Federal Reserve Video

Here is a short dialogue that we could possibly use

Opening Scene – Guy Checking mail

He sees credit card bill and ignores it – Thinks to himself “I’ll take care of it tomorrow”

At the restaurant (finished eating)

Guy – Hands waiter the bill

Waiter – “Thank you sir. I will be back shortly”

Girl – “Thanks for taking me out tonight”

Guy – “No Problem, did you enjoy your meal?”

Girl – “Yes, I have never been to a restaurant this nice before”

Guy – “Only the best for you”

Waiter – “Sir your card has been rejected”

Guy – nervous laugh “Try this one”

Waiter – “Sorry sir this one has been rejected as well”

Guy – speaking to girl “I may have forgot to pay my bills”

Girl – “I think I’ll take care of this one” Hands waiter her card

Girl – “You really need to keep track of your bills, your building up bad credit that will only hurt you in the long run.” “Buy only the things you need, you did not have to take me to such an expensive restaurant if you know you couldn’t afford it.

Guy – “I know. I am so sorry, this is very embarrassing. I think we are going to have to pass on the movies tonight.”

Waiter – “Thank you miss, please sign here”

Ends with screen saying Credit Cards are for what you want not what you need

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Thursday Crew Call 10/27/13

I was asked by Michelle (lighting crew head), if we could have a full recording of the Pirate room. She also wants pictures to be taken of the lighting for here culmination.

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Crew Call, Thursday, Oct. 17th


We will meet at Voorhees at 2:30 pm. It is because I will have to be there for the Haunted Hotel Designer’s Run. So, this is what I decided:

I will bring two of the Panasonic cameras for you to practice videotaping at the theater. It will be more interesting than just filming each other in the studio! Think about documenting a very important project (the Haunted Hotel and behind the set), choose your subject carefully instead of filming for a long time in vain. Make sure that you are not in the way of the other crews.

We will stay there probably for one hour before we go to the studio.

Remind me that we need to bring a green screen (a big piece of fabric) from V321 to the studio.

Reminder to you: From 7 pm to 9 pm, the “Richard III” team will meet for the first time to prepare for videotaping. Whoever is interested, you are welcome to join us. You get Tech hours.

Thank you,


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Tech Notes – 10/11/13

Here is what has been done for the week

  • more shots taken of the haunted hotel
  • indepth review of Panasonic video cameras
  • meet with rep from Federal Reserve about video contest


NEXT TUESDAY FOLLOWS A MONDAY SCHEDULE – got to your Monday classes on Tuesday

Next Thursday management asked if we would be able to take photos of the actors during their rehearsals at 1:00pm. If anyone is available let me know. They said we don’t have to do it, but have given us the opportunity. Of course, you will get extra hours for doing this

Enjoy the long weekend,




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Crew call, Thursday, Oct. 9th


Tomorrow, we will meet at the studio at 2:30 pm. We will go over the Panasonic HPX 170, and continue with the lighting exercise.

Concerning the PSA contest, this is the link to what we saw in class yesterday:



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Up coming Schedule this coming week & November etc.



Tuesday, 10/08

02:30 pm Meet at Voorhees Theater to photograph the other crew members

BE  ON TIME! The management crew needs one more student. Whoever is not committed to be in the video production crew can be transferred!


02:55 pm Meet at the lobby of Voorhees, Ms. Shira J. Gans, Program and Relationship Director from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will visit us, we will go to the Sound Lab for her slide presentation

04:15 pm (?) Go to the studio to continue review ing Panasonic HPX-170s (or TBA depending on the end of her visit)

Thursday, 10/10

Most likely, we will meet at the studio to practice lighting, and to discuss green screen, (and Steadicam?)

07:00 pm – 09:00 pm at the studio, whoever is available and interested, we will meet the actors of “Richard III”. Please inform Ryoya who plans to attend this.

I also would like to give your a heads up for November!:

Thursday, 11/14

a special discussion/presentation by Canon at Voorhees Theater. I will need at least 2 students to tape this event in the early afternoon.

Thursday, 11/21

A special lecture given by a NASA scientist at Voorhees Theater. I also need at least 2 students to tape this in the early afternoon.

Thank you.


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The Second Week of October


I just would like to give you a heads up as next week is a happening time for us.

Tuesday, Oct. 8th: An office will pay a visit to us from the Federal Reserve Bank of NY to discuss its 4th annual PSA financial video contest.

Thursday, Oct. 10th: Whoever is available in the evening, we will have the first meeting with actors concerning the high-tech “Richard III” the play. I understand that Christian is committed to it, and it is open to our video production crew. As you participate in it, you will earn Tech hours. This upcoming meeting will be from 7 pm to 9 pm. It will be a rehearsal, and we will also discuss logistics in the studio such as camera positions, lighting, green screen, and blocking the actors.

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Tech 10/1 Notes

  • Erica gave us a PP demo of Steadicam
  • PP demo of lighting techniques from famous Dutch painters
  • Practice with Panasonic P2
  • Confirmed with Sil (Scenery Crew) taping of genie at 2:00pm on Thursday 10/3. I will be available. He suggested we set it up before 2:00, I know how to set it up.
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Upcoming Exhibit at the Frick Collection


“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer (circa 1665),  44.5 cm × 39 cm (17.5 in × 15 in), oil on canvas


Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis

October 22, 2013 – January 19, 2014


This is a brilliant exhibition for you to see to examine lighting. You can view some of these painting in NYC only for the limited time. Think, we don’t even know when we will be able to catch them again! Go to the exhibit!


Students (with valid identification): $10, on Sundays, pay what you wish from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Your visit to this exhibit (after October 22nd and before the end of this semester) counts for your Tech hours (Traveling time to the museum and the time that you spend at the museum for up to 4 hours). You must submit a receipt as a proof.


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Crew Call, Thursday, 10/03


Ehis! (encore)

02:00 pm Voorhees Theater to film a genie with the scenery crew (Randi, please confirm this). I just need one student as an assistant

02:30 pm Everyone at Voorhees Theater to photograph and videotape making of HH (until 03:15 pm)

03:30 pm Studio, lighting exercise, take a group photo of the crew etc., continue reviewing Panasonic AG-HPX-170

05:05 pm Wrap at studio



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