Creative Storytelling in Film with Pixton & Celtx

In this course, students will become inspired filmmakers as they learn to comprehend the power of storytelling to express their ideas. These young filmmakers will advance their skills and experience as they learn, through creating, the FUN-damentals of Storytelling.

Your life, your story. Students will dive into the art of storytelling as they express themselves through their own lived experience. Students will be the main character; the producer; the sound designer; the lighting engineer, and learn to communicate meaning through storytelling. Students will learn to differentiate between fact and fiction and become content creators instead of passive consumers of media. Students will gain a wide understanding of how their story, and the stories of history, work as building blocks for their own video projects.

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Film Production
  • Digital Credential
  • Tech Camps
  • Level
  • 9-12
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Creative Storytelling in Film with Pixton & Celtx

In this course, students will become inspired filmmakers as they learn to comprehend the power of storytelling to express their ideas. These young filmmakers will advance their skills and experience as they learn, through creating, the FUN-damentals of Storytelling.

Your life, your story. Students will dive into the art of storytelling as they express themselves through their own lived experience. Students will be the main character; the producer; the sound designer; the lighting engineer, and learn to communicate meaning through storytelling. Students will learn to differentiate between fact and fiction and become content creators instead of passive consumers of media. Students will gain a wide understanding of how their story, and the stories of history, work as building blocks for their own video projects.

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  • Digital Storytelling
  • Film Production
  • Digital Credential
  • Tech Camps
  • Level
  • 9-12
SKU: DMAFP0x Categories: , Tags: ,

Description

In this course, students will become inspired filmmakers as they learn to comprehend the power of storytelling to express their ideas. These young filmmakers will advance their skills and experience as they learn, through creating, the FUN-damentals of Storytelling.

Your life, your story. Students will dive into the art of storytelling as they express themselves through their own lived experience. Students will be the main character; the producer; the sound designer; the lighting engineer, and learn to communicate meaning through storytelling. Students will learn to differentiate between fact and fiction and become content creators instead of passive consumers of media. Students will gain a wide understanding of how their story, and the stories of history, work as building blocks for their own video projects.

This course is one of our flagship Tech Camp experiences, infused with hands-on, project-based learning, designed to equip students with 21st-century technology skills. Students will engage in real-world problem solving and collaborate with fellow students to create solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Comprehend the history and basis for storytelling
  • Create unique and inspiring stories using media
  • Share their stories with an audience
  • Learn to work with individual and group digital media projects
  • Understand basic elements, the building blocks of digital media

Students will create…

  • Simple cinema toys
  • Storyboards
  • Mini-documentaries
  • Scripts
  • Fictional Videos

Course content

Unit 1: Why Moving Pictures?
Lesson 1.1 – Cinema and Storytelling
Lesson 1.2 – Image and Text
Lesson 1.3 – Types of Moving Pictures
Lesson 1.4 – Make Your Own Moving Picture

Unit 2: What’s Your Story?
Lesson 2.1 – Documentary vs Fictional Narrative
Lesson 2.2 – How to Interview
Lesson 2.3 – Intentional Camera
Lesson 2.4 – Fictional Stories
Lesson 2.5 – Create a Project

Unit 3: Crafting a Catchy Story
Lesson 3.1 – Advertising Basics
Lesson 3.2 – Media Literacy Concepts and Storyboarding
Lesson 3.3 – PSA vs Commercial – More Media Literacy
Lesson 3.4 – “Edited in the Camera” – Ad Production

Unit 4: Fables, Folktales and Fairytales
Lesson 4.1 – Fable & Universal Themes
Lesson 4.2 – Folk Tales & Cultural Themes
Lesson 4.3 – Elements of Fictional Narrative
Lesson 4.4 – Dramatic Skit – Production

Unit 5: Your Story Revealed
Lesson 5.1 – How to Script Your Story
Lesson 5.2 – Cinematography and Sound
Lesson 5.3 – Picture Production
Lesson 5.4 – Sound Production
Lesson 5.5 – Final Production Results and Showcase

Computer:

  • Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
  • Built-in or external microphone
  • Built-in or external speakers or headphones
  • Google Chrome browser

Hardware:

  • Camera (any device) for video capture 
  • Microphone (any type)

Software:

Other materials and supplies:

  • Pens, pencils, coloured pencils, markers, sharpies, stapler, cardstock (white and black), paper, cellophane tape, masking tape, scissors, rubber cement or glue, rubber bands or string, and a notebook for each student.

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