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Joni Varner

Cinema 2: Beginning Motion Picture Workshop

Important Deadlines for Cinema 2

March 1 - Project 1 Due
April 19 - Project 2 Due
May 17 - Project 3 Due

SYLLABI

ASSIGNMENTS

Note: These project assignment links will be active at different times during the semester.

 

Teaching Assistant for Spring 2018: Moisés Pérez Cinematographer: reachmoy@gmail.com

SAFETY

Cinema Safety Guidelines 

PRE-PRODUCTION FORMS AND INFORMATION

Pictorial Continuity

Smartphone Filmmaking

Where to find actors

Preparing to Shoot

Permit Information

SAG Student Film Agreement

Request for Liability Insurance Form

Film Emporium - Production Insurance

Filming at LACC Request Form (Cin 2 and Cin 33 class projects only.) 

  1. Students must give the Administration 10 days in advance notice.
  2. A script or story board is needed for Administration's files, and informing the Sheriff's office on what to expect.
  3. Sundays - Buildings are closed, and if the student needs to film inside of the building, Administration needs to hire someone to open and close the building and monitor. 
More Resources for Storyboarding

PRODUCTION INFORMATION AND FORMS

Schedule Planning Checklist Grid

Sample Model Release

Liability Waiver

Preparing to Shoot

Pictorial Continuity

LACC Boom Kit Instructions

Excellent Boom Pole Instructional Video

CAMERA INFORMATION

Cameras and Tripods

User Guide for Zoom Q4 camera

DSLR vs. Camcorder

Top Ten Camera Reviews

Best Digital cameras for video

Best DSLR for video

Batteries.com

SD Card Speeds

Memory Card Basics

High Defintion Camcorders on Ebay

PRODUCTION AUDIO INFORMATION

Shooting with Double System

While many filmmakers get fabulous picture with their camcorders and HDSLR’s, they often have poor sound.  Double system is a great way to get excellent sound at it can be done at a low cost.   Here are two excellent products.   The first is the Zoom audio recorder which can be obtained at many electronic stores and the second is the Pluraleyes or Dualeyes software,  produced and sold by Singular.  Here are links to more information.


Comparisons of four inexpensive Shotgun Mikes

Some Audio Recording tips

POST-PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Free Sound Effects and music Websites

Here are a few sites that offer free sound effects and music. But read the terms carefully. Most charge for use outside of home or classroom.

Top 10 Editing Programs under $100

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LACC CINEMA 2 CAMERA EQUIPMENT

Zoom Q4 Camera User Guide PDF

Canon Vixia Instructions Download

Canon Vixia HFr300 PowerPoint 

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