Part of Lesson Plan: Camera Shots & Angles
Activity Overview / Details
For the hook I will show a current Hollywood movie trailer to the class. You will try to pick a trailer that will be interesting for the students in your class. For this example I will show the trailer for the movie “127 Hours” as it has many creative and cutting edge camera shots and angles. First play the trailer in its entirety using a lcd projector so the class can all watch at once. After viewing the trailer explain that in every video, film, tv show, or trailer they will likely see multiple styles of camera work and shots. It is up to the cameraman to use his/her knowledge of framing and shots to create a interesting piece that will keep the viewer captivated.
*Only show the trailer once. These shots will come quickly, and students should just watch and not try to identify any shots yet.