Documentary Film Making

iMovie

Documentary Film Making



Please register for today's workshop. Thank you.

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Purpose
This hands-on workshop explores techniques for managing documentary filmmaking projects in the classroom with iMovie and content from iPhoto and iTunes.

Participants learn to write their own script, to use a storyboard, to properly film a shoot and to edit, and produce an original short movie.



Why Documentary Film Making

Observational film: Produce a visual portrait of a person, place, or activity. Observe the subject closely and find the most effective shots to reveal it. Use of camera angle, shot-size, focal length, and editing patterns are emphasized.

  • Fundamentals of documentary style film
  • Connections between the content and real world

Intellectual engagement and memorable learning

  • Create a documentary style interview
  • Produce a documentary style video
  • Examine curricular examples and student work

Plan, Gather Build, Present

Plan your project

Shooting great video:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Three Basic Shots
  • Point of View

iMovie/iMovie/iMovie






OPENING ACTIVITY




  • Why documentary style or nonfiction filmmaking?
  • Shooting good video
  • Choosing a topic, planning, and interviewing


AGENDA AM



What are the elements of a documentary film?

  • Taking video.
  • Camera
  • PhotoBooth
  • iMovie
  • KWL


iMovie Help for your iPad - http://help.apple.com/imovie/ipad/1.3/index.html


iMovie Help for your Mac Computer - http://www.apple.com/findouthow/movies/






EXAMPLES

Check out this paper-table documentary. I think these two kids really went outside of the box on this video.


Bennett High School - http://youtu.be/eo2qWtj1qkw


Model Videos:

Steep Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr7_4LrF8As

PBS Paper Table - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Tuaqcxa0I




Part 1
The Documentary!


  • Take pictures, video and interviews of the process. (See idea sheet).
  • Use iMovie to create the documentary. You may have to go back and reshoot some interviews and pictures.






Part 2 -

PRESENTING, SHARING, AND ASSESSMENT - Send to camera roll and connect to MacBook

  • Sharing the documentaries
  • Reflect
  • Access
  • Assess


RESOURCES!!!!

Managing a Documentary Project - http://db.tt/s82e24mT


Technical Aspects of Documentaries




Ideas for Documentaries



The Interview




The Storyboard





Assessment - http://db.tt/pTb5ZfW7


Reflection - http://db.tt/UAmCmasf







CREATING A SAMPLE







Take the idea of making a documentary and build a sample one that your students could build.


LESSON PLAN/PROJECT CREATION

  • Assessment / Rubrics
  • Time Management
  • Student duties
  • Final product
  • Share











PRESENTING / SHARING YOUR LESSONS (Airdrop)




  • Share



  • Reflect



  • Assess





Please take a moment and reflect on today's activities and complete the following evaluation. Thank you, Casey.

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iPad Resources - http://smore.com/d1jy