Week 6 – Feb 20 and 22

PSAs:
-Summer 2017 course registration starts today. Here is a list of Journalism courses being offered this summer.
-News and info on Journalism Dept (scholarships, courses, alumni, etc) on

-Journalism open advising session – Mon, March 6, 2:00pm-4:30pm. Drop in.
-Spring break – March 13-17
-Fall 2017 registration starts March 20 for seniors

In Class:
-Assignment 1 feedback
-Very brief video editing overview. Here are tutorials for Final Cut and Adobe Premiere
-Work on In Class Assignment: #WhyJournalism video shooting and editing (Worth 4 Participation points) Due at end of class on Mon, Feb 27.
-Assignment 2: On the Street Video overview

Assignments:
-Watch and study examples of Innovative Approaches to “Person on the Street” Video
-Start working on Assignment 2: On the Street Video due before you leave for Spring Break

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Week 5 – Feb. 13 and 15

In Class:
Being 12 review
Online video tips and techniques
T5i and Rode mic intro
In Class Assignment: #WhyJournalism video shooting and editing (Worth 4 Participation points)

Assignments:
Assignment I: Event coverage due Feb. 15. (See How/where to post your post-event coverage of Assignment I: Event)

Watch some of the Innovative Approaches to “Person on the Street” Video

If you are new to video editing, spend some time with tutorials

 

Note: If you’d like to get some extra experience with video, the university library is offering to upcoming trainings:

Intro to Video Editing Workshop (Adobe Premiere)- Thursday, February 16th – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Campbell Library, Digital Scholarship Center, room 343

Intro to Shooting Video Workshop – Thursday, February 23rd – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Campbell Library, Digital Scholarship Center, room 343

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Innovative Approaches to “Person on the Street” Video

*OJA Award finalists

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Beginner video editing tutorials for Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro

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In-Class Assignment: #WhyJournalism video shooting and editing

Due Wednesday, Feb. 22
Worth 4 Participation points

Background: http://tumblr.thefjp.org/post/18208165379/survey-says-why-journalism

Download the assignment instructions (shooting and editing)

Example of end product:

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Week 4: Feb 4 and 8

In Class:
Intro to Being 12 video series (for Wednesdays reading and watching)
Reviewing basics: Headlines, featured image, formatting, and hyperlinks
Verification as Journalism
In-Class assignment on Verification (Worth 1 point)
Equipment check-out
Verification assignment review
Video teams for next week
Being 12 discussion

Assignments:
For Monday, Feb. 13
-One person from each team must reserve, check-out and bring the video equipment to class. Also bring your own headphones, SDHC card, and flashdrive.

-Read  How to make boring things interesting in video by Adam Westbrook
-Watch Being 12: Intro
-Watch Being 12: If you give a 12-year-old a phone
-Watch Being 12: What romance is like in middle school
-Watch Being 12: On race

-Work on Assignment 1: Workflow due prior to your event (No later than Feb 8.) Turn in via email. (See Assignment I: Event Workflow – What to do and how to do it)
Assignment I: Event coverage due Feb. 15. (See How/where to post your post-event coverage of Assignment I: Event)

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Video Teams for Week 5

Below are the video teams for in-class assignments next week.

One person from each group must reserve, check-out and bring the following to class on Monday.

  • T5i camera kit
  • Rode mic
  • Cannon 300 tripod (first 8 people)

In addition, each person must bring the following to class next week:

  • Headphones for editing video
  • SDHC memory card to shoot video with T5i DSLR. Class 10, 32GB recommended. (Approx. $15)
  • Flash drive or external hard drive. 32GB or more recommended. External hard drives must be formatted for Mac to be used in the lab. (Approx. $15-$70)

Video Teams:

  1. Ashleigh and Ellen
  2. Rhiannon and Summer
  3. Sarah and Lillian
  4. Cody and Sierra
  5. Robert and Essence
  6. Janay and Nicole
  7. Geneva and Brian
  8. Kelley and Shawn
  9. Aleesa and Dylan
  10. Mavish and Lauren
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Being 12 discussion

Background:
About the project – What’s the point? (start video at 1 min)
WNYC about page
12 Things to know about being 12 in New York City
Being 12 Online and on radio
Being 12 Tumblr
Being 12 YouTube
#being12 on Twitter

Homework:
-Watch Being 12: Intro
-Watch Being 12: If you give a 12-year-old a phone
-Watch Being 12: What romance is like in middle school
-Watch Being 12: On race

Discussion Questions:

Why is this a more interesting way to do “person on the street?”

What works about these videos?

What do you notice about the visuals?

What do you notice about the audio?

What question(s) do you find most interesting?

Which student(s) stands out to you? Why?

What techniques do you think the reporters may have used to conduct these interviews and get these kids to open up?

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Equipment Check Out – Spring 17

All equipment must be checked out through the CCCA Equipment Booking website.

You must reserve equipment ahead of time.

How to book and check out tutorial video

Location: Pick up journalism equipment at 6 High Street 

Spring 2017 Hours:
Monday-Friday
9:00 am-4:00pm

Most equipment — i.e., Canon T5i, Rode mic, tripod — can be checked out for seven (7) days with no online renewals (you must come back in person).

Equipment that is due over the weekend must be returned first thing Monday morning.

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Your answers to In-Class Verification Assignment

When sharing any information with the public, a journalist should seek to:

  1. Verify the information (either to “stand it up” or “knock it down”)
  2. Attribute the source of the information
  3. Inform the audience if the information is false or contradicts other sources of information

In the process of verification, a journalist should:

  1. Never add anything that was not there.
  2. Never deceive the audience.
  3. Be transparent about your methods and motives.
  4. Rely on your own original reporting.
  5. Exercise humility.

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