First define a theme with your students | Learn about different types of shot and angles of shot | Plan your silent movie | Film your silent movie | Flick-It-On! to the next class | MAC users | Ideas and movie making tips


The first round is where the students make a silent movie based on the theme / concept. The theme for 2013 is to be announced soon!

First define a theme with your students

This can be done through brainstorming, SOLO Taxonomy, activating prior knowledge.

Learn about different types of shot and angles of shot

A good movie will contain a range of different types of shot and angles of shot to describe the character, the setting and the plot.

Plan your silent movie

Write a brief synopsis or plot. Decide if you movie will be animated, green screened, acted (remember actors should act out their emotions and ideas this is a silent movie!) Create a story board showing types of shot and angles of shot.

MOVIES NO LONGER THAN 1 MINUTE(NOT including credits)

Film your silent movie

Using your storyboard film your silent movie. Add a title to the beginning of your movie (you can also give it a subtitle). Add credits at the end to say who has made the silent movie. I will add an example here when term starts. Mac users export the movie as Quicktime or as HD 720p. Windows Movie Maker & Windows Live users check out the youtube clips at the bottom of the page.

ALWAYS USE IMAGES / MOVIE FOOTAGE THAT ARE COPYRIGHT FREE, OR IMAGES / MOVIE FOOTAGEYOU HAVE PERMISSION TO USE, OR CREATE YOUR OWN IMAGES / MOVIE FOOTAGE

Flick-It-On! to the next class

Dropbox the movie to the next class

DEADLINE THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2013

MAC users

In iMovie 11 there are a few tips we recommend you follow when creating your movie
When creating your project choose:
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)This makes the movie appear much wider than it is high. We choose this option if because we will be viewing movie movie on a widescreen computer displays or a high-definition TV (HDTV). (to read Apple iMovie Support: "iMovie '11: aspect ratio" click here)
Frame Rate: 24fps - CinemaIdeally you should choose the frame rate that you film in. iPads film in 30fps. Most modern video cameras use 24fps. North America uses NTSC 30fps. Europe 25fps PAL. Start of with 24fps if you are not sure. iMovie will
prompt you to adjust the project frame rate to match when you add a clip to the time line of your movie - click on change
(to read more at Apple iMovie Support: "Overview: NTSC, PAL, and Cinema format video" click here)

Ideas and movie making tips


To find some good tips for students making a silent movies click here.
Exporting Movies from Windows Movie MakerFollow the steps relating to the exporting the movie.
Exporting Movies from Windows Live