In the Movies
|Reading a Script||Literary Movie Elements||Production Notes||Rubric|
“In the Movies”
Created by Christina Smith
Chiefland High School
Subject Area: Business and Technology Grade Level: 11-12
Students will make a movie. Students work in teams to create a storyboard of a movie or a short sitcom. The team has to choose a movie title and theme. The team together would collaborate on characters, actions, settings, sound effects, and text. The movie then would be created together as a team in moviemaker or PowerPoint. The movie may not be more than 10 minutes. Make a Movie project, students work in teams to create a storyboard of a movie or a short sitcom. The team has to choose a movie title and theme. The team together would collaborate on characters, actions, settings, sound effects, and text. The movie then would be created together as a team in moviemaker or PowerPoint. The movie may not be more than 10 minutes.
Learning Objectives and Computer Functions
This lesson plan uses 4 objectives.
Objective 1: Students will experience a script written for a play or movie.
Uses groups to act through a short script to understand how a script or storyboard is written.
Objective 2: Students will prepare a script for their movie.
Students work in groups to determine characters, actions, settings, sound effects, and text.
Students will prepare a 10-minute script (storyboard) of a movie or sitcom.
Objective 3: Students will make a movie as a group project.
Students determine appropriate software to create their movies.
Students prepare their movie through videos, images, sound, and text.
Students save project as a movie.
Objective 4: Students will present their movies.
Student will present their movies to the class.
Objective 5: Create a Movie Poster about your Movie.
Students can use PowerPoint, Word, Photoshop, InDesign, or Fireworks.
Understanding the steps in creating a storyboard to make movies and the software that can create movies.
Notes on Using Data
Students generate the data. Students are provided with an idea and students develop and create their own movie collected by developing a storyboard with the essential elements.
Students need to understand that a storyboard is essential in planning a presentation or making a movie. It requires thought, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Data Manipulation Instructions
The learner uses computers at an intermediate to advanced level.
The student integrates technology using Word Processing, video camera, and video software such as PowerPoint or Movie Maker.
Students will develop organizational strategies in preparing a storyboard for their movie.
Student experience of group collaboration and communication will be a key to creating a movie.
Students present their movies to the class.
Activities Before Using the Computer
Strategies to develop students’ attitudes towards the problem, motivation, and overall mindfulness:
Students are excited about choosing their own topic and bringing it to life in the movies. They learn to problem solve in a group and create a purposeful meaning together that they choose.
Activities While Using the Computer
Students will work at the computer
Activities After Using the Computer
Students will present movie to the class.
Instructor supports students through the process of writing a storyboard and using appropriate movie making software.
Students will be assessed:
Evaluation of team members in each group
Evaluation of the Movie presentation
Included in the assessment
An evaluation form is provided to each team member.
A rubric is provided for grading the Movie.
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