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Short Film Project: Architecture In My Community 11 to 12
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Students will create short videos featuring the unique architecture in Sacramento, CA. They will work in teams to write, film, and publish short films that will persuade people to visit buildings here in our own community.
Big Things-Small Packages 9 to 12
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Every year, students enrolled in the media 3 & 4 program are required to create, for the purpose of public instruction, personal work experience, sales and marketing, a Portfolio Project using computers to edit, store digital video files, music and images. Those files will be used in a short film, documentary and the annual senior video-a video yearbook for the graduating class.
If Dracula Walked Today 9 to 12
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Objective: Preserving the message and power within the original manuscript of Dracula, while recreating an original depiction using a flip camera and an understanding of pop culture.
What's in a Story--A Short Story/Film Unit 5 to 12
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Students analyze and evaluate "story" through both the written word of short story and the visual images of short film. The lesson/unit culminates in a production of a short film. This is run in a workshop format, with mini-lessons and some direct instruction/practice of skills as the project unfolds.
55 Word Video Stories 7 to 12
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Using the literacy skills of the 21s Century stidents will create original 55-word short stories, or re-write well known stories in 55 words, and then turn them into short movies using video cameras. They will then publish their finished products on YouTube and the class blog, and have an opportunity to submit their original stories to the fifty-five fiction contest.
Animation 9 to 12
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Through the exploration of animation techniques, students will be able to describe and depict emotions and expressions with processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
Book Trailers 3 to 12
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Students will produce book trailers to be shown on the morning annoucements based on books they have read as a group in class.
Earth Day Movie Maker Documentary 9 to 12
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This lesson, which spans over the course of about a week and a half, has students researching a particular animal and the ways in which it has been impacted by humans and the environment. Students will take a field trip to the zoo and use flip cams to videotape their animal. They will then choose a prompt from the list and create a documentary (using Tool Factory Movie Maker) about their animal.
FISH FACE: Character Design & Animation 3 to 8
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Students will explore how animators use facial expressions, physical gesture and sound to create characters, as they work with a partner to create an animated short. Students will be introduced stop motion animation with a screening of the claymation classic, "Creature Comforts."
Historical Scavenger Hunts 6 to 8
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Students explore the history of their community by paying attention to the details of architecture, monuments and area artifacts. This is a multi-step lesson that allows students to practice historical fieldwork, pre-reading strategies, acting skills, research skills, writing skills and public speaking skills.
Integrated Curriculum, student- led Environmental Project P-K to 12
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A student-led environmental project based on cooperative learning with a cross-curricular base in order to address many subject areas and work towards the goal of creating positive change. This is an amazing project that empowers the children, helps them to discover and utilize their gifts to create change in the world.
Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration 5 to 12
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Students will use a variety of primary sources to compose an informational video on Abraham Lincoln. Though this is written for Middle School, 5th grade to high school could actually use the same plans.
Living Creatures Up Close 2 to 5
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Students will discover a pond habitat, capture a specimin and observe under a microscope.
Modern Day Piracy 9 to 12
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Students will lean about copyright laws and how use the internet legally and safely.
Movies for Motivation: Encouraging Literacy Through Student-Created Films 9 to 12
Struggling readers enrolled in a Targeted Reading class will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to create videos advertising their favorite books. These videos will then be shown to the entire school as part of a school-wide literacy encouragement effort.
Persistence of Vision: Animation I 10 to 12
Students will study the early history of moving pictures as an introduction to the concept of persistence of vision and animation. Students will develop a final animation which utilizes a variety of animation sequences: computer drawn, stop motion, hand drawn, with a 6.0 megapixel Olympus digital camera and the Tool Factory software MultiMedia Lab V.
Public Service Announcements for Our School 6 to 8
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Students will work in co-op groups to brainstorm, plan, write scripts, keyboard scripts and then use digital video camera to film public service announcements. They will edit on the computer and we will show on morning announcements and connect to website.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
The Important Thing P-K to 7
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At the end of the school year, students create a movie using iMovie or Photostory with the theme of "The Important Thing About Fifth Grade." This movie is shared with incoming 5th graders the next year!
The STEM Train! 7 to 8
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The STEM Train will be a school-wide program for students to create exploration through video-making, short films and documentaries. Students will become mini filmmakers. They will use the latest technology to make video presentations in class. Digital Cameras will be the source of our videos, but in order to “create” magic, we will need more electronic equipment.
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