Year 8 Film & Lit - Semester 2
In groups of 2 to 3 (no more than 3), you're going to create a multiple-genre film. Your completed film should go between two and five minutes.
Here are the requirements:
1. The film must demonstrate 4 different genres throughout the duration of your film.
2. Those 4 genres are up to you: ones you might choose from include: horror, rom-com, drama, comedy, indie film, action, superhero/comicbook, romance, documentary, mockumentary, musical, western, noir, children's film, animation, or any others you can think of.
3. The film must be one storyline that simply changes genres throughout - it can't be 4 separate little genre films that are just played back to back.
4. Your film must include at least two each of the following shots and angles: close-up, mid-shot, over the shoulder shot, wideshot, extreme close-up, extreme long shot, big close-up, dolly shot, pan shot, tilt shot, bird's-eye view shot, low angle, high angle, dutch angle.
5. You will need to utilise effective film-making techniques such as the use of camera, lighting, sound, editing, costume, etc. in order to effectively convey each of the genres.
You will use the first two weeks to plan out your film, deciding on the storyline, dialogue (if any) and genres.
You will then write a script and brief shot list of how you're going to film each of the shots and sequences. You will also create a production planner.
You will have all of next lesson to film also and then we'll start learning Final Cut Pro as a class in the following lesson.
Script, Shotlist and Production Planner
Friday 12th November (end of Week 6)
All footage filmed
Wednesday 24th November (Week 8)
Finished film edited with sound effects, music, titles and credits
Friday 3rd December (end of Week 9)