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American Film Institute - Screen Education

Abstract

The American Film Institute (AFI) is the preeminent national organization dedicated to advancing and preserving film, television and other forms of the moving image.

The AFI Screen Education Center seeks to transform American education in an era increasingly shaped by visual media and advanced technology. AFI’s pedagogy empowers educators and all kinds of learners to master the skills needed for living and working in the 21st century.

This introductory unit takes students through the pre-production, production, and post production phases of filmmaking.


Curriculum Link: http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/42845/D2B15956-1279-3B00-CD01B9EA8FD93498.pdf Author: American Film Institute

Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives

Students will learn the steps of the filmmaking process by following an explicit road map the first time through.

Students will acquire film related industry vocabulary.

Students will produce a complete film.

Description of Activities

The American Film Institute (AFI) is the preeminent national organization dedicated to advancing and preserving film, television and other forms of the moving image.

The AFI Screen Education Center seeks to transform American education in an era increasingly shaped by visual media and advanced technology. AFI’s pedagogy empowers educators and all kinds of learners to master the skills needed for living and working in the 21st century.

Screen Ed Goals:

• Integrate the AFI Screen Education process into American classroom practice;

• Help all students better express their deepest understanding of core classroom content through the AFI Screen Education process;

• Harness the appeal of technology and media to engage students and help them learn;

• Enable all kinds of students to master literacy necessary for life and work in the 21st century;

• Provide professional development that helps teachers use the AFI Screen Education process successfully;

• Demonstrate the effectiveness of the AFI Screen Education process on a scale broad enough to serve schools throughout the nation.

• Establish the AFI Screen Education process as a valued classroom tool within the entire educational community;

• Create and distribute AFI Screen Education products, services and solutions.

AFI offers a downloadable curriculum that could take as long as four to five weeks to teach completely.

Included in the curriculum are:
Explicit teacher instructions
Materials list
Step by step lesson plans, with pictures embedded for guidance
Student handouts; release forms; production lists; grading rubrics
Stand alone resources for: professional lighting, script-writing, shot descriptions

Culminating Activity and/or Assessment

Students screen their own films, and offer critical feedback to each other through a guided protocol.

Instructional Materials Needed

Basic video production equipment

Instructional Materials Provided

Teacher instructions; student handouts; additional resources

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Additional criteria

Cost: Free

Curriculum type: Unit

Academic subject areas: Career Exploration; Career-Technical Education; Visual and Performing Arts

States' Career Clusters: Arts, Audio-Video Technology, Communications

California Industry sector(s): Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Duration: 4 weeks

Grade Targets: 9, 10

Level of Expertise for CTE: Introductory

Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, NGSS, C3 or CTE Standards provided

Professional Development Requirements/Recommendations: None

Keywords: video, film, edit, storyboard, script

Source: Web Site

Usage Restrictions: None

Curriculum Link: http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/42845/D2B15956-1279-3B00-CD01B9EA8FD93498.pdf


Related Website(s): http://www.afi.com/

Reviewer Comments

While the pictures in the curriculum are dated, this is a great introduction to video or film production - and is still relevant.

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