The second edition of Understanding Digital Storytelling: Teaching Filmmaking offers you, the media production teacher, all the benefits of the first edition:
A semester-long program with 12 teaching units
A guide to help you learn the required technology
Information on cameras, gear and accessori
Use this book to teach your students how to develop skills in visual storytelling. Eleven filmmaking professionals share tips and advice on making a film stand out from the poorly-produced movies so common on YouTube and other online media.
Empower your students (and yourself!) with discussion of:
Welcome to Being a Director! This course builds upon the lessons students learned in the Being a Screenwriter courses to teach the necessary skills for directing and creating a one-of-a-kind movie masterpiece!
Our goal is to demystify creative pursuits for instructors and students alike by providin
These task cards are a perfect tool to accompany a unit or project in which photography or creating a video is involved. These task cards give students a subject to video or focus on so that they can independently work on their video and photography skills.
In this COMPLETE two lesson set from InspirEd Educators, students will be able to describe and apply the basics of filmmaking, focusing particularly on storyboarding. (See free preview download for detailed lesson information.) Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, teacher answers, guiding discussi
Music Filmmakers often use music to enhance a movie’s theme. Suppose you were asked to pick five songs for a film version of “Amigo Brothers.” What would they be? Explain how each song reflects a theme of the selection.
You must have a solid reason for choosing the songs that you do- “I don’t know
With my post-secondary and upper secondary (11th grade) students, I devote several weeks to teaching persuasion while also incorporating media literacy. The evolution of filmmaking has allowed average, everyday people to "voice" their opinions, showcase their lives, share their hardships, celebrate
Cameras are everywhere today! Digital, in phones, I-Pads, film (for the diehards) and just about in every part of daily life. The result is that more people are telling stories with these devices, but many don't know the order of activities that will help make the best story that is legally correc
This two-page document includes a model for developing questions about plot, character, and dramatic effects in a film or play. An interesting way to get students thinking about what they've seen - leads to productive discussion!
This is a worksheet I give my students in order to help them organize their ideas and brainstorm an idea for a short film. The worksheet includes all the required elements and allows students to work out their ideas before writing their treatments.
NOVEL SHORT STORY MOVIE PROJECT: Have your students turn their reading of any short story or a novel into a movie! Included in this resource are 8 different assignments that can be used individually, or as a major final project.
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Do you need to accomplish RL.7, or just WANT to incorporate more films into English class?
This bundle of 15 graphic organizers and projects brings rigor to movie viewing to justify it in your ELA curriculum! Use these in ANY literature unit to increase student engagement and critical thinking.
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This unit is designed for Spanish II students to explore the short film "El hombre feliz" using a four-level embedded reading (www.embeddedreading.com). The plans will last between five and eight days. They include
-a four-level embedded reading in Spanish
Do you want to keep your students focused as they watch videos in class? How many times have you noticed students talking or totally distracted when they watch a video? Do they take the videos, seriously? Without specific tasks to guide them, students may not think the videos are important or may no
This clipart collection features 33 historical figures and cultural icons. Perfect for the growth mindset classroom. Inspire your students with public figures of grit, perseverance and courage!
Great for Language Arts, Social Sciences, Writing prompts, newsletters, bulletin boards, classroom projec
If you plan on showing both the Lost Boys of Sudan documentary from PBS and the God Grew Tired of Us documentary from National Geographic, save with this bundle of my teaching packages for these two films. These films each follow a different set of Lost Boys struggling to adjust to life in America
This zip folder contains 4 things all pertaining to analyzing film to make meaning of the visual text. This works well for any movie or television episode, although I use them during a mini-unit on The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street for The Twilight Zone. The general focus is to pay attention to
Career exploration "If You Become…?" cards examine roles, rewards, responsibilities, and challenges of a variety of careers. Use the thought-provoking questions as a group activity, warm-up, writing prompts, or engaging brain tickler for career exploration, life skills, business, vocational, or CTE
Looking for multiple voices and perspectives to add to your thematic unit on The American Dream or The Great Gatsby?
Hoping to integrate an inquiry based unit to your ELA class?
Want your students to question the complicated reasons why the American Dream is not always attainable for all?
This PDF worksheet provides over 75 questions to help students analyze the 1996 film adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. Editable word documents and an answer key have also been provided. These questions require students to view the film carefully (What mood is set with the opening tit
In this mini-unit, students explore game design and engineering by creating their own cardboard arcade games, just like Caine. Give your students the directions (to "create"), step back, and be prepared to be amazed by your students' creativity!
Film Terminology Handouts and Workbook
Suitable for Middle and Senior Secondary Students.
Designed for Flipped Learning (i.e. designed to be completed independently by students, perhaps as homework), these handouts and worksheets act as a speedy introduction to th
The following 4-page worksheet and quiz is a worksheet to guide students to actively analyze the documentary interview between Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel entitled "Auschwitz Death Camp." The first two pages are a worksheet your students to complete while they watch the film. The questions cover s
Making a Murderer Critical Thinking Questions and Activities for Episodes 1-10, Season 1
Engage your students in meaningful debate and critical-thinking exercises using my materials for teaching "Making a Murderer," the popular Netflix® documentary about Steven Avery. Students will not only view an
One of the things I really enjoy is reading and writing screenplays. In this unit by Bespoke ELA, I have put together some of the key lessons that I've learned about script writing in a format that is user-friendly to secondary ELA students. Screenplay writing is a high-interest type of writing be
Produced by Kid Filmmakers for grades 1-12, the FilmTeach basic filmmaking curriculum includes:
~ Introduction to Film
~ Pre-Production: Planning Your Movie
~ Basic Equipment Needs
~ Storyboarding and Screenwriting
~ Video Camera Training
~ Sound and Lighting Techniques
As an undergraduate, I took a few film courses and absolutely loved it. In graduate school, I studied screenplay writing and made a living for a few years writing social media content and making short promotional-type films. Then I became a teacher with the hope of *really* getting to kick back and
"A very thorough viewing guide to The Great Gatsby. I like the "before" and "during" questions, and the answer key always helps!"
"This is really helpful! It has a lot of questions, and they are very thoughtful. It requires students to think about the "why" behind the choices made."
The following 6-page document is a study guide movie packet to guide a viewer's analysis of the 2001 film "Spirited Away" directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The study guide can be used for study in an English or film studies class. The first page provides a cast and crew list and a background and introduct
Friends, teachers, Shakespeare lovers! Lend me your eyes! The following eight-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Joseph Mankiewicz-directed 1953 film "Julius Caesar," which is a faithful adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name. This study guide can be used in a d
The following eleven-page study guide film packet that can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class is used to accompany the Boaz Yakin-directed 2000 sports comedy drama "Remember the Titans" starring Denzel Washington. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a backgro
This activity package for the critically acclaimed documentary Lost Boys of Sudan from PBS is perfect to pair with the novel A Long Walk to Water, any other unit dealing with refugee and immigration experiences, or even in a modern history Social Studies class. This package contains a teacher's guid
Attention all aspiring videographers and filmmakers!
Students begin the process of unleashing their inner Spielbergs in this thrilling introduction to the art and science of screenwriting. This project-based screenwriting curriculum is designed to enrich the writing and language skills of student
The following seven-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Andy Fickman-directed 2006 teen comedy film "She's the Man," which is a loose adaptation of William Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night." This study guide can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class. The firs
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
This is the documentary everyone is talking about! This video guide comes with 32-questions that will help keep
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Viewing Guide for ESPN's 30 for 30 "The Two Escobars"
One accidental kick on the World Cup Stage. This fascinating, critically-acclaimed documentary film examines the intricacies of modern sports, politics, and the economy. The compelling story of soccer playe
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The following fourteen-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Baz Luhrmann-directed 1996 romance drama "Romeo + Juliet" that is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. It can be used in an English or film studies cl
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By re-creating King Leopold II of Belgium's brutal 19th century colonization of the Congo with modern-day actors, filmmaker Peter Bate presents a tragic chapter of European history that's been largely forgotten. In the process of harves
Frontline Immigration Battle
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Why has it been so hard for Washington to fix our country’s broken immigration system? In “Immigration Battle,” a special two-hour feature film presentation from FRONTLINE an
Students are given the choice of 10 different creative final projects to show their learning and understanding of the meanings in Ray Bradbury's novel. The coolest part about this is that the students get to choose their project! Every option will stretch their abilities and comfort, giving them a u
This is a SMART Notebook File aimed at years 3 and 4 but can be changed to suit students from year 3 -6.
In this unit students will develop their understanding of how stories can be communicated using images– both still images and moving images. Through an in-depth study of a picture book and an an
These questions can supplement the showing of the feature film "Super Size Me." Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. Spurlock's film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
This 22-question video guide will help your
Vice on HBO Special Report Fighting ISIS
Air Date Jan 29, 2016 with Correspondent Ben Anderson
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VICE presents this authoritative look at how the Islamic State was made, and what its future holds as the world's Superpowers struggle to find a common strategy in the
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first tim
The following 4-page, 30-question multiple choice quiz for an English, film studies, or media studies class is on Gary Sinise's 1992 film adaptation of John Steinbeck's novella "Of Mice and Men." The quiz helps students better understand and appreciate how filmmakers adapt written stories to film. T
The following 32-multiple choice and 5-short answer test (totaling to 100 points) is ideal for an English, film studies, or photography course that is assessing students' knowledge of the following cinematography concepts: shot type/camera proxemics, lighting, angles, lens/filters/stocks, the stylis