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  1. 1. Flicker Filmmaking Wingspan 2009
  2. 2. What are we going to do in this Class? <ul><li>Learning how to make films- the entire process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Filmmaking is “storytelling through pictures and sound” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why we like the movies we like </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What makes a movie good </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Watch awesome movies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To learn what makes one movie good and another one forgettable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find cool movies we haven’t seen before. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give you great ideas for movies you want to make </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act out some of our favorite scenes from films </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn how to produce our own film </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Film Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Three stages of production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What are we going to do in this Class? <ul><ul><ul><li>Make our own Awesome Film!! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How Are we Going to do this? <ul><li>In order to get the most out of this class we have to follow the TWO RULES </li></ul><ul><li>RESPECT & RESPONSIBILITY </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Two Rules <ul><li>Respect- </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Two Rules <ul><li>If you don’t follow the two rules you will be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warned. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then you will be sent on a time out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then you will be banned from the class and marked in the orange book. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Spiderwick Chronicals <ul><li>We are watching this movie to better understand storytelling through film </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is filmmaking?
  9. 9. Great Stories = Great Films
  10. 10. A Story Has
  11. 11. ACT I <ul><li>The Beginning- </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces Plot, Setting, Location </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>“ Who wants but so” </li></ul>
  12. 12. ACT II <ul><li>The Middle </li></ul><ul><li>The plot Thickens </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Action- </li></ul><ul><li>What interesting things happen as they try to get around the conflict? </li></ul><ul><li>Think of examples in movies you like? </li></ul>
  13. 13. ACT III <ul><li>Climax </li></ul><ul><li>The most intense moment of the conflict (final show down or moment of decision </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Tie up loose ends </li></ul><ul><li>Do they get what they want or not? Do they change is the conflict solved? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Can you Identify: </li></ul><ul><li>Character introductions? The setting? </li></ul><ul><li>Which Act We’re in? </li></ul><ul><li>What the conflict (s) is/are? </li></ul><ul><li>Anything visuals or situations that stick out in your mind? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the story interesting or boring? Why? </li></ul>
  15. 15. How do you speak “movie?” <ul><li>As a filmmaker you have to convey as much information as possible with the images on the screen. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce characters, convey emotion, set up conflicts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reveal information about character or locations or relationships. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how do you show how characters feel about each other without being boring or obvious? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Visual Storytelling <ul><li>What were some of the techniques the director used to tell the story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera angles? Movement and position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Placing the actors in the right place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors, sets, lights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acting style, dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costumes- </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Composition <ul><li>Composition means where you place the subject in the frame </li></ul><ul><li>The way you move the camera affects the viewer and your story. </li></ul><ul><li>How you Frame the shot effects the Viewer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rule of Thirds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide ,Medium, Close-Up, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extreme Close-up </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Position or Camera Angle Where you place the camera affects the viewer’s perception and the subject of your photograph High Angle Low Angle
  19. 19. Camera Position <ul><li>How you angle or orient the camera can help you establish a point of view </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High angles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low angles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over the shoulder </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Over the Shoulder
  21. 21. Establishing shot
  22. 22. Wide Angle
  23. 23. Full Length
  24. 24. Medium or Waist Shot
  25. 25. Bust Shot
  26. 26. Close Up
  27. 27. Extreme close ups
  28. 28. Composition, Position, Movement <ul><li>MOVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>The way you move the camera affects the viewer and your story. </li></ul><ul><li>Common Camera Movements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pan/Tilt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dolly/Truck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoom </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Lighting <ul><li>How much light and shadow you use can affect the tone of the photo </li></ul><ul><li>The color temperature of the light can affect the feel of the picture or how the subject appears </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warm colors- red, orange, yellow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cool colors- blue, purple, green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different colors have certain associations </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Lighting and Position
  31. 31. Storyboarding <ul><li>To help plan their shots- filmmakers use story boards </li></ul><ul><li>Like a visual script or comic strip that shows how each shot in the movie will go together. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Storyboarding Activity