Part of Lesson Plan: 14 Shots
Activity Overview / Details
Have students quickly get into their groups from yesterday.
Next you will give each team a hard copy shot list with 14 pre-selected shots:
Establishing, wide, 3/4, medium, close up, extreme close up, head room, nose room, lead room, rule of thirds, centered, pan, and high and low angle shots.
Explain that today they will go out on campus with a camera and tripod and that they will shoot all 14 shots in a interesting and entertaining manner. Tell them to also concentrate on shooting and camera basics such as a steady shot, avoiding unnecessary zooming, and proper framing.
All 4 team members must film at least 3 of the shots on the shot list. There must be continuity between the various shots that students will later capture, edit, and render their shots into a short video.
Explain that this is a 1 day on campus shoot so they must shoot and log all 14 shots on the shot list. Teams will not be allowed to re-shoot any shots tomorrow, so they must be accurate and efficient.
Give each team one camera and tripod and release them to film on campus only for the entire period. At the end of the period when students return; collect all equipment; but have them keep their shot list until tomorrow.
Materials / Resource
- 14 Shots Shot-list [ Download ] Shot list and basic vocab for the