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i MOVIE TRAILER ACTIVITY

LESSON

Coming Attractions
How can you use iMovie Trailer to showcase what you know about ANYTHING?
Overview
Students use Apple’s iMovie Trailer to demonstrate a deep knowledge of their content by creating a short trailer similar to coming attractions. Preview Students watch a trailer for a movie and pick adjectives that describe their feelings it. Activity In a Problem-Solving Groupwork activity, students pretend to be working for a movie production company about to release a trailer that will entice audiences to come to see a coming movie. The trailer showcases a deep understanding of what students have been studying in class recently. Processing The completed trailer is the processing for this activity.

In two days

Materials
• 4 copies, each of adjectives – based on total # of students in class divided by four, rounded up. • iPad – 1 per group • iMovie App (see iTunes for cost and download) • Student Handout – 1 copy per student • Trailer Storyboard – 1 per group. (credit for Storyboard screenshots from iMovie. ~ by T.Jefferson http://cc.tj2.me)

Common Core and NETS Standards
In the course of this lesson and participating in the classroom activity, students will CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. NETS 2. Communication & Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

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i MOVIE TRAILER ACTIVITY

Preview
Suggested time: 5 minutes
1. Greet students at the door. Distribute Student Handout to students as they enter the room. 2. Project movie trailer. Have students view an ageappropriate movie trailer from a coming attraction. (suggested site for trailers: http://movies.msn.com/movies/family/comingsoon/) 3. Placing Trailer Adjectives. After viewing the trailer, place four copies of each adjective at the front of the class. Have students come and retrieve one adjective. (Prior to class, take the total students in your class and divide by four, rounding up, to get the number of unique adjectives needed for this).
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Interesting Exciting Curious Enthusiastic Lively Delightful Colossal Splendid

Interesting Interesting Interesting Interesting

4. Describing Trailer with Adjectives. Have students group themselves with the others who have the same adjective. Give them one minute as a group to come up with a sentence regarding the trailer they saw that uses that adjective. 5. Have Groups Share. Call on each group to quickly share their sentence. Tell students that good movie trailers entice audiences by choosing carefully from the storyline and build intrigue with narration. Tell students they will create a movie trailer for the content they have been studying. The groups they are with right now will be the people they will work with.

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i MOVIE TRAILER ACTIVITY

Problem Solving Groupwork
Suggested time: 90 minutes
1. Place students into quads. Have students arrange themselves with their new group based on the preview activity. 2. Explain the purpose of the activity. Explain to students that they will be pretending to work for a movie production company responsible for producing a coming attractions trailer that will entice people to come see a movie that deals with the content they have been studying. Show the following example on the American Revolution as a model for the students: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxKSkroOfLELY25mZ 2dMYWRjVjg/edit 3. Procedures for the Activity. Using the Student Handout, go over the procedures for completing the iMovie trailer. 1) Assign group roles 2) Select a trailer template 3) Create a rough draft storyboard 4) Gather needed props/images 5) Film scenes and/or insert images 6) Edit the trailer 7) Produce the trailer 4. Groups begin Activity. Students should check in with you at the end of each step to sign off on their progress though the activity.

5. iMovie Showcase. When all groups have produced their trailer, arrange the class in theater style and play each group’s trailer.
6. Debrief Experience with Students. Ask the students: • What did you learn about the topic during this activity? • What did you learn about the technology and tools you used during this activity? • How could this activity be improved the next time?
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i MOVIE STUDENT HANDOUT

iMovie Trailer Procedures
1) Assign group roles. Place the initials of the people in your group who will take on the following roles. • ___ Producer – responsible for guiding group through the procedures and working with the director on the final edit and production of the trailer. ___ Director – responsible filming and/or placing images in the iMovie storyboard on the iPad based off of the screen writer’s draft and the props provided. Works with the producer to make final edits before production. ___ Screenwriter – responsible for creating a storyboard for the iMovie trailer and refining it based on the input from other group members. ___ Special Effects – responsible for providing props which can be used in the filming of the iMovie trailer. This could be tangible objects or even intangible (i.e. images) that can be inserted into the film project.

_____ (Teacher Initials) 2) Select a trailer template. Review the available templates for your project. Choose one of the three available templates: narrative, superhero, and expedition. _____ (Teacher Initials) 3) Create a rough draft storyboard. The screenwriter will take the ideas of the group discussion and produce a storyboard on the template rough draft. ______ (Teacher Initials)

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i MOVIE STUDENT HANDOUT

4) Gather needed props/images. Special Effects will work to assemble props and/or acquire images (using permission-free images) that are appropriate for the subject and storyline of the movie trailer.
_____ (Teacher Initials) 5) Film scenes and/or insert images. The Director will lead the others in the filming and/or adding images provided to the iMovie trailer. _____ (Teacher Initials) 6) Edit the trailer. The Director and Producer will lead the group on making any final edits to the movie. Make sure that the movie trailer follows the story created by the screenwriter and incorporates props and visuals of the props-maker. _____ (Teacher Initials)

7) Produce the trailer. The Producer will submit the iMovie trailer on the iPad for production. (note: you can use Airplay mirroring to showcase your iMovie trailer or upload to YouTube).
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Learn how to use iMovie on an iPad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWBWIYpsRgc
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iMovie for iPad
Trailer time: 1 minute, 34 seconds!

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Storyboard for the 'Narrative' trailer!

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Storyboard screenshots from iMovie. ! T.Jefferson http://cc.tj2.me

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iMovie for iPad

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Storyboard for the 'Expedition' trailer!
Trailer time: 1 minute 2 seconds, Cast members: 2-6!

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Storyboard screenshots from iMovie. ! T.Jefferson http://cc.tj2.me

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iMovie for iPad
Trailer time: 59 seconds, Cast members: 2-6!

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Storyboard for the 'Superhero' trailer!

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Storyboard screenshots from iMovie. ! T.Jefferson http://cc.tj2.me

PREVIEW ADJECTIVES

Interesting

Interesting

Interesting

Interesting

Exciting

Exciting

Exciting

Exciting

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PREVIEW ADJECTIVES

Curious

Curious

Curious

Curious

Enthusiastic

Enthusiastic

Enthusiastic

Enthusiastic

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PREVIEW ADJECTIVES

Lively

Lively

Lively

Lively

Delightful

Delightful

Delightful

Delightful

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PREVIEW ADJECTIVES

Colossal

Colossal

Colossal

Colossal

Splendid

Splendid

Splendid

Splendid

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