Film Narrative

Grades 5+
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Want to learn how to read a script, storyboard a script, or write your own script? This class was made for you!

Film Narrative is an entry level course that provides students with a fundamental understanding of screenwriting and storyboarding. Students learn the basics of film analysis, cinematic elements, script formation, and narrative structure as they develop skills in reading scripts, and bringing their own story to the screen.

Students study clips from their favorite movies, and dissect the full script of The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe. By the end of the semester, students are equipped to put their own story into script and storyboard format. Assignments are geared to the age and ability of each individual student.

The next step, of course, is filming your own stories, which you can do in Mrs. Scott's Filmmaking Workshop in the spring!

Class Objectives:

  1. Learn how to read a screenplay (abbreviations, formatting, structure)
  2. Screen-write your favorite movie clips
  3. The basics of storyboarding
  4. Storyboarding screenplay samples (blocking)
  5. Study The Chronicles of Narnia script and watch movie afterwards
  6. Create a mini story/scene in script format