appropriate handin folder for show & tell
      • Resize a duplicate and Post the image to your portfolio
    • Update Portfolio pages
      • Export images sized for SCREEN RESOLUTION (1024 x 768)
  • Tuesday
    • FILE SIZES & Photoshop
      • Select ALL files (Ctrl-A) in your P: drive
      • Right Mouseclick and choose PROPERTIES
      • Do you have more than 150MB? You MAY lose work!
    • The Greenscreen Giant: SHADOWS & REFLECTIONS
  • Wednesday
    • Adjusting the LEVELS of a digital photo
    • Softening the borders of a layer
    • Prep the Greenscreen Giant for printing! HANDIN using the appropriate filename and folder
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • Final touch ups on the Greenscreen Giant
    • Vancouver Film School is coming to Ottawa for an info seminar
      Check out the details on their website!
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Feb 28th, 2011 - Photoshop

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Mr May is away today - the class may be re-scheduled as an independent study
    • Students should spend some time updating their portfolio websites - it is a key indicator of your PROGRESS in the course
  • Friday
    • Mr May is away again today - No access to camera equipment
    • PORTFOLIOS - Today is the day to develop your portfolios! Your progress reports are largely based on the work you've done there
    • You can develop the Greenscreen Giant Exercise if your pictures have already been taken - the due date will be postponed until next week
    • No pics yet? Read about Photoshop Greenscreening and practice on stock photos. Learn how to get rid of the green!
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Feb 21st, 2011 - Photoshop

  • Monday - NO SCHOOL!
  • Tuesday
    • Course fees - still outstanding
    • Rules of Conduct
    • The Greenscreen GiantExercise
      • Due next week
      • Need student cards to book equipment
    • McNews projects- you need a piece in your portfolio
      • Due by the end of this week
      • Use ANAMORPHIC 1024x768 format
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Course fee reminders
    • RESEARCH - Kodak Top 10
    • McNews project - DRAFT show & Tell - due in 30 mins - Final due by the end of Friday's class
    • Conduct outside of class
  • Friday
    • McNews project Due by end of the period - Handin JPG - Post JPG to Portfolio
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Feb 14th, 2011 - Communicating with Images

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    • Take student Photos and add them to your banners
    • Update your Portfolio content to include the Typography exercise
    • Check OTHER student's portfolios
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Evaluation Checkup Day
      • Banner
      • 01. Ideas (Needs Exercise)
      • 02. Typography
    • Start the Greenscreen Giant Exercise
    • Former Video students - can you accomplish the same using VIDEO?
  • Friday - PD DAY - No Class!
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Feb 7th, 2011 - Graphics & Photoshop

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Feb 1st, 2011 - Welcome

  • Monday
    • Final Exam Day - No Classes
  • Tuesday
    • CLASS MOVED TO PRESENTATION THEATRE
    • Introductions
    • Welcome & Course Overview
    • Student Exemplars
      • What do YOU find effective?
      • Content vs Format
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Lab Rules
    • Course Requirements
      • UserID and Password
      • Lab Fee $10 (Due next Tuesday)
        • Equipment maintenance - Headphones, Camcorder, Batteries
        • Printing
        • DV Tapes & Burnable Media
      • Binder, Pen and Paper - recommended
      • 2GB (or more) Thumbdrive
      • Earbud headphones
    • What is CommTech
      • It starts with Communication NEEDS & Solution IDEAS
    • Google Documents
      • Create a document that identifies 5 NEEDS & SOLUTIONS for McCrae
  • Friday
    • Complete the TGJ4M Skill Survey
    • Course Fee reminder - $10
    • Communications NEEDS & IDEAS Homework Review
      • Project Case Study - Coffee House
        • Promotional Need

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday