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Unformatted text preview: Sample Syllabus For Using Developing Digital Short Films Level: Beginner/Intermediate, By Sherri Sheridan Week 1: Brainstorming Digital Film Ideas Fast. Explain plot, character and theme. Show sample clips from famous films to illustrate key concepts each week (many examples are listed in the book). Do brainstorming projects 1.11, 1.12, 1.15, 1.17, 1.20 and 1.21 in Chapter One as a class. Pick a class film idea to work on each week as an example. Note to documentary classes: when brainstorming for characters in project 1.11 choose possible documentary subjects instead. Homework : Students do brainstorming projects at home that were done in class and come back with three final ideas next week for film projects. Week 2: Character Development. Have students pitch top three ideas to each other and choose best one. Do projects 2.7, 2.8, 2.12, 2.13, 2.18 for main character (or doc subject) for class film idea. Explain metaphors and how to use them briefly. Homework : Students do projects at home that were done in class for their own film idea and get feedback from other students at beginning of next class. Week 3: Plot Points. Explain different types of plot points for the types of films your class is focusing on in Chapter Three. Do plot point projects in class that apply to course, such as short film or 40 plot points for feature films....
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