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Set of Photos

For one of my TV electives, I was assigned to find a set of pictures.  I figured I would do it on something I found interesting.  The set of pictures I picked are of different places around Croatia.  Having traveled there when I was in high school, I have a great love and appreciation for a country so different than the usual.

Another Day in Iraq… Last Group Video


This video shoot actually went quite well, we were able to use a real camera and the studio at DuMont. Editing was OK, Anthony speaks without taking a breath so that was the only thing that was difficult. The only issue we had was the audio on the lav didn’t work so the levels had to be turned up a lot. Other than that we all worked together and it went quite smooth.

Group Members: Anthony Bartlett, Laura Spina, Andrew Siwczak

LASO


LASO: Latin American Student Organization, President Elect Augusto Suarez tells his story of how he became such a large part of the organization as well as a student at Montclair State University.

FINAL PROJECT VIDEO CRITIQUE:

This critique is in the form of a reply because Michelle uploaded it and Khusboo is typing the critique. We stuck to our original idea which was to interview a Student Organization President from our campus to tell his story about how he became the President and a student at Montclair State University. The visuals are of him answering the interview questions, images of the awards and accomplishments and pictures of memories made from events within the organization. We had a lot of technical difficulties throughout the production whether it was the camera or the mic or editing. We pulled through with everything and I think the quality and story told is great, if we need to change anything it would be the audio but overall it’s a great documentary style story visually.

Last video pitch


Working title: Healing New Jersey One Toke At A Time

High-concept summary: Montclair is the only place in New Jersey that has a medical marijuana facility, we will detail exactly what they do, how they were chosen and where the business going. Marijuana is a drug that is used to help terminally ill patients but many others could benefit by its use. With several states legalizing pot, we will explore why New Jersey is falling behind.The growing business of Medical Marijuana

Brief description:The growing business of Medical Marijuana

Genre: Documentary

Estimated runtime: Two Minutes

Producer: Anthony Bartlett, Laura Spina, Andrew S.

Writer: Anthony Bartlett, Laura Spina Andrew S.

Talent: Doctors, Growers, and patients

Locations: Montclair, NJ

Rights, permissions, other notes: Still working on the permission and rights, emailed and called but have yet to get a response.

Last video pitch


Working title: Healing New Jersey One Toke At A Time

High-concept summary: The growing business of Medical Marijuana

Brief description:Montclair is the only place in New Jersey that has a medical marijuana facility, we will detail exactly what they do, how they were chosen and where the business going. Marijuana is a drug that is used to help terminally ill patients but many others could benefit by its use. With several states legalizing pot, we will explore why New Jersey is falling behind.

Genre: Documentary

Estimated runtime: Two Minutes

Producer: Anthony Bartlett, Laura Spina, Andrew S.

Writer: Anthony Bartlett, Laura Spina Andrew S.

Talent: Doctors, Growers, and patients

Locations: Montclair, NJ

Rights, permissions, other notes: Still working on the permission and rights, emailed and called but have yet to get a response.

Group Video Pitch


Working title: Behind the scenes: Bollywood Dance

High-concept summary: A new perspective of making a video that depicts behind the scenes look by capturing video of a production. Documentary style of a talent and their dance through interview and them working behind the scenes and showing them at work.

Brief description: 60sec documentary of of production on a talent working on a set.

Genre: Documentary

Estimated runtime: 60 secs

Producer: Khusboo Patel, Ivette Cordero, Michelle Trainor

Writer: Khusboo Patel, Ivette Cordero, Michelle Trainor

Talent: Khusboo Patel

Locations: Lifehall

Rights, permissions, other notes: permission of talents, music, permission to use studio.

“How we will make sure this video gets noticed”:  Links given to us by professor on classwebsite (websites that will allow us to upload video) also other social media, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter etc.

 

Final Pitch


Working title: Montclair in a Minute

High-concept summary: A sixty second video profiling all MSU has to offer. Using quick varying shots jam packed with information we hope to provide a high quality video worth featuring on the MSU website. Using different shots we hope to keep the attention of the viewer rather than regurgitating boring information.

Brief description: A sixty second video profiling the best of Montclair State University.

Genre: Information, College

Estimated runtime: One jam packed minute

Producer: Nina Baratti, Casey Coleman, Joe Bavazzano

Writer: Nina Baratti, Casey Coleman, Joe Bavazzano

Talent: Nina Baratti, Casey Coleman

Locations: Montclair State University

Rights, permissions, other notes: Using connections through the university we hope to use this video for future marketing campaigns. Information should and will be fact checked. Possible permission to use the MSU logo. Video can be tweeted from MSU and Admissions accounts. Video can also be used as a “refresher” for incoming students. Need permission to film in certain places.

Video- Story in 60 seconds


This video is about my sister and brother in law who went out one night and as they left the lounge they were both assaulted by a man who claimed to be a cop. They basically explain how the nights events went about. I initially had about 20 mins worth of video, and was able to get it down to 1min and 46secs. This video was the most difficult to get down to 60 secs becasue there was alot they had to say and I had to make sure that nothing major was left out.

I was able to film it in University lecture halll, which had a lot better lighting than my apartment . The audio is definitely better just because i am closer to them but could still be better. I had already recorded my video before last class, so hopefully I can actually use the equipment form class. Otherwise I was glad that i could finally follow through with my initial pitch.

Its OK to Wear a Brace


For this third video I was definatly happier with the results. I was out on a video shoot already so it was nice to have better equipment to produce a higher quality video. It wasn’t perfect by any means tho, the audio was not great even though the levels are decent it was over modulated going on from the start. It did show progress and was a lot of fun to make. It helped having the time to sit down and get to know the entire family. It was a challenge to cut it down to 60 seconds tho but it shows that theres always more to come

Make-Up Designory: The Student


With the third video I was definitely happier because the end product because the lighting was better than the second. I was disappointed because filming vertically on my iPhone caused for a black background, had I just filmed horizontally the picture would have been much better with no black background. I felt my concept was better than my last few and the execution was also better but I still came across a few hiccups. The background sound comes through about 3/4 into the video and I could not find a way to get rid of it. I felt having Kristin narrate the video was better than cutting back and forth between scenes of her doing her make-up and scenes of her talking about her experience. I still wasn’t exactly satisfied with this video but I did feel despite all the “hiccups” it showed progress from my last two videos.

A Day in The Life


My original idea wasn’t working properly so I got inspired by a documentary story video from youtube. It showed still images using the ken burns effect with a voice over and background music telling a story about a trip to Paris. So I got an idea to tell a story about the day in the life of a young mother through visual images using the same effect and instead of background music I had background conversation with her son interacting with her. There was 20-30 minutes of interview which I managed to cut down to 3 minutes, it tells her whole story of what she went through and how she overcame everything. I think the visuals and audio matched with whatever she was saying  which made the story better instead of just having audio with a slideshow of random pictures.

One Minute Story: When Lisa Got Hit ON\n


My original idea was for my roommate to tell a personal story about her life. Some personal issues rose for myself and her, so it was difficult for us to take the time together for her to do it.

Instead, I started talking to a co-worker of mine, Lisa Williams, about a long, crazy, 8-hour day we had just finished. We were telling stories about it, and she started talking about a man who hit on her. Lisa has a one-of-a-kind personality, and she’s so much fun to be around. I filmed her talking about what happened to her earlier that morning, when a stranger came up and was hitting on her. Lisa, being the way she is, wasn’t offended and didn’t take the compliment; she was just being Lisa.

If I could do it again with more time, I would have added more subtitles and maybe filmed it in a different location. I liked my first idea, and if I would have been able to stick with that, it could have been successful as well.

Nina Baratti