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									DOOR SCENE
Video Production Ms. Tirrell             Novato High School

OBJECTIVE: Introduction to organizing the film making by composing shots to
tell a story.

INTRODUCTION
You will film a very short scene assembling the edit as you film. You will not edit
this with the computers.

PRODUCTION
The scene you will film is someone hears a strange sound, they become scared,
they rush to a door, fumble with their keys, get through the door and they are
relieved. You must show the fear and the relief in this scène. The rules of
filming this are as follows:
    1. The movie can only be 90 seconds long.
    2. Must film within 5 feet of either side of the door.
    3. Can only use one actor.
    4. The shots must be assembled as you shoot.
    5. You can not show the source of the sound.
    6. Can not use bathroom doors.

REVIEW
We will review these at the end of the period or next day and discuss what you
did.


USE THE TV CONNECTED TO A CAMERA ON AC POWER TO
SHOW THESE.


DOOR SCENE-Step 2
OBJECTIVE: Plan shots to create a storyboard that will tell a better story for
the “Door Scene”.

INTRODUCTION
Your team will work to create a storyboard to tell the “Door Scene.” In this
version you will include a surprise ending.

PREPRODUCTION
You may create individual storyboards and decided which one you want or create
one storyboard working together. This must be a storyboard that a “stranger”
could pick up and use to film the movie so be very detailed. You will present the
team’s storyboard to the whole class. You will use the storyboard sheets, our
textbook and the Video Language sheets I provided to help you create a
complete storyboard for a new “Door Scene” to film. I will be grading you on
your participation during this work. All team members’ names should be on the
storyboard and turned in.

REVIEW
Your team will present their storyboard to the class.


SCAN THE SHEETS INTO THE COMPUTER TO SHOW


DOOR SCENE-Step 3

OBJECTIVE: Interpreting a storyboard to film a movie.

INTRODUCTION
Your team will now film the movies from the storyboard you have been given.

PRODUCTION
The rules to follow are:
   1. The movie can only be 90 seconds long.
   2. Must film within 5 feet of either side of the door.
   3. Can only use one actor.
   4. You can not communicate with the team that created the storyboard.
   5. You must shoot exactly what is on the storyboard.
   6. You can not improve or make any changes or add your own ideas.

REVIEW
We will review these after you shoot and discuss what you did.

USE THE TV CONNECTED TO A CAMERA ON AC POWER TO
SHOW THESE.

Question for Door Scene-Step 3

A representatives from the storyboard team and one from the film team will
present comments form their group after watching the movie.

1.   How close does the film match the storyboard?
2.   What did the storyboard artist originally intend?
3.   Were there misinterpretations or discrepancies in the movie?
4.   What would have made the storyboard clearer?
5.   What criteria will the students adhere to the next time they do the exercise?
6.   What did the group learn?
DOOR SCENE-Step 4

OBJECTIVE: Create a new storyboard from what you have learned and shoot a
movie and edit it with the computer.

INTRODUCTION
From the input you have heard from your class peers create a new storyboard
and film your “Door Scene” movie.

PRODUCTION
The production for this movie will have the same rules as before.

POSTPRODUCTION
You will make a “rough” edit with iMovie without transitions, titles, effects or
music which we will all review. Use the File name door(initials). When it is
done we will copy it to tape and watch all the movies for a discussion. While you
are editing consider the questions below that will be the discussion questions
during the class review.

Question for Door Scene-Step 4
1.   Does the film communicate what they intended?
2.   Does it tell a clear story?
3.   What’s unclear?
4.   Have they built the scene, is there anticipation, tension, and conflict?
5.   What would they change and why?


DOOR SCENE-Step 5

You will complete the editing using the feedback from the last discussion. You
can include transitions, effects, music and titles. We will print to tape again and
create a DV Quicktime file on the desktop. We will watch these and discuss the
following:

1. How does the use of transitions affect the mood, perception of time and
dramatic intent of their film?
2. Does the music they used enhance the over story of the film?
3. What’s unclear?
4. Have they built the scene, is there anticipation, tension, and conflict?
5. Do the effect used distract from, or sharpen the mood or tone of the film?

								
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