Film Making Club (Leo only - 2nd semester 11am) 5th-12th $125
Recommended Grades 5th-12th
Duration 50 minutes 1 - 12 week semester on Thursdays / pay by the semester
Semester 2 ONLY Jan 13, 2022 – Mar 31, 2022
Location North Leo Mennonite Church 15419 State Road 1, Leo, IN 46765
Instructor Kate MacDonald (260) 710-9811 (text is preferred method of contact) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org Instructor’s other classes can be viewed at https://www.lifehs.net/store/c16/Kate_MacDonald.html
Required Materials video camera - iphone or android are fine. Student must know how to use the camera.
Filmmaking and directing are unique forms of art; you have the opportunity to let the audience see the world through your eyes. In this club we’ll be doing a deep dive into the world of telling your stories through film. We'll explore directing, story, timing, editing, framing, perspective, plus setting the scene and much more!
Homework is to make a short video project each week applying the lessons we've learned in club. A final project is due at the end of the semester. Students can work on a semester long documentary, a short film, animation, or different short videos each week. The students are encouraged present their project each week and to give constructive criticism on each other’s projects.
“Pick up a camera. Shoot some thing. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as a director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.“ James Cameron
Homework: 50% of grade
Class Participation: 50% of grade
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