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Through the Eyes of the Director

 

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Through the Eyes of the Director

Grades 9 – 12
Type Learning New Skills
Through the Eyes of the Director
 

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Lights, Camera, Action...Music: Critiquing Films Using Sight and Sound

Movie music and magic set the scene for this lesson in which students analyze a scene from Good Morning, Vietnam and then create a scene of their own.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Telling Good from Bad in Movies and Television

In this activity, you can discuss with teens how they can tell the “good” characters from the “bad” ones by watching for clues that the movie makers have left.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Speak Up! Writing a Review

This activity gives teens an opportunity to write reviews on the movies, television shows, music, restaurants, and books they love—and hate!

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Rate This Movie! Hold a Viewing Party

High school friends gather together for a viewing party of a movie, at home or the theater, then participate in a salon critiquing the merits of the movie.

 

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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Printouts

Grades   6 – 8  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

You’re the Director!

Children can take a turn in the director’s chair. They can make decisions–and learn the elements–of stories told on film.

 

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.

 

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