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Movies with a Purpose: A Teacher's Guide to Planning and Producing Super 8 Movies for Classroom Use.
Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY.
Teachers can improve classroom procedure by producing and showing their own 8mm films, while building a library of effective teaching aids. These motion pictures are conceived as intrinsic parts of a teaching plan, and are designed to explain a single idea or concept. Single-concept or specific-objective films generate a high degree of student involvement. To make your film, first define the objective with planning cards: sketch each shot, include camera angle, note the purpose of the shot, and number the cards in sequence. Adjust from one to four lighting lamps, position the camera, select a background, and make a dry run before the actual filming. Set the camera speed, film your movie; then process, edit, and add sound with the teaching objective in mind. A working knowledge of the language o f movie-making speeds planning and production. An "objective" camera films the action impersonally; the "subjective" camera brings the viewer into the scene. A teacher must familiarize himself with production variables such as subject size, camera height, lens selection (wide-angle/normal/telephoto), and descriptive shots (pan/tilt/zoom/follow shot/insert/cutaway shot/continuous run/sequence shooting). For film continuity, match the action of each new scene to that of the preceding shot, and direct the motion that will appear on the screen. (TI)
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Authoring Institution: Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY.