ABCs (3 Separate Sequential Locations)
A student moves sequentially through three separate locations. But just showing that simple sequence is pretty boring. Add a narrative and create a story to go along with that sequence.
- Familiarity with the 3 stages of production – Preproduction, Production, Postproduction
- Learning how to tell one story through multiple locations
- Development of camera techniques and visual narrative storytelling
- Further understanding of narrative and documentary
- Brainstorm ideas for your project. Think about story ideas, locations, specific shots, or sequences, props, costumes, and anything else that might be a part of your project.
- Using your notes from brainstorming, write a 1-paragraph treatment (summary of the plot) for your project that is 3-5 sentences long.
- You must use all of the prescribed shots given to you by the instructor.
- No single shot may last longer than six seconds.
- The finished piece must be at least 1 minute long, but no longer than 2 minutes.
- If a school camera is unavailable for any reason, this assignment can be finished with a cell phone.
- Three stages of production
- Brainstorming and planning process
- Shooting video at a specific location
- Relating ideas with the written word
- Shot composition, camera technique/operation, basic editing techniques
- School camera / cell phone
- Editing software / Video editing app (iMovie, Adobe Rush, InShot, etc.)
- Grading according to the attached rubric – this project is evaluated for both technical knowledge and creative output.
- This is an assignment that can be done either in class or outside of class.