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Storyboarding Your Film

This two session class will cover the basics story structure, camera shots, using the "Rule of Thirds" to make a successful storyboard.
Lorraine Thompson
86 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 7 learners
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year olds
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Meets 1x per week
Over 2 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will leave this class with a working idea of how to make a simple storyboard for their film or project.  Topics covered will be the basics of setting up a story for film, how to create a storyboard, and how to storyboard and shoot using the "Rule of Thirds."  A storyboard template and camera shot example sheet will be provided for student use.
I have served as middle/upper school theatre educator for 30+ years.  In addition to teaching acting, design, and drama, I also teach creative filmmaking.  Every year my eighth grade students develop plot lines, write screenplays, learn/execute various shots and angles, storyboard, shoot, and edit their film shorts.  A film festival is held at the end of spring semester to showcase these original shorts.  
Homework to be completed before the second and final class:  Create a simple story with characters, setting, conflict, and a plot.  Plan how to tell this simple story in 12 -or less- storyboard squares.  Each square will be a camera shot.  This work will be the starting point for class two. 
Students will be provided a storyboarding template and a camera shot example sheet. These sheets will be posted on the class page 24 hours before the class is scheduled to begin. Students will also need a smart phone to use as camera.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Lorraine Thompson
Lives in the United States
The Teacher, Ms. T
86 total reviews
105 completed classes

About Me

My name is Lorraine Thompson, however, my students call me Ms. T.  I've been teaching creative dramatics, drama, and acting for 30 years now!  I love it!  Currently, I am the Head of Drama at a small private school.  In addition to my... 
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