Schedule

You must follow the Details link for each week to see your reading assignments and other important requirements. The assignments that are due are explained in Required Work.

Aug. 23/24

Class does not meet.

Week 1 | Aug. 30/31

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Introduction to the course. Attendance WILL be counted today.

Sept. 6/7 | Labor Day Holiday

No classes. Yes, this includes Tuesday's class too.

Week 2 | Sept. 13/14

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Introduction to audio gathering; practice. Make sure you bring the required gear to class.

Week 3 | Sept. 20/21

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Introduction to audio editing. You will use your audio interview in the editing practice.
Due: Audio 1, Part 1

Week 4 | Sept. 27/28

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Multitrack audio editing instruction. Examples.
Due: Audio 1, Part 2

Week 5 | Oct. 4/5

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Introduction to audio slideshows. Examples and discussion.
Due: Audio 2, Part 1

Week 6 | Oct. 11/12

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Photojournalism: Composition, rule of thirds, basic photojournalim ethics.
Due: Audio 2, Part 2

Week 7 | Oct. 18/19

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In-class review of your photos. All students' photos will be shown. Discussion and review of basic photojournalism principles. Emphasis on variety and detail shots.
Due: Soundslides, Part 1

Week 8 | Oct. 25/26

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Photo editing instruction in Photoshop. Cropping, optimization, story pacing.
Due: Soundslides, Part 2

Week 9 | Nov. 1/2

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Introduction to Soundslides (software for audio slideshow production).
Due: Soundslides, Part 3

Week 10 | Nov. 8/9

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Introduction to video shooting; the five-shot method. Examples.
Due: Soundslides, Part 4

Week 11 | Nov. 15/16

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Introduction to video editing in Windows Movie Maker or iMovie.
Due: Video, Part 1

Week 12 | Nov. 22/23

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In-class review of your video. Everyone will see all of the students' videos. Discussion and review of basic principles. Emphasis on variety and detail shots.
Due: Video, Part 2

Week 13 | Nov. 29/30

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Video interviews and B-roll. How-to; examples.
Due: Nothing! (Work on your upcoming video assignment.)

Week 14 | Dec. 6/7

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Combining one interview and B-roll using Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. Demonstration.
Due: Video, Part 3

Week 15 | Dec. 13 (finals week)

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Due: Video, Part 4 (upload to YouTube)

Key Dates

Classes begin: Monday, Aug. 23
Classes end: Wednesday, Dec. 8
Final exams: Dec. 11, 1317

UF Holidays

Sept. 6: Labor Day
Oct. 1516: Homecoming
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 2527: Thanksgiving