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  1. 11/08/05 Noise Really Great

  2. The Menu 11/8/05 • History of NLE • Background of Video Production Workflow • Related Concepts and Terms • Why we are not using Premiere • Windows Movie Maker Slideshow

  3. Brief History of Video Editing • Linear Editing - Video Post Production prior to Computers • Physically cutting tape/film, reassemble into final product • Non-Linear Editing (NLE) – Computer software based film, video editing • Footage & Assets captured/imported into computer • Editing, transitions, effects are achieved with extreme ease compared to linear editing • Examples of NLEs – AVID, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker

  4. Soup to Nuts • Complete Workflow • Pre-Production • Production • Post Production • Once project concept is determined…

  5. Pre-Production • Planning Phase • Determine location • Secure Permits (if needed) • Assemble Crew • Producers, Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Engineer, Camera Operator(s) • Compile Equipment List • Light, Camera, Accessories (cables, batteries, adapters, tape, etc) • Create Production Day Schedule • Crew and Talent members need at specific times

  6. Production • Day of Event/Shoot • Reference Equipment List / Double Check gear • Setup at Location • Shoot! • Different for every event or project

  7. (Non-Linear) Post Production 1 • Capture/Import materials onto computer hard drive • Video files are vary is size but are generally HUGE, it varies by compression setting • Uncompressed DV - 1 GB for roughly 5 minutes • Varies widely, HD content uses MUCH more space • Organize materials into Folders • Video Footage • Still Images/Graphics • Audio

  8. (Non-Linear) Post Production 2 • Import materials into NLE program (i.e. Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker) • Edit material together into finished product • Apply titling graphics, special effects • Export to tape (digital or analog), encode for DVD or web presentation formats

  9. Fundamentals • Camera Operation • Framing • Editing • Graphics, Transitions & Titling • Digital Video Standards • Encoding for the Web • CODECS

  10. Camera Operation • Focus • Iris (Exposure) – control light levels • White Balance – a camera feature which determines what actual white is in any given lighting condition • Framing – position of subject in picture

  11. Framing • Composition • Three Basic Shot Descriptions • Close-Up • Medium Shot • Wide Shot • Head Room

  12. (Non-Linear) Editing • Different Styles chosen for “feel” of final product • Continuity – telling a linear story • Full Football game • Sitcom • Montage – compilation of fragments • Music Video • Football game highlight reel • The Art of the Edit • Different methods of assembling footage to convey the mood you envision

  13. Graphics, Transitions, Titling • Graphics – Computer generated slides or motion which are added in the edit to enhance production quality • Transitions – when editing from one clip to another • Video • Straight Cut • Dissolve • Wipe • Audio • Straight Cut • Cross Fade • Fade in/Fade Out • Titling – adding text on top of your video images

  14. Digital Video Standards • Frame Size • NTSC Standard – 720 x 480 (pixel resolution) • Other common sizes: 320 x 240 ; 240 x 180 • Can be anything, will vary depending on final delivery • Frame Rate • Number of frames per second that gives the illusion of motion from multiple still images

  15. Encoding for Web • Main Objective • Make video file size as small as possible while maintaining reasonable image quality in order to facilitate internet delivery • Methods for achieving smaller file size: • Reduce Frame Size • Reduce Frame Rate • Key Frames • Streaming vs. Progressive Download

  16. Popular CODECs • CODEC =Compression/Decompression • Proprietary • Windows Media Player (.wmv) • QuickTime (.mov) • Real Media Player (.rm) • Public • AVI • MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4

  17. Take a Break…BUT…While You Wait… • Make sure all your assets are in your “ex4” folder on your computer • Recommended: • Create a folder for images and one for audio INSIDE your exercise 4 folder • If you don’t have an MP3 for audio, I posted a couple here. • If you don’t have any images to use, here are a some you can use for today’s class, but NOT for EX4.

  18. Premiere – What you need to know • Premiere does not work well in the Lab, these computers cannot handle the processor intensive work that full function NLE programs require • We are going to use Windows Movie Maker, although limited in functionality, it is good introduction • If you are working on a mac, “iMovie” is very similar to Windows Movie Maker • BUT, if you want to download and explore Premiere at home, here is the link: http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jsp#product=98 • Last semester’s Lecture 9 has Premiere instructions

  19. Before We Start • You MUST: • Get your files (mp3 and images) in your EX4 folder before starting • EX4 folder should contain: • 1 folder with all images you are going to incorporate • 1 folder with all audio files you are going to incorporate • This is where you will save everything associated with this video project

  20. Open Windows Movie Maker • Start > All Programs > Windows Movie Maker • You should see the interface above

  21. Import You Assets (1/2) • Save your Project before importing anything (I didn’t do it in the screen shot and I was wrong) • Click on “Import Pictures” • Navigate to your “EX4” folder

  22. Import You Assets (2/2) • Choose your “images” folder within • Select all images - Shift+click to get them all • Click import • Do the same for your audio

  23. What You Should See • After importing your audio and video you should see thumbnails of everything you imported. • If you DON’T - make sure the “Collections” drop down menu is selected

  24. Video Effects • In the drop down menu in the center, you will notice 2 other choices: • Video Effects • Video Transitions • In addtion to the “Collections” option • The Video Effects options will apply an effect to you movie clip or image in the timeline. • Don’t get too carried away

  25. Video Transitions • The Video Transitions will apply a transition between 2 movie clips or images in your timeline • Again, don’t use 47 different effects, it will just look silly.

  26. Add assets to Timeline (1/2) • To make your movie, you need to add assets to the Timeline. • There are two views of the Timeline: • Timeline (Shown) or Storyboard • Audio can only be added in Timeline view. • You can switch between the 2 at any time\

  27. Add assets to Timeline (2/2) • To add anything to the time line: • DRAG AND DROP! • To add an effect or transition: • DRAG AND DROP! • To add an image: • DRAG AND DROP • To add a Title: • DRAG AND DROP

  28. Adding a Title or other Text • NOTE: You can also make graphics/titles in Fireworks and import them like images • Under 2: Edit • You will see screen shot at right • Select what you want to make and click on it

  29. Opening Title • Every great piece of cinema magic has a wonderful title, and your pieces will be no different • Fill in the text you want in the box on the left. • Notice the “More Options” • Change the title animation • Change the text font and color If I get anything that looks like the one above I will return them with a 0. No blue background And boring san-serif font, you must stylize your title

  30. Opening Title - Font and Color • Change the Font and Color • You can get as creative as you like and can make the text as crazy as you like

  31. Opening Title - Animation • When you have the colors and Fonts the way you like them, you need to decide on a cool animation to bring this all to life. • Test out all the options in the list, a preview will play in the window on the right. • When you have it how you like it, click “Done, Add to movie”

  32. Saving the Movie 1 • Save your source file first. File > Save Project • Then save the movie out, this of this as File> Export in Fireworks • File > Save Movie File

  33. Saving Movie 2 • Choose “My Computer” on the first screen of the wizard • Click Next

  34. Saving Movie 3 • Enter a descriptive name for your movie • Choose the location to save your movie - this should be inside your EX4 folder • Click ok and next

  35. Saving Movie 4 • On the movie settings slide, choose: • High Quality video (small) from the “Other Settings” option • Make sure the settings details look the same as the screen shot to the right • Click NEXT

  36. Saving Movie 5 • The movie will now be rendered out, this may take a few minutes, depending on the speed of the computer.

  37. Saving Movie 6 • You should see this screen when you have finished rendering • Click “Finish” • You now have a Windows media movie file, that is 320 x 240 in your Ex 4 folder that you can watch and share

  38. NEXT WEEK • Individual Meetings, we can talk about whatever you like, each student gets 10 minutes with me • Meetings will go from about 5:00 - 7:50, 9:10 - 10:30 • From 8-9pm next week we will meet as a class to go over embedding a video player in a webpage • The lab will be open for you to work on your EX4 or your final projects