Adobe Premiere Pro is an editing software that we all use to make our films. We leant alot in this clinic, and here it is!
Before you even try to open Adobe make sure that you do a restart and put your battery onto best performance so then you can have the best chance of making a great film.
Here is a picture of what your battery should look like after doing this..
If you are at home and need help, just go into the tutorials and it will help you.
Mr Henderson gave all of us a file with sound tracks, videos and photos that we could use to make a film of our own. We made our films and here is mine!..
The finel clince was green screen we had anlot of info so here is 10 dot points
- No shoes are aloud
- no food or drinks are permited in side the green screen
- never lock the door incase interupion of shoot
- Try to have no shadows
- Try to get ride of ase mouch sound ase you can
- There are 4 roof cameras
- There are 2 big cameras and one swich
- There is a cool green cloth that makes your body disipear when on shoot and in video
- Be careful about the step up to the green screen and of cords
- 2,3,4 and 5 to turn on the stage light
there is a costum rack for you to use for your film.
In this clinic we learnt how to use the Wirelss Mics.
- Never tap any microphone
- Put the cord in the right plug (the one that says mic)
- Make sure to turn resever on
- There are to different types of mics, one of them is a Lapel and the other is a hand-held.
- You conncet the resever to were you hold you camera nomaly
- Hold down the power botten to turn it off
In shot list and story boards we learnt about what shot lists are and what to use them for, and how to use story boards if we didn’t all ready know.
This is what a Shot List looks like..
A Shot list is just what it sounds like. It is just a list of all the shots that are in your film!
And this what a Story board looks like..
With a Story board you draw the picture in the box and then write the text under the picture that it goes with. Story boards save time, alot of time!
With Shot List and Story Boards the Planning takes 60% of your time Production takes 10% and Editing 30%.
When you are about to film print a copy of your story board, so then you know what is going to happen next.
In Zoom Cameras we learnt that you shouldn’t zoom in with cameras, it will just make it fuzzy. Insted just walk up to what ever or who ever you are filming. With the audio there is a weel from 0-10 that controls the audio.
A good number to use is 6 or 7. These sorts of cameras will only pick up sound in front of them because the mics are positioned in front of the camera.
Here is a picture of one!
We also did some more tongue twisters. There was Wristwachers and Anemone.
Here is Maddie doing Wristwachers!
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Here is Audrey doing Anemone!
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This Film School clinic was the Shotgun Microphones. Shotgun Microphones pick up all sounds and if you are in say a train station and are recording. The mic will pick up the sound waves rebounding off the wall.
- There is a fuzzy part at the end that blocks out wind
- Make sure that you plug in headphones in before recording
- These mics help with better sound
- Don’t take off the fuzzy part in the mic
Shotgun Microphones are used for movies and some radio channels.
Here is a picture of a Shotgun Microphone!
We had the clinic about the audio booths. These are the rules of the audio booths!
1.Respect the space.
-Maximum of two students at a time.
-Absolutely no food.
-Leave no evidence that you were ever there!
Respect the equipment.
-Leave the microphones on the bench at all times.
-Leave the USB cable neatly on the bench when you’ve finished.
-Make sure the microphone and stand are secure.
Respect each other.
-Keep the runway clear.
-Don’t knock on the door / window.
-Most voiceover tasks will take you no more than 5 minutes. Be quick so that everyone can use the booths.
Using the equipment properly:
1.Always use headphones when recording and playing back audio.
2.Don’t touch the microphone while recording.
3.If you are speaking ‘normally’, get right into the mic (without touching it).
4.If you are speaking loudly, move back slightly.
5.You may need to unplug the USB when playing back audio.
This is a picture of one..
In the Cam Corders clinic with Mr Henderson, we learnt all about the different cameras that we have in Year 6. We have the Camcorders and the Zoom Cameras. They have different colours to make it easier to put them in the right place because they all have different numbers. Here are some photos….
We also learnt how to set up Tripods. You had to un-clip the clips on the legs to make them go out further. This is a picture of the type we used.
Then we learnt about camera framing. Here is what we learnt!
These are the headings:
Master/Establishing Shot (1)
Full Shot (2)
Medium Shot (3)
Medium Close-up (4)
Extreme Close-up (6)
We did Point and shoot camera with Ms Williamson we learnt about Rule of thirds,Balancing elements, Leading lines, Viewpoint, Background and Framing.
This is Rule of thirds..
Your image is divided into nine equal segments by two vertical and two horizontal lines.Position the most important elements in your scene along these lines, or at the points where they intersect. Doing so will add balance and interest to your photo.
This is Balancing elements..
Placing your main subject off-centre, as with the rule of thirds, creates a more interesting photo, but it can leave a void in the scene which can make it feel empty. You should balance the “weight” of your subject by including another object of lesser importance to fill the space.
This is Leading Lines..
When we look at a photo our eye is naturally drawn along lines. By thinking about how you place lines in your composition, you can affect the way we view the image, pulling us into the picture, towards the subject, or on a journey “through” the scene.
This is Viewpoint..
The viewpoint has a massive impact on the composition of our photo, and as a result it can greatly affect the message that the shot conveys. Rather than just shooting at eye level, consider photographing from high above, down at ground level, from the side, front the back, from far away and close up.
This is Background..
The human eye is excellent at distinguishing between different elements in a scene, whereas a camera has a tendency to flatten the foreground and background, and this can often ruin an otherwise great photo. Thankfully this problem is usually easy to overcome at the time of shooting. Look around for a plain background and compose your shot so that it doesn’t distract or detract from the subject.
This is Framing..
The world is full of objects which make perfect natural frames, such as trees, archways and holes. By placing these around the edge of the composition you help to isolate the main subject from the outside world. The result is a more focussed image which draws your eye naturally to the main point of interest.
After we learnt all of that we went out with a partner some photos of our own! My partner was Millie. We got some pretty good ones. Here are some of them!
This is what we did with Mr Galluccio, performing to camera. One of the most important things about performing to camera is that you NEVER go on cold. By going on cold, it means that you haven’t warmed up. For our warm up we did some tongue twisters.
At the top you will find my tongue twister.
Here are some dot points that we learnt.
- Plan and know your purpose
- Rehearsal and warm-up
- Eye line to camera
Plan and know your purpose – Jot down some notes, put your ideas on a story board, write a script, who are you presenting to? Why are you presenting? Who is your audience?
Rehearsal and warm-up – Be ready and do not go on cold, breathing exercises help, voice and body warm-ups, know what you are going to say and do before filming, no scripts or prompting off camera, own your performance by spending time warming up and rehearsing.
Eye line to camera – When presenting, your eyes must line up to the camera, this helps you to connect to your audience ( Let Us Entertain You)
If you look away it may show:
- You are not prepared
- You are lying
- Limited connection to your audience