Video Production

"We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.." Marshall McLuhan

Video Games for the last week…..

What do video games mean for video…..interactive video…..this is what we were dreaming of when we played pacman in the 80’s……Check out the google front page today. PAC MAN is 30…….

Read the article linked below and answer the following questions in a comment. Dont forget to add your period #…….

Answer in a complete sentence……………

1. What date was Pac Man first released?

2.What was the name of the company that released pacman?

3.What was the original name of PAC MAN?

4. Why was that name changed?

5.Who named PAC MAN the best known video game charachter on earth?

6.Why, according to the article, was PAC Man an instant hit?

7. Why do you think people like Pac Man so much?

8. When was the first time you heard about pac-man?

9.Where did the original idea for Pac Man come from?

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Indy Mogul journal

http://www.indymogul.com/backyardfx

Check out one of the episodes of BFX @ indy mogul…..Its a do it yourself show that has some really cool and cheap effects….

Watch an Episode…………….and answer the questions below……..

1.Who is the host of  Indy Mogul BFX?

2.What  effect did you learn how to make from this episode?

3. What was the total cost of the special effect?

4. Name one movie have you seen that has an effect like the one done in the video you watched?


Answer the questions and post your answers in a post below in the comments section……………

Foxconn on Gizmodo

Read the article linked below and answer the following questions in a comment.

Answer in a complete sentence.

1. Where is the company Foxxconn located?
2. Who is the main company that Foxxcon supplies?
3. Who much is the monthly salary in this factory?
4. Why do workers drop stuff in the factory?
5. What do workers call the factory trolleys?
6. According to the author what does foxconn need to focus on?
7.How can the author of this article be contacted?

3d Sports Coming Soon

AME Emerging technologies

CHeck out the link below and answer the following questions as a comment……

Answer in a complete sentence for full credit.

1.Was ESPN the first to announce an all 3-d network?

2.In February 2009, What was the first major event broadcast in 3D?

3.Who are two possible carriers that will host this channel?

4. What does SD and HD stand for in the world of video production?(these answers are not in the article)

5.When did ESPN begin as a network?]

6. What was the first sporting event covered by ESPN?

7. What do you think about 3-D broadcast avilable at home?

Capturing Video……

you need five items
tape
Computer
firewire
Adapter
and a Video Decl to play your tape
  1. CONNECT YOUR SOURCE.MAKE SURE YOUR FIREWIRE CABLES ARE CONNECTED CORRECTLY. TURN ON YOUR SOURCE (DECK or  VCR no not Varrio Coachella or Your CAMERA).
  2. Launch Final Cut Pro . Final Cut Pro is located in the  Applications folder.
  3. Prepare to Capture Your Video. Play and cue your video to the segment you wish to capture, then press pause.If your video clips have already been captured, you can simply drag the clips into the clips pane to import them into your project. Within the Final Cut Pro window, go to the File menu and select Log and Capture. The Log and Capture window should open. If the window displays “Preview Disabled” press the space bar, the video should display in the Log and Capture window.
  4. Verify Your Capture Location . To be certain you are capturing to the Scratch Disk, select the “Capture Settings” tab and verify the Free Space on the Scratch Disk. CLICK ON SCRATCH DISKS. ON THE TOP ROW CLICK ON THE “SET” button.THEN IN THE WINDOW BROWSER ON THE LOWER LEFT CORNER CREATE A NEW FOLDER ON THE DESKTOP. SELECT IT.
  5. Capture Your Video . Locate the “Capture” box in the lower right corner of the Log and Capture window. When you are ready to capture your video, select the “Now” button and press the play button for your video source (i.e. DVD, MiniDV/VHS, etc…). A video window will open and indicate “Now Capturing”. Press the “esc” key to stop recording.DO NOT HIT STOP untill ALL of the interviews are done.Your captured clip will appear in your logging bin within the Browser window to the left. To review the clip, double click on the clip. The video clip will appear in the Viewer window; press the play arrow to review your recording. Continue the above process to capture additional clips.

6. GO TO FILE SAVE PROJECT AS.SAVE YOUR PROJECT ON THE DESKTOP SO WE CAN EASILY FIND IT…………LABEL IT!

VIDEO LINK: http://video.about.com/desktopvideo/Final-Cut-Pro-video-capture.htm

Don’t forget to set your  CAPTURE SCRATCH!

Video Quiz 2

Our final is creeping up……complete the review quiz good luck….yes you will see these questions on your final……….good luck….click on the picture below to start…….

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGFlMUI0THZRa0ZtVHpFMjMxSGRPZ1E6MQ

Review Quiz

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEpBdjdCRENHbEFlZnJycGdzWmU0aXc6MQ