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Let’s Make a Movie Let’s Make a Movie Lesson 1 Lesson 1 BLOCKBUSTER BLOCKBUSTER

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  1. 1. Lets Make a Movie Lesson 1 BLOCKBUSTER
  2. 2. Subject Area(s): Theater Arts , Social StudiesGrade Level: 9-12 20 minute overview of lesson
    • Characteristics of a blockbuster movie
    • What elements of a film contribute to its overall success?
    • How much does marketing contribute to a successful film?
    • Learn to use the Internet for research about all aspects of film and the people who contribute to BLOCKBUSTER success.
    • Learn how to review a film.
  3. 3. Lesson Objective
    • The lesson is designed to give the student a broad view of the best filmmaking, vocabulary of film familiarity, and develop research, collaboration, critical thinking, self-assessment and presentation skills.
  4. 4. Details
    • Students collaborate on a team.
    • Students start a course journal.
    • Students prepare a presentation of their work, showing their comprehension and creative perspective by presenting a Film Critic skit.
    • Students write self-assessment
  5. 5. Class Materials and Resources
    • Video player
    • 30 students:10 computers minimum
    • popular current newspapers and magazines
    • Class scrap book
    • Student journals
    • Class suggestion and complaintbox
    • Team project bins or boxes to collect all team centered source material
  6. 6. Blockbuster (before the computer activities)
    • Use handout 1 to review the Blockbusterfilms of 2005
    • Rank the films in order of your preference
    • Pick one of the movies from the handout and answer think sheet 1:
    • The You-Saw-The-Movie-Wore-The-Shirt-Got-The-Trading-Cards Questionnaire
  7. 7. COMPUTER FUNCTIONS Manipulation Application Function Bookmark or download for Film Critic skit INTERNET Share Video Trailers Make folder for favorite trailers and reviews INTERNET Web quest Add pics of stars or poster WORD Write film review
  8. 8. Introduction
    • We are going to get an introduction to the movie business and what characteristics contribute to making a successful film.
  9. 9. Class Discussion
    • Why do you think some movies rake in millions of dollars while other movies do not?
    • Favorites?
    • Rotten tomatoes?
  10. 10. Key Words
    • The teacher will listen for key words:Story, Cast, Direction, Costumes, Music, Special Effects,Action,Acting and write them on the board.
  11. 11. Computer Activity
    • Watch the video trailers and answer the think sheet 3 and 4 questions
    • Write a Movie Review
        • Save links for video film trailers, film reviews, cast pictures, behind the scenes pictures, for easy inclusion in your film critic presentation.
  12. 12. Divide into 2 Improv Teams
    • Divide class into 2 equal teams
    • Practice Improv Exercise for team building
    • Machine Parts improv exercise
    • One student moves mechanically, next student adds to first move with another mechanical move until first team is a fully functional machine.
    • Second team replaces a machine part action with a new action one student at a time, until a new machine is created.
  13. 13. Film Review
    • Brief summary of Film
    • Present main characters
    • State your opinion
    • Relate film to other films
    • in the genre
    • Place film in cultural context
    • Give thumbs up
    • Give thumbs down
  14. 14. Class Discussion
    • What types of marketing contributes to a blockbuster success?
    • What lines do you still remember from a movie?
    • Pick a role and explain why you would be interested in doing it. Listen to classmates and find where you can contribute best.
  15. 15. Self Assessment Essay
    • Think about your interests and skills
    • What would you like to do?
    • Pick one above the line and one below the line function and describe why you would be well suited for this production job.
    • Filmmaking is ultimately about teams.
    • This course is better actualized with:
    • Large class sizeand access to a computer lab
    • 10 or more computers in class.
    • If no internet: class works with video/dvd player and poster boards.
    • Access to word for writing is required. Teams can work together to complete assignments if computers are limited.