Your choice of short film

Your choice of film contest

Today you are going to brainstorm ideas for your choice of film contest.
You have numerous choices, but I have limited the amount of time you have.

1) Life without Water film

It is a contest run by the Ontario Municipal Water Association.  It is a neat contest, with the top 5 videos winning $500!!!
Last year 3 groups from our school won.

Your goal is to make a 1-2 minute video that details how “Life without Water’ would look to you, your family and friends.
It can focus on water use, or even work in the water industry.
Before you start filming, you will need to do the following:

1) Watch the previous winning videos, evaluate them and discuss what makes a successful video.
2) Make a group, either with 1 person, 2 people or 3 people
3) Type up, or write out a paragraph, outlining where you will shoot your film, and what it will be about.  It could be funny, serious, dramatic or mix of those.  Hey, you could even do Western horror!  It is up to you.
4) Make up a storyboard, filling at least 2 pages, with shot types, and sketches.

The Facebook link is here

2) You cannot lock up an idea.

OSSTF set up a contest that has only one winner but a $1000 winner’s cheque. If there are more submissions from our school, they will go up against each other and be voted upon by a school jury.

[Link to Lock up an idea poster]

1) Make a group, either with 1 person, 2 people or 3 people
2) Type up, or write out a paragraph, outlining where you will shoot your film, and what it will be about.  It could be funny, serious, dramatic or mix of those.  Hey, you could even do Western horror!  It is up to you.
3) Make up a storyboard, filling at least 2 pages, with shot types, and sketches.
4) Shoot and edit your film.
There are more detailed instructions here.
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3) Safety in the Workplace

How important is being safe in the workplace?

The government of Ontario runs a safety video contest.

[Link to Contest Details.]

1) Watch the previous winning videos, evaluate them and discuss what makes a successful video.
2) Make a group, either with 1 person, 2 people or 3 people
3) Type up, or write out a paragraph, outlining where you will shoot your film, and what it will be about.  It could be funny, serious, dramatic or mix of those.  Hey, you could even do Western horror!  It is up to you.
4) Make up a storyboard, filling at least 2 pages, with shot types, and sketches.

 

Timeline

Thursday, October 25th – Friday October 26th
Brainstorm ideas in a Google Doc, share it with me, storyboard
Monday, October 29th – Thursday, October 31st
Complete storyboard, film
Friday, November 1st – Tuesday, November 5th
Edit film, add music, Credits

Evaluation

Knowledge
Quality of camera angles, camera techniques

Application
How well was film edited  in iMovie

Communication
Did the story or purpose make sense? Do we know what your film is about?

Thinking
How well did you use class time to complete your project?
Who did most of the work?  Did you plan well with a storyboard, Google doc?

If you are in a group, you will have to do a self assessment of group members, as not everyone will get the same mark.

 

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