8 Tech

April 26, 2013

posted Apr 25, 2013, 10:07 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Apr 25, 2013, 10:14 AM ]

You're with Mrs. Greenberg today. Be good.----Mr. Cohen

Goal:
Practice videotaping yourselves asking questions about your time at Wornick.
Just videotape the answers to questions such as these:
1. What did you like best about Wornick?
2. What is your most embarrasing memory from Wornick?
3. Who was your favorite teacher?
etc., etc.

When you videotape:
1. Use the blue backdrop to cover the books behind you. It's above the bookcase in Mr. A's room. Keep it in place with books on top of the bookshelf.
2. Use a tripod.
3. Use a microphone plugged into the camera.
4. Frame the shot so that you are a little off center, looking across the camera. Here's a photo example:
Do you see how Dalia is slightly off center? 
She is looking into the camera. She can also look to the LEFT of the camera, from her perspective.

Good luck, and see you Monday! ---Mr. Cohen

April 24, 2013

posted Apr 24, 2013, 10:49 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Apr 24, 2013, 11:56 AM ]

Response from Ms. Haire, from the email she sent me":
"In the past, there has not been any speaking in the picture/video montage. I would agree that it would be a wonderful addition, but I don't think it should be required. If they finish the picture portion (I would also like to review for graduation purposes), they can work on a movie which would require a script."

Ok?
I revised what you see below in the syllabus to reflect her response.
I will show you selected pieces of last year's video, class of 2012.

If you are waiting for video or pictures from your parents, or pictures from Robin Will, start working on skits, parodies or music videos as listed below:

If you don't want to do that, please try out:
http://www.tynker.com/schools
Class ID: 7884609
Do the two assignments I created

April 22, 2013

posted Apr 22, 2013, 9:50 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Apr 24, 2013, 11:59 AM ]

Welcome back from Israel!

Link to the 2013 Israel Photos

Syllabus for 8th Grade Movie Elective: (revised 4/24/13)
We have roughly 22, probably closer to 19, class sessions together before you graduate!
We will meet M and W, 2:30-3:30pm
F, 2:30-3pm

In that time, I need each of you to make a 60-90 second video self reflection of your time here at Wornick.
Your movie may have a written script you recite over the pictures and music. (optional)

Scope and Sequence (7 weeks)
1 - gather your media, brainstorm your ideas with your classmates, and have me approve it so you can move to...
2,3 - pre-produce your video and/or still images
4 - edit your video/still images into your individual movie, record your voice into garage band using the snowball mic
5-7 - script and pre-produce any funny skit, parody, or music video.

Grades:
E Exemplary: You submit well thought out self reflection video, between 60-90 seconds, using a video camera OTHER than your macbook camera=better quality, PLUS an skit/video with some/all classmates.
M Meets: You submit well thought out self reflection video, between 60-90 seconds, using a video camera OTHER than your macbook camera=better quality
P Progressing: You submit a scripted, well thought out self reflection video, between 60-90 seconds, using your macbook camera
L Limited: You submit a poorly created, hastily planned, video using your macbook camera

Rules:
1. Work quietly and respectfully toward yourself, your peers, school equipment, and me.
2. Each of you must be seated/standing at a desk. Do not move to the back counter top.

If you finish that, you may then decide to make a funny skit, video, or parody, like the Gilly skit from 2011, for instance:

or a music video, from 2012:

The speaking bit from your tzedakah video from last year:


Questions?

June 1, 2012

posted Jun 1, 2012, 11:46 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Jun 1, 2012, 12:50 PM ]


Are you "in the green"?  Do you have 9 points for the semester?

Answer the questions on this form to earn a point!


May 18, 2012

posted May 17, 2012, 2:29 PM by Noah Cohen   [ updated May 18, 2012, 8:43 AM ]

4 more class meetings AT MOST!
Show them the 8 Science movie on YouTube

8th grade video status:
"Stolen" - post production
Interviews - post production TOO SICK TO RECORD Sophie, Rachel, Sam
Don't You Forget About Me - post production
Intro - Phillip/Jacob - deliver to me
Dancing in Israel? - Sam S., video of a bird and Sam W. video from camel ride, many recorded on Ben Yehuda St.
Other material?

Leora has Petcha Kucha
Bouncing Ball - I got many of you last Friday, May 11.
basketball / sweat Georgia Brown, practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ JCC
Abigail - go about our day, everyone acts the exact opposite of how they usually behave
others?

May 4, 2012

posted May 3, 2012, 12:41 PM by Noah Cohen   [ updated May 4, 2012, 1:56 PM ]

Many out sick today : - (
After today, 4 more class meetings AT MOST!

8th grade video status:
"Stolen" - post production
Interviews - post production TOO SICK TO RECORD Sophie, Rachel, Sam
Don't You Forget About Me - post production
Intro - Phillip/Jacob - deliver to me
Dancing in Israel? - Sam S., video of a bird and Sam W. video from camel ride, many recorded on Ben Yehuda St.
Other material?

Leora has Petcha Kucha
Bouncing Ball
basketball / sweat Georgia Brown, practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ JCC
Abigail - go about our day, everyone acts the exact opposite of how they usually behave
others?

March 23, 2012

posted Mar 23, 2012, 7:40 AM by Noah Cohen

Video taping options for today:
1. PJCC scenes for Michael and Josh's movie.
2. Hall scenes for "Stolen".
3. Entrance scene from MS gate, post sunrises in stop motion/fast forward.
4. More interview questions.
See you in May!

March 9 and March 16, 2012

posted Mar 16, 2012, 8:33 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 8:33 AM ]

We will try to film some more on these dates:
1. Rebecca, "Stolen" movie.
2. Ari and Michael's movie.
3. Interview questions.
4. I want Jacob S. intro.
We meet on 3/23, then again on May 4.
Video tape "Matt Dancing" style video in Israel?  Who will own this?

February 17, 2012

posted Feb 16, 2012, 12:13 PM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Feb 24, 2012, 12:56 PM ]

Everyone watch the movies on Internet Safety (4).
"Internet Safety" video
Pass it.  You need to get at least 8 out of 10.
Receive no points.
Continue with your other technology projects.

Breakfast Club movie?
Play song from my iTunes.
Have people seen the movie?
Library is free on Fridays, 1:45-2:30pm

Write interview questions.
Green screen the background, or use the classroom?

February 10, 2012

posted Feb 10, 2012, 7:28 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 7:35 AM ]

Our class code is:
(put on the board)

Tell the camp story.
This item is required, BUT must be done outside of school.
NO FACEBOOK, NO YOUTUBE, NO MINECRAFT!

Continue working on your points!

Videotape people looking surprised for Matt and his sister video.

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