12 March 2015

UPDATE: 12 MAR 2014

Since we will not be meeting in class for our Friday session, I would like each of you to watch the assigned TEDTalks (see below) and create two detailed outlines. We will discuss these outlines next week.

The first outline will focus on the rhetorical framework of the TEDTalk. I want you to plot (with time-stamps) the movements of the speaker's argument. Please be as granular as possible when delineating the presentation. By this, I mean, I expect you provide specific information on a minute-to-minute (if not second-to-second) basis. I do not want you to simply write: Intro, Body, Conclusion.

The second outline will focus on editing techniques. Specifically, I want you to document every single cut in the video with time-stamps and the type of shot. Here are some terms that will help you when creating this second outline.

Close-up: a very close look at the subject. Establishes tension or mystery. Also called a “tight” or “detail” shot. 
Mid-range shot: the most common shot, the mid-range shot shows interaction between characters. 
Long shot: also “establishing shot.” Sets the scene, establishes context, sets the mood. 
Camera angle: high, low, and level. Establishes point-of-view. Looking up at or down onto your subject carries huge meaning and can give a scene greater depth. 
Frame: this term has two meanings: First it’s a single still image that describes the smallest unit of a motion picture. Or second, it’s the way in which the content is laid out in the camera’s field of view. In this context the second definition applies. 
Tilt: the camera tilts up and down. 
Pan: the camera moves from side to side. Done slowly, this is a great way to set a scene and involve the viewer. 
Zoom: the camera zooms into or out of a scene. The speed of the zoom has a major effect on the feel of the scene. 
Move: moving across or zooming on a still image. Also known as the “Ken Burns” effect. 
Tracking shot: the camera follows its target. 
Dolly shot: also “crane shot,” “arc shot,” etc. The camera physically moves in relation to the subject, quite often on some type of mechanical conveyance.

Section 10, please watch the following video:

Section 13, please watch the following video:

Section 15, please watched the follwing video: