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Exploring Film Genres for Telling Hero Stories: Narrative Shorts

by by Wendy Milette, The MY HERO Project
Overview
Procedure
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Assessment
Standards
Written By
by Wendy Milette, The MY HERO Project

Grade Level
K-4,5-8,9-12+

Subject
Arts - Media,English/Language Arts,
A narrative film tells a story using camera movement, sound, lighting, editing and other filmmaking techniques.

Objectives:

In making a short film, you want to think about your audience. People love stories, especially a story in which they care about the main character. Often what endears people to characters is watching them go through trials and tribulations.

How has your hero overcome obstacles and dealt with challenges in his/her life's journey?
How has your hero achieved his/her goals?
What makes your hero unique?
What feeling do you want to leave the audience with at the end of the film?