My RØDE Reel

How to get create an entry worth watching?

  • Create an account at rode.com/myrodereel
  • Research past winning entries, the web site for resources, and other creative sources for inspiration, like VideoMaker.com
  • Check out Mr. Le Duc’s VideoMaker Delicious bookmarks for great articles on the technical and creative ideas and skills development

Goal

  • Learn more about video lighting, audio for video, and video editing

Standards

Video Lighting

  • Light Coherence
  • Hard Light
  • Soft Light
  • Color Temperature
  • Studio and Field Light Levels
  • Intensity Control Through Varying Distance
  • Quartz Lamps
  • Lighting Instruments
  • Camera Lights
  • Attachments to Lighting Instruments
  • Three Point Lighting-Key/Fill/Back Light
  • Lighting Ratios
  • Back Light Intensity
  • Subject-to-Background Distance
  • Area Lighting

Audio

  • Major Microphone Designs
  • Directional Characteristics
  • Handheld Microphones
  • Positioning Handheld Mics
  • Personal Microphones
  • Mic Connectors
  • Positioning Mic Cables
  • Wireless Microphones
  • Creating the Stereo Effect
  • Audio Recording, Editing and Playback

Video Editing

  • Insert Shots
  • Cutaways
  • Thematic Editing
  • Relational Editing
  • Bridging Jumps in Action
  • Bridging Interview Edits
  • Continuity Techniques
  • Video Continuity
  • Audio Continuity
  • Shooting Angles
  • Maintaining Consistency in Action and Detail
  • Dedicated and Software-Based Editors

Product

  • Blog post with embedded video from YouTube and/or images from Flickr

Examples

Schedule

  • Week 1: Plot and Storyboard Development – April 27 – May 1
  • Week 2: Storyboard and Shot list – May 4 – 8
  • Week 3: Film – May 11 – 15
  • Week 4 Edit and Submit – May 18 – 22

Steps for Blog Post

  1. Learn about skills list for the project and create blog post titled, My 2015 Røde Reel Video Entry
    1. Create the Summary heading
    2. Create the Timeline heading
      • Create your steps schedule for the project under the Timeline heading
        • Build backwards from the last day
    3. Create Terms and Concepts heading for:
      • Video Lighting
      • Audio
      • Video Editing
    4. Create My Røde Reel Video heading
    5. Create What I Learned heading
  2. Learn about video lighting
  3. Learn about audio for video
  4. Learn about video editing

Tools

  • Canon Digital Rebel SLR camera
  • Various focal length lens: 50mm, wide angle, and telephoto lenses, etc.
  • Lighting equipment
  • Microphones
  • iMovie
  • YouTube

Resources

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