This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session that’s fun and informal and will teach you how to incorporate movie making, social media, and mobile learning technology into your classroom. Whether you’re at the elementary, middle or high school level, see how movies have a place in your idea marketing and collecting evidence of learning for the school, parents and students. This is the best way to collect evidence of learning while covering the national curriculum.

This framework will help revolutionize your classroom; it can transform it into the most important space of your school– if not the community. Get ready to create and walk away with a valuable movie making process and a cool project to share! This is the best way to showcase what learning looks like in the classroom today. A lesson, an iPad, social media tools– what an exciting time for teachers and learners!

DAY 1

Why Video?

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  • Powerful story telling tool
  • 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that's almost an hour for every person on Earth, and 50% more than last year


5 P's

Plan
Produce
Present
Pheedback
Promote

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3 Before Me:


If students have a technical question, have students ask three other students before approaching the teacher.

Product & Process

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PLANNING

Mind Map Example: Movies


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Product & Process

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Script to Story Board

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3 Types of Movies


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Narrative

Story plot, story board, beginning, middle & end. Sequenced events.
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Graph the Cuts

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Documentaries

Informational, mind map, outline. Answer driven & shotlist. A roll talking head, b roll: supporting footage.
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Abstract

Montage, mind map, shotlist, essay, poem, script.

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Assignment #1


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Light Meter



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Use your hand to read the light. Watch how, HERE.


DAY 2


Review


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Resources

Music

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Images

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3 Rules of Filmmaking

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Light

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Diffusing hard light. Make the light softer.
Use a diffuser when filming in direct sunlight. See what a difference this will make.
Click here. Here we had a person standing up holding a light disk to diffuse the harsh sunlight that was hitting our subjects.


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Reflecting Light.A reflector comes in handy because it allows you to diffuse the harsh rays, giving you even lighting. You can check out some reflectors here. If you’re on a budget, a cool little tip is to use wax paper or a white sheet to diffuse the light.

Composition


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Sound



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When you're in a noisy setting, use a bed sheet or comforter to close yourself in to record your audio!


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Assignment


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Keep In Touch!

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