Make a Movie from Start to Finish |Film School for Teens| Video Production FLEX
Dana Leon | The Movie Kids Guide
In this 5-week filmmaking flex class learners will use a smartphone or tablet to make a short movie from start to finish. This class is perfect for students who would like to learn about the movie-making process. #creative
US Grade 9 - 12
Quiet on the set, we're about to start rolling! I have taught this course before to students from my school and now I am so excited to offer this film class on OutSchool. In this flex class, students will learn the filmmaking process, the basics of what goes into each phase of filmmaking (pre-production, production, post-production) and leave with their very own short film. Students will interact with me and each other through video lessons with embedded activities and discussions posted...
This class is taught in English.
Students will develop basic skills with all aspects of the filmmaking process. This course also fulfills several common core and state standards, please reach out if you will need these.
Before becoming a teacher, I worked as a second assistant director and production assistant on a couple of independent films. I wrote and directed my own short film in my studies at a summer film program at USC.
Homework OfferedStudents are expected to show up each day with the previous week's work completed. If you need extra support with any of these lessons, I will provide a discount code to my related one-time classes.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedAssessment will occur regularly through activities embedded within lessons, on homework and on the final short-film project. There will also be informal check-ins where I assess the status of the class and determine if everyone is ready to move on. I will use these check ins to inform partnerships.
I will be providing templates for students to use to create storyboards.
Depending on their story ideas, learners may need help with creating props, sets, acting, and filming. Nothing elaborate is necessary but I also try to avoid squashing creativity with practicality. I've have students make movies with their dolls when they couldn't get actors together in time. This course uses websites such as Flipgrid and Kahoot. Students may need to set up an account at these sites, or sign on with their google account. We will also be sharing our scripts with each other through Google Docs for peer review / editing. Please ensure that any identifiable information is not given in your child's google user name (such as full name, birthdate, location, ...).
I have used my own experience and the following sites to plan this course: https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/vocabulary-learning-filmmaking-vocabulary https://imagesoundandstory.teachable.com/courses/
Meet the teacher
Welcome! I am Dana Leon, AKA The Movie Kids Guide™. I am a certified teacher, professional editor, and author of The Movie Kids book series. I love to create fun, engaging lessons that are accessible for all learners. Check out The Movie Kids...
$100for 5 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 30 learners
No live video meetings
1-4 learners per class