Movie Making for Kids

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An abbreviated presentation around the basics of movie making with students.

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  • [twitter]Video is the professional language of the future[/twitter]
  • Less than 30 years of broadcasting for the 3 major networks pre Cable TV.
  • Have them look for: -shots -transitions/effects (other than cuts) -angles -panning and zooming
  • No camera required
  • Movie Making for Kids

    1. 1. Moving Pictures <ul><li>AKA Video </li></ul>Image: My new video camera http://flickr.com/photos/e zalis/77430740/
    2. 2. Thanks to Joe Brennan <ul><li>http://homepage.mac.com/jbtv/Personal4.html </li></ul>
    3. 3. Helps students better express their deepest understanding of core classroom content http://www.afi.edu/docs/missionresearch.pdf
    4. 4. ...the professional language of the future NY times NY times
    5. 5. 28,880 hours of video per day
    6. 6. Types of Video <ul><li>* Talking head video </li></ul><ul><li>* Screencasts </li></ul><ul><li>* Caught on tape </li></ul><ul><li>* The Slide Show </li></ul><ul><li>* The Mash Up </li></ul><ul><li>* The Edited Movie </li></ul>
    7. 7. Shots
    8. 8. Basic Shots <ul><li>Long Shot ( LS ) </li></ul><ul><li>Medium Shot ( MS ) </li></ul><ul><li>Closeup Shot ( CU ) </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Closeup Shot ( XCU ) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Visual Grammar Image: Grammar Police http://flickr.com/pho tos/eli_reusch/2912898000/
    10. 10. A shot <ul><li>a sentence </li></ul>
    11. 11. A sequence <ul><li>a paragraph </li></ul>
    12. 12. Pan and Zooms <ul><li>Run on sentences </li></ul>
    13. 13. Transitions and Effects <ul><li>commas and conjunctions </li></ul>
    14. 14. Understanding Angles
    15. 17. Rule of Thirds It’s not tic-tac-toe Avoid the middle Use the intersections
    16. 19. Lighting <ul><li>3 Point Lighting </li></ul>“ LEARN” screennation.afi.com/Learn.aspx?by=2
    17. 20. Video Tips: homepage.mac.com/jbtv ali.apple.com (search on video) Lighting
    18. 21. ScreenNation’s LEARN channel http://www.screennation.afi.com/ Watch.aspx?video=743 Sound and more
    19. 22. Storyboarding
    20. 23. Good video mirrors good writing
    21. 24. The Story of a Sign
    22. 25. Equipment
    23. 28. Door Scene Step One A person is about to open a door. The person hears a sound and becomes mildly concerned. The person finds the door locked and searches for his or her keys. The person hears the sound again and becomes visibly apprehensive. As the filmmaker, your goal is to build tension and growing panic, using any visual element or device that you can think of. The film closes with the person finally opening the door and getting to the other side safely. Here, you want to communicate to the audience the character’s feeling of relief and safety.
    24. 29. Door Scene Step One • Neither the character nor the audience ever sees the source of the sound. • The film can have only one actor. • The film may not exceed 90 seconds. • The entire film must take place within five feet of either side of the door. • You must assemble the shots “in camera,” as you go along, WITHOUT using editing equipment.
    25. 30. Door Scene Step Two Storyboarding Storyboarding Same general parameters and limitations as in Step One. • You must use at least five different shots. • Every detail must be included in your storyboard. It must be so visually clear that a stranger, unfamiliar with the scenario, could take your storyboard and shoot the film exactly as you visualized it when creating your storyboard. • You may write descriptions for each storyboard panel to help with your screen direction. However, as much as you can, try to communicate the information visually. Use your written descriptions to scaffold your visuals, not replace them.
    26. 31. Resources <ul><li>Joe Brennan </li></ul><ul><li>http://screennation.afi.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://sfett.com / </li></ul>

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