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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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