One Shot Short



This lesson will involve the students in the development, pre-production, and production aspects
of creating a short film with only one shot. The students will receive a brief introduction of the processes used in film production: Story Line Development, Camera functions and angles, and
Story Boarding. The intent of the lesson is to quickly immerse the students into the film production process giving them the opportunity to become acquainted with the various initial phases of film
production and developing the skills learned in later projects in a less cumbersome format.

Lesson Time

Introduction, Discussion, and Impromptu Activity
50 Minutes
Story Development
50 Minutes
Framing Activity
50 Minutes
Camera Shots and Angles
50 Minutes
Scriptwriting and Storyboard
50 Minutes
One Shot Video
100 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (6)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will follow the process of development, pre-production, production, and post-production in the creation of a One Shot video short-film.
  • Students will write a basic video script and storyboard using a standard 3 act plot structure.
  • Students will produce a One Shot Short video that demonstrates their understanding of the video production process including camera use, lighting, and directing.
  • Students will create artifacts reflecting the use of story development in the pre-production process.

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