ELIZABETH BOUISS FILM CLASS
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Midwood Students at screening of their film - Tribeca Film Festival 2016 - Samantha Castro, Kayla Morales and Henry Mei


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MIDWOOD FILM CLASS


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Advanced Media













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BEGINNING FILM
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Advanced Film

Her Story by Elizabeth Bouiss










THE COVE
Essential Question: How can film and media be used to promote change?

The Cove Follow up in-class assignment

This assignment is required to pass the class.


Dolphin Conservation- The Cove Follow-up
We will be making a public service announcement about the plight of dolphins and other whales.
Your task:
  1. Join with 1-2 other members of the class.
  2. Write down 5 things that you (as a group) think are the most important things you learned from the film and that you want to make people aware of.
  3. Research how things have changed (if they have changed) since the film was released in 2009. Write them down.
  4. Use the following websites as a starting point to do extra research to help you decide how to present your points to the community. It is important to know all aspects of the issue before presenting it to the public.
The Cove Take PartSave the DolphinsDefenders of WildlifeHow to Save Dolphins



  1. Put together 5 -7 slides on Power Point or Keynote that will be presented to class.
  2. Make sure you include pictures and (video links if possible).
  3. Each slide should have an image that matches the text.
  4. We will present each slide show to the class to determine which slides we want to use to put together the final product.




Titles and Credits
Titles come at the beginning of a film and during the film as lower thirds or title cards. They should be on screen about five seconds for the viewer to be able to read them.
Credits come at the end of your film and include the name of actors/actresses, director, cameraperson, editor, producer, composer, etc.

Beginning title should include the name of the poem and your name.
EXAMPLE OF HEAD TITLE:

Pot Stinks
A film by Elizabeth Bouiss
or
an Elizabeth Bouiss production
or
writtten and conceived by Elizabeth Bouiss

END TITLES include

the end (if you like)

Starring
Roger Levitz
Sherrie Alvaro

Written, directed and edited by
Elizabeth Bouiss
or
Writer, Director, Editor
Elizabeth Bouiss

Original Music
Elizabeth Bouiss

Produced in Elizabeth Bouiss's Film Class
John Dewey High School
©2010
Barry Fried, Principal



AIM: To continue to plan for my PSA, draw storyboard, compose music, find images.



AIM: TO BECOME TOTALLY READY TO SHOOT MY Public Service Announcement (PSA).
CHECKLIST:

  • Complete and hand in PSA PLANNING SHEET
  • Write out all voiceover, dialogue and/or text
  • Make your story board. Include every shot you will need. Remember it is better to overshoot than under shoot.

A storyboard is used to guide your shooting. It should provide the essential details of every shot you will need. To make a storyboard you must draw the shot in the upper box. It should represent what the shot actually will look like. In the lower rectangle, write the type of shot and, in present tense, the action that occurs within the shot.

STORYBOARD EXAMPLE
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How can we think visually and communicate our ideas?
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why is it important to address issues that teens are dealing with?
Begin researching your topic. Answer the questions and write your treatment in the document below.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How can we "sell" our topic in our PSA?




ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How can we write interesting and engaging film reviews?



HW: Paper on The Mighty. Follow the guidelines to write your 1 1/2 to 2 page paper.
Due: Tuesday





ANNOUNCEMENT: YOU WILL NEED A FOLDER FOR THIS CLASS TO KEEP NOTES AND HANDOUTS. Please pick one up by Thursday.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the Language of Film?

AIM: To research and take notes on some basic

TASK: Use the internet to find the definitions to the vocabulary terms as they apply to film (movies) and television. Write them on the worksheet and submit to folder at the end of class.

Some good sites to explore:
FILM DEFINITIONS 1
FILM DEFINITIONS 2

Please do not copy word for word.




















TUESDAY May 26, 2009

AIM: To add titles to the beginning and end of my film.

Titles can be made in iMovie HD or in Photoshop.
Beginning title should include the name of the poem and your name.
POSSIBLE HEAD TITLES

A Dark Hollow Wind
A film by Elizabeth Bouiss
or
an Elizabeth Bouiss production
or
writtten and conceived by Elizabeth Bouiss

END TITLES include

the end (if you like)

Written, directed and edited by
Elizabeth Bouiss
or
Writer, Director, Editor
Elizabeth Bouiss

Original Music
Elizabeth Bouiss

Produced in Elizabeth Bouiss's Film Class
John Dewey High School
2009
Barry Fried, Principal

THURSDAY MAY 21, 2009

AIM: To put my images over my poem and create music for my film and credits.

TIPS:

  • Remember to make copies of any clips you drag into the timeline.
  • Save often
  • To paste over at playhead, use the shortcut Shift-Command-V
  • Remember there is one Video Track and Multiple Audio Tracks

MONDAY MAY 18, FILM POEM

AIM: Choosing Photos and Reformatting Photos using Photoshop

Use the crop tool.




THURSDAY **MAY 14th ACCESSING Copyright Free PhotosCheck out these websites for photos that have no copyrights**

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Gimp Savvy



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Copyright free photos 1


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LINKS TO MANY FREE PHOTOS



TUESDAY MAY 12th WORKING IN iMOVIE
AIM:

  • To learn to use the tools of iMovie to create a video.
  • To learn to use the tools of Garage Band to create music for your video.

Terms:
Timeline - The area of your workspace where you make your cut.
Clips - The shots you use to make up your film.

Set up your timeline by extracting audio. Advanced>Extract Audio
Next Advanced>Paste over at Playhead.
Split clips on timeline by right clicking on time ruler >Split clip at playhead.
Playhead is where the curser is on the timeline.
Decide if you want your photos to have the "Ken Burns"effect. This effect allows you to apply a zoom to your photos.
Click on the Media Tab>Photos
The Ken Burns effect is on the bottom>Show Photo Settings


THURSDAY MAY 7, 2009
AIM: To learn to create a video in iMovie

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How can we import our video and stills into our project?

All photos must be the right size to fit into your video timeline.

You must open your photos in Photoshop. Go to Image>Image Size. The size of your video frame is 720 Width by 480 Height.


TUESDAY APRIL 28
AIM : How can we use the little cameras to take shots for our films?



MONDAY APRIL 27

FIlm Terms

Aim: How can we find the definitions to the terms as they relate to film and video?

Open the following document and look up the words as they relate to the film industry. Try a google search film and video terms. When you are done, print your work and submit into folder. WE WILL RESUME SHOOTING TOMORROW.





MONDAY April 20th, 2009 THURSDAY APRIL 2, 2009

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!
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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION


EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
http://www.milliontreesnyc.org/html/home/home.shtml

Review Camera, shots and sound.

Finish your work.
Save on Ms Bouiss's Flash drive.



WEDNESDAY APRIL 1, 2009

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!

Complete your assigned film work.

NOTE: Also due is your storyboard and any past work, like the film reviews and first storyboard.

Intro To Film and Media
Ms Bouiss
Name Band Date

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” ~Abraham Lincoln

ASSESSMENT

Essential Question: How did we do on our projects?

DO NOW:
Finish and submit your poem and list of 10 shots.

Quickwrite:
What did you learn about films and filmmaking so far?


Answer the following questions about your 3-part collage:
1. Which poem did you write the first time?
2. Which poem did you write the second time?
3. List your 10 pictures you found?
4. Why did you pick these shots?
5. What was the most interesting about finding images to go with your poem?
6. How could you make it better? (You must come up with at least 3 ideas.)

TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2009


ANNOUNCEMENT: Due for Cycle grade by April 2nd.
  1. Your completed poem
  2. 10 images saved on your desktop
  3. A list of 10 shots we can take in the classroom to be in your film poem
  4. Assessment of your work, available tomorrow.

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Choose one poem write it out on word or hand write. Email completed work to ebouiss2@schools.nyc.gov or print and put in folder. DUE TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 1st.

Film Poem Choices

Portrait Poem #1
Try using 2 or more words for each line.

I am (first name)


Son/Daughter of (I've also used brother/sister of...)

Who knows
Who needs
Who loves 

Who sees
Who hates
Who fears
Who dreams of
Who wishes for
Who 
(last name)

Portrait Poem #2

I AM Poem

FIRST STANZA

I am (two special characteristics you have)
I wonder (something you are actually curious about)

I hear (an imaginary sound)

I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)



SECOND STANZA
I pretend (something you actually pretend to do)

I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)

I touch (an imaginary touch)

I worry (something that really bothers you)

I cry (something that makes you very sad)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

THIRD STANZA

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)

I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you really make an effort about)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)



Portrait Poem #3

Line 1 Write your first name.


Line 2 Write four (4) words about you,


Line 3 Write Brother or Sister of and then list your brother or sister's
name, (If you don't have brothers or sisters, write no one.)


Line 4 Write Lover of and then three (3) things you love,


Line 5 Write Who feels and then three (3) things and how you feel about
them,


Line 6 Write Who needs and then three (3) things you need,


Line 7 Write Who gives and then three (3) things you give others,


Line 8 Write Who fears and then three (3) things that scare you,


Line 9 Write Who would like to see and three (3) things you want to see,


Line 10 Write Resident of and then the city you live in, then your street 
name,
Line 11 Write your last name.

That’s it! You've created your own poem. Congratulations!

Portrait Poem #4

The first line is “Who am I?”


Then skip a line and write “I am...”


On the next five lines write down family relationships (see example).


Then skip a line and write “I am...”


On the next four lines write down “job titles” that describe you (see example).


Then skip a line and write “I am...”


On the next three lines write a word that physically describes you.


Then skip a line and write “I am...”


On the next two lines write down a characteristic of yours (see example).


Then skip a line and write “I am...”


And finally the word “me.”


Portrait Poem #5

L1- first name

L2 - four adjectives that describe you

L3 - tells where you are in your family and gives your parents' names

L4 - names three things you like

L5 - tells how you feel
 (at least four things)
L6 - tells what you are afraid of
L7 - tells what you would like to see
L8 - last name

Portrait Poem #6

Just Because...

Just because I'm 

Doesn't mean 

Doesn't mean 
And doesn't mean
Just because 

Doesn't mean 

Doesn't mean 

Doesn't mean 

Just because
Doesn't mean
Doesn't mean 

Doesn't mean 

Just because 

(Question)

(Question)
(Question)

(Statement)


Portrait Poem #7

I was... (a series follows describing yourself as a 
younger child)


I am... (here the series describes you as you are 
now)


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