(NAME of FILM) Film Production

Creative Commons image Film Production: Cinematography by Vancouver Film School


  • Create a FIVE MINUTE film
  • The film should be well planned, show what you have learned (effective use of film language: narrative, mise en scéne, cinematography, sound, and editing), and be very polished

21st Century Skills

  1. Pick one 21st Century Leadership Skill from each of the four sections linked below
  2. Demonstrate these four skills during this project
  3. Gather evidence of these skills
  4. Include your evidence in your (NAME of FILM) Film Production blog post




  • Week 1
    • Day 1 – Create Blog Post and Add Headings, Fill Into 
      • Create a blog post titled (NAME of FILM) Film Production
      • Create headings for:
        • Summary
        • 21st Century Skills Demonstrated
        • The Film
        • Reactions to the Final Version
        • Evaluation of the Final Version
        • What I Learned and Problems I Solved
      • Write the four 21st century goals for the project under the 21st Century Skills heading
      • Fill in the Teamwork Form (PDF)
    • Day 2 – Begin Pre-production
      • Planning and preparation
        • Research genre, style, theme, etc. for the film
          • Choose these and set the tone for the film
        • Create screenplay, storyboards, blocking, lighting, and shot list
          • Storyboard template
        • Prepare equipment
        • Practice set up and recording
        • Organize talent and props
        • Learn script
  • Week 2
    • Day 6 – Begin Production
      • Use the equipment to capture images and sound
      • Gather supporting material
        • Foley sound effects
        • Images
      • Adapt script and set up, as needed
      • Organize files
  • Week 3
    • Day 11 – Begin Post-production
      • Edit film clips
      • Edit / add sound
      • Reshoot, as necessary
      • Add title and credits
      • Publish to YouTube
  • Week 4
    • Day 16 – Second to Last Day
      • Publish video
        • Embed video into blog post under the Film heading
      • Finish the Summary and What I Learned and Problems I Solved sections of blog post
    • Day 17 – Watch Film



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