DMC2 Planning

November 26, 2009

Planning aid for S1 audio visual projects for Digital Media Computing level 5

The object of this exercise is to concentrate on the audio layers within a movie. To do this you are going to work with some still images and imagine the sounds that you would hear within the scene. In this case use three cards from the Mars Attacks bubblegum card set.

Pick card scenes that are going to allow you a lot of scope to create a densely layered soundtrack. Remember there are three basic layers in a soundtrack

Sound Effects

Insert your choice of cards into a word document and write about what you think would be heard within the scene. This becomes your plan for sourcing and editing your audio sample files

As usual, create a project folder to keep all your files in and then create a project in Premier Pro. Create three scenes on the timeline each lasting approximately 20 seconds. Include titles and credits. Export your final movie in DV AVI format.


Framing – Rule of Thirds

September 22, 2008

Grid method for composing and framing a shot.

Wikipedia definition

An image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines


Find 3 different examples of the use of the Rule of Thirds in a photograph or video. Present your findings in an appropriate manner such as paper print out or a video playlist.

Own movie project 1

September 16, 2008

Project output

  • Brief
  • Movie treatment
  • Storyboard
  • File Log
  • 3 minute movie


  • Prepare brief, treatment and storyboard paperwork
  • Plan, shoot, edit and publish your movie on the web


Previous students work

Camera Shots

September 12, 2008

An object filmed at different scales can take on different meanings which can help tell the story and adds visual variation.

Extreme Long shot

Scale of objects is small, crowd of people or landscape would fill the frame.

Often used as an establishing shot

Eg College from Asda car park

Long Shot

Framing in which a human would fill height of screen

Scale of object is small allows people to move around within the frame

Eg Shot from bus stop of students crossing at traffic lights. People in a line

Medium Long Shot

Object is 4 of 5 feet high in the frame, people cut off at knees

Eg – two people having a conversation
People entering and leaving a building

Medium Close Up

A framing in which the scale of the object shown is fairly large; a human figure seen from the chest up would fill most of the screen.

Eg – People sitting at a table or couple kissing or talking

Close Up

Framing in which object is relatively large, persons head or similar sized object fills the screen

Eg Someone smoking, working at a computer – looking at something off screen

 Extreme Close Up

Scale of the object is very large in the frame usually part of a body or as small object

Eg Hands at a keyboard, or eyes


1 Use a still camera to create examples of the above

Edit and present your images with headings using word processor or presentation software

2 Use video camera to create examples of above

Capture and edit your shots in premier along with titles introducing each shot.


Yale Fim Analysis


Video Acquisition projects

September 10, 2008

Dis-information film exercise 1

Dis-information film exercise 2

Composition exercise based on Camera Shots and Rule of Thirds

Own movie project