As part of "Crowd Sourced Boston" LexMedia produced two scenes from the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off using the talents of both staff and our members. This is scene 28. Click to play.
Green Screen Work Pays Off
The Ferris Bueller film project used a good amount of green screen work. Here's the breakdown of how one scene was put together in editing. (See PDF) If you have an idea that would take a green screen come talk to us. At LexMedia we have a large green screen wall and we teach you how to use it.
Watch The Art Collector. An award winning short film by LexMedia member Saoirse Loftus-Reid. Click to play.
Fall / Winter TV Production Classes at LexMedia
All classes at LexMedia are free and available to people who live, work or attend school in Lexington. All classes start at 7pm unless noted. For more information or to sign up for classes contact: email@example.com. Please look at the directions page before coming to LexMedia: http://www.lexmedia.org/directions.html LexMedia Orientation. This is the prerequisite to all other classes. New members are introduced to everything they need to know to get started. 7PM on Nov 6, Dec 4.
Field Production 1. This class gives members a solid understanding of how to set up and operate our tripods and Sony PXW-X70 camcorders. With an emphasis on esthetics and framing and capturing the best video signal possible. This is a hands on class. 7:20PM on Nov 6, Dec 4.
Field Production 2. Participants continue to learn the basic technical skills of field production with the focus now on lighting and audio. At the completion of this class members can sign out our portable gear and start producing programming immediately. 7PM on Nov 13, Dec 11. Intro to Editing with Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro. Ever wanted to edit a movie, a documentary, a road race or soccer game? It’s not as hard as you think. This intro class cover's how to get started, with tips on avoiding the common problems that derail the newcomer. 7PM. Nov 15 & 29, Dec 13 & 20. Additional one on one editing sessions will be needed.
The Short Doc Class Series. This class will teach you all the skills of Doc making using a short 5 minute format. Participants should come to the class with a short doc idea. We will help you organize the idea and make a plan. When the class is over you will have shot some video and gone thru a technical and esthetic critique enabling you to shoot and organise better content. This is a three part series* 7 - 8:30PM. Jan 16th, Feb 20th, March 13th.
Intro to Podcasting. Podcasting is a rising form of entertainment and communications. It can be fun and light or deep and heavy and everything in-between. This one hour class will give you an understanding of the possibilities of Podcasting at LexMedia. We have a fully equipped studio that can accommodate up to four people. Come prepared to talk about your ideas.7PM. Nov 20 & 27, Dec 18 & 19.
Community Bulletin Board A CBB announcement is an informational slide that plays between programming on LexMedia. Click (( here )) to post your local event
Take the Lexpress Route #2 bus to LexMedia
We are located at the Avalon at Lexington Hills apartment complex off of Concord Ave. Real time bus tracker here: http://tracker.lexpress.us
Signal Issues? If you are having trouble with your cable TV signal please call your provider immediately at: RCN - 1-800-746-4726 Comcast - 1-800-934-6489 Verizon - 1-800-837-4966 And Email the Lexington Communications Advisory Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A still from "Performing Arts is the Future" Directed by award winner Saoirse Loftus-Reid
LexMedia takes three national awards for local productions. LexMedia is proud to announce that it has been honored with three Hometown Media Awards. Two of the awards go to volunteer members, Nathan Ernst Bourjolly and Saoirse Loftus-Reid and one staff member Rick Dorrington. This annual awards competition is hosted by the Alliance for Community Media, an umbrella organization representing community media centers across the country. Center and individuals compete for national recognition.
Saoirse Loftus- Reid won for her documentary on the Clarke Middle School’s trip to Japan. The students were representing the USA in a youth stage play festival. Her winning film is called Geijyutsu Wa Mirai "Performing Arts is the Future.” Nathan Ernst Bourjolly won for an episode of his late night type talk show, “The Nathan Bourjolly Show” and LexMedia Community Producer, Rick Dorrington, won for his short work called “LHS Football Locker Room Pre Game.”
"We've won Hometown Awards in the past, but never three in one year," says Executive Director, Florence DelSanto. "I think this shows the level of maturity and professionalism LexMedia has achieved. It especially nice to see the range of members winning. Saorise is a LHS senior who we've worked with for 4 or 5 years. Nathan is in middle school and Rick is on staff. Congratulations to all the winners!"
All three programs can be found on the LexMedia.org website under “On Demand” and also linked to on the LexMedia Facebook page.
LexMedia Tech Notes
4K video = 17 by 9 frame. Using 4k in a 1080 timeline you can zoom in 200%. 4K is 4096 by 2160 pixels and needs a 8.8 megapixel sensor.
Recording 1920 by 1080p, 10 bit video @ 24 frames per second and in uncompressed 4:4:4 color depth records at 667 Gigabyte's per hr.
Diagram of closing apertures = increasing f-numbers. In one-stop increments each aperture has half the light gathering area of the previous stop.
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