Week I: Welcome / Survey / and General Discussion

During this week participants and moderators will introduce themselves.
Participants should read the info at: link.com ~ and discuss:

+ Benefit of video production to the students involved
+ Genres covered in this session: music video, and mini-documentary
+ Production: Equipment / Crew / Scheduling (in-class? / homework?)
+ Rewards: Credit / School Film Festival / Web

Assignment 1 (optional):
1) Share your work (or your class’ work) with the rest of the group. Send the Group Moderators your links.


Please Complete the Questionnaire found @ ( www.surveymonkey.com )
Do you have a camera?
Do you have a computer and software (which)?
What level and age group are you teaching?
What do you hope to learn from this EVO session?
What particular questions (if any) do you have for the moderators / group?


Week II: Video Production 101

Participants should read the info at: link.com ~ and discuss:

Who and What are involved?
The Teacher’s Role:
Equipment Check:
Student Cast and Crew: Whose producing, Who’s directing? Who made the storyboards? Who will act in this film? Who’s shooting? Who’s editing?

Assignment 2: Watch and comment on these examples of student made films:
1. Link
2. Link
3. Link






Week III: Communication / Production


Participants should read the info at: link.com ~ and discuss:

Communicating Ideas: Teacher’s Role / Group work
Deciding Student production roles
Visual Story Telling: How to Storyboard
Pre-production: costumes, sets, locations, permits, crew-actor schedules, etc.
Production
Post-Production
Upload to the web



Week IV: Music Video

Participants should read the info at: link.com ~ and discuss:

What is a music video? Theme – Song – Story

Lesson activities


Assignment 3: Download images from the web (or use your own) and put them to music.
Upload your work to the web and provide us with a link to view it. -OR- email your finished video to the Group Moderators and we’ll post it to the web for you.




Week V: Mini-Documentary profile of a person, place or event

Participants should read the info at: link.com ~ and discuss:

What is a documentary profile?
The Paper Edit
The script
The Host or Subject

Assignment 4: Shoot a 1-3 documentary profile on a subject of your choice and
upload your work to the web. Please share your work with the group by providing us a link to view it.


Week VI: Film Fest and Discussion

Participants should read the info at: link.com ~ and discuss:

What types of problems might students encounter when making a video?

Storyboarding / Shooting: The Classical Sequence
Recording Sound: Boom / Lav Mics / Voice over
Editing tips

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View group work and leave comments.


Resources:
+ Links to examples of student work of different genres and notes from the moderators about such content.
+ Links to free downloadable video editing software.
+ Links to online information about how to shoot and edit video.
+ Links to general video production tutorials (such as: currenttvsurvivalguide… )
+ Links to video hosting websites like You Tube, Veimo, etc.





RYAN DETWILER