Lesson 6
Take Action - Making Films

Pre-Production: Preparing
for Filming


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Collaborate to develop a plan for filming


Students are introduced to the work of pre-production to ensure that they are prepared to film their PSAs.

Guiding Questions:

  • What is pre-production and why is it important?
  • What do we need to accomplish in this part of the PSA process?

Recommended Time:

90 minutes

Common Core State Standards:



Pre-Production Planning Handout

Lesson Design:

  • Distribute and review the Pre-Production Planning handout.
  • Groups whose storyboards have been approved by the teacher begin pre-production planning, using the handout as a guide and checklist.
  • Groups who need to revise their storyboards confer with the teacher and work on revision first.
  • Students should assign any appropriate work needed for pre-production to individual members of the group.