Pupils explore the various types of cameras. They discuss the characteristics of different cameras and observe various examples of each type of camera. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each camera type.
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Documentary Film Analysis Worksheet
Require your class members to view documentaries and comment on various elements of the films. In order to elicit their thoughts, assign a instructional activity with space for individuals to predict concepts that the film will feature,...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
To Kill A Mockingbird: Film Language and Elements Of Style
The frame, the shot, the sequence. As part of a unit study of Robert Mulligan's film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members learn to read the visual text of the film, examining the composition of frames and shorts, camera...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Film Language and Elements of Style
How do you read a frame? How do you read a shot? Here's a resource that shows viewers how to read films. As part of the study, class members examine the camera angles, lighting, movement, and cinematic point of view in Mr. Smith Goes to...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Docs for School: Viewing and Teaching Guide
Teaching documentary in your class? Inform your instruction with a guide meant to support teachers as they begin with documentary. The resource includes information on what a documentary is as well as documentary modes, elements, and...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Dissecting The Camera
An episode of a film history playlist looks at camera technology and the roles of the various operators. The narrator presents an overview of different types of film camera lenses, apertures, shutter speed, frame rates, ISO, and codex....
9 mins 8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable