Week #6 – Video Editing

Assignment #6

Part 1. Continue posting to your blog. Make a minimum of 3 entries on your progress on your project and other photographic work. Post at least one on the Facebook group page.

Part 2. Continue working on your multimedia piece.

Special Note:

It’s best to convert the native video file from the Canon 5D Mark II, which is H.264 to Apple ProRes, which makes editing on Final Cut much faster and efficient. You can do this by using a free software called MPEG Streamclip. Click here to download it. You can find a tutorial on how to use it by clicking here.


Lynda.com Final Cut Studio Tutorial

Final Cut Express Tutorial from Apple. (not the full version, but the key features still apply).

iMovie ’09 Tutorial from Apple.

Alas Media Wiki (tips and tricks for producing video and multimedia pieces).

Alas Media Flickschool (video tutorials from Alas Media)


Week #5– Fear and the Creative / 5D Mark II Filming Basics

Assignment #5

1. Photographers who have not yet shared images from their personal projects will share samples of their initial shoots. Please bring the images on an external disc or USB drive. Students who did not share any work MUST bring in work to this class session.

2. Post three entries on your blog during the coming week on any topic you desire. Tweet about each of these adding the hashtag #photography and #artcenter to each entry. Post at least one of these entries on the WPII blog page.

3. Begin filming your first multimedia piece, which will be due in 3 weeks. Continue on your personal projects.

Photographers of Interest

Jeremy Cowart

Manjari Sharma

5D Mark II Filmmaking Resources


Week #4 – Personal Project – Initial Images

Assignment #4

Part 1. For the first multi-media assignment, you will team up with another photographer in the class who you will profile for the piece using stills, video and audio. Interview your subject and focus on the essential point of their “story” which will serve as the focus of your piece on them and how you might convey those ideas or qualities in your piece. Write and submit the material a one page synopsis.

Part 2. Make two entries on your blog this week on any topic related to your photography, personal project or multimedia project. Include the hashtag #photography at the end of each entry. Use your Twitter and Facebook accounts to promote other WPII students in this course whose entires you find interesting. You have to post on of your blog entries on the WPII Facebook page in order to receive full credit for the assignment each week.


Photographers to Check Out:

Portfolio Tips and Insights.

Week #3 – The Role of Editing

Assignment #3

Part 1: Bring in your initial images of your personal project. Be prepared to share and discuss the images. Bring in your laptop or a USB drive with your images.

Part 2: Post at least 2 entries to your blog. One entry should showcase a photographer from whom you draw inspiration. Write about what it is about their work that you find interesting. The second entry should be some talk about the process of beginning your person project. Post a link to each entry on the Working Photographer Facebook page.

Part 3: If you own or have access to a video capable DSLR (5DMark II, 7D, D90, etc), please bring them to class next week.


Photographers to Check Out:

Denis Darzacq

Richard Renaldi