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Filmmaking Discuss this eTheme.

These sites provide resources for teaching students about filmmaking. They include information on the history of filmmaking, the most influential filmmakers of all time, the process of making films, components of filmmaking, information on using iMovie for creating quality films, templates for film production, information on critiquing films, film contests for teens, and samples of student films. There is also a link to eThemes Resource: Technology: iMovie: Creating Videos.

Grades

  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

Links

This site includes teacher and student materials on film studies. Teacher materials include links to: basic film terms, film history, a presentation on viewing films actively, a bibliography, and guidelines for legal use of videotapes in the classroom. Student materials include: brief history of film group project and presentation, glossary of film terminology, film terms: a visual grammar, composition topics, viewing practice forms and notes, rules for effective viewing,film review information guide and outline, the student critic: critiquing and black and white film, approved list of black and white films, film genere guidelines, film genre - the western, and more
Learn more about filmmaking roles: screenwriting, directing, producing, acting,and editing.
This timeline chronicles the history of film; including: the invention of photography, the invetion of celluloid film, the emergence of motion pictures, the rise fo the motion picture industry, the emergence of the studio system, the arrival to sound, Depression-Era Hollywood, Wartime Hollywood, the decline of the studio system, labor unrest in Hollywood, Anti-Communism in Hollywood, the foreign market, courting of the youth market, the decline of film censorship, civil rights and Hollywood, television and the movie industry, and the contemporary motion picture industry.
This site explores how film has evolved from the early 1930s to the present; includes: history, filmmaking 101, lingo, game, and references.
Explore the development of the film industry from its earliest use in our culture to present day. (Total Running Time: 5:00)
Explore the development of the film industry from its earliest use in our culture to present day. (Total Running Time: 5:02) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Explore biographies of some of the top directors in movie history. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Learn about who MovieMaker considers the top filmmakers of all time. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This student made film demonstrates a variety of camera techniques. (Total Running Time: 9:29) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This instructional video demonstrates three point lighting - basics, organization of gear, and safety. (Total Running Time: 5:29). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
How to give video a film look using 24p and editing techniques to achieve the look of film. (Total Running Time: 4:49) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Follow these three simple steps to make your video look like a professional film. (Total Running Time: 2:12). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Learn more about chroma key, aka "the green screen" effect. (Total Running Time: 1:53 p.m.) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This is how you can make an inexpensive green screen for about $12. (Total Running Time: 7:05) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Learn how to build a camera dolly for $15. (Total Running Time: 2:33). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Learn about the segments of filmmaking: pre-production, production, and post production;guides included. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Learn more about the 10 steps included in the pre-production: film concept, writing your scripts, drawing your storyboards, film funding, cast & crew, location, shooting script, scheduling, call sheets and equipment.
This 16 page PDF delineates the filmmaking process.
Learn the proper format for writing a screenplay.
Learn how to draw storyboards; including: advantages, what you'll need, what to remember, storyboard terminology, using arrows, notes, general tips, and templates.
Choose from a variety of storyboard templates. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn how to schedule a film; including: lining your scripts, breaking into breakdown sheets, your prop list, your wardrobe list, shooting on location, and scheduling special effects. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Print out these film breakdown sheets for use on your production.
Print out these camera shot lists for use on your production.
Print out these cinematography pre-production checklists for use on your production
Print out these lighting diagrams for use on your production.
Print out this location agreement for use on your production.
Print out these call sheets for use on your production.
Print out these consent and release forms for use on your production.
Print out these actor player casting agreements for use on your production.
Print out these script supervisor continuity logs for use on your production.
This four page PDF guide provides advice on critiquing a movie; including: analyzing the theme; analyzing the story, plot, characters, and symbolism; and analyzing the genre.
Learn how to reflect on film to be a movie critic.(Total Running Time: 1:02) NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn how to submit your film to SXSW film festival.
See the kind of film other teens are making
This is a short student film created by a Korean high school student. (Total Running Time: 3:45).
These sites provide resource help to create a movie using iMovie. Learn how to get started with iMovie, shoot a video, as well as edit the movie. Includes tips and techniques, video demonstrations, troubleshooting, and tutorials. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Movie Maker Projects.

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