Project Due: September 30
Students will use knowledge gleaned during the Crash Course in Film and complete mini-lessons along the way to create 2 minute or under narrative shorts based on the theme, "That's Why I Know It's True." Students may work in production teams or independently, following the film engineering model of preproduction, production, post production. Students are to brainstorm, create scripts and storyboards, submit a production plan including audio and lighting to determine mood. Students will produce and edit their own films seeking feedback from peers, teachers, and industry professionals.
Project Due: 9/8
Students will be divided into production teams. Students will modify a scene from a Shakespeare play to fit modern times. Students will submit a summation of the scene and character descriptions. Students will write a script, storyboard, and production plan. Students will use these items to produce the scene. Students will complete weekly reflections to analyze the process. Students will edit the film in post production, create a trailer to showcase the film, and show both the film and trailer to their classmates and school community members.
Students will complete a two week crash course in filmmaking and storytelling to review set safety, production design, plot, scriptwriting and storyboarding, the use of lighting to set the mood, figurative language and character descriptions. Students will collaborate with partners and groups to analyze prior knowledge and showcase new knowledge.
Students will spend the first week of class evaluating current copyright laws, determining what sources fit the "fair use principal" and defining their storytelling values.
Sweded films are low-budget shorts that are recreations of pop culture films. From Finding Nemo to the Breakfast Club to Marvel comics, filmmakers use sweded films to focus on the narrative of a story and "the essentials." Students use what is available, making props and costumes, and work through preproduction, production, and post production together.
The Student Super Shorts Film Festival is part of the Savannah Film Festival. Students create shorts (under 2 minutes) based on Walt Whitman's Song of the Open Road.
This year, STEM Academy students placed first, second, and third in the festival.
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Each candidate will create a storyboard, poster and a 30 second video.
Video can be a PSA or commercial.
Film@STEM students will be learning about commercial design and production while creating commercials to run on the "jumbotrons" for Circus Maximus, a STEM collaborative project in which students are using 3D Design and Engineering to create race tracks in which to test robotic chariots.
The commercials will be relevant to the time period and require the students to research the ancient elements of Circus Maximus and utilize Latin in their production.
Using apps like IntroMate and Intro Maker and Apple Apps such as Keynote, students will brand their own personal production companies by making their own intros.