DIGITAL MEDIA I

The syllabus for this course may be downloaded here. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

To demonstrate the idea that as magnification increases depth-of-field decreases take a look first at the left-hand image by clicking and enlarging then the right-hand image. On the left the camera was at a wide angle of about 28mm. On the right it was at a telephoto setting of about 50mm. 

 

The Powerpoint presentation I made in class about functions of the camera and related concepts is here for you to download.

 

The more recent Powerpoint presentation I made about lighting is here for you to download.

See class projects on Vimeo. 

 

My personal Vimeo account is here.

 

A pretty good description of a treatment is here.

 

And a pretty good explanation of what a "pitch" is lurks here.

 

The MediaStorm website is here.

 

Free access to Lynda is here. Use your UNI username and password.

 

For any non-UNI person who stumbles on to this page a good place to start with Adobe products is the Adobe TV website tutorials.

 

a link to a useful Videomaker online tutorial is here.

 

An article about video formats is here

Many, many years ago a train came into a station somewhere in France. A Lumiere operator was there to film this thrilling event. And it was thrilling at the time because very few people had ever seen moving pictures.

About 120 years later, trains move at a somewhat faster pace. 

Familiarity with the vocabulary of media production, especially related to film, television and new media is an important part of being an effective communications professional. It is important to note that these terms may differ from region to region and country to country. Also that there is significant overlap between film and television but that there are also differences. For example, in film there is a Director of Photography or D.P. and in a television studio you are much more likely to run into a Lighting Director or L.D.

 

A glossary primarily concerned with film or cinema is here.

 

The IMDB glossary is here.

 

A television broadcasting glossary is here.

Important "milestones" are here.


 Let's not forget Wikipedia.