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A Hands on Curriculum for Teaching Documentary
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Based on EVC's two decades of experience, this comprehensive curriculum package helps middle and high school teachers and out-of-school program instructors guide youth in producing a documentary video. This practical toolkit of instructional strategies uses media and technology to engage all students in creative and rigorous inquiry-based projects on current issues of importance to them. Using this multidisciplinary approach, teachers can integrate English, social studies, art and technology into video projects as students develop their literacy, research, critical thinking and civic engagement skills.

Contents

Introduction
  • Sample Participant Consent form

  • Introduction to Documentary
  • Lesson #1: Introduction to Student-Produced Documentary
  • Documentary Viewing Questions
  • Documentary Viewing Chart
  • Lesson #2: Introduction to the Camera
  • Lesson #3: Composing Shots
  • Shot Sheet
  • Basic Camera Movement Sheet
  • Lesson #4: Assessing Growth
  • Camera Rubric
  • Lesson #5: Analyzing Still Images
  • Still Image Analysis Sheet
  • Lesson #6: Brainstorming Criteria for a Good Documentary
  • Documentary Analysis Sheet

  • The Practice Project: Public Service Announcements

  • Lesson #7: Analyzing Public Service Announcements
  • PSA Viewing Sheet
  • Critical Viewing Rubric
  • Lesson #8: Planning a Public Service Announcement
  • PSA Planning Sheet
  • Storyboard
  • Lesson #9: Shooting the Public Service Announcement
  • Crew Roles and Responsibilities for PSAs and Skits
  • Organizing the Shoot for PSAs and Skits
  • Lesson #10: Editing the Public Service Announcement
  • Editing Rubric
  • Lesson #11: Screening the Public Service Announcements
  • PSA Critique Sheet

  • Selecting a Topic
  • Lesson #12: Planning the Project
  • Lesson #13: Brainstorming Topic Ideas
  • Lesson #14: Preparing to Pitch Topic Ideas
  • Developing the Documentary Topoic
  • Lesson #15: Choosing a Final Topic
  • Lesson #16: Writing a Treatment
  • Sample Professional Treatment
  • Sample Student Treatment
  • How to Develop a Treatment

  • Street Interviews
  • Lesson #17: Preparing for Street Interviews
  • Crew Roles and Responsibilities for Interviews
  • Lesson #18: Writing Questions for Street Interviews
  • Lesson #19: Conducting Street Interviews
  • Organizing the Shoot for Interviews
  • Interviewee Release Form
  • Lesson #20: Evaluating Street Interviews
  • Interviewing Rubric

  • Formal Interviews
  • Lesson #21: Advanced Interviewing Strategies
  • Lesson #21A: Advanced Interviewing Strategies Practice Sessions
  • Lesson #22: Advanced Interviewing Strategies 2-Verite' Style
  • Secrets of Cinema Verite'
  • Edit List for 2371 2nd Ave: An East Harlem Story
  • Edit List for Unequal Education: Failing Our Children
  • Lesson #23: Research for Formal Interviews
  • Research Rubric
  • Lesson #24: Analyzing Different Kinds of Formal Interviews
  • Lesson #25: Locating Potential Interviewees
  • Lesson #26: Calling Potential Interviewees
  • Phone Log
  • Lesson #27: Lighting a Formal Interview
  • Lesson #28: Preparing the Formal Interview
  • Lesson #29: Practicing the Formal Interview
  • Lesson #30: Critiquing the Practice Formal Interview
  • Lesson #31: Conducting a Formal Interview
  • Lesson #32: Critiquing a Formal Interview

  • Preparing to Edit
  • Lesson #33: Selecting Strong Quotes
  • Rate the Quote
  • Lesson #34: Logging the Footage
  • Log Sheet
  • Lesson #35: Editing Strategies
  • Lesson #36: Analyzing Historical Sections and Still Images
  • Lesson #37: Analyzing Visual Metaphors and Skits
  • Analyzing Introductions and Conclusions
  • Lesson #39: Analyzing Narration

  • Post Production
  • Lesson #40: Developing the Overall Edit Plan
  • Lesson #41: Creating Section Edit Plans
  • Lesson #42: Facilitating the Editing Phase
  • Lesson #43: Final Stages of Production: Working on Sections
  • Lesson #44: Final Stages of Production: Titles, Text, and Music
  • Lesson #45: Critiquing Sections
  • Putting It Together
  • Section Critique Sheet
  • Lesson #46: Putting the Documentary Together

  • Final Screening and Assessment
  • Lesson #47: Rought Cut Screening and Final Edits
  • Rough Cut Critique Sheet
  • Lesson #48: Final Screening
  • Lesson #49: Preparing for Portfolio Roundtables
  • Portfolio Presentation Planning Guide
  • Creating an Outline for Portfolio Roundtable Presentation
  • Creating a Portfolio Roundtable Cover Letter
  • Lesson #50: Portfolio Roundtables
  • Welcome to Portfolio Roundtable Presentation
  • Roundtable Participant Feedback Sheet

  • Appendex
  • Recommendations for Equipment
  • Equipment Sign-Out Sheet
  • A User's Guide to Microphones for Student Media Productions
  • Connecting the Camera to the TV/VCR
  • Alignment to Educational Standards
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