Why do we ask students to make short films? • To summarise a complex learning or assessment process, so students can replay or repeat the information in their own time • To capture a summary of a core element of the curriculum • To support students with a range of learning needs • To reduce students’ reliance on lecturers’ accounts and and handouts
Is any fancy equipment needed?• No – A simple camera (including, one on a smart phone), a computer with movie making software, access to web-based sounds and/or images and an imagination – Your facilitator will provide you with the equipment needed
Process • Choose a concept • Make up some you want to Step 4 story boardsStep 1 illustrate • Collate relevant • Rehearse and time materials Step 5 your performanceStep 2 • Develop an • Record your overall storyline Step 6 performanceStep 3
Tips for Movie Making• Keep the concept as simple as possible• Try to show two or three scenes only, for example: – Before and after or – Wrong and right or – Planning and implementation & – An explanation or resolution• Write a script and rehearse to ensure your film fits within the time requirements• Try not to laugh
Your Task• Make a short film which illustrates an aspect of: – Authenticity/commodification or the experience economy• Your film should involve at least two actors and should be 3-5 minutes in duration• If you are filming 2 or more scenes it should be clearly indicated – Eg. By someone saying scene 1, scene 2 etc.
Manage Your Time • Your have 1 hour to write, produce and rehearse your film • You will be filmed in the next hour • Good luck!
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