Sophronia Shows : Sat Aug 23 & Th Sept 11

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Every Alfred Hitchcock Cameo

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10 famous editing moments...

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Set of Six / Visual Narrative Short Films

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This spring, UMD Acting for the Camera students and Visual Narratives filmmakers collaborated to create short video projects, each integrating a glass from this set. Scenerios were brainstormed, locations scouted, characters invented, scripts developed. Six teams went into production, shooting 6 different scripts, each featuring at least 2 actors in speaking roles. Each story varied in choice of setting, character conflicts, mood and genre. Each filmmaker edited a unique cut of their project. Music students created original compositions used in sound tracks for many of these shorts. Duluth locations included the Glensheen Mansion, the Duluth Depot, and the Tweed Museum of Art.

Links to the SET of SIX shorts on Vimeo can be posted here:

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

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The Story of Film: An Odyssey
covers the history of world cinema, from the 19th century into the digital age.

Select an Episode and watch on Netflix streaming
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Story_of_Film_An_Odyssey/70261400?trkid=439131
Episodes
1Birth of the Cinema2The Hollywood Dream3The Golden Age of World Cinema4The Arrival of Sound5Post-War Cinema6Sex & Melodrama7European New Wave8New Directors, New Form9American Cinema of the 70's10Movies to Change the World11The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream12Fight the Power: Protest in Film13New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia & Latin America14New American Independents & The Digital Revolution15Cinema Today and the Future

The Power of Film

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Some TED talks about cinematic storytelling

Playlist: The power of film
12 talks · 3h 12m · Curated by TED
http://www.ted.com/playlists/66/the_power_of_film


Andrew Stanton:
The clues to a great story
TED2012 · 19:16 · Filmed Feb 2012
http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story#

Panasonic Lumix GH3: Tips

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The White Balance, ISO and Exposure Compensation buttons are located on the handle, as is the front dial, which is used to navigate through menu features and select exposure parameters. When you select any of the three buttons, you can either navigate by using the touch screen or the dials atop or on the back of the camera.

Hint: To quickly select white balance, choose one of the manual WB settings, aim at a pure white, grey or black object in the scene, and press Select White Set on screen. Then hit the Menu/OK button, and your white balance is set.

Manual Video with GH3 camera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKZVDMsMsCw

More GH3 video tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrLBJV4ttp0

The Bechdel Rule

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One of the most enduring tools to measure Hollywood's gender bias is a test originally promoted by cartoonist Alison Bechdel in a 1985 strip from her "Dykes To Watch Out For" series. Bechdel said that if a movie can satisfy three criteria -- there are at least two named women in the picture, they have a conversation with each other at some point, and that conversation isn't about a male character -- then it passes "The Rule," whereby female characters are allocated a bare minimum of depth...

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Alison Bechdel's 1985 'The Rule' comicstrip

The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood's Exclusion of Women
By WALT HICKEY
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-dollar-and-cents-case-against-hollywoods-exclusion-of-women/

2015 Sundance Short Film Challenge

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Attention aspiring filmmakers:
Here's a chance to make a short film about people overcoming poverty.

5 entries will be featured at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival: http://b-gat.es/1gfJ29x

Create a unique, compelling, and personal Short Film that explores an empowering person or an optimistic story about individuals and communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combatting disease, or improving health.Your Short Film can be narrative fiction or documentary, imaginative, unorthodox, daring or simple -- the style and structure are completely up to you but you must touch on economic inequalities.

Music in Cinema

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Walter Murch

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What is the future of film?

...a master of picture editing and sound design, Murch has worked with, among others, director Francis Ford Coppola on such cinematic milestones as The Conversation, The Godfather I, II and III, and Apocalypse Now.
from:
"Walter Murch: From The Godfather to the God Particle"
http://filmmakermagazine.com/84549-walter-murch-from-the-godfather-to-the-god-particle/#.UwtgxvRdWTI

Walter Murch on Editing:
http://youtu.be/WcBpXLNmS3Q

Tutorials on Lynda.com

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There is so much good support for your learning online.

Please make sure to do at least 8 hours of Lynda.com training over the semester.
UMD users will log in using their University Internet ID and password in order to access training videos available on lynda.umn.edu. Lynda.com's vast library is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and contains thousands of professional-grade Windows and Mac video tutorials.
Use your UMD log in to Lynda training tutorials:

Video Tutorials > Learn about videography and motion graphics, including tutorials on storyboarding, color correction, lighting, and video editing in After Effects, Premiere Pro, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro.
http://www.lynda.com/Video-training-tutorials/78-0.html

Photo composition
http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Photo-Assignments-tutorials/Foundations-of-Photography-Composition/80299-2.html

Project Imagination / a model for collaboration

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Project Imaginat10n launched with a photo contest, inviting the masses to interpret 10 storytelling themes through photography. After receiving tens of thousands of submissions, the 91 winning photos were announced. Then, the 5 Celebrity Directors and 5 Film Contest Winners each chose 10 photographs, one from each theme, to inspire their films. Watch them all here...
https://www.longliveimagination.com/
http://screen.yahoo.com/projectimagination/

David Bordwell on Constructive Editing

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Sundance Film Fest > New Frontier

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Movies to catch on Netflix

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http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/996252/movie-list-must-watch-films-you-might-have-missed
Movie List: Must-Watch Films You Might Have Missed
by BLOUIN ARTINFO 01/01/14 7:59 AM EST


"Frances Ha" - Directed by Noah Baumbach


"To the Wonder" - Directed by Terrence Malick


"Something in the Air" - Directed by Olivier Assayas

Short Films + Online Posting?

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http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2013/05/31/list-of-festivals-and-online-eligibility/
Short films and online posting / film festival eligibility...

and more interesting stuff on Short of the Week
http://www.shortoftheweek.com/films/

Open Culture > Free movies online

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Red Parasol Projects on Vimeo

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THE RED PARASOL PROJECT
University of Minnesota Duluth digital art students collaborated with acting students in Spring 2013. The unifying constraint: each short video project needed to integrate a Red Parasol. Five project storylines went into production, each featuring 2-3 student actors from UMD's Acting for the Camera class. Each production team also included 3 students from our Digital Filmmaking class. Each small crew needed to cover all the pre-production concept development and location camerawork for their production. Students took turns directing shots and covering various tasks on location in Duluth. Each filmmaking student edited their own version of the Red Parasol Project, using the characters, settings, storyline and video captured by their small team. The resulting 15 short films were screened at our final exam.

KendraJaeger Final April from Kendra Rae on Vimeo.



More RED PARASOL PROJECTS ON VIMEO

APRIL

April by Kendra Jaeger
http://vimeo.com/66408024

April by Missy Smetana
https://vimeo.com/66374794

April by Bethany Bourgoin
http://vimeo.com/66431936


ANAMNESIS
Anamnesis by Ryan Holmquist
http://vimeo.com/66344221

Anamnesis by Sam Hagen
http://vimeo.com/66301516

Anamnesis by Vivian Otoo
https://vimeo.com/66562275

MYSTERY MAN
The Mystery Man by Brady Roy
https://vimeo.com/66262320

The Mystery Man by Marissa Murdy

https://vimeo.com/66369823

Mystery Man by Kate Bendel
https://vimeo.com/66371911

DAYDREAM
Daydream by Keri Koskiniemi
https://vimeo.com/66296021

Daydream by Sarah Heil
http://vimeo.com/66344527

Daydream by Emyli Gudmundson
https://vimeo.com/66370799

CRIMSON AND CERULEAN
Crimson and Cerulean by Rick McLean
http://vimeo.com/66343996



Red + Blue by Brittany V. Hecker
https://vimeo.com/66314285

more about cast + crew of Red Parasol Project...

elliptical editing... in a film by Agnes Varda

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Bordwell and Thompson's textbook, Film Art: An Introduction explores key concepts in cinema--mise-en-scène, lighting, cinematography, sound, and editing--through examples. Their examples are short and to the point, here is one showing elliptical editing in Agnes Varda's Vagabond ...

More about filmmaker Agnes Varda
http://www.criterion.com/explore/178-agnes-varda

http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2201-criterion-goes-to-film-school-finally

Bordwell's blog
http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/
Bordwell's website
http://www.davidbordwell.net/

Early color film test

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Beasts of the Southern Wild

http://www.zeitgeistarts.com/category/zinema-2/zin-now-playing

Anyone interested in cinematography and video editing should see this film from director Benh Zeitlin. It took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Expected to win some oscars next.

Movies about Photography

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Premiere Pro basics / help / tutorials

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Premiere Pro basic Tutorial - Import, Edit, Export from clay asbury on Vimeo.

There are some big differences between the CS5 and CS6 versions of Premiere.
Make sure you do tutorials that match with the version you are using.

Help with Adobe Premiere Pro
http://www.adobe.com/support/premiere/gettingstarted/

ADOBE TV
http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-premiere-pro-cs5/
Importing
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-pro-cs5/gs03-importing-files-into-adobe-premiere-pro/

How to use Vimeo

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Please set up your own vimeo account (free) to share your short digital video project.

More info here:
Sign-up
http://vimeo.com/sign_up
Basics
http://vimeo.com/help/basics
Vimeo Help Center / Frequently Asked Questions
http://vimeo.com/help/faq
Vimeo Video School
http://vimeo.com/videoschool
HD Channel
http://vimeo.com/channels/hd

Transitions

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Storyboarding for Toy Story

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Match Cuts / Jump Cuts / Cutaways

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Here's a famous match cut from Lawrence of Arabia
http://youtu.be/Ypul7nPcMII

and one from 2001: A Space Odyssey
http://youtu.be/iP4riIK0fa0

2D / 3D Space in Cinema

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Stepping Stones in Film History

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Panasonic Lumix GH2 cameras

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Cinematography and Light

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Stop Mo with Paper

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Vimeo Festival + Awards

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https://vimeo.com/awards/

Submissions to the 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards are now open.

Celebrating the best in online video, the 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards are jam-packed with new judges, new categories, and new monies -- $5,000 grants for category winners and one $25,000 grand prize.

Campaign TV Commercials

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The Living Room Candidate
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org
The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952, when Madison Avenue advertising executive Rosser Reeves convinced Dwight Eisenhower that short ads played during such popular TV programs as I Love Lucy would reach more voters than any other form of advertising. This innovation had a permanent effect on the way presidential campaigns are run.

Film Studies BLOG

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Film Studies for Free
http://filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com/2011/12/fsffs-favourite-online-film-studies.html

A pluralist, pro bono, and purely positive web-archive of examples of, links to, and comment on, online, Open Access, film and moving image studies resources of note. Check out this blog by Catherine Grant

Monarchy of Roses music video

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Monarchy of Roses video using black and white animation

Depth of Field

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Depth of Field Explained (by snodart.com) from NT on Vimeo.

this video is reprint at snodart.com(http://snodart.com/tutorials.php)

Vimeo Music Store > for your videos

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Looking for music for your video project? Try this:

http://vimeo.com/musicstore

http://vimeo.com/faq/music_store

Whitney's Chalk Stop-mo

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This was done in Digital Methods in Art Education a few years ago. Whitney wrote and played the song, as well as created the chalk animation in stopmotion.

More links & examples of Chalk Animation on her blog:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/halqu003/myarted/2009/12/robin-roads-and-chalk-annimation.html

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