MDCM 3002 Video Production Semester 1 – 2010

March 7, 2010

Welcome to MDCM3002 Video Production!

This is where we’ll be posting course notes, links, discussions, works-in-progress, final videos and all kinds of other stuff that will help you in your learning experience.

The course outline is available here

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Ken Stone’s finalCut site

March 6, 2010

Mat is posting some great stuff as usual over at the mdcm2002 blog and he’s remimnded me of Ken Stone’s great finalCut site and especially this useful article on the language of film by Michael Wohl.


Setting Up a Project in Final Cut 6

March 6, 2010

Setting Up a Project in Final Cut 6

This is a good outline of how to set up your project correctly in Final Cut. Just remember to substitute PAL formats where ever NTSC is used.


FinalCut Tutorials on youTube

April 28, 2009

Here’s a great little collection of video tutorials on youTube covering basic techniques in FinalCut Pro


Looking for a Creative Job? Throw Away the Resume

March 30, 2009

Greyscale Gorilla has an interesting take on finding a job and not that far from the truth.


The Lounge

March 19, 2009

The original brief outline for The Lounge is intentionally broad to encourage you to take what might be a simple notion and then work with it to develop a substantial and nuanced concept that will serve as the basis for your video project. The emphasis is on learning to develop a process that will help you examine your ideas, pull them apart and then reassemble them in ways that are outside of your habitual ways of thinking and working.

Use this space to post your ideas and comments on The Lounge.


Sample of combining video footage with stills

March 19, 2009

This is an example I’ve made of a video mixing photographic material with live video footage. I was given a pile of shaky hand held video and stills and told to make something with it, so I got to work in After Effects. The style is vaguely reminiscent of a diorama.