Unit 3

 …and ACTION! Then What?

Lesson Objectives

In this unit, students will shoot and edit short films they have written.  Students will explore the production and post-production phase of filmmaking.  Students will use design skills to create a movie poster, movie trailer, and website.  Students will have a complete film package that they can submit to film festivals or movie night. This is a stand alone unit or can be used as the final unit  with Yes! I wrote a 10 Page script and Paln, Point and Get Ready to Shoot.

Note!– Please download flash instructional videos to hard drive before playing for optimal viewing.

Lessons to be completed in this Unit:

  1. Production!  A Science or an Art?
  2. Introduction to Editing
  3. Advanced Editing with PRemiere
  4. The Post Production Package…and More.

Expected Student Outcomes:

  • Introduce students to the Production Phase of filmmaking focusing on Directing, Cinematography, and Leadership
  • Application of camera techniques
  • Organization and leadership skills to manage cast and crew
  • Obtain real world career technical experience producing a short film
  • Identify the elements of a quality edit.
  • Become familiar with editing software and terminology.
  • Use editing terminology to analyze different edits.
  • Use editing software to create a professional edit.
  • Learn editing techniques to create a professional product.
  • Alter and fix sound problems using post production techniques.
  • Collaboratively edit a completed production.
  • Identify, analyze, and prioritize elements of an effective movie poster.
  • Create a movie poster to use for advertising short film.
  • Identify, analyze, and prioritize elements of an effective movie trailer.
  • Create a movie trailer to use for advertising short film.
  • Create a promotional website to promote short film
  • Create a Withoutabox account to submit film to film festivals.
  • Use proficient communication and design skills to conceive, develop, produce, edit, critique and revise multimedia projects that inform, educate or entertain while meeting accuracy, project and deadline requirements.

 Standards for this Unit

  • Lesson Plan: Production! A Science or an Art?

    California Career and Technical Education Standards

    • AME.A.A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
    • AME.B.B5.3.5.2 Advanced – Demonstrate the ability to create rehearsal schedules, set deadlines, organize priorities, and identify needs and resources when participating in the production of a play or scene.
    • AME.C.C1.4 Know the elements involved in creating a media or performing arts production for video or electronic presentation.
    • AME.C.C2.5 Apply knowledge of equipment and skills to determine the equipment, crew, technical support, and cast requirements for an arts, media, and entertainment production.
    • AME.FS.3.1 Know the personal qualifications, interests, aptitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to succeed in careers.
    • AME.FS.9.1 Understand the characteristics and benefits of teamwork, leadership, and citizenship in the school, community, and workplace settings.

    Common Core Standards (Reinforced)

    •  Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
    •  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11?12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others? ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • Lesson Plan: Introduction to Editing

    California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)

    • VA.6.AV.MIJ.4.4 Change, edit, or rework their artwork after a critique, articulating reasons for their changes.

    California Career and Technical Education Standards

    • AME.A.A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
    • AME.FS.10.6 Know the appropriate skills and vocabulary of the art form.
    • AME.FS.4.2 Understand the use of technological resources to access, manipulate, and produce information, products, and services.
    • AME.FS.4.4 Understand digital applications appropriate to specific media and projects.

    Common Core Standards (Reinforced)

    •  Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
  • Lesson Plan: Advanced Editing with Premiere

    California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)

    • VA.6.AV.MIJ.4.4 Change, edit, or rework their artwork after a critique, articulating reasons for their changes.

    California Career and Technical Education Standards

    • AME.A.A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
    • AME.FS.4.2 Understand the use of technological resources to access, manipulate, and produce information, products, and services.
    • AME.FS.4.4 Understand digital applications appropriate to specific media and projects.
    • AME.FS.4.7 Understand how technology can reinforce, enhance, or alter products and performances

    Common Core Standards (Reinforced)

    •  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
    •  Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
  • Lesson Plan: The Post Production Package…and more.

    California Career and Technical Education Standards

    • AME.A.A1.2.2.1 Proficient – Solve a visual arts problem that involves the effective use of the elements of art and the principles of design.
    • AME.A.A1.5.5.3 Advanced – Prepare portfolios of their original works of art for a variety of purposes (e.g., review for postsecondary application, exhibition, job application, and personal collection).
    • AME.A.A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
    • AME.A.A2.3 Use technology to create a variety of audio, visual, written, and electronic products and presentations.
    • AME.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
    • AME.FS.5.1 Apply appropriate problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills to work-related issues and tasks.

    Common Core Standards (Reinforced)

    •  Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
    •  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
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