Digital Media – Unit 7

Learning Outcomes

  • Define digital video terms
  • Video Interview instructor
  • Create video
  • Edit video
  • Prepare image for animation

To Do List

  1. Read Chapter 7
  2. Watch lecture video
  3. Complete assignment
  4. Complete exploration project
  5. Post exploration image and sound file

Reading

  • Chapter 7

Videos

Lecture video

Discussion

None for this unit.

Assignments

Creating a video interview

Summary: Compile a video interview using Moviemaker (or other video editor).

Total Points: 100

  1. Use your webcam or video recorder to create a video of the five questions you used in Chapter 5. (4 points each question).
  2. I will create a video file using my answers to your questions from the audio interview and make it available for you to download in Blackboard.
  3. Use Moviemaker or other video editor and copy and paste my video answers into your video questions file (4 points each answer correctly placed).
  4. Add a title screen to your video (10 points) and add transitions between each question. (2 points each)
  5. Upload your video to youTube. (5 points)
  6. Add your video to our class social network (10 points), add a description (10 points) and a tag labeled “sp14dm7a”. (5 points)
  7. Have others rate your interview. You will need at least 10 ratings to get these points. (2 points for each star)
  8. Submit your movie file to Blackboard.

Exploration 3

Using the Green Screen

Summary: In this assignment you will take a picture of an action figure against a green background and prepare it for a video. Green screens are often used for indoor shots and blue screens are often used for outdoor shots. Watch the assignment video before you begin.

Total Points: 100

Instructions:

  1. Take a picture of an action figure against a green background (10 points). You can borrow one of your child’s figures, one from your childhood, or pick one up really cheap at Dollar Tree. I just tacked a green piece of construction paper up. Make sure the whole figure is surrounded by green.
  2. Open the image with GIMP and crop the image like the example. (10 points)kirk1small
  3. Scale the image width to 640 pixels. Keep the aspect ratio and do not stretch the image. (10 points)
  4. Scale to a resolution of 72. (10 points)
  5. Save the image in the PNG format. (5 points)
  6. Use GIMP to remove the green by using the Fuzzy Select tool  and the Eraser tool see assignment rubric for how these points are awarded.  (20 points)
  7. Set the threshold around 35 after selecting the Fuzzy Select tool and delete the selection.
  8. Use the eraser tool to clean up the image (see example).kirk1clean
  9. Save the image under a new name as a PNG file. (5 points)
  10. Add your image to our class social network (10 points), add a description (5 points) and a tag labeled “sp14dm7b”. (5 points)
  11. Have others rate your interview. You will need at least 10 ratings to get these points. (2 points for each star)
  12. Submit your original green screen image and the clean photo to Blackboard.

Here is an example of my image animated using Crazytalk Animator. Animation of the character is not required but I wanted to show you what you could do with your character.

Exam

Login to Blackboard and take the unit 7 quiz.

5 Responses

  1. For exploration 3, point number 12… I can’t figure out how to add both files to the assignment submission page. What am I missing?

    • Keep clicking the Browse button to add additional files. Click Submit once all files have been attached. Or…you could ZIP all files and submit the ZIPped file.

  2. I just rewatched the video…we have to have an audio file turned in as well?!

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