ALLIANCE AT KENTON

A TEN WEEK STUDENT-DIRECTED HANDS-ON PROJECT-BASED DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING CLASS

WEEKS 1 -3  PRE PRODUCTION

TUE JAN 17 - STORY FINDING 1

SUBJECT: Intro to Documentary

ACTIVITY: Camera & Equipment

HOMEWORK: Find story ideas

THU JAN 19 - CAMERAS & BROLL

CLASS TOPICS:

  • How to use cameras
  • What is B Roll 

CLASS SCHEDULE:

  • Open Class
  • Story Finding Exercise
  • B Roll Scavenger Hunt

HOMEWORK: 

Bring three story ideas to class on Tuesday.

  • One: find a story by talking to staff and / or teachers at school
  • One: find a story that’s inspired by the school building
  • One: find a story anywhere you want

TUE JAN 24 - AUDIO & INTERVIEWS

CLASS TOPICS:

  • Why audio is important
  • How to record good audio
  • How to ask questions with story in mind 

CLASS SCHEDULE:

  • Open Class
  • Boom Mic Interviews
  • Podcast Project Intro
  • Prep for Thursday Interview

HOMEWORK: 

Bring questions for Nora Colie.

 

THU JAN 26 - GUEST SPEAKER

SUBJECT: Nora Colie (Guest)

ACTIVITY: New angles on other stories

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TUE JAN 31 - PRE PRODUCTION

SUBJECT: Pitch Writing

ACTIVITY: Record Pitch video for project

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THU FEB 2 PRE PRODUCTION

SUBJECT: Planning Preproduction

ACTIVITY: Shot lists. Storyboarding.

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WEEKS 4 -6  PRODUCTION

TUE FEB 7 - FILMING

SUBJECT: Jesus Contreas (Guest)

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THU FEB 9 - FILMING

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TUE FEB 14 - FILMING

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THU FEB 16 - FILMING

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TUE FEB 21 - FILMING

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THU FEB 23 - FILMING

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WEEKS 7 - 9 POST PRODUCTION

TUE FEB 28 - EDITING

SUBJECT: Kia Geraths (Podcast)

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THU MAR 2 - EDITING

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TUE MAR 7 - EDITING

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THU MAR 9 - EDITING

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TUE MAR 14 - EDITING

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THU MAR 16 - EDITING

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WEEK 10 - WRAP UP

TUE MAR 21 - NEXT STEPS

SUBJECT: Out Side the Frame (Guests)

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THU MAR 23 - SCREENING

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Open Signal

Outside The Frame

Metro East Community Media