Part of Lesson Plan: Digital Story 2: Posing 4 The Green Screen
Activity Overview / Details
*This will be the second 50 minute period or the second half of a block period class.
Set-up: Have a roll of green butcher paper or enough material for each group (Students will be assigned into 5 groups.) Have scissors, painters tape or tacks ready as well to put up the green screens. Also, have enough pairs of free standing lights for 5 groups (10 total)
Set-up 2: Cut up as many small pieces of paper as you have students and number them: You will have an even number of 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s.
As students come in, hand them one of the small pieces of paper with a number on it.
After the bell rings, ask students to look at their number. If they have a “1”, go to one designated part of the room (these can be specified as you go). If they have a “2”, go to another part of the room. Do the same for 3s, 4s, and 5s.
Teacher says: “These are your groups. Take out your list of poses you made for your story when we learned about plot. You will help each other set up and take pictures of your poses you need for you digital story.”
Ask students to elect a leader, a materials person, and a time-keeper. Leaders will direct what will happen (with feedback), the materials person will get materials from the teacher, and the time-keeper will make sure everything is paced so the entire group gets a chance to finish by the end of the period.
Have the materials person come and pick up scissors, tape or tacks, butcher paper, and a pair of lights. *They can also pick up classroom cameras or take out ones of their own.
Students will now go to provided spaces (this should be pre-arranged) to set up and take their pictures.
Walk around a help students, as needed.
*If you do not have space, you may allow your students to take materials home. If you do not have enough outlets or cannot get spaces with outlets, find well-lit areas and have them put up green screens and shoot. The shots will not turn out as well, but students will still be practicing taking the pictures with green screens, which we can still use later to modify with Photoshop.