Give students a good grounding in filmmaking techniques and analysis skills with this range of lesson plans and teaching resources covering film marketing, posters, reviews, editing and more. You never know, you may have the next big Blockbuster director sitting in your classroom.
- Encourage your budding filmmakers to get creative with Film Education’s latest film marketing competition.
- Explain how films are marketed to audiences with this introduction to film distribution.
- What’s the best way to market a film? Students can discuss and analyse different techniques with this comparison grid.
- Students have to decide how they would market Enemy of the State in this lesson, which encourages them to think creatively.
- Introduce students to the conventions of film posters with this quick and easy practical activity.
- How are genre conventions portrayed on film posters? Get students analysing with this introduction to deconstruction.
- A step-by-step guide to writing a film review.
- Your students will be showing off their expert knowledge of the movies with this extensive lesson on film posters and analysis.
- Handy worksheet to help students analyse existing film reviews.
- Thorough introduction to the concept of genre, with analysis practice too.
- A colourful and creative lesson to help students get to grips with genre.
- From producers to movie stars, genre is important to everyone in the industry. Show students why it matters with this PowerPoint.
- Key vocab to help students talk about editing techniques.
- Introduce students to film grammar with this presentation on continuity editing.
- From costume to lighting, set design to make-up, the visual elements of films help audiences to understand what’s happening. Help students analyse them all with this introduction to mise-en-scene.
- A card sort activity, worksheet and PowerPoint to help students understand the different camera shots used in films.
- Once students show they can identify different camera shots, it’s time to move on and get them analysing what they represent.
- Quick quiz to test how much students remember about mise-en-scene, cinematography, sound and editing.
- A glossary for students to complete and then use for revision.
- Lots of resources to help students produce their own thriller film trailer.
- Who does what on the film set? How should shots be framed? This introduction to basic production techniques will help keen young filmmakers get started.
- From white balance to focus, this PowerPoint will help students get the best out of their camera’s manual functions.
- Let creative juices flow, with this lesson on storyboarding.
- A detailed tutorial for using free sound editing software Audacity. Great for getting students to work independently.
- User guide and images to introduce students to Photoshop.
- A walk through the basic functions of Apple’s free editing software I-movie.
- Adobe guide to editing with Premier.