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Final Project Evaluation

Linked below is a copy of the Final Evaluation for your Final Project, just in case you lose the one I gave in class.


Final Project – Music Video

Your final project is to create a music video. A couple of things to remember:

  • This is not supposed to be a “live band” type music video. This is supposed to be a music video that illustrates the concept/story that is in the lyrics.
  • No musical instruments are needed at all.
  • Minimum length of 3 minutes, maximum length of 5 minutes.
  • Songs must not have profanity or offensive lyrics in them – Use your common sense. If you have any doubt about the song, then your gut is probably right – it’s not good material for a project.
  • Full storyboard is due on Wednesday. We may have some time to work on them Monday and Tuesday, but not for the whole class on either day.


Below are digital copies of the assignment sheet and the storyboard sheet:


Video Portrait Evaluation

Here is a digital copy of the Video Portrait Evaluation, just in case:


New Project: Video Portrait

Today we introduced our next assignment. Below is the handout, as well as several examples from one of my favorite YouTube Channels. Tonight you need to write a proposal about who you want to film, what makes them so special, and how you are are going to film them. Plan on starting the filming process over break, but footage will not be actually due until the Thursday after we come back, because our current PSA projects are not due until that Wednesday. I just didn’t want you to lose any good filming time over break. Click the link below to see the examples and download the handout.

But before you do that, I also wanted to say something about the project – I really love the idea of this project, because it is a chance for you to do a piece of artwork on a person that you think highly of. someone that you admire. Someone who has overcome obstacles. Someone who has a unique outlook on life, and has unique talents. That person may be 16 years old, or they may be 80 – but I know that you know someone that you admire because of what they do and how they live their life. Think about how you can tell their story to the world using video as a medium. As you start to narrow down your choices, think about WHY people might want to know more about this person. If you can answer the WHY, you probably can find the story.

And if you’re not sure about who you would want to film, think about the person in your life that is the most influential, and WHY they affect the people around them so much. That should help you get started on a video about that person, their talents, and how their skills affect the people/world around them.

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Storyboarding Your Commercial

This weekend you need to “storyboard” your first commercial/PSA, or the first 30 seconds of your 1-minute project.  Remember, this is a PLAN for where you are going to put your camera, as well as a DESCRIPTION of the action of your project.  Below are a few videos about storyboarding that I like, and I also have attached the storyboarding sheet, in case you run out. And please excuse Sir Ridley Scott’s excessive cigar smoking: He’s a Brit.