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You’re the Director!


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Grades 6 – 8
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You're the Director

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Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Explore how music can have an emotional impact on a scene in a movie, then help teens write and film a scene of their own.


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Grades   7 – 10  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Tips for Using Movie Maker

It’s easy to make a movie today, thanks to software that may already be on your home computer. Create movies to communicate through video.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Through the Eyes of the Director

What makes a movie work or fail? A well-made movie can draw viewers in so completely that they can forget that everything they see and hear was planned out by the filmmakers. This printout prompts teens to look at several distinct elements of a movie and decide on their overall effectiveness.


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