|Teaching Filmmaking, Animation and Chess
activities in and around
The Prism movie
Winner at the 2013 Littleton Film Festival
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|Updated 2018 Groton Dunstable 8 day Sci-Fi Syllabus!
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|Young Sci-Fi Filmmaking Syllabus
In this class the student can write scripts, act, direct, operate HD cameras or all of the
There will be a small amount of 3D animation and special effects that they create for their
Their Sci-Fi Film will be about 10 minutes in length and be part of the DVD that gets
produced at a later date. The DVD will contain the film, student interviews and behind the
Day-1 - Creative Day.
The instructor will give an overview of the class and the preproduction process.
Here the students will be given 4 short scripts to read and choose one for the class.
The names can be changed. Take a look at prior youtube renditions of the scripts.
- Invasion Littleton
- Littleton A.D.
- The Silver City
- Under Fay Park
Day-2 Equipment, Rehearse and film.
Rehease as to learn basic film acting methods.
Learn the HD cameras, set up green screens, dollys.
Film the first 2 scenes.
Day-3 Special Effects and Film scenes 3 and 4.
With a couple of laptops the students will create some special effects.
Smoke, fire, sparkles, laser beams.
Day-4 3D Animation and film scenes 5 and 6.
With a couple of laptops the students will create some simple 3D animations.
Days 5- Music and Edit film scenes 7 and 8.
Using Apple Logic Pro apply some simple music to the movie.
Final Cut Pro for editing the actual film. Show some simple editing.
Days-6 Sound Effects and film scenes 9 and 10.
Using Apple Logic Pro apply some simple sound effects to the movie.
Explosions, ray gun blasts...
Day-7 Interviews for DVD and film touch ups.
Interviews for whomever wants one.
Last minute film touch ups.
Day-8 Interviews, Terminator face and wrap up.
Terminator face. Dots placed on the student face for 3D tracking of a terminator mask.
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