When I teach design, I love to show a Hot Set Episode. It outlines the design process and focuses on probleming solving. My students love to see behind the scenes of a hollywood hot set to. This is my handout that follows along with the episodes. It's great to use during your design unit for 6th grade-12th grade, a sub plan, or emergency lesson plans on testing or assembly days.
FIND HOT SET SEASON HERE ON AMAZON
I exclusively use the Basement of Horrors episode. It really grabs the student's attention and outlines the design process really well. One testing days or in emergency lesson plan situations- Villain's Lair and Alien Queen episodes are really popular with my theatre students. The other episodes in the season drop some curse words or are inappropriate for school- Android Bordello.
**HOT SET LESSON PLAN**
Students will be able to describe and critique the process of making a film set.
Given the video guide, students will be able to describe and critique the process
of making a film set.
PRE VIDEO QUESTIONS:
How long do you think it takes a to build a set for a movie?
How much do you think set designers make?
What are some things the set designer need to know?
Who works with a set designer?
WARM UP: What the audience etiquette expectations for watching a video?
Audience members are always silent, still and supportive.
The questions are in order of the episode, so make sure you are watching the whole time!