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5 in 1 Combination

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In this activity you will break up into groups. Each group is to write a script with two scenes. Scene One has one shot with five pieces of action within the shot. Scene Two has five shots. Each shot contains one of the actions in Scene One. Then you will create a shot sheet describing each of the shots. There should be at least six shots on the shot sheet. Next your group is to record the shots based on the script (one shot from Scene One and five shots from Scene Two)..


  • Write a script with two scenes of the same action. Scene One has one shot with the action happening within the frame. Scene Two has five shots. Each shot is one piece of action from Scene One.
  • Write a Shot Sheet based on the script.
  • Become familiar with the controls on the camera you will be using for the activity. Focus on the record button and pause buttons and on the focus and the zoom controls. Shoot some video to test these out and check the results in the camera view finder.
  • Record a video (less than 2 minutes long) capturing the activity described in the assignment
  • Show your video to the class
  • Critically look at the scenes you created. Are there differences between the two scenes? Which scene do you think is more effective in telling the story? How can the scenes be shot differently to tell the story better? What types of problems do you see with the video? How would you do it differently?