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Makin' Movies

Makin' Movies



The PPT that goes with my 8/21/07 webinar for the Discovery Educator Network

The PPT that goes with my 8/21/07 webinar for the Discovery Educator Network



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    • Makin’ Movies
      • Joe Brennan
      • [email_address] .com
      • http://www.denblogs.com/digital_storytelling
    • A word from Sean and the American Film Institute www.afi.edu
        • Help all students better express their deepest understanding of core classroom content
      But why? Adopted from http://www.afi.edu/docs/missionresearch.pdf
        • Harness the appeal of technology and media to engage students and help them learn
      But why? Adopted from http://www.afi.edu/docs/missionresearch.pdf
        • Enable all kinds of students to master the literacy necessary for life and work in the 21st century
        • “ Professional Language of the Future” NY Times 3/6/05
      But why?
    • How?
        • PSA’s - Public Service Announcements “Protection” www.sfett.com/home.php?id=iCan5
    • How?
        • Documentaries “Grilled” http://sfett.com/home.php?id=iCan 1
    • How?
        • News
        • “ Olds” - historical “you are there”
    • How?
        • Movie trailers
      • You shoot it, They’ll share it! foxjox.com
    • Visual Grammar
      • A shot is a sentence “The Quickest Way to Rent” from National Car Rental
    • Visual Grammar
      • A group of shots is a scene/paragraph “The Quickest Internship” from National
    • Visual Grammar
      • Pans and zooms are run-on sentences
      • Transitions and effects can be run away commas and conjunctions
    • Hollywood Tips
      • Establishing shot - topic sentence
      • Close-up
      • Two shot -Letterman Super Bowl promo
      • P.O.V. - Point of view -IKEA Lamp commercial
    • Establish, Tell, End
    • Hollywood Tips
      • Long shot - establishes context
      • Zoomed, not zooming
      • Dolly shot - camera goes to the action (office chair, skate board, baby stroller)
      • High angle - looks down
      • Low angle - looks up
      What’s your angle?
    • Hollywood Tips What’s your angle?
    • Rule of Thirds It’s not tic-tac-toe Avoid the middle Use the intersections
    • Rule of Thirds
    • “Return of the King” Rule of Thirds
    • Lighting
      • 3 Point Lighting
    • homepage.mac.com/jbtv ali.apple.com (search on video) Lighting
    • Storyboarding
    • Thanks to
      • The American Film Institute Screen Ed Program: www.afi.edu
      • “ 21st Century Educator’s Handbook: Protocol and Materials Guide to the Screen Education Process”
      • Download a copy from the AFI website or from unitedstreaming PAGE 42!