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DMAD 476 DIGITAL FILMMAKING II
DMAD 477 DIGITAL FILMMAKING III

SPRING 2019

Monday & Wednesday 3:00PM – 5:15PM
January 14 – May 24
Lab 2-117A


Meeting 01: Mon 1/14

Syllabus review; Class structure; Introductions; HBA Assignments

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ASSIGN: 476 Panasonic 4K HC-X1000 Setup 2017SP

DEMO: Making exposure; Zoom settings; Focus; Peaking

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Shoot to Edit Project

  • Return 30 minutes before the end of class to review the project

Meeting 02: Wed 1/16

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ASSIGN: 476 Camcorder Shot Project 2019SP

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VIEW: Up in the Air (2009); Rated R for language and some sexual content; 109 Minutes

  • Character development
  • Story
  • Plot devices
  • Incidental shots
  • Editing
  • Pacing
  • Cinematography
  • Color grading
  • Acting

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King Day Jr Mon 1/21


Meeting 03: Wed 1/23

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REVIEW: Post-production specifications for Camcorder Shot Project

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DISCUSSION: 477 Screenwriting 2013FA.key


Meeting 04: Mon 1/28

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Production Day

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ASSIGN: 477 Screenwriting Project 2017SP


Meeting 05: Wed 1/30

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Camcorder Shot Project is due today

DISCUSSION: 476 Panasonic 4K HC-X1000 Audio Setup

ASSIGN: 476 Camcorder Audio Project 2019SP

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DUE: (3) Story ideas; Character wells for each character.


Meeting 06: Mon 2/4

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Production Day

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DUE: Character wells for your selected screenplay


Meeting 07: Wed 2/6

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Production Day

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Production Day


Meeting 08: Mon 2/11

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Note: Class will start at 4:00PM today.

Camcorder Shot Project & Audio Project is due today

DISCUSSION: 476:477 Crew Positions & Directing Commands

WATCH: Christian Bale Rant

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REVIEW: First draft of selected screenplay.


Meeting 09: Wed 2/13

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Note: Class will start at 4:00PM today.

ASSIGN: Campaign Promises

ASSIGN: 476 Campaign Promises Production 2019SP

ASSIGN: Campaign Promises Shot Schedule DAYS 2019SP

ASSIGN: Campaign Promises 2019SP Credits & Log Sheet

REVIEW: Crew positions; take scenario; screenplay

PRE-PRODUCTION – location scouting; camera angles; camera movements; use stand-ins.

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Note: We will meet at the Skyline View newsroom 8-110 at 3:00PM today.

JOUR/DMAD Collaborative Video Project


HOLIDAY: Presidents Day Mon 2/18


Meeting 10: Wed 2/20

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Note: Class will start at 3:00PM today.

PRE-PRODUCTION – location scouting; camera angles; camera movements; use stand-ins in 4-301 or 2-306.

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No class meeting today

Email your 2nd draft of your script


Meeting 11: Mon 2/25

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Note: Class will start at 3:00PM today.

PRE-PRODUCTION CAMPAIGN PROMISES: crew positions; crew operations; setup; teardown in 4-301 or 2-306.

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Note: Class will start at 3:00PM and end by 3:30PM.

REVIEW: 2nd Draft of screenplay

ASSIGN: JOUR/DMAD Project


Meeting 12: Wed 2/27 CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE

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Note: Class will start at 3:00PM today in 2-306.

SHOOT: Campaign Promises in 4-301 or 2-306

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Production Day


Meeting 13: Mon 3/4

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Note: Class will start at 3:00PM today in 2-306.

SHOOT: Campaign Promises in 4-301 or 2-306

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Production Day


FLEX DAY: No Class Meeting Wed 3/6


Meeting 14: Mon 3/11

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Note: Class will start at 3:00PM today.

POST-PRODUCTION – Campaign Promises: Create Premiere project folder/file; ingestion; clip logging; synchronize speech clips

SCREENING: The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

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Note: Class will start at 4:00PM today.

SCREENPLAYS: Today MaybeWhen v05Thief v03

ASSIGN: 477 Student Film Project 2017SP

ASSIGN: JOUR/DMAD Project

DISCUSSION: Directing

DISCUSSION: Pre-production – location scouting, shot list (camera angles, camera movements, lighting, & blocking), schedule/call sheet, props, costuming, crew, auditions, & casting


Meeting 15: Wed 3/13 CLASS MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR ILLNESS

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Note: Class will start at 3:00PM today.

Post-production Day – Campaign Promises:

DEMO: “Cut-away” editing.

DEMO: Ending cut

DEMO: Audio mixing

DEMO: Lumetri Color Controls

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Note: Class will start at 4:00PM today.

DISCUSSION: Auditions and Casting

DISCUSSION: Shooting schedule/call sheet

DISCUSSION: Shot list


Meeting 16: Mon 3/18

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Production Day

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Note: Class will start at 3:30PM today.

DISCUSSION: Documentary filmmaking

ASSIGN: 477 Documentary Student Film Project

DUE: Location photos; annotated script with shot list

ASSIGNMENT: Start scheduling the specific date(s) you plan on shooting.

DUE: Prop list; Crew list; Costume list

DUE: Shooting schedule/call sheet


Meeting 17: Wed 3/20

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Production Day

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Production Day


Meeting 18: Mon 3/25

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Production Day

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3:00PM – 3:30PM

Status Check


Meeting 19: Wed 3/27

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DUE: Campaign Promises

ASSIGN: Devils v01

ASSIGN: 476 Devils Project 2018FA

PRE-PRODUCTION DEVILS: location scouting; camera angles; camera movements; lighting; cue cards

LOCATION: 1-320

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Production Day


SPRING BREAK: 4/1 – 4/7


Meeting 20: Mon 4/8

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PRE-PRODUCTION DEVILS: camera angles; camera movements; lighting; cue cards

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3:00PM – 3:30PM

Status Check


Meeting 21: Wed 4/10

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PRODUCTION: Shoot Devils 1-320

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Production Day


Meeting 22: Mon 4/15

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POST-PRODUCTION: Devils – Premiere Project folder/file; ingestion; clip logging

DEMO: Script analysis for beats; Multiple sequences; L-cuts & J-cuts; Unlinking clips

DEMO: Line > Reaction > Line; “Who’s line am I hearing?’; “What do I see?”

DEMO: Editing Devils

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Meet in 2-112 at 4:00PM

4:30PM Auditions


Meeting 23: Wed 4/17

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Post-production: Devils

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4:30PM-5:15PM

Status Check


Meeting 24: Mon 4/22

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DUE: Devils

DISCUSSION: Strangers

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4:30PM-5:15PM

Status Check


Meeting 25: Wed 4/24

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Status Check/Production Day

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Status Check/Production Day


Meeting 26: Mon 4/29

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Status Check/Production Day

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Status Check/Production Day


Meeting 27: Wed 5/1

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Status Check/Production Day

Schedule Blank 2 Sided

Log Sheet 2 Sided

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Status Check/Production Day


Meeting 28: Mon 5/6

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Status Check/Production Day

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Status Check/Production Day


Meeting 29: Wed 5/8

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ASSIGN: Quiz

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Status Check/Production Day


Meeting 30: Mon 5/13

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Status Check/Production Day

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Status Check/Production Day


Meeting 31: Wed 5/15

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Screen Films

REVIEW: Quiz

All gear must be returned today

DISCUSSION: Now What?

DISCUSSION: Closing

Submit all assignments and HBA sheets.

Take your files with you. The SKYMM server and all iMacs will be purged after the last day of the semester.


Meeting 32: Fri 5/24
11:10AM – 1:40PM

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Production Day

Submit all assignments and HBA sheets.

Take your files with you. The SKYMM server and all iMacs will be purged after the last day of the semester.