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Director’sCommentaryProject
EXTR    A tips             for film                       maker                            s
The Project:
First:Pick AYou T   Film       ruly  Enjoy
Second: NOTE TAKINGFact Gathering Sheet                                                               Name _______________...
Need Ideas? http://www.ratethatcommentary.com/top100.phpCurrent top 100 commentary tracksThese are the commentary tracks i...
No need to guessSearch the film ahead of time:      http://dvdspecialfeatures.net/
SLIDE             ELEMENTS    Each slide should have:      4-6 facts and sentences   describing what the Director has shar...
Make 10 Slides from    the notes I will approveYour notes and the slides should match
DO ONE BIBLIOGRAPHY SLIDE   FOUR Sources Minimum
The Critics and Awards: A Recap              Pick a film that you like and has              a Director’s Commentary Track  ...
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Director's Commentary Lesson Plan

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A short research project for Media 2 and Advanced Media Students

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Director's Commentary Lesson Plan

  1. 1. Director’sCommentaryProject
  2. 2. EXTR A tips for film maker s
  3. 3. The Project:
  4. 4. First:Pick AYou T Film ruly Enjoy
  5. 5. Second: NOTE TAKINGFact Gathering Sheet Name _____________________________ Get TEN Facts from watching The Thesis or Controlling Main Idea the Director’s Commentary Chapters or Sections Focus Area or Supporting Idea Focus Area or Supporting Idea Focus Area or Supporting Idea Get Film Techniques Get Scenarios Get Stories Get Failures Bibliography: ISBN#_________________________ Author(s) __________________________________ Get Fixes Book Title __________________________________________________________ Publisher __________________ Do this part on paper for your first grade on the project City _________________ State ________________ Year ____________ Source #_____________________ Bibliography: ISBN# _________________________ Author(s) __________________________________ Book Title __________________________________________________________ Publisher __________________ City _________________ State ________________ Year ____________ Source #_____________________
  6. 6. Need Ideas? http://www.ratethatcommentary.com/top100.phpCurrent top 100 commentary tracksThese are the commentary tracks in theRateThatCommentary.com database thathave gotten the highest user votes so far.To qualify for the list, a track has to havegotten at least four votes. Or, if youremore interested in tracks to avoid, checkout the lowest-rated commentaries.
  7. 7. No need to guessSearch the film ahead of time: http://dvdspecialfeatures.net/
  8. 8. SLIDE ELEMENTS Each slide should have: 4-6 facts and sentences describing what the Director has shared, either summarized or as a “direct quote” Have 1 to 3 pictures of that scene (***you can screen cap a DVD with Evernote) (***Production pics from IMDB.com okay too) Cite each picture or Quote. LATER: Cite the clips/pics using EasyBib.
  9. 9. Make 10 Slides from the notes I will approveYour notes and the slides should match
  10. 10. DO ONE BIBLIOGRAPHY SLIDE FOUR Sources Minimum
  11. 11. The Critics and Awards: A Recap Pick a film that you like and has a Director’s Commentary Track Learn TEN things from watching GRADE: Write them on your notes Write them on your notes Made 10 slides with the facts, stills and citations Have a bibliography slideFINAL GRADE: Be Done on Time!
  12. 12. Please Export as a video and share it at VIMEO Share the link at the Media Turn in Form

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