Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

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Intro to Filmmaking 


Miss Courtney Baals


Phone Number

856-848-8200 ext. 571

Course Website

Remind 101 code: 81010 @679dc34

Google Classroom Code: 2ybyfsa

Course Description

        In Film, we learn about various film genres. We explore components of preparing, filming, and editing a film including storyboarding, script writing, and camera angles.  

Course Expectations and Assessments

        Each unit has a short film assignment, as well as other components.

T1        Unit 1                History of Filmmaking

        Unit 2                   The Underdog

Benchmark 1 Topics:         

T2        Unit 3                     Comedy

        Unit 4                      Monster Movies

Benchmark 2 Topics        

T3        Unit 5        Western

Unit 6        Sci-Fi

        Unit 7        Adventure

Benchmark 3 Part 1 Topics

Benchmark 3 Part 2

Write a film review

T4        Unit 8        Golden Age/Drama

        Unit 9        Animation


Benchmark 4: Film Festival

Course Policies 

        In Film, I look first and foremost for effort. Students who complete work, and try their best are the most successful. Each assignment has clearly defined directions, which should also be followed. In doing that, EVERY student should be able to grow as an artist, regardless of where their artistic skills were at the beginning of the course.

Required and Recommended Materials 


        Students who need extra time or assistance may schedule time with me either during B lunch, or after school. If time is needed after school, I ask for 24 hours notice for scheduling purposes.

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences