14Movie Genres - FunnyQuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.
156th class,2nd yr / TYNo exam pressuresLots of energyLots of enthusiasmsome classes may have limited scope(e.g. Gaeilge in TY - cannot proceed to L.C. work as will leaveincoming fifth years behind)A great alternative to field trips! School or locality based
17K.I.S.S. Do ONE!Watch short films to get a ‘feel’ for thegenre.Sources:IFB short shorts, Gearrscannáin, competition organisers otherschools, on line, Downloads.Script it! - Celtx free scriptwriting softwareWrite simple stories as storyboards / treatments e.g.Boy buys robots, robots lead to all sorts of crazy people, including a mysterious old man withhis dad’s old sword, a space ship and a long lost sister, blow up the bad guys at the end, thisis only part one!Draw pictures and lists so everyone knows their job!Rehearse the lines so they feel natural.
18On LocationPLAN, PLAN, PLAN, PLAN, PLAN.Visit the location with camera crew.Decide what shots happen in each place.
19Fact or Fiction?QuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.
20Essential KitA Camera. (Use what you have)Tripod, Mics and Boom(fishing pole!)Lights for faces or dark places.Storyboard of shotsspares of everything including time.Food for everyoneRain gear.
21ExpectationsGreat funA busy timeA product which will last in minds andinspire others.
22ResourcesYourself and your class. FreeFís (online filmmaking resource)FreeWindows Photostory 3 or i-photo(Mac) FreeWindows MovieMaker or i-movie(Mac) FreeIrish Film Board, local cinemas, competitions.e-how.com, google video, youtube. Freemac forums, icreatemagazine. Free
23CostsTime: Your students give theirs freeTalents of the whole classCould be free!Should cost no more than €30 per student fora two day “aided” shoot, Edit time and DVDfor each student. Blooper reel too.Local businesses can be worked into shotsand help cover costs!