Video Production Project
Continue from where you left off on February 10th. Once you have researched your idea, and thought of it from as many different angles as possible, develop a script from your opinions and the information you obtained through research.
Your script should include:
Is your video going to depict a soliloquy, where one person talks to themselves or is it a conversation between multiple people; or does the dialogue represent narration, or will your video use a combination of dialogue and narration? Either way, you will likely have to include dialogue in order to relay information to your audience, and characters to relay that information.
Your options for real world settings are limited to the classroom or the quad area just outside of the classroom, but that shouldn’t limit your imagination. Describe, in words, the setting you will see through the camera, in as much detail as you can. You are going to be expected to include a minimum of five shots in your scene; you need to describe the setting for each shot.
This is the journey of your script. How are you going to introduce your characters and your topic? You will need to explain your topic to your audience. Imagine that your audience knows nothing about your topic, and begin from there. Once you have introduced your topic, you will need to explain and defend your opinion. How will you conclude? Your script must have a solid conclusion; it cannot just end.
Things to keep in mind: Your video needs to include a minimum of five shots. Your video should be between two-and-a-half and five minutes long with minimal silence.
Rules for your script: Use the “grandmother rule”; if you would feel embarrassed to show the script to your grandmother (or a grandmother type figure in your life), you need to re-write your script. There is a fine line between what is acceptable and what is not. Err on the side of uncontroversial.
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