ERIC Number: ED021833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
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Easy as 1, 2, 3, (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9...).
Sheratsky, Rodney E.
The Teachers Guide to Media and Methods, v4 n2 p15-6 Oct 1967
A course in movie making should begin with a detailed explanation and demonstration of the camera, with emphasis on caring for the equipment. Students should start by shooting stationary objects: practicing close-up, medium, and long shots of varying length. It is particularly important to get students' films processed quickly so that a critique can be conducted as soon as possible. When students begin to work on their first films, they should submit scenarios of their ideas for approval, and should prepare detailed shooting scripts and a story board which describes the visual and aural contents of each shot. The instructor should indicate to the students that their scripts are guides from which they may deviate if their intuition dictates. Finally, he should guide students in the editing and narrating of their films, for much of what makes films successful comes from hard creative work after the film itself has been shot. (DL)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Film Production, Films, Mass Media, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Media and Methods Institute, Inc., 134 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 (Subscription: $3.00 per year. Single copy $0.40).
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