- Orientation & Safety
- Historical Foundations of Cinema & Television
- Basic Camera Operation & Shot Composition
- Camera Shots & Angles
- 14 Shots
- Basics of Camera Movement and Perspective
- The Dolly & Track (specialized camera movement)
- White Balancing -What is it, and why is it important?
- The 180 Degree Rule (dialogue technique)
- Writing for the Screen
- Elements of Story: Introduction Three Act Structure
- Narrative Script Formatting
- Basic Narrative Production
- This Means This This Means That Part 1
- The Door Scene
- Les Frères Lumière Court-métrage
- This Means That Part 2
- Audio for Film and Video
- Basic Lighting for Film & Video
- Commercial, PSA, & Promo Video
- Propaganda and Persuasion or influencing friends and convincing strangers
- Producing the PSA
- Cultural Advertising: Coca Cola Ad Production and Research
- Basic Picture & Sound Editing
- The Trailer Park
- Lesson Hook and Intro (25 min.)
- Film Trailer Lecture & Notes (15 min.)
- Film Trailer Overview (20 min.)
- Day 2-Vocabulary & Notes (35 min.)
- What is a Trailer Lecture & Notes (20 min.)
- Day 3-Trailer Examples Demonstrating: Mood & Tone (1 period)
- Trailer Editing-Choice 1 (7-10 class periods)
- Trailer Editing-Choice #2 (7-10 class periods)
- Basics of Video Titles
- Log and Capture in FCP
- The Trailer Park
- Art Direction & Production Design
- Documentary, News, & Reality
- Writing Non-Fiction for Video: Lesson 1
- Writing Non-Fiction for Video: Lesson 2
- Personal and Media Bias
- Multicamera Studio & Live Production
- Advanced Camera Operation
- Advanced Lighting for Film & Video
- Intermediate Narrative Production
- Shooting a Chase Scene
- One Shot Short
- Artist Emulation: Film Director and Visual Artist
- Aesops Flash Fable
- Serious About Literature and Metaphor
- Music & Scoring
- Advanced Post-Production Techniques & Compositing
- Job Shadowing, Internships, & Job Placement
Activity Originally Created By: Michael Peck
Film Trailer Lecture & Notes (15 min.)
Part of Lesson Plan: The Trailer Park
Activity Overview / Details
The next portion of the lesson will have a mix of lecture, note taking, and class discussion.
Ask students: to write down their own answers to the following questions:
What is the definition of a film trailer?
What is the purpose of a film trailer?
What are the key elements of most film trailers?
What specific editing techniques are used in many trailers?
What types of audio are popular in many film trailers?
What is the average length of a film trailer?
Does watching a good film trailer make you want more information about the film?
After students have time to respond to the following questions you can again ask for oral feedback from students. Dialogue between the teacher and students is best at the end of each segment of any lesson.