FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL

Kevin Singh
Final Project Proposal

I am doing a music video for my final project. Me and a couple of my friends are going to produce a 6 minute long edm mix and I will be filming throughout the summer. I will be using final cut pro for editing the video and using combination of protools and logic to produce the audio. I have been watching many music videos like, Major Lazer- Sound Bang, Calvin Harris –Summer. Flipo- Doh Tell me Dat for inspiration as well as ideas. I also have audio packs of certain songs so I can use pieces that I like, for example I will be using some of the guitar cords in Calvin Harris’s Summer to open up my piece. The first 2 minutes will start very slow so I can use a lot of establishing shots. The rest of the mix will be mixed from slow paced to fast paced throughout so I can really play with the visuals. I already got permission for many people to film (club promoters, club owners, dj’s)

SHOT LIST
Establishing shots 
LS- beach rising sun/setting sun
LS- nightclub shots
POV- club shots
Beach shots- ppl drinking, hanging out, laughing, playing, swimming, walking on board walk
Still shots of NYC
POV- walking in the city, walking in a crowd
Jones Beach
Jones Beach Tunnel shot
MS of dj’s mixing, editing, producing (Club & Home)

Fast paced shots (when beat drops)
Club crowd shots
DJ playing at the club
MS/MCU of people dancing,walking, talking etc
A lot of establishing shots will be used too but I will speed it up if necessary to correlate to the audio.

The Break(out) is Upon Us

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For students completing the Portfolio Class: You will need to have the following completed by May 16th at 10AM. If you do not have the following completed by this date, you cannot receive a passing grade in the course.

1. Resume and Cover Letter approved by Daniel Phelps.

2. Final Project Proposal approved by Michael Smith.

3. A final blog post which includes a URL pointing to your portfolio due on May 23rd at 10AM. You will be required to briefly present your portfolio on May 23rd 10AM.

For students completing their Final Project: You will need to present your project on May 23rd at 10AM. Prepare to talk about the the work completed during the semester as well as reflecting on your original intentions and process you went through. You will be afforded 10-15 minutes for your presentation.

As well you are required to have a final post in this blog due before your presentation on May 23rd at 10AM, without which you cannot receive a grade. The post must include the following:

1. Work Completed – You must give a detailed description of what you made as well as hyperlinks and embeds of the work. The description should include details about quantities, length, characters, content, locations, etc…

2. Process – What tools did you use and why? How did things work the way you wanted or not? If you were part of a group project, you must specify your particular contributions. You should be respectful of the group process, but try as to single out your individuality and how your contributions affected the direction of the project.

3. Reflection – What was the plan and what actually happened? What did you learn from the project you did not expect? What might you do differently from the beginning knowing what you discovered in making what you made?

Final Project Draft Proposal

For my final project I will be creating an informative website for my first client who owns a salon. The salon’s name is sapphire eyebrow and it is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The owner of the salon is my aunt Saroj Bala and they have an existing website. The website is not up to date, the color schemes are extremely boring, and there is not enough information about the salon overall. For example, they don’t have the prices for the services that they offer nor do they have a description about the people who work there. The website is www.sapphireeyebrows.com.

The website that I want to create for the salon will include a home page, services, gallery,stylist,and contact/location. I will be going to Indiana during the month of April to collect the information that I need for the website which will include images. My inspiration for this website will be meenathreadingplace.com and the previous website that was created. This website follows the twelve bar grid system and it is easy to navigate to other pages. There is a navigation bar in the footer which links to the other pages that tell the information about the salon. This is salon has other locations but it is not a franchised company which is similar to the salon website that I am creating. I don’t like that the images do not pop up for the viewer to see them closer and the homepage does not link to other pages that are in the footer. In my website I want the images to pop up when the audience clicks on them and I want to include a logo sign in the middle of the page. The logo on the homepage is too small for the audience to view. The images seem to take over the page. For my website, my inspirations will be meenathreadingplace.com as well as my previous websites that I am completing and the one that I have completed. I will use the previous website to tell myself not to create the website like this. My intended audience will be women as well as men who want to go to a salon that offer good services and make you feel comfortable when you go there. I want people to see my website and use it as an example of how a website for a salon should be.

List of materials: I will buy my url name from reclaim hosting which will be sapphireeyebrow.com and I checked that the url is available. I will be coding using dreamweaver because this is what we used in web one and web two. To re-size images and make them available for the web, I will use photoshop.

Homepage: I will have the navigation footer above when people come to the website and under that I will have the logo of the salon. I am going to include links to the other pages under the logo as well as images that are related to the links. On the bottom footer, I will have the contact information so the audience can easily reach them to book an appointment.

Services: I will have the navigation footer on this page too and on the left side I will have a list of the services that are offered and on the right side I am going to give the prices that they charge at the salon. I will use the 6×6 grid to create the boxes.

Gallery: I will have about 8-12 images of the salon, people working, the outside of the salon and how they do the eyebrows. Each image will have a specific description of what is going on on the image that is being shown.

Stylist: I will have images of the people who work there and what they specialize in at the salon. I will give some background information about each of them next to the image or under it.

Contact/location: In this page I will include the address of the salon, phone number and a map to show the exact location of the place. This will make it easier for the customer to find the place.

I will present my final project at the end of the semester in the CT lab. I will have it up on the projector and I will describe each page as well as how I created it. This showcase will help the audience see the visual content and they can ask me questions directly if they have any troubles understanding anything.

DATES Milestones / Deliverables
9/2 Buy the domain name from reclaim hosting and start to brainstorm ideas on how the website will look.
9/9 Create a sitemap for the website. This will look like an organizational map of how the website will navigate and the structure of the website.
9/16 Create wire frames in illustrator for the home,services and gallery. This is a skeleton of the websites content but does not include images or type information.
9/23 Create mock ups in photoshop that look like the wire frames but will include images, color schemes, fonts, etc.
9/30 Continue creating mock ups.
10/7 Start coding the homepage on word press on wordpress.
10/21 Continue coding homepage
10/28 Start coding services and re-size images in photoshop for gallery page.
11/4 Start coding the gallery page and include the images that were re-sized from photoshop.
11/11 Code stylist page
11/18 Continue coding stylist page and start on contact/location
11/25 Finish coding contact/location page.
12/2 Add final touches to the website
12/9 FINAL PROJECT PRESENT with reviewers present

Final Project Proposal

For my final project i want to make a documentary on my friend Danny who had a special surgery to extend his leg. Danny has a had a shorter leg since he was born, for most of the documentary i want it to be mostly voice over with little on camera interviewing.

1- Interview Danny and family members
2- get b-roll (since dannys condition is constantly changing i been getting some footage of danny and his healing process)

since he now lives in florida it makes it a little more difficult, but whenever he’s in New York I’m going to be filming.

-im using final cut pro and i plan on this doc being 15-20 min long.

Final Project Proposal

For my final project, I want to create a documentary video about basketball. My friend is a coach and a player on the OLPH WildCats. The OLPH stands for Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, is a Catholic Elementary School from grades K-8. It is located on 114th street and 111th Avenue in Queens New York. The Wildcats compete with other Catholic Elementary schools such as Saint Mary’s Gate of Heaven,

Write a detailed treatment for your project and create a storyboard

1) Interview all players and their positions – state your name, state your position “example “ – I am Remy, shooting guard for the OLPH Wildcats, “coach told me to be aggressive and not to give up, be strong and go hard”

2) Show (in locker room ) coach giving instructions about what the task ahead looks like.

3) Shot of the game, as it’s happening, the first quarter, then when their at halftime, go into the locker room and capture what the coach is saying.

I’d like to shoot some pick-up games, and some practice games of the wildcats, practicing with each other in the OLPH facility gym.
After, I’d like to shoot some real games, with the coaches and some of their encouraging remarks. “Go for it, just win”

You need to make sure that you have permission to film in the school and the students that will be involved.
Yes, I do have permission

How long will the documentary be?
15 minutes –

What documentaries inspired this project?

What programs are you using to edit to the project?
Final Cut Pro

Determine what techniques are using to film the project
Close-up shots, wide shots of the team, playing in a real game, as well as practice using B roll and voiceovers to cover over video.

Consider collaborating with a classmate or have people to help you shoot your project.
Kevin

Create a schedule (milestone timeline) of what you will be doing throughout the semester.

1) March 16th 2014 – 4:30 PM – I expect to shoot a LIVE game held at Holy Child Jesus Church

Inspirational Music Video: A Second Look

I plan on making a Christian inspirational music video. I plan on recording a cover of a song sung by me. I am deciding on songs but a possible contender is  Alabaster Box by CeCe Winan. To the music I plan to shoot footage if I go with the song, of a young woman struggling with her past. I plan on using some motion graphics to animate some of the past scenes, simple scenes that contain a cartoonish version of the woman. This is intended for all age groups, the audience can be both Christian and of music genres. I plan to use this video as a way to reach out with my talent in music and to showcase my work in video production.

Some of the work that inspires me in video technique:

Colton Dixon- Never Gone

Holly Starr – Through My Father’s Eyes

Sanctus Real – Lead Me

I would need an actor or someone that can play the role of the young woman, a location(s).

I plan to exhibit the final product online, and at my local church.

Interactive Web Comic

Originally, my idea for my final project was to create an animation. Although, after witnessing a fellow student struggles, I feel, the time I have combined with my experience in animating is not enough to produce a final product I would be satisfied with. Thankfully, with the help of a friend, I came up with an idea which combines, both, my love for web design and animation. I decided to make a interactive web comic. The good thing about a interactive web comic is that the project doesn’t rely solely on ones skill of animating, unlike my original idea.

So, what is an interactive web comic? Well, it is exactly what is says, a comic or graphic novel, which can be found online, and it’s interactive or animated. They are mostly laid out just like any ordinary comic, where each scene is divided by it’s own individual page or box, and uses text/thought bubbles to express what the character is saying/thinking. Here are a few examples to show what I mean, each one is different in their own way.

  • Nawlz – I love this Web Comic because it is very unique and takes the whole “web comic” thing to the next level. This is an example I would love to model mine after, although, it will require a lot of graphic design and I feel I am not up to that level, yet. If I choose to do something like this, I would find someone I could collaborate with; who could help me with that.
  • Zark – Something like this example would be the easiest for me to complete. The characters might give me a little trouble, but I believe I would be able to get them done. Also, instead of animations, for the panels with movement I could create GIF’s, which might be a better option.
  • Dracula Comic – Although I am not that familiar with flash, it is an option I am considering. Plus, I love the concept of this web comic. The ability for the user to interact, clicking on items and using them with others, is something I want to implement in my web comic as well.
  • Soul-Reaper – Not necessarily an interactive web comic, but something like this I might consider. Again, for the moving images, I could create GIF’s which might make it easier on me. One thing I find cool about this web comic is the movement of certain images when scrolling. This is something I might consider including in mine as well. The downside to something like this is the extensive graphic design needed.

So, let’s get to the specifics. For my final project, I am planning on creating a one issue comic, something equivalent to an actual comic book in length. I have been considering doing multiple issues or even a full volume. But, for what I am planning, I feel the work would be adequate to that of a final project. I would really like the final product to look something similar to the Nawlz example I posted earlier. I’m sure you can see why I feel one issue is enough.

So, what will I need to get this project completed? Well, I’m sure the first thing is obvious, a website. Since I’m basically building one from scratch, I’m gonna need two things a domain and a hosting site. Fortunately, I have my  own personal website, www.daljitsingh.net, which is hosted by Bluehost. What I am planning on doing is creating a sub-domain. The URL, for now, will be something like, www.webcomic.daljitsingh.net. I have yet to come up with a name, for the site, which I’ve settled with; ‘webcomic’ will do for now.

The next thing I will need to complete this project is, of course, the programs required to make the animations. Such programs include Flash, After Effects, and Photoshop. I must admit, I am fairly new when it comes to animating and the programs used. But this Fall semester, I am taking CT 345 and FA 384, hopefully I will learn enough so that I don’t have any problems in the animating process. Like I said earlier, if all else fails, I will simply create GIF’s; I shouldn’t have no problem when it comes to making these.

As for the animations themselves, I will most likely be using stills or they will be drawn. I am not the best when it comes to drawing, so I am considering having an outside source help me. I will either find a friend or hire an artist, who’s art style I prefer. If the individual requires pay, then I will doing so out of my own pocket. As an alternative, I can always attempt to draw the images myself. Although, I feel I will not be satisfied with the way they come out.

Now, let’s talk about who is the target audience. Of course, one of the main groups I am trying to attract are those who are fans of comics/manga’s/graphic novels. I have a large number of friends who find joy in reading such things, and I know for a fact that the, comic fan, community is a large one. But, that is not to say that I am only trying to reach out to those individuals alone. Interactive web-comics are a great form of entertainment for those trying to kill time; it is sort of like being apart of the story and people enjoy this.

Currently, I am debating on whether I should make the comic kid friendly; that is no explicit language and things alike. For now, I am not too sure, I will come to that conclusion when going through the final comic script creation.

Speaking of comic script, why don’t I get into the actual plot of the comic itself. When it comes to comics, I must say, I am a huge Batman fan and, with that being said, I wanted to create a comic which incorporates him in some way. The basic plot of the comic follows a private investigator, during one of his investigations in Gotham City. Along his investigation he encounters many shady individuals and of course Batman. I think it is an interesting concept because, since there are many action packed moments,  it would be great to make those animated or interactive in some way. Here is the comic_script which tells in detail what will be in the comic.

Final Project 14 Week SCHEDULE

9/2 – Throughout the week I will work on the final story and plot of the comic; this will be on a comic script.

9/9 – Once the comic script has been approved, I will begin sketching rough drafts of each panel.

9/16 – Once the rough drafts have been looked over, I will begin recreating them with Photoshop.

9/23 – Continued Photoshop work.

9/30 – Once all the pieces are created in Photoshop, I will select certain ones which will be animated and begin animating in After Effects.

10/7 – Continued After Effects work.

10/21 – Begin working on site web frames and layout, final URL name will be decide.

10/28 – Finish up with site layout. I will begin importing the animations onto the site.

11/4 – Continued work.

11/11- Continued work.

11/18 – Site testing for errors, whether in coding or format.

11/25 – Presentation of site for critique. Continued work.

12/2 –  Make changes recommended and final touch-ups.

12/9 – FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION – with reviewers present

Daljit_Singh Final_Proposal

Final Project Proposal- Special Surgery

For my final project i will be filming directing and editing a documentary about my friend Danny who got a special surgery to extend his leg. Danny was born with a shorter leg than the other, though his surgery was successful his rehabilitation was put on hold when his bone cracked. Im trying to give a POV experience by showing his everyday life and how he copes with the 2+ year long process.

Inspirational Music Video

For my final project idea is a inspirational music video where the song is a recorded cover that I will sing. For the visuals I was thinking of having both real person footage and motion graphic animation to explain the story of the song. The song I have in mind is Alabaster Box by CeCe Winan. I am flexible so far with what song to do.  Below are some links of music videos that have an idea of what I’m looking to do;

Colton Dixon- Never Gone

Holly Starr – Through My Father’s Eyes

Sanctus Real – Lead Me

The way these music videos are shot is how I would like to make my music video. Adding the motion graphic element would illustrate some of the backstory of the character in the music video.

 

Pharmaceutical Business

For my final project I want to create a website for a pharmaceutical company. I work for a pharmacy and my boss hasn’t set up a website online promoting his business. I’ve looked at other pharmacy websites online like Duane Reade and Walgreens. They show all the drugs that they have in the store and they even offer to have there refills done if a customer wishes to online. There’s also a list of insurance companies that the pharmacy takes to fill prescriptions. I want the website to show a sense of the friendly environment that we provide and our awesome service. These are the websites that I have looked at:

http://www.walgreens.com/pharmacy/

http://www.duanereade.com/Pharmacy.aspx