Making the Movie Magic Happen. (Sorta.)
Stage 1. After watching a couple of clips under Mr. Ryder’s tutelage, try your hand at storyboarding, directing and cinematography.
- In groups of one, two or three, choose a film from the AFI Top 100 - 10th Anniversary list that you have seen or at least sorta kinda “know.” (This list is due for an update in 2017. I’m curious to see what happens . . .)
- Find a clip of a well-known scene from that film online. They are out there.
- Using either people or LEGO minifigs and either digital photography or sketching, recreate that scene shot-by-shot, angle-by-angle
- As you are producing that recreation, think about the placement of the camera, the framing, the movement. Do your best to create as honest a reproduction as possible. The point? To see if you can see filmmaking from a creator’s point of view and become more aware of how the filmmaker’s convince their audiences to see and think about the subject matter in a particular way.
Which takes us to Stage 2.
After recreating that scene to develop a sense of how it all “works” in a finished product, use your skills to tell the following story.
Choose and recreate the camera angles to the best of your abilities from the following sources:
Great tool because it shows you examples from actual films
Fantastic explanation of camera angles
Several great examples of storyboarding at work
Stage 3. #ShowYourWork by Creating a Google Presentation, Prezi, or other slideshow to show how your team did. Post that to each of your blogs.
DUE. End of Next Class.
Blog: 3+ Posts
Due: Friday, November 14
Req'd Post: Movie Poster.