Gateway Regional High School
Intro to Filmmaking
Miss Courtney Baals
856-848-8200 ext. 571
Remind 101 code: 81010 @679dc34
Google Classroom Code: 2ybyfsa
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
- Be able to create a storyboard
Benchmark 1 Topics:
- Plot v. Story
- Basic history of film
- Plot arc
- Parts of a story board
T2 Unit 3 Comedy
- Understand the parts of a script
Unit 4 Monster Movies
- Understanding costuming and makeup
- Understand how a movie gets its rating
Benchmark 2 Topics
- Costuming and makeup vocabulary
- Camera angles
T3 Unit 5 Western
- Types of camera shots and angles
Unit 6 Sci-Fi
Unit 7 Adventure
- Concepts behind the Hero
- How to edit for smooth transitions and timing
- Movie Trivia
Benchmark 3 Part 1 Topics
- Types of Lighting
- Editing Vocabulary and concepts
Benchmark 3 Part 2
Write a film review
T4 Unit 8 Golden Age/Drama
- Understand the Golden Age of Hollywood
- Understand how to edit using music and sound effects to create a mood or feeling
Unit 9 Animation
- Understanding the history of animation
- Create a stop motion film (10 sec)
Benchmark 4: Film Festival
- Held the same day as the art show
- Put on by students!
- Highly encouraged to attend and bring family & friends
- Awards for best films!
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 should always come prepared to film on the announced days, with props, and actors ready to go
- Students may use any camera available to them, however we do have cameras available.
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
- All parents and guardians should have signed a camera agreement. This states that your student will treat the cameras with care and respect. They also agree to return a borrowed camera within ONE day of signing the camera out
- ONE day of not returning the camera will result in a phone call home
- TWO days of not returning the camera will result in a write up
- THREE days of not returning the camera will result in a loss of signing out privileges.
- Come to class prepared. Have a pencil, chromebook, and any art you may have taken home.
- Be RESPECTFUL. Wait to speak until it is your turn. Ask to use things that aren’t yours. Only use art materials for art. Use kind words.
- Ask to leave the room. When you are given permission, take the appropriate pass with you.
- Participate. Work in class. Be engaged in conversations. Try your best!
- NO TECH unless directed. Cell phones, headphones, and chromebooks are not necessary for basic creations of art, and can be very distracting.
- Consequences are dependent on the infraction, but may include Parent Contact or a Referral to the Principal