Make Movies4web

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A quick look at some of my favorite resources and some tips for making interesting videos with students based on writing and visual grammar. As Jason Ohler puts, the "new media narrative."

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  • Joe, the 'visual grammar' aspect of movie making is very intriguing and a great resource for classroom teachers. Thank you for sharing!
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  • I didn't post it with audio. I guess I better lay down a voice track when I get some time.
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Make Movies4web

  1. 1. Makin’ Movies <ul><li>Joe Brennan </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] .com </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.denblogs.com/digital_storytelling </li></ul>
  2. 2. Discovery Education streaming search “afi”
  3. 3. Check out the American Film Institute’s screennation.afi.com
  4. 4. The LEARN channel
  5. 5. How? <ul><ul><li>Documentaries “Grilled” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://sfett.com/html_movie/Ican/grilled.html </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How? <ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Olds” - historical “you are there” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How? <ul><ul><li>Movie trailers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercials/PSA’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made for TV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You shoot it, They’ll share it! foxhilites.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. How? <ul><ul><li>Movie trailers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercials/PSA’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made for TV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You shoot it, They’ll share it! foxhilites.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. How? Interviews Historical re-enactment Dramatize literature
  10. 10. Visual Grammar <ul><li>A shot is a sentence “The Quickest Way to Rent” from National Car Rental </li></ul>
  11. 11. Visual Grammar <ul><li>A group of shots is a scene/paragraph “The Quickest Internship” from National </li></ul>
  12. 12. Visual Grammar <ul><li>Pans and zooms are run-on sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions and effects can be run away commas and conjunctions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hollywood Grammar Tips <ul><li>Establishing shot - topic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Close-ups (look for small things) </li></ul><ul><li>Two shot -Letterman Super Bowl promo </li></ul>
  14. 14. Establish, Tell, End Prior knowledge!
  15. 15. Establish, Tell, End Frank Guttler’s Google Teachers Academy application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jwsSwtBsJg&fmt=18
  16. 16. Establish He lifts the laptop lid and… … tells us who he is and his hopes.
  17. 17. Tell 3 things to know What students achieve What Google can add
  18. 18. End Recap, thank you and… … closes the lid just like he started
  19. 19. Hollywood Tips <ul><li>Long shot - establishes context </li></ul><ul><li>Zoomed, not zooming </li></ul><ul><li>Dolly shot - camera goes to the action (office chair, skate board, baby stroller) </li></ul><ul><li>High angle - looks down </li></ul><ul><li>Low angle - looks up </li></ul>What’s your angle?
  20. 20. What’s your angle?
  21. 21. Powerful vs. Weak http://www.greatmindsfoundation.org/view_video.php?viewkey=aaf8370ebeda47a1ff1c “ Talent Show”
  22. 22. Getting the Shot AFI. “LIGHTS, CAMERA, EDUCATION! AFI Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade Screen Education I: What Filmmakers Say (Episode 9 of 9).” Discovery Education: http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/
  23. 23. Rule of Thirds It’s not tic-tac-toe Avoid the middle Use the intersections
  24. 24. Rule of Thirds
  25. 25. “Return of the King” Rule of Thirds
  26. 26. Is he a clown because…? http://www.greatmindsfoundation.org/view_video.php?viewkey=f202f26c1a174c735758 “ A Message of Well Being”
  27. 27. Lighting <ul><li>3 Point Lighting </li></ul>“ LEARN” screennation.afi.com/Learn.aspx?by=2
  28. 28. Video Tips: homepage.mac.com/jbtv ali.apple.com (search on video) Lighting
  29. 29. ScreenNation’s LEARN channel http://www.screennation.afi.com/ Watch.aspx?video=743 Sound and more
  30. 30. Storyboarding
  31. 31. Storyboarding check the EXTRAS menu on DVD’s From “Monsters, Inc.”
  32. 32. “Hey, moron!” http://netgened.grownupdigital.com/video/dontapscottchallenge1-1
  33. 33. NFLB “No Future Left Behind” http://netgened.grownupdigital. com/video/no-future-left-behind-1
  34. 34. Links <ul><li>The American Film Institute screennation.afi.com & afi.edu </li></ul><ul><li>The iCan Student Film Festival sfett.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Minds Foundation www.greatmindsfoundation.org </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education Streaming www.discoveryeducation.com (search “afi”) </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Guttler’s blog www.lightscameralearn.com </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: homepage.mac.com/jbtv </li></ul><ul><li>netgened.grownup digital.com </li></ul><ul><li>Denblogs.com/ digital_storytelling </li></ul>

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