IDEA: This unit worked quite well but the open ended nature of the assignment meant that some students managed to avoid following the Design Cycle in the depth that I wanted and did not get a good appreciation of the importance of this process. For next year I will do the same project but focus it by insisting their movies follow the format of a Common Craft video. Here is an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kARFqtKvaeE&feature=player_embedded

Thanks to Vinu Cyrus for sharing his lesson plans.

Constraints
  • Choose a real life problem and a real life audience.
  • Your chosen problem should allow you to apply the advanced features of the movie making software you have chosen.
  • Include evidence from all the phases of the Design Cycle.

Planning and Movie Making Resources