Lesson 8: Making Films-Producing Documentaries

Lesson 8

Take Action - Making Films-Producing Documentaries

Production: Filming


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Put ideas into place
  • Collaborate on filming for their film

In this lesson about production, students are given filming tips and taught the basics of uploading footage.
Guiding Questions:
  • What happens during production?
  • How can we prepare for an effective production?
Recommended Time:
90 -180 minutes - Depending on how sophisticated your students’ use of video editing already is and the time you have available, you can break this lesson up in a number of ways. You may go over all the tips in one class or break them up as you see fit.

Technology Required:

1. Computers with video editing software.
2. Video cameras.
Lessons design:
  • Distribute and review Production Tips handout.

  • Consider modeling for students how you would put some of the production tips into place.

  • If necessary, model for students how to upload footage onto computers.

  • Groups work on filming and uploading footage.
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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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