Media Management test
ATTENTION: OFFICIAL COURSE MATERIALS HAVE MOVED TO CANVAS!
ONLY TECHNICAL GUIDES WILL BE UPDATED FOR 2018-2019
This is the first, most important, and easiest test of the entire course. To successfully complete this test, you need to have everything named and saved in the correct locations.
Technical project requirements
There are only TWO requirements for this project:
- Gather 40-50 HD video shots. Every shot must be HD, shot in landscape, and at least 5 seconds long. Shots of what? Of whatever you want. We'll spend the first few days talking about what sorts of shots you might like to get, but this project is less about the shots themselves and more about learning how we manage them in this class.
- Bring all video to class by the Jan 11/12 block. How should you bring them? You may bring files on a USB drive, an SD card, an external hard drive, it doesn't matter. (Don't use Google Drive: too slow.) But you must have your files on this day. Don't have them? I'll give you files so you can still work on this day, but you'll miss your first deadline. (Sad trombone.)
During class, we'll complete the following together, which will set you up for a semester of successful media management.
- Create a folder with your name inside the Broadcast 1_2018 folder.
- Create a folder named "Lastname_Montage"
- Create subfolders called "video," "music," and "Premiere files" inside your Montage folder.
- Save at least 40 video files (.mp4 or .mov) to the "video" folder inside your project folder. Every shot must be (1) HD (at least 1280x720), (2) shot in landscape, and (3) at least 5 seconds long.
Why do we do this?
The PROJECT FOLDER is an essential media management concept in this class. If you fail to master this simple technique (which, honestly, is nothing more than remembering to do it), your life in here will be peppered with intermittent misery, as your projects will refuse to