Welcome to the Film Studies Info Page

Here you will find a topic list for the grade 7-9 DSCKE Film Studies class. Throughout the year students in the DSCKE film studies program, will have in-class activities where they will have hands-on time to create projects during their Film Studies class time, personal vlogging homework assignments, as well as EdPuzzle video homework assignments, where students will be required to watch videos describing content that is relevant to topics being learned in class.


Film Studies Topics

 

Introduction To Film Making

  • Why Film?

  • 3 Phases of Film Making

    • Pre-Production

    • Production

    • Post-Production

  • Different Jobs in the Film Industry

Weekly Vlogging

  • Why Vlogging?

  • Requirements

Film Types

  • Live Action

  • Stop Motion

    • Claymation

    • LEGO Movies

  • CGI Animation (3D)

  • 2D Animation

Film Genres

  • Documentary

  • Mockumentary

  • Biography

  • Fiction

  • Comedy

  • Action

  • Sci-Fi

  • Etc.

Equipment

  • HD Camera

  • Camera Lenses

  • Sound Recording

  • Mics

  • Computer Software

  • Does Gear Matter?

Learning How To Edit

  • iMovie / Final Cut Pro

  • ProTools 12

Roles in the Film Industry

  • Being a Director

  • Being a Set Designer

  • Being a Makeup Artist

  • Being a Costume Designer

  • Being a Pryotechnician

  • Being a Producer

  • Being a Film Editor

  • Being a Sound Editor

  • Being a Sound Mixer

  • Etc.

Exhibition - Sharing with the World

  • YouTube

  • Film Festivals

  • Theatrical Release

  • Netflix

  • Vimeo

  • Etc.

 

Pre-Production Topics

  • Story Writing

    • Characters

    • Plot

      • Exposition

      • Rising Action

      • Climax

      • Resolution

    • Setting

    • Conflict

    • Theme

  • Character Development

  • Writing a Screenplay

  • Storyboarding

  • Camera Angles

    • Vertigo Effect/Dolly Zoom

    • Closeup

    • Long Shot

    • Zoom in Shot

    • Etc.

  • Budgeting

    • Actors

    • Crew

    • Equipment Rentals

    • Set Construction

    • Etc.

  • Making a "Call Sheet"

  • Scheduling

  • Planning Costumes

Production Topics

  • Slating Scenes

  • Establishing Shots

  • Continuity

  • 3-Point Lighting

  • Use of Colour

  • The Visual Language of Film Making

  • Blocking

  • Makeup

  • Sound Production

  • Pyrotechnics

  • Props

  • Stop Motion Animation

  • Visual Effects (VFX) and Computer Graphics (CG)

  • Costume Design

  • Set Design

  • Improvisation

  • Recording Multiple Angles

  • Drones/GoPros

  • DIY-Dollies (skateboard, rolling chair)

  • 2nd Unit

  • Backing up Recordings/Footage/Sessions

Post Production Topics

  • Film Editing

  • Spotting Sessions

  • Sound Effects Editing

  • Sound Design

  • Music Editing

  • Foley Recording/Editing

  • ADR Recording/Editing

  • Mixing

  • M&E for International Markets

  • File Conversions

  • File Formats