Spring 2021 DVA 1

  Canvas Classes | Grade What if? Video | Canvas for Students | Canvas for Parents | School Calendar |
Online Portfolio | Basic Outlining | Research Notes | Lecture Notes |
Set-up Your Class Drive Folder | Share Your Class Drive Folder |
Class Animated Film | YouMeScript.com |
 Character Tests |

 News Stories  | P3 Topics | P5 Topics |

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Period 3 Drop Box |
 P3 Class Film Story Ideas | Runoff | Act 2 ChoicesSynopsis | Script Act 1 & 2 | Act 3 Choices |
| Script Final Draft | Option B Assignments |

Period 5 Drop Box |
 P5 Class Film Story Ideas | Runoff | Act 2 ChoicesSynopsis | Script Act 1 & 2 | Act 3 Choices |
| Script Final Draft | Option B Assignments |

  Staff Gratitude  If you made it through this unique year with some help from our Logan staff, use this form to share your gratitude.
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
5/7/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
5/6/21  
 Classwork   News Story  Mini Documentary (Chromebook Version)
After you final edit has been approved, follow the Distribution tutorial steps to prepare and distribute your story.

 Portfolio  When you are not working on your News Story, update your Online Portfolio by adding three work samples you created since December 2020.
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
5/5/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
5/4/21
 Classwork   News Story  Mini Documentary (Chromebook Version)
Assignment #21 - News Distribution: After you final edit has been approved, follow the Distribution tutorial steps to prepare and distribute your story.

 Portfolio  When you are not working on your News Story, update your Online Portfolio by adding three work samples you created since December 2020.
Monday
5/3/21  
 Classwork   News Story  Mini Documentary (Chromebook Version) 
After you final edit has been approved, follow the Distribution tutorial steps to prepare and distribute your story.

 Portfolio  When you are not working on your News Story, update your Online Portfolio by adding three work samples you created since December 2020.
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
4/30/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
4/29/21 
 Classwork   News Story  After your script has been approved complete these Post-Production steps:
Voice-Over | Stand-Up | Graphics | Final Edit |



 Online Portfolio  Make sure you add three work samples completed since December 2020.
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
4/28/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
4/27/21 
 Classwork   News Story  After your script has been approved complete these Post-Production steps:
Voice-Over | Stand-Up | Graphics | Final Edit |

 Online Portfolio  Make sure you add three work samples completed since December 2020.
Monday
4/26/21 
 Classwork   News Story  After your script has been approved complete these Post-Production steps:
Voice-Over | Stand-Up | Graphics | Final Edit |

 Online Portfolio  Make sure you add three work samples completed since December 2020.
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
4/23/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
4/22/21  
 Classwork   News Story  After your script has been approved complete these Post-Production steps:
Voice-Over | Stand-Up | Graphics | Final Edit |

 Online Portfolio  Make sure you add three work samples completed since December 2020.
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
4/21/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
4/20/21 
 Classwork   News Story  After your script has been approved complete these Post-Production steps:
Voice-Over | Stand-Up | Graphics | Final Edit |
Monday
4/19/21
 Check Your Grade  Grades will be submitted this afternoon. Make sure you have received credit for all of your work.
 Classwork 
  News Story  Mini Documentary (Chromebook Version) After your script has been approved complete these Post-Production steps:
Voice-Over | Stand-Up | Graphics 
Final Edit |
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
4/16/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
4/15/21 
 Classwork  Gratitude Form.
 News Story  After your interviews have been recorded complete these Post-Production steps:
Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript Complete the Script | Once your script is complete follow the directions to get it approved. The grading period ends this Friday and your script will be part of your grade.
After your script has been approved complete these Post-Production steps:
Voice-Over | Stand-Up | Graphics Final Edit |
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
4/14/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
4/13/21 
 Classwork   News Story  After your interviews have been recorded complete these Post-Production steps:
Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript Complete the Script | Once your script is complete follow the directions to get it approved. The grading period ends this Friday and your script will be part of your grade.
Assignment #20 - News Story Final Edit: After your script has been approved complete these Post-Production steps:
Voice-Over | Stand-Up | Graphics Final Edit |

 Online Portfolio  Make sure you add three work samples completed since December 2020.
Monday
4/12/21
 Classwork   News Story  After your interviews have been recorded complete these Post-Production steps:
Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript Complete the Script | Once your script is complete follow the directions to get it approved. The grading period ends this Friday and your script will be part of your grade.
  
Mon-Fri
4/5-4/9
2021 
Spring Break - No School.  
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
4/2/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
4/1/21
 Assignments Available  Some assignments that have been closed to submissions have been made available until March 31.
 Classwork   News Story  After your interviews have been recorded complete these Post-Production steps:
Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript Complete the Script | Once your script is complete follow the directions to get it approved.

 Class Film Update  
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
3/31/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
3/30/21   
 Assignments Available  Some assignments that have been closed to submissions have been made available until March 31.
 Classwork   News Story  After your interviews have been recorded complete these Post-Production steps:
Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript Complete the Script | Once your script is complete follow the directions to get it approved.

 Class Film Update  Period 3: Dark Figure voice recording. Period 5: Teacher voice recording.
Monday
3/29/21 
 Assignments Available  Some assignments that have been closed to submissions have been made available until March 31.
 Classwork   News Story  After your interviews have been recorded complete these Post-Production steps:
Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript Complete the Script | Once your script is complete follow the directions to get it approved.
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
3/26/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
3/25/21
 Community Service Opportunity  Help broadcast football.
 Assignments Available  Some assignments that have been closed to submissions have been made available until March 31.
 Classwork   News Story  Once your story pre-production has been approved follow the instructions to record your interviews. 
Your interviews need to be completed by the start of our next class meeting.

Assignment #19 - News Story Script:  After your interviews have been recorded complete these Post-Production steps:
Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript Complete the Script | Once your script is complete follow the directions to get it approved.
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
3/24/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
3/23/21  
 Classwork   News Story  Once your story pre-production has been approved follow the instructions to record your interviews. 
Your interviews need to be completed by the start of our next class meeting.

 Online Portfolio  The online portfolio created last semester needs to be updated with new work samples from classes and other activities since last December.  If you did not create a portfolio last semester, follow the Portfolio Project instructions.
Monday
3/22/21 
 Classwork   News Story  Once your story pre-production has been approved follow the instructions to record your interviews. 
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
3/19/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
3/18/21 
 Classwork   News Story  Once your story pre-production has been approved follow the instructions to record your interviews.
Assignment #18 - News Interviews: After your pre-production has been approved, follow the instructions to record Interviews.
Please have your interview recordings complete by the start of our first 80 minute meeting next week:
 Period 3 - Tuesday   Period 5 - Wednesday 
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
3/17/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
3/16/21 
 Classwork   News Story  Once your story pre-production has been approved follow the instructions to record your interviews.

Period 5 Voice Choices | Noah Choices Form |
Monday
3/15/21 
 Classwork   News Story  Once your story pre-production has been approved follow the instructions to record your interviews.
 
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
3/12/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
3/11/21
 Classwork   Class Film  Missing Voices
 News Story  Complete your story pre-production and follow the instructions to get it approved.
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
3/10/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
3/9/21 
 Classwork  Puppet Examples 
 Class Film  Assignment #15 Character Voice Choices: Use your class Character Voice Choices link to listen to the submissions.  Fill in and submit your Character Voice Choices form to rank the submissions for each character from your first to your last choice.
| Period 3 Voice Choices | Period 3 Choices Form |
| Period 5 Voice Choices | Period 5 Choices Form |

 ALSO  Introduction to TV News. A Day in the Life of a Newsroom (5:03) |
Mini Documentary (Chromebook Version) 
Assignment #16 - News Story Topic: Get Your Topic Approved.

Assignment #17 - News Pre-Production: Complete the pre-production.
Monday
3/8/21 
March Holiday - No school.  
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
3/5/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
3/4/21   
 Grading Period Ends Friday 3/5 
 Classwork  Puppet Examples 
 Class Film  Complete your Options B assignment:
Voice Actors -  Perform and record your part as a voice actor, then prepare the edited audio files.
Artists - Follow the tutorials to create puppet files for the character you were assigned:
1. Use Photopea.com to turn a scan of a drawing into a .psd file with a transparent background.
Character to PSD Tutorial |
2. Use a character .psd file to create a Character Animator Puppet .psd file.
Part 1: Puppet Head | Part 2: Puppet Body | Puppet Demo |
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
3/3/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
3/2/21  
 Classwork   Class Film  Complete your Options B assignment:
Voice Actors -  Perform and record your part as a voice actor, then prepare the edited audio files.
Artists - Follow the tutorials to create puppet files for the character you were assigned:
1. Use Photopea.com to turn a scan of a drawing into a .psd file with a transparent background.
Character to PSD Tutorial |
2. Use a character .psd file to create a Character Animator Puppet .psd file.
Part 1: Puppet Head | Part 2: Puppet Body | Puppet Demo |
Monday
3/1/21 
 Classwork   Class Film  Complete your Options B assignment:
Voice Actors -  Perform and record your part as a voice actor, then prepare the edited audio files.
Artists - Follow the tutorials to create puppet files for the character you were assigned:
1. Use Photopea.com to turn a scan of a drawing into a .psd file with a transparent background.
| Character to PSD |
2. Use a character .psd file to create a Character Animator Puppet .psd file.
| Part 1: Puppet Head |
 Part 2: Puppet Body |
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
2/26/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
2/25/21   
 Classwork   Class Film  
Assignment #14 Options B: The assignment choices are described in the Class Animated Film instructions

Choice 1: Get assigned a character from the film and perform and record their part as a voice actor.
| Period 3 Voice Acting Sign-Up | Period 5 Voice Acting Sign-Up |

Choice 2: Create Character Animator Puppets from the character drawings you created for Options A.
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
2/24/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
2/23/21 
 Classwork   Class Film  
Assignment #13 Script Ending Choice: Use your class Script Ending Choices link to read all of the submissions.  Fill in and submit your Class Film Script Ending Choice form to rank the submissions from your first to your last choice.

Period 3 Script Ending Choices | Period 3 Script Ending Form |
| Period 5 Script Ending Choices | Period 5 Script Ending Form |
Monday
2/22/21 
 Classwork   Class Film  Make sure you have submitted your Options A assignment: EITHER Your completion of the film script OR your drawings for the character you were assigned. 
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
2/19/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
2/18/21   
 Classwork   Class Film  Assignment #12 Options A: The assignment choices are described in the Class Animated Film instructions

Writers: Complete your ending for the class script.
Artists:  Complete your character drawings.


 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
2/17/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
2/16/21   
 Classwork   Class Film  Assignment #12 Options A: The assignment choices are described in the Class Animated Film instructions.
1. Work as part of a team or individually to complete the class film script.
2. Work as an artist to design a character in the class film.
To work on option 2 you must get approval from the teacher.
Monday
2/15/21
Presidents' Day Holiday - No School. 
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
2/12/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
2/11/21 
 Classwork  Contribute to the writing of the screenplay Acts 1 and 2 for the class film.  (Your grade for this assignment will be based upon your comments in the class chat.) Today: Complete the screenplay Act 2 using YouMeScript.com. 

 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
2/10/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
2/9/21  
 Classwork  Contribute to the writing of the screenplay for the class film.  (Your grade for this assignment will be based upon your comments in the class chat.)
Today: Complete the screenplay Act 2 using YouMeScript.com. 
Monday
2/8/21 
 Classwork  Assignment #11 - Act 2 Choice: Use your class Act 2 Choices link above to read all of the submissions.  Fill in and submit your Class Film Act 2 Choice form to rank the submissions from your first to your last choice: | Period 3 Act 2 Form | Period 5 Act 2 Form |
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
2/5/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
2/4/21
 Classwork  Contribute to the writing of the screenplay for the class film.  (Your grade for this assignment will be based upon your comments in the class chat.)
Today: Write the screenplay Act 1 and the start of Act 2 using YouMeScript.com.

 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
2/3/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
2/2/21
 Classwork  Contribute to the writing of the screenplay for the class film.  (Your grade for this assignment will be based upon your comments in the class chat.)
Today: Complete refining the synopsis.

Assignment #10 - Complete the rewrite of the Act 2 synopsis for your class.  Create a Google Doc and copy the Act 2 rough draft from your the current synopsis.  Complete your version and submit it to Canvas before the start of our next class session.
Monday
2/1/21 
 Check your grade in Canvas  If you have not received credit for all of your completed assignments, send an email message to the teacher no later than 2:00pm today.  Include the assignment numbers which need to be checked in Canvas.

 Classwork  Contribute to the writing of the screenplay for the class film.  (Your grade for this assignment will be based upon your comments in the class chat.) The revision of the synopsis should be completed today.  If time - Part 2: Write the script.
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
1/29/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
1/28/21
 Grading period ends Friday 
 Classwork 
  Class Film Project  Assignment #9 - Film Screenplay Start (Continued): Contribute to the writing of the screenplay for the class film.  (Your grade for this assignment will be based upon your comments in the class chat.)
Part 1: Refine the chosen synopsis.
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
1/27/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
1/26/21   
 Classwork   Class Film Project  Screenplay Resources | The screenplay template | Celtx Mac | Celtx PC | Celtx online | Fade In YouMeScript.com | 
Assignment #9 - Film Screenplay Start: Contribute to the writing of the screenplay for the class film.  (Your grade for this assignment will be based upon your comments in the class chat.)
Part 1: Refine the chosen synopsis.
Monday
1/25/21 
 Asynchronous Class  Check your school email account for the link to today's assignment.  You must submit the assignment by no later than 2pm today.  
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
1/22/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
1/21/21 
 MONDAY  Monday's class (1/25/21) will be asynchronous.  Please check your school email account Monday morning for the assignment.  It must be submitted by 2pm Monday for you to be marked present for this class.

 Classwork 
  Class Film Project  If your team has not yet done so, send an email to the teacher with a link to the final draft of your synopsis: Subject: Synopsis Message: Here is the link to our synopsis Google Doc (paste the link and make sure you have given viewing rights to the teacher.)

While you are waiting
for the teacher to introduce the next assignment, submit all previous assignments in Canvas if you have not yet done so.

Assignment #8 - Story Choice: Use your class Story Ideas link above to read all of the story ideas for the class film.  After you have read all of the synopses, fill in and submit your Class Film Story Choice form to rank the stories from your first to your last choice: | Period 3 Choice Form | Period 5 Choice Form |
Once the story has been chosen, the class will refine the selected story synopsis.
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
1/20/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
1/19/21 
 Classwork   Class Film Project  1. Review your team's outline with the teacher. 2. Make any necessary outline changes, then write the first draft of your synopsis and review it with the teacher.  3. Make any necessary changes to create your synopsis final draft, then send an email message to the teacher no later than 12:15 the day of our next class meeting: 
Subject: Synopsis
Message:  Here is the link to our synopsis Google Doc (paste the link and make sure you have given viewing rights to the teacher.) 
Monday
1/18/21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No school. 
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
1/15/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
1/14/21
 Open House  - Thursday 6pm to 8pm (For details check the email message sent to your family from Mr. Polk.) 
 Classwork   Class Film Project  1. Review your team's outline with the teacher. 2. Make any necessary outline changes, then write the first draft of your synopsis and review it with the teacher.  3. Make any necessary changes to create your synopsis final draft, then send an email message to the teacher:
Subject: Synopsis
Message:  Here is the link to our synopsis Google Doc (paste the link and make sure you have given viewing rights to the teacher.) 
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
1/13/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
1/12/21
 Classwork   Class Film Project  1. Review your team's outline with the teacher. 2. Make any necessary outline changes, then write the first draft of your synopsis and review it with the teacher.  3. Make any necessary changes to create your synopsis final draft, then send an email message to the teacher: 
Subject: Synopsis
Message:  Here is the link to our synopsis Google Doc (paste the link and make sure you have given viewing rights to the teacher.)
Monday
1/11/21 
 Classwork   Class Film Project  
Complete the outline of your team's synopsis and review it with the teacher.  

 ALSO  Make sure you submit the Share Your Class Google Drive Folder form and activate your WeVideo account.
Assignment #7 - Basic Headshot: Follow the video tutorial to create a basic headshot, then use the photo as your zoom profile picture during our class meetings.
  
 PERIOD 5 
Friday
1/8/21

 PERIOD 3  
Thursday
1/7/21 
 Classwork   Class Film Project   Story Structure  | Story Structure | Story Elements checklist | Act Climaxes | 
Assignment #6 - Class Film - Story Synopsis
A. Get assigned to a group of students. 
B. Brainstorm ideas for a short film that can meet the class criteria:
1. Sets limited to existing school locations plus up to one off-campus location.
2. Characters may only be teenagers and are limited to the number of students who have signed up as actors: |  Period 3 6M/3F  Period 5 5M/3F  |
3. Content must be eligible for a motion picture G rating
C. Choose your group’s best idea. Create a Google Doc titled Film-Outline-Team-# (substitute your team number for #)
 and write an outline for a three-act story.   In the document heading include the names of all members of your team.
D. Once your outline is complete and has been refined, create another Google Doc titled Film-1st-Synopsis-Team-# (substitute your team number for #)
Type a first-draft synopsis for your story that includes:
1 paragraph for Act I
2 paragraphs for Act II
1 paragraph for Act III
E. Review your team's first-draft synopsis with the teacher, then make a copy of the Google Doc and name it Film-2nd-Synopsis-Team-# (substitute your team number for #)
Make changes that improve your first draft until your team believes your synopsis is the best it can be. 
Synopsis Writing References: How to Write a Film Synopsis (eHow) | How to Write a Screenplay Synopsis | How to Write a Film Synopsis (Pen and the Pad) |
 PERIOD 5 
Wednesday
1/6/21

 PERIOD 3  
Tuesday
1/5/21 
 Classwork  Introduction to the Class Short Film Project.
Production Process | Film & TV Production Roles |
Create a folder in your class Google Drive folder and name it Class Film.  Use this folder to keep all files for this project.
Assignment #5 - How to Make a Short Film (Link 2) [25:30] | Before you watch the video, create a Google Doc with the name Short-Film-Video-Notes-NAME and substitute your name for NAME.  (Save the Google Doc in your Class Film project folder.)
As you watch the video type at least one full page of notes.
 Class Film Limitations 
Motion Picture Rating System Poster | Film Rating Rules | TV Content Ratings |
 Story Structure  | Story Structure | Story Elements checklist | Act Climaxes | 
Monday
1/4/21
Classwork: Welcome! Course introduction. (Syllabus
Assignment #1 - Reserved for Extra Credit: Rarely awarded and only after regular assignments are completed.
Assignment #2 - Good Citizen: You start with full credit and only lose credit if you disrupt the class. 
 Due Monday 1/11/21  | Instructions for using a Chromebook to fill in and sign forms |
Assignment #3 - Paperwork Parent/Guardian form | Equipment Responsibility Form | James Logan Release Form | If you received credit for these last semester you do not need to submit them again.
Assignment #4 - Short Film Production Roles: (You must be logged into your nhusd.k12.ca.us account to be able to use each form.)
If we end up producing a live action film fill in and submit 
the Production Role Preference Form to indicate what you like to contribute.
If we end up producing an animated film fill in and submit the Animation Production Role Preference Form to indicate what you like to contribute.
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