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Brian O'Dell
Digital Media Instructor

Lord of the Rings Edit

Project Published 10/19/15 Last updated on 8/15/18

I received this project a few years ago. Its the script, soundtrack and RAW video clips from the first Lord of the Rings movie. The project included script comprehension, clip edits and cutaway designations, sound/audio design and timing of reaction shots according to the actual movie. The best part of this is the students have to determine the correct clips, sound files from the clips and clip designations and they can add reactions and cutaways the actual movie does not have. This is a great production edit project!

PS: The video starts at Aragorn saying "If by my life or death....The audio quality will need edited!!!! Let the fun begin!

PLEASE HAVE YOUR STUDENTS CROP THE TIME CODE OFF THE PROJECT!

I have created a drop box to download the zip file of items. If you do not have a drop box log in, go to www.dropbox.com and create an account, Its Free.

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Duration
1+ Week
ISTE NETS-S
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
Materials

Head Phones

Premiere Editing Software

Windows or iMac Computer

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Ratings
5 / 5 • 3 Ratings

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Craig Ratz

Posted on 6/28/18 8:22:56 PM Permalink

​Bump...Anybody have these files?

Kyle Rolader

Posted on 6/16/18 12:31:40 AM Permalink

​I too would love to get a hold of this footage. I wish we could find a permanent home for this resource, it sounds amazing.

F Tura

Posted on 5/29/18 8:03:29 AM Permalink

​Does anyone still have the footage?

Elmi Martinez

Posted on 5/3/18 2:00:00 PM Permalink

​Just came across this awesome project that I would love to use for an end of the year project --- I bet it would keep my students engaged! Does anyone have the files? Unfortunately, it says the link isn't found when I click on it.

Dina Schuman

Posted on 2/28/18 2:54:46 PM Permalink

Would love to get a copy of the files, anybody out there have them to share?​

Monica Faber

Posted on 1/2/18 3:17:38 PM Permalink

​Any chance there is another dropbox link? I'd love to use this for my upcoming unit.

Ian Johnson

Posted on 11/22/17 2:11:05 AM Permalink

Dropbox link not working. May I please have a new link? Pretty please? This would be great for my film class.

Thanks​

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 11/3/17 11:30:52 AM Permalink

​So sorry guys. The computer I had was wiped out and I lost the files. If anyone previously got them from drop box and can send me a link to get them back, I will reset the drop box here for everyone to enjoy.

Lisa Cady

Posted on 2/1/18 1:50:09 AM Permalink

​someone will be contacting you that has the files!

Elmi Martinez

Posted on 5/8/18 1:55:00 PM Permalink

Did anyone ever get the files back?​

Dimitar Ivanov

Posted on 10/24/17 10:44:21 AM Permalink

Dropbox link isn't working. Can you post another one?

Mark Van Horn

Posted on 10/10/17 5:03:20 PM Permalink

​Dropbox link does not seem to work.

Rick Henderson

Posted on 7/18/17 6:19:03 PM Permalink

​Thank you so much. These resources look amazing! I can' wait to try them out.

dagny forrester

Posted on 12/6/17 5:19:23 PM Permalink

Can you re-share the video resources for LOTR since Brian no longer has access to them?

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 3/28/17 5:19:21 PM Permalink

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f60q7yxv7ybof98/AABeqGJ...

Here is the drop box of items for LOTR. It has the clips, soundtrack and script. It starts with Eragorn saying "If by my life or death I can protect I will" The audio needs edited and shows up in better quality on another clip. This is an Audio edit option and sync to the video clip challenge.

Also, check out Frame Line. they give free video clips from multiple angles and provide scripts to assist. www.vimeo.com (type in Framelines in the search)

Adobe Education

Posted on 9/25/17 8:41:12 PM Permalink

Hey Brian - could you swap in this new Dropbox link for the old one up in the Assets section of this teaching material? That would be super helpful for folks who may be struggling to find the link to these great files. Thanks!!!

Philip Luckey

Posted on 10/4/17 4:09:29 PM Permalink

Say, the Dropbox link isn't working. Can you post another one? Thanks!!​

Caryn Heilman

Posted on 3/3/17 7:08:44 PM Permalink

I am super interested in accessing the footage for my continuing ed class to work with. How could I do that?

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 3/29/17 12:24:45 PM Permalink

Let me know if this doesn't work. I posted a new drop box link​

Caryn Heilman

Posted on 3/3/17 7:07:58 PM Permalink

Victoria Pescaia

Posted on 2/17/17 11:50:45 PM Permalink

​Aloha Brian! I am a current CTE graphics teacher that has been tasked with re-vamping a dying video program. My video editing experience is beginner at best. I was very excited to find your lesson and read the rave reviews. Unfortunately, the Dropbox link is no longer active/working. Is there a way to access the material you had stored there? Mahalo!

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 3/30/17 11:44:29 AM Permalink

I put a new drop box link in up by the project file. Let me know if this doesn't work.​

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 3/30/17 11:45:22 AM Permalink

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f60q7yxv7ybof98/AABeqGJ...

Here is the drop box of items for LOTR. It has the clips, soundtrack and script. It starts with Eragorn saying "If by my life or death I can protect I will" The audio needs edited and shows up in better quality on another clip. This is an Audio edit option and sync to the video clip challenge.

Also, check out Frame Line. they give free video clips from multiple angles and provide scripts to assist. www.vimeo.com (type in Framelines in the search)

Adobe Education

Posted on 3/18/16 6:42:31 PM Permalink

It is so awesome to have these actual clips available to members on the AEE. We have always heard from educators that having footage like this that students can use to deconstruct an actual project and see how it was created is so valuable and engaging for students. The fact that this footage is from a movie that so many students know and love makes this even more compelling.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 3/19/16 1:45:08 PM Permalink

Hopefully more of this will become available. Its a challenge when you realize the first clip audio needs cleaned up, so its more than a basic edit project. Seeing the different options for clips students are using to create the final edit in their mind is what I love. I make them adapt cutaways and reactions to the clips to introduce characters that will be coming up in the next scenes and reactions from other characters to add more than the basic edit. I have a few examples I will add when they upload to the site. We also added an animated ring opening title from Video Copilot to add an extra something.

Jake Forste

Posted on 1/21/16 3:15:52 AM Permalink

Just started on this last week in my Video Editing class. The kids love it! Lots of fun so far!

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 1/25/16 12:11:38 AM Permalink

A hint. The best audio clips are not always on the best video clips. Thats what makes it so fun. Enjoy!

d f

Posted on 1/2/18 4:44:25 PM Permalink

Jake,

It seems you were able to download the files for this project. Could you please share them out or put them in a dropbox and provide the link here? Brian O'dell has lost his original files and cannot provide them any longer. Many of us out here would also like to try this with our classes.

thanks

Mircea Lungu

Posted on 12/22/15 3:01:06 PM Permalink

Wow! This is a fantastic resource. A real treasure! I'm as amazed as Erika. How could 1500 people discover this treasure, with no comments at all until today (during a period of more than 2 months)?

A big THANK YOU, Brian! Very kind of you to share this amazing resource with us!

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 12/23/15 12:51:48 PM Permalink

Glad you like it. There are some low quality audio clips and the opening line audio is terrible but there is a clip under another character that is usable but needs adjusted. Enjoy and hope to come across another piece like this that can be shared. I have a former student who is working on a movie with Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood (Frodo) and also doing some work on the Walking Dead. Maybe, just maybe he can come through!!! ENJOY!

d f

Posted on 1/2/18 4:45:15 PM Permalink

Mircea,

It seems you were able to download the files for this project. Could you please share them out or put them in a dropbox and provide the link here? Brian O'dell has lost his original files and cannot provide them any longer. Many of us out here would also like to try this with our classes.thanks

Erika Quick

Posted on 12/22/15 4:50:36 AM Permalink

Holy Cow!! How has no one commented to this??? AMAZING!!!!!!

THANKS!

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 12/22/15 12:32:14 PM Permalink

Just one of those lucky finds. Hope you enjoy it. My students love the fact that its up to them to find the correct clips and proper audio (since some audio comes from off camera reads) and then choose what cutaways to use. Have fun!

Erika Quick

Posted on 12/22/15 6:17:31 PM Permalink

I just recently started the film program -- it is in its second year. The quality if your students work is awesome! I teach a broadcast journalism course and I am proud of their production but the films in my film course aren't near as good from my broadcast students. I only have the film students for one semester (18 weeks) and it goes by so fast.

Do you have a course outline or any other suggestions? I checkout out your school website and the resource you have provided are great! Thank you.

Also, I am hoping to get students certified in Adobe as it is way more attainable then FCP X through apple. I am Apple certified but not Adobe. Are you? Any ideas on how to go about it --- I would love to send my students out the door with a Certification.

Thanks!

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 12/23/15 12:47:46 PM Permalink

Oh I remember those days of starting a program. I used to teach Career and Technical classes where I had kids for 2 1/2 hours a day five days a week. I also used Apple but am now in the Public school teaching 50 minutes a day. I am a former TV director and used to teach a ton of broadcasting but students don't seem interested in it. Jobs seem to be scarce anymore around here. So I decided to concentrate on graphic design and film editing, graphic design and after effects. I just proposed a cartoon animation class and am waiting to see if it got accepted for next year. As far as materials, I have tons of stuff I have collected. Anything you are looking for specifically? Having students only one semester would really be difficult to get certifications. I used to be really big into Skills USA competitions and students did very well in those. My thought was getting competition experience and real world production opportunities were more valuable than getting certified. Colleges weren't expecting certifications then and opportunities to get certified were few and far between. So I would say...get your students involved in contests, competitions and possible internships or job shadowing. Former students told me they got more out of those than a certification that only lasts two or three years. EXPERIENCE seems to be the continuous buzz word. Let me now what you need and I can get it to you. BTW...Take whatever you want from my site. We all share in this industry =-)

d f

Posted on 1/2/18 4:45:58 PM Permalink

Erika,

It seems you were able to download the files for this project. Could you please share them out or put them in a dropbox and provide the link here? Brian O'dell has lost his original files and cannot provide them any longer. Many of us out here would also like to try this with our classes.

thanks

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