MDCM3002 Video Production – FinalCut Studio Class

Week by week workshop guide

4-6pm  Wednesday, Webster Bld, Room 136C


Week 1 March 11

Looking at samples, begin thinking about your project. Module overview, software and equipment tools.

Week 2 March 18

Sketch Presentations + Camera Skills Workshop

Hands on camera workshop; white balance, menus, exposure, framing, composition, tripod, hand held, shooting for the edit.

Week 3 March 25

Introduction to Final Cut Pro

Editing and time line operations, work flow, basic project and data management.

Week 4 April 1

Video Editing in Final Cut Pro Cont.

Editing to build a sequence of shots, adding transitions, Audio

Week 5 April 8

Final Cut Pro – Special FX

Using filters, titling, exporting video.

Project Proposal Due

EASTER 10th-19th April, 2009

Week 6 April 22

Introduction to Compositing and Effects

Working with multiple layers of video, adding effects

Week 7 April 29

Audio Tools for video

Working with Soundtrack Pro, audio formats

Week 8 May 6

DVD Studio Pro  – Authoring

DVD Studio Pro interface, preferences and tools, video codecs and compression.

Week 9 May 13

Proof of Concept Presentations
+  Developing motion menus for your DVD
* Sign up for a project consultation time for 20th May
Proof of concept due

Week 10 May 20

Project Consultations
This week there will be scheduled one-to-one consultations.

Week 11 May 27
Tailor-made class
This class will cover any project specific issues uncovered during the project consultations.

Week 12 June 3
Final Project Refining
Bring your final draft and any problems you may have along to class.

Final Project Delivery

Monday 22nd June


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