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Filmmaking & Storytelling

Film Factory

We are excited to offer a special after school filmmaking workshop for our students! This workshop is open for all Faith Family students in 3rd through 12th grade! Students will learn how to write, direct, shoot, and edit a short film.

In May 2017, films completed by Faith Family students will be shown at a REAL MOVIE THEATER in Dallas, TX during our annual Film Festival!

The workshops will take place every Thursday after school during the school year in the main library. You may come to as many or as few workshops as you want, however, we expect the more you attend, the more likely you are to successfully complete a short film this year!




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WORKSHOP Timeline & TOPICS

1. Brainstorming for Originality

LATE SEPTEMBER - EARLY OCTOBER

While students brainstorm original ideas for their short films, they will learn...

  • different brainstorming strategies.
  • about the importance of originality.
  • how to expand on ideas to make them more complete.
  • how to share ideas, listen to others, and provide constructive feedback.
  • how to “pitch” or present a complete idea to get approval to move forward with production.

2. Screenwriting

MID OCTOBER - LATE NOVEMBER

While students write the script for their short films, they will learn...

  • what a script is and what makes it different from other types of literature. what makes up the basic components of a script.
  • how to read a script.
  • how to write their idea in a script format.
  • how to cast actors.

3. Storyboarding: Camera Angles & Movement

DECEMBER

While students create storyboards for their short films, they will learn...

  • what a storyboard is and what makes it different from graphic novels and comic books. what makes up the basic components of a storyboard.
  • what the difference is between a frame, a shot, and a scene.
  • why a storyboard is a critical part of the filmmaking process.
  • about the different types of camera angles and when/why to use them. about the different types of camera movement and when/why to use them. how to develop their idea within a storyboard.

4. Production: Lighting & Sound

JANUARY - FEBRUARY

While students direct and shoot their short films, they will learn...

  • about thoughtful planning and time management.
  • how to work on a team with actors and crew members.
  • about continuity between shots and scenes.
  • how to use camera and audio equipment safely, responsibly, and effectively. about cinematography and lighting techniques.
  • how to use lighting equipment safely, responsibly, and effectively.
  • how to use microphones to capture flawless audio tracks.

5. Post-Production: Editing & Soundtrack

MARCH - MID APRIL

While students edit and score their short films, they will learn...

  • about the different types of software and file formats.
  • about editing, color correction, title sequencing, and soundtrack workflows. how to import footage and audio from recording devices.
  • how to organize files on the computer.
  • how to use editing techniques.
  • how to correct color and audio problems.
  • how to add special effects and titles, with key framing and animation.
  • how to create and add foley and other sound effects.
  • how to create original music and time it with the video.
  • about video and audio compression for different uses.


ABOUT THE FILM FESTIVAL

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CALL FOR ENTRIES GRAPHIC

Films may be submitted using Film Freeway.

The Faith Family Academy Film Festival rewards students who are inspired to go above and beyond traditional school requirements. They are driven to create and tell stories through the use of technology and collaboration. The Film Festival is open to all students and all ages.

On May 13, 2017, the Faith Family Academy Film Festival will celebrate its 6th year! Check out the video below to see how our students' films have grown and evolved!



The Red carpet

Here's a look at the last 5 years on the red carpet!




STUDENT FILMS

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