Activity Overview / Details
Have students complete this exercise at home before the first
The students will watch an episode of a scripted TV show (not
a reality show) that they like.
Have them choose one minute of footage during the show (any
footage except the title sequence or credits) and identify at
least three different shots. For each shot, have them describe
what’s in the shot, the shot scale, the angle, and any
camera movement. Each student should create a chart, like the one
in the handout "
Looking Carefully 1", to record their notes. They can
use the handout "
Cinematography Vocabulary" for help with the language
of cinematography. This exercise will help the teacher check
for understanding AND act as a hook and set activity.