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There are 189 Video Assignments. Try a random one?
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The dawn of cinema had no audio; silent movies created an atmosphere with music and the use of cue cards. Take a 3-5 minute trailer of a modern movie and render it in the form os the silent era- convert to black and white, add effects to make it look antiquated, replace the audio with a musical sound track, and add title cards for the dialogue. As a prime example, see Silent Star Wars. One of the best sources for music is Incompetech or the Internet Archive. For the title cards, try a google image search
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Create a five second video of one archetype from five different movies cutting together one second of each. Examples could include: Prisoners, Thieves, Beauty Queens, Kings, Robin Hoods, James Bonds, Bank Robbers, Assassins, Bad Boys, Kung Fu Masters, Femme Fatales, Sports Heroes, High School Bullies, Rogue Police Officers, Brainiacs, Pregnancies, Principals, Mean Teachers, InspirationalTeachers, Gunslingers, Gangsters, Monsters, Bartenders, Warrior Princesses, Swordsman, Knights, Mad Scientists, Nerd Girls, Obstructive Bureaucrats, Sidekicks, Wise Old Men, Hardboiled Detectives, Tough Coaches, Swooning Ladies. Check out an example here: http://www.michaelbransonsmith.net/blog/2012/03/26/dollhouse-of-nerd-girls/
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Make a short, 30-second documentary, the topic is up to you. Some good ideas include: *How to make something *What someone's job is like *What it's like trying something new *Show yourself doing something you are terrible at *Show yourself doing something you are AMAZING at No narration necessary. Show, don't tell. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Pcora: http://flickr.com/photos/pedro/40243309/
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For this assignment, select scenes from 3-5 movies. These scenes should represent scenes that changed your life or made some sort of dramatic, traumatic, lasting, or emotional impact on you. When you have selected those scenes, create a video that shows the scenes and includes audio/video of you describing what it is about the scene that made a significant impact on you, what you are fond of about the scenes, what scares you, what you remember thinking when you were a child, etc. Feel free to be liberal in your interpretation of the instructions. Keep in mind, however, that the ...
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You know on That 70's Show, when they'd all sit in a circle and smoke weed and talk about dumb shit? Yeah, me too. It was hilarious! But it was also filmed really creatively, with the camera focusing on each person's face. Sit in a circle and film a conversation with your friends in the same style. Don't get high for this (or do) because drugs are bad (but fun). If you need an example of the style, here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJPvTNRCLxM
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For this assignment you need to select several scenes from your favorite film (or one of your favorites), and edit them together and comment on some of the filmic elements of the scenes? Why do you like these scenes? What strikes you about them? What makes them good cinema? Is there a subtext at work in this film? In short, construct an essayistic commentary on the scenes as a narrator explaining to your audience what you find important about the scene, and why. What’s more, what do the details you have pinpointed say about the film more generally. For an ...
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Create a video that artistically presents a single number in artful ways- show how it is represented in the world or nature. Add a relevant musical track, no narration, let the number and the visuals stell the story. See Darren Kuropatwa's Number 9
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Recreate (or make your own!) scene from a horror movie. Whether you recreate the "Hereee's Johnny!" scene from The Shining or create a new idea all together is up to you.
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Kinetic typography ("moving text") is an animation technique that allows a creative entrepreneur to mix text and motion. Your job is to take a speech or bit of dialog (try audiobooks, movies, TV shows, etc.) and animate it like this example from Sherlock Holmes. Consider how you could visually enforce the speech's underlying themes... or subvert them. Be creative! Here is an example of ds106's own timmmmboy's (Tim Owens): http://vimeo.com/19136539
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Do you love cooking? Why not make your favourite recipe in front of the camera? Host a cooking show in your own kitchen and show us how it's done. We're not all Jamie Oliver, but we can try (see how he does it)