Part of Lesson Plan: The Dolly & Track (specialized camera movement)
Activity Overview / Details
Objective: Students will create a short video utilizing some sort of equipment allowing for a dolly shot. In other words, the students will use a dolly and track, or a tripod dolly, or a wheelchair, skateboard, etc. to produce a story with at least one Dolly shot or Tracking shot.
Step 1: Place students into groups of 3-4 depending on class size, equipment availability, time, etc. and hand out the Dolly Shot Assignment PDF digitally or in printed form.
Step 2: The assignment asks the students to develop a simple visual story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Example: a student walking from bus to class, or a student walking down the hallway from one class to another. 30 second – 1 minute in length (final video).
Step 3: Have the students create a list of shots and hand-in to teacher for review.
Step 4: Production (shoot the video).
Step 5: Edit and final touches.
Step 6: Turn-in final video sequence as directed by teacher for assessment.