Part of Lesson Plan: The Door Scene
Activity Overview / Details
Step Four of the process allows the students for the first time to ”put it all together,” as they now will do what they thought they were going to do in the previous step—shoot their own storyboards. Allow them some time to consider the group critiques of the films they ”wrote”—which were shot by another group—and make any revisions to their original storyboards that would improve their scene.
Production groups shoot their scenes, adhering to all the previous project parameters and limitations. Using desktop video editing equipment, direct students to import their video footage, cut out the ”bad” parts and assemble the shots in order of their storyboards. This assembly edit should tell the story completely without music, effects or transitions. By now, students should be quite comfortable with the peer-to-peer review cycle that has followed every step in this process. Focus on verbal communication skills and good habits for group discussion during this process.
Step Four aligns with the writing process by continuing the practice of peer editing with review and revision of students’ projects by adding, omitting, combining, sharing and receiving feedback. This parallels the process of refining a written work.
Materials / Resource
- Door Scene Day 4 [ Download ] Hard copy of Day 4 directions for each group