Each student must submit a written proposal; which must meet the requirements of the assignment and approval by the instructor.
The Final Project is NOT a single event or photo shoot. It should be about a subject of social importance and worthy of a 4-6 week essay. The essay should tell a story.
Each student must develop their essay on a week-to-week basis, and bring photos in each week for critique.
The final essay will consist of an 15-20 images submitted to the DROP folder, as well as a finished slideshow with audio.
The Final Project makes 25% of your grade and is due the final week.
Due Monday November 16th
WRITTEN PROPOSAL FOR FINAL PROJECT / Photo Essay
Each student must submit a well-written, thoroughly planned proposal (250 words or 3-4 paragraphs). The proposal must be an examined, well-planned, and strongly supported idea.
Your proposal will be evaluated and part pf your grade.
Select a story idea, theme, or subject that will be both interesting and visual. You will need to photograph this subject in various stages over the final 4-5 weeks, so make it something good! Something you can spend time with and revisit multiple times.
It should be a subject worthy of a photo essay. Think of some of the work we have reviewed in class. It must also be accessible to you. Don’t select a subject that you can’t get to each week, select an idea that is do-able.
Do NOT select an uninteresting and simplistic subject, such as; my roommate, my dog, or my girlfriend/boyfriend. Select something that has substance, something complex that can be revisited many times and in different ways.
The proposal should outline in detail 4-5 different aspects that you can document, not just one thing repeated each week. This how real photojournalists get their work published. They pitch story ideas to editors. Each story proposal usually has to be approved by a series of editors, and a poorly throughout proposal will quickly dismissed by an editor.
-The Final Project is due
Monday Dec. 14th. During FINAL CLASS, attendance required.
The final edit must be submitted to the DROP folder.
-Each project must consist of at least 15 different images, no more than 20.
-Project should include at least one: vertical, detail, and overall.
-At least (8) photos must contain people.
-Each image must be captioned properly in File Info.
-The first image in your series MUST have a brief summary of your project, in addition to the caption. 2-3 sentences, be brief and concise.
-Each image must be slugged properly
(lastname_final 01.jpg, lastname_final 02.jpg, etc
-Each image must be cropped, toned, sized, etc in Photoshop
-Each image should be sized to 10 inches at longest side, 200dpi
-Each image should be less than 2MGS. Save it at a lower compression if too big.
-Sequence your images in the best story telling manner.
Create an audio slide show using SOUNDSLIDES.
This should consist of audio and photos.
Audio may be: subject; interview, ambient sound, narration, music, etc.
Project does not need to consist of all these audio elements, only those required to create an effective story-telling piece. Decide which is the best approach for your particular subject.
Use no more than 30 photos.
Keep the piece under 3-minutes.
Edit in SOUNDSLIDES.
- Use no more than 30 photos. Keep the piece under 3-minutes.
- Edit audio is Audacity (AUDACITY TUTORIAL) or similar audio editing software.
- Submit just the "publish to web" folder.
- Slug: lastname_soundslide
- Submit folder to the DROP.
- Be sure to start with opening text title slide.
- If necessary include a brief explanatory text page. Check for typos and usage errors.
- Create in Photoshop.
- If any additional credits are required, such as for music, be sure to give proper credit with a closing text slide at the end. Create in Photoshop.
-YOU WILL BE GRADED ON WELL YOU MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS, AS WELL AS THE OVERALL IMPACT OF YOUR PHOTOS.
-PROJECT SHOULD REFLECT 4-5 WEEKS OF WORK.
PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
FINAL PROJECT CHECKLIST:
1. be sure you submitted to the DROP updated final proposal, if you changed topics.
2. make sure all photos are captioned.
3. sequence photos, take special care to put photos in order.
4. slug photos properly.
5. Photoshop & size each image properly.
6. submit 15-20 final photos to the DROP when you are done
Slug: lastname_final01.jpg, lastname_final02.jpg, etc.