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             Project 5B: Digital Literacy Mini-documentaries        

    Documentaries attempt to represent reality rather than tell a fictional story.
     
    Documentaries are essentially nonfiction film.

    In this project, students work in teams to create a mini-documentary: identifying the theme, audience, and goals for a particular topic.

    Within each team, students manage tasks from a particular filmmaking role perspective. In the process of making a mini-documentary, students learn to create advanced motion and color effects, use picture-in-picture effects, learn audio-editing techniques, and compose a musical score. Finally, each team will present their film in a student film festival.

    Project guidelines:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Some resources to help create compelling Documentaries:


    Instructions to Transfer Videos from Camcorder to Class Folder:

    • On Camcorder:
    • Connect camcorder & PC with USB cable
    • "USB Connect" on Touch Screen
    • On Computer:
    • If Autoplay pops up, select "Removable Disk E"
    • If not, Click Folder on Startbar, then select Removable Disk E"
    • Double-Click on MP_ROOT Folder
    • Double-Click on 100PNV01 Folder
    • Newest Movies are at the bottom
    • Highlight files you want to copy (use CTRL+Click to select multiple files)
    • Right-Click Copy
    • Click on Media Arts # (E: or F:) Drive (Below Computer in left panel)
    • Double-Click on your Class Folder
    • Right-Click Paste (or CTRL-V)

     

     

    TO CONVERT MUSIC or VIDEO:
    To convert YouTube music/videos into mp3 (audio) or wmv (video) format:
    Use #1) convertfiles.com
     or #2) savefrom.net

    Tutorials to use each of these sites are below

    convertfiles.com:       savefrom.net:
                  

     


    To turn in your project, Export Your Movie:

    • Click once on the "Program Monitor" window (top right preview window)
    • File
    • Export
    • Media
    • Export Settings (upper right):
      • Format: Windows Media
      • Output Name: ## Color Class, Mini-Doc Title, Group # (Save in: Media Arts Drive / Your Class Folder )
    • Source Range (lower left): Entire Sequence
    • Export