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Final Exam & End of Course Responsibilities
Friday, June 08th, 2012 | Author:


Parts 1 & 2 – Multiple Choice:

  1. Go to this link: ,
  2. EITHER log into QuizStar if you have an account OR sign up, then
  3. Find and register for our class P2IntroToVideo (spelled exactly like that with no spaces), Click on Classes, click on one of the two quizzes, take, and submit, then take and submit the second quiz. Move on to the editing challenges below.


Part 3 – Peace Corps PSA in Visual Communicator:

  1. Being organized counts! :) Create a folder on your USB thumb-drive called EXAMPSA.
  2. Save any and all pictures, video clips, and/or sounds to the EXAMPSA folder.
  3. Open Visual Communicator and go to FILE>SAVE AS and save this blank production to the EXAMPSA folder.
  4. Create a 30-second PSA for PSA_Peace_Corps
  5. Be sure that anything you use in the PSA is in and from the EXAMPSA folder.
  6. When done, publish to your USB EXAMPSA folder as a medium-sized Windows Media (WMV file)
  7. Your PSA must…
  • start and end with color bars
  • include a count-down after the beginning color bars and before the actual start of the PSA
  • the actual PSA (not color bars or count-down) must run for exactly 30 seconds
  • the script must align with the actual PSA imagery
  • include imagery that is appropriate, thoughtful, and meaningful for the script and topic
  • have a text slide with contact information
  • include transitions
  • include one of the background tunes provided

VIDEO countdown in blue (right-mouse click and select COPY LINK LOCATION)

BackgroundMusic_Julia’s Day (click to hear,  right-mouse click and select SAVE LINK AS to save)

BackgroundMusic_Maskagawee (click to hear,  right-mouse click and select SAVE LINK AS to save)

BackgroundMusic_Priya (click to hear,  right-mouse click and select SAVE LINK AS to save)

BackgroundMusic_Temple of the Moon (click to hear,  right-mouse click and select SAVE LINK AS to save)

BackgroundMusic_The Flux (click to hear,  right-mouse click and select SAVE LINK AS to save)

VIDEO American flag (right-mouse click and select COPY LINK LOCATION)




Part 4:

Hand in your labelled USB thumb-drive and lanyard directly to me, Ms. Vincent only after you are sure you have completed the video editing portion of the exam and it is properly stored to your thumb-drive as directed.

Thank You!


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Reminders for Exam
Monday, June 04th, 2012 | Author:

You should know:

1) The following directors directed the movie in parenthesis

David Slade (Twilight Saga Eclipse)
Rob Cohen (The Fast & Furious)
Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
Francis Ford Coppola (God Father Series)
Penny Marshall (League of Their Own)
Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino)
Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings)
Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)
Christopher Nolan (Inception)
David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express)
Shusuke Kaneko (Death Note)
George Lucas (Star Wars Episode IV)
Alfonzo Cuaron (HP Prisoner of Azakaban)
Thomas Anderson (Magnolia)
Ethan Cohen (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou)
Peter Jackson (LOTR Fellowship of the Rings)
M.Night Shyamalan (Lady in the Water)
Steven Quale (Final Destination)

2) The camera angles, shots, and movements from the first quarter of class

3) Be able to use either Visual Communicator or Windows Movie Maker to complete a video editing task. BRING IN EAR-BUDS or HEADPHONES.

4) Hand in your USB thumb drive and lanyard with the exam video project on it.

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Order of Presentations
Monday, May 21st, 2012 | Author:
  1. Stephen D (abs ex, nr, nr, nr)
  2. Amanda G
  3. Marissa Z
  4. David D (nr, nr, nr, nr)
  5. Andrew K (abs ex, nr,nr, nr)
  6. Chris N (nr, nr, nr, ab)
  7. Dalton S (nr, nr, nr)
  8. Ben G
  9. Ben P
  10. Forrest R (nr, ab, nr, abs)
  11. Caleb T
  12. Palmer P
  13. Miranda M
  14. Jasmine C
  15. Darien D
  16. Alexandra O
  17. David G(nr)
  18. Brandon S
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Who’s Who of Directors Project
Sunday, April 15th, 2012 | Author:

You are creating a presentation for your class about the director you selected. Your presentation will be in two parts, 1) PowerPoint, and 2) Word. The PowerPoint is a visual representation of the words you read from the Word document. Your presentation must meet these minimum requirements:

  • biography of the director including at least 7 bits of data/facts
  • examples and list of his/her directorial work
  • list of awards won (and/or nominations) for his/her directorial work
  • a description of the director’s style in the majority of his/her work (or at least for a popular movie of your choice)
  • links to trailers to his/her work
  • specific sites (actual web address/URL) where information came from is a valuable resource. When citing information from this site, please copy and paste the entire URL/address that directs one to the specific info you are using. You may not just have “” as a source.

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Directors Selected for Project
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 | Author:

Jasmine – David Slade (Twilight Saga Eclipse)
Darien – Rob Cohen (The Fast & Furious)
Stephen – Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
David D – Francis Ford Coppola (God Father Series)
Amanda – Penny Marshall (League of Their Own)
Ben G – Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino)
David G – Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings)
Andrew – Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)
Miranda – Christopher Nolan (Inception)
Chris – David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express)
Alexandra – Shusuke Kaneko (Death Note)
Ben – George Lucas (Star Wars Episode IV)
Palmer – Alfonzo Cuaron (HP Prisoner of Azakaban)
Forrest – Thomas Anderson (Magnolia)
Dalton – Ethan Cohen (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou)
Caleb – Peter Jackson (LOTR Fellowship of the Rings)
Marissa – M.Night Shyamalan (Lady in the Water)
Brandon – Steven Quale (Final Destination)

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Who’s Who in Directing
Monday, April 09th, 2012 | Author:

There is a little research project that you are responsible for as you complete your video productions. It is the “Who’s Who in Directing” project. Don’t panic! We will take this project one step at a time. If you’ve had me for Photography, you have an idea what this project is like… By the time this project is done, you will have a presentation for our class about a director and you will have a piece of your own work produces/edited in that director’s style.

First step: Find a director you are interested in. No one may use the same person, so have a few ready for tomorrow. I will call your names at random tomorrow, and as long as the person you say has not been said by someone called before you, you will get that person/topic. I suggest you select someone whose work you like and that you can imitate the style of… So please think carefully about how you might do that!

Lists of Famous Directors:

  1. Greatest Film Directors (according to AMC)
  2. The 100 Greatest Directors of All Time (according to a blogger)
  3. Academy Award Winning Directors
  4. Top Directors of the Last 20 Years (according to IMDb)
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Study Hall in 009
Thursday, March 29th, 2012 | Author:

Today, Thursday, March 29

Use today as a “catch-up” or study hall in our room. Look for something “new” here tomorrow!


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Detailed Storyboard for your PSA
Thursday, March 15th, 2012 | Author:

Working in your team (or alone), use this new storyboard to provide more details to your Public Service Announcement (PSA) project.

Here is a bigger storyboard to use. It gives you more writing space to describe each camera shot, movement, location, etc. Include dialog. What is going to be said (voice-over). Will there be music? Add all these details! :)

>>> storyboard_template-2 <<<


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Convert Youtube Vids to a Sound File
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | Author:

If you can access YouTube and the site below, you can get the music you need for your video projects.

How to do this from school:

  1. In Google, search for your song and YouTube (we will rock you youtube)
  2. It will bring you into YouTube, but you wont see the video. THAT IS OK. Do the following…
  3. Go to and paste and follow the directions at that site to convert it into a sound file.
  4. When it is done, download it. If you can not direct it to save to your USB thumbdrive, it should automatically save to the “My Documents ” of your computer in the “Downloads” folder (then move it to your USB thumbdrive music video folder).

IMPORTANT: When you are in Visual Communicator with your new music video project open, you will go to the “Audio” tab and navigate to your way to the sound file in your music video folder. Drag it and drop it as an action at the top of your timeline in VC. Now, arrange the text and images to align with the audio.


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Getting your VC Vids Online
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 | Author:
  1. Publish your Visual Communicator project as a WINDOWS MEDIA file,
  2. Go to
  4. Follow the instructions to get and type in the security code
  5. Go to your page and click “Source”
  6. Paste code
  7. Save
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Top 10 Grossing US Movies – Sample Files
Monday, February 13th, 2012 | Author:

The following movies are the top 10 in the US.

Rank Title USA Box Office
1. Avatar (2009) $760,505,847
2. Titanic (1997) $600,779,824
3. The Dark Knight (2008) $533,316,061
4. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) $460,935,665
5. Shrek 2 (2004) $436,471,036
6. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $434,949,459
7. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) $431,065,444
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $423,032,628
9. Toy Story 3 (2010) $414,984,497
10. Spider-Man (2002) $403,706,375

We are going to use this data and images from these movies to practice two of the software programs on our lab computers.

  1. Make a folder on your USB drive named “Top 10 Movies”
  2. Download the following images to that folder (click on picture, right-mouse click on picture, select “save image as”, navigate to your folder to save there)
  3. Open Adobe Visual Communicator and wait for further instructions…































































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