Lesson 7: Making Films-Producing Documentaries

Lesson 7

Take Action - Making Films-Producing Documentaries

Pre-Production: Preparing
for Filming


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Collaborate to develop a plan for filming

This lesson guides students through the final process of pre-production as they plan and prepare for filming.
Guiding Questions:
  • How do we prepare for filming and building our documentaries?
Recommended Time:
90 minutes

Common Core State Standards:
Lessons design:
  • Distribute and review the Pre-production Planning handout.

  • Groups begin pre-production planning using the handout as a guide and checklist and/or work on revising their storyboards.

  • Groups who need to revise their storyboards confer with the teacher and work on revisions first.

  • Students should assign within their groups any appropriate work needed for pre-production. (For example, bringing in a needed prop or making a needed sign.)
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