Back To School – a video project

The dream sequence has been a popular visual tool since the inception of motion pictures. In a dream sequence, the videographer or filmmaker deliberately distorts the images (and often the sound as well) to create a surreal, dream-like effect.

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The Big Book of Stuff

Wards_CatalogueLike a lot of American households, ours is routinely inundated with several tons of mail order catalogues per year, only a third of which have items we’d ever actually think of purchasing.

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Don't Touch That Dial!

Could you tell a story from start to finish if you only had 60 seconds? How about 30 seconds? Impossible as that seems, TV and radio ads accomplish this 24/7.

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Sports Production Opportunities

More than ever, experience in video production is a valuable asset for young aspiring multimedia professionals to have when they graduate from college, and the Patriot League is making it happen.

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No Reservations

Indoor plumbing, free soap, bath tubs and locks on the door are amenities that we take for granted when staying in modern hotels.

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Small Talk

In 1951, a man named Joe Franklin debuted a new television program that would become the forerunner of today’s popular talk shows.

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Game Changers

Although no one was writing down rules during prehistoric times, it’s nonetheless likely that the offspring of our primitive ancestors were engaging in some sort of games (and not just to run off energy).

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On the Ballot

BallotThere’s no question that politics can be a hot-button issue in a lot of people’s lives. Whether it’s an election for student body officers or aggressive campaigns for the country’s presidency,

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Moving Day

 

Even when I was a young struggling actress, I managed to acquire a lot of “stuff” – stuff that seemed to take forever to pack and unpack whenever I moved to a new address.

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Mini-Lessons: Nat Sound

The audio in a video is just as important, if not more, than the actual video itself. Without sound, you don’t have video. You may have heard that from me before.

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HSC Top 6 Clips from 2013

Best of the best from 2013…

What an amazing year of high school broadcasting. We want to share the best clips from these events with you. Enjoy!

NOTHING BUT THE BOTTOM OF THE NET!
15 seconds left – tie game - Tyler Ulis shows why he is the best high school point guard in the country (and maybe the world). He runs down the clock, fades, fires and fills the bottom of the net with the gamewinner! watch
LATERAL OF A LIFETIME
The last play of regulation - QB Bret Mooney scrambles 25 yards and gets clobbered…but WAIT! He lateraled the ball to Josh Walker for the head-scratching game winning TD! You’ll have to watch it twice to believe it! watch
DUSABLE’S LAST STAND
Regional championship game - tie game - 20 seconds left - heavy underdog DuSable High School looks for a defensive stop and overtime. Instead, they grab the rebound, run the break and hit the game winner! DuSable wins! watch
AND IT'S…CAUGHT!
State playoffs - down by 7 - 4th and goal from the 7 - do or die - QB Tom Duddleston gets the snap, rolls right, throws for the endzone…and you’ll never believe what happens next! watch
WITH A LITTLE KISS
Sectional championship game - Down by 1 - Ball out of bounds 84 feet away - Season on the line - Marian Catholic inbounds the ball to Aston Millender, who banks in the game winning half court shot…OFF THE GLASS! OFF THE GLASS! OFF THE GLASS! watch
NO TITLE DOES THIS PLAY JUSTICE
Down by 7 - 9.5 seconds to play - 53 yards to go - QB Adam O’Malley scrambles and heaves the Hail Mary downfield. Mike Bishoff miraculously hauls in the tipped prayer, but he’s still 10 yards away. Can he score?! …it is #1, isn’t it? watch

 

 

Lost and Found

When I was in first grade at Riverside Elementary there was a Friday morning tradition called “Show and Tell” in which everyone was supposed to bring in something interesting to talk about.

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Here There be Monsters

GodzillaLike a lot of kids, I grew up thinking that monsters lived in my closet. I had no particular reason for believing this, of course, nor did I ever ponder why they could be kept so easily at bay by a Tinkerbelle nightlight, an open bedroom door and a cadre of vigilant stuffed animals.

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Weather or Not

It’s something we certainly all talk about but no one can do anything about. This month’s lesson plans revolve around the unpredictable whims of Mother Nature.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Ever since the first public school in America was established in 1635 by the Puritans, there is one thing that students can always count on hearing when they return to the classroom after three months off: “Write an essay titled ‘How I Spent My Summer Vacation’.” 

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Dance Fever


BalletclassAh, the dance! Whether you love it or loathe it, your feelings about getting on a dance floor likely derive from past experiences.

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He Said, She Said

For as many conversations as we participate in or listen to every day, capturing a similar rhythm and realism in a screenplay isn’t as easy as you’d think.

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Weather: Telling the Weather Story

We started this series off talking about the importance of a weather program in your school with the bottom line, “While other parts of your show may get stale, the weather story is constantly changing.”

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What's Cookin'?

What better way to hone your culinary skills than by inviting a master chef into your kitchen every week to personally teach you?

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Partners

Batman and Robin.
Abbott and Costello.
Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Lewis and Clark.
Penn and Teller.
Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Butch and Sundance.
Orville and Wilbur.

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The End of Everything

LightsOutGiant asteroids, annihilation by aliens, fast-spreading plagues, nuclear holocaust, global warming. As Earthlings we have quite a bit to worry about.

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Heros

When I was a teenager, I had a huge crush on Audie Murphy after watching all of his movies.

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  1. 5 Tips for Video Editing Beginners
  2. Truth Meets Fiction
  3. Working With An All Student Production Crew
  4. Reporting With Props
  5. Writing in Stereo: The Wraparound
  6. How to Group Students - Crews and Jobs
  7. Reporting Techniques - Reporting with Gestures
  8. Writing in Stereo - The Local or School Angle
  9. Imaginary Realms
  10. Reporting Using Voice
  11. Writing in Stereo - The Print to Broadcast Rewrite
  12. Imaginary Friends and Fiends
  13. LipDub 101 - Get your whole school involved!
  14. Voice Overs-What it is and how to do them well
  15. Writing in Stereo - The Voicer
  16. Reporting Techniques
  17. The Crooked Path
  18. The Phoner
  19. Let's Make a Deal
  20. Inventive Minds
  21. Meet and Greet
  22. Daniel Boone, Werewolf Hunter
  23. Good Sports
  24. Once Upon an Island
  25. Talking Heads
  26. Broadcast Advertising
  27. "X" Marks The Spot
  28. Live Broadcast Jobs
  29. Sound Effects Activity
  30. Road Trip!
  31. The Video Scavenger Hunt
  32. Storyboarding Software... even if you can't draw!
  33. Dream!
  34. All the News That's Fit to Sprint
  35. Nothing Ever Happens at Our School
  36. Let's Do Lunch
  37. Hitting all the Bases
  38. Producing Live Athletic Events with NewTek's TriCaster
  39. Family Matters
  40. Preparing for a Career in Sports Broadcast
  41. Finding Talent for Videos
  42. How to Create a Great News Story
  43. Montage: Students as Artists
  44. Music Video: Students as Rock Stars
  45. Commercial: Students as Salespeople
  46. Developing a Broadcast Voice
  47. News Report: Students as Reporters
  48. The SkillsUSA Experience
  49. Documentaries: Students as Recorders of Reality
  50. Drama: Students as Writers and Actors
  51. Educational Video: Students as Teachers
  52. Reality TV: A Training Exercise
  53. Video Projects for the Classroom
  54. Announcing? You?
  55. Hoover Book Club