Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Intermediate Video Fall '06 Assignment 2

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Blogger damian said...

Assignment #2) Surround Sound & Image Project

Due W 10/4/06

This will be the most technically demanding project of the semester, but once you get through it, you will have learned and executed quite a bit.
For this piece you will use multi channeled (dolby 5.1 surround) sound as the centerpiece of a two minute video. The piece is to be presented on dvd.
Conceptually, you should strive to create or re-create an environment or situation, which is defined by sound. Other than that, content is pretty open ended.

Guidelines/ Workflow

-edit your video in Final Cut. Export it uncompressed as a QuickTime movie

-create a session in ProTools. Import your video, and it’s original soundtrack (if desired). Import or record any other additional sounds that you want to use.

-using ProTools’ multi track interface, edit and process your discrete “channels” of sound. set the appropriate levels between the channels and export your surround components separately.

-import your uncompressed video and surround audio components into Compressor. Arrange your surround components and designate proper settings for your video and audio exports. Create your Mpeg-2 and AC3 files.

-import these files into DVD Studio Pro for mastering. Create a self starting dvd.

-make sure that you post your comments on the project, including your concept and any other issues in the project 2 thread on http://rutgersmedia.blogspot.com. This is a requirement of the project.

9:50 PM  
Blogger damian said...

here's some informational web pages dealing with surround sound




5:48 AM  
Blogger mademoisellise said...

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4:31 PM  
Blogger mademoisellise said...

I'm wondering if someone can tell me a way to use footage from videos off of online sources like YouTube or GoogleVideo. Legitimately or - more likely - otherwise.

4:32 PM  
Blogger shawniqua said...

not entirely sure if you can rip from youtube and video google. ive tried previously, but i guess they've just gotten pirate-proofed. not entirely sure what you're looking for, but i would try searching for the video through like the yahoo video search engine as it's worked before. i might have some sort of appopriation for this project as well.

10:23 PM  
Blogger damian said...

youtube is definitely copy proof....you are only sharing the url for the file. i assume google video is the same.

but i'm definitely against using stuff that was posted online for class projects because it is compressed and looks and sounds like crap!!!

8:24 AM  
Blogger jessedouglas said...

Just video tape your computer monitor playing the video, that'd look awesome.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Matthew Siti said...

i tried to get a video off youtube for over an hour one night, it seems impossible. But yeah, tape the video off your computer, it probably look great hah

7:21 PM  
Blogger shawniqua said...

hey, i was wondering if anyone knew how to superimpose images on top of each other without them looking transparent? the only thin i can think of is messing with the opacity, but it lightens the image. also, if that is the only means, should i shoot with a light or dark background? thanks.

7:21 PM  
Blogger shawniqua said...

this project is starting to get a bit problematic simply because i haven't used fcp since april/may and forgot how to do some things. i'm having issues where my subjects are over-lighted (fixed it later in shooting) and how that i'm looking at the footage in fcp, it's really white. what effect should i use that parallels closing the aperture?

6:26 PM  
Blogger jessedouglas said...

Someone bring some popcorn wednesday

2:26 AM  
Blogger mademoisellise said...

You know how teachers always say that "this is not the sort of assigment you should leave to the last minute" and you don't really take them seriously? Well fuck. This time it was true.

Anyway, I just got back from editing. After I troubleshooted... troubleshote... troubleshot for the last hour I am still getting a delayed echo on all of my audio. See you tomorrowzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

10:48 PM  
Blogger Philippe said...

i had difficulty with trying to get the compressor to compress the files properly. it was frustrating but after extensive trial and error i was able to make it work. it's also because my hard drive apparently isn't formatted for mac which is odd because i never plugged it into a pc. it's been working fine all year and until i used it with protools and that's when things went awry. in end i am pleased with the results.

10:14 AM  
Blogger nagarjuna Vellanki said...

my pro is about a dream

10:25 AM  
Blogger nagarjuna Vellanki said...

my project is about a dream

10:25 AM  
Blogger nagarjuna Vellanki said...

had problems with the dvdpro last night

10:26 AM  
Blogger Matthew Siti said...

i am dissapointed that certain sounds on my project were not as audible as i had hoped.

12:17 PM  
Blogger globby jason said...

I definitely didnt think you guys were gonna react the way you did to my project. Its actually pretty funny that we all did.

4:23 PM  
Blogger grezzigirl said...

I am so glad this project is done. No offense, damian, but this project was a bitch. I hate protools, and I hate computers. At least I fixed it. Next time I'll know to use 5.1 surround sound. Good thing to know if you're a video major. Thanks, bye.

8:38 PM  
Blogger dasutton said...

glad that after like 15 hours in that musty room with shawn, jason, philippe, elise, and some lubrication, i finally learned how to write surround sound dvds! flawless <3

12:08 PM  
Blogger JeffreyJohnM said...

i pretty much was happy that i got my LFE to work but i got a little too surround sound trigger happy and forgot to add in sounds to the speakers during the wrap around that would fill in the blank empty spaces, that were in the begining part, other then that really had no problems

5:43 AM  
Blogger jessedouglas said...

Crit was phuns

8:41 AM  

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