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Changing the World, One Documentary at a Time PBL Project
10 11 12

Changing the World, One Documentary at a Time PBL Project

In this project, students learn about documentary filmmaking while independently producing a documentary film. Each student will create a 3 to 6-minute informational documentary that offers a perspective on real world events while possibly prompting a call to action. Students begin by identifying a subject and creating a thesis. Students then c…

Creating an Infomercial PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Creating an Infomercial PBL Project

In this advanced video production project, students will pick from one of two products after which they will produce a infomercial. Lesson #1: What is an infomercial? To kick off the unit and grab the student's attention, students will view a familiar infomercial. During this lesson, students will study the formation of a professional infomercial …

Shhhhhh, A Film Without Dialogue - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

Shhhhhh, A Film Without Dialogue - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

This unit will help students use filming constraints to develop better storytelling, cinematography and editing skills. By placing constraints on the students when creating videos, the educator will enable the student to think creatively about the solutions to the problem of reaching the audience in creative ways. The culmination will be a stude…

Post Production Audio - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

Post Production Audio - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

Students will be introduced to advance audio production techniques, including foley, ADR and ambience. Students will develop and design a 3-5 minute film in which all audio will be produced after the production has been filmed. Students who excel in this project will be exposed to careers in the industry such as foley artist, ADR editor/mixer and…

Student Media Reels - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

Student Media Reels - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

This project should be the final component for students in your video production and film classes. As students prepare for the next step after high school, the most critical piece for a portfolio in the Media, Arts, and Entertainment industry is a "media reel" or promo reel which showcases clips of their absolute best work from the year. For this …

Montage Technique: Advanced Editing - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

Montage Technique: Advanced Editing - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

Students create videos that employ the contemporary documentary technique of montage, using footage from two different groups, highlighting responses to given prompts. Montage technique emphasizes careful editing to construct a narrative out of related but discontinuous video interviews. Montage Makes Meaning - Intro 1 Class Period Montage script …

PSAs: Advanced Script Work - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

PSAs: Advanced Script Work - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

Students create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video as if it is a "Message to the President," addressing an issue that they want to receive attention. In doing so students research the necessary information for their script, including online and library resources, interviews with appropriate persons, and local connections. They create a deta…

Advanced Editing: Parallel Editing, Montage, Dialogue and Suspense - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

Advanced Editing: Parallel Editing, Montage, Dialogue and Suspense - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

Students will incorporate a number of editing and camera techniques, including parallel editing, montage, extreme closeups, canted angles to compete a suspense film. Students will develop a sense of storytelling through the use of camera and editing techniques. Completion of this unit will allow students to experience various positions on a creati…

School Promotional Video - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

School Promotional Video - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

Students will define a target audience and tailor a school promotional video to meet the needs of that audience. Students will shoot, write, edit and export a video for a school website and DVD presenation. The finished product will be used at incoming student orientation meetings, community events and school website. Professional organizations, s…

60 Second Promo Video - Advanced Video Production PBL Project
12

60 Second Promo Video - Advanced Video Production PBL Project

Students will create an advanced level 60 promo video for your program or another CTE program that exists on your campus. Students will work in small groups and will plan, write, shoot, edit, and produce their 60 second promo video with an emphasis on advanced camera work and a professional and well-polished final product. After finishing the prom…

Advanced Camera Work: First Person Narrative - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

Advanced Camera Work: First Person Narrative - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

Students create a narrative story from first person point-of-view, focusing on camera work to define perspective and experience. Students make a 2 - 5 minute video based on common story prompts that tells a story from a specific vantage point. The finished video will include demonstration of advanced camera work, including consideration of composi…

Critical Thinking: Hoax Documentary - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

The true power of the creation of video is the ability to deliver a message to a large audience that can have an effect on how an individual thinks and behaves, and what they believe. Even the most earnest of messages can fall short on an audience if not delivered in a convincing manner. As an advanced student who has gained the skills and experien…

Screenplay Development - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

Screenplay Development - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

Students will develop and write a screenplay for a 4-5 minute short film using screenplay writing software. Resulting screenplays will be developed for production as small group projects. Students will use industry standard screenplay formatting using screenplay software. Note: This unit is not intended to be a "day-to-day" unit project. The proj…

30 Second Trailer - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

Short, Fast, Creative, & informative-Film Trailers! Most students love to watch films and love to go to the movies. So they are already somewhat familiar with trailers, whose purpose is to promote or market upcoming releases. Today, teachers and students can watch trailers via websites, so they are more accessible than ever. The overall goal of t…

Grafting Apple Trees PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Grafting Apple Trees PBL Project

Sweet, sour, bitter, bland, juicy, crisp, soft, mushy. These are all adjectives that can be used to describe apples! But how did we get so many types of this fruit, and how can we (gasp) make even more? In the PBL Project "Grafting Apple Trees," students will learn about the value and importance of apple cultivation. Students will learn how to ma…

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