After completing our 20 Shot Film project, I have a few reflections that deal with the freedom of the project and time constraints. In a high school classroom, I would naturally give the class more time for this project, but since I have never used this project in a high school classroom, I am unsure of how long it would take. I feel as if there ought to be a larger unit on film techniques as well, showing the students things about backlighting.
I would love to use this project in a unit plan on visual literacy, but I would also prefer to give the students more freedom with the project. I think the students may be able to develop their ideas more by doing a film with more than 20 shots, and allowing the students to use editing software would develop their understanding of the creation of films.
The Jesse Jennings