Life in a Day Project

5 Feb

For today’s class you will begin editing your own “Life in a Day” footage. You will need to import your footage from your camera and then put it in iMovie. Just as a reminder, iMovie is only compatible with .MP4 and .MOV file extensions. If your file is not compatible with iMovie, you will need to convert the footage using Zamzar.You will be expected to work with a partner to edit your “Life in a Day” footage, but each person will submit their own video. You should be prepared to present your film for feedback on Friday, 2/3.

Sample “Life in a Day” Films:
Tatiana: http://vimeo.com/30907382
Jose: http://vimeo.com/30643889
Lianna: http://vimeo.com/30377109
Dhensel: http://vimeo.com/30736494

Your final “Life in a Day” film will be graded on the following areas:

Message:
Your film has a clear message and idea of the person you have filmed. Your shots are logical and tell a story about your subject.

Footage:
The film contains interviews and other footage that shows, rather than tells, what is means to be “16.”

Film Shots:
A variety of film shots and sequence shots are utilized and included in the film. Types of film shots include: over the shoulder, establishing shot, close-up, long shot, high angle shot, point of view, etc.

Editing:
All footage is edited in iMovie, film includes transitions between clips, titles are included and relate to the footage, and music is used to create an appropriate tone and establish mood within your final film.

Class Expectations:

  • Work with your partner on your assigned unfrozen computer
  • blue bear = frozen // red bear = unfrozen
  • Transfer your “Life is a Day” footage to your desktop
  • Import your “Life in a Day” footage into iMovie:
      • Create a “New Project”: iMovie > File > New Project
      • Import your Footage: File > Import > Movies > Desktop
      • Convert files to .Mov or .MP4 if necessary: http://www.zamzar.com
  • Work with your partner to edit your “Life in a Day” footage using iMovie
  • Each person is responsible for completing one edited film
  • Your completed “Life in a Day” video should be about 3-minutes
      • Make a storyboard if useful
      • Include voiceovers, transitions, titles and music
      • Incorporate “Cultural Probes” from your subject
  • Export to desktop // upload to vimeo // post to wordpress
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12 Responses to “Life in a Day Project”

  1. Shuruq Moftah February 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    http://vimeo.com/36301762

  2. Jon-Paul Jones February 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm #
  3. katyakahl February 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Katya Kahl:
    Life In a Day

  4. David R February 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm #
  5. Jay Gregory February 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm #
  6. Sammy K-L February 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Sami’s Life In Day

  7. Julissa Bonilla February 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm #
  8. Tashira Reyes February 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm #
  9. mollysigner February 7, 2012 at 9:06 am #
  10. Kirk Pressley February 7, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Kirk Life in a day:

  11. Julissa Bonilla February 7, 2012 at 10:56 am #
  12. Alize Feal February 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

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