What works for still photography also works for video production.
These guides, adapted from two articles posted on FStoppers.com, introduce and give examples of the most common rules of composition that you'll encounter. Even though the articles are written with still photography in mind (even though there's a compilation video of Wes Anderson clips and his love of center compositions), the rule still apply to video, since video is simply a fast-moving collection of still images. Once you read through these guides, you'll begin to notice just how much of what we see on a daily basis is dominated by simple rules such as the Rule of Thirds of the Golden Ratio.
Everyone now has a textbook, so everyone can begin their weekly reading assignments. Remember, the way I have the reading assignments broken up is just a suggestion. You can read all of it in the first week if you'd like, or you can read a chapter or two a week over the course of 4 weeks, as I had suggested. Regardless of how you do it, just remember that the week before the test you'll get a study guide on Monday and will have your test on Friday.
Since we're getting started a little late, your first weekly video assignment will not be due until next Friday (8-29-14). Remember that even though you have been assigned to groups, each of you still have to turn in (5) 5-second films.
We're basically going to double up on all of your assignments (meaning you'll have both a reflection and critique due next week), so kept that in mind when planning your schedule for next week.
Weekly Video Assignment 1
DVP I Weekly Video Assignment
1. 5 Second Film
Have you ever seen a micro story, such as a Vine, that tells a story in 6 seconds? For this assignment, I'd like you to create (5) 5 second videos. Your total run time will actually be about 10 seconds, because you need to include a title at both the beginning and the end of the video.
Vimeo Video School Weekend Challenge: 5 Second Film
The Most Popular Man in the World
But I Never See Him Eat