Additional Lesson 3
Take Action - Making Films
After this lesson, students will be able to:
- Organize the structure of the story
- Plan and organize a sequence of shots to tell a story
Students will work together to develop a sequence for their documentary.
- How will I tell the story I want to convey?
- What will the most effective structure be to convey my message?
- What footage will be essential in telling each part?
Recommended Time:45-90 minutes
Common Core State Standards:
- DVD Player or computer to play film OR computer with Internet access to stream film.
- Television, SmartBoard or projection equipment.
- Discuss the importance of planning a beginning, middle and end, just as if writing an essay or narrative piece.
- Review each segment with the class. This could be done while rewatching the film or as a review. The handout provided outlines the beginning, middle and end of “After the Fall: HIV Grows Up.” After viewing the film, students should see clear connections between the film and the model outline, along with footage notes for how the information was relayed.
- Groups work together to decide the beginning-middle-end structure for their own documentary and determine what footage they have in order to tell the story.