How do we convey feeling?
For this six weeks, we’ll be primarily using Photoshop. In the new version of Photoshop CS6, Video has been added to its capabilities (albeit it was already available in previous versions if you had the extended nversion). They also made a lot of upgrades to what you can do with video in PS. Photoshop, most of the time, however is not used for video, and what you can do with it has a very broad range of applications.
Photoshop must be utilized for a significant portion of your video.
As you research, you should be thinking about what you want to do. That is, preparing your pitch. By the end of next class, you should have a pitch ready, and by the start of November, I’m asking for your script and storyboard. I will provide you with a template for your storyboard.
In experimental video, a two column script is more common and appropriate. Essentially, a two column script has two columns, one for the audio and one for the visual. This allows better description of what the visuals should look like for each scene. These are often used in short productions, including commercials.
Of course, you can present your pitch, storyboard, and script to me earlier if you have them done early, and you probably shouldn’t wait until the November 2nd to start thinking about filming.
You can see the Criterion by which IB looks at technology projects at any time here. So, to get maximum points on the second part (Design), IB states the following should be fulfilled.
“A range of feasible designs are generated. Each design is evaluated against the design specification. Chosen design is justified by fully and critically evaluating it against the design specification.”
So, what exactly, does this mean? Let’s break it down.
“A range of feasible designs are generated.”
Essentially, have a couple different possible end products to discuss.
Each design is evaluated against the design specification.” Evaluate how well your design meets specified criteria for the end product.
“Chosen design is justified
by fully and critically evaluating it against the design specification.”
Explain why you chose the design you intend on creating
, and defend it by critically evaluating how it meets specified criteria.
At various times during the year, you will have other options. This six weeks, you have two other options.
The first option is working with Ms. McKend on an IB Video.
The second option is creating and submitting a video entry into the Reflections Contest.