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I recommend 2 or 3 people per team. If you want a bigger or smaller team - I may allow it, please talk to me about it. You teams must be formed by the end of study week.
If you don't know who to make a team with - let me know and I will assign you to someone else without a teammate.
When you're forming the team - keep in mind that the following are the major tasks:
! # !! Members !! Infomercial topic !! Progress report
| 0 || Example1, Example2 || SampleProject1 || '''11 Jul. Done.'''|-| 1 || Justin, Natesh, Ivan || BigBlueButton || '''9 MarJul. Done.'''|-| 2 || Anatoly Spektor || Aperture || '''11 Jul. Done.'''|-| 3 || Daniel, Kalid || || '''11 Jul. Done.'''|-| 6 || Yohanes, Chaobo, Zain || Windows 8 || '''11 Jul. Done.'''|-| 7 || Zakeria || || 11 Jul.|-| 8 || Kajanthan || Eclipse || '''11 Jul. Done.'''|-| 9 || Stephanie, Sezar || Star Dust || '''11 Jul. Done.'''
* Filming has to be done using a camera on a tripod, so a cellphone will not work, and a point-and-shoot camera may or may not work. If you don't have access to this equipment - I can lend you mine, but we have to arrange it well in advance.
* You'll have to film an entire lecture be filming yourselves and though the quality will matter, so - you can try as many times as you might want to do a couple of test runs firstlike and assemble the best pieces.* In the first week of class after break week you will You don't have a guest speaker talk to you worry about Popcorn.js and maybe PopcornMaker (doing it exactly right the latter may or may not be useful first time for you)this assignment.* You'll need to make a video of a reasonable size (that can be streamed over a typical residential internet connection).
* You'll need that video to play in the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.
* The entire webpage has to look professional.
* There will be a graded progress report in week 10, so don't leave it till later.
* The infomercial must be as professional-looking as possible, so do your best with the set (stage) setup and the dress even though we obviously have limited means there.
That will give you plenty of study and preparation work for the study week. There will be a graded progress report in week 10, so don't leave it till later.= Scripting =
= Filming =This is not a Digital Media Arts course so the requirements are not nearly as stringent, but doing this step will help you get verything else done on time.
One You're selling a product. This could be something that exists already or something that's being built. It could be one of our professors (Tom Aratyn) has graciously agreed to let you guys film his ULI101 lecturesyour projects or someone else's. That means I don't much care about the product you have a real lecture you can film, but 're selling - I care about how well you have to be professional about sell it. I asked Tom So pick any project you're interested in (that if you are disturbing his class he will kick know stuff about). Please do not pick and existing product and parrot its existing commercial. If you outwant to use existing material like that - ask me first, in which case you'll be out of luck for this assignment, unless you find another volunteerI may allow it.
In order to make sure that the filming isn't causing too much trouble Write a script for how the ULI101 lectures - only one person can infomercial will flow. There should be in the lab/lecture room filming at one timeleast 15 minutes of talking and a some of minutes of closeups, "live" demos, etc. Once the teams are settled - note in Try not to make the table above which lecture and when you are planning to be filmingwhole thing longer than 25 minutes.
YouIf you feel you can do a good job without a script - go ahead, but that will be quite hard for most people unless they're also welcome to film our guest speaker's presentation or another class, just don't forget to ask permission first if you want to film someone elseexperienced in sales.
Make sure as the lecture goes on that you keep the camera centered on the subject. That's going to be the speaker but may include other things: for example if the speaker is writing something or pointing to something - that should be in the video as well. Don't worry too much about making sure that the text on the projector display is readable, you'll be dealing with that later in the assignment.= Filming =
= Editing =Once you have the script - get the camera and make sure you know how to use it. Definitely use a tripod also, I don't want to see any handheld shaking. This should be quite easy to do since I don't expect you'll need to move the camera during any scene.
In this project You must film the main result of editing will be removing pauses that don't need to be in an online lecture. This would be realtively simple in a short video but will take a lot of work for a video this size.following:
That means you'll have to watch all * Yourself talking, this is probbly most of it and use Windows Movie Maker .* You answering questions from your partner or iMovie (or another tool if you prefer) to delete don't have one - questions that came in from the pausesaudience. While * Whatever you're doing this - make notes of times where selling in the video you'll want to insert events (see the Webpage/Content section below)action, youthough I'll save yourself some time that wayaccept a creative use of a screen capture software.
If Even if you recorded audio separately feel it's hard to sell the product without showing it all the time - you will want remember selling is mostly about the salesman and the product is just there to add the audio track help. You're doing a sales job and sync it with not a technical tutorial. Just talk about the original video before features as you make any changes would explain them to a friend - that's the video, otherwise it will take least stressful way too much effort to add the audio laterget it done.
= Webpage =Remember that even though you have a script that doesn't mean you have to do the whole thing right at once. Do it in pieces, expecting you'll be pasting the pieces together later during editing. This is a why a good script is important - you can concentrate on one scene at a time.
Same as for assignment 1 - you will need to find a template for your page so that the result looks professional. Don't forget to set the titles correctly and remove links that you aren't using.= Editing =
On the index page you The final video should havelook like this:
* The # Title screen with the names of all the people in your team number , and all the team membersname of the product you' namesre selling.* A list Also if it's not obvious - a brief (one sentence) description of the equipment you usedproduct.* Where # Approximately 15 minutes of one or more of you got the website templatetalking, including answering a question or two.* Links to any code samples written by someone else that you used # Interspersed in those 15 minutes approximately 5 minutes of hands-on product demonstration, not more.# All along the assignmentvideo there should be contact information shown for people who want to buy it, like a (fake) phone number or a (fake, short) website address. You may use online resources or ChrisDon's demo code [ from here], but you have t forget to be very clear which code mention this info several times as you didn't write yourself or else it's plagiarismre talking.
On the video page there will be a title, the name of the presenter, a short description of the lecture, and two main components:You may use any software you like for editing.
# The video itself, in an HTML5 video tag. Have the controls showing but don't start playing it automatically.# Next to it (probably to the right, though I'll leave that detail to you, as long as it works it's good) you'll need a "Content" area, where you'll show the slides associated with the lecture.= Formats =
== Look back on what you've done in the Video ==lab and convert your video into those formats so that it will play in Firefox and Chrome and IE. You will probably also have to change settings when you do the conversion to make the size of the videos smaller. The videos must be streamable on a typical residential 5Mbps connection, so calculate what that means in terms of a maximum size for your video.
This time = Webpage =Same as for assignment 1 - you have will need to make sure find a template for your video works not only in Firefox but also in IE. Just page so that the latest versionsresult looks professional. That means your video will have Don't forget to be in two formats. Please do test it on both browsersset the titles correctly and remove links that you aren't using.
Obviously this only applies to On the final, edited video, not the original one index page you filmed.should have:
Space is a very important consideration# The team number and all the team members' names.# A list of the equipment you used. Though # Where you should be filming at got the highest quality your camera and storage space allows - website template.# Links to any code samples written by someone else that will be too much for realyou used in the assignment. You may use online resources or Chris's demo code [ video on the webcontent/uploads/MakingPopcorn.tar. Assume a client download speed of 300kbpsgz from here], and calculate how much space that means your video can take, based on how long but you have to be very clear which code you didn't write yourself or else it is's plagiarism.
You don't want to have bad quality though. So you should have On the video page there will be a native size at least 640 pixels wide title, the name of the product, a short description, and make sure you can clearly see the speaker's face.two main components:
== The video itself, in an HTML5 video tag. Have the controls showing but don't start playing it automatically. Remember this has to work in multiple browsers.Next to it (probably to the right, though I'll leave that detail to you, as long as it works it's good) you'll need a "Content ==" area, where you'll show some extra promotional material.
Whatever the presenter is showing on the projector should be very well visible in your webpage. There's no way to film that with a regular camera. You could have a screen recording or a specialised device to do this, but we have another, better option== Popcorn.js Content ==
We're going This will contain extra stuff to use Popcorn.js encourage the viewer to associate content with certain times in the video. That means buy whatever you will need screenshots of slides that the speaker used're selling. You can use LibreOffice to export To keep it simple just have a slideshow as PDF statement like "16221 of these have been sold already! Hurry up and then use another tool to make an image out of each slide. If order yours before the speaker is showing a webpage - instead of showing a screenshot of promotion ends!" Where the webpage number can come from or you should load the webpage itself in the content divcan write your own.
The content area should appear when it becomes relevant (typically when be blank before the speaker switches to that slide/webpage) video playback is started and dissapear when after it's no longer neededends.
You should have Have at least 15 10 events for your lecture. If for some reason you filmed someone who didn't have slides or webpages to show - you can replace them with source code they were showing or what you think would be useful reference webpages related to at appropriate times during the presentationvideo.
= Submission =
== Progress Report ==
In On thursday in week 10 (the week before the assignment is due) your entire team has to meet with me and show the status of the project. Not a standup presentation, but just a chat to make sure you're on track to completing everything on time.
Most importantly:
* What are you going to be selling, and why did you choose that?* What equipment you used/ will use, and where you got it from.* Your script or whatever form of plan you used or will use for the infomercial, including the setup and location.* Whether you had any issues doing the recording.If you haven't done the final recording yet - why not and have you at least tried a test run?
* Show me the raw recording you've made.
* Tell me your plan for doing the editing.
* Tell Let me the plan for creating the content sectionknow if there are any team problems (MIA members, etc).
This progress report will be worth 20% of the assignment.
* Your webpage, fully working.
* Your script, or if you don't have one - a quick explanation of how you managed without it.* The original, unmodified videovideos, inside a folder called "raw". Please write "BTC640/PRO608 Asg 2 Team X" (replace X with your team number) on the disk. And test it!
Please write "BTC640/PRO608 Asg 2 Team X" on Put the disk(in an envelope so it can be timestamped) in the dropbox at reception at the CS office.

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