Students in groups of three are to devise a short film of 3-5mins in length based on a sort picture book of their choosing.
Picture Book- Must have a clear introduction (setting, strong character reference), problem, resolution and character wrap up.
Watch the below video to give you some tips on ideas on how to shoot/film a short film.
When students have worked out a basic idea for their film, they can create a storyboard. Storyboards look like comic books and have a picture for every shot in the film.
The ACMI website has a storyboard generatorto help students plan their story.Students can use devices such as smartphones or tablets to record their films.
The Behind the News website has some tips to help students with the filming process.
Click on the below image to take you to your storyboard generator.
Ideas for Short Film Styles
Stop Work Animation
Illustration (like flipbook)
Process Students devise a script from their storybook with a clear structure and equal roles for each child to participate in both production and character performance. Planning and documentation MUST be presented.
Making/Skills Use of camera and angles to show dramatic tension and mood.
Making/Skills Students respond to learnt knowledge throughout the process and respond to feedback and create constructive criticism for the final product.
Making/Skills Experimentation with elements of drama: voice, movement, expression, role, character, tension, mood.
Dramatic action (the driving force and forward motion of drama to create dramatic meaning) driven by narrative structure and dramatic tension (ACADRM035)
Script formatting and conventions, including planning and documentation. Improvisation skills (finding a resolution and signalling a conclusion) to enhance drama.Experimentation and refinement of ten (10) elements of drama: Voice, Movement, Expression, Role, Situation. Character, Time, Tension, Mood-when creating improvised, devised or scripted drama (ACADRM036)
Responses that explain how the elements of drama and production elements are used to communicate meaning in drama, using drama terminology (ACADRR038)
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural or historical contexts (ACELT1608)
Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responses (ACELT1610)
Use comprehension strategies analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (ACELY1703)
What does the creature look like?
Where does it come from?
Why didn’t people want to help? Why was no one willing to help?
What does Pete mean ‘Maybe it doesn’t belong to anyone? anywhere?
Double Page (image/ no text) What do you see?
What is the general environment and atmosphere of the story?
Explain the dress, attitude and actions of the figures.