Video Production Project
What are we going to do today (we will get as far down the list as possible, but I do not want you to skip ahead to February 13th’s work. I believe that your brain needs time away from the activity to think about to creatively)?
1) Brainstorm ideas
Create a Google Doc (right click in your Google Drive, and select the “Google Docs” option). In your document, list as many ideas related to current social or political issues as you can; you should try to list a minimum of nine ideas.
2) Develop a minimum of three of your ideas by expressing your opinions about those current social or political issues you listed in step one. Include as much information as you can. Include (anecdotal) evidence, if you have any. Include counterarguments, if you can think of any.
3) Form groups
Determine who has video production experience (remember, confidence does not necessarily equal ability). Pick seven “team leaders” from the students with video production experience; they will pick the other members of the group.
4) In groups: create a group Google Doc, pick three of the current social or political issues you developed in step two, and collaboratively brainstorm those ideas further. Write down every opinion, and anecdote, argument, and counterargument of which your group can think.
5) Pick one idea that the group agrees is the most interesting, and research that idea.
Linear perspective: A technique of creating the illusion of depth on a flat surface. All parallel lines receding into the distance are drawn to converge at one or more vanishing points on the eye-level line.
Vanishing point: A point on the eye-level line, toward which parallel lines are made to recede and meet in perspective drawing.
Eye level: A horizontally drawn line that is even with the viewer’s eye. In landscape scenes it can be the actual horizon line, but it can also be drawn in still life.
Convergence: In linear perspective, lines that represent parallel edges of an object; these may be drawn to converge to a single vanishing point.
Foreshortening: A method of applying perspective to an object or figure so that it seems to recede in space by shortening the depth dimension, making the object or figure appear three-dimensional