Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Abobe's Revised Digital Video Curriculum - Free

Adobe has released a revised version of their Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production. It is updated for CS4.

The Digital Video project-based curriculum develops career and communication skills in video production, using Adobe tools. You can use the Digital Video curriculum in career and technical education courses as well as courses involving video use in academic courses.
You can also still download the CS3 version of the curriculum.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Austin High Video Handouts

Gil Garcia from Austin High teaches a several video classes: CTE Digital Filmmaking
Intro to TV/FILM, Field Production (K-AHS 1) Studio Production (K-AHS 2). On the RTND list, he offered up his lesson on firewire.
It's not enough to say, "everyone listen to me! never plug in a firewire...."

I devote a whole class to firewire and most importantly the dangers of firewire (sounds like a psa). Feel free to download that pdf lesson off my website, click on the "handouts" section on the left.

You can find a collection of his materials, including the firewire lesson on his Handouts link. You can find an archive of past K-AHS shows.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

TV News Behind-the-Scenes Video

This clip from YouTube provides a nice introduction to the broadcast news work flow.

You convert this video into a QuickTime or WMV file by using

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tools & Utilities for Filmmakers - Free

Dependent Films has a web page with a bunch of useful tools and utilities for filmmakers. There are a number of script writing templates for Microsoft Word. There are PDFs of talent and location releases, shot list, etc. There are also Excel templates for a number of things including call sheet, daily continuity log, and easy script break down.