High School Plus

September 8th, 2014

High School Plus Lesson for Thursday, October 2nd. 

5 x 5 Indie Film Project

September 4th, 2014

  1. Establishing shot of amusement park at night
  2. Roller Coaster
  3. Hazy out of focus shot with bright lights and people walking by
  4. Amusement ride
  5. Busy beach scene

5 shots – 5 seconds each – 25 seconds total

This is a 5×5 I created last summer using clips from my trip to Seaside Heights in New Jersey (pre-Sandy). I uploaded the five clips to our class YouTube channel. I carefully trimmed each clip down to five seconds using the YouTube Video Editor. I then combined all the clips into one and added this cheesy 60’s vintage effect. Again, I did all this using the simple YouTube Video Editor. I shot all the clips in 1080 HD using a Canon Rebel T4i. All the sound was captured using the built in mic on the camera. For this project, you have to use the audio captured during filming. You cannot add any music or sound effects in post production. However, please make an effort to mix the audio levels in all your final clips so they are even and not too loud.

Here are some more examples of 5×5’s I have tagged on Diigo. If you want to see even more examples go to Vimeo and type in 5×5 into the search bar.

Check out these free web-based video editors I have tagged on Diigo. I have only used the wevideo and YouTube video editors. If you do not have software to edit videos on yoru home computer you should start playing around with one of these soon so you can become familiar with it. They are fairly easy to use but there is definitely a learning curve. The YouTube video editor is probably the easiest option.

Of course, everyone is welcome to use the school computers after school to edit their 5×5. But you’ll need to make sure to arrange the day with me so the studio will be open.

DUE DATE: Monday, September 29th


CAP 10 Homework

September 3rd, 2014

Watch the following two videos and answer the questions below. Be prepared to participate in a discussion next class about this topic.

  1. How would you define Creative Commons?
  2. Describe some of the the differences between a typical copyright license (All Rights Reserved) and a Creative Commons copyright license (Some Rights Reserved)?
  3. List a few of the benefits of digital media that is licensed under Creative Commons?
  4. Do you have any past experience using media licensed under Creative Commons copyright in your past media projects? Please explain.

Please bring your responses to class – and be prepared to participate in a short class discussion about this issue next class. Thanks!


CAP Hollywood Films

June 12th, 2014


I’ll be uploading all the Cap Hollywood films over the weekend. Sorry for the delay!


Final Portfolio Uploads DUE

June 2nd, 2014


Everyone should have their final portfolio submissions uploaded to their blogs by this Wednesday, June 4th. Please let me know if you have any questions. You should have all six portfolio submissions uploaded by this Wednesday.


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