Lesson 6: Making Films-Producing Documentaries

Lesson 6

Take Action - Making Films-Producing Documentaries

Writing and Developing
Storyboards

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Collaborate on creating an original storyboard for their film

Overview/Purpose:
A storyboard is a graphic organizer used by filmmakers to plan how their film will look and sound, shot by shot. In this lesson, students learn how to plan out their film using a storyboard.

Guiding Questions:
  • What is a storyboard?
  • How does a storyboard help plan for a film?
Recommended Time:
90 minutes

Lessons design:
  • Distribute and review Storyboard 101 handout.

  • Model for students how to complete a storyboard.

  • In groups, students work on completing a storyboard for their film.

  • Students will turn in a completed storyboard at the end of the second day. Teacher will collect storyboards and provide feedback, approving storyboards that are now ready for production.
Rock Your World is a program of Creative Visions
Rock Your World is a Program of Creative Visions, a 501(c) (3) organization that supports creative activists - individuals who use the power of media and arts to create positive change in the world.
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