In this second of four lessons (of the PBL unit called "Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Storyboards, Scripts and Set Design!") students are introduced to storyboarding and set design using the storyboard/set design features in Storyboard That. Note: paper-based options are also included.
In this lesson, students will continue the pre-production process of setting the scene by creating storyboards and designing sets. They will utilize the storyboard/set design features in Storyboard That (also a paid feature of Celtx) to create a short 1-scene storyboard that further develops the concept they came up with in the first lesson. (Remember: This same story concept will be used throughout the PBL unit.) Depending on your preference, students may do this project individually or in pairs. It is possible to do small groups (3-4 students), but the process does not move more quickly as more minds work together.
Lesson 1: Storytelling - Ideas, Elements & Structure
Lesson 2: Creating the Scene - Storyboards and Set Designs
Lesson 3: Script-Writing - Formats, Elements & Celtx
Lesson 4: Pre-Production Short Film Package - Sets, Storyboards and a Script