Week 12

In class:
-Website group work

Assignments:
-Assignment 5: Final Project pitch due Tuesday, April 22
-****New deadline: Assignment 4: Group Video Project  due Friday, April 25 by 6 p.m.

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How to Export Video and Still Image for Video Project

In Final Cut Pro X

1. To export your video

Add Export File Destination (you only have to do this once on your computer

File>Share
>Add Destination
Drag the icon for Export File to the menu on the left
Close the window

To Export 

File>Share
Select Export File icon
Click on Settings
Set Video Codec to H.264
1280 X 720 resolution
Click Next
Save to your Desktop or other location

2. To export a still image for a thumbnail

Add Still Image Destination (again, you only have to do this once on your computer)

File>Share
>Add Destination
Drag the icon for Save Current Frame to the menu on the left
Close the window

To export your still image

File>Share
Select Save Current Frame icon
Click on Settings
Set to .jpg
Click Next
Save to your Desktop or other location

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Bozorth 132B Open Hours

Mon/Wed/Fri – 6 am-9:30 am

Tues/Thurs 6 am-8 am

Saturday and Sunday 12 pm-6pm

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Week 11

In Class
-Video editing in Bozorth 132B
-Final quiz on Thursday on chapters 10, 12 and 13

Assignments:
-Assignment 4: Group Video Project  due Thursday, April 17
-Assignment 5: Final Project pitch due Tuesday, April 22

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Revised Schedule for the Rest of the Semester

Week 11 –Tues., April 8 and Thurs., April 10
-Video editing in Bozorth 132B
-Final quiz on Thursday on chapters 10, 12 and 13

Week 12 – Tues., April 15 and Thurs., April 17
-Website work
-Assignment 4: Group Video Project  due Thursday, April 17

 Week 13 – Tues., April 22 and Thurs., April 24
-Website work
-Final Project pitch

Week 14 – Tues., April 29 and Thurs., May 1
-Final Project rough draft and raw multimedia files (audio, photo, video, etc) due
-Course review and evaluation
-Website and final project work

FINAL EXAM PERIOD – Tuesday, May 6 – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
-Assignment 5: Final Project Due
-Last day to turn in late work or revisions
-Final Editing and Posting

GRADUATION – FRIDAY, MAY 16 – Woo hoo!

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Assignment 5: Final Project

Worth 25 points

Deadlines: Each one must be met for full credit.

Tuesday, April 22 – Story pitch due. Submit preliminary research, contacts, story idea and strategy for how you are going to approach it.

Individual meeting the week of April 27– Rough draft of Final Project due. Bring it to your meeting with me.

Tuesday, May 6 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Final Project in class. This is the final exam period. No late work accepted. Whatever you turn in by the end of class is what will be graded.

Goal: AMAZE ME.

Create a compelling, professional level web feature on the Delsea Drive. You are looking for a story with characters, action, and motivation. You must be able to answer the question: Why is this story? Why is this a story that should be published now? Why is it compelling and worth sharing online?

You pick the media elements based on the story and what are the most compelling ways to present your story. You can use text, photos, audio, photo essay, audio slide show, video, map, or graphics.

You can work solo or in a team. If you have a team project, find a partner and let me know.

Your final feature should demonstrate what you have learned and skills you have gained in Online Journalism 1 and 2.

Grading Criteria:
-Quality of reporting (Did you go somewhere, meet people, and find a compelling story? All stories must include original reporting – you go somewhere, you talk to people, you learn something new)
-Quality of text or media
-Quality of editing and presentation
-Appropriate IDs of people. Full names, age, occupation or position, location.
-Strong beginning.
-Strong ending.
-Strength of profile or story. Is there an anecdote? Is there is a moment of reflection? Is this worth publishing and sharing?
-Files submitted in proper format (details TK)

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How to turn in your audio slide show

Create a folder on your desktop and name it YourLastNameA3.

In your folder, you must have four items:

1. Soundslides project folder and its contents

2. A video version of your project (saved as .m4v)

3. Pick one photo from your slide show to use as a thumbnail (.jpg, 450 X 600)

4. A word .docx with:

  • Headline hat is descriptive and engaging and uses key words
  • Your Byline
  • City or Township in all caps and hyphen to start first line of text (i.e., HAMILTON – Bob Jones, the blueberry farmer…”)
  • A three to four sentence teaser that answers the 5 Ws of your story.
  • An address associated with your story so we can post it on the map
  • If you use photos or music that you did not gather yourself, you must give credit to owner.

When you have everything in a folder, put it on a flash drive and bring it up to me.

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