Monday, August 17, 2009

National Film Study Standards

The Film Foundation has developed a National Film Study for Middle School. They are applicable to high school, for those in search of such standards. They have the following five thematic strands:

  • 1.0 Film Language
  • 2.0 Historical and Cultural Contexts
  • 3.0 Production and Creative Expression
  • 4.0 Viewers Response and Aesthetic Valuing
  • 5.0 Cross Curricular Connections

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Green Screen Practice Footage - Free

Hollywood Camera Work has generously made available some free green screen footage and tracking plates that students can use to practice matchmoving, tracking, keying and compositing. The footage supports their DVD course Visual FX for Directors.

They allow you to download clips to practice:
  • Green Screen Plates
  • Tracking Plates
  • Matchmoving Supplies
  • Scripts / Blocking Diagrams
  • Blocking Template
  • Virtual Dolly / Crane For Maya

YOU MAY: Use the clips to make instructional videos or teach a class, as long as you mention us. You may even include a few original clips with our permission.

Monday, August 3, 2009 - Great resource is a website that is full of excellent materials. It was developed as a resource for Film and Television Students of Far North Queensland, Australia by teacher Clyde Williams. He generously allows others to access the content.
This website is to help you with your Assessment Requirements for the study of Film, Television and New Media, here at Cairns State High School.
Other schools are welcome to access these resources.
We would be happy to hear from any teachers or students as to the sharing of any extra materials you might have, or like to see here on this site.
He has a page with a number of student examples. He also has some Final Cut Express video tutorials.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Moving Image Education - Website

Moving Image Education is Scotland-based website that has six detailed sections on how to make movies in educational groups. Among other things, they have a good storyboard template.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

BYU's Media Education Database - Lesson Plans

Brigham Young University hosts a Media Education Database with a large number of lesson plans, units and projects. Teachers contribute to the collection.