To allow students to develop their skill set, not solely as creatives but as academics, we have designed a process that will permit them time to achieve competency in the craft of storytelling: visual, spoken, and written.
Each class is structured to bring in two professionals with different but complementing skill sets: screenwriting, producing, directing, editing to name a few. Each different expertise has at its core the element of storytelling.
Intended to cover a 90 minute class twice a week for 34 weeks, the lesson is a living breathing document that has been designed to align with the ELA/ELD common core, VAPA, and CTE standards in addition to meeting the specific needs of the certified teacher. The film projects are a means to enhance the lessons of the classroom and be completed during class time to develop 21st century skills of both the student and teacher alike.
|4th||Beginner Film||5 Scripts/Films (3-5mins), Posters|
|6th||Beginner Film||5 Scripts/Films (3-5mins), Posters|
|7th / 8th||Homage to Film||3 Scripts/Films (5-7mins), Posters (based on 3 film eras)|
|9th||Intro to Cinematic Arts||3 Scripts/Films (7-10Mins), Posters|
|10th||Cinema Streaming Series||3 Ads, Documentaries, News Broad casts,
3 Streaming TV Series, 3 episodes (3-5min each)
|11th||Cinematic College / Career Prep College & Festival Application Portfolios||30 experimental projects (1per student)|
|12th||Cinema Senior Thesis||Student Internship and Senior Project|