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Professor Geri U. has been making film and television content for over twenty years and brings her experience in single camera narrative production, documentary filmmaking, and multi-camera television studio production. This course is perfect for budding filmmakers who want to learn everything from the ground up. Topics covered include everything from Establishing a Story and Script, to Camera Fundamentals, Lighting, Editing, and Shoot Preparation. Geri received her MFA in film directing from UCLA School of Film and Television, has taught film and television production for over 15 years, and currently serves as adjunct professor at California State University.

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I. Introduction

  The Power of Visual Storytelling 10:01
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Why Visual Storytelling? 0:30 
    Why Visual Storytelling? 0:31 
   Types of Film and Video Content 1:40 
    Personal 1:41 
    Educational Videos 2:10 
    Video Games 2:26 
    Industrials 2:36 
    Web Content 3:08 
    Content for Distribution to a Mass Audience 3:29 
    More Content for Distribution to a Mass Audience 4:28 
   Goals of a Moving Image 5:05 
    Goals of a Moving Image 5:06 
    Examples 5:43 
    Define and Achieving Goals 6:28 
    Types of Goals 7:04 
   Why Defining Goals is Important 7:34 
    Tools 7:35 
    Resources 8:25 
    Successful Producers of Video and Film 9:07 
    Remember to be Creative! 9:28 
  The Production Process & Team 9:26
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   Pre-Production 0:32 
    Develop the Idea 0:53 
    Treatment to Shooting Script 1:24 
    Plan 1:45 
    Execute Plan 2:35 
   Production 3:42 
    Production Process 3:43 
   Post-Production 4:09 
    Edit Picture 4:10 
    Edit Sound 4:32 
    Color Correct 4:39 
    Output Highest Resolution as a Final Master 4:58 
    Marketing 5:15 
   Crew 6:10 
    Pre-Production Crew 6:11 
    Production Crew 7:12 
    Post-Production Crew 8:08 

II. The Story

  The Story, Part I 11:58
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   The Idea 0:26 
    Life Experiences 0:27 
    History 1:29 
    Research 2:03 
    Look Around 2:19 
    Brainstorm 2:29 
    Stream of Conscious 2:58 
    More Ways to Develop the Idea Further 4:05 
   The Story 6:00 
    A Central Character 6:01 
    A Dramatic Situation 6:45 
    Actions and Stakes 7:18 
    Beginning, Middle, and End 8:06 
    Create a Simple Conflict/Need Statement 8:43 
    Example of a Simple Conflict/Need Statement 9:04 
    What Makes an Idea Cinematic? 10:14 
  The Story, Part II 9:12
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Create an Image and Sound Script 0:16 
    List Everything You Hear and See 0:17 
   The Outline 2:19 
    The Outline 2:20 
   The Script 3:18 
    Single Column Script 3:19 
    Two Column Script 3:32 
   Single Column 3:51 
    Elements of the Single Column Script 3:52 
    Key Elements of the Single Column Script 4:49 
    More Key Elements of a Single Column Script 5:37 
   Two Column 6:37 
    Two Column 6:38 
    Video Column 7:47 
    Audio Column 8:12 

III. The Basics of using the Camera

  Parts of the Camera & Their Function 20:03
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Parts of the Camera 0:24 
    Mechanisms of the Camera System 0:25 
    Parts of the Camera 1:33 
    Example: Professional Camera 1:48 
    Example: Compact Camera 2:12 
   The Lens 2:35 
    Optical Image 2:36 
    Field of View & Focal Length 4:00 
    Wide Angle Lens 4:23 
    Narrow Angle Lens, Long Lens, Telephoto Lens 4:33 
    'Normal' Lens 4:44 
   Angle of View 5:06 
    Narrow Angle of View 5:26 
    Wide Angle of View 5:33 
    Angle of View for Normal Lens 5:38 
   Depth of Fields 5:46 
    Depth of Field 5:47 
    Example of Depth of Field 6:33 
    Define Plane of Critical Focus 6:53 
    Calibrating Your Zoom 7:47 
    Plane of Critical Focus 8:28 
   Zoom Lens 9:35 
    Zoom Lens 9:36 
    Zoom Ratio or Range 9:57 
   Lens Speed 10:24 
    Lens Speed 10:25 
   Lens Iris and F-Stop 11:00 
    Lens Iris 11:01 
    F-Stop 11:27 
   Elements that Impact Depth of Field 12:31 
    Focal Length 12:32 
    Iris Opening 12:45 
    Subject to Camera Distance 12:53 
   Camera Body 13:25 
    Beam Splitter 13:37 
    CCD 14:11 
    CMOS 14:46 
    Light Sensitive Pixels 15:02 
   View Finder 15:20 
    View Finder 15:21 
   Recording Device 16:00 
    Onboard or Remote 16:01 
    Digital Format 16:32 
    Analogue 16:40 
   Mounting System 16:48 
    Tripod 16:50 
    Monopod 18:05 
    Body Brace or Shoulder Mount 18:25 
    Steadicam 18:39 
    Tripod Dolly 18:56 
    Camera Pedestals 19:06 
    Camera Dollies 19:18 
    Hand Held 19:27 

IV. The Basics of Composition

  Composition, Part I 12:58
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Composition 0:31 
    Compositional Choices 0:32 
    Elements and Choices of Composition 1:15 
   Aspect Ratio 1:34 
    Aspect Ratio Overview 1:35 
    16x9 2:25 
    4x3 2:40 
    16x9 with TV Safe Marks 2:52 
    Example: 4x3 3:28 
    Example: 16x9 3:59 
    Example: 16x9 with TV SAFE Marks 4:12 
   Field of View 4:39 
    Field of View 4:40 
   Terminology 5:20 
    Terminology Overview 5:21 
    Extreme Wide Shot 7:08 
    Wide Shot or Long Shot 7:50 
    Medium Shot 8:44 
    Close Up 9:04 
    Extreme Close Up 9:45 
    Medium Wide Shot 10:13 
    Medium Close Up 11:14 
    Over the Shoulder Shot 11:34 
    Two-Shot 12:24 
  Composition, Part II 14:44
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Composition 0:35 
    Compositional Choices 0:36 
   Camera Angle 1:31 
    Camera Angle 1:32 
    High Angle 2:30 
    Low Angle 3:06 
    Eye Level 3:57 
   Vectors 4:10 
    Vectors Overview 4:11 
    Graphic Vectors 5:55 
    Index Vectors: Overview 7:17 
    Index Vectors: Off Screen & Eye Line Direction 8:28 
    Motion Vectors 11:10 
   Why are Vectors Important? 13:13 

V. Camera Workshop

  Camera Workshop, Part I 29:11
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Parts of the Camera, Part 1 1:40 
    Camera Body: Power 1:41 
    Camera Body: Camera Mode vs. VTR/Playback 2:12 
    Camera Body: Record 2:44 
   Parts of the Camera, Part 2 3:20 
    Power Supply 3:21 
    Lens 4:05 
    Recording Device 5:13 
   Parts of the Camera, Part 3 6:05 
    Menu Display 6:06 
    Zebra Display 6:58 
    White Balance 7:39 
    Manual Focus vs. Auto Focus 8:54 
    Manual Iris vs. Auto Iris, 9:13 
    Gain 9:24 
    Manual Shutter vs. Auto Shutter 10:05 
    Manual Mode 10:26 
   Looking Through the Viewfinder 10:58 
    Looking Through the Viewfinder 10:59 
   Viewfinder with TV Safe Marks 13:31 
    TV Safe Marks 13:32 
   The Lens 14:17 
    Focus the Lens 14:18 
    Zoom In and Out 14:42 
    Calibrate the Lens 14:54 
   Parts of the Tripod 17:01 
    Mounting Head 17:02 
    Pan/Tilt Handles 19:56 
    Center Column 20:15 
    Tripod Body 20:55 
   Camera Workshop Part I Check List 21:56 
    Mount Your Camera 22:34 
    Identify the Mounting Plate 22:40 
    Take the Lens Cap Off 22:55 
    Identify Power Supply 23:31 
    Identify Power Button 23:54 
    Identify Camera mode vs. VTR/Playback 24:08 
    Identify Record Button 24:20 
    Identify Menu Display 24:31 
    Practice Navigating & Selecting Menus 24:41 
    Identify Lens 25:14 
    Identify Recording Device Mechanism 25:49 
    Identify and Lock/Unlock All Locks on Tripod 26:11 
    Heighten and Lower the Tripod 26:33 
    Drags: Pan/Tilt 26:53 
    Identify the Frame 27:20 
    Zoom In and Out 27:48 
    Focus the Lens 28:03 
  Camera Workshop, Part II 28:44
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   Rule of Thirds 1:57 
    Rule of Thirds 1:58 
    Center Framing versus Rule of Thirds 3:29 
   Framing 4:19 
    Head Room 4:20 
    Edge Room 5:08 
   Single Versus 2 Shot 5:36 
    Single Shot 5:37 
    Two Shot 5:53 
   X, Y , and Z Axis 6:08 
    The X, Y , and Z Axis 6:09 
   Controlling Camera and Object Movement 6:53 
    Preset Your Focus as Much as You Can 6:54 
    Limit Excess Camera Movement 8:17 
    Define Your Balance 9:37 
    Handheld: Use Your Body to Absorb Shock 10:50 
    Handheld: Wide Lenses & Focal Lengths 11:22 
    Moving the Camera 11:53 
   Tilt vs. Ped 13:05 
    Tilt 13:06 
    Ped 13:40 
    Example: Tilt & Ped 14:36 
   Pan vs. Track 16:37 
    Pan 16:38 
    Track or Truck 16:52 
    Example: Panning 18:10 
   Dolly In, Dolly Out 19:33 
    Dolly In or Dolly Out 19:34 
   Zoom In, Zoom Out 20:44 
    A Zoom is a Change in Lens Focal Length 20:45 
   More On The Zoom 22:03 
    Focus the Lens 22:04 
    Calibrate the Lens 22:28 
    Zoom In and Out 22:38 
    Example: Zooming 22:57 
   Camera Workshop Part II Check List 24:20 
    Frame Up a CU (Close Up) 24:21 
    Frame a MED (Single) 25:20 
    Frame Up a 2 Shot - Medium 25:40 
    Frame Up a 2 Shot - Wide 25:46 
   Camera Workshop Part II Check List 25:54 
    Have a Subject Sit in a Chair and Stand 25:57 
    Have a Subject Walk L to R along the X Axis 26:35 
    Have a Subject Walk Away From and Into the camera Along the Z Axis 27:23 
    Practice Zooming In and Out 27:48 

IV. Lighting

  Basics of Lighting, Part I 19:24
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   Light Defined and Categorized 0:39 
    What is Light? 0:40 
    How Do We Qualify and Quantify Light? 1:10 
   Types of Light 1:54 
    Directional 1:55 
    Diffused 2:23 
   Light Intensity 3:27 
    Light Intensity 3:28 
    Foot Candle 4:05 
    LUX or Lumens 4:30 
    Baselight 4:48 
   Measuring Light Intensity 5:51 
    Incident Light vs. Reflective Light 5:52 
   Contrast 7:04 
    Contrast 7:05 
    Spot Meter & Contrast Ratio 8:04 
    Three Ways to Lower Contrast 8:35 
    Brightest Areas vs. Darkest Areas 9:39 
   Shadows 10:29 
    Shadows Overview 10:30 
    Attached Shadows 10:59 
    Cast Shadows 11:40 
    Example: Attached Shadows 12:11 
    Example: Cast Shadows 12:42 
    Falloff 13:11 
    Example: Falloff 13:49 
   Color 14:43 
    Additive Primary Colors, RGB 14:44 
    Subtractive Color Mixing 15:31 
    Generating Colors with Electron Gun 15:53 
    Color Temperature 16:15 
    White Balance 18:01 
  Basics of Lighting, Part II 30:59
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Lighting Instruments 0:44 
    Spot Lights Overview 0:45 
    Spot Light: Fresnels 2:04 
    Spot Light: Fluorescent Fresnels 5:51 
    Portable Spot Lights 7:15 
    Flood Lights 8:01 
    Ellipsoidal Spot 9:40 
    Floodlight Bank 10:24 
    Cyc Light (Cyclorama Light) 10:31 
    Small EFP Flood 10:38 
   Safety 10:52 
    Electricity 11:18 
    Heat 12:38 
    Placing & Securing Lights 13:44 
    Eyes 14:50 
   Lighting Techniques 15:23 
    Triangle Lighting or 3 Point Light 16:16 
    Four Point Lighting 19:02 
    Two Point Lighting 19:38 
    High Key vs. Low Key 20:41 
    Example: High Key Vs. Low Key 21:39 
    Light Plot & Studio Lighting 22:06 
    Field Lighting Outdoor 25:42 
    Field Lighting Indoor 27:06 
    Prep for Field Production 28:10 

V. Audio

  Basics of Audio, Part I 17:52
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:12 
   Sound 0:41 
    What is Sound? 0:42 
    Microphones Transduce Sound 1:10 
    Signal Flow 1:42 
   Microphones 2:43 
    Three Main Ways of Categorizing Microphones 2:44 
    How Do They Hear: Pick Up Pattern & Polar Pattern 3:34 
    How Do They Hear: Omnidirectional vs. Unidirectional 4:42 
    How They are Made: Dynamic 6:15 
    How They are Made: Condenser 7:25 
    How They are Made: Ribbon 10:24 
    How They are Generally Used: Lavaliers 11:44 
    How They are Generally Used: Hand Mic 13:19 
    How They are Generally Used: Boom 14:08 
    How They are Generally Used: Desk Microphones & Stand Microphones 15:29 
    How They are Generally Used: Headset & Wireless or Radio Microphones 16:54 
  Basics of Audio, Part II 21:41
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Sound Control: Audio Mixer 0:40 
    Field Production 0:41 
    Faders and Pot 1:33 
    MIC versus Line Inputs 4:13 
    Sound Calibration 5:40 
    Live Field Mixing 6:08 
    Multiple Mic Inputs 6:23 
    More Sophisticated Audio Mixer 6:51 
   Cables 7:42 
    XLR 7:43 
    Phone Plug, RCA Phono Plug, & Mini Plug 8:54 
    Type of Adapters Connectors 9:07 
    Patching 9:40 
    In / Out Signal Flow 9:50 
    How to Cable 10:01 
   Sound Recording 10:52 
    Analog Tape 10:53 
    Digital 11:33 
   Sound Aesthetics 12:39 
    Context 12:40 
    Figure-ground 15:00 
    Perspective 16:09 
    Continuity 17:12 
    Energy 19:32 

VI. Editing Basics

  Editing Basics, Part I 33:26
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   What Does an Editor Do? 1:14 
    Tell a Story 1:15 
    Creating Narrative Space & Time 2:37 
   Creating Space 2:58 
    Creating Space 2:59 
   Creating Time 4:38 
    Creating Time 4:39 
   Composition 6:32 
    What is Composition? 6:33 
    Field of View Choice 7:56 
    Camera Angle Choice 8:43 
    Focus & Depth of Field 9:11 
    Rule of Thirds 9:31 
    Negative Space 9:41 
    Highlights & Shadows 10:00 
    Colors & Texture 10:37 
    Vectors 10:44 
   Vectors 11:13 
    Vectors in Composition 11:14 
    Filmmakers & Vectors 11:26 
    Three Kinds of Vectors 12:16 
    Why are Vectors Important? 12:26 
    Graphic Vectors 13:09 
    Index Vectors 13:48 
    Motion Vectors 15:59 
   Leading the Eye with Vectors from Shot to Shot 16:29 
    Leading the Eye with Vectors from Shot to Shot 16:30 
   Rhythm and Tempo 17:05 
    Rhythm and Tempo 17:06 
   Sound Design 19:30 
    Editors Make Choices Regarding Sound 19:31 
    Three Tracks of Sound 20:11 
   Diegetic Sound 20:43 
    Diegetic Sound 20:44 
   Non-Diegetic Sound 22:10 
    Non-diegetic Sound 22:11 
   Dialogue 23:52 
    Production Sound 23:53 
    ADR 24:16 
   Sound FX 25:16 
    Sound FX 25:17 
   Music 26:56 
    Music 26:57 
   Titles and Text 27:39 
    Editors Design and Make Choices Regarding Titles & Text 27:40 
   Graphics 28:14 
    Graphics 28:15 
   Character Generated Material 29:00 
    Post Production 29:01 
   Associative Editing 30:10 
    Associative Editing 30:11 
   Building Performance 31:51 
    Building Performance 31:52 
  Editing Basics, Part II 36:15
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Continuity Editing 0:49 
    Continuous Edit 0:50 
   What is Coverage? 3:34 
    What is Coverage? 3:35 
   Crossing the Line 4:51 
    Crossing the Line 4:52 
   Simple Coverage 5:37 
    Coverage of a Simple Scene 5:38 
    Simple Coverage: Example Floor Plan 6:12 
   Crossing the Line 7:53 
    Crossing the Line 7:54 
    180 Degree Rule 8:42 
    Example: Assembly 9:11 
    Example: Rough Cut 12:16 
    Example: Fine Cut 12:38 
    Example: Crossing the Line 12:52 
   Jump Cuts 13:21 
    Jump in Time 13:22 
    Miss Matched Action 14:08 
   Matching Action 15:22 
    Continuity of Action between Shots 15:23 
    Move Action Forward from Shot A to Shot B 16:06 
   L Cuts and J Cuts 18:03 
    L Cuts 18:04 
    J Cuts 21:38 
   Role of the Editor 23:57 
    Role of the Editor 23:58 
   Workflow 27:56 
    Workflow 27:57 
    Before You Begin 29:01 
   The Assembly Process 30:55 
    Organization of Your Material 30:56 
    Find Your Story 31:36 
   The Cuts 31:47 
    The Rough Cut 31:48 
    The First Cut 32:40 
    The Fine Cut 34:03 
   Locking Picture and Sound 34:59 
    Lock Picture 35:00 
    Sound Editing 35:29 
    Finalize Text, Graphics, and any Computer Generated Images 35:35 
    Lock Sound & Master Output 35:58 

VII. Coverage

  Coverage 20:41
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   What is Coverage? 0:50 
    What is Coverage? 0:51 
    Narrative Cinematic Language 1:41 
    Camera Shots and Angles 2:09 
    Continuous & Fluid Editing 2:28 
   Continuity Editing 2:54 
    Change of Image Size 2:55 
    Change of Camera Angle 3:04 
    Can Not Cross the Line 3:41 
    Match Action 3:47 
    Eyelines Must Match 4:00 
   Crossing the Line 5:00 
    Cinematic Space 5:01 
    When a Character Moves The Line Moves 6:30 
    Characters Backgrounds, Screen Direction, and Eyelines 6:55 
    Looking Left and Right 7:19 
    Following the 180 Degree Rule 8:14 
    When You Cross The Line 9:15 
   Simple Coverage 10:01 
    Coverage of a Simple Scene 10:02 
    Wide 2 Shot 10:25 
    Medium 2 Shot 10:42 
    Single Medium 10:51 
    Single Close Up 11:10 
    Example: Simple Coverage Floor Plan 11:41 
   More Choices for Coverage 13:46 
    Wide 2 Shot 13:47 
    Medium 2 Shot 13:54 
    Medium of Character A or B 14:01 
    Close Up of Character A or B 14:06 
    Over the Shoulder of A or B 14:08 
    Master Shot 14:17 
    Establishing Shot 15:00 
    Insert Shots & Cut Away 15:47 
   Cross Shot or OS 18:13 
    Cross Shots versus Over the Shoulder Shots (OS) 18:14 

VIII. The Visual Image

  Basics of the Digital Video System 34:24
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Analog vs. Digital Signal 0:47 
    Analog Signal 0:48 
    Digital Signal 2:28 
   The Pros and Cons of Digital 3:10 
    Disadvantage of Digital Signal 3:11 
    Advantages of Digital Signal 4:27 
   Broadcast Standards 6:01 
    ATSC, NTSC, and the Broadcast Standards 6:02 
   Digital Formats 7:15 
    Know Your Format 7:16 
    Display Formats 8:13 
    Media Formats 8:52 
    Recording Formats 9:06 
    Audio/Video Codec 9:37 
   Media Formats 9:58 
    Tape Formats 9:59 
    File Based Formats 10:33 
   Recording Formats 10:47 
    Recording Formats 10:48 
    Shooting Mode 11:24 
    Aspect Ratio 11:41 
    Frame Rate 11:50 
    Resolution 12:00 
    Encoding System 12:26 
    Data Rate 12:36 
   Aspect Ratio 12:49 
    16x9 and 4x3 12:50 
   Frame Rate 13:54 
    Frame Rate 13:55 
   Scanning 15:57 
    Scanning 15:58 
    CCD Chip 16:34 
   Interlaced Scanning 18:12 
    Interlaced Scanning 18:13 
   Progressive Scanning 19:42 
    Progressive Scanning 19:43 
   24P 20:38 
    24P 20:39 
   Resolution 21:41 
    Resolution Overview 21:42 
    Factors Impacting Resolution 22:15 
    ATSC Format Resolution 22:36 
    Standard Definition DV 23:05 
    High-Definition 23:19 
   Sample Rates 24:23 
    Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) Sample Rates 24:24 
   Compression 25:42 
    Compression 25:43 
    Codecs 26:11 
    Decompress the Data 26:17 
    Lossy Compression 26:38 
    Lossless Compression 27:36 
   Ultra High End, Uncompressed, 2K, and 4K 28:31 
    Ultra High End, Uncompressed, 2K, and 4K 28:32 
   Audio and Video Codecs 31:21 
    Audio and Video Codecs 31:22 
   Codecs 31:54 
    JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG 31:55 
    Proprietary Codecs 32:27 
  Suggested Settings for Digital Video 6:04
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Digital Formats 0:25 
    Recording Format Choices 0:26 
    Editing System 0:50 
    Specifications for Broadcast 1:00 
   Recording Formats 1:25 
    Shooting Mode 1:36 
    Aspect Ratio 1:44 
    Frame Rate 1:50 
    Resolution 1:56 
   More on Frame Rates 2:09 
    Frame Rates 2:10 
   Suggested Settings 3:57 
    Shoot Everything 16x9 3:58 
    Ignore 30p 4:31 
    Broadcasting SD, DV, or DVD 4:43 
    Film or D-Cinema 5:03 
    HD Signal or Screen on HD Ready Equipment 5:25 

IX. Prepping to Shoot

  Prepping to Shoot 41:10
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Before You Shoot 0:25 
    Finish Developing Your Script 0:26 
    Determine the Creative Visualization of Your Project 2:10 
    Determine the Creative Element of Sound 3:29 
    Write a Treatment 4:11 
    Determine Location Needs 4:33 
    Determine and Gather Sets, Props, and Costumes 4:46 
    Determine the Sound Needs of Your Project 4:53 
    Determine Equipment Needs 5:16 
    Create a Schedule 5:40 
    Determine Budget Needs 6:48 
    Casting and Rehearsals 7:54 
    Create Shot Lists 8:15 
    Create Overhead/Floor Plans 8:22 
    Create all the Logistical Materials You Need 8:37 
    Distribute Materials 8:56 
   Script 9:15 
    Script Format 9:16 
    Script Breakdown & Production Needs 11:43 
   Pre-Visualization 13:27 
    Cinematographer: Overall Camera Work & Lighting Style 13:28 
    Production Designer: Images, Colors, & Textures 16:26 
   Treatment 18:49 
    Treatment 18:50 
   Know Your Locations 20:21 
    Location Scout 20:22 
    Permits 20:50 
    Accessibility 21:54 
    Blocking Off and Containing the Space 22:42 
    Noise Issues 23:21 
    Safety Issues 23:31 
    Communicate with People Who Own the Location 24:09 
    Basics for Cast and Crew 25:40 
   Shot Lists 28:12 
    Shot Lists 28:13 
    Example of a Shot List 31:33 
   Floor Plans 32:17 
    Bird's Eye View or Overhead Floor Plan 32:18 
    Lighting Scheme Floor Plan 35:07 
   Storyboards 36:21 
    Storyboards 36:22 
   Schedule 37:12 
    Schedule 37:13 
   Sample Daily Shoot Schedule 37:58 
    Sample Daily Shoot Schedule 37:59 
   Food and Snacks 39:50 
    Food and Snacks 39:51 

X. Dramatic Story Telling

  Dramatic Story Telling 6:04
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   From Story Idea to Dramatic Art 0:45 
    What Makes an Idea Dramatic? 0:46 
   Conflict 2:30 
    Conflict 2:31 
    Person versus Person 3:36 
    Person Versus Environment or Social Institution 3:50 
    Person Versus a Task 4:18 
    Person Against Themselves 4:56 
   Objectives 5:34 
    Character's Objective 5:35 
   Super-Objectives 6:40 
    Super-Objectives 6:41 
   Obstacles 7:41 
    Obstacles 7:42 
   Stakes 8:17 
    Stakes 8:18 
   Actions 9:11 
    Actions 9:12 
    Examples of Actions 9:57 
   Result Directing 10:52 
    Telling an Actor They are Sad 10:53 
    Instead Make It Active 11:38 
   Three Act Structure 12:09 
    Act 1 13:06 
    Act 2 14:34 
    Act 3 15:20 
   Working With Crew 16:00 
    Working With the Crew as a Director 16:01 

XI. Documentary

  Documentary Considerations, Part I 39:50
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   The Role of Non-Fiction Filmmaking 0:51 
    The Role of Non-Fiction Filmmaking 0:52 
   Documentary and Society 3:31 
    Information 3:56 
    Propaganda 4:02 
    Public Opinion 4:18 
    Education 4:22 
    Public Policy 4:40 
    Cultural Envelope 4:51 
   Documentary Film Language 5:07 
    Characters 5:08 
    Composition 5:46 
    Structure 5:52 
    Narrative 6:03 
    Argument 6:07 
   Elements of Documentary Production 6:18 
    Script 6:19 
    Formats 7:19 
    Crew Positions 7:37 
    Funding 8:14 
    Three Phases of Production 8:58 
   Documentary and Technology 9:14 
    The Filmmaker's Toolbox 9:15 
    Mobility 10:06 
    Accessibility 10:53 
    Distribution 11:27 
   Documentary Styles 12:33 
    Expository 12:34 
    Observational 13:21 
    Interactive 14:04 
    Experimental 14:34 
    Hybrid 15:25 
   Ethics in Documentary Filmmaking 16:10 
    The First Amendment 16:11 
    The Legal, Social and Moral Responsibilities of Documentary Filmmakers 16:59 
   Three Phases of Documentary 18:32 
    Pre-production 18:53 
    Production 19:50 
    Post-Production 20:40 
   More on the Pre-Interview 23:49 
    More on the Pre-Interview 23:50 
   The Documentary Idea 26:29 
    Three Classic Components of the Language of Documentary 26:30 
   Documentary Production: The Place 27:10 
    Place 27:11 
   Documentary Production: Event 28:56 
    What are Events? 28:57 
    Your Goals 30:21 
    Plan Your Possible Shots Ahead of Time 32:00 
   Documentary Production: The Interview 33:01 
    Formal Sit Down Interviews 33:02 
    Other Types of Interview 34:06 
    Will You Be On Camera? 35:13 
    Structure Your Questions 35:50 
    Have a List of Questions 37:06 
    Working with a Camera Person 37:40 
    Get B-Roll, Cutaways, Inserts 38:12 
  Documentary Considerations, Part II 13:04
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Cinéma-Vérité 0:13 
    Cinéma-Vérité 0:14 
   Documentary and the Propaganda Debate 1:55 
    Documentary and the Propaganda Debate 1:56 
   Political Advocacy in Documentary 3:03 
    Propaganda, Objectivity, and Subjectivity 3:04 
    Political Advocacy 3:55 
    The Provocateur in Documentary Filmmaking 4:48 
   Documentary, War and History 5:50 
    World War 5:51 
    Documentary and Vietnam War 6:49 
    Fox News War 7:10 
    Historical Documentary 7:44 
   Other Forms of Documentary 8:31 
    The Art of Documentary 8:32 
    The Mocumentary 8:56 
    The Poetic Documentary 9:03 
    The Documentary Diary 9:26 
   Documentary Departures and Variations 9:42 
    Formula, Commercialism, Entertainment vs. Information 9:43 
    TV News and News Magazines 10:38 
    TV Talk Shows 10:56 
    Reality TV 11:06 
    DocuDramas 11:38 
    Glam Pieces 12:31