Author:
Angela
Subject:
Visual Art
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Level:
Lower Elementary
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  • Filmmaking
  • Lesson Plan
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    English
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    Education Standards

    Beginning steps to Filmmaking!

    Beginning steps to Filmmaking!

    Overview

    This lesson teaches the first steps to creating a movie. The students will be creating a storyboard and writing a script. This lesson is for 3rd or 4th graders. Citation for thumbnail image: Public Domain Dedication from openclipart.com

    Summary

    The teacher will introduce the beginning steps of creating a film. The students will draw out a storyboard and write a script that teaches a life lesson. 

    Background for Teachers

    The teacher will need to be familiar with simple film making skills.  For example, storyboard,script, lighting,  and camera angle.  Students in the class will create a storyboard and write a script. 

     

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Students will be able to draw out a storyboard and write a script that teaches a life lesson. 

    Success Criteria- Students will describe something they liked about another classmates storyboard and script. 

     

     

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

     Here is a list of videos and material used in this lesson. The teacher will get all the videos  and material ready before the lesson starts.

    example movie that teaches a life lesson-

     

     

    Let's Get Along

     Storyboard movie- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aTnEanIXBk

    Frozen movie script- https://imsdb.com/scripts/Frozen-(Disney).html

    Camera angle video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC0OR0rbHCg

    Lighting video https://vimeo.com/185330347

    Sound video- https://vimeo.com/234755114

    Stategies for Diverse learners- 

    The teacher will have different storyboard outline worksheets and script outline worksheets to best fit the students needs.

    Links for different storyboards that can be used. The teacher can print different ones based on student needs. 

    https://creately.com/blog/examples/storyboard-templates-creately/ 

    Links for different scripts that can be used. The teacher can print different ones based on student needs. 

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Write-a-Play-Template-1511659?epik=dj0yJnU9Y1I2dldHVWZLbTdQc0Y1WmtDVUdveF9ab1VwMktwVHMmcD0wJm49cDM4MExRYzJRalpPeWZkZ2ZIajlNZyZ0PUFBQUFBR0pibWNB

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Readers-Theater-Play-Writing-Graphic-Organizer-692725?st=eb74354f1adf8b69a76b93a21a896429

     

     

    Step 3 - Instruction

    The teacher will have the students sit at their desks.  The teacher will ask the students " Does anyone watch movies?" The teacher will say "Writing and recording movies take a lot of time and hard work."  The teacher will explain that the students will be writing and recording a movie.   The teacher will explain to the class that they will be writing and recording a movie that teaches a  life lesson. The teacher will share an example movie. The teacher will say, "This movie talks about sharing and being friends!"

    Let's Get Along

    The teacher will ask the students, " What is a storyboard?" The teacher will explain that a storyboard is used when film makers are creating movies. The teacher will say, "It's a map of the movie ". The teacher will show the youtube video that talks about storyboards.  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aTnEanIXBk

    The teacher will explain to the class that films have a beginning, middle, and end. The teacher will ask the students, "What is a movie script?" The teacher will say,  "A movie script is written work for the movie." The teacher will show the students a movie script from the movie Frozen. 

    https://imsdb.com/scripts/Frozen-(Disney).html

    The teacher will say, " In recording movies there are different filmmaking techniques. For example, sound, light, and camera angle.". The teacher will show the class the following videos. 

     Camera angle video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC0OR0rbHCg

    Lighting video- https://vimeo.com/185330347

    Sound video-https://vimeo.com/234755114

     The teacher will have the students think of ideas for their movie. The movie should teach a life lesson. The teacher will say" The movie should have a beginning, middle, and end." The teacher will brainstorm with the students. The teacher will say " Let's write down ideas for your movie on the board." The teacher will explain that the class will first work on storyboards and scripts.  The teacher will show the class the assignment rubric.(shown at the bottom of the lesson.) The teacher will say, " Here is the rubric that I will use to grade your storyboard and script." Then, the teacher will hand out storyboard and script papers.  Students will work on storyboards and script writing. 

     Then the teacher will ask the students," What does citizenship mean?" The teacher will call on a few students to answer. The teacher will say  "Citizenship means being respectful to others." The teacher will say, " Citizenship also means you say nice things to people when you are talking to them in person or even talking to someone online." The teacher will say, "When you start recording your movie in the coming weeks, remember to be respectful to yourself and others." The teacher will give the students another assignment.  The teacher will put the students into groups of 2.  The teacher will say, "You will share your  storyboards and scripts with each other. Each student will take turns saying one good thing about their partners storyboard and script. "

     

    The teacher will say, "  "Good job working on your storyboards and scripts. Next week, we'll start recording and editing your movies!" 

     

     

    Step 4 - Assessments

     The teacher will say, " Here is the rubric that I will use to grade your storyboard and script." The teacher will give the students another assignment.  The teacher will put the students into groups of 2.  The teacher will say, "You will share your  storyboards and scripts with each other. Each student will take turns saying one good thing about their partners storyboard and script. "

    As the students are working on the assignment, the teacher will walk around the room asking the students different questions. "Tell me about this?" "Can you tell me why you draw that on your storyboard?" "What is the lesson your movie will teach?" (This is the formative assignment)

    RubicYes ( 1 point)no (0 points)
    Storyboard was drawn out  
    Script was written  
    One nice thing was said about another classmates storyboard  
    One nice thing was said about another classmates script