By the end of this activity, you will practice a variety of shots by following the WALLDO sequencing techniques. You should shoot and edit these shots in the exact order of the acronym WALLDO.Procedure:
- Read this article about WALLDO
- Watch the following example from Vimeo
- Using a Rebel, select any subject or person, and record 10 seconds each for all of the WALLDO camera shots. Go out in the hall, in the courtyard, stay in your classroom, down to the main office…it doesn’t matter. But do not record inanimate objects. Find something that moves or has some action.
- You are also going to frame up an interview shot (without a mic) to practice.
- Read this article about framing an interview shot.
- Compose an interview rule of third shot.
- Ask the subject to “say their name and spell it.” This is a skill that is helpful to test audio levels, as well as capture the proper spelling of your interview’s name, to create a lower third graphic later
- Create a new FCPX library (and folder) and transfer the footage.
- Select the best 3-5 seconds from each of the WALLDO shots you captured, and edit them together.
- Add the interview shot at the end, after the WALLDO shots have been placed in order.
- Leave in the natural sound from the video clips, or replace with royalty-free music.
- Add titles to each of the shots listing what they are: Wide, Angled, Low, Linking, Depth, Opposite
- Export to the project folder on TVTECH.
Grading: CLICK HERE for the grading rubric.